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Bakers bask at Butter Tart Taste-Off in Peterborough

It was a sweet success for Peterborough-area bakers at the fifth annual Butter Tart Taste-off on Saturday in Peterborough. Held at the Peterborough Farmers’ Market, the event is part of the Butter Tart Tour, Ontario’s largest food tour dedicated to butter tarts. More than 50 bakeries, restaurants, cafés, and resorts …

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Maritime ports hosting hurricane-diverted cruise ships

Ports around the Maritimes have been welcoming thousands of unexpected travellers due to hurricane Irma. Two cruise ships were diverting to Port Saint John in New Brunswick – one Wednesday and another Thursday – bringing an influx of roughly 5,000 passengers. The Port of Halifax said the Carnival Pride cruise …

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Finlay Creek wildfire another blow to Peachland tourism

It’s already been a challenging year for some Peachland businesses that cater to tourists. They were hoping this Labour Day weekend would provide a boost before things slow down for winter. However, the Finlay Creek wildfire flared up southwest of the community on Saturday, placing hundreds on evacuation alert in …

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