by George Bailey

Completion of a $7M upgrade on Niagara Falls' original casino, Casino Niagara, is nearing completion. The upgrade will transform the second level into a destination for sports fans, gamers, and entertainment seekers. This includes $3.5…

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by George Bailey

It was on October 13th,1812 (almost 205 years ago to this date), that the first major battle of the War of 1812 took place at Queenston Heights. The battle was fought by British Regulars and Mohawk warriors commanded by Major General Isaac…

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by George Bailey

Here are a few photographs of the now abandoned Toronto Power Generating Station located beside the Niagara River. It is just opposite the Floral Showhouse (7145 Niagara Parkway) 400 metres (a quarter of a mile) south of the Canadian…

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by George Bailey

It’s actually a miniature village and it can be found at the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse located at 7145 Niagara Parkway a quarter of a mile south of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. The village was originally located in Whitby at Cullen…

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by George Bailey

When people ask about, “The Falls of Niagara” some are surprised to learn there are really 3 falls at Niagara. They are, the American Falls, The Bridal Veil Falls and the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. As you look at these falls from Queen…

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by George Bailey

On Wednesday afternoon, September 20th, look to the skies over Niagara around 4 p.m. and chances are you’ll see Canada’s aerobatic jets, the Snowbirds, flying over nearby Niagara on the Lake. If it’s anything like the past they’ll be…

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by George Bailey

Things have changed dramatically since I first managed the Sheraton Fox head Hotel (now called The Sheraton on the Falls) in the late seventies. Come Labour Day we would start shutting down the hotel for the winter. Boy, have things…

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by George Bailey

This is a ship canal that connects Lakes Erie and Ontario which lies between the Niagara River. It forms a key section of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Traversing the Niagara Peninsula some 43 kilometres (27 miles) from Port Weller to Port…

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by George Bailey

Okay, the Niagara Parks Police force is one of the oldest in Ontario established May 27th, 1887. It’s even older than the Ontario Provincial Police force which was established on October 13,1909.One of the OPP’s first district offices was…

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by George Bailey

Today I walked about 5 kilometres (3 miles) of the 890 kilometre (550 mile) long Bruce Trail. Hey, it’s a beginning. Some folks might not know this trail begins (or ends) at the western end of Queenston Heights Park 7.5 kilometres (4.6…

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by George Bailey

You might be surprised to learn the world’s first Railway Suspension Bridge was built in Niagara Falls by John Roebling over the Niagara River. It began in 1852 and completed in 1855.The new bridge accommodated in addition to trains,…

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by George Bailey

This morning I shared a tea biscuit with a Blue jay! Let me explain. For many years now I start my mornings about 6:00 a.m. with a coffee, a tea biscuit and a local newspaper under my arm and head out to find one of the many picnic tables…

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