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Canada to Play for Gold After Downing Russia 5-0 in Semifinals

Canada will play for gold at the world junior hockey championship in Edmonton after beating Russia 5-0 in semifinal action Monday.

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Ottawa Urged To Ban CEO Bonuses If Wage Subsidy Paid And Add Top COVID Tax Bracket

The federal government is being urged to explicitly prevent Canada’s highest paid CEOs from getting bonuses if their companies obtained wage subsidies. “The wage subsidy in Canada… Read more »

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Health Experts Urge More Preventive Action To Curb Aerosol Spread Of Covid-19

Hundreds of scientists, doctors and other health experts from across Canada are calling for more aggressive measures to stop airborne spread of COVID-19. The experts include more… Read more »

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Airlines Slam ‘Confusion’ New Covid-19 Testing Rules Create For Carriers, Passengers

Airlines say a slew of questions remain about the federal government’s decision to require passengers returning to Canada to show negative results on COVID-19 tests taken abroad…. Read more »

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January 4th: Today in History

Today in History for January 4th: In 1493, Columbus sailed for Spain from the New World on his ship, the ‘Nina.’ In 1581, James Ussher, archbishop of… Read more »

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Feds Weigh Cutting Covid-19 Benefit For Travellers As Canada Surpasses 600,000 Cases

The federal Liberal government mulled the possibility of barring Canadians who travelled abroad from receiving a sick leave benefit aimed at those who must quarantine due to… Read more »

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First Canadian Babies Of 2021 Born As The Clock Struck Midnight

A baby born in a Montreal hospital may have been the first Canadian newborn of 2021. The Maisonneuve-Rosemont hospital said Friday that a boy named Arthur was… Read more »

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January 1: Today in History

Today in History for Jan 1: On this date: In 1622, the Roman Catholic church adopted Jan. 1 as the beginning of the year, rather than March… Read more »

January 2/3: See 2021’s First Meteor Shower

January 2/3: See 2021’s First Meteor Shower

The coming of the new year heralds another celestial event – the Quadrantid Meteor Shower. This annual shower usually runs from the end of December to the… Read more »

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Negative COVID-19 Test Required For Air Travellers to Canada Starting Jan.7

Anyone arriving in Canada starting Jan. 7 will need to have a negative COVID-19 test before boarding and may have to quarantine in a federal facility if… Read more »

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Feds Enlist IBM To Help Design Gun Buyback Program

The Trudeau government has awarded a contract to IBM Canada to support the development, design and implementation of a buyback program for recently prohibited firearms. The contract… Read more »

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Canada’s Airlines Say Border Testing Could Cause Confusion For Airlines, Passengers

The National Airlines Council of Canada said there are still major issues that need to be addressed as Ottawa plans a COVID-19 testing requirement for air passengers… Read more »

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Federal Government Approves NHL Training Camps, But Provinces Must Make Call On Games

The federal government says it has issued an exemption to the mandatory 14-day quarantine period for NHL players and staff to return to Canada for training camp under national interest grounds.

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Christmas Trees Are for the Birds: Nature Conservancy Says Keep Old Trees in Backyard

Old Christmas trees belong in the backyard instead of out front on the curb, says the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Andrew Holland, spokesman for the advocacy group,… Read more »

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B.C. Mom Who Gave Birth in a Coma Due to COVID-19 Discharged From Hospital

A mother who had an emergency C-section in British Columbia while in a coma due to complications from COVID-19 returned home to her family in time for… Read more »

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B.C. Restricting Alcohol Sales, Service on New Year’s Eve to Limit ‘Risky Behaviour’

Health officials in British Columbia are cutting off alcohol sales on New Year’s Eve in an effort to prevent gatherings where COVID-19 can spread. Last call for… Read more »

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Top 10 Reasons Not to Call 911 According B.C. Dispatcher

The dispatcher that handles most of British Columbia’s 911 calls says COVID-19 gave a different twist to some calls this year, but E-Comm’s annual list of nuisance… Read more »

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Air Travellers Will Soon Have to Test Negative for COVID-19 Before Arrival in Canada

All passengers on flights entering Canada will require a negative PCR test three days before their arrival.

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Increase in CPP Premiums on Jan. 1 to Hit Some Workers More Due to Pandemic

Come Jan. 1, Canada Pension Plan contributions are going up again, although higher than originally planned. The reason is largely because of the pandemic’s effect on the… Read more »

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Iran Allocates $150K to Families of Ukraine Crash Victims

Iran’s cabinet has created a compensation fund to pay the families of the 176 victims of a Ukrainian passenger plane that was shot down by Iranian forces… Read more »

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Poll Suggests Low Levels of Satisfaction Over Prairie Premiers Handling of Pandemic

A new poll suggests the premiers of Canada’s three Prairie provinces are lagging counterparts from rest of the country when it comes to how voters feel they are managing the pandemic.

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Thousands of Ceiling Fans Sold at Home Depot Recalled for Blades Falling Out While in Use

Health Canada is recalling Hampton Bay Mara 54-inch Ceiling Fans since the ceiling fan blades can fall out while in use. Health Canada has issued a joint… Read more »

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Canada Surpasses 15,000 Deaths Related to COVID 19

Canada has surpassed 15,000 deaths related to COVID-19. The grim milestone was reached with the reporting of 37 new deaths in Quebec. A total of 15,001 Canadians… Read more »

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What’s at Stake for the Main Political Parties as an Election Looms in 2021

For all the bluster among federal political leaders about not wanting an election any time soon, the political truth is as cold as a winter’s wind: the… Read more »