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Health:Rural decline generates its own stress – December 20th, 2006 December 30, 2006

Posted by Ian W. McVitty in Human, Uncategorized.
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Interstesting article of how Eastern Ontario residents are less healthy. The story rates, smoking. drinking, activity, obesity, stress and the food we eat. Does it affect our industry?…oh yes.

A deli worthy of distinction – Ottawa Citizen, December 19th, 2006 December 30, 2006

Posted by Ian W. McVitty in Human, Political, Uncategorized.
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A sad story of  a great deli. Read about how a great restaurant (Ben’s in Montreal) closed it’s doors.

Travelling to the United States by Air? – Ottawa Citizen, December 28th, 2006 December 30, 2006

Posted by Ian W. McVitty in Economic, Human, Political.
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This is not a story, rather it is a government announcement, which states that as of Janury 23rd, 2006, anyone entering the U.S. by air will need a valid passport. If you don’t know what the WHTI is by now, google it and find out. The impact is huge and just look at the categories it falls into.

The flip side to this story is that US travellers going back to the US from Canada, will also need passports.

It’s all the Rave! Ottawa Citizen, October 11th, 2006 December 27, 2006

Posted by Ian W. McVitty in Human, Uncategorized.
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Ottawa couples pay out $249 per person to party to techno music, drink as much as they can and prepare amazing meals in the hotel kitchen with the hotel chefs. Brookstreet Hotel is doing it. Can you find the target markets on your Cohort list?

Marriott rewarded for smoking ban – Ottawa Citizen, October 17th, 2006 December 27, 2006

Posted by Ian W. McVitty in Human, Political.
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Marriott has awarded the Kent Street property for banning smoking, which is a trend filtering it’s way (so to speak) across the industry.

Give Tim’s a chance – Ottawa Citizen, October 20th December 27, 2006

Posted by Ian W. McVitty in Human, Political.
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Westboro community groups and city counsellors at odds whether to allow a Tim Hortons to open . Interesting story.

Aging, Retirement and a looming labour shortage – Ottawa Citizen, December 10th, 2006 December 27, 2006

Posted by Ian W. McVitty in Human.
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Called the demographic time bomb, Canadians who are about to retire will have a huge effect on our industry.

Seeking Singles..but new local adventure club stresses it’s not a dating service – Ottawa Citzen, Septermber 9th, 2006 December 27, 2006

Posted by Ian W. McVitty in Human.
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New social clubs, offering Martini Mixers and out-of-town events are a new social trend in Ottawa. Try www.meetmarketadventures.com for more details

Food Trends for 2006 January 29, 2006

Posted by Ian W. McVitty in Human.
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Since the food we eat and changes to this trend is important to understand, read this article to discover what we should be thinking about for our menus this year.

Candian visits to U.S. hit post-9/11 high January 29, 2006

Posted by Ian W. McVitty in Human, Political.
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This short article describes a recent trend which be a relief to hospitality operators. Does this affect hotels?….oh yes.

This can fit in both political and human environments