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Ontario, Alberta aim to speed up vaccinations as Moderna vaccine starts arriving

Ontario, Alberta aim to speed up vaccinations as Moderna vaccine starts arriving

Ontario is planning to ramp up COVID-19 vaccinations after facing criticism for scaling down operations over the holidays, while Alberta acknowledges it over-estimated how quickly it would be able to get shots into people's arms. Retired Gen.
More cases of U.K. COVID-19 variant found in Canada

More cases of U.K. COVID-19 variant found in Canada

OTTAWA — A contagious new strain of the virus that causes COVID-19 has infiltrated two more regions of Canada, health officials said Sunday, a day after announcing the country's first cases of the variant had been detected.
Airdrie fiction author releases first book

Airdrie fiction author releases first book

If there was ever a case that proves dreams do come true, look no further than Airdrie author Perry Logan.
Chef-driven meal kits have become a popular home cooking trend

Chef-driven meal kits have become a popular home cooking trend

From homemade to home delivery, COVID-19 restrictions drastically changed the dining habits of Albertans in 2020.
2021: Alberta eyes post-COVID economic rebound but faces big budget questions

2021: Alberta eyes post-COVID economic rebound but faces big budget questions

EDMONTON — Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews says the goal in 2021 is to get vaccines out and put the COVID-19 pandemic in the rear-view mirror, then work to fix a battered and beleaguered economy.
Shoppers search for Boxing Day sales as pandemic restricts retail options

Shoppers search for Boxing Day sales as pandemic restricts retail options

Shoppers donned masks and boots to brave outdoor lineups in parts of Canada on Saturday, while others turned to the internet to take part in a Boxing Day that bore little resemblance to the holiday of years past.
Ontario confirms two cases of COVID-19 variant first discovered in UK

Ontario confirms two cases of COVID-19 variant first discovered in UK

Ontario on Saturday confirmed its two first cases of a variant of COVID-19 first identified in the United Kingdom, marking the first time the more contagious strain had been detected in Canada.
History with personality

History with personality

Sheila Willis’ new history book catches the flavour of the times
Ottawa announces nearly $60 million for protecting Wood Buffalo National Park

Ottawa announces nearly $60 million for protecting Wood Buffalo National Park

Monday’s funding announcement comes at the same time as Parks Canada submits the national park’s state of conservation report to UNESCO, almost one month behind schedule.
Pandemic pushed up timeline for long-sought EI review, Qualtrough says

Pandemic pushed up timeline for long-sought EI review, Qualtrough says

OTTAWA — Canada's employment minister says plans to revamp the employment insurance system have been put on a faster path thanks to COVID-19.