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Ottawa Greyhound passengers to face metal detectors

Passengers will be forced to stow most of their carry-on bags under the bus and pass through a metal detector before boarding a Greyhound bus in Ottawa.

Disabled, obese allowed free extra plane seat

Janice Tibbetts The Province 24.11.2008
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Canada's two largest airlines must give disabled and morbidly obese passengers an extra free seat on domestic flights, beginning in January, after the Supreme Court refused yesterday to consider the carriers' appeal of a federal order.


CN Train Derailment Causes Problems For Via Rail Passengers

A CN freight train derailment is causing major problems for Via Rail passengers Wednesday morning. Seven cars from the CN train went off the tracks just west of Kingston at about 3:30am.

Toronto: A beach and a deal

The Delta Chelsea Hotel 26.07.2008
Toronto: A beach and a deal

If you're heading to, or through, Toronto on holidays, you might want to take advantage of a couple of new offers: The Delta Chelsea Hotel -- right downtown at Yonge and Gerrard -- now has a beach. Your read that correctly. The hotel has partnered...


Part of TSB report into Air France crash watered down, documents show

Jack Branswell and Phil Couvrette Canada.com 14.07.2008
Part of TSB report into Air France crash watered down, documents show

OTTAWA -- The Transportation Safety Board's final report on the Air France crash in Toronto three years ago watered down how the lack of having an extended runway impacted both passenger injuries and damage to the plane, according to documents obt...

Risk of more small plane crashes in increasingly cramped Toronto airspace: report

TORONTO — More small airplane crashes are likely around the country's busiest airport if Toronto's increasingly cramped airspace isn't redesigned and those pilots continue to rely on their eyesight to avoid collisions, said a report into a fatal m...


Riding the Rocket in Toronto

Rebecca Stevenson Canada.com 13.06.2008
Riding the Rocket in Toronto

Where can you get married, eat breakfast in a jewelry store and get divorced, all in one trip? Rebecca Stevenson discovers karaoke bars, ethnic cafés, a brewery and a castle on the Yonge-University-Spadina Line. All on one $9 day pass.

Ideas to sell Toronto to tourists

Royson James Toronto Star 20.05.2008
Ideas to sell Toronto to tourists

Adam Wetstein spends many Sundays at Union Station greeting visitors, dispensing local wisdom, suggesting where they might visit, where to stay, what attractions to see. He hears it from tourists.


O Canada, Where Have Your Bargains Gone?

MATT GROSS The New York Times 19.05.2008
O Canada, Where Have Your Bargains Gone?

ONCE upon a time, not all that long ago, there existed a magical country that was a lot like the United States, only less expensive. Its enchanted currency — the other dollar — allowed Americans to indulge as they could not back home. This delight...