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In the summer of COVID-19, Canadians are embracing local travel — and giving hope to the tourism industry

WINNIPEG — For many Canadians, summertime is travel time. This year, though — in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic — many people are choosing to stay closer to home. “This year, I’m essentially travelling locally,” said Lauren Brown, a world traveller and Toronto-based blogger who runs DIY Vacation, an online resource with tourism tips for destinations all over the…

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Ottawa tattoo parlours approach reopening with caution

As Ontario enters Stage 2 of the reopening of the provincial economy during COVID-19, the long-awaited announcement that “establishments providing personal care services” can now resume operations — with many restrictions — is being met with a mixed reaction. Personal care enterprises such as hair salons, piercing studios and tattoo parlours can open today. But despite getting the green light…