September 3rd, 2015

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LRA looking for players

By Lethbridge Herald on September 3rd, 2015

Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comThe Lethbridge Ringette Association is looking for some young athletes to come out and give the sport a shot.With another season approaching, the LRA took to the ice at Nicholas Sheran Arena Wednesday afternoon for a “Come Try Ringette” clinic... Read More »

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A unique view of Labor Day travel: behind the scenes at one of the world’s busiest airports

By Scott Mayerowitz, The Associated Press on September 3rd, 2015

DALLAS – More than 14.2 million people are expected to fly over the seven days surrounding the Labor Day holiday, a 3 per cent increase from last year, according to Airlines for America, the industry’s trade and lobbying group. The unofficial end of summer is one last long weekend for Americans to sneak in a ... Read More »

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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.89 per cent; 15-year loan up to 3.09 per cent

By The Associated Press on September 3rd, 2015

WASHINGTON – Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week after a sharp drop the previous week, as global markets continued to whipsaw amid economic disruption in China and uncertainty over Federal Reserve interest-rate policy. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increased to 3.89 per cent ... Read More »

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Europe migrant and refugee crisis hits election, minister heads back to Ottawa

By The Canadian Press on September 3rd, 2015

OTTAWA – Conservative Leader Stephen Harper put off a campaign announcement and cancelled a photo op Thursday as Europe’s migrant and refugee crisis washed over the federal election. Instead, Harper is expected to address the migrant crisis and take questions early this afternoon in British Columbia. Immigration Minister Chris Alexander rushed back to Ottawa to ... Read More »

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In cars as affordable as Chevy’s Spark, CarPlay and Android Auto go mainstream

By Ryan Nakashima, The Associated Press on September 3rd, 2015

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Playing deejay with voice commands will get easier for more Americans this fall as some bestselling cars get updated with software that integrates smartphones into the dashboard. With the 2016 model year, Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto will turn cars as affordable as a base model Chevy Spark into rolling ... Read More »

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Modigliani masterpiece of female nude could bring $100 million at Christie’s auction in NYC

By The Associated Press on September 3rd, 2015

NEW YORK, N.Y. – A painting of a female nude by Amedeo Modigliani (ah-mah-DAY’-oh moh-deel-YAH’-nee) that caused a scandal nearly a century ago is going on the auction block for the first time. “Reclining Nude” was created in 1917 to 1918. It will be the highlight of Christie’s Nov. 9 New York sale. The work’s ... Read More »

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Tom Brady beats NFL in ‘Deflategate’ as judge nullifies 4-game suspension; NFL will appeal

By Larry Neumeister And Tom Hays, The Associated Press on September 3rd, 2015

NEW YORK, N.Y. – A judge let the air out of “Deflategate” Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for a controversy the NFL claimed threatened football’s integrity. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league will appeal. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman criticized Goodell for dispensing “his own brand of industrial justice.” ... Read More »

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Star sprinter Andre De Grasse forgoing endorsement dollars to return to USC

By The Canadian Press on September 3rd, 2015

TORONTO – Star Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse has decided to return to college for his senior year, passing up a chance to immediately cash in on his breakout performance at last month’s world track and field championships. The 20-year-old from Markham, Ont., plans to race for the University of Southern California in the upcoming ... Read More »

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Star Argos quarterback Ricky Ray nears return form shoulder injury

By The Canadian Press on September 3rd, 2015

TORONTO – Ricky Ray is back practising with the Toronto Argonauts. The veteran quarterback was in his helmet and shoulder pads and throwing passes for the first time this season. Ray, 35, had opened the year on the injured list recovering from off-season shoulder surgery. Toronto (6-3) is tied with Hamilton atop the East Division ... Read More »

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RCMP investigate shooting in central Alberta, say two people injured

By The Canadian Press on September 3rd, 2015

ECKVILLE, Alta. – RCMP say two people have been injured in a shooting in central Alberta. The shooting happened Wednesday night in the town of Eckville west of Red Deer. Police won’t say if they are searching for any suspects. Both victims, including a man in his 20s, are being treated in hospital. (CHUB)... Read More »

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Brewster to spend $26 million retrofitting upper terminal of Banff Gondola

By The Canadian Press on September 3rd, 2015

CALGARY – Brewster Travel Canada says it will start a $26 million redevelopment of the upper terminal of the Banff Gondola cable car this fall. The retrofitted building at Banff National Park, west of Calgary, will include a 40-seat cinema, expanded outdoor viewing areas, a 150-person event space, new food and beverage options, and improved ... Read More »

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