Episodes

Where did the summer go?

September 16th, 2011 Comments Off on Where did the summer go?

Where did the summer go? An apology for disappearing. We’ll be back with new episodes soon.

Episode 27: Wintergreen Flats

June 11th, 2011 Comments Off on Episode 27: Wintergreen Flats

Checking in from the Wintergreen Terrace, the top of the Niagara Glen and former riverbed where Niagara Falls fell 7000 years ago.

Episode 26: Burch’s Mills

April 26th, 2011 Comments Off on Episode 26: Burch’s Mills

Checking in from the site of a water-powered grist and saw mill circa 1786, the first industrial use of the waters of the west bank of the Niagara River.

Episode 25: Ontario Power Screen House Walkway

March 28th, 2011 Comments Off on Episode 25: Ontario Power Screen House Walkway

Checking in from the Ontario Power Screen House Walkway, a footbridge on the Greater Niagara Circle Route that crosses an early hydro forebay.

Episode 24: Ontario Power Gate House

March 27th, 2011 1 Comment »

Checking in from the Ontario Power Generating Station Gate House, which controlled the flow to first major AC generator on the Canadian side of the Niagara river.

Episode 23: Hydro Control Gates

March 19th, 2011 Comments Off on Episode 23: Hydro Control Gates

Checking in from the intake control gates at the entrance to the massive subterranean hydro tunnels supplying water to the Sir Adam Beck hydro stations

Episode 22: Nikola Tesla’s Monument

February 10th, 2011 2 Comments »

Checking in from the monument to inventor Nikola Tesla at the brink of Niagara Falls, where the War of the Currents was won.

Episode 21: Thompson Point

January 28th, 2011 2 Comments »

Checking in from a former limestone mine on the Niagara gorge overlooking the whirlpool on the Niagara River, current lookout and endpoint for the Spanish Aero Car.

Episode 20: Haulage Road Trail

January 20th, 2011 Comments Off on Episode 20: Haulage Road Trail

Checking in from a short trail with roots in Niagara’s hydroelectric history, dating from the construction of Sir Adam Beck II in the 1950s.

Bowl For Kids Sake Fundraiser

January 14th, 2011 2 Comments »

CheckInNiagara.com is raising money for Niagara Falls Big Brothers Big Sisters by fielding a team in this year’s Bowl For Kids Sake.