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U.S. drops planned regulations for dogs crossing border from rabies-free countries

U.S. drops planned regulations for dogs crossing border from rabies-free countries

OTTAWA — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has rolled over on plans to require dog owners crossing the border from Canada to fill out onerous paperwork this summer, the agency announced Monday.
Five things to know about Quebec's unique, two-week-long construction holiday

Five things to know about Quebec's unique, two-week-long construction holiday

MONTREAL — It's one of Quebec's many idiosyncrasies that in the dog days of summer, when everyone wishes they were on holiday, virtually the entire construction industry and a good chunk of the rest of the province close up shop for two weeks.
U.S. eases border rules for dogs from Canada as Liberals try to secure exemption

U.S. eases border rules for dogs from Canada as Liberals try to secure exemption

OTTAWA — After much hounding by federal officials, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control is giving Canadian dogs a slightly longer leash when it comes to new rules aimed at controlling the spread of rabies.
Tourism association calls for end to LCBO strike, says dispute hurting operators

Tourism association calls for end to LCBO strike, says dispute hurting operators

The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario is calling for a swift resolution to an ongoing strike by the province's liquor store workers, saying the labour dispute is affecting tourism operators during their peak season.
Canada Day festivities attract hundreds at ceremonies, parties across the country

Canada Day festivities attract hundreds at ceremonies, parties across the country

Parks and public spaces across the country teemed with flag-waving revellers on Monday as thousands of people marked Canada Day, with many — including newly minted citizens — celebrating the unique privileges that come with being Canadian.
NDP's Ashton pays back some money from Christmas trip initially billed to taxpayers

NDP's Ashton pays back some money from Christmas trip initially billed to taxpayers

OTTAWA — A New Democrat member of Parliament has paid back a portion of the thousands of dollars she spent on a Christmastime trip for herself and her family that was paid for with public money.
French president postpones trip to New Brunswick amid election battle

French president postpones trip to New Brunswick amid election battle

FREDERICTON — The New Brunswick government says French President Emmanuel Macron has called off a planned visit to the province next month.
Ottawa urges Canadians to leave Lebanon while they can due to escalating violence

Ottawa urges Canadians to leave Lebanon while they can due to escalating violence

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly is urging Canadians to leave an increasingly volatile Lebanon while they can.
How to stay on budget this summer, wherever your vacation plans take you

How to stay on budget this summer, wherever your vacation plans take you

If daydreams about the cottage, beach or pool are making it harder to focus on Zoom meetings these days, you're not alone. Summer is peak travel season for Canadians, with July the most popular time for a getaway, according to a recent Deloitte poll.
Airline caterer Gate Gourmet offers behind-the-scenes look at in-flight dining

Airline caterer Gate Gourmet offers behind-the-scenes look at in-flight dining

CALGARY — Molly Brandt, executive chef for in-flight catering company Gate Gourmet, sees her role as similar to that of a fashion designer creating haute couture.