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Conference appointment selections extended to Sept. 30
OMCA
All delegates will now be able to make their selections for Conference appointment requests until Monday, Sept. 30 (noon EST). New members and delegates are signing up every day so make sure to check your appointments in the Online Passport to ensure you're not missing out! Access the Conference Online Passport at https://omca.teameventmanagement.com/team/passport/default.asp?EventDB=SM_OMCA_2013.

In addition, we want to remind all registered buyers to send three copies of your company brochure to the OMCA office, and ensure your online profile is updated and complete by Oct. 18. Delegates will be referencing these materials online and on-site to find out more about your company and determine appointment requests. Please note that the brochures and profile, in addition to attending all scheduled appointments, are part of the Buyer program agreement. Brochures can be sent to OMCA at 555 Burnhamthorpe Road, Suite 505, Toronto, ON, M9C 2Y3, Canada.
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New entrant Commercial Vehicle Operators' Registration (CVOR) written test
OMCA via Government of Ontario
MTO has announced amendments to Regulation 424/97 Commercial Vehicle Operators' Information of the Highway Traffic Act. These amendments require new truck and bus operators to complete a CVOR written test demonstrating their knowledge of Ontario's laws and regulations as they apply to the operation of commercial motor vehicles.

New Ontario-based truck and bus operators applying for a CVOR certificate on or after Oct. 1, 2013 will be affected by this new requirement.

The CVOR test is part of the ongoing development of the New Entrant Education and Evaluation Program and must be successfully completed prior to obtaining a CVOR Certificate. The test, which consists of multiple-choice questions, must be completed in person at one of the current DriveTest centres in Ontario. Test questions are based on content contained in the Commercial Vehicle Operators' Safety manual available online at http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/trucks/programs/cvos/module-1-1.shtml. The cost of a test, or subsequent retest, is $32.

The amendments to Regulation 424/97, including the addition of Section 1.3, can be found online at http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/regs/english/elaws_regs_970424_e.htm.

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Celebrate Ontario 2014 kicks off
South Asia Mail
MPP Vic Dhillon would like to urge all organizers in Brampton to submit applications for Celebrate Ontario funding. Celebrate Ontario 2014 is open for applications. Submissions are now being accepted for funding that helps Ontario festivals and events in communities across the province increase tourism, create jobs and grow local economies.
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This is for the birds

Windsor Essex Pelee Island ranks in the top ten of birding “hot spots” in North America. Over 370 species of birds soar through our natural sanctuaries, including the spectacular forests, lakes, beaches and marshes of Point Pelee National Park. Each May, thousands of birdwatchers flock to our Festival of Birds.
 


Ontario drivers can now renew licence online
Toronto Star
Motorists due to renew their Ontario driver's licences can now do it online instead of standing in line. It's the latest upgrade at Service Ontario, which is trying to drive more of its business to the web and now has one-third of its features online, including newborn baby registrations and licence plate sticker renewals.
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Irksome inns: Hotel hospitality lacking for tour groups
By Shebby Lee
As I am out and about across the American landscape on tours, I have plenty of opportunities to observe the hospitality — or lack thereof — that various suppliers provide to the traveling public. Whether it is the economy or the entry of more independent-minded baby boomers into the group travel market, it is much more difficult to fill a coach than it was a decade ago. Therefore, it is frustrating to see more and more hotel contracts that actually include penalties for smaller groups, rather than incentives.
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Savour harvest season at the Niagara Wine Festival
Government of Ontario
Fall in Ontario is a treat. The leaves are all turning vivid shades of red, yellow and orange. Harvest season means all kinds of delicious flavours and vibrant colours in our gardens and on the table. And savouring a perfectly paired glass of Ontario wine at the Niagara Wine Festival is a great way to spend time with family and friends.
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The Ontario Science Centre and Science North to collaborate with museums in China
Canada Newswire
The Ontario Science Centre and Science North, with the financial support of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, joined forces in 2012 to target the Asia market for consulting, travelling exhibits and multimedia film products.
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4 ideas to build a better Canada through better infrastructure
The Globe and Mail
Commuting by car is not easy, and it takes so much time, and that is lost profitability and also in terms of people's ability to do their work. Why do we not have a public transportation system, which goes ahead of where we're planning to have new communities?
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Editorial: Improve black boxes
The Chronicle Herald
So far, the exact causes for the deadly collision between an Ottawa double-decker transit bus and Via Rail passenger train, which tragically killed six people, remain elusive. That's not surprising. Investigations by Transport Canada and the Transportation Safety Board, both of which had investigators on the ground at the crash site soon afterwards, often take many months, even years, to complete.

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Driver, 5 passengers confirmed dead as OC Transpo bus, Via train collide
Ottawa Citizen
Investigators have formally identified three of the six people killed in Wednesday morning's horrific collision between an OC Transpo bus and a Via Rail train in Barrhaven.

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Free Ontario's buses
Canada Free Press
As is often the case, our politicians are ignoring an easy way to solve the massive traffic jams that have become a permanent fixture on the highways between Ontario cities: buses. Despite the infatuation many have with rail, buses offer more convenient, flexible, and efficient transportation.

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Nuit Blanche: A user's guide
Ottawa Citizen
Nuit Blanche is an annual, one-night festival of art installations and projects, indoors and out, in public spaces and private businesses. The festivals are held in many cities around the world. So much to see, so little time, even if Nuit Blanche 2013 does stretch from dusk to dawn. Here are some tips to expedite your experience.
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Ontario parks add colour to fall vacations, day trips
NorthumberlandView.com
Ontario's provincial parks offer great opportunities for families and friends to see beautiful fall colours. There's a nip in the air and an added bonus of no bugs, so get out and enjoy! The Ontario Parks Fall Colour Report shows you when colours are at their peak in provincial parks across Ontario.
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