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Alberta confirmed more than 1,500 COVID-19 cases Sunday

Alberta confirmed 1,584 COVID-19 cases Sunday afternoon. The total active cases went…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pauses after responding to a question about the holidays during a news conference outside Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau joins G20 in promising COVID-19 aid to poor nations, rejecting protectionism

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined leaders from the world’s 20…

A "Drive-Thru" sign stands outside a McDonald's restaurant in Phoenix on Oct. 21, 2017. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Caitlin O'Hara.

McDonald’s employee tests positive for COVID in Sylvan Lake

Restaurant temporarily closed

Lynn Van Laar, Christmas Wish Breakfast organizing committee chair, said this year’s event was planned outdoors to minimize the risk of COVID. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff

Outdoor Christmas Wish Breakfast helps central Alberta families this holiday season

The coronavirus pandemic isn’t going to stop children from having a merry…

Lynn Van Laar, Christmas Wish Breakfast organizing committee chair, said this year’s event was planned outdoors to minimize the risk of COVID. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff
President-elect Joe Biden leaves St. Ann Parish, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Biden’s 1st Cabinet picks expected Tuesday amid road blocks

WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden’s first Cabinet picks are coming Tuesday…

President-elect Joe Biden leaves St. Ann Parish, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2013 file photo, attorney Matthew W. Brann, of Canton, takes the oath of office during the his investiture ceremony at the U.S. Middle District Court at the Herman T. Schneebeli Federal Building in Williamsport, Pa. In a ruling late Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, U.S. District Judge Brann, a Republican and Federalist Society member in central Pennsylvania, compared their legal arguments to “Frankenstein’s Monster,” concluding they offered only “speculative accusations,” not proof of rampant corruption. (Mark Nance/Sun-Gazette via AP, File)

Trump’s legal team cried vote fraud, but courts found none

PHILADELPHIA — As they frantically searched for ways to salvage President Donald…

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2013 file photo, attorney Matthew W. Brann, of Canton, takes the oath of office during the his investiture ceremony at the U.S. Middle District Court at the Herman T. Schneebeli Federal Building in Williamsport, Pa. In a ruling late Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, U.S. District Judge Brann, a Republican and Federalist Society member in central Pennsylvania, compared their legal arguments to “Frankenstein’s Monster,” concluding they offered only “speculative accusations,” not proof of rampant corruption. (Mark Nance/Sun-Gazette via AP, File)
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A man walks past an affordable housing complex, being constructed in Charlottetown’s Hillsborough Park area, on Saturday, February 29, 2020. Seven provinces have signed on to a federal rent assistance program created as part of the national housing strategy, three more than the Liberals have announced, newly released documents show. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

More provinces sign up for rent benefit as Liberals set up promised housing council

OTTAWA — Seven provinces have signed on to a federal rent assistance…

A man walks past an affordable housing complex, being constructed in Charlottetown’s Hillsborough Park area, on Saturday, February 29, 2020. Seven provinces have signed on to a federal rent assistance program created as part of the national housing strategy, three more than the Liberals have announced, newly released documents show. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Justice Minister David Lametti responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons, in Ottawa, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. The federal bill revising the rules on medically assisted death in Canada has raised the ire of the Canadian Psychiatric Association over the proposed law’s explicit rejection of mental illness as grounds for ending a patient’s life. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Exclusion of mental illness in assisted dying-bill slammed by psychiatrists

OTTAWA — The federal bill revising the rules on medically assisted death…

Justice Minister David Lametti responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons, in Ottawa, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. The federal bill revising the rules on medically assisted death in Canada has raised the ire of the Canadian Psychiatric Association over the proposed law’s explicit rejection of mental illness as grounds for ending a patient’s life. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The Quebec flag is seen on the podium as Bloc leader Yves-François Blanchet responds to a question during a news conference Wednesday June 3, 2020 in Ottawa. Perennial anxieties around the state of the French language in Quebec have boiled over in the past week, with politicians seizing on a Liberal MP’s initial brush-off of the issue as evidence of indifference to a crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Angst around French language boils over in Quebec, as politicians warn of ‘decline’

MONTREAL — Perennial anxieties around the state of the French language in…

The Quebec flag is seen on the podium as Bloc leader Yves-François Blanchet responds to a question during a news conference Wednesday June 3, 2020 in Ottawa. Perennial anxieties around the state of the French language in Quebec have boiled over in the past week, with politicians seizing on a Liberal MP’s initial brush-off of the issue as evidence of indifference to a crisis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Numuch Keitlah, left, and Jake Thomas, centre, participate in a Coastal Nations search and rescue exercise off the coast of Vancouver Island in this undated handout photo. The recently operational Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary has more than 50 members from five Indigenous territories who are trained in marine search and rescue. They are on call day and night to respond to emergencies along some of B.C.’s most rugged and remote coastal areas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Jordan Wilson *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Canada’s first Indigenous-led coast guard auxiliary patrols B.C.’s rugged coast

VICTORIA — The winds were gusting at 110 kilometres per hour and…

Numuch Keitlah, left, and Jake Thomas, centre, participate in a Coastal Nations search and rescue exercise off the coast of Vancouver Island in this undated handout photo. The recently operational Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary has more than 50 members from five Indigenous territories who are trained in marine search and rescue. They are on call day and night to respond to emergencies along some of B.C.’s most rugged and remote coastal areas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Jordan Wilson *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Minister of International Trade Mary Ng watches pre-recorded footage from an earlier videoconference that she participated in with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and International Trade Secretary Liz Truss, during a news conference on the Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement in Ottawa, on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canada, Britain ink new trade deal, beating Brexit, incorporating expiring EU pact

OTTAWA — Canada and Britain struck a new trade deal on Saturday,…

Minister of International Trade Mary Ng watches pre-recorded footage from an earlier videoconference that she participated in with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and International Trade Secretary Liz Truss, during a news conference on the Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement in Ottawa, on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A man makes his way across an office tower bridge during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. At least two provinces are reporting new highs for daily COVID-19 infections on Saturday, after the federal government’s latest modelling data showed Canada could see 20,000 cases each day if people keep up their current number of contacts and interactions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

COVID-19 cases keep surging in Canada as four provinces report new one-day highs

OTTAWA — Four provinces reported new highs for daily COVID-19 infections on…

A man makes his way across an office tower bridge during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. At least two provinces are reporting new highs for daily COVID-19 infections on Saturday, after the federal government’s latest modelling data showed Canada could see 20,000 cases each day if people keep up their current number of contacts and interactions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A nurse gets a swab ready at a temporary COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal, on Friday, May 15, 2020. Health Canada has reversed course on home test kits for COVID-19, saying it will now review applications for such devices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
A nurse gets a swab ready at a temporary COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal, on Friday, May 15, 2020. Health Canada has reversed course on home test kits for COVID-19, saying it will now review applications for such devices. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Give2Give organizer Cheryl Jaime looks at some of the items available at an event next to the pedestrian bridge in downtown Red Deer on Saturday. The event provided clothing and other items to vulnerable people within the community. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)

Give2Give campaign provides clothes to vulnerable Red Deer residents

Cheryl Jaime knows how tough it is for people living without a…

Give2Give organizer Cheryl Jaime looks at some of the items available at an event next to the pedestrian bridge in downtown Red Deer on Saturday. The event provided clothing and other items to vulnerable people within the community. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)
Charlyn Stanley and her seven-year-old daughter Kaia look at vegetables being sold during the opening day of the new Gasoline Alley Farmers Market Saturday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Gasoline Alley Farmers Market has opened

After about two years in the making, the Gasoline Alley Farmers Market…

Charlyn Stanley and her seven-year-old daughter Kaia look at vegetables being sold during the opening day of the new Gasoline Alley Farmers Market Saturday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML

‘Hardship is not a new thing:’ Nunavut fights COVID-19 as cases continue to rise

IQALUIT — It has been just over two weeks since Nunavut declared…

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML
Pedestrians walk past Pfizer world headquarters in New York on Monday Nov. 9, 2020. Despite recent optimism over reported results from COVID-19 vaccine trials,<br>Two companies, Pfizer and Moderna, have recently announced they're developed COVID-19 vaccines that are 95 per cent effective. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Bebeto Matthews

A long way from lab bench to bedside: Virus experts urge COVID-19 vaccine caution

Despite recent optimism over reported results from COVID-19 vaccine trials, virologists say…

Pedestrians walk past Pfizer world headquarters in New York on Monday Nov. 9, 2020. Despite recent optimism over reported results from COVID-19 vaccine trials,<br>Two companies, Pfizer and Moderna, have recently announced they're developed COVID-19 vaccines that are 95 per cent effective. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Bebeto Matthews
Looking for a new family Christmas tradition? At the Brooks Christmas Tree Farm on Whiffin Spit Road, customers are welcome to come in and cut down their own tree. (Pixabay photo)

WATCH: Penhold lights up Multiplex to spread Christmas cheer

Anyone looking for some holiday cheer in the Town of Penhold can…

Looking for a new family Christmas tradition? At the Brooks Christmas Tree Farm on Whiffin Spit Road, customers are welcome to come in and cut down their own tree. (Pixabay photo)
FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2020, file photo, House Majority Whip James Clyburn of South Carolina shields his eyes from a television light to look at a reporter asking a question during a news conference with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Capitol Hill. Clyburn and other Democrats blamed rhetoric about defunding local police departments for the party’s surprise loss of seats in the House. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Criminal justice reformers cheer multiple election victories

NEW YORK — Almost six months after the death of George Floyd,…

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2020, file photo, House Majority Whip James Clyburn of South Carolina shields his eyes from a television light to look at a reporter asking a question during a news conference with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Capitol Hill. Clyburn and other Democrats blamed rhetoric about defunding local police departments for the party’s surprise loss of seats in the House. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
In this handout image provided by DGDA, Diriyah Gate Development Authority of Saudi, a family photo featuring members of the G20 is projected onto the walls of Salwa Palace, At Turaif on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2020 in Diriyah, on the outskirts of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Meshari-Alharbi, DGDA via AP)

G-20 summit opens as leaders urge united response to virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Group of 20 summit began on…

In this handout image provided by DGDA, Diriyah Gate Development Authority of Saudi, a family photo featuring members of the G20 is projected onto the walls of Salwa Palace, At Turaif on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2020 in Diriyah, on the outskirts of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Meshari-Alharbi, DGDA via AP)