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Ontario Premier Doug Ford on Thursday announced that the province would begin lifting COVID-19 restrictions starting on Jan. 31. Restaurant dining rooms, gyms, cinemas, museums and zoos, which have been closed since early this month, can re-open at 50 per cent capacity, and spectator areas of sporting events, concert venues and theatres can operate at half capacity or 500 people, whichever is less.
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(Reuters) -Creating an official digital version of the U.S. dollar could give Americans more, and speedier, payment options, but it would also present financial stability risks and privacy concerns, the U.S. Federal Reserve said in a long-awaited discussion paper released on Thursday. The paper made no policy recommendations and offered no clear signal on where the Fed stands on whether to launch a central bank digital currency (CBDC), a digital form of cash in your pocket. The Fed said it would not proceed with creating one "without clear support from the executive branch and from Congress, ideally in the form of a specific authorizing law."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louie Anderson, whose four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely, Emmy-winning performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series “Baskets,” died Friday. He was 68. Anderson died at a hospital in Las Vegas of complications from cancer, said Glenn Schwartz, his longtime publicist. Anderson had a a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Schwartz said previously. “'Baskets' was such a phenomenal ‘second act’ for Louie Anderson. I wish he’d gotten a third,” Michae
One day after government MLAs on a Nova Scotia Legislature committee rejected calls for a forensic audit into a Cape Breton employment agency, Premier Tim Houston says one should go ahead. Island Employment shut its doors in November after the province ended its contract with it six months early. That followed a damning report by Nova Scotia ombudsman William Smith that found misuse or gross mismanagement of public funds. At a meeting Wednesday of the legislature's public accounts committee, the
The bodies of four people — including an infant and a teen — were found in the snow near the United States border in Manitoba. RCMP said they believe the deaths resulted from a border crossing attempt during a freezing blizzard.
The United States and Russia sought to lower the temperature in a heated standoff over Ukraine, even as they reported no breakthroughs in high-level, high-stakes talks on Friday aimed at preventing a feared Russian invasion. (Jan. 21)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces that some data shows Alberta has reached and surpassed the peak of the Omicron wave of COVID-19, but that does come with a word of caution.
Highlights of Today in History: Iran releases American hostages; Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy inaugurated as President. (Jan. 20)
The federal government has struck a deal to turn over thousands of residential school documents to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, including the school narratives for nearly a dozen of the institutions.
Avalanche Canada has issued a special public avalanche warning ahead of the weekend as warming temperatures threaten to make the snowpack unstable.
The bill, passed in a vote of 82 to 37 with three abstentions on Tuesday, will come into force if it is signed into law by President Gitanas Nausėda.View on euronews
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken issued the warning in the event of any Russian military incursion into Ukraine or any hybrid attacks on the country.View on euronews
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — This season was supposed to be Diego Simeone’s chance to firmly establish Atlético Madrid as Spain’s top team and cap his incredibly successful decade as its coach. While Barcelona lost Lionel Messi and Real Madrid had to replace coach Zinedine Zidane, Atlético strengthened its championship squad with the return of Antoine Griezmann and the signing of attacking players Rodrigo de Paul and Matheus Cunha. It looked like the perfect scenario to repeat as Spanish league champ
TORONTO — The sex assault trial of Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard is set to begin in May after it was postponed multiple times due to COVID-19 restrictions. The trial, which will be heard by a jury, is now scheduled to start May 2 and continue until early June. Hoggard, the frontman for the band Hedley, was initially set to stand trial in January of last year but it was postponed by several months, and then again to this month. The trial was delayed again because new jury trials have been put o
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador health officials say students in kindergarten to Grade 12 will return to in-class learning on Tuesday. Students will have to take two rapid tests before returning to school — one 72 hours before they return and the other on Tuesday morning, before classes begin. Tony Stack, chief executive officer of the province's English school board, told reporters today there is plenty of help available from retired teachers, teaching assistants and about 1,100 su
Here’s the latest for Thursday, January 20th: Biden warns Moscow about Ukraine invasion; Jan. 6 committee asks Ivanka Trump to cooperate; Doomsday clock remains steady; 19-year-old becomes youngest woman to fly around the world solo.
Thousands of Newfoundland and Labrador grade-school students, teachers and staff picked up rapid testing kits Wednesday, in preparation for a possible return to the classroom next week. They're all required to take two rapid tests 72 hours apart before the return to school, which is tentatively scheduled for Monday. The final decision, though, is coming at a media briefing at 2 p.m. on Thursday. Meanwhile, Newfoundland and Labrador English School District CEO Tony Stack said the province's more
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Agreement alongside Stephanie Scott, Executive Director the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, which he said covers the sharing of historical documents related to former residential schools across the country.
The Town of Inuvik is closing its offices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday, but councillors stopped short of declaring a voluntary lockdown in light of the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer's (OCPHO) latest announcement about cases in the community. In a press release Jan. 18, the OCPHO said there is community spread in Inuvik, and they are currently seeing a "significant increase" in cases in the Beaufort-Delta community of about 3,300 people. The same is true of Fort Smith, in the South Slave. I