Mayor backs Niagara Falls high-wire stunt

Niagara Falls (Canada Travel)

A Canadian mayor is joining civic leaders across the border in supporting an attempt by daredevil Nik Wallenda to cross Niagara Falls on a wire.


The Buffalo News reports Tuesday that Niagara Falls, Ontario, Mayor James Diodati wrote to New York state Sen. George Maziarz  to say that he supports the high-wire stunt because it would draw people to the area. The newspaper reports that Diodati is the first Canadian official to publicly support the idea.


Maziarz co-sponsored legislation to allow the first wire walk across the falls since 1910. The measure was approved by the Legislature last month but hasn't been sent yet to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.


It directs the state parks agency to write rules and regulations specifically the walk across the Niagara River Gorge.

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