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'Very hopeful:' Planning underway for modified Calgary Stampede in 2021

'Very hopeful:' Planning underway for modified Calgary Stampede in 2021

CALGARY — A world-famous annual rodeo that survived the Great Depression, two world wars and a devastating flood seven years ago was felled by a microscopic virus this year and will have a different look if it's allowed to go forward in 2021.
Senior snowbirds congregate in B.C. when wings clipped by COVID-19 border closures

Senior snowbirds congregate in B.C. when wings clipped by COVID-19 border closures

VANCOUVER — On a small island in British Columbia's Fraser River is a campsite packed with Canadian snowbirds who found refuge when the border with the United States was shut because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Health Canada authorizes Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine ahead of holidays

Health Canada authorizes Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine ahead of holidays

OTTAWA — Health Canada approved a second COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday, paving the way for the shots from U.S. biotech firm Moderna to start arriving in the country.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. There are 528,354 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 528,354 confirmed cases (75,305 active, 438,452 resolved, 14,597 deaths).

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada on December 23

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (All times Eastern): 6:50 p.m. British Columbia's top doctor says COVID-19 cases in the province are levelling off after peaking in mid-November. Dr.
Navy commander Art McDonald tapped to steer Canadian military as new defence chief

Navy commander Art McDonald tapped to steer Canadian military as new defence chief

OTTAWA — The federal Liberal government has tapped a sailor to steer the Canadian Armed Forces, appointing Royal Canadian Navy commander Vice-Admiral Art McDonald as the next chief of the defence staff.

No criminal charges for southern Alberta police in 'Star Wars' storm trooper arrest

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The force appears to be with police officers in southern Alberta who took a young woman wearing a "Star Wars'' storm-trooper costume to the ground last May.
Fugitive dubbed 'pilot to the stars' likely hiding in northern Quebec: police

Fugitive dubbed 'pilot to the stars' likely hiding in northern Quebec: police

MONTREAL — Police say a man convicted of an aerial attack on Hydro-Quebec power lines and who has evaded authorities for a week could be hiding out in the province's north.
Family of Pakistan dissident Karima Mehrab urge thorough investigation into her death

Family of Pakistan dissident Karima Mehrab urge thorough investigation into her death

TORONTO — The family of an internationally prominent Pakistani dissident urged a thorough investigation into her death, saying Wednesday they were having difficulty accepting a police conclusion she killed herself.
Supreme Court agrees to weigh in on 'extreme intoxication' defence

Supreme Court agrees to weigh in on 'extreme intoxication' defence

TORONTO — The Supreme Court agreed on Wednesday to weigh in on a ruling related to the defence of extreme intoxication that had alarmed some women's groups.