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South Korea extends restrictions on travelers from China

South Korea extends restrictions on travelers from China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it will continue to restrict the entry of short-term travelers from China through the end of February over concerns that the spread of COVID-19 in that country may worsen following the Lunar New Year’s holid
NDP says Alberta premier's prosecutor review flawed, calls for outside investigation

NDP says Alberta premier's prosecutor review flawed, calls for outside investigation

EDMONTON — Alberta’s Opposition leader says Premier Danielle Smith's assurance of a thorough investigation into allegations of interference with Crown prosecutors is "an empty talking point" given new details on the search itself.
COVID-19 misinformation contributed to 2,800 Canadian deaths, report suggests

COVID-19 misinformation contributed to 2,800 Canadian deaths, report suggests

A new report says misinformation about COVID-19 contributed to more than 2,800 Canadian deaths and at least $300 million in hospital and ICU visits.
Manning COVID review to cover off work of long-promised Alberta public health panel

Manning COVID review to cover off work of long-promised Alberta public health panel

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s promise to assemble a panel of medical experts to deliver ongoing advice on public health and COVID-19 will be covered off by former Reform Party Leader Preston Manning’s pandemic review, her office said We
Best Buy trims jobs as sales of electronics slump following pandemic surge

Best Buy trims jobs as sales of electronics slump following pandemic surge

Best Buy, one of the country's largest consumer electronics retailers, is laying off about 0.7 per cent of its workforce, estimated to be about 700 employees.
Alberta NDP says it would scrap COVID-19 review panel if party wins election

Alberta NDP says it would scrap COVID-19 review panel if party wins election

EDMONTON — Alberta Opposition Leader Rachel Notley says if her NDP was to win the spring election, it would scrap a COVID-19 review panel led by former Reform Party leader Preston Manning.
Gyms that survived pandemic steadily get back in shape

Gyms that survived pandemic steadily get back in shape

NEW YORK (AP) — One day in January, a once-regular customer at Fuel Training Studio in Newburyport, Massachusetts, stopped in to take a “shred” class. She hadn’t stepped foot in the gym since before the pandemic.
Northwestern returns from COVID-19 pause, beats Wisconsin

Northwestern returns from COVID-19 pause, beats Wisconsin

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Boo Buie had 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists, Chase Audige added 16 points and Northwestern returned from an eight-day COVID-19 pause to beat Wisconsin 66-63 on Monday night.
US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans

US proposes once-a-year COVID shots for most Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials want to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like the annual flu shot.
Alberta government says no evidence of emails to prosecutors on border blockade cases

Alberta government says no evidence of emails to prosecutors on border blockade cases

EDMONTON — The Alberta government says it could not find any emails to substantiate an allegation that one of Premier Danielle Smith’s staffers wrote to prosecutors to try to influence how they handled cases tied to a blockade in Coutts, Alta.
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