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Porter Airlines Once Again Pushes Back Restart Date

Porter Airlines Once Again Pushes Back Restart Date

Porter Airlines announced it would further delay its restart date to June 21. The airline has rescheduled its restart date several times amidst the coronavirus pandemic-induced decline in travel over the past year.
The carrier had previously said it would restart operations on March 19.
The Toronto-based airline first suspended all flights on March 21.
Porter Airlines is a regional carrier in Canada based at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. The carrier mainly …

Coronavirus News Update – April 10: FBI Warns of Vaccine Card Scams, Canada’s Third Wave ‘More Serious,’ Says Trudeau

Coronavirus News Update – April 10: FBI Warns of Vaccine Card Scams, Canada’s Third Wave ‘More Serious,’ Says Trudeau

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Office of Inspector General at the Department of Health and Human Services are warning those who are not yet vaccinated about fraudulent vaccination schemes currently circulating online as well as through text messages and door-to-door visits.  Scammers are also selling fake vaccination cards, a federal crime and something that is dangerous to those an individual might come into contact with while purporting to …

Coronavirus News Update – April 8: U.S. Cases Have Plateaued at ‘Disturbingly High Level,’ Says Fauci

Coronavirus News Update – April 8: U.S. Cases Have Plateaued at ‘Disturbingly High Level,’ Says Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease specialist, said Wednesday that the United States has plateaued at a “disturbingly high level” and is primed for a new surge as cases continue to spike in the country. Over 61,000 new cases were reported on Wednesday, many of them of the British variant B.1.1.7. “It’s almost a race between getting people vaccinated and this surge that seems to want to increase,” …

WestJet to Restore Service to 5 Cities in Canada

WestJet to Restore Service to 5 Cities in Canada

WestJet announced that it plans to restart some domestic flights that had been suspended amidst the coronavirus pandemic-induced decline in travel.
Service to the affected destinations will resume beginning June 24.
The airline said it will restore service to the cities of Charlottetown, Fredericton, Moncton, Sydney, and Quebec City.
Once the flights resume, the carrier’s entire domestic network of airports will be back to what it was before the pandemic began.
In addition to …

Railroads Merge in $29 Billion Deal

Railroads Merge in $29 Billion Deal

The Canadian Pacific Railway agreed to buy Kansas City Southern in deal that would link the U.S., Canada, and Mexico via a single freight-forwarding railroad.
The deal marks the third time Canadian Pacific has attempted to create a transcontinental railway.  The first two efforts – in 2014 and 2016 –  were thwarted by regulators and the takeover targets themselves.
“This transaction will be transformative for North America,” said Keith Creel, CEO of …

Restrictions on Travel Between United States, Mexico, and Canada to Continue Through at Least Mid-April

Restrictions on Travel Between United States, Mexico, and Canada to Continue Through at Least Mid-April

Northern and southern U.S. borders won’t be reopening quite so soon. On Friday, officials of the three countries announced that travel restrictions between Canada, Mexico, and the United States across their shared borders will remain in place for another 30 days.
“To prevent the further spread of COVID-19, and in coordination with our partners in Canada and Mexico, the United States is extending the restrictions on nonessential travel at our land borders …

Air Canada Commits to Reaching Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

Air Canada Commits to Reaching Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

Air Canada said Monday that it plans to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the middle of the century.
The news comes ten weeks after United Airlines announced similar plans, and several months after members of the oneworld alliance announced an alliance-wide commitment to a similar target goal.
The airline said it plans to accomplish this via a fuel-efficient fleet along with investments in sustainable aviation fuels and carbon capture technology.
“We believe …