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  1. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists that the bridge at the St. Andrews Lock and Dam will be closed to vehicular traffic for deck replacement
  2. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of an alternating lane closure on the LaSalle Causeway for maintenance work
  3. As a demonstration of the ongoing cooperation that binds Canada and the United States of America, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas and Canadian Minister of Public Safety, the Honourable Marco Mendicino, support and express their appreciation to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) for their progress in developing innovative solutions to provide NEXUS applicants with more options and opportunities to complete their enrollment interviews for this bilateral trusted traveller program. These efforts have been made to ensure every qualified U.S. and Canadian traveller has the opportunity to benefit from the facilitated travel that NEXUS brings, supporting communities and economic interests on both sides of the border.
  4. Government of Canada to announce support to revitalize community waterfront
  5. As of 12:01 a.m. EST on January 5, all air travellers who are two years of age and older, arriving on flights originating from the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong or Macao, will need to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result, taken no more than two days before their departure, to the airline prior to boarding. The test could be either a negative molecular (such as a PCR test), or a negative antigen test that has documentation to show that it has been monitored by a telehealth service or an accredited laboratory or testing provider. Passengers who tested positive more than 10 days before their departure flight, but no more than 90 days, can provide the airline with documentation of their prior positive, in place of a negative test result.
  6. Hamilton, Ontario, December 22, 2022 — Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise users of upcoming closures on the Burlington Canal Lift Bridge for construction work.
  7. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) reminds all travellers of what to expect when crossing the border this holiday season, whether they will be returning to or visiting Canada.
  8. Feedback will inform the development of a sustainable people-movement plan for Banff National Park.
  9. Lockport, Manitoba, December 5, 2022 – Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists that the bridge at the St. Andrews Lock and Dam will be closed to vehicular traffic for deck replacement.
  10. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise users that the bridge at the St. Andrews Lock and Dam will be closed to motorists for deck replacement.
  11. Giant block letters spelling out S-Y-D-N-E-Y were unveiled today along downtown Sydney’s boardwalk. The new landmark is part of a larger revitalization project spearheaded by the Sydney Downtown Development Association (SDDA) to reanimate the area and boost business growth.
  12. Hamilton, Ontario, November 22, 2022 — Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of a lane closure on the Burlington Canal Lift Bridge for maintenance work.
  13. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists that the Alexandra Bridge will no longer be closed to vehicular traffic.
  14. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise users that the Hull Causeway and Union Bridge of the Chaudière Crossing will be closed to motorists to accommodate repairs.
  15. Gatineau (Québec), le 4 novembre 2022 – Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada (SPAC) souhaite informer les usagers que le pont-jetée de Hull et le pont Union de la traverse des Chaudières seront fermés aux automobilistes aux fins de travaux de réparation.
  16. Atlantic Canadian tourism organizations and operators are working hard to find new approaches to deliver world-class tourism experiences that tell the stories of the region, and what makes it such a special visitor destination. The Government of Canada is supporting the expansion of an enhanced visitor experience at the Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark that explores the connections between geology, communities, culture, heritage and nature.
  17. The Government of Canada is investing in modern border infrastructure that contributes to our economy by strengthening Canada’s supply chains and keeps Canadians safe. Today, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), marked the completion of a multi-year infrastructure project at North Portal, Saskatchewan.
  18. Gatineau, Quebec, October 12, 2022 – Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise users that the Hull Causeway and Union Bridge of the Chaudière Crossing will be closed to motorists to accommodate repairs.
  19. Service Canada staff are working hard to serve Canadians and decrease passport wait times as they work through unprecedented demands. Since April 1, 2022, close to 1.2 million Canadian passports have been issued. Service Canada continues to introduce a variety of new measures to improve passport service delivery.
  20. The tourism and hospitality sector is a key economic driver and job creator, especially for young Canadians. That is why the Government of Canada is taking action to help youth prepare for careers in this growing part of the economy.
  21. The Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) is a horizontal Government of Canada initiative delivered in collaboration with 12 federal departments, agencies and Crown corporations, including Employment and Social Development Canada. Through the YESS, the Government of Canada helps young people, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to make a successful transition into the labour market. Employment and Social Development Canada’s YESS program provides opportunities and supports, such as mentorship, access to computers and access to mental health supports, all aimed at helping youth who face barriers to enter the labour market.
  22. Gatineau, Quebec, September 27, 2022 – Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise users that the Hull Causeway and Union Bridge of the Chaudière Crossing will be closed to motorists to accommodate repairs.
  23. Lockport, Manitoba, September 20, 2022 – Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists that the bridge at the St. Andrews Lock and Dam will be closed to vehicular traffic for deck replacement work.
  24. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise users that the Alexandra Bridge will be closed to motorists to accommodate inspection work.
  25. Canada has much to offer visitors: breathtaking landscapes and wide-open spaces, diverse and inclusive experiences, and welcoming people from coast to coast to coast who provide outstanding service. Combined with a strong focus on health and safety and high vaccination against COVID-19, Canada is among the most alluring and smartest destination choices.
  26. Backgrounder: The Government of Canada is investing more than $1.3 million in 13 projects to support the tourism sector on Cape Breton Island and in Guysborough County.
  27. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) advises travellers that the Little Gold Creek port of entry is set to close for the season at 7 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) on Monday, September 5.
  28. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise users that the Hull Causeway and Union Bridge of the Chaudière Crossing will be closed to motorists to accommodate repairs
  29. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is committed to stopping the illegal movement of cannabis across Canada’s international borders.
  30. Today, the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) and Member of Parliament for Markham–Stouffville, announced over $3.1 million for seven projects in Markham.
  31. The Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) and Member of Parliament for Markham--Stouffville, along with Paul Chiang, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion (Diversity and Inclusion), and Member of Parliament for Markham–Unionville, will make an important announcement in support of community infrastructure and tourism in Markham.
  32. A bullseye for Barrington: International axe throwing competition to attract visitors to the region
  33. Service Canada continues to introduce a variety of new measures to improve passport service delivery and decrease wait times for Canadians as it works through unprecedented demands. The triage system introduced this summer in 17 of our 35 passport offices has made a significant impact in reducing lineups and redirecting Canadians to the appropriate means to access service. The average wait time at call centres has also improved, going from a peak of 108 minutes in April to 27 minutes last week.
  34. Service Canada continues to introduce a variety of new measures to improve passport service delivery and decrease wait times for Canadians as it works through unprecedented demands. The triage system introduced this summer in 17 of our 35 passport offices has made a significant impact in reducing lineups and redirecting Canadians to the appropriate means to access service. The average wait time at call centres has also improved, going from a peak of 108 minutes in April to 27 minutes last week.
  35. The Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, Randy Boissonnault, will be in Red Deer to announce additional passport pick-up locations across the country.
  36. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) fights organized crime by focusing on firearms-related offences at the border. Today, the CBSA in British Columbia (B.C.), announced that it has made two significant seizures of “ghost guns” in the B.C. Interior, following interceptions at international mail centres.
  37. Fostering economic development, boosting tourism, and promoting Atlantic Canada’s unique places and experiences are key to building strong communities. The Government of Canada is investing in the Town of Port Hawkesbury to re-invigorate its waterfront, creating new business opportunities and a welcoming, accessible space for residents and visitors to explore.
  38. The CBSA is now providing travellers the option to submit their customs and immigration declaration up to 72 hours in advance of their arrival in Canada through ArriveCAN.
  39. Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton – Canso, will announce support to re-energize the waterfront in Port Hawkesbury.
  40. Thursday, August 4: Lane reduction on Des Joachims Bridge
  41. The recent increase in passport demand combined with the longer processing times have resulted in a growing number of Canadians requiring their passport applications be transferred to local passport offices for processing in order to get them in time to travel. This has been stressful for Canadians and a challenging way for them to get their documents.
  42. Canada has much to offer visitors: breathtaking landscapes and wide open spaces; diverse and inclusive experiences; and welcoming people from coast to coast to coast who provide outstanding service.
  43. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for Cardigan, will make an announcement in support of the tourism industry in Prince Edward Island.
  44. The CBSA gives tips this Civic Holiday long weekend for a smoother trip for travellers
  45. “Service Canada staff are working hard to provide passports to Canadians as quickly as possible. At the same time, staff are doing everything they can to give Canadians a better service experience as they go through the passport process.
  46. His Holiness Pope Francis will visit Canada from July 24 to July 29, with activities planned in the Edmonton area, the Quebec City area and in Iqaluit. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) anticipates that this event will attract many travellers to Canada.
  47. Passport services continue to receive our full attention as we work to improve service delivery. While passport services are not yet back to normal, we have added another tool to share information with Canadians and communicate our progress.
  48. Passport services are not yet back to normal, but we continue to see improvements at passport offices across the country. The team at Service Canada is 100% engaged in getting them there as soon as possible.
  49. Canadians deserve access to timely, efficient, and transparent passport delivery services. We’re continuing to tackle big challenges in the passport program, and as the summer progresses, thanks to the hard work of Service Canada staff, we continue to see improvements in service delivery.
  50. The Government of Canada continues to support the tourism sector for a strong recovery and future growth.