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    New Niagara Falls tour boat company sets sail

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    From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

    For the first time in 129 years the Maid of the Mist has competition on the water under Niagara Falls.

    Hornblower Niagara Cruises set sail Wednesday with a preview tour for the media. Public cruises begin May 15. The new tours will include sunrise cruises, cocktails at sunset and even late night fireworks tours.

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    More upgrades planned for Niagara Falls State Park

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    From the Buffalo News:

    Niagara Falls State Park will see an additional $15 million in renovations through the end of 2017, on top of the previously announced $25 million in work, state parks officials said Wednesday.

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    • WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo – Officials preview plans for Falls park

    Crane being lowered into Niagara Gorge

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    From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

    Crews in Niagara Falls are hard at work getting the Maid of the Mist ready for the winter.

    The tour boat company must remove its vessels from the lower Niagara River before the water freezes over. But before that can happen, a giant crane from Germany has to be assembled and then lowered 200 feet into the gorge.

    Extreme kayaker abandons Falls stunt

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    From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

    An extreme kayaker who was planning to go over Niagara Falls is backing down.

    News 4 reported earlier this month that a kayaker was planning the stunt, but it was unclear who. On Friday, the Niagara Falls Review reported that Rafael Ortiz is abandoning his dream of going over the Falls because it is too risky.

    Disney reportedly considered Falls park

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    From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

    Walt Disney considered putting his second theme park in Niagara Falls.

    The Niagara News reports that when Walt Disney was exploring locations for a second “Disneyland” after the success of his park in California, he considered Niagara Falls, Ontario.

    Seneca Niagara to unveil redesign

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    From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

    Big changes are coming to the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel Tuesday. The Seneca Gaming Corporation is set to unveil a $26 million redesign and upgrade for the Niagara Falls facility.

    Lawmakers want to bring Bills to Falls

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    From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

    The Honeymoon Capital is trying to seduce the Buffalo Bills.

    The Niagara County Legislature is asking the team to consider downtown Niagara Falls for the site of a new stadium. County lawmakers say a stadium in Niagara Falls would make it easier for Canadian fans to attend Bills home games.

    Niagara Falls drops below 50,000 for first time since World War I

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    From WKBW Channel 7 in Buffalo:

    Niagara Falls has passed a population milestone, though in the wrong way.

    The U.S. Census Bureau is reporting that the population of Niagara Falls has fallen below 50,000. The city had an estimated 49,722 residents as of last July, according to new figures released this morning.

    Niagara Falls peaked at a population of 102,394 in 1960. Today’s report marks the first time that the city has been below 50,000 since World War I.

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    • WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo Population drain continues for WNY

    Niagara Falls Park unveils improvements

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    From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

    After a year of construction and millions of dollars spent on rehabilitating Niagara Falls State Park, golden scissors were used to cut a green ribbon, welcoming visitors back to Luna Island.

    Commissioner of State Parks Rose Harvey said, “It’s experienced wear and tear and it needs to be refurbished…revitalized…and that’s what we’re doing.”

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    A year after walk, Falls officials balance expectations, realities of Wallenda’s walk

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    …Saturday was the one year anniversary of Wallenda’s historic walk over this city’s giant waterfalls, and an informal Gazette survey showed that while the impact of the media storm of publicity last year is still unclear, the good news is that the city is now able to take advantage of additional publicity expected to follow Wallenda’s canyon walk…

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