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Not this year: Great British summer getaway takes a pause

Not this year: Great British summer getaway takes a pause

The first Friday after schools in Britain close for the summer is always one of the busiest for the country’s airports as families escape for the warmer climes of southern Europe, from Portugal’s Algarve in the west to the island nation of Cyprus to the east. Not this year. The coronavirus pandemic has ended all that.

Not this year: Great British summer getaway takes a pause

Halifax's beloved Theodore Tugboat up for sale

Halifax's beloved Theodore Tugboat up for sale

The Theodore Tugboat replica that has long been a children's favourite in the Halifax harbour is being put up for sale as COVID-19 causes a crash in tourism revenues in Nova Scotia.

Halifax's beloved Theodore Tugboat up for sale

New York's Met Museum to open 5 days a week starting Aug. 29

New York's Met Museum to open 5 days a week starting Aug. 29

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art will reopen five days a week starting Aug. 29 after being shuttered since March 13 to curb the spread of the coronavirus, museum officials announced Wednesday.

New York's Met Museum to open 5 days a week starting Aug. 29

Outer Banks island ravaged by storms and virus restrictions

Outer Banks island ravaged by storms and virus restrictions

When Hurricane Dorian pounded the wisp of earth that is Ocracoke Island, a wall of Atlantic seawater flooded Bob Chestnut’s home, surf shop and four vehicles. Seven months later, his shop was ready for business.

Outer Banks island ravaged by storms and virus restrictions

Parades, close-ups with Mickey out as Disney World reopens

Parades, close-ups with Mickey out as Disney World reopens

Forget about up-close “meet-and-greet" sessions with Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck when Walt Disney World parks reopen. There will be no firework shows or parades — those would draw too many people together — and both visitors and employees will be getting temperature checks when they enter.

Parades, close-ups with Mickey out as Disney World reopens

Canadian airlines accused of ignoring COVID precautions, denying refunds

Canadian airlines accused of ignoring COVID precautions, denying refunds

When Bobbi Jo Green booked a flight back in May for her, her husband, and her children to see two ailing family members, she was counting on the airline's physical distancing rules to still be in place.

Canadian airlines accused of ignoring COVID precautions, denying refunds