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Appointments available Monday, October 7
OMCA
Beginning Monday, Oct. 7 (end of day), delegates can view their preliminary appointments through the Online Passport – click here to log in. From Oct. 7 through to Oct. 14, delegates will have the opportunity to request additional appointments. Final schedules will be posted on Friday, Oct. 18.
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Coach Operator Program at the OMCA Conference provides great value for money!
OMCA
Be sure to reserve your place at the OMCA Conference & Marketplace in Toronto, Nov. 2-6, 2013. The Coach Operator program provides two days of valuable educational sessions and networking opportunities. Get the latest information on key industry topics that affect your operations today and discover new tools to help elevate your business. Reconnect with old friends and colleagues in the industry and expand your professional network. Click here for the coach operator program and Conference details, including registration forms.

Our business session lineup includes important topics such as U.S. DOT regulations and enforcement, border crossing issues, motor coach tire safety, MTO's bus inspection program, reducing workplace injuries, economic regulation and more! Plus, coach operators can enjoy the Sunday evening Travel Showcase Reception; the ever popular and enjoyable Ice Breaker event on Sunday evening; Monday evening's reception; Monday evening's Awards Dinner featuring OMCA awards and special entertainment; the Silent Auction; Breakfasts (3 days); and the all-delegate luncheons on Monday and Tuesday. Hope to see you there!

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P.R.I.D.E. Program information for 2014
OMCA
Please click here for the 2014 Professional Instructor in Driver Education (P.R.I.D.E.) Program brochure outlining 2014 program dates and information. For the past 23 years, the P.R.I.D.E. Program has been at the top of its class, teaching driver trainers how to expertly train new and seasoned fleet drivers. Similar to member businesses, over the past six years the P.R.I.D.E. Program costs have increased for trainers, program materials, and new program amenities (e.g. laptop computers). In an effort to keep pace with these costs, registration fees will be increased slightly in 2014.

If you have any questions or would like to register, please scan/email the registration form to info@osba.on.ca or contact them direct at 416-695-9965 Ext. 3 or mobright@telus.net.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
 
Rich in heritage and culture

Explore the captivating history of Windsor Essex Pelee Island. Walk the shores where decisive battles were fought during the War of 1812. Feel the inspiring struggle for freedom at the John Freedom Walls Historic Site and Underground Railroad Museum. See where Hiram Walker and Al Capone discussed business during Prohibition.
 


NOTICE: Buses and equipment for sale
OMCA
1992 MCI 102 47 pass.
Detroit 6v92
Allison Transmission
Standard
Approx. 300,000 km on engine

1997 MCI DL3 55pass.
Detroit 60 series
Allison Transmission approx. 3 years old
Automatic
Approx. 300,000 km on engine

Plus, numerous shop equipment and parts to fit on these coaches. For more information call 807-468-6667 and leave a message, or e-mail gmctaggart@shaw.ca.

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U.S. shutdown affects food safety, tourism — and Canadians
The Globe and Mail
The government shutdown will idle as many as one million federal employees and affect everything from economic data releases to National Park admissions. For Canadian business leaders, the greatest concern is that border crossings may be affected, even though they fall under one of the "essential services" categories that are exempted from the shutdown.
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Why the wheels are coming off Ontario's transportation plan
The Globe and Mail
She started well. During the Liberal leadership race, Kathleen Wynne identified traffic congestion in the greater Toronto and Hamilton area as a major issue. She pointed to the impact on quality of life, and the billions of dollars in lost productivity.
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Cellphone law: Holding one even briefly while driving is illegal, Ontario court rules
Toronto Star
Court rulings recently released have affirmed that holding a cellphone or any other wireless communication device — even briefly — while driving is illegal under the Highway Traffic Act. The two rulings by the Court of Appeal for Ontario on separate, unrelated cases, make it plain that there are no exceptions to the law.
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Cornwall playing host to 2014 Ontario Heritage Conference
Seaway News
More than 200 heritage professionals and municipal and provincial administrators from across Ontario will gather in Cornwall over three days next May for the 2014 Ontario Heritage Conference. The 26th annual conference will feature a variety of guest speakers, seminars and workshops focusing on heritage conservation, heritage tourism and other related topics.
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Upper Canada Village's 'Pumpkinferno' up for tourism event of year title
Cornwall Standard Freeholder
Yes, Pumpkinferno is really hot stuff. The Upper Canada Village event for the halloween season that made its debut last fall, continues to impress those who know a thing or two about tourism. Now comes the news that the event has been nominated as one of three finalists in the Tourism Event of the Year category by the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario as the annual Ontario Tourism Summit nears.
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Bailey drives initiative for cleaner vehicle fuel
The Petrolia Topic
Bill 97 – Natural Gas Superhighway Act, 2013, by Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey, received unanimous support from MPPs at Queen's Park following second reading debate. The intent of the to stimulate the increased use of compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas as a transportation fuel for medium and heavy duty vehicles on Ontario's major transportation routes.
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Report: Friendlier visa processes needed for tourism industry
Toronto Star
As Canada's tourism industry continues its decline, a new study recommends friendlier visa processes to encourage travel to the country. According to the 54-page study, stringent visa requirements "dampen travel demand" to Canada by 30 per cent or more, and particularly affect the growth of emerging markets in Latin America and Asia.

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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. Here are some of my observations specific to the needs of group travelers.

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The world's 10 coolest buses
BoldRide
If you've ever been stuck riding the 'hound across the Heartland, you know that buses aren't exactly the first thing to spring to mind when you think of cool transportation options. Nevertheless, there are a handful of buses even the most hardened motor head would love to add to a collection.

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Kleinburg tops to visit, travel website says
YorkRegion.com
Kleinburg is one of the best charming small towns to visit, says Days Out Ontario, a trip-planning website and travel blog that highlights the best the province has to offer. "The Village of Kleinburg is a cultural landmark with a rich history and it is a place for families to enjoy and small businesses to thrive," Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua said in a media release.
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Top U.S. fall destinations
By Archita Datta Majumdar
Even if it seems like summer is just over and life has just turned to normal, it's time to plan that fall trip. One reason to plan the trip now is to avoid the mad rush and avail yourself of the great discounts that are sitting out there for the early birds. The other is to take your time in choosing the destination because there are hordes of tempting places, all of which promise a brilliant blend of colors from the foliage and the surrounding natural scenic beauty.
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