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ZURICH (AP) — Soccer’s lawmakers moved Thursday to make permanent the pandemic-era option of using five substitutes and dropped a proposal to let halftime be extended to 25 minutes. The International Football Association Board (IFAB) announced the updates to go to its decision-making annual meeting on March 4-5 in Zurich. In May 2020, high-level competitions were given the choice to allow teams five replacements in a 90-minute game. It was to help manage players’ health and workload in pending f
Ontario's new online business registry is so flawed, it is costing time and money, 16 major law firms have told the Ford government. Just over a month ago, Government and Consumer Services Minister Ross Romano launched the registry, promising it would make it easier and more affordable for millions of businesses and not-for-profit corporations to get access to government services. But in a letter to Romano, the law firms warned that the Ontario Business Registry (ORB) is negatively affecting the
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Five U.S. lawmakers met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday in a surprise one-day visit intended to reaffirm America's “rock-solid” support for the self-governing island that is claimed by China. The visit came as tensions between Taiwan and China have risen to their highest level in decades. Taiwan has been self-ruled since the two sides split during a civil war in 1949, but China considers the island part of its own territory. China was quick to condemn the tr
A Quebec bill aimed at creating a court that specializes in crimes involving victims of domestic and sexual violence has been unanimously passed. Bill 92, tabled in September, was adopted at the National Assembly on Thursday and is the "first ever" of its kind in the world, according to Justice Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette at an official announcement Thursday. The goal of the new law is to better support victims during all stages of the judicial process and to remove barriers that stop them fro
Kids and parents braved the rain, cold and needles on Thursday as the COVID-19 vaccination effort for the five-to-11 age cohort ramped up, with clinics across the country starting to offer kids their first doses. Many lined up in on-and-off drizzle outside a north Toronto walk-in clinic.
A fatal crash near McLure, B.C. on Wednesday afternoon saw four vehicles collide in snowy conditions, leaving one person dead and three others injured. The RCMP says the incident happened at 3 p.m. PT on Nov. 24 on Highway 5 north of Kamloops. The incident left the highway closed overnight, only reopening on Thursday morning. Investigators say two transport trucks collided head-on, with two other vehicles also involved in the crash. A passenger in the northbound truck, who was a senior in her 70
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While COVID-19 has greatly affected post-secondary students and institutions across Canada, new research shows the pandemic has resulted in only a small decline in international student enrolments nationwide. This is especially the case for students applying for study permits to the Yukon, with international student enrolment at Yukon University — the first in Canada's North — now returning to pre-pandemic levels. The study was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Can
President Putin met the leaders of both countries, on the anniversary of a peace deal ending a conflict over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.View on euronews
The Nova Scotia government has released the long-delayed recovery plan for the mainland moose and while it will take time, the minister responsible says he believes it can be done. Released Thursday, the plan follows years of starts and stops as previous governments were taken to task by the auditor general and taken to court by members of the public for those delays. Natural Resources and Renewables Minister Tory Rushton said in an interview Friday that work would begin right away. "Not just do
Canada has banned visitors from southern Africa after the discovery of a new variant of concern in the region. The new variant, deemed Omicron, first emerged in South Africa and coincided with a steep rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in that region in recent weeks, according to the World Health Organization.
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N.W.T. health officials are extending the containment order in Tuktoyaktuk another six days, until Dec. 5. Current public health restrictions — put in place Nov. 9 to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the community following an outbreak — were set to be lifted Nov. 29. In a news release Thursday, the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer said it expects there will be more than 17 COVID-19 cases in the community on Nov. 29. As of Thursday, there are 32 active cases in the community, four fe
The president and first lady visited a Coast Guard station in Massachusetts to convey Thanksgiving greetings virtually to service members around the world and chat with Coast Guard personnel. (Nov. 25)
The cleanup is on in Atlantic Canada, after raging floodwaters washed out roads and cut off communities in an unprecedented storm. Ross Lord reports on the damage, and how RCMP came to the rescue of a couple and their dog in Newfoundland and Labrador.
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Security forces fired tear gas at protesters throwing rocks in Burkina Faso’s capital on Saturday, as tensions rose across the conflict-riddled nation with the population angry at the government’s inability to stem violence linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group. Several hundred protestors took to the streets, calling for President Roch Marc Christian Kabore to resign. The army and police drove through downtown Ouagadougou, the capital, during clashes wit
Sylvia Avenue in Halifax was closed to traffic after a man was struck by a vehicle Friday evening. Police said the report came in at 5:46 p.m. and happened between the 0 and 100 block of the street. The man was taken to the QEII Health Sciences Centre and police say he has life-threatening injuries. Police said the roadway will be blocked for a period of time, but local detours are in place and will not impede traffic considerably. Police are also turning to the public for more information about
The rover's brief 'stopover' at Murray Buttes, over five years ago, may have provided NASA scientists with what they need to keep future Mars astronauts safe.
NEW YORK (AP) — Giant balloons once again wafted through miles of Manhattan, wrangled by costumed handlers. High school and college marching bands from around the country were back, and so were the crowds at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. After being crimped by the coronavirus pandemic last year, the holiday tradition returned in full Thursday, though with precautions. “It really made Thanksgiving feel very festive and full of life,” Sierra Guardiola, a 23-year-old interior design firm assi
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