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Wirewalker Nik Wallenda to meet with Niagara Parks again on Thursday

by jmaloni
Mon, Jan 30th 2012 05:10 pm

Bullet News

Nik Wallenda is coming to town Thursday, when he will meet senior members of Niagara Parks Commission staff to make another pitch to win approval for a wirewalk across the Niagara Gorge near the Horseshoe Falls this summer.

Wallenda's request was turned down by the NPC board last fall, but a second meeting was arranged following a recent meeting with Ontario Tourism Minister Michael Chan.

NPC chairwoman Jancie Thomson said Monday the agency's general manager, police chief and director of engineering will be in attendance to review and ask questions about Wallenda's proposal.

Wallenda made a 12-minute presentation to the board last year, but none of the commissioners asked any questions.

"Nik is of the opinion there's some information we didn't hear (last time)," Thomson told Bullet News.

Following the meeting with staff, a report will be prepared for the benefit of commissioners and likely presented to members in time for their next meeting on Feb. 15, Thomson said.

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