Conference and meeting venue delivers extraordinary value close to Ottawa

November 24, 2012 11:14 am
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It’s event planning season in Eastern Ontario and the largest conference and meeting venue in the region is gearing up to make sure everyone leaves a winner — especially those who make events happen. Situated on the scenic banks of the St. Lawrence River in Cornwall, the NAV CENTRE is […]

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Get out there and explore: Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast

July 24, 2012 4:04 pm
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If you’re looking for a way to really enjoy the outdoors this summer, take in some breathtaking views, learn some Canadian history, experience nature and get some exercise with your family — then grab your bike, your hiking shoes and sunscreen and hit those trails.

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Vive la France!

July 13, 2012 2:09 pm
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The best surprise of the Normandy trip was the pleasant drive through the rolling hills and dotted farm houses that encapsulate the entire region. In six days of driving though Normandy we had only one day of overcast skies and rain. Otherwise, it was sunny with not a cloud in […]

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Travel: Arras, Lille & Normandy, France

July 12, 2012 5:22 pm
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We arrived at Charles de Gaulle/Roissy International Airport in Paris and transferred to the Train à grande vitesse for Arras, Nord Pas de Calais. Arriving in Arras, opposite the railway station, is the War Memorial, which depicts a French WWI soldier leaning against the monument, watching over an angel with outspread wings, representing peace. And that set the tone for the trip.

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Travel Diary: South Africa

May 10, 2012 3:20 pm
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Stephanie Vizi recounts her recent trip to Southern Africa, including her encounters with racism and experiences of culture shock.

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Travel Diary: Maputsoe, Lesotho

April 25, 2012 5:56 pm
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Today, there are 57 orphans living at Rachel’s Home, a shelter for children with HIV/AIDS in Lesotho. The children go to school on the compound until grade six and then are sent to boarding school and later post-secondary studies in surrounding cities. Stephanie Vizi describes her journey to Rachel’s Home and the work of the charity.

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Maple Magic

April 12, 2012 8:38 am
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April means maple syrup and according to National Geographic, the best sticky stuff in Ontario is in Lanark County just outside Ottawa, in Ontario’s Highlands. Known as the Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario, Lanark’s maple syrup was ranked first in a list of top ten foods to eat in Ontario.

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High Tech, Low Stress

March 5, 2012 4:03 pm
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Winter in Ontario is no time to hibernate. Whether heading outdoors excites you or you prefer to stay indoors, activities in Eastern Ontario await you. Your winter getaway is waiting, and now it is easier to plan and book than ever before with the new Ontario’s Highlands tourism web site at ontarioshighlands.ca.

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Austria the Winter Away

March 1, 2012 4:14 pm
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Vienna’s annual ball season is an expression of perpendicular poetry while Salzburg is a gem in the Alps. Both cities are packed with culture!

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Giddy up to Colorado!

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From the novice to the most experienced rider, the very young to the very old, whole families come together while enjoying the great outdoors. Valet parking, Colorado style, involves a few cowboys, a chuck wagon and a tour of the grounds. This toss back in time is a great way […]

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Proposed development threatens Jasper National Park

January 12, 2012 10:59 am
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A recent decision by Parks Canada regarding the national treasure that is Jasper National Park is cause for alarm. Given that Parks Canada is mandated to protect our landscapes and ensure ecological integrity for present and future generations, many Canadians are outraged by the possibility of a new ‘visitor experience’ development proposed for Jasper National Park.

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