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Global National: Feb. 8, 2021 | Some provinces ease COVID-19 restrictions as new cases decrease

CA, 09 Feb 2021
COVID-19 case counts are down in many parts of Canada, but more cases of the highly transmissible variants are being detected in the country. Ross Lord has more on tonight’s top story, as some provinces are beginning to ease restrictions.

Quebec reported its lowest daily infection count in weeks on Monday as non-essential retail stores, personal-care salons and museums reopened following a strict lockdown. Amanda Jelowicki reports.

Recent exposures of the U.K. COVID-19 variant at schools in Alberta and British Columbia do not appear to be spreading at this point. As Heather-Yourex-West reports, early data is giving reason for cautious optimism.
Two investigations are now underway into allegations of inappropriate behaviour levelled at former chief of defence staff Gen. Jonathan Vance. Mike Le Couteur has the latest updates.

Redmond Shannon has the story of a U.K. teenager who has no memory of the COVID-19 pandemic because he fell into a coma after being hit by a car on March 1, 2020, roughly three weeks before the U.K instituted its first nationwide lockdown. Now, his family is trying to explain what has happened in the past year, even as he begins a long journey to recovery.

Even as it gears up for a potential spring election, the Green Party of Canada is being forced to deal with a controversial internal personnel decision that some party members say could be a distraction that could hurt the party’s election preparations. David Akin reports.

Plus, Tom Brady won his seventh Super Bowl on Sunday. Eric Sorensen has more on how Brady has defied his age, his critics and the odds.

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