Blog posts by Matthew Davison

by George Bailey

On Wednesday afternoon, September 20th, look to the skies over Niagara around 4 p.m. and chances are you’ll see Canada’s aerobatic jets, the Snowbirds, flying over nearby Niagara on the Lake. If it’s anything like the past they’ll be…

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by George Bailey

Things have changed dramatically since I first managed the Sheraton Fox head Hotel (now called The Sheraton on the Falls) in the late seventies. Come Labour Day we would start shutting down the hotel for the winter. Boy, have things…

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by George Bailey

This is a ship canal that connects Lakes Erie and Ontario which lies between the Niagara River. It forms a key section of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Traversing the Niagara Peninsula some 43 kilometres (27 miles) from Port Weller to Port…

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by George Bailey

Okay, the Niagara Parks Police force is one of the oldest in Ontario established May 27th, 1887. It’s even older than the Ontario Provincial Police force which was established on October 13,1909.One of the OPP’s first district offices was…

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by George Bailey

Today I walked about 5 kilometres (3 miles) of the 890 kilometre (550 mile) long Bruce Trail. Hey, it’s a beginning. Some folks might not know this trail begins (or ends) at the western end of Queenston Heights Park 7.5 kilometres (4.6…

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by George Bailey

You might be surprised to learn the world’s first Railway Suspension Bridge was built in Niagara Falls by John Roebling over the Niagara River. It began in 1852 and completed in 1855.The new bridge accommodated in addition to trains,…

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by George Bailey

This morning I shared a tea biscuit with a Blue jay! Let me explain. For many years now I start my mornings about 6:00 a.m. with a coffee, a tea biscuit and a local newspaper under my arm and head out to find one of the many picnic tables…

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by George Bailey

Caribbean Community Engagement in partnership with The Niagara Parks Commission present Niagara Caribbean Festival, an exciting new cultural festival set in the picturesque setting of Queen Victoria Park facing one of the world’s wonders –…

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by George Bailey

If you want to taste the freshest peaches you’ll find anywhere drive the Niagara Parkway north from Niagara Falls to the lovely village of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Along the way you’ll be able to purchase from roadside stands not only peaches…

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by George Bailey

Niagara Falls, ON – “RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World” presents RUMBLE AT THE FALLS, offered by Rezolution Pictures in association with the Niagara Parks Commission and the First Ontario Performing Arts Centre. This signature live…

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by George Bailey

You couldn’t get anymore Canadian then to have a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer (RCMP) positioned at Table Rock with the Canadian Horseshoe Falls in the background. Both are most recognisable symbols of Canada. An officer of the…

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by George Bailey

Here’s something you might find of interest. The Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) had its beginning in Niagara Falls, New York. A number of electrochemical companies were located here in the late 1800’s just in time for the Pan-American…

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