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Buyer reminder: Brochures, online profiles, and appointments
OMCA
The OMCA Conference & Marketplace is just around the corner! The Buyer Rebate Program lets your business pay for itself, so we are kindly reminding all buyers to:

• Submit three (3) copies of your buyer brochure(s),
• Ensure your online profile is up-to-date and complete before the big event, and
• Attend all scheduled appointments

If you have any questions or require any assistance, please contact Carl Sachs at carl@omca.com.
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Final Appointment Schedules posted
OMCA
Appointment-taking delegates can now view their final schedules by accessing the Online Passport and selecting the View Appointment Schedule stamp.
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Majority of Ontario road infrastructure costs paid by motorists
Canada Newswire
Ontario drivers pay almost the full cost of the roads they use, according to a Conference Board of Canada report released today. Province-wide, fuel taxes and other fees cover between 70 and 90 per cent of annual road construction, maintenance and policing costs. In the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, the Conference Board analysis indicates that road users paid more in taxes and fees than it cost to operate the road network.
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Toast to our wine country

With 18 wineries throughout Essex County and Pelee Island, there's plenty to sip and savour. Travel along our scenic wine route hugging the shores of Lake Erie and sample some of the finest wines in the world. Red or white, fill your glass with our award-winning selections and enjoy!
 


Lac-Mégantic pins hopes on buses as tourist-train plans hit a snag
The Globe and Mail
Transport Canada recently ordered the shutdown of the railway between Lennoxville and Lac-Mégantic due to track deficiencies. Instead of travelling by train, tourists will be bused back and forth between Sherbrooke and Lac-Mégantic, after a train trip between Bromont and Sherbrooke.
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Windsor sports tourism should include Detroit, some say
CBC News
There is an aspect of sports tourism some say the city is ignoring. Tour agencies, bar owners and the former head of the tourism board say more should be done to promote Windsor as a Canadian destination for professional sports. They say Windsor should piggyback on the success of Detroit's sports teams.
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Lanterns brighten the day for new-look 'Winter Festival of Lights'
Bullet News Niagara
The Winter Festival of Lights is marking its 31st anniversary, and along with a new title sponsor, is also offering its visitors new sights, new sounds and an overall new look. Since Canada is recognizing the Year of Korea, in honour of the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War and the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between Canada and South Korea, the festival is hosting a special tribute to Canadian veterans of the Korean War, honouring them with special performances and commendations from the city.
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Wynne: Ontario to provide up to $400 million for horse racing industry
Castanet.net
Ontario's governing Liberals will spend up to $400 million over five years to help shore up the province's struggling horse-racing industry, Premier Kathleen Wynne said. It's an "investment in the future," she said after making the announcement at the Grand River Raceway in Elora.
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Hybrid and electric buses the future of transit fleets
Canadian Manufacturing
While transit bus systems are an integral part of society in the BRIC and other emerging economies, the success of transit bus systems in North America and Europe depends on public perception. Promoting transit buses as an environmentally friendly, convenient, and economical mode of transport can help bring in more ridership and encourage a switch from personal to public transport.

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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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Bus operators need to be encouraged to come to Owen Sound
Owen Sound Sun Times
The closure of Owen Sound's bus terminal and Greyhound's decision to cut its routes to the city has put a spotlight on transportation issues in our area. Specifically, it has highlighted the importance of intercity bus service to rural communities. Students attending school in Toronto, London, Barrie and elsewhere, for example, rely on the bus to get to and from their rural Ontario homes.

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Hamilton holds on to dream of mid-peninsula highway
CBC News
In September, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation published a development strategy that would hold off on a superhighway until future studies are completed. But a report from Hamilton's public works and planning and economic development departments urges council to fight that delay and keep the idea a priority for the region.
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Canadian Loonie overvalued by 10 per cent, economic group says
CTV News
Canada's loonie may have slid well below parity during the past few months, but it has room to fall before reaching it's true value at under 90 cents U.S., according to a new measure on global currencies. The latest World Price Index report issued by London-based World Economics says the loonie remains about 10 per cent overvalued despite a recent dip that has taken it from parity to just above 96 cents U.S.
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