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Canadians avoid COVID-19 restrictions by crossing border on foot

May 3, 2021
Joe Genco / Niagara Gazette

Canadian are required to follow strict travel requirements due to COVID-19, but not all travelers are following them.

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Police in Niagara Falls, ON say they have charged a North Tonawanda man with driving across the border without stopping, then assaulting officers.

Mike Desmond

The Rainbow Bridge was shut down by protesters for hours Sunday afternoon . They were supporting the growing fight over running a pipeline across a First Nations reservation in British Columbia.


A Virginia businessman convicted of helping in a parental kidnapping through Niagara Falls is asking the nation's highest court to suspend the start of his prison term while he appeals.

After more than a decade of fighting, a judge has awarded $461,000 to a Chinese tourist who sued the U.S. government after being injured by a border agent at Niagara Falls more than a decade ago.

U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Canada

Cross-border travelers have more than Canada's sesquicentennial to celebrate this summer. Canada's history is going to change recent history on the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission's three crossings this summer.

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The US Customs and Border Protection officers nabbed a couple of criminal suspects last night.

Niagara Falls Bridge Commission

The U.S.-bound side of the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls was closed on Sunday afternoon due to an unexplained "incident."

Authorities say a man trying to sneak into the U.S. died after he fell off the Rainbow Bridge at Niagara Falls.

Two groups of Afghan officers found in WNY

Sep 23, 2014
Photo from Niagara Falls Bridge Commission Web.

Five Afghan soldiers and police officers undergoing training in the U.S. at Cape Cod and Quantico, Virginia disappeared from their units and ended up in Western New York in separate situations.

The man the US Government once accused in an international incident at the Rainbow Bridge will now be their star witness in the case.

Robert Rhodes was accused of beating Chinese tourist Zhao Yan during her arrest in 2004. Rhodes was later acquitted of any charges, but only after he lost his job, his health and his savings. He has returned to work and is now being identified as a key witness for the government as they pursue a case against Yan.

For Rhodes, he believes his testimony could represent his complete exoneration in the case.

Bridges bracing for busy weekend

Apr 6, 2012

Delays early this morning offer a reminder that Easter weekend is traditionally a busy time at the area's international crossings.

Last year, the Rainbow Bridge handled nearly 26,000 vehicles heading into the United States during the weekend.

Over 23,000 vehicles used the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge to enter Canada.

Bridge officials say peak traffic along the bridges tend to be from mid-afternoon into the evening while early mornings offer shorter waits.