Travel from U.S. up in February for third time in four months: StatsCan

Travel from U.S. up in February for third time in four months: StatsCan

The Canadian Press OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says travel to Canada from the United States rose for the first time in four months in February, while Canadian travel to the United States declined for a third consecutive month. The agency says travel to the United States declined 0.6 per cent in February compared with the […]

Feds seek power to break locks off passengers’ checked airline baggage

Feds seek power to break locks off passengers’ checked airline baggage

The Canadian Press OTTAWA – The Conservative government would like to know how air passengers feel about their checked luggage being broken into — by airport security screeners. Transport Canada is seeking feedback on a plan to give security screeners the power to break a lock or seal — such as plastic shrink wrap — […]

Hidden treasure of a trail in Ridgetown

Hidden treasure of a trail in Ridgetown

  By Kim Broadbent As the weather is finally starting to warm up a bit, if you can call -4C warming up, we took full advantage of our first day off on March Break to go for a hike. We turned off the highway at the Ridgetown exit to go explore the Ridgetown T.R.E.E.S. Memorial […]

Tourism experts gather in London

Tourism experts gather in London

(Woodstock) – On March 19th and 20th, the Four Points by Sheraton London, will be transformed with high energy from tourism professionals in southwestern Ontario, who will gather for the third annual Ontario’s Southwest Spring Conference. This is a forum for those in the tourism industry to stay up-to-date with trends, share ideas & best practices, […]

Snowshoeing in the C.M. Wilson Conservation Area

Snowshoeing in the C.M. Wilson Conservation Area

By Kim Broadbent I wanted to try something new. With all of this snow coming down upon us, it obviously had to be something that was compatible with snow. So, I decided to give snowshoeing a shot. Now the whole concept of snowshoeing is not one I am completely new to. I did try it […]

Rude and unhelpful staff and poor communication among traveller complaints

Rude and unhelpful staff and poor communication among traveller complaints

Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press TORONTO – A passenger alleges that Air Canada agents laughed at him and refused to help after a delay caused him to miss a connecting flight. Another customer claims he was notified via email that his flight with Spanish airline Iberia had been cancelled — four days after the scheduled […]

A winter hike in the St. Clair National Wildlife Area

A winter hike in the St. Clair National Wildlife Area

By Kim Broadbent Remember that snow we were supposed to get? Well, we got it and we got it good. Between the temperature dropping to -40 C, the snow and the ice, going outside was not an option. By yesterday, the boys and myself, were starting to get a bit stir-crazy so we decided to […]

Guided tour to focus on owls at Conservation Area, Feb. 15

Guided tour to focus on owls at Conservation Area, Feb. 15

  Mount Brydges –  Owls are the focus of the Moonlight Winter Family Hike event at Longwoods Road Conservation Area, Saturday February 15. Pre-registration is mandatory. Admission is:  adults $10, youth 6 to 17 are $5, plus HST, and under 6 are free. Outdoors Enjoy a half hour guided moonlit hike through the woods in search of owls. Hikes are at […]