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B.C. records another 946 COVID cases over 1st December weekend, along with 11 deaths
B.C. has recorded another 946 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 new deaths for an overall total of 2,362. The number of active cases in the province is now 2,876.
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New SaskPower program aims to lower power bills in northern First Nations communities
SaskPower says the Northern First Nations Home Retrofit Program is designed to help curb high power bills in northern First Nations communities.
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Saskatoon Afghan refugee featured in Global Gathering Place fundraising campaign
Farkhonda Tahery and her husband are settling into life in Saskatoon after being forced to flee Afghanistan when Kabul fell under Taliban control.
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Heavy rain, wind and snow in forecast for Nova Scotia: Environment Canada
Parts of the province are under wind and rainfall warnings, while Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement about snowfall for the entire province.
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SPSA says rapid COVID-19 tests’ expiration date extended
The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency says the expiry date for BD Veritor System kits has been extended.
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Slow starts still plaguing Edmonton Oilers
For the first time this season, the Edmonton Oilers have a losing streak.
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‘A lot to accomplish’ for Alberta delegation at World Petroleum Congress
Calgary's mayor and Alberta's energy minister are in Texas, hoping to impress international energy companies and draw in their investments and business.
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Conviction for murder of young B.C. couple reversed due to juror’s bias: court ruling
A Washington State man who was found guilty of two counts of aggravated murder of a young B.C. couple in 1987 has now had his conviction overturned.
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Winnipeg Jets defenceman Neal Pionk suspended 2 games for kneeing
The Winnipeg Jets will be without defenceman Neal Pionk for games against the Carolina Hurricanes and Seattle Kraken this week.
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Mental Health Monday: Gift ideas to overcome stress and supply chain worries
Research shows gifts of experiences make people happier than tangible goods, says UBC professor of marketing and behavioural science, Katherine White.
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Crescent Point Energy raises dividend and production guidance for 2022
Crescent Point Energy Corp. raised its quarterly dividend as it increased its production guidance for next year.
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Newspaper publisher SaltWire offering employee buyouts
In an internal memo, the company says that offers are part of its ongoing pivot from a traditional newspaper publisher to a digital media company.
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Quebec government invests $3 million into province’s food banks due to increased demand
The Covid-19 pandemic and rising inflation has lead to a major increase in demand at Quebec's food banks. Many of them are expecting visits to skyrocket over the holidays.
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Dorval Elementary students share holiday traditions, learn different Christmas customs
Third graders at Dorval Elementary School gave class presentations on the different religious and traditional ways they celebrate Christmas and the holidays in their own homes.
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Ontario auditor general raises concerns about colleges’ reliance on international students
The latest report from the Auditor General of Ontario raises concerns about colleges and their increased reliance on international student fees.
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New Brunswick nurses vote in favour of strike to back contract demands with province
New Brunswick nurses have voted 92 per cent in favour of a strike to back demands for a new contract.
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Brier champion skip Brendan Bottcher weighs in on surprise split with vice-skip Darren Moulding
Bottcher apologized Sunday afternoon for the statement's wording during a solo media availability on a Curling Canada Zoom call.
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Haldimand County driver faces charges in fatal Hagersville, Ont. crash
OPP say a motorcycle was one of three vehicles hit in the incident on Highway 6 and First Line in August.
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N.S. child care sector continues calls on government to publicly report COIVD-19 cases numbers
"It gives people a false sense of security that there is no cases in childcare centres. When actually, that's not the case," said CUPE Nova Scotia's child care coordinator.
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Semi truck driver dies in highway collision near Davidson, Sask.
RCMP say two semi trucks were involved in a serious collision on Highway 11 north of Davidson, Sask. on Monday resulting in one death.
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Drake withdraws his two 2021 Grammy nominations
It's not yet known why the Toronto rapper asked to be withdrawn.
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Toronto committee pushes to ban robots from sidewalks, bike paths
"We want to remove external barriers so that people can participate in public life," said Kristyn Wong-Tam.
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Stock markets rally on hopes about Omicron variant as crude oil prices climb
Canada's main stock index surged as reassurances about the latest COVID-19 variant powered the energy sector higher and prompted a broad-based rally.
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Border officials told travellers no longer have to use ArriveCan app: Minister
Checking in on the app has become a mandatory part of crossing into Canada, regardless of how long the traveller has been out of the country.
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Saint Mary’s University honours Montreal massacre victims on 32nd anniversary
Every year since the deadly attack, Saint Mary's University has a commemorative event to honour the women.
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Toronto Board of Health votes in favour of application to decriminalize drug possession
Toronto's Board of Health has voted unanimously to ask the federal government to decriminalize possession of small amounts of illegal drugs in the city.
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Chinese rover spots odd, cube-shaped object on the moon
Yutu-2, the Chinese moon rover, will spend the next two to three months travelling closer to the object to check it out.
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Vancouver police recover $75K in stolen goods from downtown core in just one month
Much of the criminal activity centres around the open-air street market on East Hastings Street, between Columbia and Carrall streets, Vancouver police said.
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Canada’s ambassador to China steps down as Ottawa faces pressure from Biden administration
Dominic Barton, who was appointed ambassador to China by the Trudeau government in September 2019, announced his resignation Monday,
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Jury instructions made in trial of officer who killed Daunte Wright
Kim Potter, 49, is charged with first-degree and second-degree manslaughter in Wright's April 11 death in Brooklyn Center, a Minneapolis suburb.
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