Omicron variant: Canada expands travel ban, seeks booster guidance

Canada is restricting travel from three more African countries and seeking guidance on COVID-19 boosters amid the emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
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Toronto man sentenced to 8 1/2 years in Brampton drug robbery killing
Hamas Khan, 21, has another 39 months left to serve after receiving more than five years credit for time-served.
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Four people, including an infant, found dead near Emerson, Manitoba border may have been left out in a blizzard during planned crossing: RCMP
Two adults, a teenager, and an infant were found 12 meters from the border, about 10 kilometres east of Emerson on Wednesday afternoon
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New Tonga photos reveal widespread devastation from volcano, tsunami
The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted with a blast heard 2,300 kilometres away in New Zealand and sent tsunami waves across the Pacific Ocean.
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Pandemic shows us what health care workers have known for decades
The pandemic has laid bare, wave after wave, the impact of inadequate investment and innovation and — most of all — the need for open and honest discussion about the state of the health systems.
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Entire board steps down at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
Two board members will stay on temporarily in an administrative capacity during a transitional period in which Buddies will rebuild the board.
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Former Jay Devon Travis, followed by lawyer Eugene Freedman who discusses the lockout
This week in Deep Left Field, we talk to Devon Travis about his days with the Blue Jays and what he's up to in his post-playing life, and have a great chat with Eugene Freedman about the two sides of the MLB lockout.
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‘Huge appetite’ for exploring defunding and detasking Halifax police: councillor
Halifax Board of Police Commissioners chair and councillor Lindell Smith says the report on defining defunding police released this week was well-written and 'not radical.'
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Pedestrian seriously injured in New Westminster crash
Police say the pedestrian was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Royal Avenue and 4th Street around 5:45 a.m. Thursday. 
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Capacity limits for Ontario sports teams still more than a month away
Ontario's plans to ease COVID-19 restrictions won't have any immediate impact on fan capacity for hockey and basketball teams operating in the province.
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Russia is facing ‘severe’ sanctions for Ukraine threats. Here’s what that could mean
Russia has massed tens of thousands of troops near Ukraine's borders in what Kyiv and its allies fear could be preparation for a new military offensive.
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MLB officials shut down Tampa Bay Rays’ split city plan with Montreal: report
Tampa Bay's lease at Tropicana Field ends after the 2027 season.
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Kingston Police Services Board releases yearly crime statistics
The Kingston Police Services Board met virtually on Thursday, and part of the agenda was a look back at the overall crime statistics for 2021.
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Imperial Metals surrenders mining rights in B.C.’s Silverdaisy watershed
Leo Bodensteiner, U.S. co-chair of the Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission, says the watershed is a critical corridor for salmon, steelhead and bull trout.
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V8-powered cars you should buy now
Before they’re gone for good…
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Nokian introduces the Outpost family of all-terrain tires
Blending everyday driving and off-road capability.
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3 arrested in downtown Hamilton drug raid
On Wednesday, Hamilton police executed a search warrant at a residence in the area of King and Steven streets where they seized a loaded gun and a quantity of fentanyl.
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Canada to share more residential school records with reconciliation centre
Survivors and Indigenous leaders have long called on the federal government to release remaining records that it had refused to fully disclose, citing legal obligations.
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Yukon declares emergency after record overdose deaths reported
Yukon Health Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee says the drugs are killing people and creating a mental health crisis in every community in the territory.
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Ontario reports 75 deaths and 595 people in ICU due to COVID
With the 75 deaths being reported, Ontario marks its 8th deadliest day since the start of the pandemic.
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Jonah Keri should serve at least a year for domestic violence, Crown argues
The 361 days she spent married to Expos author Jonah Keri were a nightmare, his former wife said in a victim-impact statement.
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Calling in sick make you queasy? You’re not alone
With Omicron spreading like wildfire, people are having to make that sick call a lot more often.
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Jan. 6 committee requests interview with Ivanka Trump
The House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection is asking Ivanka Trump, daughter of former President Donald Trump, to voluntarily cooperate with its probe.
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Peterborough woman assaults Lansdowne Street store employees: police
Peterborough police officers found a woman in an altercation with two employees w
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Okanagan weather: Sunnier days ahead
Sunnier, drier weather returns to the Okanagan weather forecast heading into the second last weekend of January, with temperatures staying above seasonal.
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Retired pope denies any wrongdoing following sexual abuse report in German diocese
A long-awaited report on sexual abuse in Germany's Munich diocese faulted retired Pope Benedict XVI's handling of four cases when he was archbishop.
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Four people including baby found dead in Manitoba near U.S. border
They say the four died from exposure during a blizzard and freezing temperatures.
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Ontario COVID-19 vaccine passports will remain at 2 doses, Premier Doug Ford says
When asked by a reporter if Ontario would update the vaccine certificate requirement to include three doses, Premier Doug Ford said 'not right at this point.'
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