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    Marineland fight comes to City Hall

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    From Niagara This Week:

    It was far from quiet at City Hall on Tuesday as demonstrators protested outside council chambers for the second consecutive council meeting.

    As city councillors dealt with motions, zoning changes and other regular council business inside, demonstrators from Marineland Animal Defense — a self-described campaign of concerned citizens determined to end animal captivity at Marineland — banged pots and pans, chanted (some through megaphones), and played a siren outside, standing just below the second-floor council chambers windows downstairs. Group spokesperson Dylan Powell said they were protesting at city hall for four reasons: council’s refusal to enforce bylaws against Marineland, the lease of a piece of public land to Marineland owner John Holer, attempts by the city to stop the group’s summer protests outside the park and what they perceive as the mishandling of the Green Oaks trailer park issue.

    Clock ticking on trailer park

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    …In February of last year, nearly 50 individuals and families received a letter from Marineland and Game Farm, the owner of the property, advising them the trailer park was being closed and the landlord was converting it to other purposes.

    That news came as a shock to many tenants because it would be impossible to move some of the trailers. Some had additions put on over the years, while others were too old to move.

    Marineland offered tenants $3,000 compensation if they removed their trailers from the property. Tenants argued that wasn’t very much considering it costs $10,000 or more to move a trailer to another site…

    Niagara Falls won’t fight Marineland trailer park evictions

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    From the Welland Tribune:

    Green Oaks trailer park residents have lost their bid to have city hall get between them and Marineland owner John Holer, who is evicting 47 families from the Stanley Ave. property.

    But some say the attention they raised might help Niagara Falls renters in the future.

    “They don’t want to protect Green Oaks trailer park. But they want to look into acting on it on all residential properties, which may end up helping us,” said Brian Topolinsky, one of the trailer park residents, after a city committee meeting Monday.

    Councillors won’t invoke a seldom-used section of the Municipal Act to stop the trailer park from kicking out its tenants.

    Instead, they opted to investigate how to use Section 99.1 of the Municipal Act in the future.

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