10 Mistakes to Avoid While Traveling Abroad During the COVID-19 Pandemic

You've heard it a hundred different ways: 2020 was a major bummer for passport-toting travelers all over the world. To put a number on it, international tourist arrivals were down an average of more than 70% worldwide last year, according to Euronews. Surprisingly, I've been traveling quite a bit during COVID-19. It's not out of choice; rather, it's for my husband's job as an e [...]

14 February 2021

Now, more than ever, travelers should be tipping at hotels

The pandemic has been brutal on the hotel industry and the essential workers who keep them running. According to a new report from the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the hospitality workforce is down nearly 4 million jobs compared to the year before, and half of hotel rooms in America are projected to stay vacant in 2021. Economic issues aside, hotel employees also have to worr [...]

14 February 2021

Canada Bans Cruises Until 2022, Blocking Alaska Trips

(Bloomberg) — Canada is extending its ban on cruise ships through February 2022 because of Covid-19, effectively shutting down popular summer trips to Alaska for another year. The prohibition will allow authorities to focus on the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine and limit the spread of new variants, the government said in a statement Thursday. The decision is a setback for an in [...]

14 February 2021

Three years ago, I left Toronto to walk across Canada. Now I’m riding out the pandemic in an Arctic community of nine people

Melanie Vogel left Toronto in 2017 to walk 20,000 kilometres across Canada, following the Great Trail from the Atlantic to the Arctic to the Pacific oceans. Now she’s on lockdown in Eagle Plains, a tiny Yukon outpost on the edge of the Arctic Circle. Here’s how her adventure has gone so far. —As told to Liza Agrba “I’ve been travelling for a long time. In 2011, while living i [...]

14 February 2021

A list of politicians who travelled abroad despite pandemic-era advice to stay home

A number of politicians have admitted to leaving the country over the December holiday period, even as their constituents adhered to public health guidance meant to curb the spread of COVID-19 and hunkered down at home. Here's a look at some of the lawmakers who took trips abroad despite public health appeals to avoid non-essential travel. ROD PHILLIPS When Rod Phillips jetted off f [...]

14 February 2021

Are we all in this together? The political perils of pandemic travel

COVID-19 is a threat that requires collective action. Unfortunately, some Canadian politicians are demonstrating how hard it can be to marshal a response to such challenges. The good news is that almost every elected provincial and federal figure in Canada appears to have avoided travelling outside the country during the holidays. The bad news is that the exceptions number more [...]

14 February 2021

Air Canada caps 'bleakest year' in aviation history with $1.16B quarterly loss

Air Canada posted a staggering $1.16 billion loss in the fourth quarter of 2020, a result that caps off what the company's chief executive called the bleakest year in aviation history. Despite the losses, Air Canada president and CEO Calin Rovinescu said on a call with analysts Friday morning that he was encouraged by the progress of recent talks with the federal government about a ba [...]

14 February 2021

PM warns Canadians to expect more travel restrictions soon

TORONTO -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is warning Canadians to expect more travel restrictions in the near future. At his briefing Tuesday, Trudeau reiterated federal public health guidance to avoid all non-essential travel, both abroad and in between provinces. Trudeau said in French that the constantly evolving news of COVID-19 variants from other countries has spurred the governm [...]

07 February 2021

Air Canada flight attendant wins fight over COVID-19 workers' compensation

A B.C-based Air Canada flight attendant who says she contracted COVID-19 during a series of long-haul flights last March has won a battle with the airline for workers' compensation. A WorkSafeBC officer sided with the flight attendant over the airline, which claimed the risk of getting COVID-19 on flights was "relatively low." The decision, which was reached in early January, [...]

07 February 2021

Canadian National Railway Co (CNI) Q4 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

Contents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: Operator Ladies and gentlemen, CN's Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results Conference Call will begin momentarily. I would like to remind you that today's remarks contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Such statements are based on as [...]

07 February 2021

Bombardier says it will net only $3.6B from rail sale to Alstom

Bombardier says the net proceeds from the sale of its rail business to Alstom were lower than expected because of difficult market conditions. The Montreal-based company confirmed the closing of the deal today. Bombardier says net proceeds from the sale were $3.6 billion, down from the US$4 billion it had expected in September. Bombardier spokeswoman Jessica McDonald attributed [...]

07 February 2021

21 senators issue plea for Ottawa to provide financial support to Maritime Bus

Twenty-one senators from the Maritimes are urging the federal government to provide financial assistance to an inter-city bus service that they say is in financial peril because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The senators have sent a letter to federal Transport Minister Omar Alghabra, saying Maritime Bus provides an essential service to the health-care sector by transporting blood products a [...]

07 February 2021

Tackling race and reconciliation in a historic Southern town

A Black chef from Queens and a white business entrepreneur walk into an abandoned Greyhound bus station. Mashama Bailey and John O. Morisano converted the space into an award-winning destination restaurant in Savannah, Georgia. The Grey provides more than meals to a community with a dark history of segregation. Their business partnership evolved into a friendship that represents turning a divided [...]

07 February 2021

Private Debt Partners Appoints Six New Members to Advisory Board

TORONTO and MONTREAL, Jan. 27, 2021 /CNW/ - Private Debt Partners ("PDP" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the nominations of Mr. Mario Charpentier, Mr. Daniel Gallivan, Mr. Paul Hill, Mr. Richard Kanemy, Ms. Kristi Miller and Dr. Par Nijhawan, to its Advisory Board. The newly appointed Advisory Board members bring diverse finance, banking, legal, operational, governance and lead [...]

07 February 2021

Porter Airlines updates tentative restart of flights to March 29

TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2021 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines is establishing March 29 as a revised tentative date for restarting flights based on the continuing surge in COVID-19 cases and corresponding public health measures. "With the introduction of vaccines, we are more optimistic about determining a date in the near-term to reintroduce flights than at any point since the pandemic began," said Mi [...]

07 February 2021

How Pierre Jeanniot Helped Transform Air Canada

The black box and non-smoking flights are two notable introductions in aviation thanks to the help of Pierre Jean Jeanniot. The industry veteran was the president and CEO of Air Canada from 1984 to 1990 and has been a force behind the scenes for decades. His impact on the airline and the wider market can still be felt today. Adapting quickly After arriving in Montreal from France, Jeanni [...]

07 February 2021

Porter Airlines Flight Resumption Pushed To Late March

Unfortunately, regional Canadian carrier Porter Airlines has decided to postpone its flight-resumption plan yet again. The most recent resumption date for Porter was February 11th. However, with the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec shattering records for COVID-19 cases, the airline has decided to push back its re-launch date to March 29th. This means Porter will have been absent [...]

07 February 2021

CBH’s exports ramping up

WEST PERTH, AUSTRALIA — The CBH Group’s exports for Western Australia remain strong with record breaking shipments in December. Ben Macnamara, chief operations officer of CBH, said since the start of the shipping season in October 2020 approximately 2.5 million tonnes of grain had been moved from country receival sites to ports and shipped. Shipping stems at all four CBH grain port ter [...]

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