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    Sweet casino deal for Toronto has other cities fuming

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    From the Globe and Mail:

    The special funding deal Ontario’s lottery corporation has promised Toronto if councillors approve a downtown casino has sparked anger among mayors of border cities and the nation’s capital.

    The mayors of Ottawa, Niagara Falls and Windsor are all calling on the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. to offer their cities the same deal as Toronto.

    Cap nearing completion

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    When planners for a competition of 2,000 cheerleaders asked Niagara Convention Civic Centre president Kerry Painter if her staff could have 20,000 orders of french fries at the ready, there’s only one answer she could give.

    “Absolutely. I sure can,” Painter said, laughing about some of the unforeseen requirements the convention centre is going to have to meet when it opens its doors a little more than a year from now.

    “I guess you burn a lot of energy cheerleading,” said Painter, originally from Windsor, but who was managing a convention centre in Slidell, La., when she was hired two years ago to head up the Niagara Falls centre.

    The cheerleading convention is booked for May 2011, making it one of the first events to be held at the $105-million facility. Convention centre sales staff have filled April and most of May with events.

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