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The walkway on the Peace Bridge shut down this month. It's being replaced and improved as part of an extensive $100 million rehabilitation of the bridge, and the walkway won't reopen until 2019. One of the highlights for those on foot will be a new observation deck, high above the Niagara River. Sam Mancuso, 57, remembers getting a look at the old walkway that was a lit…

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NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – A 54-year-old man was airlifted to a Toronto area hospital with a serious head injury Sunday evening after he fell while hiking with his family in the Niagara Glen, 3050 Niagara Parkway, the Niagara Parks Police Service reports. Police said the man left the trail near the metal staircase access, climbed about 25 feet up the headwall and slipped,…

Gusto

As much as we would love to visit California wineries and winery restaurants, it's easy to forget we have lovely world-class wineries just across the border, where our neighbors to the north offer a more wallet-friendly (and convenient) experience. If you are like us and your world revolves around food and drink, we cannot stress enough that if you haven't been to Cana…

A Brampton, Ont., man linked to a conspiracy to smuggle more than $120 million worth of cocaine from the U.S. into Canada faces a maximum sentence of life in prison and a $10 million fine. Harinder Dhaliwal, 47, of Brampton, Ont., pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to export 5 kilograms or more of cocaine into Canada from the U.S. Dhaliwal faces a minimum of 10 years in pri…

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Talk about the beauty of nature. The Niagara Butterfly Conservatory is located on the grounds of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, about five miles from the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls, Ont. The gorgeous atrium hosts thousands of tropical butterflies that roam freely around the tropical rainforest setting. They make themselves at home. In the trees. On the flowers.…

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Deranged pirates. Young lovers. Big spenders. You'll find all these seemingly disparate characters and many more at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., now  well into its 53rd season. All 10 productions, from well-worn classics like George Bernard Shaw's "You Never Can Tell" to jarring contemporary shows like Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls" and Tony Kushne…

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The Toronto International Film Festival is the kind of epic, pulse-racing cinematic event that causes joy, stress and exhaustion in equal measure. It is the so-big-it-hangs-off-the-plate, Buffalo-style fish fry of film festivals, a tourist-friendly, critic-crazed and celeb-mad orgy of cinema that runs from Sept. 4-14. Consider the numbers for #TIFF14: nearly 300 features …