There were many great responses to the “Stupid Questions Asked by Tourist” contest and we had a hard time picking just one. We have picked 3 of the best ones and have left it to a vote. Your vote can only be counted once. We will review the results in 24 hours from now and at that time the winner will be contacted. Good luck to those in the final 3.
From the book The Second Greatest Disappointment by Karen Dubinsky
The growth of tourist services–or the “tourist plant”–at Niagara was staggering. On the Canadian side the number of restaurants, for example, increased from 40 in 1945 to 79 in 1955 to 115 in 1965. Motels appeared almost out of thin air; there were none in 1945, 79 ten years later, and 115 in 1965. By the early 1960s Ontario’s Niagara region, with one-eighth of the province’s population, contained 20 per cent, pr one-fifth, of the province’s motels. The local Chamber of Commerce estimated in 1958 that 80 per cent of the overnight accommodation in town had not existed ten years previously. Across the river in Niagara Falls, New York, the story was the same: the town boasted the United States’ highest concentration of motels outside Miami Beach. more…
This video was recorded near the international train bridge along the Niagara River. Ice Flows in because of the removal of the ice booms which held back most of the ice from Lake Erie over the Winter.
The Nova House Book Riot is putting out another chapter for charity.
The 31st annual will be held at the Optimist Club in Niagara Falls, selling thousands of books, magazines and music from May 8 to May 11. Hours May 8 and 9 are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and May 10 and 11 are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
About 5,000 shoppers are expected to attend, sorting through all genres.
All proceeds will support Nova House, a Niagara Falls shelter for abused women and children run by Women’s Place of South Niagara. more…