Highlights / travel

Economy, International, Society

Ottawa funding plan to attract more tourists: they’re called Canadians

Ottawa has revealed plans to try to help Canada’s ailing tourist industry laid low by COVID-19. Economic Development Minister Mélanie Joly announced Sunday that about $30 million originally intended to attract foreign visitors through the federal tourism marketing agency, Destination »

Economy, Health, International, Politics, Society

COVID-19: Open the Canada-U.S border? Most Canadians say, not yet

This week the Canadian government says restrictions on travel between the U.S and Canada will remain in place for another month in light of the coronavirus situation RCI: May 15/20: Canada-U.S border to remain closed for another month Non essential »

International, Politics

Canada is in no rush to reopen borders, says Trudeau

Canada will be “very, very careful” about easing restrictions on international travel, including all non-essential travel from the U.S., as countries around the world begin to relax travel bans aimed at slowing down the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime »


Air Canada will retire dozens of aircraft because of COVID-19

Air Canada has greatly reduced flights and instituted new rules including temperature check before boarding., It also says it lost over $1billion in the first quarter this year. and will retire dozens of aircraft (Chris Helgren-Reuters). Read the article »

Economy, Society

Canadian travellers, and others, finding difficulty in returning home

The COVID situation has hit many travellers and vacationers who were abroad as the virus hits crisis proportions. International travel has been restricted even as cross border travel is also tightened. Canada’s airline Westjet announced in a news release that »


Update: Another international event falls victim to Covid-19

118,000 cases in 114 countries and 4,291 deaths. Now officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, the latest event to be cancelled because of the spreading virus is the World Figure Skating Championship set for Montreal starting next »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, International, Politics, Society

European Union to begin new travel document requirement

New travel requirements for Europe Canadians are used to fairly easy travel to most countries around the world, especially Europe. Show your passport and that’s about it.  Well, for Canadians and some 60 other countries like the U.S., it’s about »


What Canadians hate most about winter

Winter is long in Canada and when asked an open-ended question in a survey, 55 per cent of respondents cited the cold as what they dislike the most. That was followed by 25 per cent who cited snow and 10 »


Canadian parliamentarians go to China in spite of tensions

A Canadian parliamentary delegation is on its way to China and has been briefed on how to handle the issue of two Canadians detained there should it come up. The goal of the delegates is to enhance business and general »

Environment & Animal Life

Arctic tourism in the age of Instagram – The social and environmental impacts

Each week, Eye on the Arctic brings you news and views from around the North When most people think of Arctic economic development, things like resource extraction are usually first to mind. But northern regions and chambers of commerce are »