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Alberta to Open COVID-19 Vaccinations to Adults Over 50 on March 10th

Health Minister Tyler Shandro announced today that bookings for Phase 2A of the COVID-19 vaccine program will open for Albertans between the ages of 65 and 74, and… Read more »

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‘The Hardy Boys’ Stars Bring Classic Characters to Life in 1980s-Set Canadian Show

Growing up in Alberta, actor Rohan Campbell spent summers at friends’ Canmore mountain cabins, where he’d crack open old “Hardy Boys” books that adorn many a cottage… Read more »

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Ontario Pharmacy COVID-19 Vaccine Pilot to Begin Next Week with Oxford-AstraZeneca

Ontario says pharmacies in three public heath units, including Toronto, will begin giving out COVID-19 vaccines next week. Health Minister Christine Elliott says many of the Oxford-AstraZeneca… Read more »

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Twitter to Launch Engineering Hub in Canada With Dozens of Hires This Year

Twitter Inc. will be bulking up on Canadian talent this year with a hiring spree meant to add dozens of engineers in the country to its staff…. Read more »

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Alberta Extends Interval Between Vaccine Doses

Alberta is following guidance from a national vaccine advisory panel and increasing the time between COVID-19 doses. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, says the… Read more »

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Alek Minassian Found Guilty in Toronto Van Attack

A man who killed 10 people and injured 16 others by deliberately driving a van down a bustling Toronto sidewalk was found guilty at trial on Wednesday,… Read more »

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Calgary-Based Coffee Chain Unveils Strategy to Move in When Starbucks Closes Canadian Shops

The founder and CEO of Good Earth Cafes Ltd. says the Calgary-based chain could potentially double its 45 locations across Canada through a program to take over… Read more »

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You Can Now Get Plant-Based Meatballs at Ikea

Ikea has introduced plant-based meatballs – plant ball – in its restaurants and food markets across Canada.

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March 1: Alberta Eases Restrictions on Indoor Fitness and Libraries

Alberta is lifting more economic restrictions tied to COVID-19 while delaying others. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced today that as part of reopening Alberta’s economy, restrictions will… Read more »

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B.C. to Extend Rent Freeze Through 2021

The British Columbia government says it will introduce legislative changes to extend a rent freeze through the end of the year to stop illegal “renovictions” and improve… Read more »

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How Effective is the AstraZeneca COVID 19 Vaccine? What You Need to Know

Health Canada approved its third COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, authorizing the jab made by AstraZeneca and Oxford University after a lengthy review of clinical trial details. AstraZeneca… Read more »

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Albertans Can Stay at Jasper Park Lodge For Half Price This Spring

The luxury hotel, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is open now for reservations after they were mysteriously closed last month because of a private block booking. All 446… Read more »

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Highway 400 Closed In Both Directions Due To Series Of Collisions

  Police say they have closed Highway 400 in both directions due to a series of vehicle collisions. Ontario Provincial Police have shut down the major artery… Read more »

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Stratford Festival Plans Next Stages With Two Outdoor Summer Venues

The show must go on at the Stratford Festival, but this summer it’ll be happening outdoors. Organizers say they’ve made tentative plans for “about a dozen” live… Read more »

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You Can Now Apply to Compete in Season 5 of The Great Canadian Baking Show

Are you a home baker interested in showcasing your baking talents in front of millions of Canadians? Then, CBC has announced that the casting for the fifth… Read more »

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Calgary Not-for-Profit Going Bananas Trying To Off-load Pallets Of Fruit

The Calgary not-for-profit is trying to find creative uses for some of the 340 cases of donated bananas it received at once last week.

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Spruce Meadows Cancels 2021 Summer Show Jumping Series

Spruce Meadows is cancelling its summer show jumping series for a second straight year because of the pandemic. The equestrian and soccer facility in Calgary draws dozens… Read more »

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Weather Network Predicts Mild Spring With Some Wintry Blasts for Most of Canada

Canadians across the country can look forward to a mild spring peppered with the odd winter flashback throughout the first part of the season, according to predictions… Read more »

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Thunder Bay, Simcoe Muskoka Moving into Lockdown March 1

  Ontario will move the Thunder Bay and Simcoe Muskoka regions into lockdown on Monday while loosening restrictions in seven other areas. Local leaders in Thunder Bay… Read more »

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Doctors Urge Alberta to Hold off on Easing COVID-19 Restrictions Next Week

A group of health professionals is urging the Alberta government not to ease COVID-19 restrictions next week and to instead toughen measures for bars, restaurants and pubs…. Read more »

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Best Canadian Whiskies for 2021

The winners of the eleventh annual Canadian Whisky Awards which recognize the very best Canadian whiskies have been announced and nine independent whisky experts named Canada’s oldest whisky,… Read more »

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Ontario Parks Report Reservations for Camp Sites have Doubled From 2020

Ontario Parks says that reservations for its campsites have nearly doubled since the same time last year. The provincial government agency says that bookings made between Jan…. Read more »

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CPP Investments CEO Mark Machin Resigns After Travelling To UAE For Covid-19 Vaccine

The head of the fund managing Canada Pension Plan investments is the latest high-profile Canadian to draw criticism for their behaviour during the pandemic after he travelled… Read more »

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Health Canada Approves AstraZeneca’s COVID 19 Vaccine

Health Canada has approved the COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca, the third to be given the green light for national use. Details of the approval and when Canadians… Read more »