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Tensions rise over travel to cottage country amid pandemic

May 8, 2020, 09:06 AM by The Globe and Mail
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The number of people spending more than a week in Ontario’s cottage country recently has nearly doubled compared with 2019, even as politicians urge travellers to stay home

The figures, part of a report that lays out travel destinations during the pandemic, found that while overall travel is down, tens of thousands of Ontarians have already moved to their cottage homes in popular destinations such as Muskoka, the Kawarthas and the Bruce Peninsula to ride out the pandemic.

With the traditional cottage-opening weekend just more than a week away and Ontario still registering roughly 400 COVID-19 daily cases, politicians have come under pressure to clarify whether the cottage season should go on as usual.

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