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    Green Seal of Approval for Niagara Casinos

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    From a CNW press release seen on Yahoo! Canada Finance:

    Niagara Casinos was awarded a 4 Green Keys rating from Green Key Global acknowledging their sustainable convention facilities and practices, topping off another year of substantial environmental initiatives at both Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara.

    Green Key Global, a leading environmental certification body, takes a comprehensive look at how facilities perform in key areas, such as: energy, water, waste, training, policies, procurement, auditing, air quality, and more. Facilities are then awarded a rating from one to five Keys, five being the highest attainable. Detailed performance reports showcase accomplishments while also outlining improvements to be considered.

    A Decade Of Diamonds

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    From a PR Newswire press release seen on Yahoo! Canada Finance:

    For the 10th consecutive year, Fallsview Casino’s luxury 374-room hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario has been granted the coveted Four Diamond honour from CAA/AAA.

    CAA/AAA is among the world’s best known and highly respected rating system in the hospitality industry, recognizing establishments for their world-class service, facilities and amenities.

    “Celebrating our 10th Four Diamond award during Fallsview’s 10th anniversary is an incredible milestone for our organization” says Art Frank, President of Niagara Casinos. “We have always been committed to providing each and every guest with a personalized experience and attentive service in a comfortable and high-quality surrounding.”

    Niagara Falls to Host Canadian Leg of Worldwide Game of Chase to Fund Cure for Spinal Chord Injury

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    From a Market Wired press release seen on Yahoo! Canada Finance:

    Niagara Falls, Canada has been chosen as the exclusive Canadian stop of the Wings for Life World Run a remarkable global running race produced by Red Bull in partnership with the Wings for Life Foundation. With 35 simultaneous starts and no finish line, runners participating in this one-of-a-kind format will attempt to stay ahead of pursuing ‘catcher cars’ driven to chase and overpass them. The event debuted last year and raised more than $4.1 million worldwide to benefit spinal cord injury research.

    Niagara Falls Illumination Board Shines Spotlight on Niagara Falls

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    From a PR Newswire press release seen on Yahoo! Canada Finance:

    As part of its ongoing role to support the destination and promote increased visitation to the region, the Niagara Falls Illumination Board has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), to investigate new lighting technology and capabilities to improve the overall illumination of both the Canadian Horseshoe and American Falls.

    That’s kind of cool. I wonder if there will be some fancy new lighting system in place in the future…

    Fallsview Casino celebrates a decade of gaming in Niagara

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    From Yahoo! Canada Finance:

    Fallsview Casino turns 10 on June 10. The 24-hour casino resort, overlooking the mighty Niagara Falls – one of the top vistas in the world – celebrates a decade of great gaming and strong community partnerships in Niagara.

    “This is an incredible milestone for our organization,” said Art Frank, President of Fallsview Casino and Casino Niagara. “Despite the industry’s ebbs and flows, we’ve remained a competitive player in our market, and as we reflect on our achievements and look forward to the next 10 years, we do so with tremendous gratitude to our patrons, employees and partners, who make us one of North America’s premier entertainment and tourist attractions.”

    Lorde’s Parents Vic and Sonja Get Engaged at Niagara Falls After 30 Years Together

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    This is old news, but I still wanted to post about it…

    They weren’t on their honeymoon, but it is close 🙂

    From US Weekly:

    One year after she made a name for herself with the release of her hit song “Royals,” Lorde has finally seen “a diamond in the flesh”—and in a very special way.

    The chart-topping singer took to Twitter on Monday evening, June 16, to share some exciting personal news, which involved a sparkling gemstone.

    “BEST DAY,” Lorde tweeted. “Went to Niagara Falls – my dad proposed to my mum after almost 30 years together.”

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    Author Craig Davidson gets gritty again, this time with novel ‘Cataract City’

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    From Yahoo! Canada News:

    When Toronto-based author Craig Davidson showed up for a recent interview with a mild shiner and stitches above his left eyebrow, it seemed a more fitting than frightening sight.

    After all, the 37-year-old is known for writing about brutal bouts in books, including the short story collection “Rust and Bone,” which was made into a 2012 Golden Globe-nominated film starring Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, and the novel “The Fighter,” for which he took steroids as part of his research and participated in a promotional boxing match.

    With his new novel, “Cataract City,” he cast his imagination to the blood and gore of underground fighting once again as he wrote a compelling and witty coming-of-age tale of two friends who get caught up in the seedy underbelly of Niagara Falls, Ont.

    It’d be interesting to read the book and see how Niagara Falls is presented.

    Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls Wins National Tourism Award for Excellence

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    From CNW Group press release seen on Yahoo! Finance Canada:

    Great Wolf Lodge has been awarded the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC) Award for Excellence in Human Resources and was also a finalist for the Air Canada Business of the Year Award.

    The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) hosted the annual 2012 Canadian Tourism Awards, presented by The Toronto Star and VISA Canada. The awards were presented at a gala dinner ceremony at the Hilton Lac-Leamy in Gatineau, Quebec on Tuesday November 20, 2012.

    The Canadian Tourism Awards are presented annually by TIAC to recognize success, leadership and innovation in Canada’s tourism industry.

    The World’s Only Collection of Original Daredevil Barrels Open to the Public

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    Everyone is trying to get a piece of the Nik Wallenda action…

    From a CNW press release seen on Yahoo! Canada Finance:

    As the excitement for the June 15 Wallenda Stunt Walk over the falls builds, so too does the interest in the daredevils who challenged the Falls before him. Those who want to climb inside history can do so with a visit to the Niagara Daredevil Exhibit inside the Niagara IMAX Theatre. Home to the world’s only collection of the original daredevil barrels, the exhibit chronicles the people who have challenged the falls and the fates that awaited them.

    Hostels in Lisbon, Montreal, Niagara Falls win 9th annual Hoscar awards

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    From Yahoo! Canada News:

    The best hostels in the world are in Lisbon, according to voters for the annual Hoscar awards, who also singled out hostels in Montreal and Niagara Falls, Ont., as being the best in North America.

    Travellers House, located in the centre of Lisbon, was named best overall — praised in recent reviews posted to Hostelworld.com for its cleanliness, “super friendly staff” and welcoming atmosphere.

    Lisbon Lounge Hostel was in second place and the city’s similarly named Living Lounge Hostel was in third.

    Montreal Central, near the bars and cafes of that city’s Latin Quarter, was ranked the best hostel in North America, followed by ACBB Hostel Niagara in Niagara Falls, Ont., in second and USA Hostels San Francisco in third.

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