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Carlton Street Bridge Repairs

Carlton Street (Regional Road 83) will be closed to traffic from Jan. 5 to Feb. 28 during repairs to the Carlton Street Bridge.

During the closure, drivers are advised to use Regional Road 88 (Seaway Haulage Road), Read Road, Lakeshore Road (Regional Road 87), Bunting Road or Welland Canals Parkway.

Surfing Santa 2008

Also see:
More Surfing Santa
Surfing Santa in Fort Erie

Reverse Currents in the Upper Niagara River

It’s known as Thompson’s Hole. A deep hole where the current runs up river instead of down.

Parker Travel Guide to Niagara Falls – DVD Trailer

For more information on this DVD, please visit www.parkerdigitaldesign.com

Closed Motel Sign

This motel is a little confused on whether they are opened or closed. Sent to us by Mary of Niagara Falls.

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. Be sure to include your name and the location of the sign.

Other signs in Niagara:
Marineland Sign in Niagara Falls
Girlfriend Wanted Sign
Modern Cleaners Not So Modern
Not the Maid of the Mist
New and Used Pet Sign from Lewiston

Falls Mist Motel is Closed but Open

Snowmen Anyone?

Snowman For Sale

New Years Eve Party 2008

The entertainment line-up for the 2008 New Year’s Eve Party in Niagara has been announced so if you haven’t already done so, make your plans now to ring in the New Year in Niagara Falls. This year’s Party in Niagara will include performances by former Supertramp singer, Roger Hodgson, along with Kim Mitchell and Justin Hines.

The Party in Niagara event annually features an outdoor licensed area, food and beverage vendors, and spectacular fireworks over the falls to ring in the New Year, along with world-class entertainment.

The free concert in Queen Victoria Park attracts approximately 30,000 people each year, with two spectacular fireworks displays that take place at 9:00 pm and midnight. Live television coverage will run from 11:00 pm to 12:30 am on CanWest Global and affiliate stations. As always, police will be on-site to ensure people’s safety throughout the night.

The New Year’s Eve Party in the Park is the premiere New Year’s Eve event in Canada, held in the most recognizable location in Canada – Niagara Falls!

For more information and tips to enjoy the event please log on to www.niagaraparks.com

Man Dances on the Tip of Table Rock

A man climbs over the barrier at Table Rock and begins dancing at the brink of the falls. One slip on the ice and he would be a goner.

Also see: Man Stands at Waters Edge to Niagara Falls

Rock Explodes in the Gorge

A huge rock slid and landed on an emergency landing pad used by search and rescue in the Niagara Gorge. The rock was the size of a F250 Pick-up Truck. Here is video footage of explosives being used to break it into smaller pieces.

Police Looking for Cow Killer in Cold Case

From the St. Catharines Standard:

It’s been two years since the last crime, but Niagara police are hoping the public will help them track down a serial cow killer from their cold files.

Four cows — including one that was pregnant with twin calves — were killed by someone who used a crossbow to fire arrows into them.

“It’s a real weird one,” Niagara Regional Police Det. Sgt. Brian Smith said.

The killings took place over a period of five days from Dec. 10 to 15, 2006, at a farm on Effingham Street near the border of Welland and Pelham.

The animals would have suffered painful deaths in the gruesome attacks, Smith said.
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The Deadest Side of the Falls

This guy shows just how dead Niagara Falls, New York is this time of year. Of course on the Canadian side, tourism will slow down but not completely shut down.

Nelson Rockefeller Visits Niagara Falls

Old film footage of Nelson Rockefeller visiting Niagara Falls, NY in the early 70’s.

Answering Walmart Phones

This customer thought it would be funny to answer the phones located on poles throughout Walmart. Listen to the reactions of the callers as he pretends to be an employee.

Allanburg Bridge Destroyed in Seconds

The Allanburg Bridge over the Welland Canal comes down too soon and destroys the Windoc ship passing under it. This clip is from the Discovery Channel show called Destroyed in Seconds.

First Legal Descent of the Niagara Gorge

Amazing Christmas Lights Display

Also see: Impressive Halloween Display

Niagara County Deputy Clotheslined by Telephone Pole Wires

An accident scene in Niagara County turned into a dangerous situation for a suspected drunk driver and a sheriff’s deputy.

St. Catharines Junkyard Drum Set
More Surfing Santa

Here’s another Surfing Santa news report from last December.

Also see: Surfing Santa in Fort Erie for videos from past years.