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    World record set in Niagara Falls

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Fast Eddy McDonald is no one trick pony.

    The 49-year-old Hamilton man was in Niagara Falls Thursday in an attempt to break Guinness World Record for the most hop the fence yo-yo tricks in one minute.

    On his second attempt, McDonald completed 145 tricks, breaking the existing record of 144 repetitions set in July 2008 in the United Kingdom.

    “My arm feels like Jello now,” he told the crowd gathered at the entrance to the Guinness World Records Museum on Clifton Hill.

    New faces at Niagara Falls Tourism

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Two new faces at Niagara Falls Tourism have been charged with helping the organization implement a plan which will focus on drawing visitors from the world’s emerging markets.
    Jennifer McGregor and Anastasia Belashov have been brought on board with NFT to help sales initiatives in such places as China, India, Brazil, Mexico, United Kingdom, France and Germany, as well as the continuation of their efforts in Japan and Korea.

    Stranded travellers enjoy the Falls

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    As volcanic ash continues to ground aircraft across much of western Europe, travellers stranded in Canada are finding ways to pass the time.

    For Nick Haynes, he decided a visit to Niagara Falls was in order.

    Haynes, international director at BRE (Building Research Establishment) Group, and Rufus Logan, director of BRE Scotland, were in Toronto last week to attend meetings.

    They were scheduled to return to the United Kingdom Thursday, the same day a volcano erupted in Iceland, sending a massive ash cloud into the skies above Europe.

    Flights to and from European locations were grounded as debris in the ash cloud could cause jet engines to stall.

    “We can’t get home, so we’re doing a bit of sightseeing and (planning) to meet with some people,” Haynes said Sunday before heading out to the Maid of the Mist.

    Fewer Americans coming to Canada

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Fewer Americans came to visit Canada in October than in September, while the number of Canadians travelling to the United States was up slightly the same month, according to new data from Statistics Canada.

    Travel by U. S. residents to Canada fell 2.6% to 1.6 million in October, compared to the previous month. This was the first decline in four months, the agency reported this week.

    Travel to the United States by Canadian residents edged up 0.1% to 3.3 million.

    By contrast, travel to Canada from destinations other than the United States increased by 3.2% to 332,000 in October.

    Travel to Canada by United Kingdom residents -Canada’s largest overseas market – increased by 15.3% to 62,000 trips. Trips to Canada from Germany and Australia also posted double-digit gains.

    Two-way cross-border car traffic at Niagara Falls bridges has been steady, said Brent Gallaugher, of the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission.

    “Auto traffic is holding its own or is creeping up. We’re not in bad shape there,” said Gallaugher. “Trucking is down.”

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