February 11th, 2016

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To the moon and beyond

By Lethbridge Herald on February 11th, 2016

J.W. Schnarr LETHBRIDGE HERALD jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Retired American astronaut icon Buzz Aldrin sees a future where humanity has set up a permanent home on Mars, with Canada playing a significant role in getting there. In a Lethbridge Herald exclusive interview, Aldrin spoke from his home in Satellite Beach, Fla., on Thursday... Read More »

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McDavid has two goals, three assists to power Oilers past Maple Leafs

By Shane Jones, The Canadian Press on February 11th, 2016

EDMONTON – Connor McDavid had two goals and three assists as the Edmonton Oilers came away with a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday in a battle between the NHL’s two lowest-ranked teams. Jordan Eberle scored three goals and added an assist for the Oilers (22-29-5), who snapped a three-game losing streak. ... Read More »

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Edmonton cab drivers told try free gum, no political talk, in fight with Uber

By The Canadian Press on February 11th, 2016

EDMONTON – No talking politics or religion, free gum and water, and maybe a red rose for customers on Valentine’s Day. Those are some of the suggestions the United Cabbies Association of Edmonton is making for taxi drivers to try and lure customers back from Uber. The ride-sharing service becomes legal in Edmonton on March ... Read More »

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Bergeron scores 2, Connolly has 3 assists as Bruins top Jets 6-2

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press on February 11th, 2016

WINNIPEG – Patrice Bergeron scored a pair of goals and Brett Connolly added a trio of assists as the Boston Bruins downed the Winnipeg Jets 6-2 on Thursday. Loui Eriksson and Brad Marchand each had a goal and an assist. David Pastrnak and Jimmy Hayes also scored for the Bruins (29-19-6), who have won their ... Read More »

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Uber to pay $28.5M to settle safety ad lawsuits

By The Associated Press on February 11th, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – Uber says it will pay $28.5 million to settle two lawsuits that said the ride-hailing firm misled customers about its safety procedures and fees. The company on Thursday told a federal judge in San Francisco that it wants to settle the class-action lawsuits by paying about 25 million riders who made trips ... Read More »

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Lawrence scores 3, Canada tops Guyana 5-0 in CONCACAF women’s Olympic qualifier

By Gavin Day, The Canadian Press on February 11th, 2016

HOUSTON – Ashley Lawrence had a hat trick and 16-year-old Deanne Rose had two goals as Canada’s women’s soccer team cruised to a 5-0 victory over Guyana in its first game of the CONCACAF women’s Olympic qualifying tournament. Rose scored Canada’s first and third goals in the first half while Lawrence added one in the ... Read More »

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The volume cranked, Kanye West drops album, Yeezy collection

By Leanne Italie, The Associated Press on February 11th, 2016

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The volume high and anticipation higher, Kanye West spent more than an hour Thursday at Madison Square Garden blasting his new album to a cheering crowd of about 20,000 as models stood high on a platform wearing his new shoe and clothing collection. It was an emotional moment for West and ... Read More »

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Teens plead not guilty in Seattle homeless camp shooting

By The Associated Press on February 11th, 2016

SEATTLE – Teenage brothers charged in a drug-related shooting that left two people dead and three wounded at a Seattle homeless camp have pleaded not guilty to murder charges. The two boys, ages 16 and 17, each entered their pleas on murder and assault charges Thursday at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. They ... Read More »

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Bail granted to Calgary man convicted of fatally stabbing new neighbour

By The Canadian Press on February 11th, 2016

CALGARY – A Calgary man who was found guilty of stabbing his neighbour 37 times has been granted bail while he appeals his manslaughter conviction and sentence. Nicholas Rasberry, 32, was sentenced to seven years minus time served for the May 2013 death of school teacher Craig Kelloway. Lawyers for Rasberry have cited eight grounds ... Read More »

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Iginla scores twice on the power play to lead Avalanche in 4-3 win over Senators

By Darren Desaulniers, The Canadian Press on February 11th, 2016

OTTAWA – Jarome Iginla scored twice and added an assist and Semyon Varlamov made 26 saves as the Colorado Avalanche snapped a four-game losing skid by defeating the Ottawa Senators 4-3 Thursday night. Nathan MacKinnon and Blake Comeau, into an empty net, also scored for the Avalache (28-25-4), who led 3-0 before Ottawa pulled within ... Read More »

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Venezuela says 3 dead from Zika complications

By The Associated Press on February 11th, 2016

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela has announced the first Zika-related deaths in the South American country. President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday that at least three people have died in Venezuela due to complications related to the mosquito-borne Zika virus. He added that 68 people have been hospitalized with complications confirmed to be related to the ... Read More »

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