Ontario removes capacity limits allowing for Santa Clause parades, other outdoor public events

Some cities, including Toronto, have already opted not to do a traditional Santa Claus parade with crowds this year.
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COVID-19: Saskatchewan reports first Omicron variant cases
Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Health said four members from a single household have screened positive for the Omicron variant of concern.
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Winnipeg couple jetting to Hamilton after Saturday wedding for Grey Cup honeymoon
Shannon Evans and Ken Hardman say they're spending their honeymoon in the unlikely destination of Hamilton, Ont., where they'll watch their team's championship attempt.
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Kingston MOH says COVID-19 vaccines keeping region from locking down
Despite extremely high case counts in the KFL&A region, Dr. Piotr Oglaza says the area's high vaccination rates are allowing workplaces and schools to remain open.
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N.S. police charge driver in fatal crash after making highway U-turn
Police in Nova Scotia say a 82-year-old man was killed in the crash, and an 82-year-old woman has been charged with dangerous driving causing death.
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India’s top army general, Bipin Rawat, among 13 dead in helicopter crash
Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 others were en route from an air force base to a hillside military college in the southern state of Tamil Nadu when the military helicopter crashed.
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Missing Campbellford man found deceased: Northumberland OPP
Northumberland OPP say Steven Miller had been last seen in Campbellford on Dec. 2.
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South Algonquin council votes against electoral boundary and council composition resolution
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Ontario First Nation confirms 12 cases of blastomycosis, more than 100 under investigation
A First Nation in northern Ontario has confirmed 12 cases of a lung infection typically caused by fungus and says more than 100 cases are under investigation.
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Canada should align with allies on Olympic diplomatic boycott: Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it is important for Canada to align with its allies on a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
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Police identify driver following fatal crash in Wellington North
Police say a 22-year-old woman was killed after an SUV she was driving collided with a guardrail on a bridge and flipped upside into a creek below.
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Trudeau says Beijing Winter Olympic boycott decision coming ‘later today’
Calls have been growing over recent days as Canada's closest allies have announced their plans not to send official representatives to the Beijing Olympics in February.
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Canada should align with allies on Olympic diplomatic boycott: Trudeau
Trudeau says Canada has been talking to allies for “many months” about the issue and an official announcement is expected later today.
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Manitoba health officials to give COVID-19 update
Manitoba's health minister has said word about plans to deal with a growing surgical and diagnostic backlog would come Wednesday.
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N.S. to spend $57 million to hire long-term care staff, increase beds
The province says $22 million will go toward covering 100 per cent of the tuition costs for continuing care students.
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Both sides rest in Josh Duggar child pornography trial
Josh Duggar, 33, is charged with receiving and possessing child pornography and faces up to 20 years in prison on each count if convicted.
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Calgary Flames fall to San Jose Sharks 5-3
Tomas Hertl scored his fourth career hat trick and the San Jose Sharks used a three-goal barrage in the second period to beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Tuesday night.
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Saskatchewan Huskies football team set sights on returning to the Vanier Cup
The Saskatchewan Huskies are looking to build on their loss in the Vanier Cup, with head coach Scott Flory vowing the time will be better in the future.
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Ontario reports 1,009 new COVID-19 cases, 8 more deaths
The seven-day average in Ontario has now surpassed 1,000 for the first time since June 1.
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Survey sheds light on how cat and dog adoptions have spiked in Quebec during COVID-19
The number of cats and dogs residing in Quebec homes increased by more than 200,000 during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a new survey.
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Bank of Canada holds key interest rate at 0.25%
The Bank of Canada is keeping its key interest rate target on hold at 0.25 per cent.
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Instagram CEO to testify before U.S. Senate on safety of teen users
The lawmakers accused Facebook, now called Meta, of concealing the negative findings about Instagram and demanded a commitment from the company to make changes.
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Is the ‘War on Drugs’ over? Canada is seeing a ‘shift’ in its approach to drugs, experts say
"The war on drugs has been a failure," said a professor. Now, amid rising overdoses, lawmakers across Canada are shifting their stance on opioids, magic mushrooms and other drugs.
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COVID-19 update for Dec. 8: 326 new cases, one death | Five cases of Omicron variant in B.C. | Most Canadians support strong border measures amid new Omicron variant: poll
Here's your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C.
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Freezing rain shuts down highways, cancels school buses in Edmonton region
Freezing rain fell overnight in parts of central Alberta, including the Edmonton region, leaving area highways dangerously slick and some school buses cancelled Wednesday morning.
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Woman testifies Ghislaine Maxwell abused her at age 14
The woman was the third witness to testify at the trial about being sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein in encounters facilitated by Ghislaine Maxwell.
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