Steve Ball

After being closed for more than 18 months as the pandemic all but wiped out tourist traffic for most of 2020 and into 2021, the family-owned downtown hotel will start welcoming guests on Oct. 1. 
Hotel bookings have been spotty and people are mostly booking on weekends (don't even ask about staffing).
Federal department that hosts annual celebration is also seeking bids for a contractor to provide pyrotechnics, fireworks, music and a minimum of 200 drones for a performance on July 1.
The Department of Canadian Heritage, which runs the popular winter festival, says it is moving all programming online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
It's a move some observers say could become increasingly common as hospitality property owners look to wring more value out of their investments during the pandemic.
Guests who book at least a two-day stay in one of 30 participating hotels will receive the cards as part of a new promotional campaign.
Central properties such as Hilton and Chateau Laurier 'seeing nice traction' despite grim overall outlook for industry.
Iconic hotel plans to enforce strict safety measures, such as taking the temperature of every guest and employee when they enter the building.
Reopening of attractions such as museums and galleries is key to wider tourism recovery, industry group says
With the COVID-19 pandemic decimating the tourism industry and scuttling conventions, there’s plenty of room at local hotels right now.