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Kamala Harris receives 1st dose of Moderna coronavirus vaccine – National

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U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris received a COVID-19 vaccination live on television on Tuesday, as the incoming Biden administration seeks to boost confidence in the inoculation even while warning it will be months before it is available to all. Senator Harris, who is Black and Asian-American, will become the second …

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‘The big one’: WHO warns future pandemics could be worse than coronavirus – National

‘The big one’: WHO warns future pandemics could be worse than coronavirus - National

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 1.7 million people, destroyed economies and pushed hospitals to the brink of collapse. But the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that despite the severity, the pandemic is not “necessarily the big one.” Speaking at a media conference on Monday, the head of …

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India finds 6 cases of new coronavirus variant in travellers returning from U.K. – National

India finds 6 cases of new coronavirus variant in travellers returning from U.K. - National

India has found six people who returned from Britain in recent weeks with a more infectious strain of the novel coronavirus that has prompted border closures around the world, even as its daily increase in cases fell to a six-month low. All six patients have been kept in isolation, …

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Home of the Riders transformed into largest outdoor rink in Saskatchewan

A skating rink is shown at Mosaic Stadium in Regina in this recent handout photo.

Mosaic Stadium has been undergoing construction throughout the month of December to create the largest outdoor rink in Saskatchewan. On New Year’s Eve, Regina residents will be able to enjoy the 110,000-square-foot rink — dubbed Iceville — that stretches from end zone to end zone and is large enough …

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Junior sports teams in B.C. can practise together following changes to health order

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B.C.’s provincial health officer has modified rules around sports to allow junior hockey teams to practise together. The previous provincial health order banned players over the age of 18 from practising with teammates. 2:24 B.C.’s public health order having ‘unintended consequences,’ says BCHL commissioner B.C.’s public health order having …

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U.S. House approves $2,000 coronavirus aid cheques demanded by Trump – National

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WASHINGTON — The House voted Monday to increase COVID-19 relief checks to $2,000, meeting U.S. President Donald Trump’s demand for bigger payments and sending the bill to the GOP-controlled Senate, where the outcome is uncertain. Democrats led passage, 275-134, their majority favouring additional assistance. They had settled for smaller …

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Skiers and boarders turned away at Castle Mountain Resort as new daily ticket cap instated – Lethbridge

Skiers and boarders turned away at Castle Mountain Resort as new daily ticket cap instated - Lethbridge

Albertans will want to think twice before heading to the slopes without buying a ticket in advance. Castle Mountain Resort, southwest of Lethbridge, has recently started putting a daily cap on their ticket sales in response to COVID-19 safety measures. Cole Fawcett, sales and marketing manager at Castle Mountain …

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Novavax begins late-stage trial of coronavirus vaccine in U.S. – National

Novavax begins late-stage trial of coronavirus vaccine in U.S. - National

Novavax Inc has begun a large late-stage study of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, the drug developer said on Monday, after delaying the trial twice due to issues in scaling up the manufacturing process. It will enroll up to 30,000 volunteers across about 115 sites in …

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China jails citizen journalist for 4 years over Wuhan coronavirus coverage – National

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A Chinese court handed a four-year jail term on Monday to a citizen-journalist who reported from the central city of Wuhan at the peak of last year’s coronavirus outbreak, on grounds of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,” her lawyer said. Zhang Zhan, 37, the first such person known to …

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South Korea reports first cases of U.K. coronavirus variant – National

South Korea reports first cases of U.K. coronavirus variant - National

South Korean officials are vowing to speed up efforts to launch a public coronavirus vaccination program as the country on Monday announced it had detected its first cases of the virus variant linked to the rapid rise in infections in Britain. The new variant, thought to be more transmissible …

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