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Thursday, December 1, 2022
Editorial: Our identity could suffer if municipalities merge

Amalgamation — it could be the best thing that ever happened to Niagara-on-the-Lake?

We could merge with Niagara Falls, get half of the revenues from the casinos, adopt the hotel tax and rake in the dough.

We could put more flowers on Queen Street, Royal Oak could have that extra $4,000 — maybe even afford that fancy new indoor pool. If we bring Jordan in on the deal we can really capture the wine market.

Or, it could be the nail in the coffin that kills the identity of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

The idea of merging with other municipalities doesn’t seem likely for NOTL, but then again, Donald Trump is president of the United States. So nothing should shock us anymore.

That doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.