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Governments in Canada preparing for Omicron COVID-19 variant

Governments in Canada preparing for Omicron COVID-19 variant

Governments across Canada are bracing for the possible effects of the Omicron variant as COVID-19 case numbers rise sharply in some provinces and around the world.
Canada hasn't abandoned 200-soldier promise to UN peacekeeping: Minister

Canada hasn't abandoned 200-soldier promise to UN peacekeeping: Minister

OTTAWA — Defence Minister Anita Anand says while the Liberal government’s promise to provide a 200-soldier force to United Nations peacekeeping “is not off the table,” it is being considered alongside Canada’s many other international priorities.
Mining the future: Canada's high hopes to become a global critical mineral powerhouse

Mining the future: Canada's high hopes to become a global critical mineral powerhouse

OTTAWA — Getting the world to net-zero emissions by 2050 will require the production of critical minerals and metals to grow sixfold over the next 30 years, the International Energy Agency declared in a report earlier this year — and it found the cur
Cars, couches, propane and fuel tanks among debris from record flooding in B.C.

Cars, couches, propane and fuel tanks among debris from record flooding in B.C.

ABBOTSFORD, B.C.
Ottawa advises against international travel as provinces prepare to fight Omicron

Ottawa advises against international travel as provinces prepare to fight Omicron

The federal government on Wednesday advised Canadians against non-essential international travel in an effort to protect against the Omicron variant, while Ontario and Quebec announced thousands of new COVID-19 infections.
"Really special:" Blue Bombers celebrate back-to-back Grey Cup wins in Winnipeg

"Really special:" Blue Bombers celebrate back-to-back Grey Cup wins in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG — Cheers bellowed from the stands as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers coaches and players loaded into the back of pickup trucks and paraded the Grey Cup in front of fans during a long-awaited back-to-back championship celebration on their home fiel
Dix says Omicron variant upending holiday plans, health restrictions being considered

Dix says Omicron variant upending holiday plans, health restrictions being considered

VICTORIA — Dramatically rising case counts of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in Ontario, Quebec and around the world has British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix warning about a "time to exercise caution." B.C.
Some Tory, Liberal MPs push for federal intervention in Quebec's secularism law

Some Tory, Liberal MPs push for federal intervention in Quebec's secularism law

OTTAWA — The Liberal government and Opposition Conservatives are facing calls from within to mount a more direct challenge to Quebec's controversial secularism law after a teacher was removed from the classroom for wearing a hijab.
Conservative MPs free to travel internationally, Liberal, NDP MPs must stay home

Conservative MPs free to travel internationally, Liberal, NDP MPs must stay home

OTTAWA — Conservative MPs will be free to travel internationally over the holidays while their Liberal and NDP counterparts have been told to stay home.
Main B.C. highway to reopen to essential traffic by Monday after storms

Main B.C. highway to reopen to essential traffic by Monday after storms

VANCOUVER — A key highway link between British Columbia's Lower Mainland and the rest of the province will reopen to essential traffic by the end of the day on Monday, five weeks after it was heavily damaged by severe rainstorms.