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'Our Friend' is an opportunity for a good cry - if wanted

'Our Friend' is an opportunity for a good cry - if wanted

NEW YORK — If his new movie, “ Our Friend, ” makes audiences cry, Jason Segel can sympathize. He recalls being on an airplane and watching a movie that made him break down so uncontrollably that it got the attention of a woman seated next to him.
U.S.-bound air passengers will need to show proof of negative COVID-19 test

U.S.-bound air passengers will need to show proof of negative COVID-19 test

Canadians looking to head south of the border will soon need to provide a negative COVID-19 test before they can board a flight to the United States. Air Canada said Friday that as of Jan. 26, all customers aged two or older arriving in the U.S.

Don't downplay mRNA: Experts say new technology could change the vaccine landscape

When drug companies like Pfizer and Moderna learned to successfully incorporate messenger RNA technology into a COVID-19 vaccine, experts say they likely opened the door to a significant shift in the future of immunization.
Eden Robinson gives First Nations readers first look at final 'Trickster' book

Eden Robinson gives First Nations readers first look at final 'Trickster' book

Eden Robinson is giving readers in B.C. First Nations communities a preview of the final book in her "Trickster" trilogy.
Tony Award-winning choreographer Bob Avian dies at 83

Tony Award-winning choreographer Bob Avian dies at 83

NEW YORK — Bob Avian, a Tony Award-winning choreographer who had a role in some of the most beloved and influential shows on Broadway, including “Dreamgirls,” “A Chorus Line,” “Follies” and “Miss Saigon,” has died. He was 83.
Pandemic fuels interest in cosmetic procedures, but critics question the timing

Pandemic fuels interest in cosmetic procedures, but critics question the timing

For years, Jordan Murphy longed to complete her weight-loss transformation with another round of cosmetic surgery. It was a matter of finding the right time.
Biden halts border wall building after Trump's final surge

Biden halts border wall building after Trump's final surge

SAN DIEGO — In the days before Joe Biden became president, construction crews worked quickly to finish Donald Trump’s wall at an iconic cross-border park overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which then-first lady Pat Nixon inaugurated in 1971 as a symbol o
Ontario task force recommends sweeping reforms to province's securities regulator

Ontario task force recommends sweeping reforms to province's securities regulator

After a 10-month investigation, a task force commissioned by the Ontario government has issued a range of sweeping recommendations to reform the province's securities regulator.
Existing home sales rise in 2020 to highest in 14 years

Existing home sales rise in 2020 to highest in 14 years

WASHINGTON — Sales of existing homes rose 0.7% in December, pushing the entirety of 2020 to a pace not seen in 14 years and providing one of the few bright spots for a U.S. economy mired in a global pandemic.
Loathed New York City bus terminal is bound for an upgrade

Loathed New York City bus terminal is bound for an upgrade

New York City’s main bus terminal, long ridiculed for leaky ceilings, dirty bathrooms and frequent delays, could be in for a major overhaul.