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  • Borden-Carleton as a tourist destination: Your comments
    Borden-Carleton as a tourist destination: Your comments

    A meeting is being held at the Visitor Information Centre in Borden-Carleton Tuesday at 7 p.m. to discuss some of those options. Start by fixing up Gateway Village, many were quick to say. "Gateway Village …

    Borden-Carleton as a tourist destination: Your comments

    A meeting is being held at the Visitor Information Centre in Borden-Carleton Tuesday at 7 p.m. to discuss some of those options. Start by fixing up Gateway Village, many were quick to say. "Gateway Village was pretty good when it was new," writes Liam Cronin.

  • Chinese tourists to Yellowknife eclipse Japanese
    Chinese tourists to Yellowknife eclipse Japanese

    Bilingual menus in Yellowknife are frequently written in English and Japanese, but that may not be the case in the future, according to Yellowknife's Northern Frontiers Visitors Centre. China added Canada …

    Chinese tourists to Yellowknife eclipse Japanese

    Bilingual menus in Yellowknife are frequently written in English and Japanese, but that may not be the case in the future, according to Yellowknife's Northern Frontiers Visitors Centre. China added Canada to its "approved destinations" list in 2010, meaning that trips became significantly easier. While Japanese tourists …

  • Baggage claim
    Air Canada, WestJet 'colluded' to charge checked bag fee, proposed class action alleges

    A proposed class action lawsuit alleges that Air Canada and WestJet "colluded to fix the price" and introduce a charge for a first checked bag fee within days of each other. In 2014, both Air Canada and …

    Baggage claim

    A proposed class action lawsuit alleges that Air Canada and WestJet "colluded to fix the price" and introduce a charge for a first checked bag fee within days of each other. In 2014, both Air Canada and WestJet introduced a $25 charge for the first piece of checked luggage for economy passengers on domestic and other flights …

  • Making fast money not the only benefit of Airbnb, says host

    Controversy continues to swirl around short-term rental site Airbnb as condo owners and realtors pressure the city to create regulations or ban the service altogether, claiming it is responsible for the erosion Toronto's …

    Making fast money not the only benefit of Airbnb, says host

    Controversy continues to swirl around short-term rental site Airbnb as condo owners and realtors pressure the city to create regulations or ban the service altogether, claiming it is responsible for the erosion Toronto's rental market. Drake Carlyle currently rents out three apartments in his home located in the Palmerston-Little …

  • Hotel Bonaventure workers locked out, union says

    The union for striking workers at Montreal's Bonaventure Hotel says its employees have been locked out. The employees went on a 36-hour strike Saturday. The Syndicat des travailleurs du Bonaventure represents …

    Hotel Bonaventure workers locked out, union says

    The union for striking workers at Montreal's Bonaventure Hotel says its employees have been locked out. The employees went on a 36-hour strike Saturday. The Syndicat des travailleurs du Bonaventure represents 200 workers.

  • Borden-Carleton, P.E.I., wants visitors to see beyond the bridge

    Many people know Borden-Carleton as the first town you hit when you take the bridge to Prince Edward Island. "I think after the bridge opened, Gateway Village was built and there was a big hoopla about …

    Borden-Carleton, P.E.I., wants visitors to see beyond the bridge

    Many people know Borden-Carleton as the first town you hit when you take the bridge to Prince Edward Island. "I think after the bridge opened, Gateway Village was built and there was a big hoopla about that, and then it kind of died down, so this community has been kind of … just kind of there,"  said Jeannette Arsenault, …

  • Vancouver's Empire Landmark hotel facing demolition

    If you enjoy revolving while you eat, you might want to book a table atop Vancouver's Empire Landmark hotel — before it's too late. Heritage consultant Donald Luxton said he is not surprised developers …

    If you enjoy revolving while you eat, you might want to book a table atop Vancouver's Empire Landmark hotel — before it's too late. Heritage consultant Donald Luxton said he is not surprised developers are starting to look more and more at demolishing older buildings given the price of land in the city core. "Given the …

  • Saint John tour guides deal with some wacky questions

    "At what age does a deer become a moose?" is just one of the questions curious visitors to Saint John asked during the 2016 tourist season as a last day of summer surge hit the city on Wednesday. On a …

    Saint John tour guides deal with some wacky questions

    "At what age does a deer become a moose?" is just one of the questions curious visitors to Saint John asked during the 2016 tourist season as a last day of summer surge hit the city on Wednesday. On a "triple-ship day" on Wednesday, 7,500 passengers aboard the Norwegian Dawn, the Serenade of the Seas and the Carnival Sunshine …

  • Cruise ship business sails into high gear in Sydney

    A combination of sunny weather and a higher than normal number of cruise ships gave a boost to the tourism business in Cape Breton on Wednesday. 

    Cruise ship business sails into high gear in Sydney

    A combination of sunny weather and a higher than normal number of cruise ships gave a boost to the tourism business in Cape Breton on Wednesday. 

  • Winnipegger shares Arctic history, information, aboard Crystal Serenity cruise ship

    Margaret Bertulli is no stranger to Canada's north, so it would seem taking a luxury cruise through the Northwest Passage wouldn't be worth the weeks of travel though the cold, desolate waters or the hefty …

    Winnipegger shares Arctic history, information, aboard Crystal Serenity cruise ship

    Margaret Bertulli is no stranger to Canada's north, so it would seem taking a luxury cruise through the Northwest Passage wouldn't be worth the weeks of travel though the cold, desolate waters or the hefty price tag. The mammoth ship just wrapped up its inaugural 32-day voyage though the north, marking the start of a new …

  • Kingswood hotel, water park expansion slated to open next year

    It's taken about 15 years since the early planning stages, but work on a $42-million project to expand a Fredericton area resort with a hotel, condominiums and what the company is calling the largest indoor …

    Kingswood hotel, water park expansion slated to open next year

    It's taken about 15 years since the early planning stages, but work on a $42-million project to expand a Fredericton area resort with a hotel, condominiums and what the company is calling the largest indoor water park in Atlantic Canada is underway. Kingswood Ventures Inc. President and CEO Brian Johnson said it was especially …

  • WestJet cancels Brandon-Toronto direct flights

    WestJet is ending direct flights between Brandon and Toronto this winter, the City of Brandon said Sunday. The service was introduced earlier this year as a trial run. WestJet offered four flights a week …

    WestJet is ending direct flights between Brandon and Toronto this winter, the City of Brandon said Sunday. The service was introduced earlier this year as a trial run. WestJet offered four flights a week between Brandon and Toronto this summer and planned to offer the service all year beginning in late October, but the …

  • Passengers on board WestJet flight 'AirIguana' grounded as lizards escape on plane

    Passengers on a WestJet flight headed from Toronto to Vancouver were forced to leave the plane on Saturday night for possible safety concerns after some unwelcome guests made it onto the aircraft. Reports …

    Passengers on a WestJet flight headed from Toronto to Vancouver were forced to leave the plane on Saturday night for possible safety concerns after some unwelcome guests made it onto the aircraft. Reports on social media by some passengers Saturday night detail their surprise and amusement to find that the culprits were iguanas …

  • Prince George hotel sues 2015 Canada Winter Games Host Society

    Esther's Inn hotel in Prince George, B.C., is suing the organizers of the 2015 Canada Winter Games, alleging they owe $77,968 in unpaid bills. "I'm a little gobsmacked right now," said Anthony Everett, …

    Esther's Inn hotel in Prince George, B.C., is suing the organizers of the 2015 Canada Winter Games, alleging they owe $77,968 in unpaid bills. "I'm a little gobsmacked right now," said Anthony Everett, who held the position of chair with the society. According to a presentation made to city council on Sept. 12, the Games …

  • NewLeaf to temporarily put brakes on some flights out of Winnipeg

    Just seven weeks after taking flight from Winnipeg, NewLeaf has announced it will stop offering some flights from the city. ​The discount airline said today it will temporarily halt all flights from Winnipeg …

    Just seven weeks after taking flight from Winnipeg, NewLeaf has announced it will stop offering some flights from the city. ​The discount airline said today it will temporarily halt all flights from Winnipeg to Victoria from November to the middle of December, but company spokeswoman Julie Rempel said all other flights …

  • Businesses eye busy tourism weekend ahead in Halifax

    Destination Halifax is an organization that promotes Halifax and tracks tourism numbers. "It's about a $115-million extra being spent in Halifax as compared to three years ago," he said. The eight-day …

    Destination Halifax is an organization that promotes Halifax and tracks tourism numbers. "It's about a $115-million extra being spent in Halifax as compared to three years ago," he said. The eight-day Atlantic Film Festival brings many film lovers to the peninsula, festival director Wayne Carter said.

  • Sachs Harbour, N.W.T., welcomes first cruise ship in years

    Not content to let its regional neighbour Ulukhaktok have all the cruise ship action, the small N.W.T. community of Sachs Harbour welcomed about 100 visitors of its own Wednesday. The cruise ship was …

    Not content to let its regional neighbour Ulukhaktok have all the cruise ship action, the small N.W.T. community of Sachs Harbour welcomed about 100 visitors of its own Wednesday. The cruise ship was the first to visit Sachs Harbour in at least five years, and its passengers nearly doubled the size of Sachs Harbour, which …

  • American Airlines cuts direct flights from Halifax to Philadelphia

    The airline pulled out because of low demand for the flights, company spokeswoman LaKesha Brown said by email to CBC News Thursday. The airline looks at supply and demand for all its routes. Cancelling routes, …

    The airline pulled out because of low demand for the flights, company spokeswoman LaKesha Brown said by email to CBC News Thursday. The airline looks at supply and demand for all its routes. Cancelling routes, while "never easy," allows the business to expand into new markets and add new flights elsewhere, she said. American …

  • Deer Lake Airport sees 'whopping' numbers for record-setting summer

    Summer 2016 has been one for the record books at Deer Lake Airport, with its highest passenger numbers ever for June, July and August. In those three months, 130,398 passengers set foot on the tarmac …

    Deer Lake Airport sees 'whopping' numbers for record-setting summer

    Summer 2016 has been one for the record books at Deer Lake Airport, with its highest passenger numbers ever for June, July and August. In those three months, 130,398 passengers set foot on the tarmac in the western Newfoundland community, with August in particular described as "whopping" by the airport authority's CEO, …

  • Cruise ship with troubled past arrives in Saint John

    A cruise ship that's made headlines for a number of problems was in port in Saint John on Tuesday. The Anthem of the Seas has been called "cursed" by the U.K.-based Daily Mail, but passengers say they …

    Cruise ship with troubled past arrives in Saint John

    A cruise ship that's made headlines for a number of problems was in port in Saint John on Tuesday. The Anthem of the Seas has been called "cursed" by the U.K.-based Daily Mail, but passengers say they have had good experiences so far. "We know they had a couple rough voyages previous to this," he said, "but here, the …