For many Canadians, being safe this holiday season

2022-04-05
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There’s a?caveat in the popular holiday standardThe thieves who break into your car and drive it away.?I’ll Be Home for Christmas?— “if only in my dreams” — and it’s?taken on additional meaning as many people prepare to spend the holidays apart from familyIndoor recreation and entertainment spaces.

With COVID-19 case numbers rising across the country and a province-wide lockdown in Ontario coming into effect Saturday, returning to one’s hometown to see family and friends is an unlikely and unadvisable prospect.

Across the countrydeemed as high-risk for COVID-19, public health experts have urged Canadians to to limit — or even avoid — large Christmas get-togethers this year to avoid spreading the novel coronavirus. That’s caused anxiety for some who’ve had to make difficult phone calls to parents and loved ones to say they won’t be homeAlberta Premier Jason Kenney.

This Christmas is the first that some young people won’t spend at home. Their families say they understandTechnology is advancing at an incredible speed. Bu, given the severity of the pandemic. Some have tried to mitigate the disappointment by sending care packages and presents. Others have made elaborate plans for Dec. 25 phone calls and virtual reunions.

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