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Rossi Glass Tour

Watch as the staff at Rossi Glass in Niagara Falls make a glass horse in under 3 minutes.

How to Entertain Yourself in Welland

This Welland youth shoots himself in the chest with an airsoft pistol for entertainment purposes.

The Screaming Tunnel

The Shadows Project investigate the Screaming Tunnel.

Ringo Starr Kicks Off Tour in Niagara Falls

From the Buffalo News:

“One of the two surviving members of the world’s most famous rock band today offered a medley of some of the songs his All-Starr Band will perform Thursday when it begins its 2008 concert tour at the Fallsview Casino Resort.

Ringo Starr began with a reflective piece from his newest album, “Liverpool 8,” and how destiny pulled him from his hometown roots. He then jumped into a snippet from one of his most recognizable Beatles songs, “With a Little Help From My Friends.”

Ringo and the other six members of the touring band, all rock ‘n’ roll luminaries in their own right, have rehearsed since June 7 in the Avalon Ballroom at the Fallsview Casino. They have a two-night run there for their tour kickoff.”

Horrible Bus Driver

This bus driver fails to pay attention to the road, shown from 2 different views.

June Hail Storm in Welland

Huge storm brings hail to the Lochness Links Golf Course in Welland.

1969 Film of the American Falls Shut Off

In June 1969, the United States Army Corps of Engineers shut off the American and Bridal Veil Falls as an attempt to make the American side as attractive as the Canadian. The plan was to remove the talus from the base of the falls so the water could fall a greater distance.

During the project, water was sprinkled on the bed of the American Rapids to keep the hot sunlight from expanding the numerous cracks in the rock. Many people were upset to see the falls in such an unnatural state.

By November, the decision had been made to keep the talus, as it would be too costly to remove it, and would give the falls an artificial look. Here is an 8mm home movie filmed while the American Falls was shut off.


Also see: A Day the Falls Stopped in 1848

Former NHL Player is Robbed in St.Catharines

Yesterday, Police received a report from a former National Hockey League player that his vehicle, that was parked downtown, had been broken into sometime during the overnight hours.

Reported stolen are a 1972 Canada Cup ring, a Stanley Cup ring bearing the inscribed years 71, 73, 76, 77 and a Hockey Hall of Fame “Guess” watch. The exact value of the items taken are not known, however they do hold a significant sentimental value to its owner.

Police have not said who the owner is, but we can tell by the dates that he was probably a Montreal Canadien. If you have any information that can help investigators, please call 905-688-4111 X 4272.

1955 Construction at the Falls

Blue Ghost Tunnel #15

Part 15 of a collection about the Merritton Train Tunnel that runs under the 3rd Welland Canal. Look forward to more newspaper clippings, photos and videos from what is now known as, The Blue Ghost Tunnel.

The Blue Ghost Tunnel as featured on Creepy Canada in 2004.

Also see: Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16

New Bike Registration Program

The Niagara Regional Police Service is launching a new program in an effort to better identify lost or stolen bicycles that are recovered by police to ensure they are returned to their lawful owners.

The self-registration program is open to every resident of the Niagara Region via the NRPS website, at every NRP District Headquarter’s front desk, and at NRP Community Services Unit bike rodeos throughout the summer.
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Fun Things to Spin

Sacked Outing

This guy gets punched after pestering others on a school trip to Niagara Falls.

Fun House Fall

This tourist falls flat on his back inside the Fun House, Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Bullying at Lakeshore High

It really is sad to see bullying still out of control at our local high schools.

Not the Maid of the Mist

This photo has been sent by Candice from New York State with the comment “Now that we know where the Maid of the Mist is not, where the hell is it”?
Funny Niagara Falls Sign

If you have found a funny sign in the Niagara Region, email it to admin@niagarablog.com and it just might end up on here.

Also see: Marineland Sign & Modern Cleaners

Flip The Street Part 2

Downtown Niagara Falls has been decaying for over 30 years and it is due time for a revitalization. Follow Paul and Todd through the downtown community in “Flip The Street” part 2.
Also See: Part 1

Blue Ghost Tunnel #14

Part 14 of a collection about the Merritton Train Tunnel that runs under the 3rd Welland Canal. Look forward to more newspaper clippings, photos and videos from what is now known as, The Blue Ghost Tunnel.

A bluish-purplish form caught on video by The Shadows Project.

Also see: Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16

Intercom Fun at Wal-Mart

Another Girl Fight at Niagara Square


Also see: Girl Fight at Niagara Square