Canada and World Full Headlines for December 31

Published on January 1, 2021 by

On tonight’s top story: Rod Phillips has resigned as Ontario’s finance minister, after coming under fire for a vacation to the Caribbean amid the coronavirus pandemic. Travis Dhanraj has more.

Starting Jan. 7, air travellers will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test before entering Canada. As Richard Zussman reports, Ottawa’s new mandate is leaving airlines scrambling to prepare.

The United States continues to grapple with the novel coronavirus pandemic as 2020 ends. As Jennifer Johnson reports, Americans are being urged to ring in the New Year at home, amid fears the deadly toll of the virus has yet to peak.

On top of the pandemic, the year 2020 delivered a barrage of deadly tragedies for Nova Scotia. As the heartbreaking year ends, many people are still struggling to heal. Ross Lord reports.

As clocks around the world strike midnight on December 31, the New Year will start with the same deadly pandemic that defined 2020. However, as Redmond Shannon reports, 2021 is offering new hope that an end is in sight.

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