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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Only manitoba would be stupid enough to think stopping liquor sales at 1000 pm will make a difference. I grew up there so I know…its full of reactionary idiots.
I haven't watched the news in like 4 weeks due to the holidays- everything is going great – people are pretty much done with the covid restrictions and gone back to normal now. It snowed for christmas and it's beautiful. I forgot to live in fear until I watched the news- thanks Global!
It's a big cult but apparently we all need to follow the ever more bizarre dictats and demands.
Oh no, theres a cold going around……oh no…………the humanity etc ……..
More restrictions for a virus with a survival rate 99.9x%. Yet Israel most vaxxed and sickest!
Everyone will get COVID
This is nothing to what is coming in January thanks to those that comply. The war is to fully public. No warning. Public Jabs home to home. Thanks to lamestream news and their own agenda. GITMO is too kind for these criminals. JUST SAY NO PERIOD!!!! This would come to an end sooner.
3 of my adult family members all have covid, my son is very sick, all fully vaxed, and me, unvaxed and perfectly fine
Omicron Goes around the vaccines, but the booster was not formulated for Omicron… ???? like why, Even WHO sais you cant boost your way out. this is insanity and medical abuse.
The Congolese are awakened people, they massively decline the vaxx
Aren't you glad you took those mRNA vaccines to get us back to normal? As your reward, you will have health issues for the rest of your shortened life.
Just had it. I blew my nose a lot and I slept for two days… it was nice.
The vaccines are not working. Better take away all human rights.
Covid spreading very fast
3:44 4th dose? That's a lot!