January 16th, 2021

Candidates

Correction: Misinfo-Conspiracies-Podcasts story

By The Associated Press on January 16th, 2021

In a story January 15, 2021, about podcasts and misinformation, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the head of editorial for Kinzen, a startup that offers a disinformation tracker to companies. He is Shane Creevy, not Shane Creevey... Read More »

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B.C. travel ban will cripple struggling tourism sector, says industry coalition

By The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2021

VICTORIA – A coalition of British Columbia tourism industry groups is urging the provincial government not to pursue plans to ban domestic travel in their efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. The coalition of tourism and accommodation associations from Vancouver, Richmond and Greater Victoria says the government must steer away from an outright ban ... Read More »

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Gilles, Poirier lead after the rhythm dance of virtual Skate Canada Challenge

By The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2021

Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier are the leaders after the rhythm dance of the unique and virtual Skate Canada Challenge. The reigning Canadian champions scored 87.96 points. Laurence Fournier-Beaudry and Nikolaj Sorensen are second (86.55), while Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary Lagha scored 81.58 to sit third. Because of rising COVID-19 cases in Canada, the Challenge ... Read More »

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COVID-19: Provinces work on revised plans as Pfizer-BioNTech shipments to slow down

By The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2021

Quebec and Ontario, the two provinces hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic, say a decision by drugmaker Pfizer-BioNTech to slow vaccine shipments in the coming weeks will mean changes to their respective game plans. Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health David Williams said the company’s decision to delay international vaccine shipments to upgrade production facilities ... Read More »

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Alimentations Couche-Tard, Carrefour consider partnerships after takeover talks end

By The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2021

LAVAL, Que. – Alimentation Couche”“Tard Inc. and the French grocer it was courting say they have abandoned takeover talks but will consider future operational partnerships. The Laval-based convenience store chain and Carrefour SA issued a joint statement saying they recently discussed a possible deal, but are no longer continuing with those conversations after recent events. ... Read More »

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Auto sector sees hope in tentative GM deal to spend $1B on electric vehicle plant

By Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2021

TORONTO – A tentative deal that could see General Motors Canada pour a billion dollars into Ontario’s beleaguered automotive sector could bring the province one step closer to modernizing its economy and keeping local production afloat, according to a prominent Canadian manufacturing association. GM and national union Unifor announced the deal on Friday night, saying ... Read More »

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Canadian Sarah (Cheesecake) Moras loses UFC bout by decision in Abu Dhabi

By The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2021

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Brazil’s Vanessa Melo won a unanimous decision over Canadian bantamweight Sarah (Cheesecake) Moras on a UFC card Saturday. The judges scored it 30-27, 29-28, 29-28 for Melo, who came into the bout as a betting underdog. Moras’s mouth fell open in surprise when the decision went against her. Former ... Read More »

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Blue Bombers sign defensive back Josh Johnson to one-year extension

By The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2021

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed defensive back Josh Johnson on a one-year contract extension. The four-year CFL veteran originally signed with Winnipeg in February 2020. Johnson has appeared 64 career regular-season games ““ including 58 starts – in stops with the B.C. Lions (2014-15), Ottawa Redblacks (2018), Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2018) and Edmonton ... Read More »

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Andreescu’s coach tests positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Melbourne

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2021

Bianca Andreescu’s coach says he tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Melbourne on a charter flight from Abu Dhabi. Sylvain Bruneau says he followed all safety protocols and procedures, tested negative within 72 hours of departure, and felt “perfectly fine” when he boarded the plane. In a statement sent to The Canadian Press by ... Read More »

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Winnipeg Jets cancel practice due to possible COVID-19 exposure

By The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2021

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets have cancelled their practice today due to a potential exposure to COVID-19. The NHL team did not provide further details and said information regarding their schedule for Sunday will come at a later time. The Jets are scheduled to visit the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday. Winnipeg opened the season ... Read More »

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‘It was joyous:’ Sun returns to some Nunavut communities for first time in weeks

By Emma Tranter, The Canadian Press on January 16th, 2021

IQALUIT – A sliver of orange rose over Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, earlier this week, tinting the sky pink and the snow a purple hue. The sun washed over the frozen tundra and sparkling sea ice for an hour – and was gone. Monday marked the return of the sun in the Arctic community of about ... Read More »

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