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PM Put All Vaccine ‘Eggs’ in One China Basket, Didn’t Consider Other Options: O’Toole

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole accused the Liberal government Sunday of putting too much emphasis on partnering with a Chinese company for a COVID-19 vaccine in what turned… Read more »

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What’s On This Weekend

Things to Do this Weekend — What’s On this Weekend in Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver.

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Study Finds Train Speed a Top Factor in Wildlife Deaths in Banff, Yoho National Parks

A study looking at 646 wildlife deaths along the railway tracks in Banff and Yoho national parks in Alberta and British Columbia has found that train speed is one of the biggest factors.

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New COVID-19 Restrictions in Place at Banff National Park Starting Nov 27th

In response to Alberta declaring a state of public health emergency, the Town of Banff has declared a State of Local Emergency to supplement Alberta’s effort to… Read more »

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Alberta Adds 700 Enforcers to Stop COVID-19 Rule-Breakers as Hospitalizations Climb

Alberta is giving 700 more peace officers the power to enforce COVID-19 restrictions as hospitalizations for the virus continue to climb in the province.

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Jagmeet Singh Stoked Over ‘Epic Crossover’ in Video Gaming Sesh with AOC

Jagmeet Singh committed a grisly slaying in front of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday night. Fortunately the victim was a video game character, not a human being. The… Read more »

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PMOops: Trudeau’s Office Releases Account of Him Scolding O’Toole Before He Does It

A spokesman for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his office accidentally sent out an account of a phone call with Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole that hadn’t happened yet.

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Sobeys Brings Back Hero Pay for Manitoba, Toronto, Peel Workers as COVID Cases Rise

Sobeys says it is bringing back pay premiums for staff in locations where COVID-19 lockdowns are in effect. Parent company Empire Company Limited says it has reinstated… Read more »

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When COVID-19 Vaccines Could Be Available in Canada: What We Know So Far

Vaccines are now a bright spot of hope on the COVID-19 pandemic horizon. But much about them, and their rollout in Canada, remains up in the air…. Read more »

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Former NATO Commander Maj. Gen. Dany Fortin to Lead Vaccine Distribution

Canadian Forces Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, who commanded NATO’s training mission in Iraq, is now undertaking arguably his most important mission — leading the logistical rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine on Canadian soil.

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5G Phones Are Now Available, but Are They Worth the Cost?

With global smartphone makers such as Apple, Samsung, LG and others rolling out their first 5G phones this year, many Canadians will be considering an upgrade to the latest tech during the peak selling season between now and Boxing Day.

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Ice-Dancers Moir and Virtue Among 114 Order of Canada Inductees

Champion ice-dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and Olympic champion swimmer Mark Tewksbury were among 114 athletes, artists, scholars and community leaders named to the Order of… Read more »

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Tory MP Duncan Pushes Health Minister to Finally End the Gay Blood Ban

Eric Duncan, the first openly gay Conservative MP, laced into the federal health minister Thursday over the Liberals failure to end a ban on gay men donating blood.

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Alberta’s Chief Medical Health Officer Publicly Criticizes Staffer Who Leaked Info

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says a member of her inner circle committed a “personal betrayal” and fractured the working relationship of her COVID-19 team by… Read more »

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Public Health Officers Walk Fine Line Between Public and Politicians, Scholars Say

Legal experts say there’s a fine line between a public health officer’s duty to the people they serve and their duty to the politicians who appoint them.

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Federal Task Force Considers a National Flood Insurance Program

A new federal task force will look at the possibility of a low-cost national flood insurance program as well as options for potential relocation of people who live in areas at highest risk from surging spring waters.

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Health Canada Expects First COVID-19 Vaccine to Be Approved Next Month

The first COVID-19 vaccine could be approved for use in Canada within two weeks, Health Canada’s chief medical adviser said Thursday. The department’s medicine review team is… Read more »

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TELUS World of Science – Edmonton Closing Temporarily Due to COVID-19 Restrictions

Telus World of Science has announced that the museum is closing temporarily due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases. Under Alberta’s COVID-19 restrictions, museums are allowed… Read more »

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Hockey Canada Suspends World Junior Selection Camp After Positive COVID-19 Tests

Hockey Canada has temporarily shutdown national junior team selection camp following the confirmation of two positive COVID-19 tests among players. Hockey Canada announced on Wednesday that players,… Read more »

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Alberta Hits 500 COVID-19 Deaths, Debate Rages on Whether New Health Rules Will Work

On a day Alberta hit a sobering 500 COVID-19 deaths, the Opposition accused Premier Jason Kenney of implementing short-sighted, half-baked health restrictions that will provoke the very… Read more »

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Brewpub Owner Pleased Alberta Not Closing Sit-Down Dining as COVID-19 Cases Soar

Pub and restaurant owners are trying to figure out how to comply with a stricter COVID-19 measure in Alberta that dictates only six people from the same household can sit at one table.

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Liberals to Present Bill on Single-Game Sports Betting

The Liberal government says it will bring in a bill on one-game sports betting, five years after a previous attempt died in the Senate. The legislation on… Read more »

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Liberals to Unveil First Step on Child-Care Plan in Economic Update, Sources Say

The federal Liberals will take small step toward a plan to create a national daycare system, with sources telling The Canadian Press next week’s economic update will… Read more »

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Coronavirus: What is Open & Closed in Edmonton Area

Alberta government has once again imposed a state of emergency on November 24th to comat record-high rates of COVID-19 infections in the province. The new COVID-19 restrictions were… Read more »