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Westjet’s 737 Max to Be First to Return to Canadian Skies After Global Grounding

WestJet says that tomorrow it will operate the first commercial flight of the Boeing 737 MAX since the aircraft was cleared to fly again in Canadian airspace.

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Canadians Tune in to Joe Biden Inauguration Amid Pandemic Threat, Violence Concerns

Canadians tuned in Wednesday with a mixture of relief and optimism to watch the swearing in of Joe Biden as U.S. president amid concerns about potential violence… Read more »

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Nova Scotia RCMP Seize Fake Unmarked Police Car and Arrest Suspect in Antigonish

Nine months after a man driving a replica RCMP cruiser killed 22 people in Nova Scotia, the Mounties have arrested another man for allegedly impersonating an officer… Read more »

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Bank of Canada Keep Key Rate at 0.25 per Cent, Warns of Economic Decline in 2021

Canada’s central bank will update its economic forecast for the country that will offer a window when it expects a recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic to take hold.

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Speedtest by Ookla: Canada’s Fastest Internet Providers & Places with Fastest Internet Connection

Speedtest by Ookla is used by millions around the world to test the speed and performance of their internet connection. The company released the latest Global Index… Read more »

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Statistics Canada Says Annual Pace of Inflation Slowed in December 2020 to 0.7 per Cent

The annual rate of inflation slowed in December as the pace of rising food prices decreased and the cost of air travel compared with a year earlier… Read more »

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Tories Unsettled Over Whether Ends Justify the Means in Ouster of Derek Sloan

Conservatives were torn Tuesday over a decision by party leader Erin O’Toole to try to expel an MP from their ranks over a donation from a known… Read more »

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COVID-19 Vaccines: Canadians Torn Between Helping the World and Helping Themselves

  The COVID-19 vaccine rollout is highlighting the disconnect between the way Canadians see their role in the world and reality, according to international affairs experts. Ottawa… Read more »

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No Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Doses To Be Shipped To Canada Next Week: Fortin

Canada is not going to get any vaccine does from Pfizer-BioNTech next week. Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, the Canadian military commander co-ordinating the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, says Canada’s… Read more »

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Cancel Foreign Trips Because Travel Rules Could Change Suddenly, Trudeau Says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says any Canadian planning an international trip should cancel it.

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Canada in Touch With Incoming Biden Admin About Oil Pipeline

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday his officials are in regular contact with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration about a long disputed oil pipeline that… Read more »

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Canadian Neonatal Nurse Fired After Speaking at D.C. Rally

A Canadian neonatal intensive care nurse who spoke at an anti-lockdown rally in Washington, D.C., has been fired. London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ont., confirms its… Read more »

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RCMP Searching for Armed Man in Remote Woods at the Northern Tip of Cape Breton

The RCMP are warning residents of a small Cape Breton community to remain indoors as the search continues for an armed man who is wanted on multiple… Read more »

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Netflix and Chat: How Streaming Watch Parties Are Boosting New Viewing Platforms

“Social TV is a thing and it isn’t going anywhere. It’s very much like remote work: considered the exception before the pandemic, but now the rule.”

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Ottawa Oks Return of Boeing Max Aircraft To Canadian Skies

Transport Canada has announced that it will allow the return of Boeing Max aircraft to service in Canadian airspace on Jan. 20, concluding the government’s review process.

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First in North America: All in Nova Scotia Now Considered Potential Organ Donors

Nova Scotia is the first province in the country to implement presumed consent for human organ and tissue donation. Under the Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act all people in Nova Scotia will be considered potential organ donors unless they opt out.

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No Place for ‘Far Right’ in Conservative Party, Erin O’Toole Says

Federal Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole pushed back against attempts to link his party to Trump-style politics on Sunday, saying there is “no place for the far right” in the Tories while accusing the Liberals of divisive dirty tricks.

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Transition Documents Suggest Biden Plans Day 1 Order Rescinding Keystone XL Permit

One of Joe Biden’s first actions once he becomes U.S. president Wednesday will be to slam the door yet again on Canada’s politically fraught Keystone XL pipeline… 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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Five Key Takeaways From Canada’s Latest COVID-19 Projections

The federal government’s latest COVID-19 projections show fast, strong and sustained measures are required to interrupt rapid growth cases and deaths. Here are five things to know… Read more »

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Picturesque Lighthouse at Nova Scotia’s Peggys Cove to Get Viewing Platform

Easily one of Canada’s most recognizable landmarks, the rugged point of land surrounding the postcard-perfect lighthouse at Peggys Cove, N.S., will be getting a much-needed facelift this… Read more »

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In Mandate Letter, PM Tells Freeland to Spend on Temporary Measures Until Crisis Ends

Emergency spending to deal with the COVID-19 crisis must not outlast the pain it’s meant to salve, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has instructed Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland… Read more »

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Trudeau Leaves Door Open to Tighter Travel Ban, Eyeing COVID-19 Mutations Abroad

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is leaving the door open to tighter travel restrictions, including a possible ban on outbound air travel as COVID-19 case counts climb across… Read more »

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Harvest Meats Recalls Sausages Over Undercooking

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the recall affects customers in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Ontario and Saskatchewan.