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Canada tops pool at world junior hockey championship, meets Czechs in quarterfinal

Canada tops pool at world junior hockey championship, meets Czechs in quarterfinal

EDMONTON — Dylan Cozens applied grit and goals to Canada's 4-1 win over Finland at the world junior men's hockey championship Thursday. The Canadian co-captain scored twice, including a hard-working empty-net goal.
Alberta NDP calls for cabinet minister to step down over report of Hawaii vacation

Alberta NDP calls for cabinet minister to step down over report of Hawaii vacation

EDMONTON — Alberta's Opposition NDP is calling for Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard to step down over reports she took a vacation to Hawaii despite public-health recommendations against unnecessary travel.
CP NewsAlert: Murder warrants issued for two teens in death of Calgary officer

CP NewsAlert: Murder warrants issued for two teens in death of Calgary officer

Calgary police have issued first-degree murder warrants for two people allegedly involved in the death of an officer during a traffic stop. Sgt. Andrew Harnett, who was 37, died on New Year's Eve.
Frog Lake man charged in connection with death of 29-year-old Saddle Lake woman

Frog Lake man charged in connection with death of 29-year-old Saddle Lake woman

Woman's body discovered Boxing Day on Frog Lake First Nation
Pharmacies push to join COVID-19 vaccination effort as distribution ramps up

Pharmacies push to join COVID-19 vaccination effort as distribution ramps up

MONTREAL — Pharmacies are pushing to get involved in Canada’s vaccination effort, pitching their expansive networks and experience with vaccine distribution as potential selling points. Nationwide chains Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. and London Drugs Ltd.
WHO predicts COVID-19 will become endemic, but some experts are less certain

WHO predicts COVID-19 will become endemic, but some experts are less certain

World Health Organization officials are predicting that the "destiny" of the COVID-19 virus is to become endemic, suggesting it could continue to spread through the population at a steady rate despite a global vaccination effort.
Ottawa set to detail requirements of COVID-19 negative test for air travellers today

Ottawa set to detail requirements of COVID-19 negative test for air travellers today

OTTAWA — The federal government is expected to provide details later today on its plan to make travellers test negative for COVID-19 before landing in Canada.
Air travellers will soon have to test negative for COVID-19 before arrival in Canada

Air travellers will soon have to test negative for COVID-19 before arrival in Canada

OTTAWA — The federal government says it plans to require air travellers to test negative for COVID-19 before landing in Canada in response to concerns that people vacationing abroad could bring the novel coronavirus home with them.
Crocheted outfits bring tears of joy to Misericordia's neonatal intensive care unit

Crocheted outfits bring tears of joy to Misericordia's neonatal intensive care unit

All 17 tiny ones in the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit were dressed in Whoville-themed four-piece sets in time for visits by their parents during the days leading up to Dec. 25.
Former Alberta cabinet minister turned Independent senator Elaine McCoy dies

Former Alberta cabinet minister turned Independent senator Elaine McCoy dies

OTTAWA — Sen. Elaine McCoy, who sat as an Independent from the day she was appointed to the upper chamber, has died. McCoy died Tuesday in Ottawa. She was 74. Born in Brandon, Man.