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Impressive Halloween Display

Screaming Tunnel on Creepy Canada

Creepy Canada pays a visit to the Screaming Tunnel in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Ninjas Protest Pirate Festival

Truck Cuts Off Police Car in St. Catharines

In this video, a delivery truck pulls out in front of a police cruiser that was on the way to a call. It was a near miss but luckily no accident. The truck driver must not have been able to hear the siren in time. This was under the QEW on Geneva Street in St. Catharines.

Halloween Safety Tips

The Niagara Regional Police have issued the following Safety Tips:

Since the early 1800’s Halloween has been celebrated on October 31st. Halloween night is traditionally a family oriented evening when children get to dress up and enjoy trick or treating going door to door with their friends in their neighbourhood.

The Niagara Regional Police Service is committed to ensuring our children have a safe and happy Halloween night. Through education, preparation and consideration, everyone can work together to making this Halloween a safe and fun experience for all.

Keeping general safety tips in mind and using common sense can help make the most of your child’s Halloween night. The excitement of children at this time of year sometimes makes them forget to be careful. These simple tips can go a long way in preventing potential tragedies.


Attempted Mosh Pit at L3

These guys attempt to start a mosh pit at L3 in St.Catharines but no one else joins in.

Piggy Races at Howells Pumpkin Farm in Fonthill

Also check out Howells Pumpkin Farm website.

6th Annual St.Catharines Santa Clause Parade

Please mark Sunday, November 30th on your calendar. It is the “6th Annual St. Catharines Santa Claus Parade” beginning at 2:30. Parade starts at William Street to St. Paul Street, left on James Street to King Street and ends at the Market Square. The Post-parade party at Market Square will have lots of FREE family fun including Jump´n bounce, reindeer (i.e. pony) rides, hot chocolate and/or apple cider and much, much more! What would a Christmas Party be without Santa? Be sure to have the kids bring their letters and place inside the mailbox. There may even be a photo opportunity available. So dress warmly and bring the entire family down to celebrate the holiday season in downtown St. Catharines. If your group would like to be a part of this years´ parade please contact Diane Garrington to receive or pick up this years´ parade application form. There is no entry fee!

For up to date information, please visit City of St. Catharines Website

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Grimsby Couple Ready to Pack in the Pumpkins

From the Standard:

This will be the last fall George and Karen Vanderburgh see their front lawn turned into a sea of orange.

The temporary pumpkin patch that has sprouted across the Grimsby couple’s yard every October for the past 25 years will disappear for good after Halloween.

The couple plan to move to Burlington at the end of the month, ending Grimsby’s long-standing Great Pumpkin Sale, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for cancer research.

“It’s bittersweet, for sure,” Karen said Friday. “It’s nice to have a great place to move to, but then we have to leave the sale.”

George’s brother, Scott Vanderburgh, started the popular fundraiser.

Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks Promo Video

Ripleys Promotional Video

Niagara Falls Squirrel Begs for Food

Tourists snap photos of a hungry squirrel.

Warner Ranch and Pumpkin Farm Haunted Hayride

October 24, 25, 30, 31, 2008
Warner Ranch and Pumpkin Farm Niagara is located on Schisler Road, bordering Welland, in Niagara Falls. Every Friday and Saturday beginning October 10, 2008, and Halloween night from 7 pm to 11 pm, join us on a Haunted Hayride through acres of haunted forest. Not recommended for young children.

For more details please visit Inside Niagara.

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Another Fight in Welland

Merritton’s Endless Fight

Fight after fight after fight outside the Merritton Community Centre.

Girlfriend Wanted Sign

Here’s a funny sign sent to us from Joe in Welland.

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

Other signs in Niagara:
Marineland Sign in Niagara Falls
Modern Cleaners Not So Modern
Not the Maid of the Mist

Girlfriend Wanted Sign

Niagara Falls Promo Video

Also see: Niagara Falls Tourism Promo Video

Try Again Mayor

Video footage from the Grand Opening of Auntie Anne’s where Mayor Ted Salci fails his attempt to make a pretzel.

Niagara Car Seat Clinic

Motor vehicle collisions are the number one cause of death for Canadian children. A properly installed child safety seat can reduce the risk of serious injury or death by as much as 75%. The Ministry of Transportation estimates that over 80% of child safety seats checked at car seat clinics are not properly installed.

On October 18, 2008 from noon until 2:00 p.m. the Niagara Regional Police Service, in conjunction with St. John Ambulance, St. Catharines Community Policing Committee, and 105.1 The River will be hosting a car seat clinic at Pennzoil 10-minute oil change centre at 8214 Lundy’s Lane in Niagara Falls.

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Outdoor Wedding Gone Bad