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Canadians gather to watch U.S. election results both in-person and virtually

Canadians gather to watch U.S. election results both in-person and virtually

Most get-togethers will be virtual but some in-person events are planned
US voters mark end of election like no other at the polls

US voters mark end of election like no other at the polls

At least 98.8 million people had already voted before Election Day according to data collected by The Associated Press
Canada approves first HIV self-test in long-awaited move to reduce screening barriers

Canada approves first HIV self-test in long-awaited move to reduce screening barriers

Canada follows dozens of other countries in greenlighting the technology
Majority want feds to move now on inequality, racism, climate change: poll

Majority want feds to move now on inequality, racism, climate change: poll

The debate over government spending is unfolding against the backdrop of a coronavirus-battered economy
New report questions Trans Mountain expansion’s ‘Asian markets’ rationale

New report questions Trans Mountain expansion’s ‘Asian markets’ rationale

Report author David Hughes calculated that Canadian producers would be taking a loss of US$4 to $6 per barrel
Parks pop wars: Alberta politicians use duelling tunes to make parks arguments

Parks pop wars: Alberta politicians use duelling tunes to make parks arguments

EDMONTON — Alberta politicians are reaching deep into pop music's memory bank hoping that their messages about the province's parks stick in people's ears.
Loneliness and loss: The final days of two Metro Vancouver seniors isolated by COVID-19

Loneliness and loss: The final days of two Metro Vancouver seniors isolated by COVID-19

The last time Maria Banath saw her 91-year-old mother alive, Banath was swathed in a surgical gown, face shield, gloves and mask.
B.C. family loses $12,000 through TikTok after daughter buys virtual coins for likes

B.C. family loses $12,000 through TikTok after daughter buys virtual coins for likes

"If I had one message for parents out there, don't let your kids use social media until they are old enough to understand the consequences of what they are doing."
No budget yet for Liberals' promise to plant two billion trees by 2030

No budget yet for Liberals' promise to plant two billion trees by 2030

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's massive tree-planting promise from the 2019 election has yet to be allocated a single dime.
Flu shots now available

Flu shots now available

Pharmacies are offering the vaccine to Albertans five years and older