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Ontario Travel Online Packages Opportunity: Fall Campaign

August 18, 2017
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OTMPC will continue the 'Where Am I?' campaign into the fall season, showcasing unexpected hidden gems and surprising experiences. The upcoming campaign encourages our primary target audience, couples travelling without children, to unear...

Google Trekkers Map Waterfront Trails

August 16, 2017
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CORNWALL, Ontario - In partnership with Google and the Great Waterway, two summer students will be embarking on a 22 km hike, capturing the beauty of the city’s waterfront trails.The new project, called Google Trekker, aims to give p...

Conclude your summer with a wee dram at Fort Wellington National Historic Site!

August 16, 2017
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Parks Canada invites you to raise a glass at Fort Wellington National Historic Site for Canada 150. Join in on a daily alcohol ration in a rare evening whisky seminar at the historic fort. While beer was common for British troops in Upper ...

OTMPC Annual Travel Information Services Conference

August 14, 2017
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It’s with great pleasure that the Ontario Travel Information Centre team announces the OTMPC Annual Travel Information Services Conference is now open for registration!DATE:  Oct 11 – Oct 13, 2017LOCATION: Caesars Windsor, 377...

Fort Henry to host United States Marine Corps Joint Ceremonial August 19th and 20th

August 14, 2017
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Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada is pleased to present the Battle Color Detachment of the United States Marine Corps from 8th and I Barracks, Washington, DC for two performances on Saturday August 19 and Sunday 20, 2017 starting...

Quinte Botanical Gardens Open for Business

August 14, 2017
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Aug 02, 2017 by Erin Stewart  Quinte West News,Everyone is welcome to visit the 25 gardens which include a bird, bee and butterfly garden, formal knot garden, oriental garden, white garden, rose garden and edible garden.Owners ...

Ontario Hints at Tax Breaks for Small Business to Ease Impact of Moving to $15 Minimum Wage by 2019

August 11, 2017
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Ontario is considering measures like exempting the first $450,000 of small-business income from taxes — as is done in Manitoba — to cushion the cost of moving to a $15 minimum wage.Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Small Business...

Prime time for Brockville tunnel

August 2, 2017
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From The Recorder | July 28, 2017,As workers were preparing it for its grand opening in two weeks, Brockville’s railway tunnel was ready for its close-up.A film crew working for the Great Waterway tourism organization swung throu...

Brockville & District Chamber of Commerce – Job Posting

August 1, 2017
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Tourism Information Services Coordinator Love Brockville and want to share it with the world? The Brockville & District Chamber of Commerce is looking for a full-time Information Services Coordinator for Brockville & 1000 Islands ...

Celebrate Canada 150 in Lennox & Addington on August 19th in Napanee

August 1, 2017
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Lennox & Addington County is celebrating Canada's 150 birthday with a free outdoor concert on Saturday, August 19th beginning at 7pm. The event takes places on the grounds of the Lennox & Addington County Court House, located at 97...

County gets official tourism website

July 31, 2017
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From The Whig Standard | July 25, 2017There’s a fresh look and feel at VisitPEC.ca, The County’s new, official tourism website. The site soft-launched last week and is a resource of information and vibrant imagery for visitors, l...

The Road to the Games

July 24, 2017
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Fiddling Hits All the Right Notes At The 70th Games In a little more than a week, the streets of Maxville will be bumper-to-bumper as excited fans head to this year’s 70th edition of the Glengarry Highland Games. For two full days, Augu...

You’re Invited to The Great Waterway AGM

July 21, 2017
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The Great Waterway cordially invites you to our AGM on September 8th at the Ambassador Hotel from 1 - 5 p.m. We are combining our annual general meeting with an afternoon of speakers, educational sessions and networking to support your bu...

KEDCO execs in China meeting with Feihe, other companies

July 21, 2017
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From the Kingston Whig Standard A small delegation from the city’s economic development agency is in China to celebrate Feihe International’s 55th anniversary and to meet with other companies interested in investing in Canada....

Kingston Pen’s long-term vision: Overnight stays, tin plate meals and haunted walks?

July 21, 2017
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From the Kingston Heritage Big things are planned for the Big House.The popular daily tours of Kingston Penitentiary are set to continue indefinitely under a newly-approved vision to redevelop the former prison lands.The St. L...

Avro Arrow Recovery Project Takes Flight

July 21, 2017
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From the Toronto SunSixty years after nine Avro Arrow free flight models went missing in Lake Ontario, a high-tech, all-Canadian search is under way for their recovery.The Arrow Recovery Project, funded by private sponsors and corp...

The Heavyweights Throw Their Weight Into the Games

July 19, 2017
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One of the most exciting and colourful events at the Games is the Heavyweights and the Games provide a complete slate of competitions. All divisions (Master, Open Pro., Women, and Amateur) compete in heavyweight events that are judged by t...

Sandbanks Receives International Honour For Beach Excellence

July 13, 2017
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Quinte News | July 12th, 2017 by Brock OrmondA popular Quinte-area tourist attraction has received an international flag of approval for beach excellence.Sandbanks Provincial Park in Prince Edward County was awarded the Blue Flag...

See ‘The Milky Way’ and other celestial objects at the L&A Dark Sky Viewing Area

July 11, 2017
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(July 11, 2017, Lennox & Addington County) Stargazing evenings return to the Lennox & Addington Dark Sky Viewing Area! Witness the ‘The Milky Way’ and a variety of celestial objects on July 21st & 22nd beginning at 9:30pm (...

Seasonal Lockage Permit – Free for 2017!

July 11, 2017
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Do you love to travel by pleasure boat or canoe? Launch your own adventure along Canada's original highways. Going through the locks, you'll appreciate the "cutting-edge" engineering technology – from over 150 years ago! Immerse yourself...

Ontario Welcomes The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall

July 7, 2017
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June 30, 2017 2:10 P.M. | Office of the Premier Royal Visit Includes Stop at Wellington Farmers’ Market to Showcase Local Food and Producers."Premier Kathleen Wynne welcomed Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duches...

County Recognized for LGBTQ Acceptance

July 7, 2017
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July 5 | County Weekly NewsA marketing initiative developed by Prince Edward County’s community development department that was designed to promote the County as a LGBTQ-friendly travel destination recently earned national recognitio...

Celebrate Ontario’s 150th Anniversary with the 2017 Fun Pass

July 6, 2017
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From June 22, 2017 9:00 A.M. | Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport The province is helping families celebrate Ontario's 150th anniversary by expanding the Fun Pass for 2017.The Fun Pass includes coupons that give local eleme...

Tourism Kingston Announces New Executive Director

July 6, 2017
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From July 5 | Kingston Whig Standard"Tourism Kingston has a new boss, bringing Rob Kawamoto, who had been living and working in the big city, back home.“Tourism continues to be a major economic driver in Kingston, generating thou...

Chill on the Hill with Rascal Flatts

July 5, 2017
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Ten albums with sixteen number one hits. Over 23 million records and 10 million tickets sold.  Expert musicianship, razor-sharp vocals and songs that have shaped lives, loves and the genre of country music itself, Rascal Flatts will pla...

Canada 150 in Rockport

June 13, 2017
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Rockport Cruises introduces its newest tour boat the “CANADA SPIRIT”. This 92 foot triple decker proudly displays the colours of our Canadian flag and is our way of showcasing what it truly means to be proud Canadians, announces Kathle...

Glengarry Highland Games Release

June 1, 2017
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Monday, May 29, 2017CELEBRATE WITH US AT OUR 70TH GAMESWERE YOU PART OF THE FIRST GAMES IN 1948?Nearly 10,000 people inundated Maxville for the first Glengarry Highland Games in 1948. The organizers had hoped for a few thousand...

Historic SDG Jail

May 23, 2017
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Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry, Ontario – The Historic SDG Jail is pleased to announce tours will begin on May 23, 2017 and run until August 25, 2017 for the summer season. At an affordable price of $10 for adults and only $5 for child...

OTMPC Announces New Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

May 3, 2017
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OTMPC Announces New Vice President and Chief Marketing OfficerMay 2017The Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) is pleased to announce that Melanie Robert is the successful candidate in the open co...

Free Lockage Permits Now Available Online

April 21, 2017
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Free Lockage in 2017 for all Parks Canada Canals!To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, the Government of Canada has announced that lockage on all historic canals (Rideau Canal, Trent Severn Waterway and Quebec...

Treasure Island Marina Officially Opens April 1st

April 21, 2017
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It is time to start thinking about your  plans for the Summer, your boat and all the great events that you are going to attend this year. Our slips are almost full and we are booking up for transient boaters as well.There are still pl...

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