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Alberta plans joint men's and women's curling championship, no "bubble"

Alberta plans joint men's and women's curling championship, no "bubble"

SYLVAN LAKE, Alta. — Alberta intends to hold its provincial men's and women's curling championships jointly in January. Curlers won't "bubble" at the Jan.
COVID faceoff: Manitoba hunkering down for second time to fight spread of virus

COVID faceoff: Manitoba hunkering down for second time to fight spread of virus

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's top doctor is clarifying a public health order as the province enters a self-imposed economic and social hibernation to try to bring surging COVID-19 numbers back under control.
Proportion of non-gamblers rises in B.C. as COVID-19 changes industry's odds: poll

Proportion of non-gamblers rises in B.C. as COVID-19 changes industry's odds: poll

For the past few months, British Columbians have cursed their luck at various times and for different reasons. The COVID-19 pandemic continues, and we are now in a period of semi-lockdown after an increase in the number of positive tests.
Education first, then RCMP enforcement for COVID-19 home restrictions

Education first, then RCMP enforcement for COVID-19 home restrictions

Police in the Peace region say their primary focus is education, not enforcement, when it comes to the province's new COVID-19 health orders on home gathering. The order made Oct.
B.C. researchers studying sewage for signs of COVID-19

B.C. researchers studying sewage for signs of COVID-19

Researchers are collecting samples from five wastewater treatment plants around Metro Vancouver — including the two facilities in Richmond — to help develop a COVID-19 surveillance tool. Dr.
B.C. has issued $120K in COVID-19 compliance tickets so far

B.C. has issued $120K in COVID-19 compliance tickets so far

Over 100 health order violation tickets worth hundreds of thousands of dollars have been issued in the province since the start of the pandemic. 
NHLers weigh in on the idea of an all-Canadian division: 'It would be pretty unique'

NHLers weigh in on the idea of an all-Canadian division: 'It would be pretty unique'

Mitch Marner was asked recently about the possibility of the NHL going with an all-Canadian division next season.
Advocate says second COVID-19 wave has inmates locked down in 'atrocious' conditions

Advocate says second COVID-19 wave has inmates locked down in 'atrocious' conditions

OTTAWA — Rising COVID-19 case count bodes ill for prison inmates, many of whom remain under partial lockdown without adequate health care, says the head of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies.
COVID-19 pandemic mental-health crisis calls up, suicides down

COVID-19 pandemic mental-health crisis calls up, suicides down

As COVID-19 hit and B.C. went into lock down, something happened that B.C.’s crisis line executive director Stacy Ashton hadn’t anticipated.
Military's aid in COVID-19 fight noted as pandemic restricts Remembrance Day events

Military's aid in COVID-19 fight noted as pandemic restricts Remembrance Day events

OTTAWA — A modest crowd gathered in downtown Ottawa to witness a solemn Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial, instead of the tens of thousands who normally show up.