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Like most places, Ottawa presents a varied mix of pros and cons. It still battles (embraces?) a reputation as a placid place. Indeed, Ottawa just won as “most boring city in Canada” in a first-annual contest organized by self-appointed...
Ellen Rocco just wrote about small, off-beat museums and points of interest. Here’s a snippet of news from one of the bigger players on the visitor scene. The National Capital Commission is the agency charged with managing places and events...
Here’s the blurb, from a National Gallery webpage on Sakahàn: This summer, the National Gallery of Canada is staging one of the most ambitious contemporary art exhibitions in its history. With installations filling both floors of our special...
As boaters get back in the water, here’s an update on proposed changes for the use of historic canal systems in Ontario, including the regionally-significant Rideau Canal. According to statements from Environment Minister Peter Kent and...
Just after Essex County legislators passed an earlier closing time for bars there 15-1, Warren County has rejected a similar measure in a close vote by a county Board of Supervisors committee, the Glens Falls Post-Star reports. This topic has been...
News stories tagged with "tourism"
by Brian Mann
Jul 17, 2002 — A tour bus lost its brakes on a steep section of the road that climbs Whiteface Mountain on Tuesday. The bus, carrying 21 passengers, crashed through a section of the road's toll booth. As Brian Mann reports, passengers suffered only minor injuries. Go to full article
Jun 21, 2002 — As the sun finally warms the North Country into summer, the boating season on the St. Lawrence River is kicking into high gear. This year, residents and tourists alike face new security requirements when they buzz between American and Canadian harbors. Businesses on both sides of border hope the heightened security won't scare people away. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Jun 03, 2002 — This summer, the North Country will see the usual fleet of RVs. Massive Airstreams and Winnebagos, pop-up Coleman tent trailers and Volkswagen sleeper vans will fill local campgrounds. On Saturday, the Shelburne Museum in Vermont unveiled a new exhibition that celebrates this gypsy lifestyle. Brian Mann reports on "American Wanderlust", a look at the history of the RV. Go to full article
Jun 03, 2002 — Researchers from Cornell University are asking marina owners along the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario how changes in water levels affect their businesses. The survey is part of a study to update a 45 year old plan for controlling water levels in the region. David Sommerstein has more. Go to full article
May 16, 2002 — The Army Corps of Engineers heard an earful from St. Lawrence River residents last night in Ogdensburg. The Corps presented its draft report on navigational improvements to the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Jan 25, 2002 — A Northern New York travel and tourism research center at SUNY Potsdam recently got a financial helping hand from an area Congressman. As Jody Tosti reports, the funding is a key part in getting the center up and running in the next few months. Go to full article
Nov 27, 2001 — SUNY Potsdam will host a new research center dedicated to boosting the North Country's tourism industry. Congressman John McHugh announced $100,000 in federal seed money for the center. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Sep 20, 2001 — The Adirondacks will host fewer tourists seeking the fall foliage following last week's terrorists attacks in New York Washington. Jody Tosti reports the estimated loss of tourism has already reached the million dollar mark. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Apr 25, 2001 — Martha Foley talks with Canton Economic Development director Pat Tubbs about plans for tourism in St. Lawrence County. About 75 local business people gathered yesterday to map out a strategy to boost this growing part of the region's economy. Go to full article