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A 'very tough conversation' and a rockin' New Year’s Eve: In The News for Dec. 31

A 'very tough conversation' and a rockin' New Year’s Eve: In The News for Dec. 31

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Dec.
Horgan says B.C. will focus on pandemic economic recovery, health reform in 2021

Horgan says B.C. will focus on pandemic economic recovery, health reform in 2021

VICTORIA — Premier John Horgan says economic recovery and health-care changes are the British Columbia government's top priorities for 2021 after the COVID-19 pandemic tested people individually and the resilience of the province.
'You have to know it's time to go': N.S. premier reflects on tragic year, retirement

'You have to know it's time to go': N.S. premier reflects on tragic year, retirement

HALIFAX — When Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil privately decided earlier this year he would retire after 17 years in politics, he had no idea of the challenges he was about to face.
Air travellers will soon have to test negative for COVID-19 before arrival in Canada

Air travellers will soon have to test negative for COVID-19 before arrival in Canada

OTTAWA — The federal government says it plans to require air travellers to test negative for COVID-19 before landing in Canada in response to concerns that people vacationing abroad could bring the novel coronavirus home with them.
B.C. mom who gave birth in a coma due to COVID-19 discharged from hospital

B.C. mom who gave birth in a coma due to COVID-19 discharged from hospital

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — A mother who had an emergency C-section in British Columbia while in a coma due to complications from COVID-19 returned home to her family in time for Christmas.

Yukon issues recall for jerky with psychoactive ingredient while RCMP launch probe

WHITEHORSE — Yukon residents who purchased beef or bison jerky from a local business are being told not to eat the product because it may contain THC, the psychoactive ingredient for cannabis.
B.C. helps fund blueberry farmers against U.S. trade commission investigation

B.C. helps fund blueberry farmers against U.S. trade commission investigation

VICTORIA — British Columbia is making a financial contribution to help blueberry farmers fight a looming trade investigation in the United States over imported berries, including from Canada. U.S.

The latest news on COVID 19 developments in Canada on Dec. 30

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (All times Eastern): 6:25 p.m. British Columbia’s top doctor has issued an order for all premises to stop selling alcohol at 8 p.m.

Vancouver party host out on bail after spending Christmas in jail

VANCOUVER — A man who spent Christmas in jail after police say he hosted parties in violation of public health orders is now bound by bail conditions that require him to answer the door at his home in Vancouver if officers knock. Sgt.

Police find body of child following Northwest Territories house fire

FORT PROVIDENCE, N.W.T. — RCMP say they have located the body of a child following a house fire in Fort Providence, Northwest Territories. Police say they were called around 1:20 p.m.