From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo:
Niagara Falls announced events and activities for this summer.
Destination NiagaraUSA, Old Falls Street, USA, Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Niagara Falls State Park held a joint press conference Thursday to announce the plans.
“I am so pleased that all of our downtown partners have come together to share all of the exciting events and activities that will be taking place this summer,” said John Percy, President & CEO of Destination Niagara USA in a statement. “As we look forward to another extremely successful tourist season, we are thrilled that our visitors and residents will have access to such a diverse and entertaining list of things to do.”
From the Norwalk Reflector:
A Norwalk native and her husband received an unpleasant surprise when they visited Niagara Falls.
Jill (Morr) Spildener, along with her husband, Jamie, visited the Falls area on Friday. The Berea couple parked on the American side, walked across Rainbow Bridge to Canada, and then made their way down toward Horseshoe Falls on foot.
Upon arrival, tourists were abuzz about something that just happened and police were at the scene.
“Approximately five minutes before we arrived at the Horseshoe Falls, a middle-aged man was seen floating face up in the river and went over the falls,” Spildener said. “He was conscious and coherent because he was looking at onlookers as he went by and said something just before he disappeared from view. No one was able to make out what he said.
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For some reason, the International Business Times thinks that Niagara Falls is one of the worst places to visit:
Niagara Falls (Canada – U.S.A border)
There was a time when the Niagara Falls was considered to be among the most romantic destinations in the world. However, along with the rapid growth in the tourism infrastructure of the region, the Niagara Falls suffered explicit commercialisation. The Canadian part of the spot is often criticised for several reasons. Waiting in customs queues and lack of parking facilities can be hassling for many tourists