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WHO predicts COVID-19 will become endemic, but some experts are less certain

WHO predicts COVID-19 will become endemic, but some experts are less certain

World Health Organization officials are predicting that the "destiny" of the COVID-19 virus is to become endemic, suggesting it could continue to spread through the population at a steady rate despite a global vaccination effort.
Ottawa set to detail requirements of COVID-19 negative test for air travellers today

Ottawa set to detail requirements of COVID-19 negative test for air travellers today

OTTAWA — The federal government is expected to provide details later today on its plan to make travellers test negative for COVID-19 before landing in Canada.
Air travellers will soon have to test negative for COVID-19 before arrival in Canada

Air travellers will soon have to test negative for COVID-19 before arrival in Canada

OTTAWA — The federal government says it plans to require air travellers to test negative for COVID-19 before landing in Canada in response to concerns that people vacationing abroad could bring the novel coronavirus home with them.
Crocheted outfits bring tears of joy to Misericordia's neonatal intensive care unit

Crocheted outfits bring tears of joy to Misericordia's neonatal intensive care unit

All 17 tiny ones in the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit were dressed in Whoville-themed four-piece sets in time for visits by their parents during the days leading up to Dec. 25.
Former Alberta cabinet minister turned Independent senator Elaine McCoy dies

Former Alberta cabinet minister turned Independent senator Elaine McCoy dies

OTTAWA — Sen. Elaine McCoy, who sat as an Independent from the day she was appointed to the upper chamber, has died. McCoy died Tuesday in Ottawa. She was 74. Born in Brandon, Man.
Ontario, Alberta aim to speed up vaccinations as Moderna vaccine starts arriving

Ontario, Alberta aim to speed up vaccinations as Moderna vaccine starts arriving

Ontario is planning to ramp up COVID-19 vaccinations after facing criticism for scaling down operations over the holidays, while Alberta acknowledges it over-estimated how quickly it would be able to get shots into people's arms. Retired Gen.
More cases of U.K. COVID-19 variant found in Canada

More cases of U.K. COVID-19 variant found in Canada

OTTAWA — A contagious new strain of the virus that causes COVID-19 has infiltrated two more regions of Canada, health officials said Sunday, a day after announcing the country's first cases of the variant had been detected.
Airdrie fiction author releases first book

Airdrie fiction author releases first book

If there was ever a case that proves dreams do come true, look no further than Airdrie author Perry Logan.
Chef-driven meal kits have become a popular home cooking trend

Chef-driven meal kits have become a popular home cooking trend

From homemade to home delivery, COVID-19 restrictions drastically changed the dining habits of Albertans in 2020.
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.
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