With U.S. border to soon reopen, Okanagan snowbirds preparing to head south

The announcement will allow fully vaccinated Canadians to enter the U.S. regardless of the reason for travel without a COVID-19 test.
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Santa arrives by helicopter to visit young patients at Kingston General Hospital
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Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte members are heading to the polls this Saturday
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Rocket Report: Kelowna hoping to get power play back on track
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Calgary’s Muslim community comes together to support victims of domestic violence
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Canadiens executive vice-president Jeff Gorton marks new era, meets Montreal media
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Sask. unemployment rate drops to 5.2%, 10,100 jobs gained in November
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