Government of Ontario Jeff Yurek, Minister of Transportation was recently joined by Sam Oosterhoff, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education to announce new measures to give municipalities the tools they need to target drivers who threaten the safety of children crossing roads to their school or home.
The proposed regulations would allow for more efficient enforcement and prosecution by allowing evidence from these cameras to be used in court without the requirement of an additional witness.READ MORE
Travel Pulse Tourism and travel types aiming to increase Canadian visits to the U.S. appear to have their work cut out for them.
A new survey finds that Canadian interest in visiting the U.S. is falling steadily, and that the news will only get worse in the next couple years.READ MORE
Sudbury Star The federal government will split funding for bus service on rural routes abandoned by Greyhound in Northern Ontario and Western Canada but Transport Minister Marc Garneau says only British Columbia has so far taken him up on the offer.
“This is something that for over 60 years has been a provincial responsibility,” he said of Ottawa’s decision not to subsidize Greyhound or previously get involved in funding inter-city bus travel. READ MORE
SouthWesternOntario.ca via Walkerton Herald-Times Last November the chair of the Bluewater District School Board wrote to Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau encouraging him to expedite the review of regulations regarding seat belts on school buses and highway coaches.
Earlier this month the board received a response from Garneau saying that in January of this year he had met the federal/provincial/territorial council of ministers responsible for transportation and highway safety to discuss a number of road safety issues, including school bus safety. READ MORE
Government of Ontario Ontario's government for the people is putting people first by making investments to repair and rebuild several bridges along Highway 7/115 in Peterborough.
Improving highways and bridges will keep Ontario highways reliable for workers, families and businesses across the province. A strong transportation network will attract investment, job creation and trade that will benefit all Ontarians. READ MORE
Cision via Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions The tourism sector is a major economic driver across the country. It helps ensure sustainable growth and creates good jobs for middle-class families, both in large cities like Montréal and in smaller communities like Rouyn-Noranda. That is why the Government of Canada, through CED, is investing nearly $1.7 million to support tourism and the economy of Abitibi-Témiscamingue. READ MORE
The Peterborough Examiner The city's going to be charging a new tax of four per cent on the cost of room rentals in all Peterborough's hotels and motels, likely starting in October.
The tax won't apply to Airbnb or to traditional bed-and-breakfast rentals — although that could come later. READ MORE
GuelphToday.com Doors Open Guelph is all set to go this weekend.
The Ontario Heritage Trust's annual event takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as people get the chance to tour some of Guelph's finest buildings and creative spaces. READ MORE