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March 11, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Dragons’ Den Auditions this Friday

If you’ve got an service or product to pitch head to the Niagara Falls Scotiabank Convention Centre this Friday, March 19th between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Dragons’ Den, a popular national television show is seeking people to appear on this…
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March 9, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Oakes Garden Theatre to Get a New Look

The Niagara Parks Commission has announced the outdoor Oakes Garden Theatre at the foot of Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls is to undergo a major renovation. The theatre which was built in 1935 will include restoration of the distinctive…
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March 7, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Snow Shovelling 1920’s

Workers clear a path with hand shovels near the edge of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls at Table Rock. Note the, “modern” snow plough on the road. The “monsters” on the left are lampposts covered with mist from the falls. These same posts are…
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March 3, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

28th Cuvee celebrations Begin Friday

28th Cuvee celebrations Begin Friday, March 4th at Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls The big highlight of this annual event that celebrates everything great about Ontario VQA wineries takes place on Friday evening, March…
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March 1, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Harnessing the Power of the Niagara River

The Lundy’s Lane Historical Society is presenting this coming Thursday, March 3rd at 7.p.m. a presentation by Melanie Battell on “Harnessing the Power of Niagara”. I f you’re interested in how hydro power is produced at Niagara you should…
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February 29, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Millions to be invested in Falls Illumination

It has been more than 20 years since significant funds have been used to upgrade the lighting system that lights up Niagara Falls each evening year round. It was recently announced that the city of Niagara Falls, Ontario will contribute…
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February 26, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Heritage Awards This Saturday, Feb. 27th

The Niagara Falls Heritage Committee will recognize on Feb. 27th properties in Niagara Falls that have done an outstanding job of preserving a portion of the history of our city. This free annual event takes place at the Niagara Falls…
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February 24, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Queenston Heights Park is a Great Place for a Walk

My wife Ellen and I like to walk. This past weekend we parked our car free at Queenston Heights Park, about a 15 minute ride north from Niagara Falls, and walked the paved trails around this park. There were lots to see. First and…
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February 23, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

An Icebridge had formed at Niagara Falls

An Icebridge is when ice forms below Niagara Falls from the Canadian to the American side of the river. It occurs when we have very cold weather (which creates ice in the upper river) followed by a warm spell. This warm weather breaks up…
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February 22, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Victoria Avenue to get a New Facelift

It was announced recently Victoria Avenue Business Improvement Association (B.I.A.) that Victoria Avenue from the intersection of Clifton Hill to Highway 420 will undergo a $3.5 million dollar upgrade starting this spring. The city of…
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February 18, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Niagara Parks Job Fair This Weekend

The NPC is holding its second annual Job Fair this coming Saturday, February 20th at the Niagara Falls campus of Niagara College. The campus is located at 5881 Dunn Street. The fair runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Applicants are encouraged…
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February 17, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Table Rock in the Winter of 1860

This is a photograph of the original Table Rock found about 61 metres (200 feet) from its current location. If you walk the pathway towards the Illumination Tower you’ll see a plaque that I wrote many years ago describing this point. This…
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February 16, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Another Sign of Warmer Weather to Come

The Niagara Parks Commission is seeking bands to perform at next summer’s Coca Cola Concert series. The series take place every weekend from Victoria Day (Monday, May 23) long weekend to Labour Day (Monday, Sept 5). Shows are presented…
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February 12, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Family Day at the Niagara Falls History Museum

The whole family is invited to an interactive free Reptile Show at the museum at 5810 Ferry Street in Niagara Falls that takes place Monday, Feb. 15thThe Reptile Shows take place at 11 a.m. 1 p.m., 2 p.m. &3 p.m. In addition to…
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February 11, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Valentine’s Day in Niagara Falls

If you’re wondering what to do with your sweetie this Valentine’s Day look no further. Niagara Falls offers plenty of things to keep the spark going. Just check out When you visit Niagara Falls at any time of…
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February 10, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Time to Think Seasonal Employment

The Niagara Parks Commission one of the region’s largest employers of seasonal employees will be holding a Job fair on Saturday, February 20th at the Niagara Falls campus of Niagara College. That address for the campus is 5811 Dunn Street.…
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February 9, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

The Canadian Horseshoe Falls

For many years, I’ve conducted my own personal campaign to add the word Canadian when talking about the Horseshoe Falls. The fall is found entirely in Canada as set out in the Treaty of Ghent in 1814.The international boundary is set above…
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February 3, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

American Falls Could Be Shut Off

I read in today’s local newspaper that the New York State Power Authority is considering diverting the water that goes over the American Falls to the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. This could occur in the next two or three years to repair two…
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February 2, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Michael Bolton is in Niagara Falls

Michael Bolton will be on the stand of the Avalon Theatre of the Fallsview Casino on Saturday, Feb. 13th and Valentine’s Day, Sunday, Feb,14th.This multiple Grammy Award winning singer will perform songs like, “When a Man Loves a Woman”…
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February 1, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

February is Black History Month

Niagara Falls has a rich history as one of Canada’s first Black Communities .It was along the Niagara border from Fort Erie to Niagara on the lake that many blacks escaped slavery by crossing the Niagara River from the United States. One…
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January 29, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

The Weather Network is Heading to Niagara Falls

Meteorologists from The Weather Channel plan to be in Niagara Falls on Friday, Jan. 29th and Saturday, January 30th to film Niagara Falls in winter. Beauty shots will be captured on Friday and inserted in the live show which will appear on…
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January 28, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Ice Wine Festival This Weekend in Niagara

The popular Niagara Icewine Festival takes place at the Scotiabank Convention Centre this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in Niagara Falls. The three day event features live entertainment like Desire, Jonesy, The Maddhatters, and The…
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January 26, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Look Who’s Visited Niagara Falls in the Past

The Niagara Falls History Museum at 5810 Ferry Street have been busy lately scanning pages and transcribing the names, dates and places from 59 ledgers from the former Niagara Falls Museum. This museum closed in 1999 and the contents sold…
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January 22, 2016 byGeorge Bailey

Go Tunneling in Niagara Falls This Winter

Some folks still think Niagara Falls attractions close up for the winter. That’s so far from the truth. Just about all Niagara Falls attractions are open now. If you’re looking for a different winter excursion visit the Journey behind the…
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