August 31, 1992 |
Bezal Jesudason keeps his table set for 15, here on remote Cornwallis Island high in the Canadian Arctic archipelago. He never knows who may be dropping in for dinner. There were the New Agers from Winnipeg, on their way by sledge to the magnetic North Pole, where they hoped to beget a super-baby. There was the Japanese film crew making a movie called "Antarctica"; because they were at the wrong end of the globe, they had to use stuffed penguins as props.
July 31, 2003 |
Rolling Stones fans rocked at an outdoor concert aimed at showing Toronto is free of SARS and ready for visitors. More than 400,000 tickets were sold at $16 each for acts that also included Guess Who and Justin Timberlake. Organizers hope that the concert will help revive tourism in Canada, where the fallout from severe acute respiratory syndrome is estimated to have cost the industry hundreds of millions of dollars.
April 19, 2006 |
The Bush administration said Tuesday that it still planned to require passports from all foreigners entering the United States by the end of next year, despite calls for a delay by some Republicans worried about strained relations with Canada. At issue is a 2004 law, being phased in over three years, to tighten U.S. borders against terrorists and other criminals.
October 14, 2000
Re Brian Lowry's "Labor Movement Isn't Aboot to Head Into Canadian Sunset" (Oct. 3): Finally, someone in Hollywood has the guts to focus on the real reason production from the U.S. has been given a green magic carpet ride. Forestry and tourism were Canada's major industries. They vowed to make filmmaking No. 1. For the last 20 years, they've been building, training, with the ultimate goal of going toe to toe with Hollywood, New York, Atlanta, Wilmington, Seattle, Salt Lake and every other place that's suffering from a lack of production.
September 27, 1998 |
Follow the money, a certain anonymous source told Watergate reporter Bob Woodward about 25 years ago, and that advice often serves consumers well too. But if you're a traveler looking for bargains abroad, you're better off doing the opposite: Follow the enfeebled economies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1997 |
If the Orange County Tourism Council has its way, vacationers will soon refer to the home of Disneyland and Surf City by the new slogan, "The Perfect California." That phrase, along with an aqua logo featuring a wave, a palm tree and the sun, was unveiled last month as part of the council's latest campaign to lure more tourists.
August 2, 1998 |
For five days the seas had been incredibly calm, with only occasional hefty waves to deal with. But now on the final day of our kayaking trip to the southern Gulf Islands near Vancouver, in British Columbia, we ran into unexpected turbulence, otherwise known as a tide rip.
October 22, 1995 |
There is only one man alive who can make Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole vote against free trade and make Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) speak Spanish on the Senate floor. That man is Fidel Castro, and he was at it again last week, working his mysterious occult power to cloud the minds of U.S. politicians and turn the United States into a global laughingstock. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.
May 27, 2003 |
There is no place that says Canada like Barberian's Steak House. You could always get a fine Alberta-bred filet mignon here, and generations of people have. That was before last week, when Canada was hit with what some analysts are beginning to call the economic equivalent of "the perfect storm"-- a renewed outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome, with 11 new probable cases in Toronto, and a confirmed incidence of "mad cow" disease that has left some diners leery of beef.
October 12, 1986 |
When the gates close Monday to mark the end of Expo, more than 20 million people from around the world will have passed through them since May 2 to set one of many records for what will likely will go down in history as the most successful of all world expositions. A tabulation after last past weekend showed that Expo 86 had already passed attendance records of the last world's fair in Japan, which registered 20.3 million visitors.