Canada and World Full Headlines for December 27

Published on December 28, 2020 by

In our top story: There are more confirmed cases of the COVID-19 variant that was first identified in the United Kingdom. Health authorities in Ottawa, Ont. reported a case on Sunday afternoon, with British Columbia also confirming its first case just hours later. All of the cases are now linked to travel, but experts believe community spread of this new variant that is believed may be more transmissible is inevitable. Abigail Bimman reports.

A horrific COVID-19 outbreak in an Ontario long-term care home has led to the death of 41 seniors over the Christmas weekend. The outbreak is now being managed by a local hospital authority. But as Morganne Campbell reports, families are speaking out asking for military assistance like Ontario and Quebec had last spring.

The holiday season is a popular time to head to the mountains, but a growing number of Canadians are getting into trouble on local hills, forcing rescue teams into action. One B.C. volunteer group has had a record-breaking year. As Julia Foy explains, the team recently saved the lives of hikers, ones they weren’t even looking for.

It’s been said if you find a job you love to do, you’ll never work a day in your life. That is certainly the case for one Alberta man who traded in childhood play for grown-up passion, and as Cami Kepke reports, in the process it’s bringing a lot of fun to a lot of people this winter.

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