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Journey Behind the Falls to be limited for 2 weeks

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. -- The Journey Behind the Falls, a tourist attraction that provides views from behind and beside the base of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, will be closed to visitors or will have limited access during the next two weeks as the Niagara Parks Commission conducts its annual spring maintenance along the rock wall of the Niagara River gorge.

Members of the parks staff will be lowered in a cage over the decorative parapet wall and into the gorge 13 stories below to scale off any rocks that have become loosened by the cycles of freezing and thawing during the winter.

Rocks that became loose during the winter are chiseled out and allowed to fall into the gorge where they either are removed or left in place, depending on where they land.

Otherwise the rocks could fall onto the lower observation deck and become a hazard to visitors.

For the safety of visitors, access to the Journey Behind the Falls will be limited next week and the entire attraction will be closed April 23-27.

For those who have bought the Niagara Falls Adventure Pass, the Whirlpool Aero Car and Butterfly Conservatory will be substituted for the Journey Behind the Falls during the closure.

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'Your Health Counts' takes place today

NIAGARA FALLS -- Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will join more than 20 community partners for "Your Health Counts," an outdoor celebration of World Health Day, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the 18th Street Resource Center, 1667 Linwood Ave.

The free event will feature cooking demonstrations, health screenings, line dancing and fire safety demonstrations as well as information about health insurance coverage and finding a primary care physician.

Lunch will be served from noon to 3 p.m.

In the event of rain, the celebration will be held at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cleveland Avenue at 18th Street.

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Seneca Casino readies annual career fair

NIAGARA FALLS -- Those interested in applying for jobs at Seneca Niagara Hotel and Casino will have their chance Wednesday.

The sixth annual spring career fair is set for 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Seneca Niagara Events Center. Recruiters will meet with applicants for more than 70 available full- and part-time positions.

Job openings include information technology specialists, cage cashiers, warehouse attendants, culinary cooks, housekeeping and various food and beverage positions.

Prospective employees should bring copies of their resume, dress professionally and be prepared for on-the-spot interviews, because there will be some immediate offers for hiring.

Last year, almost 500 people attended the career fair and 76 were hired.

More information about the jobs is available online at www.senecacasinos.com; click on "Careers."