Calgarians encouraged to buy gifts from local businesses this Christmas

A sign encouraging people to shop locally hangs in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh) A sign encouraging people to shop locally hangs in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

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U.S. downs Chinese balloon, drawing a threat from China

The U.S. military on Saturday shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the Carolina coast after it traversed sensitive military sites across North America. China insisted the flyover was an accident involving a civilian aircraft and threatened repercussions.