Category Archives: Travel

Exploring Saskatoon like a local

Jim Byers, Special to Postmedia Network

Aug 21, 2017

, Last Updated: 2:13 PM ET

I’ve long felt Saskatoon is a city that punches above its weight. There are less than 300,000 residents, but it feels considerably larger, thanks in part to the University of Saskatchewan and a thriving arts and food scene.

It’s also a striking...

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Gourmet ice cream tour in Vancouver a sweet escape


Aug 21, 2017

, Last Updated: 12:25 PM ET

VANCOUVER — What’s better than a scoop of ice cream on a hot summer day? Three scoops, an ice cream sandwich, soft serve drizzled with chocolate syrup and a vegan charcoal banana coconut confection, of course.

That’s what participants devoured on a recent...

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Ex-hilarating times at Toronto’s CNE

Postmedia Network

Aug 20, 2017

, Last Updated: 6:28 PM ET

TORONTO — The annual prelude to summer's end was a predictable hot spot along Toronto's lake front over the weekend.

The Canadian National Exhibition - otherwise known as The Ex - kicked off on Friday and runs until Sept. 4, putting smiles on the faces of...

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CNE begins opening day with heightened security

Shawn Jeffords, Political Bureau Chief

Aug 18, 2017

, Last Updated: 3:25 PM ET

TORONTO — The 2017 Canadian National Exhibition kicked-off Friday morning with increased security in place after the attacks in Spain.

CNE chief executive officer Virginia Ludy said visitors to the event will notice the exterior of the exhibition grounds have been “hardened” to...

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