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US agency sets rules for cruise ships to start sailing again

US agency sets rules for cruise ships to start sailing again

NEW YORK — Federal health officials on Friday issued new rules that will enable large cruise ships to start sailing again in U.S. waters, though not immediately.
Canadians need to cut contacts by a quarter to control COVID-19 outbreak: Tam

Canadians need to cut contacts by a quarter to control COVID-19 outbreak: Tam

New federal projections suggest that Canadians need to cut a quarter of their contacts to keep the COVID-19 outbreak under control, as several provinces wrestle with how far their lockdown measures should go to reinforce that message.
Cross-country skiers to pay for parking to use groomed trails in Kananaskis, Alta.

Cross-country skiers to pay for parking to use groomed trails in Kananaskis, Alta.

KANANASKIS, Alta. — The Alberta government says skiers will need to pay for parking to have groomed cross-country trails in the popular Kananaskis Country.
For many Latinos, virus deaths loom over Day of the Dead

For many Latinos, virus deaths loom over Day of the Dead

PHOENIX — Matilde Gomez wants her mother, Gume, to know how much she appreciates her love and sacrifices. So, she's putting her feelings into a letter. Only Gume Salazar will never get to read it.
Sans gala or red carpet, a stylish fashion show at the Met

Sans gala or red carpet, a stylish fashion show at the Met

NEW YORK — The annual hoopla around the celebrity-studded Met Gala is so intense, it's often forgotten who the real star is: the fashion exhibit inside. This year, it's the only star.
City of Toronto marks 'John Candy Day' to celebrate late actor's birthday

City of Toronto marks 'John Candy Day' to celebrate late actor's birthday

TORONTO, Ohio — Toronto Mayor John Tory has declared this Saturday as "John Candy Day" to mark what would've been the actor's 70th birthday.
Ontario cabinet minister outlines initiatives to help sport, tourism industries

Ontario cabinet minister outlines initiatives to help sport, tourism industries

TORONTO — Ontario's minister of heritage and sport says the industries in her portfolio have been some of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and she wants to be ready to revitalize them when it's safe to do so.
Shawn Mendes shines and holiday movies stack up in November streaming highlights

Shawn Mendes shines and holiday movies stack up in November streaming highlights

TORONTO — Backstage drama abounds on streaming services in November as Shawn Mendes confronts his demons in a new documentary and the estranged buddies of “Kenny vs. Spenny” reunite for a pandemic reality show.
COVID-19 could make transition to standard time smoother, say experts

COVID-19 could make transition to standard time smoother, say experts

Just when you thought 2020 couldn't get any darker, the end of daylight time this weekend will make dusk come one hour earlier. Much of Canada is set to turn back the clocks at 2 a.m.
Actor Lori Loughlin reports to prison in college scam

Actor Lori Loughlin reports to prison in college scam

BOSTON — “Full House” actor Lori Loughlin has reported to a federal prison in California to begin serving her two-month sentence for her role in the college admissions bribery scandal, authorities said Friday. The U.S.