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Ontario teachers return to school, but some labour strife remains
The Huffington Post
Ontario schools resumed in a more stable state than when they closed in June amid the threat of massive teachers' strikes, but it will not be entirely problem-free with work-to-rule campaigns and controversy over a new sex-education curriculum lingering. Over the summer the Liberal government was able to negotiate contracts with high school teachers and English Catholic teachers, but deals with the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario, Francophone teachers and education workers are still outstanding.
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Ontario investing $6 million in cultural tourism
Government of Ontario
Ontario is supporting arts and cultural events across the province that will draw tourists, boost local economies and create jobs. Through the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, the province is providing $6 million over three years to grow cultural tourism in Ontario. This support will help arts and cultural organizations develop, promote and present unique events and exhibitions that bring visitors to communities across the province.
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Why Ontario should fear further U.S. trade barriers
The Record
Wisconsin governor and potential presidential candidate Scott Walker's recent comment that it is not an unreasonable idea to consider building a security wall between Canada and the United States should not be laughed off. While the probability of an actual fence or wall being built along the 8,900-kilometre frontier is small, the implication of such comments is that the border between the two countries may be about to get even thicker.
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Thunder Bay sees boost in tourism with weak Canadian dollar
CBC News
As summer nears its final days, new figures reveal Thunder Bay's warm months were enjoyed by many Americans and Canadians who visited northern Ontario. Paul Pepe, who manages the city's tourism department, said a weak Canadian dollar makes it easier for U.S. travellers to visit the region.
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Ontario transportation firm pilots propane autogas school buses
NGT News
Hammond Transportation has added 20 Blue Bird Propane Vision buses to its fleet that runs school bus routes in the Parry Sound region. Hammond, an Ontario-based school bus, charter bus and motor coach operator, notes it started providing school bus service to the West Parry Sound Board of Education in 1979 and now operates 32 school bus routes in the area for the Nipissing Parry Sound Student Transportation Service.
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Bids set to open for casino theatre
Niagara Falls Review
Those who want to develop a new entertainment complex attached to Fallsview Casino will be able to make their bids starting this fall, according to Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati. Diodati said he was told by Ontario Lottery and Gaming that the provincial Crown corporation plans to open up the request for proposals process for bidders around October or November.
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ONTC is best alternative to Greyhound cuts
North Bay Nugget
Recently announced Greyhound service cuts will have a huge negative impact on public transportation in the North. These service reductions will not only impact seniors, students, persons with disabilities, persons travelling for medical appointments, any other bus travelers but will also impact interconnectivity between Greyhound and Ontario Northland services.
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Ontario invests in community infrastructure in the North
Government of Ontario
Ontario is investing in infrastructure projects in the Northwest that will help attract new business, increase tourism and enhance economic development in the region. Through the province's Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), $1.2 million will be provided to three projects.
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Staff report: No winter tires available for Halifax Transit buses
Global News
Halifax Transit will start testing a different type of tire on some buses this year. The pilot project was prompted after the transit union called for winter tires on all Halifax transit busses, but as Global's Marieke Walsh reports, staff has said winter tires aren't an option.
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Ontario making progress on Finch West Light Rail Transit project
Government of Ontario
Ontario is making progress on the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project — a priority transit investment in the City of Toronto that will bring much-needed rapid transit to communities along Finch Avenue West and further support the province's plan to build an integrated transportation network across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
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Hoteliers, disrupt before someone else does
Hotel News Now
Hotel distribution companies face fundamental disruption as the industry shifts online, digital distribution rapidly evolves — particularly mobile device penetration — and new competitors seek to grab a share of the hotel industry's margins. We have been writing about the distribution landscape and challenges facing hotel companies for many years, and believe the next wave of challenges is imminent.
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