NEEPAWA, Man. — Have you dreamed of looking into the Mona Lisa’s eyes, sitting on the beach in Barcelona, or standing in St. Mark’s Square in Venice? Across the globe, many people are now making their travel dreams a reality and it’s creating unexpected problems, especially in historically popular destinations.
As ever-growing numbers of people rush to those popular destinations, both residents and tourists alike are experiencing what has been termed “over-tourism.” The unrestricted crowds of people swarming to a mostly fixed number of destinations have created resentment among both locals, who see their communities taken over by tourists and the souvenir shops and multinational businesses that have popped up to serve them, and vacationers, who complain of large crowds and poor visitor experiences.
OTTAWA – Canadians can expect the texts they send to remain private — at least in some cases — even after the messages reach their destination, the Supreme Court declared Friday in setting aside the firearms convictions of a man whose sent messages were uncovered by police.
In a potentially significant 5-2 ruling, the high court set aside the convictions against Nour Marakah, whose messages were found by Toronto police on the mobile phone of an alleged accomplice.