'We can't lose more money:' East Coast tourism operators brace for slow season, again

Joe O'Brien, captain and one of the owners of O'Briens Whale and Bird Tours poses for a picture at their home base in Bay Bulls, Newfoundland and Labrador on Saturday, June 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly Joe O'Brien, captain and one of the owners of O'Briens Whale and Bird Tours poses for a picture at their home base in Bay Bulls, Newfoundland and Labrador on Saturday, June 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly

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Canada no longer advising against non-essential travel, first time since March 2020

The Canadian government has quietly lifted its advisory against non-essential international travel, marking the first time since March 2020 that the notice has been lifted. 'Be aware that although you are better protected against serious illness if you are vaccinated, you may still be at risk of infection from the virus that causes COVID-19,' the updated advisory states.

Travellers wait in line to check-in for a Philippine Airlines flight to Manila at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Friday, July 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Buckingham Palace: Queen spent night in hospital after scrapping trip

Queen Elizabeth II spent a night in a hospital for checks this week after cancelling an official trip to Northern Ireland on medical advice, Buckingham Palace said Thursday. The palace said the 95-year-old monarch went to the private King Edward VII's Hospital in London on Wednesday for 'preliminary investigations.'

As some pandemic benefits expire, feds to spend $7.4B on new programs

The federal government has announced a suite of changes to the popular income and business support programs put in place during the pandemic and set to expire on Saturday. Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland reminded Canadians on Thursday that the measures were always intended to be 'temporary.'