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GREECE VOTES NO

Now it is ready to talk
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06 JUL 2015:  Well they got what they wanted. Now what? Greeks voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to reject terms of a bailout, risking financial ruin in a show of defiance that could splinter Europe. MORE

BACK TO WORK

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06 JUL 015:  Toronto Pearson International Airport was reporting normal operations over the weekend, but there were still some repercussions Friday’s wildcat job action by workers who refuel planes.  Pearson’s website said Saturday “Operations are running normally but asked travellers to check with their airline regarding flight information before proceeding to the airport. MORE

MOMENT OF SILENCE

Britain honours those killed in Tunisia
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06 JUL 2015:  Flags were lowered to half-staff at Buckingham Palace and UK government buildings on Friday as Britain honoured the 38 victims of an Islamic extremist's rampage at a Tunisian beach resort. MORE

REMEMBER THE ALAMO

Mission is just one of new UNESCO World Heritage sites
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06 JUL 2015:  The US has succeeded in its bid to “Remember the Alamo,” after the UN cultural body approved its status as a world heritage site Sunday. MORE

FLYING BLIND

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06 JUL 2015: Two blind Toronto women were removed from a Jet Airways plane last week when a flight attendant said their dogs had to be muzzled. The two refused (thye had no muzzles) police were called, and they were escorted off the flight. MORE

ROUND ONE TO UBER

Judge says Uber okay to operate in Toronto
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06 JUL 2015:  Toronto has lost its bid to ban Uber from operating in the city. In a decision handed down late Friday, Superior Court Judge Sean Dunphy rejected its request for an injunction, ruling that the California-based company does not need a license to operate under current bylaws. MORE

SEARCH SUSPENDED

Cruise ship crew member overboard off Alaska
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06 JUL 2015:  The Coast Guard on Friday suspended a search for a cruise ship crew member who was reported overboard off Alaska.  Alaska State Troopers identified the Norwegian Sun crew member as 27-year-old Jonas Fillipe de Miranda Santiago of Brazil who went missing Thursday south of Douglas Island. MORE

DESTINATION CALIFORNIA

By MARGARET SWAINE
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06 JUL 2015:  Whenever I visit California, I know I’ll eat well and be active on the water, the fairways and the hiking trails. People in the Golden State just do it: whether it be surfing, paddle boarding, golfing or farming fresh produce, sea salt and olive oil. MORE
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THE ELEGANT EXPLORER

By JEN SAVEDRA
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25 JUN 2015:  Luxury French cruise line PONANT, has partnered with Cruse Strategies in the expectation of increasing awareness throughout Canada and, if the reception they received from agents last week in Toronto was any indication, a hard sell won’t be required. MORE

ATLANTA POSTS BIG NUMBERS

Everybody is going somewhere
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02 JUN 2015: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International officials say the airport will host a projected 327,170 passengers during the holiday weekend. MORE

LEGAL AND TAXABLE

Airbnb in Philadelphia
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03 JUL 2015:  Philadelphia has legalized and plans to tax Airbnb and other short-term rentals ahead of Pope Francis' visit in September and next year's Democratic National Convention. Airbnb says the city became the nation's largest to legalize rentals through online marketplaces. It joins San Francisco and Portland, Oregon, among cities authorizing the transactions. MORE

CUBA LAUNCHES PUBLIC WIFI

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03 JUL 2015:  Cuban authorities have launched public Wi-Fi hotspots along a main avenue that is the heart of Havana's cultural and social life, the first step in government promises to gradually roll out such connectivity options on an island that the Internet revolution has largely passed by. MORE

SILVER MUSE

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03 JUL 2015:  Silversea Cruises is building a new flagship, the 596-guest Silver Muse, which is scheduled for delivery in April 2017. The new ultra-luxury vessel, which will be Silversea’s ninth, is being built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. MORE

BC RESORT JOINS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC COLLECTION

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03 JUL 2015: National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World has added Siwash Lake Ranch to its prestigious collection of boutique hotels in remarkable destinations around the world. Siwash is among 14 new Unique Lodges members who have each demonstrated their commitment to authenticity, excellence, and sustainability, while offering outstanding guest experiences that support the protection of cultural and natural heritage. MORE

CONTROLLING TOURISM

Barcelona suspends new accommodation licenses
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03 JUL 2015: Barcelona's new leftist mayor Thursday temporarily halted the issuing of new licenses for tourist accommodation while new regulations are drawn up to govern a sector some say has grown too big in recent years. MORE

ON OCEANIA

An Alaska Fish Story Where No Fish Gets Away
By WALLACE IMMEN
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03 JUL 2015: What do Alaska fishing guides do after a long day of helping visiting anglers catch hard-fighting king salmon? They go fishing.  Taylor and Zane are local Alaska boys who pretty much live on their fishing boat. After their day of taking our group from the Oceania Regatta to what they swear is some of the best fishing and whale watching waters on the Alaska coast, they plan to head out again, because nothing beats a good day of fishing. MORE
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