by George Bailey   

Yes, just before midnight on March 29,1848, Niagara residents accustomed to the flow of theNiagara River were awakened when the Niagara River ceased to flow. The reason-a strong south-west wind pushed the ice in Lake Erie in motion. Millions of tones of ice became lodged at the mouth of the Niagara… Read More...

by George Bailey   

The Niagara Falls Illumination Board will be switching off lights on the falls on Saturday, March 25th from 8:30 until 9:30 p.m. They are doing this to help raise awareness and support for action on the issue of climate change. Millions of individuals, cities and businesses will also be taking… Read More...

by George Bailey   

If you have an invention or a business proposal to pitch mark Saturday, March 25th on your calendar. That’s the date you’ll be able to make a presentation to the producers of the popular Dragon’s Den CBC show. Auditions will b held at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls. Auditions… Read More...

by George Bailey   

One of the most awaited events in Niagara takes place on Friday, March 24th at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls. Cuvee 2017-a celebration of excellence in Ontario winemaking happens at the centre that evening. Fifty Ontario VQA wineries and 12 culinary partners show, “their best”… Read More...

by George Bailey   

Wow, what a difference a week makes. Last week at this time, we were seeing spring bulbs popping through the ground in the park near the falls. This week it’s a different story. Mother Nature has thrown us a curve and we now have as much as 60 centimetres (two feet) of snow, cold winds, and… Read More...

by George Bailey   

At the foot of Clifton Hill just after you enterQueen Victoria Park you’ll see a large circular pond found inside large blocks of concrete. The pond is surrounded by a walkway and in the warmer month’s colourful flowers. This pond, built in 1856, is called the Zimmerman,” Fountain Pond”. It is the… Read More...

by George Bailey   

There is no shortage of things for you and the whole family to do this March Break. Here’s just a few of them. See the Northern Owl exhibit at the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory. Open daily 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. There is an entry fee plus paid parking. Free outdoor raptor Display with… Read More...

by George Bailey   

I blogged recently about a Day Rainbow now here’s something about a Night Rainbow. There’s an island that separates the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls on the U.S. side of the border called Luna Island. Luna is Latin for moon. Under certain conditions, you could at one time see at night a… Read More...

by George Bailey   

A popular event, the 4th Annual Lundy’s Lane Restaurant Week”, continues until Thursday, March 9th. Sixteen restaurants found along the, “lane” are offering two and three course prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus at incredible prices. Some will also feature live entertainment on the weekends. If… Read More...

by George Bailey   

Despite their splendour, rainbows usually get, “second billing” next to the falls, especially to first time viewers of the falls. On any bright sunny day (they’ve been few and far between so far, this winter) you are guaranteed a rainbow if you stand in the right spot. When your back is to the sun,… Read More...

by George Bailey   

The Niagara Parks Commission, in conjunction with the Royal Ontario Museum, is featuring a travel exhibit looking into the intriguing world of owls. The exhibition is found at the Niagara Parks Commission’s Butterfly Conservatory until April 17th.The conservatory is found at 2565 on the lower… Read More...

by George Bailey   

One of Niagara Falls largest employers, The Niagara Parks Commission is holding a Job Fair this Saturday, Feb 25th between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The fair takes place at Niagara College’s Niagara Falls campus at 5881 Dunn Street. Over 350 positions are available this year in the following areas:… Read More...

by George Bailey   

It was in February of 1912 that Mr. and Mrs. Eldridge Stanton and Burrell Hecock, who was trying to save the Stanton’s, drowned when the ice bridge they were standing on started to break up carrying them to their death in the lower Whirlpool Rapids. Winters were colder then and ice bridges often… Read More...

by George Bailey   

I took a walk near the falls this past Saturday and was pleasantly surprised to see lots of people. The reason…Nice weather with temperatures around 16C and also the fact Ontarians celebrate Family Day this Monday, Feb. 20th. It is also a holiday for U.S, citizens who are celebrating President’s… Read More...

by George Bailey   

Despite their splendour, rainbows usually get, “second billing” next to the falls, especially to first time viewers of the falls. On any bright sunny day (they’ve been few and far between so far, this winter) you are guaranteed a rainbow if you stand in the right spot. When your back is to the sun,… Read More...

by George Bailey   

In the mid 1890’s, Nikola Tesla, a brilliant electrical engineer, developed a system of alternating current (AC) which enabled power from Niagara Falls to be transmitted great distances. The system was put into use on November 15,1896 when electric power was transmitted from Niagara Falls to… Read More...

by George Bailey   

As you enter Niagara Falls from the west along Highway 20 this roadway at Allanport Road (It’s just a half kilometres from theWelland Canal lift bridge) becomes Lundy’s Lane. From here it continues easterly to historic Main Street. Here it changes name again and becomes Ferry Street. When it… Read More...

by George Bailey   

Yes, they do. But fish have more luck in surviving the plunge than humans. They are better built to survive the plunge because they live in water all the time and are much more pliable and lighter than humans. At the bottom of the falls is a cushion of air bubbles that softens their fall. The body… Read More...

by George Bailey   

I took my 4-year-old grandson, Conor recently on a,” Saturday morning adventure” and travelled to the nearby Niagara District Airport to look at the planes and helicopters. While in the terminal, I struck up a conversation with Ian Goodwin who happened to be the president of Niagara Falls Air… Read More...

by George Bailey   

Just to the north of us on the on the mouth of Lake Ontario at the end of the Niagara Parkway is the pretty town of Niagara on the Lake. This past week the town received word that the travel sight Trivago has listed them as one of the top ten best value communities in Canada. I can remember in… Read More...

by George Bailey   

With temperatures in the -7 to -9 Celsius range, the trees and lampposts near the falls are now covered with the freezing mist generated by the falls. Bundle up warm in several layers of clothes and walk the area near Table Rock at the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls and you’ll see striking… Read More...

by George Bailey   

As you enter Niagara Falls from the west along Highway 20 this roadway at Allanport Road (It’s just a half kilometres from the Welland Canal lift bridge) becomes Lundy’s Lane. From here, it continues easterly to historic Main Street. Here it changes name again and becomes Ferry Street. When it… Read More...