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Northern festivals recognized by provincial body

Northern festivals recognized by provincial body

A pair of Northern Ontario festivals has been acknowledged for excellence by Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO). Village Noel Temiskaming in Temiskaming Shores has been recognized as the Best New Festival (with revenues of $100,000 to $500,000).
ARC fitness offers teambuilding; neighbouring coffee shop’s conference space the perfect side

ARC fitness offers teambuilding; neighbouring coffee shop’s conference space the perfect side

An afternoon of rock climbing and yoga, followed by lively conversation over a coffee or glass of wine, with a healthy snack on the side.
Bryston’s on the Park a convenient escape

Bryston’s on the Park a convenient escape

Just 10 minutes outside of Sudbury’s downtown there sits an elegant Tudor revival hall, built in 1931. Bryston’s on the Park is an institution.
Kenora gets keen on conferences

Kenora gets keen on conferences

The sound of jackhammers are drumming in the background as Wayne Zimmer conveys a sense of enthusiasm for the transformative work taking shape at Seven Generations Education Institute in Kenora.
Timmins hotel specializing in professional clientele

Timmins hotel specializing in professional clientele

An international brand name with a stellar reputation is bringing visitors into Timmins’ newest hotel. Hampton Inn by Hilton Hotel opened its six-storey, 115-room Timmins property in April, 2015.
Holiday Inn transformation like “night and day”

Holiday Inn transformation like “night and day”

If there’s anyone who understands how to make a stay at a hotel feel like coming home, it’s Khalil Halani. The U.S.-born Halani was raised in the hospitality industry by his Ugandan father who started as a dishwasher in a Vancouver hotel at 13.
Lake Nipissing excursion ship caters to the corporate crowd

Lake Nipissing excursion ship caters to the corporate crowd

Sightseeing boat cruises have been a staple for generations of residents and cottagers living along the shore of Lake Nipissing stretching back to the 1800s.
Province considering bear hunt expansion

Province considering bear hunt expansion

The province is considering an expansion of the spring black bear hunt pilot it introduced in 2014. On Oct.
Sault to host tourism summit in November

Sault to host tourism summit in November

Sault Ste. Marie will host the Northern Ontario Tourism Summit in November. The second annual tourism summit will take place Nov. 16 to 18 at the Quattro Hotel and Conference Centre .
Minaki Yurt Adventures provide outside-the-box lodgings

Minaki Yurt Adventures provide outside-the-box lodgings

More than 20 years ago, Nadene and Jordy McBride decided to create a back-to-nature retreat that was a little off-the-beaten path.