Come from away

Come from away

PRE-BROADWAY TRYOUT Come From Away is an uplifting new musical that celebrates human compassion in the face of terrible circumstances. Penned by Canadian husband and wife team Irene Snakoff and David Hein, Come From Away is set in the remote town of Gander in Newfoundland, which found itself playing host to the passengers of 38 planes that were forced to land on 9/11. Thoroughly researched and based on interviews with residents and passengers, the show explores how this tiny community [...]

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Limos face police board licensing similar to taxis

Limos face police board licensing similar to taxis

By Brendan Wedley, Peterborough Examiner – Saturday, January 26, 2013 1:05:14 EST AM Limousine companies and other for-profit transportation business will soon fall under similar licensing and regulations through city police as taxis in Peterborough. The Peterborough-Lakefield Police Services Board will consider Tuesday a bylaw that would bring into effect measures such as annual licence fees for limousine drivers and vehicles, mandated criminal background checks for drivers and minimum requirements for insurance coverage. Chief Murray Rodd says the bylaw will improve public safety [...]

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Regulation increases safety, accountability in B.C. limousine industry

Regulation increases safety, accountability in B.C. limousine industry

VICTORIA – The Government of B.C. has amended the Passenger Transportation Regulation governing licensing for limousines. The change will increase safety by making operators – and each of their vehicles – more accountable, create a level playing field in the industry, and allow government to better enforce the industry. Now, all limousine operators with perimeter seating vehicles such as stretch SUVs and limo-buses must have each vehicle in their fleet approved by the Passenger Transportation Board, an independent tribunal, for [...]

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Touch screens offer travel info at Ontario highway service centres

Touch screens offer travel info at Ontario highway service centres

By Signmedia.ca The Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) and the province’s ministry of transportation recently installed new free-standing touch-screen kiosks in their Onroute service centres along major highways. Cineplex Digital Media (CDM) was contracted to develop the interactive kiosks, which use 1.7-m (65-in.) touch screens to connect users with travel information and services, including maps with real-time weather and traffic, a trip-planning tool, the Discover Ontario mobile app and two interactive games, ‘Top Traveller’ and ‘Memory Match.’ Since the kiosks were [...]

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