Ray Spiteri, Niagara Falls Review

A Niagara native, Ray Spiteri got his start at The Review in 2005. As a multi-media journalist, Spiteri covers general news, including local, provincial and federal politics.

Stories

(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick file photo)

Falls to push for government-run pot shop

Wayne Thomson hopes his fellow councillors will support a resolution he plans to bring forward at a Nov. 28 meeting calling on the province to set up a pot shop in Niagara Falls.

Vasudha Seth, general manager, marketing for ArcelorMittal Dofasco interviews Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath during the 2017 Ontario Economic Summit at White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. (Darren Goldstein/Supplied photo)

Government needs to show citizens 'real results'

Governments can talk a good game and provide generalizing statistics of how great they're doing, but it won't convince the public unless they see that the economy “is actually working for them,” says Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath.

The province says its working on the regulatory framework that will allow municipalities the power to impose a hotel tax. (NIAGARA FALLS REVIEW/POSTMEDIA NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Diodati calls for clarity on hotel tax, DMF

It will be up to the City of Niagara Falls whether to replace the controversial Destination Marketing Fee with a new hotel tax, says Eleanor McMahon, Ontario’s minister of tourism, culture and sport.

Eleanor McMahon, minister of tourism, culture and sport for Ontario, spoke at the Ontario Tourism Summit at the ScotiaBank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (JULIE JOCSAK/POSTMEDIA NEWS)

Tourism minister addresses summit

Ontario Tourism Minister Eleanor McMahon celebrated the success of the sector in the province, while acknowledging it faces challenges as a result of her government’s policies.