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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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    Alarm clears Niagara Falls tour boat building

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    From Yahoo! News:

    Niagara Parks Police say a fire alarm forced staff and visitors out of the Maid of the Mist plaza in Canada for a more than an hour.

    The fire call at the site of the famous Niagara Falls tour boats came in about 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities trace the alarm to dust in the building’s duct work.

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    Articles regarding Nik Wallenda’s wire-walk

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    I’ve been on vacation for the last week and a bit. We didn’t really do anything other than do some work around the house. I saw all the articles about Nik Wallenda, and meant to post some of them, but never got around to it. In case you’ve missed some of them, here is a selection of articles I found talking about the approval that the Niagara Parks Commission gave to Nik Wallenda to walk on a wire over Niagara Falls.

    I know there have been articles popping up everywhere, but most of them have been reprints of Associated Press or Canadian Press articles.

    In case you were wondering, and missed my earlier comments, I was totally in favour of this, and am glad he was given a chance.

    Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Niagara Falls Hotel Develops New Services which Help Expand Visitor’s Perception of Niagara

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    From a PR Web press release seen on Yahoo! News:

    Niagara Falls Hotel owners have invested in online social media promotional programs which involve engagement of clientele through cutting edge new online applications, blogs and social sites such as Facebook. One hotel in particular, the Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Niagara Falls Hotel has added new services and staff to help reach their guests through these online channels, and has commissioned a blog called ‘Postcards from Niagara’ which aims to be the authority on Niagara, by Niagara’s residents.

    The hotel charged two interns, Amber and Hayley, with the exciting task of visiting some of the less famous attractions in Niagara and review them online, providing an insider resource for guests of the hotel and Niagara. Reviews range from the best bowl of soup in town to the ins and outs of historical sights such as Fort George.

    Believe it or not, Hudak skips potentially embarrassing Niagara Falls attraction

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    From the Canadian Press (via Yahoo! News):

    Campaign officials work hard to keep their leader in the best possible light and out of potentially embarrassing situations.

    So it seemed too good to be true Saturday when Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak’s schedule indicated he would visit the Ripley’s Believe It or Not attraction in Niagara Falls, Ont.,

    Journalists were salivating at all the jokes that could be made, to say nothing of what the Liberals and the NDP hoped would come out of the photo-op.

    Perhaps someone at Tory headquarters realized the fun critics could have with a photo of Hudak underneath the words “believe it or not,” because the event was cancelled at the last minute.

    A Timeline of Tragedy at Niagara Falls

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    From Yahoo! News:

    Niagara Falls is a quintessentially North American phenomenon. Situated at the border between America and Canada, the roaring force of nature has captured the imagination of those who visit for centuries. Actually a collection of three falls, they are dramatic but can bring the reckless side out of tourists and daredevils.

    The latest victim went over Sunday, when a 19-year-old student visiting from Toronto lost her footing while climbing on a safety railing, plunged to the water below, then was swept over the falls. Following is a timeline of some of the other tragic events linked to the famous tourist destination.

    Niagara Falls State Park getting upgrades after critical NY Times article

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    From an Associated Press article seen on Yahoo! News Canada:

    Niagara Falls State Park, the oldest state park in the U.S., is getting some special attention after its condition was criticized in a recent New York Times article.

    State parks officials say they’re launching a three-part plan to improve the 126-year-old park along the brink of Niagara Falls.

    From Frightening to Fun, Niagara Events Have It All This Halloween

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    From a PRWeb press release seen on Yahoo! News:

    Halloween is not for the faint of heart in Niagara Falls with ghoulish Niagara events all around the popular districts of Clifton Hill, Fallsview Boulevard and Lundy’s Lane.

    Clifton Hill is the destination for family fun on Halloween with attractions such as the House of Frankenstein, Mystery Maze and the Crystal Caves. The district is also the home of Nightmares Fear Factory, the longest running haunted house in North America, built on the site of the once industrious Cataract Coffin Factory where eccentric proprietor Abraham Mortimer was killed and is said to still walk the halls seeking revenge. For over 30 years, the attraction has been scaring, thrilling and challenging guests to survive, with over 100,000 chickening out and heading for the exits.

    Niagara Falls, Ontario Hosts Canada’s Largest Skateboarding Competition

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    From a PR Web press release seen on Yahoo! News:

    No stranger to showcasing the talents of daredevils, Niagara Falls welcomes a new generation of thrill-seekers for the West 49 Take the Cake skateboarding competition, presented by Schick Xtreme3.

    The open-air competition takes place at the foot of Clifton Hill (www.cliftonhill.com) in the Oakes Garden Theatre. It has attracted 14 of the world’s best skaters and will award $100,000 in prize money — the largest cash purse in Canadian skateboarding history. The fun kicks off on Friday, October 1st with the Axe Twist Amateur Open Qualifiers, with the final taking place on Saturday, October 2nd. Afterwards, the pros take center stage in the grand finale West 49 Take the Cake contest.

    Niagara Falls Campground Opens New Splash Pad

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    From a PR Web press release seen on Yahoo! News:

    Bring your kids this summer to Campark Resorts in Niagara Falls. The park features daily supervised kids activities, theme weekends and not to mention a new Splash Pad.

    Campark Resorts camping has become the top family campground adding new facilities each year for the kids like their new Splash Pad. It is located in the heart of the camp. It opens in May 2010 and will run until mid September. Adding hours of fun for the kids as the parents can relax by the heated pool overlooking the splash park.

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