George Bailey, Special to Postmedia Network

Freelancer George Bailey wrote travel articles for the Niagara Falls Review.


A metal tree inscribed with the words "Nature giveth and nature taketh away" was installed at Harbour Lions Park to mark the one-year anniversary of the tornado in Goderich. (DALE CARRUTHERS/QMI Agency)

Goderich, Ontario open to tourists again

A destructive F-3 tornado with winds as high as 300 km/h ripped through picturesque Goderich, Ont., a town of 8,000, leaving in its wake approximately $130 million of destruction.

Smaller farm animals like chickens, pigs and goats at the Erie County Fair are interesting to observe, but the aroma takes getting used too. (CHRIS DOUCETTE/QMI Agency)

Summer at North America's largest fair

For 12 days every August just over a million people have a love affair at North America's largest county fair in the Erie County Fair in Hamburg, N.Y.

The exterior of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in Hamilton, Ont. (Dave Abel/QMI Agency)

Hamilton's downtown in transition

Like many North American cities today, there are plans in Hamilton (pop. 505,000) to re-vitalize its once glorious downtown.