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Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony honors the teams and individuals who have brought recognition and fame to their community and themselves through athletic ability and triumph. The Ceremony will take place at the Niagara Falls Memorial Arena today, Jan 17th between 2:00-4:00pm. 6 Athletes, 2 Teams, and 1 Builder will be added to the Wall of Fame. You can also catch the ceremony on Jan 20th(7:00pm), Jan 23rd(7:30pm), and Jan 24th(6:00pm), which will be aired on TVCOGECO more…

Niagara Falls Flying Help to Haiti

http://www.wgrz.com/genthumb/genthumb.ashx?e=3&h=240&w=320&i=/imagepool/images/100113064651_HaitiQuake.jpgTwo C-130s from Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station left the base shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday.

We’re told the military plane took off from Niagara Falls with personnel on board and will make a stop in South Carolina to pick up supplies and cargo before continuing on its way to earthquake-ravaged Haiti. more…

Want to Play Hockey Against the Sabres?

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Red Roof Retreat is offering you the chance to play against retired NHL pros, February 28th, 2010 at Meridian Credit Union Arena in Virgil.  To play all you need to do is bid for one of the 15 spots on the team.  To bid visit http://www.redroofretreat.com/main/hockey

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NDP Wants Niagara Parks Commission shutdown

Tories say body has become ‘a loser financially’

Ontario’s opposition parties want to know why the Niagara Parks Commission has turned into a money loser, with the NDP saying it should be shut down completely.

The commission came under fire last year for giving the operators of the Maid of the Mist tour boats a 25-year contract extension without seeking competitive bids, which prompted the province to step in, cancel the contract and order a new tendering process.

New Democrat Peter Kormos, who represents the Niagara-area riding of Welland, said the boat lease was typical of what he called “a century-plus of closed-door, back-room-boyism, political patronage and nepotism” at the commission. more…

Vote Niagara Falls to be Added to Monopoly

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For the firs time ever the public will be able to decide what cities are to be included in the Monopoly, Canadian Edition.  Surprisingly, Niagara Falls is not on the list of preselected cities. So, the only way to have Niagara Falls added is for everyone to vote for 2 wild-card spots.   The city with the most votes will occupy the coveted ‘Boardwalk’ spot.

Cast your vote:  http://www.monopolyvote.ca/en_CA/world

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Comic of Frozen Falls

waterfall This comic is appropriate for the weather in Niagara Falls right now.

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Harry Houdini 1922 Niagara Falls Stunt

This is footage of a 1922 movie called “The Man From Beyond”. It features a stunt, by the famous magician Harry Houdini, and his co-star dangerously close to the edge of Niagara Falls.  There’s no camera tricks and apparently very few safety fail-safes. more…

Is that a Pothole or Niagara Falls?

chennai-niagara-falls-pot-holes-2 A picture of a pothole in India that has a resemblance to the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls.

Founder of Magnotta Dies

Originally published by: St. Catharines Standard

magnottawineryIn the Ontario wine industry, Gabe Magnotta was a maverick.

As head of Magnotta Winery Corp., he was the guy that took on the giants, such as the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, and won.

When the provincial alcohol retailer refused him shelf space when he opened in 1990, Magnotta and his wife, Rossana, fought back and found a way to open seven of their own stores across the Greater Toronto Area to sell products directly to consumers at cut-rate prices. more…

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Niagara Falls Tour 50% Off? Yes, Hurry!

Wow! Check out this deal from TeamBuy.ca.  For just $40 you can purchase a Niagara Falls tour from Toronto that includes a visit to Pillitteri Estates Vineyards, wine tasting, historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Journey Behind the Falls, and free time in Niagara Falls.  Pick-up and return from Toronto is included.

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Rashad Evans Defeats Thiago Silva

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Niagara Falls, New York’s Rashad Evans defeated Thiago Silva in UFC 108 on January 2, 2010.   The 3 round unanimous decision set up Rishad Evans for a possible fight with Quinton Rampage Jackson.

Rashad Evans was a two-time All-State wrestler at Niagara-Wheatfield High School in Sanborn, New York. He was also a two-way player on the school’s football team, playing running back when on offense and safety on defense. He graduated high school and went to attend Niagara County Community College, where he entered the wrestling program and won the National Junior College championship 165 lb (75 kg) in 2000.  He won the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship in 2008 defeating Forrest Griffin.

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Niagara Falls 2010 Countdowns

New Years Eve countdown to 2010 from the Canadian side featuring fireworks from the Skylon Tower and the Horseshoe Falls:

The following is a video celebrating the 2010 countdown in Niagara Falls USA.  This marks the first year of the Guitar Drop, which promises to be a fun annual event for years to come.

Fun Facts About Niagara – Video

Comedian Jessi Campbell takes a trip to Niagara Falls and shares her educational experience.