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New regulatory requirements for mandatory worker and supervisor awareness training as of July 1, 2014
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As reported previously in OMCA Report, effective July 1, 2014, employers (with the exception of federally regulated businesses such as extra-provincial bus companies) will have to ensure everyone defined as a "worker" under the Occupational Health & Safety Act completes a basic awareness training program as soon as practicable. This applies regardless of workplace size or sector. The basic awareness training is designed to be delivered in about 45 minutes to one hour.
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BMO survey: More Canadians planning 'staycation' but spending less
Global News
More than half of Canadians plan to take a staycation and travel within their home province this summer, according to a new survey released by BMO. The news may sound good for local tourism boards but the Bank of Montreal's 2014 Summer Travel Outlook found that not only will Canadians travel closer to home, they will scale back on their budgets.
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OPP: Speed-related road deaths up more than double from last year
Canada Newswire
Highway deaths with speed as a causal factor have doubled in 2014 compared to the same period last year according to recent data released by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). The OPP is calling on all drivers, boaters and off-road vehicle (ORV) enthusiasts to work together to make the upcoming Canada Day holiday weekend a safe one.
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Harper Government announces opening of new NEXUS lane at Ambassador Bridge
Marketwired
The Harper Government recently announced the opening of an additional NEXUS lane at the Ambassador Bridge port of entry in Windsor, ON. This new lane will be used to process NEXUS members during high-volume periods and as a regular lane at other times. There are now three NEXUS lanes at the Ambassador Bridge crossing, bringing the total to six lanes available to NEXUS members in Windsor.
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Smile, your plate is on candid camera!
BayToday
Cops have a new weapon for fighting crime, and it involves cameras on cars. Now, the OPP is scanning license plates of passing cars to catch drivers with suspended licenses, expired plates, and even stolen vehicles.
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Bathurst tour operator pleads guilty to 13 fraud charges
CBC News
The former owner of a tour company in Bathurst has pleaded guilty to 13 fraud-related charges involving about 375 complainants and totalling an estimated $300,000. Jeanne Marie Doucet pleaded guilty in provincial court on Monday to all of the charges against her, including fraud over $5,000, fraud under $5,000, writing false cheques and false pretenses.
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No Allen Expressway northbound closure for Crosstown construction
InsideToronto.com
Metrolinx is backing off a proposal to close off northbound access to the Allen Expressway from Eglinton Avenue West to aid construction of the Crosstown LRT. The provincial planning agency estimates it could have shaved some four months off its two-year timetable for construction of the Crosstown's 6.5 kilometre western tunnel between Black Creek Drive and Yonge Street by closing off the Allen at Eglinton.
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5 important tech trends in hospitality
By Archita Datta Majumdar
In the realm of technology, what could not be thought of even two decades back is now an everyday reality, and we have perhaps just began. We look for smart homes, we stay connected all the time and we store all our important data in the "cloud." Is it any wonder that we are looking at more tech services when it comes to traveling? Even the concept of getaways and taking a break do not come without high-end technology involved and the latest gadgets added to the itinerary.
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Top gay-friendly locations in Ontario other than Toronto
Global News
Toronto is host to WorldPride 2014 but there are communities across Ontario, including Port Hope, that are rolling out the red carpet to gay tourists, according to the Discover Gay Ontario travel guide. Take a walk downtown Port Hope and you'll see vibrant window displays, mannequins dressed in red, orange, yellow, green, blue or purple clothes.
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This bus driver uses songs and stories to help tell tourists about Washington
The Washington Post
The 23-year-old from Southeast Washington started driving one of Old Town Trolley's distinctive orange-and-green buses after three months of training. During the day, he does the looping routes through the city. He does impersonations of actual Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton and of fictitious anchorman Ron Burgundy.

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Police crackdown: No booze on party buses
Maple Ridge News
The party bus industry received a stern reminder from police and the province recently to keep alcohol off their rolling discos as graduation season approaches. After six years of tirelessly lobbying the province to regulate the burgeoning industry, Julie Raymond and her daughter Danielle believe they are finally being heard.

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Long-running Toronto airport shuttle to shut down due to gridlock, new Union-Pearson rail link
National Post
A 21-year-old Toronto airport shuttle will shut down service in the coming months due to downtown gridlock and the promise of a new rail line to Pearson, officials said recently.

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New home for tourism office in Cornwall
Cornwall Standard Freeholder
The starting point to plan a great local outing now has a more ideal home. Cornwall and the Counties Tourism has moved into a location within the International Business Park plaza, opposite Brookdale Avenue, and out of the Historic Cornwall Jail downtown.
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A travel agency's shopping list for legal services
By Laurence D. Gore
I recently received a call from an OSSN member asking if I could assist with the travel agency from a legal standpoint. I inquired as to specifically what was needed, and the response was, "I really don't know." This is actually not untypical. Agents often want legal advice about running their business when they are not facing a legal problem. They simply want some advice on best legal practices for their business operations. My response to the caller was that it was a bit like going into a supermarket without a grocery list.
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