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Champagne keen to partner with new Biden administration on climate, COVID-19

Champagne keen to partner with new Biden administration on climate, COVID-19

OTTAWA — The incoming Biden administration in the United States will help stabilize the world order and give North America a good shot at beating COVID-19 and fighting climate change, says Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne.
'Feisty' Calgary infant gaining weight and alert after recovering from COVID-19

'Feisty' Calgary infant gaining weight and alert after recovering from COVID-19

CALGARY — When five-day-old Nora Forrest was first hospitalized with COVID-19, her parents didn't know if she would survive.
Canada inks deal with U.S. to send astronaut around the moon

Canada inks deal with U.S. to send astronaut around the moon

OTTAWA — The federal government has signed an agreement with the United States to send a Canadian astronaut around the moon as part of a broader effort to establish a new space station above the lunar surface.
'Expensive, extreme:' Environment Canada releases annual Top 10 weather stories list

'Expensive, extreme:' Environment Canada releases annual Top 10 weather stories list

It was another year of record-breaking disasters and crazy, dangerous weather from coast to coast, says Environment Canada's senior climatologist. A vicious hailstorm in Calgary wrote off more cars than Albertans normally buy in an entire year.
Right-wing extremist activity on the rise in Atlantic Canada: UNB researchers

Right-wing extremist activity on the rise in Atlantic Canada: UNB researchers

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Researchers at the University of New Brunswick found an alarming recent spike in right-wing extremism in Atlantic Canada, and the data indicates the activity is increasing.

Heat, hail and hurricanes: A list of Canada's Top 10 weather events in 2020

Dave Phillips, senior climatologist with Environment Canada, has been compiling a Top 10 list of Canada's weather events for more than two decades. Here are his picks for 2020: 1.
Trudeau offers condolences as search called off for sailor missing off California

Trudeau offers condolences as search called off for sailor missing off California

OTTAWA — The search has been called off for a sailor from Winnipeg who was lost at sea off the coast of California this week as his ship was returning from deployment.
Budget officer says federal wage-subsidy program may cost more this year than planned

Budget officer says federal wage-subsidy program may cost more this year than planned

OTTAWA — Parliament's budget watchdog estimates the Liberals will spend more this year on a wage-subsidy program than expected, but less in 2021. The Liberals estimated last month the program would cost $83.

Canadian Press newsmakers of the year since 1946

Front-line workers have been chosen as The Canadian Press's 2020 newsmaker of the year.
CP NewsAlert: Front-line workers named Canada's Newsmaker of the Year by editors

CP NewsAlert: Front-line workers named Canada's Newsmaker of the Year by editors

VANCOUVER — Shortly after COVID-19 reached Canada, the meaning of "essential work" began to crystalize as people like nurses and grocery store clerks remained on the job at great risk to themselves and their families.