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Kenney: Tougher Restrictions Likely Aimed at Calgary and Edmonton Coming if COVID-19 Curve Doesn’t Bend

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says tougher health restrictions likely aimed at Calgary and Edmonton are coming if the current round of rules don’t bend the curve on… Read more »

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Canada’s COVID-19 Case Count Passes 400,000 Mark

Canada has now recorded more than 400,000 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the global pandemic. Today’s bleak marker came after Saskatchewan reported 283 new cases… Read more »

HSBC Offers Mortgage Rate Below One per Cent

HSBC Offers Mortgage Rate Below One per Cent

HSBC says it will offer rates below one per cent for some mortgages, which rate comparison website RateSpy.com says is a record low for Canada. However, experts… Read more »

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Alberta Set to Retire Coal Power by 2023, Ahead of 2030 Provincial Schedule

An environmental think-tank says Alberta will meet its goal to eliminate coal-fired electricity production years earlier than expected thanks to recent conversion announcements by utility companies. The… Read more »

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Walmart Canada to Give 85,000 Workers Cash ‘Appreciation’ Bonus as COVID-19 Surges

The country’s largest organization of small businesses is calling on the Ontario government to think twice about its lockdown policies that close most small businesses while leaving big box retailers open.

Pace of Job Gains Slows to 62,000 in November, Statistics Canada Says

Pace of Job Gains Slows to 62,000 in November, Statistics Canada Says

The rate of job growth continued to slow in November with the economy adding 62,000 jobs, down from 84,000 in October. The gains were mostly focused in… Read more »

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Alberta Tops 1,800 New Daily COVID Cases, Chief Doctor Warns Rural Rates Rising

It set a single-day record Thursday with 1,854 new cases, even more than in Ontario.

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Twist of Fate: Prairie Provinces Become COVID-19 Hot Spot in Pandemic’s Second Wave

The three Prairie provinces have become the epicentre of COVID-19’s second wave in Canada — surpassing Ontario and Quebec, the two most populous provinces that were initially… Read more »

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Feds, Provinces to Stage Distribution Dry Run as Approval of First Vaccine Imminent

Federal and provincial governments will stage a dress rehearsal Monday to test the complex plan to get precious COVID-19 vaccines distributed to every corner of Canada.

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Crash Victims’ Families Told Approval of 737 Max by Transport Canada Looks ‘Imminent’

Transport Canada’s head of civil aviation informed family members in a virtual meeting Wednesday the department is on the cusp of validating changes to the plane — already cleared for takeoff in the United States — said Chris Moore, who lost his 24-year-old daughter Danielle in the tragedy.

Elliot Page Coming Out Offers Historic Visibility for Trans and Non-Binary Community

Elliot Page Coming Out Offers Historic Visibility for Trans and Non-Binary Community

One of the first things Alexandher Brandy wanted to do after reading Elliot Page’s coming out letter was break into a dance. The urge to celebrate the… Read more »

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Airbnb Rolls Out Restrictions in Canada to Prevent New Year’s Eve Parties

Airbnb says it has a plan to curb New Year’s Eve parties this year while Canada works to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, with the… Read more »

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Husky Energy to Get $41.5 Million in Federal Cash for Stalled N.L. Offshore Project

Husky Energy will receive $41.5 million in federal money to maintain jobs and move toward restarting its West White Rose offshore oil project in Newfoundland and Labrador,… Read more »

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Liberals Table Bill to Implement Un Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The Liberal government is set to introduce long-awaited legislation today to enshrine the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canadian law.

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This is When Albertans Can Expect to Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Alberta government has released a preliminary plan to receive and distribute COVID-19 vaccines. Once vaccines are approved by Health Canada, Alberta anticipates receiving enough doses of vaccines… Read more »

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Three Organizers of Calgary Anti-Mask Rally Get Tickets, Three More Face Charges

Police in Calgary have ticketed three organizers of an anti-mask rally held over the weekend.

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“Beam Me App:” Star Trek’s Capt. Kirk Urges Alberta Adopt Federal COVID Tracer

Shatner, the Canadian who played the iconic commander in the “Star Trek” TV series and movie franchise, has taken to Twitter to urge Alberta use the federal app.

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Alberta Projects COVID Hospitalizations Could Soon Soar to 775, With 161 in ICU

Alberta Health projections released by the Opposition NDP predict COVID-19 hospitalization rates could soar to 775 by mid-December and the number of intensive care patients could reach 161.

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‘Netflix Tax’ for Digital Media Likely to Raise Prices for Consumers, Experts Say

The cost of digital services and goods sold by foreign companies like Netflix will go up under a taxation plan the government wants to put in place… Read more »

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Government Plans Foreign Buyers Tax in Bid to Create Affordable Housing

The Liberal government says it will take steps over the next year to tax foreign homeowners who live outside of Canada as part of a plan to… Read more »

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Netflix Canada Loses ‘Friends’ as Crave Nabs Exclusive Streaming Rights

Netflix Canada will bid farewell to “Friends” later this month as the hit sitcom moves to Crave. Both streaming platforms confirmed the switch on Tuesday, saying Dec…. Read more »

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Actor Elliot Page, Oscar-Nominated Star of ‘Juno,’ Announces He’s Transgender

The Oscar-nominated Canadian star of the film “Juno” has come out as transgender. The Halifax-raised Elliot Page, formerly known as Ellen Page, made the announcement in a… Read more »

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What You Need to Know About Alberta’s New Impaired Driving Laws Effective Dec 1

The new Immediate Roadside Sanctions (IRS) Program will include driver’s licence suspensions, new fines, vehicle seizures, mandatory education, and participation in the Ignition Interlock Program (IIP). The program changes how impaired drivers are penalized with new immediate roadside penalties.

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Canadians Not Worried Other Countries Will Get COVID-19 Vaccine First: Poll

A new poll suggests most Canadians aren’t currently worried that people in other countries might get a COVID-19 vaccine first.