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Last Tuesday Ottawa’s National Arts Center announced a logo make-over, the first such change since the Centre opened in 1969 – Canada’s centennial. Maybe that announcement strikes some as too boring for words! But I’ve...
People keep sending me stuff about bees, including this from a friend in Connecticut, about an unusual art project. Go ahead and see for yourself: Artist Aganetha Dyck Collaborates with Bees to Create Sculptures Wrapped in Honeycomb. The article, in...
Here’s a story that pushes all kinds of buttons, concerning a hapless couple from the U.S. who mistakenly approached the Canadian border last September and got into big trouble for forgetting there was a handgun in their car. As reported this...
Not sure how I missed it earlier, but hey! February 1-7 is Poutine Week in Canada! OK, this is just the start of an unofficial culinary celebration. But organizers are hoping it takes off and one day, perhaps, Canada will honor this national...
After a period of relative strength or parity, the Canadian dollar recently dropped to roughly ninety cents against one U.S. dollar. (As of Friday, at least. Rates do fluctuate.) Those familiar with economics know the various ins and outs of such a...
News stories tagged with "tourism"
Jan 16, 2003 — A major new study released yesterday in Canada has found that snowmobile riding is top cause of severe winter sport injuries. The report - published by a non-profit group based in Ottawa - surveyed trauma cases in emergency rooms across Canada. As Brian Mann reports, researchers blamed the injuries on alcohol and high speeds. Go to full article
Jan 13, 2003 — The Adirondack Park Agency voted Friday to phase out the use of floatplanes on Lows Lake. The compromise is part of the "Bog River Unit Management Plan". As Brian Mann reports, the state has agreed to help tourism pilots find other lakes, where they can take their customers. Go to full article
Jan 13, 2003 — This weekend brought another snowmobile death in the north country. A 28-year-old woman from Cadyville died Saturday night after being thrown from a sled. As Brian Mann reports, one of the drivers involved in the accident has been charged with driving while intoxicated. Go to full article
Jan 01, 2003 — The last couple of years, the Adirondacks have been discovered. Not just by tourists, but by foreign workers. Young people from around the world are flocking to Lake Placid, where businesses say there's a shortage of busboys and maids and bartenders. But as Brian Mann reports, critics say the foreign visitors are competing with local workers at a time when jobs are increasingly scarce. Go to full article
Dec 31, 2002 — Authorities say one young person died and a second was injured in a snowmobile accident over the holiday weekend. Seventeen-year-old Christopher Ernest died in a crash near Albany. As Brian Mann reports, the latest fatality follows a rash of early-season snowmobile deaths. Go to full article
Dec 20, 2002 — Walt Disney opened his first theme park in the summer of 1955. But half a decade before Disneyland, there was Santa's Workshop in Wilmington ? the creation of north country native Arto Monaco. Monaco built a half-dozen theme parks. Most are gone now, swept away by changing tastes. But Monaco himself is still around, still creating make-believe worlds. Brian Mann visited his workshop in Upper Jay and has our story. Go to full article
Nov 19, 2002 — A new survey finds early bad weather and tighter border security hurt many Thousand Islands businesses last summer. As David Sommerstein reports, many in the area's tourism industry are taking a cautious approach to the future as they face a weak economy. Go to full article
Nov 15, 2002 — The Adirondack Park Agency commission got a first look at a new plan for the Bog River and Lowe's Lake on Thursday. The plan -- for an area near Tupper Lake -- includes a restriction on commercial floatplane use. As Brian Mann reports, the Agency won't vote on the proposal until January. Go to full article
Nov 05, 2002 — For some in the North Country, the first days of snow can be a hard time. We say good-bye to our gardens and look forward to long months of scraping our car windows and shoveling sidewalks. But for those who love to ski, the first taste of snow is intoxicating. Brian Mann skied Whiteface Mountain's Memorial Highway over the weekend. He sends this audio postcard. Go to full article
Oct 31, 2002 — On Wednesday (Oct. 30) the Adirondack Park Agency staff approved a permit for a new 97-room hotel in Lake George. The project has drawn criticism from pro-environment groups, who say it was given fast-track treatment because the developer is a former state official. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article