Category Archives: Travel

Ottawa extends rules and restrictions for travelers amid rising COVID-19 case counts

The federal government says it's extending a slew of travel restrictions and rules meant to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic into the new year as case counts continue their steady rise across the country.  Public Safety Minister Bill Blair...

Ottawa extends rules and restrictions for travellers amid rising COVID-19 case counts

A slew of travel restrictions and rules meant to curb the spread of COVID-19 will be extended into January, the federal government said Sunday, as case counts continued to rise steadily across the country. In a statement, Public Safety Minister Bill

COVID-19 cases climbing in Atlantic Canada; N.B. reports record-breaking 23 new cases

FREDERICTON — COVID-19 cases are climbing in Canada's Atlantic provinces, with New Brunswick reporting a record-breaking 23 new cases today. During a press conference this afternoon, New Brunswick's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jennifer Russell ...

COVID-19 cases climbing in Atlantic Canada; N.B. reports record-breaking 23 new cases

FREDERICTON — Most of Canada's Atlantic provinces reported a surge in COVID-19 cases on Saturday, with New Brunswick setting a new single-day record for new diagnoses in the province. Dr. Jennifer Russell, the province's chief medical officer of health...

Tunnel plan near Stonehenge gets UK government consent

LONDON — The British government went against the recommendations of planning officials Thursday when it approved controversial plans for a road tunnel to be built near the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge in southern England. The project, which is ai...

Air Canada shares up sharply on news of potential government aid, vaccine development

Air Canada shares surged more than 28 per cent Monday as news of a potential COVID-19 vaccine and government assistance for the industry eclipsed dismal third-quarter results brought about by global pandemic lockdowns.The Montreal-based airline said it...

Halifax travel agency seeking to extend Atlantic bubble to Cuban resort this winter

HALIFAX — A Halifax travel agency is offering two weeklong trips to Cuba reserved exclusively for residents of the Atlantic Canada bubble. Absolute Travel Specialists says it will charter two Air Canada flights -- one in February and another in March

EU reimposes travel restriction on Canada amid rising pandemic numbers

OTTAWA — The European Union's council has reimposed a travel restriction on Canada as it battles a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The move reverses a decision in June that lifted entry restrictions on a number of non-EU countries, including

COVID-19 testing option to be tried at Calgary airport, U.S. border crossing

International travellers arriving in Alberta by air or land will have the option to take an expedited COVID-19 test to avoid quarantining for 14 days — a move the premier says would help the province's struggling service and tourism industry. The

Georges Island: public granted access to historic site in Halifax harbour

HALIFAX — Georges Island, a small but historic chunk of land in the middle of Halifax harbour, has long been off limits to tourists — even though it has been a national historic site since 1965. But that will&nbs...