Vermont, Quebec discuss rail link, traffic, energy - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is in Canada where he's planning to sign a "cooperation agreement" with Quebec Premier Pauline Marois. Read the article here
Vermont Economic & Travel Indicators show mixed results. Read the article here
Concerned Landowners and Groups Seek Clarity that Vermont Can Protect Its Environment From Tar Sands Pipeline Six Northeast Kingdom residents and landowners joined conservation groups in filing a request with the Act 250 District Coordinator in St. Johnsbury seeking affirmation that Exxon cannot use an existing 63 year-old pipeline to ship corrosive tar sands oil through Vermont without Act 250 state land use approval. Read the article here
Governor Shumlin Hosts 36th Meeting of Governors and Premiers
Governor Peter Shumlin of Vermont hosted the 36th Annual Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEG/ECP) in Burlington, Vermont on August 29-30, 2012. The Conference addressed critical regional issues related to energy, transportation and economic development in the region. The discussions among the region's leaders were led by the conference co-chairs, Governor Shumlin and Premier Jean Charest of Quebec.
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‘Cheap’ Quebec customers hit with special ‘tax’ in Burlington, Vermont restaurants; there seems to be an 18 percent surcharge for speaking French.
-"The best thing people can do when they cross the border is read the rule book," said one Vermont restaurant owner. Ken's Pizza in Burlington, Vt., takes the unambiguous approach to prodding stingy Quebec customers to tip: "Tipping is not just something you do in a canoe," the menu reads.
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