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VIA Rail unable to resume partial service in Eastern Canada, B.C. blockades expected to come down

Although confirming earlier this week that it had obtained authorization from CN Rail to resume partial and regular service between key travel corridors, VIA Rail has announced that it has “no choice” but to continue the cancellation of its services.
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VIA Rail service will resume in Southwestern Ontario on Feb. 20

After announcing yesterday that it would be resuming partial service between Quebec City-Montreal-Ottawa, VIA Rail has gone one step further to resume service in all of Southwestern Ontario.
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SERNATUR provides Chile tourism update amid unrest in Santiago

The Undersecretary of Tourism and the National Tourism Board (SERNATUR) says that the majority of Chile’s tourism businesses and activities continue to operate as normal as protests continue in the country’s capital.
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Hong Kong leader renews appeal for dialogue with protesters

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday renewed an appeal to pro-democracy protesters to halt violence and engage in dialogue, as the city's richest man urged the government to provide a way out for the mostly young demonstrators.
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Flights out of Hong Kong cancelled again; riot police move in

Protesters severely crippled operations at Hong Kong's international airport for a second day Tuesday, forcing authorities to cancel all remaining flights out of the city after demonstrators took over the terminals as part of their push for democratic reforms.
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Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong Kong

The federal government has issued a travel advisory that urges Canadians travelling to Hong Kong to exercise ``a high degree of caution'' because of the escalating protests in the city.
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France counts costs of protests, new measures

Tax relief and other fiscal measures announced by French President Emmanuel Macron to try to calm nationwide protests will cost 8-10 billion euros ($9-$11 billion), the government said Tuesday.
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Eiffel Tower & the Louvre to close as Paris braces for more violent protests

France was mobilizing tens of thousands of police officers and closing landmarks – including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre – as authorities warned that anti-government protests on Saturday could be even more violent than the ones that have crippled the country for weeks.
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Up in the air: How to fly now in Canada
Up in the air: How to fly now in Canada
Arriving at Pearson International Airport is not like it used to be. Cars and limousines aren’t jockeying for...
Canada fails to make the UK’s new green-light list
Canada fails to make the UK’s new green-light list
Government officials have released an official list of low-risk countries whose residents will be allowed to travel to...
Saint Lucia announces mandatory pre-travel testing for COVID-19
Saint Lucia announces mandatory pre-travel testing for COVID-19
TORONTO — Pre-travel testing for COVID-19 is now mandatory for all travellers heading to Saint Lucia, effective July 9.
Sunquest’s new SPFPlus program includes donation to Food Banks Canada
Sunquest’s new SPFPlus program includes donation to Food Banks Canada
Sunquest has unveiled its brand new SPFPlus program, with a portion of each purchase going to Canadians in need.
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