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    Invictus Games athletes take in the falls

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    As Romania’s Doru Hamza stepped off the Via Rail train in Niagara Falls Wednesday, it felt like “fate” he was here.

    Before he was an athlete with the Invictus Games, he was a sergeant with his country’s 300th Infantry Battalion. In 2008, while patrolling the Qalet-Kandahar highway in Afghanistan, his vehicle crossed over an improvised explosive device. His injuries required surgery, performed by a Canadian doctor.

    “He treated me very well,” he said. “I’m grateful to him and the entire medical staff from Canada.”

    Hamza is now one of 550 competitors from 17 nations taking part in the third annual Invictus Games…

    Shortly after arrival, athletes boarded WEGO buses for Table Rock. For many, it was their first glimpse of Niagara Falls up close.

    Special events prompt Niagara Falls road closures

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    From Niagara This Week:

    A half-marathon and television taping will result in a number of road closures along the Niagara Parkway and Clifton Hill over the next week.

    Following are closures and lane reductions that are scheduled:…

    Niagara Falls Women’s Half Marathon — Sunday, June 4

    Live with Kelly & Ryan Television Broadcast

    WEGO Service on Monday, June 5

    See also:
    Niagara Falls Review – Niagara Parks road closures

    Connecting Fallsview, Victoria districts

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The city is looking at how the Fallsview and Victoria Centre districts could be better connected in the future.

    “We’re looking at traffic improvements and how we can make turning movements at the intersection of Ferry Street and Fallsview (Boulevard) safer for pedestrians to cross, and also to make the traffic movements easier for routing services like the Wego,” said Geoff Holman, the city’s director of municipal works.

    Holman said at first, the city was just looking at replacing a watermain in the area. But after receiving comments from businesses, municipal staff began to look at the condition of the road, traffic safety, and it “kind of evolved into a larger project.

    “We’ve examined a number of different alternatives to make improvements there, and one of the alternatives that we’re bringing forward will be to look at making it a three-legged intersection, so it’ll be like a T-intersection (involving Fallsview Boulevard, Ferry Street and Buchanan Avenue),” he said.

    Car-free section of Niagara Parkway on Canada Day

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    A portion of the Niagara Parkway will be a car-free zone on Canada Day.

    And it could be something the Niagara Parks Commission considers more often.

    “I wouldn’t say regular because it’s right in the heart of Queen Victoria Park, it’s sort of the centre, so there are reasons why it can’t happen all of the time, but certainly on special occasions it’s worthy of consideration,” said NPC chairwoman Janice Thomson.

    A stretch of the parkway from Clifton Hill to Fraser Hill will be off limits to cars between 7 a.m. and midnight on July 1.

    The parks commission encourages visitors to bring their bicycles, enjoy a horse-and-carriage ride and take advantage of the Wego bus service, which will operate on its regular route schedule.

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