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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.

No winning ticket for Saturday's $6.4 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $6.4 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was won by a ticket holder in British Columbia. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Dec.
Visit restrictions contributed to depression among care home residents: doctor

Visit restrictions contributed to depression among care home residents: doctor

VANCOUVER — A plastic barrier sits on a table between Debbie Drew and her father during their visits in the reception area of a long-term care home where the first Canadian died of COVID-19.
Ontario confirms Canada's first two cases of COVID-19 variant discovered in UK

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

A variant of COVID-19 that has ravaged the U.K. is now in Canada, health officials said Saturday as they announced an Ontario couple had been diagnosed with the contagious new strain.
'A better job than we’ve ever done:' Nunavut researchers turn to citizen scientists

'A better job than we’ve ever done:' Nunavut researchers turn to citizen scientists

IQALUIT — There are more than 60 words to describe sea ice in Inuktitut. For Nunavut's hunters, the words are critical when travelling across a frozen ocean highway by snowmobile or dog team.

No winning ticket for Friday night's $12 million Lotto Max jackpot

No winning ticket sold for the $12 million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw. The jackpot for the next draw on Dec. 29 will be approximately $17 million. The Canadian Press

New COVID-19 variants not in Canada: Tam; Queen focuses on hope in Christmas speech

In her annual Christmas message, the Queen spoke about hope and kindness, praising nurses, front-line service workers and Good Samaritans.
Spirit of Christmas still alive as hundreds of Canadians give the gift of giving

Spirit of Christmas still alive as hundreds of Canadians give the gift of giving

The most wonderful time in a not-so-wonderful year has arrived and Canadians from coast to coast aren't letting the pandemic put a damper on their Christmas spirit.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada on December 25

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (All times Eastern): 1:30 p.m. A Windsor, Ont., hospital is taking the lead on managing a long-term care home weathering a deadly COVID-19 outbreak that has sickened more than 150 people.
'Shift in perspective:' Indigenous place names moving Canada from colonial past

'Shift in perspective:' Indigenous place names moving Canada from colonial past

EDMONTON — To Terri Suntjens, symbolism means everything. That's why she decided to get involved with the City of Edmonton's initiative to rename its wards.