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2020: A Year in Review

A look back at the moments that defined a historic and unprecedented 2020

MOMENTS FROM 2020

Here's What Canadians Searched For In 2020

There are many ways to define 2020 and these 10 topics give us a good start. COVID-19 surely made its imprint in Canada, with officials such as Justin Trudeau, Doug Ford and Dr. Theresa Tam constantly in the spotlight. Their every move was judged as Canadians looked for answers in a year that created so many questions. But our national interest spread beyond those who were making moves at home; Donald Trump was the most common search topic in 2020, dominating headlines from start to finish by playing a crucial role in WW3 rumours to making this year's U.S. presidential election unlike any other. We know the world's attention was also on Canada, following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to move to British Columbia. Royals drama served as a much needed distraction this year, with so many Canadians constantly worried about staying afloat with programs from the Canada Revenue Agency. With so much going on, these 10 most searched topics on Yahoo Canada helped frame a year that's been nothing but unpredictable.
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2020: HIGHLIGHTS AND LOWLIGHTS

  • CBC

    Twice as many homicides so far this year compared to the 'anomaly' of 2020

    The number of homicides in 2021 has nearly doubled from this time last year but Edmonton police say that big increase is likely a reflection of COVID-19 and the restrictions brought in place during spring 2020. As of Friday, the city had recorded 14 deaths, of which 13 are confirmed homicides and one that is still classified as suspicious, said Insp. Brent Dahlseide, of the Edmonton Police Service's major crimes unit. Four of them took place over six days. "Last year is a bit of an anomaly," Dah

  • The Canadian Press

    'It's an honor': The Hall of Fame's class of 2020 enshrined

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Vanessa Bryant took Michael Jordan's hand and walked down from the stage, a familiar chant breaking out throughout the arena as she made her way back to her seat. “Kobe! Kobe! Kobe!" the crowd shouted. With that, he was — officially, finally — a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Kobe Bryant is in the Hall now, along with contemporaries Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett, headliners of a group of nine who got their delayed and long-awaited enshrinement on

  • USA TODAY

    Fact check: Michigan did not authorize a full forensic audit of 2020 election

    Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson's office said no new 2020 election audits are planned.

  • People

    From William to Charlotte — These Were the Most Popular Baby Names in the U.S. for 2020

    The top three boy names and girl names were the same as 2019's rankings from the Social Security Administration's report

  • People

    Kate Middleton Talks to Teen About Class of 2020 Struggles amid COVID: 'No Shame in Talking About It'

    The Duchess of Cambridge is sharing her candid chat with a teenage girl and her mom as Mental Health Awareness Week begins in the U.K.

  • ABC News Videos

    Results of 2020 Census

    The first batch of released data shows some states are set to gain more congressional seats while others will lose some.

  • CBC

    Golf courses hoping for hole in one following success of 2020 season

    Signs like this one are posted all over The Willows Golf Course in Holyrood. After a successful 2020 season, golf operations manager Pat Guitar says the 2021 season is off to a fast start.(Jeremy Eaton/CBC) The first round of golf is a welcome sign of spring in Newfoundland and Labrador, with the people running the courses hoping to continue the pandemic boom of last summer. Pat Guitar, golf operations manager at The Willows in Holyrood, said the course saw its best ever season in 2020 and is of

  • CBC

    Greater Toronto Hockey League cancels rest of 2020-21 season due to COVID-19

    The Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) announced Friday that is it cancelling the rest of the 2020-21 season due to rising COVID-19 case numbers in the region. According to a news release, the GTHL's board made the decision after "conducting an evaluation of the current situation in Toronto, Peel and York Regions and consulting with health experts from Toronto Public Health." Ontario reported another 2,169 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, as a government agency that tracks hospitalizations said ad

  • CBC

    N.W.T. Tax consultant offers tips for 2020 income tax return

    With the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, including job losses, the widespread need for government assistance, the switch to working from home, and recommendations against travel, many northerners have questions about the implications all of this could have on their income taxes. Yellowknife-based tax consultant Andy Wong appeared on CBC's Trail's End earlier this week to answer listeners' questions about their 2020 income tax returns. The conversation has been edited for clarity and le

  • CBC

    Opioid drug deaths killed 997 Albertans in the first 11 months of 2020

    (CBC - image credit) A new surveillance report from the Alberta government indicates that 997 people died of opioid overdoses from January to November 2020. The latest numbers give a glimpse at November, where a total of 113 people died, 106 of them from opioids. In the newest November opioid numbers, Edmonton and Calgary continue to be the hardest-hit communities. For Petra Schulz, co-founder of Moms Stop The Harm, the first issue is the supply. She said a pharmaceutical-grade supply of drugs a

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