First court appearance for alleged Coutts blockade organizers marked by protests

The border blockade at Coutts, Alta., earlier this year was conducted by members of the so-called Freedom Convoy, a group in opposition to pandemic-related health measures brought into effect by the federal and provincial governments. (File) The border blockade at Coutts, Alta., earlier this year was conducted by members of the so-called Freedom Convoy, a group in opposition to pandemic-related health measures brought into effect by the federal and provincial governments. (File)

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Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock wins Georgia runoff against Herschel Walker

Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a Georgia runoff election Tuesday, ensuring Democrats an outright majority in the Senate for the rest of President Joe Biden’s term and helping cap an underwhelming midterm cycle for the GOP in the last major vote of the year.

What is the 'white elephant' gift exchange?

With the holiday season in full swing, families and friends looking for a more unconventional way to give gifts can look no further than to the 'white elephant' gift exchange, but what is it exactly?