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Canadian official resigns after vacation amid lockdown

A Canadian government official was forced to resign after posting a video pretending to be at home on coronavirus lockdown — when he was actually vacationing in St. Barts.

Rod Phillips, Ontario’s finance minister, shared a Christmas Eve clip of himself in a sweater, sipping eggnog in front of a fireplace, and thanking Canadians for avoiding nonessential travel during the holidays.

“I want to thank every one of you for what we are doing to protect our most vulnerable,” Phillips said in the video.

Other posts on his Twitter account also suggested that he was homebound in snowy Ontario, including

Why going camping could be the answer to your lockdown holiday woes

Why going camping could be the answer to your lockdown holiday woes
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For many of us, the forced confinement of lockdown has reiterated the importance of being out and about in nature—along with the benefits it can bring.

So as the UK begins to reopen, it’s likely that many people will be craving space away from crowds and busy, built-up areas. And given that, one in eight British households has no garden, there is likely to be a surge in people heading off to enjoy the great outdoors and British countryside.

Indeed, outdoor areas and activities—think gardens, national parks and coastal areas—are likely to be busier than usual. Predominantly indoor