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The latest on COVID-19 developments in Canada on Jan. 6, 2021

The latest on COVID-19 developments in Canada on Jan. 6, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 7 p.m. Yukon is reporting one new COVID-19 case, bringing the territory's total to 66.
Victoria mayor says council member's Africa trip during pandemic 'irresponsible'

Victoria mayor says council member's Africa trip during pandemic 'irresponsible'

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps delivered a rebuke to a city council member who travelled to Somalia while many stayed home during the holiday season to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Helps said Wednesday she spoke with Coun.
Wilkinson, First Nations concerned by sale of energy leases in Alaska wildlife refuge

Wilkinson, First Nations concerned by sale of energy leases in Alaska wildlife refuge

Federal politicians and northern First Nations expressed concern over Wednesday's sale of energy leases in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Quebec imposes Canada's first curfew as country's COVID-19 caseload soars

Quebec imposes Canada's first curfew as country's COVID-19 caseload soars

TORONTO — Touting the need for drastic action, Quebec became the first province to impose a curfew Wednesday as soaring COVID-19 infections across Canada intensified the strain on hospitals and prompted some Ontario morgues to run out of space.
Prison guards need priority COVID-19 vaccinations, union says

Prison guards need priority COVID-19 vaccinations, union says

OTTAWA — A union representing federal prison guards says vaccinating them against COVID-19 should be a priority, given their front-line role in correctional institutions.
Small businesses feeling the pinch of credit-card fees as e-commerce ramps up

Small businesses feeling the pinch of credit-card fees as e-commerce ramps up

OTTAWA — Industry groups say small businesses are being hammered by high credit-card fees on online purchases as the shift toward e-commerce continues. Visa and MasterCard reduced the fees they collect from businesses to an average annual rate of 1.
Alberta premier working in politically toxic 'Sky Palace' due to legislature renos

Alberta premier working in politically toxic 'Sky Palace' due to legislature renos

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's office has confirmed he is working out of a penthouse known infamously as the "Sky Palace" because of exterior renovations at the legislature.
Ban on U.K. flights to Canada expires as testing scheme takes effect

Ban on U.K. flights to Canada expires as testing scheme takes effect

OTTAWA — Canada's ban on flights from the United Kingdom is not being extended, replaced by a stringent COVID-19 testing program for air travellers. Canada halted most air travel from the U.K.

'Horrific day:' Family member of Somali women says they feared for lives in attack

EDMONTON — A family member of two Somali women who were attacked in a mall parking lot says they thought they were going to be killed.
Nova Scotia RCMP, province again under scrutiny over alerts following gunman's arrest

Nova Scotia RCMP, province again under scrutiny over alerts following gunman's arrest

AMHERST, N.S. — The RCMP and officials in Nova Scotia are again being accused of failing to properly warn the public about a gunman on the loose.