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would counsel other spooky restaurants to do the same.he said, Mermaid Style Prom Dresses adding that they attract plenty of clientele on the strength of their ghosts alone.It was not too long ago that diners and hotel guests avoided establishments rumoured to be swirling with the paranormal.But now, in an age when a haunted reputation can make the difference between profit and bankruptcy, hotels, restaurants and even entire Canadians cities are clamouring to prove that they are swarming with the lost souls of the dead.A War of 1812 militiaman.Smith, adding that several guests have reported encounters with a resident ghost cat.On the other side of the country, tourism promoters in Victoria, B.said John Adams, founder of Victoria’s Ghostly Walks walking tours.this year alone, I’ve noticed a huge increase in Victoria of places that are quite willing to admit they’re haunted, but also to promote the fact.He first stumbled upon the lure of ghost tourism while working with the Old Cemeteries Society, a local group founded to curb vandalism in the city’s famed Ross Bay Cemetery by leading weekly history tours.One year, on a lark, Mr.Adams invited an author to drop by the historic burial ground to host a ghost tour.in the pouring rain.Adams is in good company.are now a feature of virtually every major Canadian city, from Quebec City to Calgary to Saskatoon.Pat Hancock, author of the Haunted Canada children’s book series, said these ghost tours can lean on a pretty rich library of existing ghost stories.What I do believe has changed is that other people have decided there’s money to be made;does not believe in ghosts.Across Canada, as businesses find themselves swarmed by nightly crowds of ghost tours, they are quickly motivated to start playing up their paranormal side.billion fright economy: Canadians now outspending Americans on HalloweenP.Subban’s ‘Thriller’ vs.the Boston Bruins’ ‘Frozen : The NHL’s best Halloween costumesCanada’s former railway hotels, for instance, are often ground zero for a city’s ghost stories.never want to leave.wrote the hotel chain in a 2012 press release Cheap Mermaid Prom Dress claiming that their hotels feature the spirits of murdered Beatle John Lennon and Titanic victim Charles Melville Hays.Even the federal government has gotten into the ghost trade.apparitions, eerie sounds, phantom lights and spirits trapped between this world and the next.The series’ flagship stamp depicts a ghost bride who supposedly began haunting the Banff Springs Hotel after she died on the way to her wedding reception by catching fire and falling down one of the hotel’s stone staircases.Curiously, no record of such a lurid death exists.Karen Stollznow, author of Haunting America, a skeptical look at haunted U.dramatically increased the number of claims of ‘haunted’ places and ghost sightings in North America and overseas.She noted that Colorado’s Stanley Hotel was on the verge of bankruptcy before it was featured in a 2006 episode of the Syfy program Ghost Hunters.In the years since, the hotel has moved back into the black by openly marketing its association with the dead.a reference to the 1980 film The Shining.reads a note on the Stanley Hotel’s website.Ghost tourism is also big at the RMS Queen Mary, an attraction that has similarly flirted with insolvency since it first became permanently docked in Long Beach, Calif.paranormal phenomena that science simply can’t explain.Some of the ghostly evidence is pretty flimsy: Murmurs through a wall, an unusually creaky mattress or a whiff of Old Spice.ances where tourists are equipped with electromagnetic field detectors and invited to interact with the ghosts of crewmen killed in on-board accidents or children drowned in the ship’s pool.history isn’t enough anymore.The real lure is having the label of ‘haunted.But, much like a gluten-free menu or a chance appearance in a famous movie, ghosts can only carry a business to a point.Matthew James Didier is co-Founder of Paranormal Studies and Investigations Canada, a group dedicated to cataloguing tales of the paranormal.relies solely or mostly on its ghostly stuff, it usually does not work out too well.stylish Canadians A Line Prom Dress to offer their thoughts on Oscar de la Renta, who died this week aged 82.Here s what they had to say:Adrian WudesignerI have to say, the passing of Oscar de la Renta is a personal loss to me.I will always remember this dress pink dress from Sex and the City.His simplicity in design, and extravagance in execution was definitely a catalysts for my career.I tried to emulate his work, and I m sure other will for many years to come.The style epitomized the mainstays of his brand and vision: romance and optimism.As the designer that I believe best bridged the worlds of the couturiers and contemporary fashion, wardrobing an actress for a television series exemplified his willingness to adapt within our rapidly evolving industry.Importantly, that willingness to adapt never led to a diffusion of his brand, its codes, and arguably greatest of all, him the legend.say this but I am not a big fan of the fashion on Sex And The City, except a few occasions.that The Russian gave Carrie Bradshaw (pictured at top) was one of those exceptions.simple and joyful at the same time.Kimberley Newport-Mimrandesigner, Pink TartanI have always been an admirer of Oscar and his collections.In fact, my very favourite dress (pictured at left) was designed by him.Joe and I once had the pleasure of being invited to his incredibly beautiful house for dinner and he was everything I imagined and more: charming, elegant, tasteful.Leesa Butlerfounder of The F-List fashion blog:Oscar will always be remembered as having great respect for women and wanting to make them feel feminine and beautiful with his designs.I think he understood the unique power of the person wearing the dress, and probably revelled in the personal style his clients brought to his clothes.This polka-dot dress from the fall 2014 season showed how he was such a master with couture fabrics and adornmen

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