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Canada Day festivities attract hundreds at ceremonies, parties across the country

Canada Day festivities attract hundreds at ceremonies, parties across the country

Parks and public spaces across the country teemed with flag-waving revellers on Monday as thousands of people marked Canada Day, with many — including newly minted citizens — celebrating the unique privileges that come with being Canadian.
NDP's Ashton pays back some money from Christmas trip initially billed to taxpayers

NDP's Ashton pays back some money from Christmas trip initially billed to taxpayers

OTTAWA — A New Democrat member of Parliament has paid back a portion of the thousands of dollars she spent on a Christmastime trip for herself and her family that was paid for with public money.
French president postpones trip to New Brunswick amid election battle

French president postpones trip to New Brunswick amid election battle

FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick government says French President Emmanuel Macron has called off a planned visit to the province next month.
Ottawa urges Canadians to leave Lebanon while they can due to escalating violence

Ottawa urges Canadians to leave Lebanon while they can due to escalating violence

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly is urging Canadians to leave an increasingly volatile Lebanon while they can.
How to stay on budget this summer, wherever your vacation plans take you

How to stay on budget this summer, wherever your vacation plans take you

If daydreams about the cottage, beach or pool are making it harder to focus on Zoom meetings these days, you're not alone. Summer is peak travel season for Canadians, with July the most popular time for a getaway, according to a recent Deloitte poll.
Airline caterer Gate Gourmet offers behind-the-scenes look at in-flight dining

Airline caterer Gate Gourmet offers behind-the-scenes look at in-flight dining

CALGARY — Molly Brandt, executive chef for in-flight catering company Gate Gourmet, sees her role as similar to that of a fashion designer creating haute couture.
Closed patios can reopen, but Montreal faces more questions over F1 weekend problems

Closed patios can reopen, but Montreal faces more questions over F1 weekend problems

MONTREAL — Montreal restaurateurs who were ordered to evict some customers on Grand Prix weekend learned Thursday they'd be able to reopen their covered outdoor seating areas, but that wasn't enough to quiet mounting questions over the city's managem
Can the Taylor Swift effect jolt Toronto's sputtering tourism industry?

Can the Taylor Swift effect jolt Toronto's sputtering tourism industry?

Visitors injected billions of dollars into Toronto’s economy last year, a new study finds, but tourists have yet to return to pre-pandemic levels amid signs of slowing growth. Some 26.5 million visitors arrived in 2023 and spent $8.
Short on cash? Tips on how to plan a getaway on the cheap

Short on cash? Tips on how to plan a getaway on the cheap

With summer fast approaching, some may be hoping to get away on the cheap as the higher cost of living takes a bigger bite out of household budgets.
Wildfires cast smoky shadow over tourism industry ahead of unofficial start of summer

Wildfires cast smoky shadow over tourism industry ahead of unofficial start of summer

At Andrew Lake Lodge — a remote camp in the extreme northeast corner of Alberta — owner Dan Wettlaufer is looking forward to welcoming the first of this year's crop of tourists this weekend.