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A list of politicians and officials who travelled abroad despite advice to stay home

A list of politicians and officials who travelled abroad despite advice to stay home

Several politicians have admitted to leaving the country over the December holiday period, even as their constituents hunkered down at home, following public health guidance meant to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Canada probing whether delaying second COVID-19 vaccine doses could help more people

Canada probing whether delaying second COVID-19 vaccine doses could help more people

OTTAWA — Canada is the latest country to investigate how to stretch vaccine doses as far as possible, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have tragic consequences all around the world. Dr.
Canadian troops test positive for COVID-19 in Latvia and Kuwait

Canadian troops test positive for COVID-19 in Latvia and Kuwait

OTTAWA — The Canadian Armed Forces is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak in Latvia, where an unspecified number of troops have tested positive for the illness while guarding against Russian aggression in the region.
Trudeau says he too is frustrated by holiday travellers, pace of vaccine rollout

Trudeau says he too is frustrated by holiday travellers, pace of vaccine rollout

OTTAWA — Signs pointed Tuesday to the COVID-19 pandemic taking a dark turn in Canada, as the prime minister voiced his own frustration with holiday travel and the slow pace of vaccine rollout. In London, Ont.
Doctors urge high-risk pregnant, breastfeeding women to get access to COVID vaccines

Doctors urge high-risk pregnant, breastfeeding women to get access to COVID vaccines

OTTAWA — The head of the Ontario Medical Association says the risk COVID-19 poses to pregnant and breastfeeding women is higher than the risk of taking a vaccine against the virus that causes it. Dr.
Formal procession for Calgary police officer killed in the line of duty

Formal procession for Calgary police officer killed in the line of duty

CALGARY — Civilians and first responders lined a major Calgary thoroughfare to watch as police vehicles escorted the remains of a fallen comrade across the city in a formal procession. Calgary police Sgt.
Travel industry "in tailspin" as federal government adopts new COVID-19 test rules

Travel industry "in tailspin" as federal government adopts new COVID-19 test rules

CALGARY — The travel industry in Canada has been thrown into a "tailspin" by new federal rules requiring a COVID-19 test before Canadians are allowed back into the country from most international travel, says the Association of Canadian Independent T
Mother angry over travel scandal after Make-A-Wish trip postponed for sick son

Mother angry over travel scandal after Make-A-Wish trip postponed for sick son

EDMONTON — An Alberta mother says she's outraged by various politicians and staff who decided to travel abroad over the holidays, while a dream trip to Hawaii for her terminally ill son had to be postponed.
Calgary sees highest December home sales since 2007 amid 40 per cent buying surge

Calgary sees highest December home sales since 2007 amid 40 per cent buying surge

CALGARY — The Calgary Real Estate Board says the residential real estate market had its best December since 2007 last month as real estate agents sold nearly 1,200 homes.
Nearly half of Canadians visited friends, family over holidays, new poll suggests

Nearly half of Canadians visited friends, family over holidays, new poll suggests

OTTAWA — A new survey suggests nearly half of Canadians visited with family or friends over the winter holiday period.