From the Niagara Falls Review:
The Tourism Industry Association of Canada has shortlisted Niagara Falls Tourism as a finalist in the 2017 Canadian Tourism Awards.
This acknowledgement comes after the success of its summer 2016 #ExploreNiagara social media campaign.
The awards are presented annually by the association and the Toronto Star to recognize success, leadership and innovation in Canada’s tourism industry.
“Niagara Falls Tourism is thrilled to be recognized for a campaign that excelled largely because of its spotlight on our amazing members, who work hard every day to enrich Niagara Falls as a world-class destination,” said Jon Jackson, executive director of Niagara Falls Tourism.
From the Toronto Star:
Unroll your yoga mat on the observation deck at Journey Behind the Falls, and try out the Horseshoe Falls position.
Not my thing, but go for it if you do yoga 🙂
I get Google Alerts for things that pertain to Niagara Falls. Neither of these stories are particularly tourism-related, but were still interesting, so I figured I’d share them…
Niagara Gazette – A daughter’s journey: Minnesota woman’s trek to Niagara Falls turns up gift of family she never knew
Pam Edwards, a native of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, found answers she was seeking about her dead father when a friend used Ancestry.com to help her find uncles and extended family in the Niagara Region.
Toronto Star – What I learned on my long, lovely limp along the Trans Canada Trail
I walked the paved path through Queenston Heights along the edge of the gorge that drops to the frothing Niagara River. On this side was the Canada that Brock and his troops helped preserve; on the other was our leviathan neighbour.
From the Huffington Post:
Even if you don’t care about beluga whales or how animals are treated in captivity, you may still be interested in what’s happening at Marineland. In this age of widespread protest — from the Occupy Movement to the Québec student protests to the Arab Spring — Marineland reminds us that it is not just governments that may seek to silence their critics.
Marineland, a marine mammal park in Niagara Falls, Ontario, was the subject of an investigative series by the Toronto Star last year. The series was based in part on allegations by former employees, of abuse and mistreatment of animals. Marineland has denied and responded to the allegations, and is suing the Star as well as several of the former employees. Marineland has also set its sights on protesters and activists who demonstrate outside the park — launching lawsuits against at least two protestors — and has gone to Ontario courts for injunctions to order that protestors refrain from certain activities.
From the Toronto Star (includes a video):
On the one-year anniversary of the Star’s Marineland investigation, reporter Linda Diebel discusses the story so far — from the whistleblowers, to the government response, to the lawsuits.