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Unvaccinated travellers barred from planes and trains as of today

Unvaccinated travellers over the age of 12 won't be able to board a plane or passenger train in Canada beginning today, and a negative COVID-19 test will no longer serve as a substitute for most people. The stringent new requirement comes into effect as Canada reacts to the emergence of the Omicron variant.

People wearing protective equipment check in at the international departures at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Monday, December 14, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

EDITORS' PICKS

Omicron brings COVID-19 vaccine inequity 'home to roost'

The emergence of the new Omicron variant and the world's desperate and likely futile attempts to keep it at bay are reminders of what scientists have warned for months: The coronavirus will thrive as long as vast parts of the world lack vaccines.

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Climate and Environment

Opinion

OPINION

OPINION | Tom Mulcair: Trudeau steps up on climate at COP26

There’s been a lot of debate as to whether the UN climate summit in Glasgow was a success or failure. In his latest column for CTVNews.ca, former NDP leader Tom Mulcair calls it a ‘turning point’ for Canada on the world stage, and that we’ve finally taken a leadership role in sustainable development.

OPINION

OPINION | Tom Mulcair: Language back on frontburner

Language issues have always been a part of the Canadian political fabric. Mostly dormant in recent years, the issue of bilingualism, or lack of it, just came roaring back into the news as the president of Air Canada stumbled into a quagmire of his own making, writes former NDP Leader Tom Mulcair in an exclusive column for CTVNews.ca.

W5 HIGHLIGHTS

W5 INVESTIGATES

W5 INVESTIGATES | Is a drug overdose murder?

W5’s documentary ‘Death Penalty' compiles the first-ever research on a growing trend to treat overdose deaths as potential homicides.

Fentanyl pills are shown in an undated police handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO)

Counting murders by overdose deaths in Canada

Homicide charges following investigations into overdose deaths in Canada can be described as falling into two categories: pre- and post- fentanyl. W5 found that starting in 2016, there was a significant uptick: 135 manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death charges being laid by police and prosecutors across Canada.

W5 Investigates

W5 Investigates | British Columbia awaits results of comprehensive inquiry into money laundering

A W5 investigation helped convince B.C.'s government to launch a commission to investigate the scope of money laundering in the province's economy. Port Coquitlam Mayor Brad West is among those eagerly waiting for its recommendations. Watch W5's 'The Laundromat: Inquiry' Saturday at 7 p.m. on CTV.

Since its inception in May of 2019, the Cullen Commission has attempted to understand how transnational criminal gangs created a way for that money to be washed through Lower Mainland casinos, real estate, and luxury cars.