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The move comes days after U.S. regulators said it would sue Coinbase if it went ahead with its program allowing users to earn interest by lending digital assets. "As we continue our work to seek regulatory clarity for the crypto industry as a whole, we've made the difficult decision not to launch the USDC APY program," Coinbase's blog post said. USDC is a stablecoin that is pegged to the U.S. dollar and can be redeemed for $1 on a one-to-one basis.
The writ has dropped for Nunavut's territorial election and Monday officially marks the start of the campaign to elect the next territorial government. The election will take place Oct. 25. There are 22 seats in the Nunavut Legislature, which has a consensus style of government. Anyone who wants to put their name forward to run for MLA needs to register with Elections Nunavut by Friday at 2 p.m. ET. Dustin Fredlund, chief electoral officer for Elections Nunavut, said Nunavut residents who aren't
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors at the R. Kelly sex trafficking trial ended their case Monday after calling dozens of witnesses over the past month who detailed the government’s sweeping allegations against the singer in lurid detail. The defense began its case later in the day by starting to call Kelly loyalists to the witness stand in an effort to cast doubt on some of the accusers’ accounts. A New York City jury has heard several women and two men who were in Kelly's celebrity orbit tell the pane
Calgary mayoral candidate Kevin J. Johnston doesn't believe in the pandemic, doesn't believe in masking and doesn't care how many people gather in a small indoor space, but he won't start serving his sentence for another five weeks because Alberta's surge in COVID-19 cases is making the jails unsafe. Alberta's unrelenting fourth wave of COVID-19 is "pounding the snot out of Albertans," said Court of Queen's Bench Justice Adam Germain after proposing Johnston's contempt sentence be delayed by fiv
Canadians are heading to polls across the country today, Monday, Sept. 20, after Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau called the snap election 36 days ago.
A veteran Houston police officer was killed Monday morning while serving a felony warrant. Another officer was also shot and is reported in stable condition. The man sought on the warrant also died. (Sept. 20)
Police responded to a number of fatal crashes over the weekend, including the death of two people in a collision near the Baie Verte junction, one person in a crash involving a motorcycle and a dirt bike on the Pitts Memorial highway and a pedestrian who was killed on Thorburn Road in St. John's. Around 1 p.m. on Saturday the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary was on the scene of a crash that involved a motorcycle and a dirt bike near Peacekeepers Way and Pitts Memorial Drive. Police confirmed one
The Yellowknife Community Arena will be used to operate a temporary day and overnight shelter, according to a news release issued Monday. The government of the Northwest Territories said the shelter at the arena will provide food, washrooms, showers, bedding and cots. The announcement came after Yellowknife's combined day shelter and overnight sobering centre on 50th Street closed indefinitely on Sept. 11, after the city started experiencing community transmission of COVID-19. "The opening of th
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Top Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Monday said they would aim to continue funding the government and increase its borrowing authority in a single bill in coming days, setting up a showdown with Republicans who have vowed not to approve more debt. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the bill, which must pass by Oct. 1 to avoid the third partial government shutdown in the past decade, would also suspend the nation's borrowing limit until after the 2022 elections that will determine which party controls Congress. Senate Republicans oppose any increase in federal borrowing authority.
Health officials in New Brunswick reported 75 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday — the highest single-day count the province has had since the onset of the pandemic. A total of 199 cases of the disease were recorded over the weekend in New Brunswick, bringing the active case count to 484, chief medical officer Dr. Jennifer Russell said Monday. It comes as the province's proof of vaccination requirement is set to begin Tuesday night at midnight for those who wish to enter recreational establishments
Chatham-Kent is seeking a new Chief Administrative Officer. Current CAO Don Shropshire said he’s set to retire soon, adding he announced his intentions to council and staff last April. The municipality has retained an executive search firm to replace the CAO. Shropshire indicates interviews with potential replacement candidates are expected to take place towards the end of October. According to Shropshire, the recruitment firm launched its search earlier this month, adding it will be internal an
MARY'S HARBOUR, N.L. — A coast guard vessel and a provincial water bomber continued a search Monday for two missing fishermen, after the father of one of the lost men called on Ottawa to resume a full search off the coast of Labrador. Dwight Russell said in an interview Monday morning his family in Mary's Harbour has been "set adrift" by the military and the Canadian Coast Guard, after the joint search and rescue co-ordination centre in Halifax indicated Sunday evening that was transferring the
It was a United Nations speech that got attention like few others — a plug for vaccines, young people and the earth's well being from superstar K-pop band BTS. Addressing the stage for a sustainability event, the seven-member musical juggernaut appeared before the renowned green-marbled backdrop in the General Assembly hall on Monday to help promote U.N. goals for 2030 including ending extreme poverty, preserving the planet and achieving gender equality. “Every choice we make is the beginning of
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican Dean Heller announced plans to run for governor in Nevada on Monday, declaring he would oppose government mandates on masks and vaccines and tighten voting laws if elected to lead the battleground state. The one-time Nevada Secretary of State and U.S. Senator has historically positioned himself as a moderate and drawn attention for high-profile clashes with former President Donald Trump. His Monday remarks — including those in support of voter ID laws and a ne
(Reuters) -Royal Dutch Shell said on Monday it would sell its Permian Basin assets to ConocoPhillips for $9.5 billion in cash, an exit from the largest U.S. oilfield for the energy major shifting its focus to the clean energy transition. For ConocoPhillips, it is the second sizable acquisition in a year in the heart of the U.S. shale industry, as American and European producers diverge in whether to focus on hydrocarbons going forward. Like all of the world's largest oil companies, Shell is under pressure from investors to reduce fossil-fuel investments to help reduce global carbon emissions and fight climate change.
A Saskatoon man will be transferred from police custody to Saskatchewan Hospital-North Battleford, after killing his mother and trying to kill his father in January. "I would like to apologize to everyone I have hurt through my actions," Kevin Hollman said, sobbing as he addressed Saskatoon Court of Queen's Bench. "I loved my father with all my heart, and I loved my mom more than words can describe." Justice Mona Dovell ruled that Hollman, 35, was not criminally responsible after being charged w
It seems like it's always 'that time of year' along the DVP.
Hydro-Québec has signed a tentative agreement to help power the state of New York over the next 25 years. Premier Francois Legault said Monday the deal totals more than $20 billion. He called the agreement "huge news for the environment," given that "fossil energy will be replaced by renewable energy." Legault has long tried to sell neighbouring provinces and the United States on the benefits of hydro power, billing Quebec as the "battery of North America." The agreement — which still requires f
Many Canadians were already disgruntled about the snap federal election being called during a pandemic, but long lines at the polls haven't eased the frustrations. Some took to Twitter to express their annoyance, while others were grateful to have the opportunity to vote to begin with.
Mark Petros, owner of Nick's Steakhouse and Pizza in Calgary, says he and his staff are working out the fussy details of Alberta's vaccine passports, but he believes they are the right step to take.