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  • Air Canada policy change urged after minor left alone to sleep on airport floor overnight

    A Nova Scotia man is calling on Air Canada to improve its policy around transporting minors after his grandson was bumped from a flight while travelling alone and had to sleep on the floor at Toronto's …

    A Nova Scotia man is calling on Air Canada to improve its policy around transporting minors after his grandson was bumped from a flight while travelling alone and had to sleep on the floor at Toronto's Pearson International Airport. Two weeks ago, Hayden Levy left Winnipeg after visiting relatives and landed in Toronto …

  • Travel experts noticing a shift in vacation plans due to recent attacks in Europe

    After recent terrorist attacks in places like France and Belgium, you may be questioning whether travel to those countries is a good idea. "People are still travelling to France, France is the world's …

    After recent terrorist attacks in places like France and Belgium, you may be questioning whether travel to those countries is a good idea. "People are still travelling to France, France is the world's busiest country for tourism. Most international visitors go to France of all countries in the world," said Rochelle Turner, …

  • Use it or lose it on WestJet's Gander-Toronto expansion
    Use it or lose it on WestJet's Gander-Toronto expansion

    WestJet is expanding its direct flight service from Gander to Toronto, extending what was a summer seasonal service to a year-round one, although that's not a guarantee the flights are there to stay.  …

    Use it or lose it on WestJet's Gander-Toronto expansion

    WestJet is expanding its direct flight service from Gander to Toronto, extending what was a summer seasonal service to a year-round one, although that's not a guarantee the flights are there to stay. "We're extremely pleased with how well the service is being used," WestJet spokesperson Lauren Stewart told CBC Radio's …

  • WestJet to offer weekly direct flight from St. John's to Tampa in 2017

    Good news for Newfoundland and Labrador snowbirds.

    WestJet to offer weekly direct flight from St. John's to Tampa in 2017

    Good news for Newfoundland and Labrador snowbirds.

  • NewLeaf's 1st flight departs Hamilton for Winnipeg

    About 150 passengers boarded a Boeing 737-400 at John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport on Monday, headed for Winnipeg in the inaugural flight from the new low-cost air travel company — NewLeaf. …

    NewLeaf's 1st flight departs Hamilton for Winnipeg

    About 150 passengers boarded a Boeing 737-400 at John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport on Monday, headed for Winnipeg in the inaugural flight from the new low-cost air travel company — NewLeaf. "We said we were going to bring low fares to Canadians, and lo and behold we have," said NewLeaf chief commercial officer …

  • NewLeaf launch could start new chapter for Edmonton flyers

    A new Canadian air carrier will make its inaugural flight from Edmonton this week, when a Boeing 737-400 with enough room for 156 passengers takes off for Hamilton on Friday. The flight is offered by …

    A new Canadian air carrier will make its inaugural flight from Edmonton this week, when a Boeing 737-400 with enough room for 156 passengers takes off for Hamilton on Friday. The flight is offered by NewLeaf Travel, an ultra-low cost carrier that is launching flights to 11 Canadian cities, starting on Monday. The Friday …

  • Winnipeg-based NewLeaf finally takes flight

    NewLeaf's inaugural flight was given a watery welcome as it arrived in Winnipeg on Monday. After the travel company was earlier grounded by licensing problems, the aircraft's entrance "made history in …

    NewLeaf Travel to take flight this summer

    NewLeaf's inaugural flight was given a watery welcome as it arrived in Winnipeg on Monday. After the travel company was earlier grounded by licensing problems, the aircraft's entrance "made history in Canada," its president said. About 150 passengers boarded a Boeing 737-400 at John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport headed …

  • Discount airline NewLeaf set for first flight Monday out of Hamilton

    After a rocky and uncertain start, discount airline NewLeaf has its first flights on Monday, July 25, and one of them will be departing from Hamilton. Furthermore, NewLeaf's first sold-out flight also …

    After a rocky and uncertain start, discount airline NewLeaf has its first flights on Monday, July 25, and one of them will be departing from Hamilton. Furthermore, NewLeaf's first sold-out flight also leaves from Hamilton on July 29. "We are thrilled that NewLeaf's first 'sold out' flight is from Hamilton," said Lauren …

  • Feeling gouged? How to save money on airline fees

    Gone are the good old days when an airline ticket included perks like a reserved seat, a checked bag and dinner. If you fly economy, a $25 checked bag fee is getting more difficult to avoid. Air Canada …

    Air Canada passengers line-up at the baggage check-in counter at Pearson International Airport in Toronto

    Gone are the good old days when an airline ticket included perks like a reserved seat, a checked bag and dinner. If you fly economy, a $25 checked bag fee is getting more difficult to avoid. Air Canada and Air Transat only waive the charge for international flights.

  • Quebec City named top tourist spot

    Quebec City has been named the province's top tourist destination for Quebecers this summer according to a survey by Léger-CAA-Québec.

    Quebec City named top tourist spot

    Quebec City has been named the province's top tourist destination for Quebecers this summer according to a survey by Léger-CAA-Québec.

  • Nova Scotia trips offer glimpses into 10,000-year history

    With more than 10,000 years of human history, the land of Nova Scotia and the Mi'kmaq packs enough history to fill up your entire summer. Here are our suggestions for a five-stop magical history tour. …

    Nova Scotia trips offer glimpses into 10,000-year history

    With more than 10,000 years of human history, the land of Nova Scotia and the Mi'kmaq packs enough history to fill up your entire summer. Here are our suggestions for a five-stop magical history tour. The ancient soul of the land is carved into rocks in Kejimkujik National Park and Historic Site.

  • Mexican visitors, Aboriginal tourism driving B.C. tourism boom

    The number of international visitors coming to B.C. rose 14 per cent compared to the same period last year, and many are spending their money in the booming Aboriginal tourism sector. More than 1.6 million …

    The number of international visitors coming to B.C. rose 14 per cent compared to the same period last year, and many are spending their money in the booming Aboriginal tourism sector. More than 1.6 million overnight visitors came to B.C. during the first five months of 2016, according to Statistics Canada. A B.C. tourism …

  • [$$] Year Turns Sour for Airlines as Fares Sink

    It should have been a great year to be an airline.

    It should have been a great year to be an airline.

  • Health unit issues beach closure and swimming warnings

    Swimmers can scratch Colchester Beach off their list of places to stay cool this weekend.

    Swimmers can scratch Colchester Beach off their list of places to stay cool this weekend.

  • 24 Rules for Sports at the Beach

    Feel free to dive in the surf but avoid leather footballs and the guy with the metal detector.

    Feel free to dive in the surf but avoid leather footballs and the guy with the metal detector.

  • [$$] Airlines’ Year Turns Sour

    Carriers continue to benefit from cheaper fuel but their fortunes have swooned amid plunging fares, terrorism fears and currency swings.

    Carriers continue to benefit from cheaper fuel but their fortunes have swooned amid plunging fares, terrorism fears and currency swings.

  • 'Really just a stretch of bad luck': Wabush Hotel in receivership but still open

    ​A Wabush hotel that's gone into receivership says it is still open for business and people who work there are optimistic the facility has a future. Ruth Corbett, who runs the Just for Men barbershop …

    'Really just a stretch of bad luck': Wabush Hotel in receivership but still open

    ​A Wabush hotel that's gone into receivership says it is still open for business and people who work there are optimistic the facility has a future. Ruth Corbett, who runs the Just for Men barbershop located near the entrance to the Wabush Hotel, said some people thought the hotel and her shop were locked up tight. The hotel …

  • City of Vancouver launches online survey to gather feedback on short-term rentals

    A survey on the City of Vancouver's website has launched today to offer the public the chance to tell the city what they think are the pros and cons of short-term rentals, which are often listed on platforms …

    City of Vancouver launches online survey to gather feedback on short-term rentals

    A survey on the City of Vancouver's website has launched today to offer the public the chance to tell the city what they think are the pros and cons of short-term rentals, which are often listed on platforms such as Airbnb and VRBO. The survey follows the release of data from the city July 17 which showed that there are …

  • First world problem solved: Airline figures out how to serve draft beer in-flight

    Beer drinkers rejoice. It has taken more than 50 years, but an airline has finally figured out how to serve draft beer.

    Airline figures out how to serve draft beer in-flight

    Beer drinkers rejoice. It has taken more than 50 years, but an airline has finally figured out how to serve draft beer.

  • Canadian airline fares decline but added fees keep going up

    According to Statistics Canada's latest numbers, domestic and international base fares combined averaged $248.70 in the third quarter of 2015, down 1.7% from the same period in 2014. This marks the second …

    An Air Canada plane lands at the Calgary International Airport

    According to Statistics Canada's latest numbers, domestic and international base fares combined averaged $248.70 in the third quarter of 2015, down 1.7% from the same period in 2014. This marks the second consecutive year-over-year quarterly decline in airline fares. The numbers were based on flights offered by Air Canada, …