Introduction to the Niagara region

Fruit Trees in the Snow near Jordan, Niagara

The Niagara peninsula has as its eastern boundary the mighty Niagara River, on the other side of which lies the USA. The river flows from Lake Erie south of the peninsula over the world-famous Niagara falls and into Lake Ontario, the northern border of the Niagara peninsula.

Gay marrage in Niagara - Anglican church allows blessing

This weekend Anglicans in Niagara overwhelmingly voted to adopt the so-called local option which allow clergy, "whose conscience permits", to bless the marriages of gays and lesbians. Implementation may wait for the Bishop-elect of Niagara Michael Birdon to take over the position on March 1 2008.

Individual priests can also opt out of same sex blessings according to the Niagara diocese web site

Niagara Falls - the complete guide

The American Falls as seen from under the Rainbow bridge in Canada

There are not one but three waterfalls at Niagara Falls today, caused by the Niagara river flowing around Goat Island before plummeting nearly 170 feet onto the rocks below. Up to six million cubic feet of water thunders down per minute, on a still sunny day the spray rises high into the air above Niagara Falls. An observer a few miles away can be fooled into believing they are seeing smoke rising from a major fire, Niagara Falls is the most powerful waterfall in North America.

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