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A subdued Black Friday at retailers amid COVID-19 pandemic as sales move online

A subdued Black Friday at retailers amid COVID-19 pandemic as sales move online

Black Friday shoppers appear to have heeded public health warnings, with more online purchases and little crowding at stores across the country against a backdrop of rising COVID-19 cases.
Liberals face pressure for concrete ideas, economic plan in spending update

Liberals face pressure for concrete ideas, economic plan in spending update

OTTAWA — Chrystia Freeland's voice perked up as she started to discuss child care during a virtual fundraiser this week.
Former Iraq, Afghanistan commander to lead COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts

Former Iraq, Afghanistan commander to lead COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts

OTTAWA — Canadian Forces Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin knows his way around a modern-day war zone as well as any Canadian soldier.
Stolen raven: Montreal zoo urging whoever took 'Kola' to return him

Stolen raven: Montreal zoo urging whoever took 'Kola' to return him

MONTREAL — Officials at Montreal's Ecomuseum Zoo are pleading for whoever stole their bird, a raven named Kola who doesn't fly very well and has chronic health issues, to bring him back.
Ford slams anti-lockdown protesters outside his home as 'buffoons;' begs them to stop

Ford slams anti-lockdown protesters outside his home as 'buffoons;' begs them to stop

TORONTO — An angry Premier Doug Ford lashed out on Friday at anti-lockdown protesters outside his home, accusing them of intimidating nearby residents and saying their actions wouldn't sway him.
When COVID-19 vaccines could be available: What we know so far

When COVID-19 vaccines could be available: What we know so far

OTTAWA — Vaccines are now a bright spot of hope on the COVID-19 pandemic horizon. But much about them, and their rollout in Canada, remains up in the air.
Olympic champions Virtue, Moir and Tewksbury among 114 Order of Canada inductees

Olympic champions Virtue, Moir and Tewksbury among 114 Order of Canada inductees

OTTAWA — Champion ice-dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and Olympic champion swimmer Mark Tewksbury were among 114 athletes, artists, scholars and community leaders named to the Order of Canada. Gov. Gen.

Van attack killer has shown no anger toward women throughout evaluations, court hears

TORONTO — A man who drove a van down a Toronto sidewalk and killed 10 people showed no anger toward women during his psychiatric evaluations, court heard Friday. Dr.
Trudeau says $542M bound for Indigenous bodies to set up child-welfare services

Trudeau says $542M bound for Indigenous bodies to set up child-welfare services

OTTAWA — The federal government is sending $542 million to Indigenous groups to help them set up welfare services for children and families, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday.
Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante releases graphic novel detailing political journey

Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante releases graphic novel detailing political journey

Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante can now add "author" to her resume with the publication of a graphic novel in which she recounts her entry into politics and takes subtle digs at the sexism she's encountered along the way.