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Contest Poll

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.

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Deer Stuck in Fence

The homeowner breaks apart his fence to save the deer.

Greg Frewin’s Impressive Twister Trick

The Town That Was Also a Theme Park

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.
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Jeannette Tossounian Interview

Super Model Flabio interviews Jeannette Tossounian about the opening of her gallery in Niagara Falls on May 3rd.

Weird Mac’s Commerical

Mac’s is a 7/11 type chain in Ontario, Canada. The Mac’s commercials are known to be rather odd and this one entitled “Hate Crime” definitely proves it.

Tour of the Welland Warhammer Club

Maybe your asking yourself, what the hell is Warhammer? Check out miniwargaming.com to learn more on the hobby.

Springlicious Food & Wine Expo

This event will feature local wineries, micro brewers culinary instructions and Niagara Region restaurants showcasing there finest products in friendly competitions.

Barn Explodes

Here is some video footage of a really bad barn fire that happened in the 80’s somewhere in Ontario. Watch all the way to the end to see the barn explode.

Drunk Guy at Downtown Terminal

A Brock student decides to find out what strangers will do when being taped. He ends up at the St. Catharines Downtown Bus Terminal and finds a drunk guy to tape.

Time is Running Out

The “Stupid Questions that Tourists Ask” contest is coming to an end soon. Get your entries in today.

Open Air Preaching on Clifton Hill Part 2


Also see: Part 1

The Niagara River After Ice Boom Removal

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.

Open Air Preaching on Clifton Hill Part 1


Also see: Part 2

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Tivoli Miniature World

Here is some home video from 1983 of Tivoli Miniature World, which was attached to Prudhommes Landing.

Granny Airbag

Thousands of Books

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.
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Woman Walks Off Roof in Welland

A 26-year-old woman from Niagara Falls fell off a second storey roof in downtown Welland early Wednesday morning, suffering serious head injuries.

The fall occurred sometime after 3 a.m. on Wednesday at 8 King St., said the Niagara Regional Police, who are investigating how the woman fell.

People from the residence dropped the victim off at the Welland hospital, said a police press release. She has since been transferred to Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto.

Police told The Tribune they believe at the time of the incident people were partying on the roof. The roof is accessible to tenants in the apartment building.

Police also believe drugs were involved but do not suspect foul play.

Read the whole article at Welland Tribune