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Nearly 2,000 travellers enrolled in Alberta’s COVID-19 border testing pilot project that can reduce...

Nearly 2,000 travellers entering Canada by land or air through Alberta have participated in a COVID-19 testing pilot since it launched earlier this month — and some early results have emerged. The pilot program, a partnership between Alberta and the federal government, allows eligible international travellers to take a COVID-19 test at one of two b..

Canada marks Remembrance Day with small, socially distanced ceremonies

The boom of a gun rang out in the sky above Ottawa at 11 a.m. ET to mark the start of a moment of silence, but the tens of thousands of people who normally gather to mark Remembrance Day in the nation's capital weren't there in person to hear it. Instead, a much smaller crowd of a hundred or so dignitaries, active service members, veteran..

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek dead at 80

Alex Trebek, the former CBC broadcaster who ended up hosting the popular U.S. quiz show Jeopardy! for more than three decades, has died at age 80, the show announced on Sunday. In March 2019, Trebek announced in a video message that he had been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, vowing to "beat the low survival rate statistics for this disea..

GM will once again build pickup trucks in Oshawa if tentative deal with union...

GM Canada says it will bring back pickup truck assembly work to its plant in Oshawa, Ont., if a new labour deal with its largest union is ratified. Unifor had set a midnight deadline on Wednesday to reach a new, three-year labour deal with GM and had a mandate to strike from its members if the deadline passed. But the union said just before the deadline that its master bargaining committee had had a breakthrough and wanted to keep talking. About..

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Saturday

The latest: Canada's chief public health officer is calling for a "collective effort" to stem the spike of COVID-19 and to lessen the burden on essential workers. "To essential workers — from those growing our food and keeping grocery stores stocked with vital supplies to the health-care and public health workforce providing care and services to Canadians — thank you for your commitment to keeping our society running," Dr. Theresa Tam said ..

Few left behind in Neskantaga First Nation prepare for winter without water

A week after the water stopped flowing into homes in Neskantaga First Nation, 450 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Ont., a handful of residents remain behind to keep houses safe and prepare for the eventual return of the evacuees. Indigenous Services Canada promised last week to support any member who chose to leave after the community's water was shut down when an oily substance was found in the reservoir on Oct. 19. Tests later showed the ..

How conspiracies like QAnon are slowly creeping into some Canadian churches

Pastor John van Sloten of Marda Loop Church in Calgary had been thinking about, in his view, the theology behind wearing a mask. His basic premise was that if Jesus, who was God, took on a human body to mask his Godness for the sake of others, then Christians should also cover up their faces during a pandemic. So van Sloten penned a column for a local newspaper and made it the subject of one of his sermons. "I thought it was a pretty convincing..

NDP won’t give Trudeau ‘excuse’ for election, Singh says ahead of confidence vote in...

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said today that his party will not give Prime Minister Justin Trudeau an "excuse" to send Canadians to the polls in the middle of a global pandemic — an apparent signal that Trudeau's government will survive today's confidence vote. In a news conference just two hours before a crucial confidence vote, Singh declined to say exactly how his MPs would vote or whether they might abstain. "We are voting for Canadian..

Alberta has highest rate of mortgage deferrals as bank programs wind down

Alberta continues to have the highest rate of mortgage deferrals in the country. According to numbers shared by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, many are still using the pandemic support program — which is winding down. Nearly 19 per cent of Albertans continue to defer their insured mortgage payments, according to CMHC's latest figures. Breakdown of deferrals on @CMHC_ca..

Community ‘stunned’ after 2 boys found dead in Wendake, Que., grand chief says

Quebec provincial police say a 30-year-old man is expected to be charged with murder after two boys were found dead overnight at a home in Wendake, Que. At about 2 a.m. Sunday, members of the local police department notified the Sûreté du Québec about the boys' bodies, which were discovered at the home in the Huron-Wendat First Nation just outside Quebec City. Police have yet to determine whether the suspect and the victims are related and..

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