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Thursday, October 6, 2022
Status of Icewine Festival in limbo

The status of this year's Icewine Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake is yet to be determined, amid ongoing health concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“But I can tell you, it is not looking good,” said Eduardo Lafforgue, president of the NOTL Chamber of Commerce.

He said with the global pandemic, the “general feeling” is that restrictions on gatherings won't be lifted by the time the festival would be held in January on Queen Street.

“I don't think things are going to be better for that,” he said, adding organizers are working on a plan.

“With the announcement last week by the ministry, it's impossible, it's just impossible to do it,” Lafforgue said.

“Whatever we had planned two weeks ago is not good anymore.”