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Feds weigh cutting COVID-19 benefit for travellers as Canada surpasses 600,000 cases

Feds weigh cutting COVID-19 benefit for travellers as Canada surpasses 600,000 cases

OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government mulled the possibility of barring Canadians who travelled abroad from receiving a sick leave benefit aimed at those who must quarantine due to COVID-19 on Sunday amid fresh admissions of foreign excursions from
Bail hearing scheduled today for teens accused in death of Calgary police officer

Bail hearing scheduled today for teens accused in death of Calgary police officer

CALGARY — Two teens charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Calgary police officer are due in court today for a bail hearing.
A list of politicians who travelled abroad despite pandemic-era advice to stay home

A list of politicians who travelled abroad despite pandemic-era advice to stay home

A number of politicians have admitted to leaving the country over the December holiday period, even as their constituents adhered to public health guidance meant to curb the spread of COVID-19 and hunkered down at home.
Westlock mayor calls out minister for Hawaii vacation

Westlock mayor calls out minister for Hawaii vacation

Tweet goes viral, message shared by opposition leader
Frustration grows as list of UCP MLAs who travelled over holidays grows

Frustration grows as list of UCP MLAs who travelled over holidays grows

EDMONTON — Christmas trees decorated with Hawaiian leis were placed outside the constituency office of Alberta's municipal affairs minister on Sunday amid anger over a growing list of government members who ignored advice to avoid unnecessary travel
'This is unfortunate': Inside Elections Canada after Trump's tweet on voting machines

'This is unfortunate': Inside Elections Canada after Trump's tweet on voting machines

OTTAWA — Elections Canada watched as social media posts from Canadians began wondering if the last federal election had been rigged by dubious voting machines. The tweets were linked to the U.S.
Four family members killed in northwestern Alberta helicopter crash, RCMP says

Four family members killed in northwestern Alberta helicopter crash, RCMP says

SPIRIT RIVER, Alta. — RCMP say four people killed in a helicopter crash on New Year's Day were members of the same family. Sgt. Shawn French says the crash in northwestern Alberta killed two adults and two people under 18.
Investigation continues into death of police officer following arrests of two teens

Investigation continues into death of police officer following arrests of two teens

CALGARY — The investigation into the hit-and-run death of an on-duty Calgary police officer continues today. Two teenaged suspects -- one 17 and one 19 -- were arrested yesterday afternoon after surrendering to police.
Airdrie RCMP issues missing person report for Oral David Virtue

Airdrie RCMP issues missing person report for Oral David Virtue

Airdrie RCMP is seeking the public's assistance in locating Oral David Virtue, a 50-year-old who was was last seen in Airdrie Dec. 30, 2020. According to a press release from the detachment, e is believed to be in the Edmonton area.
Finance note says lifting lockdowns, restrictions no sure road to economic recovery

Finance note says lifting lockdowns, restrictions no sure road to economic recovery

OTTAWA — Officials believed in late summer that an economic recovery would not magically happen if lockdowns and public health restrictions disappeared, a newly obtained federal document shows.