National Newswatch

Tourism task force calls on Ontario to incentivize local travel with points card, ads

Jun 23 2021 — Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press — Ontario can jumpstart its flagging tourism sector by incentivizing travel with discount cards and ad campaigns, a government task force recommended Wednesday.  The Tourism Economic Recovery Ministerial Task Force, set up after the release of this year's budget as the government turned its attention to post-pandemic recovery, has delivered a report with 10 key recommendations […]

Ontario’s fractured vaccine booking system is complex, but gets job done: experts

Jun 22 2021 — Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press — Ontario's vaccine booking system has been described as complex, fractured, and frustrating, but as first-dose uptake tops 75 per cent, experts say it's getting the job done. The government's vaccine booking portal isn't accessible in all regions, pharmacies manage their own appointments outside that system, and pop-up clinics can generate long lines.  Many have complained […]