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I Am Sick of Winter

The groundhog was wrong and I have had enough with winter. Who is with me on hanging this snowman?
Sick of Winter

2 Nights in the Tailrace Tunnel of Niagara

“Behind the raging horseshoe falls of Niagara there lurks a dormant monster, a century old tunnel painstakingly laid brick by brick. There is no recorded tally of its human cost but in 1906 it would be the biggest tunnel of its type in the world. Like the secret hideout of a super villain, it defies belief and comprehension, a secret stronghold behind the crashing waterfall. A rappel through the treacherous bowels of a decrepit powerstation is the single entrance. With great confidence the three foreigners converged upon Niagara Falls wherein they sought adventure and challenge of the highest caliber. Their hearts brimmed with equal measures of excitement and anxiousness in attempting what less than a fistful before them had achieved. Thus it was scribed: the unabridged tale of how Jondoe, Stoop and Dsankt laid their bold plans to conquer the mighty confluence, infamous tailrace tunnel of Niagara.”

Read the whole story of how 3 British Men spent 2 nights in the Tailrace Tunnel in Niagara Falls at SLEEPCITY.NET
Niagara Falls Tunnel
Tailrace Tunnel of Niagara
Hidden Tunnel in Niagara Falls

Metal Detecting In Crystal Beach

Stupid Tourist Questions Contest

If you have ever worked in tourism anywhere near Niagara Falls Ontario, you have heard your fair share of stupid questions. The most common ones are “What time does the falls shut off?”, “Are we in Canada yet?” & “How far into Canada do I have to go before we have to drive on the other side of the road?” There are hundreds of stories out there, involving tourists, and I would like to compile a list of them.

1. Submit your story/question below.
2. Use your real email address.
3. Must be or have been a resident of the Niagara Region of Ontario or New York State.
4. If you win, we will contact you by email to get your full name and address.
5. Contest closes on April 29, 2008 at 11:59 pm.
6. The best story wins a $50 gift card to your favourite chain store or restaurant in Niagara.

Good Luck

UPDATE: The voting has begun.

UPDATE: STUPID TOURIST CONTEST 2 IS NOW LIVE

Talented Walrus

Submitted Joke for March 2008

A Texan was standing admiring the beauty of Niagara Falls when a New Yorker standing next to him said sarcastically: “I bet you don’t have anything like this in Texas.”
“No,” said the Texan, “but we’ve got plumbers who could fix it!”

This joke has been rated 3 out of 5 on the funny scale

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Sore Balls In Welland

This kid in Welland gets owned when his friend kicks him in the balls.

Flying Into Spring Arts & Craft Show

The 3rd Annual Flying Into Spring Arts & Craft Show will be held at the Fonthill Legion Branch 141 located on Hwy 20 in Fonthill on April 26th 2008. The day includes baked goods with refreshments, crafts from a variety of vendors, Air Cadet demonstrations and an Air Cadet recruiting table. Sponsored by the Welland Air Cadets Parents Sponsoring Committee. Exhibitors still wanted. Runs from 10am-4pm. Call Debbie at 289-820-9028 for more information.

Events by The Niagara Directory

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4 Girls Fighting At Centennial High School in Welland

Students Miss Flight Due To Weather

Twenty Denis Morris High School students missed their March Break Trip to Guatemala for Wells of Hope, over the weekend. The plane left without them in a snow storm from Buffalo to Atlanta. Here is some video they recorded while waiting in the airport.

The Book Depot Internal Theft

Between June and December of 2007, The Book Depot noticed a significant decline in cash sales occurring at the store on Welland Avenue in St. Catharines. After an internal audit was completed, it was revealed that $70,000.00 in cash sales were suspiciously unaccounted for.

As a result to a police investigation, 43 year old Kerry-Anne Leclerc and Lynn Matthews, 39, are jointly charged with one count of Theft Over $5000.00, Contrary to S. 334(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada.

Hand Binoculars

Watch this kid scope out his parents using his trusty hand binoculars. This was taped at a children’s Christmas musical at a school in St. Catharines.

First McDonalds TV Commercial

In this classic TV commercial, Ronald McDonald is wearing a cup for a nose.

Port Colborne Youth Hit By Car

On Friday, Port Colborne Fire Dept, Niagara EMS, and Niagara Regional Police responded to the intersection of Elm and Kent Street’s, after a 10 year old boy was struck by a north bound vehicle while crossing Elm Street.

The youth was hurrying to get home when he stepped into the path of the north bound vehicle driven by a 19 year old Port Colborne resident. The driver of the vehicle attempted to stop but icy road conditions caused his vehicle to slide and strike the pedestrian.

The child fell in front of the vehicle, at which point, the same weather conditions which were a factor in causing the accident, appear to have played a part in saving the child’s life.
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Little Jouneys to Niagara

This 1931 film visually describes how the Niagara Falls area looked 77 years ago.

Seaway Mall Bin Jump

This video takes place in the Seaway Mall in Welland. A guy jumps over a charity bin before being followed out by security. The jump doesn’t look that impressive on tape but he says that he barely escaped with his life.

Double Robbery In Welland

Yesterday, at 7:40pm, a male entered the Denistoun Variety Store in Welland and demanded cigarettes and cash. He was scared off by a customer entering the store.

Ten minutes later, the same male entered Petch Mini Variety on Hellems Street and demanded cash from the cashier, then fled the store with an undisclosed amount.

Welland uniform patrol officers identified the male and located him at the intersection of King and Division Streets. Charged with two counts of Robbery is Nicholas Iudiciani of no fixed abode.

Youths Charged In Beamsville

This morning, around 12:40 a.m., police were called to Senator Gibson Elementary School in Beamsville regarding the sound of smashing glass. As officers arrived, three youths fled the scene through the nearby fields and after a brief foot-chase the youths were captured. Six plate glass windows were found to be smashed out at the school. The youths, who cannot be identified under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, were all charged with Mischief Under $5,000. They were released into the custody of their parents.

Niagara’s Mansions

A video of Mansions along the Niagara Parkway and Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Allanburg Bridge Closure

The Allanburg Bridge on Regional Road 20 will be closed this Friday for the installation of machinery. According to the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, no vehicles will be permitted to cross the bridge between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Also see: Allanburg Bridge Disaster