High Water Levels Hurt Local Tourism
The high water levels seen throughout the area in the early spring and summer didn't do local tourism any favors.
The 1000 Islands International Tourism Council sent out a survey to attractions, outfitters, marinas, lodging properties and restaurants on both sides of the border asking about the financial impact the high water levels in the St Lawrence and Lake Ontario had on their region.
Out of more than 100 responses, 82% reported a negative financial impact, while more than half reported losses of 20% or more.
This downturn was blamed on flooded docks and shorelines as well as social media coverage which gave some people the impression that entire areas were flooded.
The good news is the worst is over, as the CRCA finally removed the flood warning along the St Lawrence last week.
It had previously been in effect since May 8th.
Everyone in Canada has heard the Tim Hortons controversy over the minimum wage increase in Ontario. Rick Mercer's rant is going viral!
It's Friday and here's a video to remind you that you probably didn't do too bad at work this week, because there's this guy! He just sort of stares at it happens!
A bad start gets even worse. It's a good thing that the profanity is bleeped because he drops a few of those after letting out a simple "nooo" right at the start.