We begin with the rapid spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant and new measures to try and slow it down. With cases spiking, new restrictions will take effect in New Brunswick and Manitoba. In Manitoba, there are new capacity limits on public gatherings and liquor sales will stop at 10 p.m.
Today, Canada officially surpassed two million COVID-19 infections with cases surging like never before, while hospitals are bracing for potential impact. Abigail Bimman has more on the response.
In Israel, a trial has begun to see if a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can help vulnerable people against the virus. It comes as the vast majority of people in Africa are still waiting for their first dose. One of the country’s with the lowest vaccination rates is the Democratic Republic of Congo. Redmond Shannon reports on the situation there.
In the U.S., several western states have been hit by winter storms, knocking out power for thousands of people and disrupting traffic on the road and in the air. Jennifer Johnson reports.
With the new year right around the corner, we’re looking back at the top business stories of 2021. It was a busy year with no shortage of drama. From a family feud at Canada’s largest telecom firm to supply chain disruptions and surging real estate prices. Here’s Anne Gaviola.
Before we head into the new year we want to take a moment to recognize those we’ve lost. Eric Sorensen takes a look back at those who left us this year.
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