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Lyft raises another $500 million in additional round of funding

(Reuters) – Uber rival Lyft Inc is raising an additional $500 million in funding, according to a U.S. share authorization document filed in Delaware news website Axios said. (bit.ly/2BhebbU) The additional funding round, led by Alphabet Inc’s CapitalG, is an extension of the $1 billion round announced in October. Lyft spokesman Adrian Durbin, confirming the funding round, in an e-mailed statement said, “Increasing the potential for this round will allow us to further accelerate our commitment to serving passengers and drivers.” In October Lyft had said that the previous roundRead More


France’s strength in depth gives them the edge against Goffin’s Belgium

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s strength in depth makes them the favorites for this week’s Davis Cup final against Belgium, who will need David Goffin to be at his very best to stand a chance in the three-day showdown in Lille. FILE PHOTO: France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrates winning his match against Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol Belgium, seeking their first title, will be led by world number seven Goffin, who beat Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer at the ATP Finals last week, but nine-time champions France seem better armed. Jo-Wilfried TsongaRead More


Family horrified after pet allegedly drugged, abused

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Tale about the doomed great auk wins $30,000 children’s book prize

TORONTO – A tale about a resourceful bird facing great adversity has won the $30,000 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award. Jan Thornhill’s book “The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk” won for its story about the doomed creature, which became extinct in 1844. The Havelock, Ont., resident wrote and illustrated the tale for Groundwood Books, and her work often focuses on science and nature for children. The book beat out contenders including this year’s Governor General’s Literary Award-winner “When We Were Alone,” written by Winnipeg’s David Alexander Robertson and illustratedRead More


Family raises concerns over coroner’s report into teen’s death

The family of an Indigenous teen found dead in Regina two years ago is raising concerns over the coroner’s report into his death. Fourteen-year-old Haven Dubois was found dead in a shallow ravine in east Regina in May of 2015. Dubois’ mother and grandmother, who spoke at a news conference on Monday in Saskatoon, claim the boy’s death was a result of a criminal act. A report by the coroner’s office ruled the death accidental. The family claims the report left out critical details. Grandmother Constance Dubois claims the teenRead More


Riders coach says tough to blame crossover when 0-2 start left team in a hole

Saskatchewan head coach and GM Chris Jones said Monday that there’s no point blaming the CFL playoff structure for the Roughriders’ exit from the post-season. The Roughriders were eliminated Sunday after dropping a 25-21 decision to the Argonauts. Saskatchewan finished fourth in the West Division and crossed over to play both Ottawa and Toronto on the road. Jones said if Saskatchewan took advantage of missed opportunities at the start of the campaign, then the Roughriders may have had a better seeding and maybe even a home playoff date. “We hadRead More


Six Nations school launches app that teaches people to speak Mohawk – Hamilton

CBC News A Six Nations school is doing its part to keep Indigenous languages alive in the most modern of ways — with an app.  ‘Our languages all have a beauty to them in their sound and cadence, and the melody they carry with them.’ – Tom Deer, Mohawk and Cayuga language instructor Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) launched an app this week called Speak Mohawk, which teaches words and phrases for a language spoken by about 2,350 people within Canada’s borders. This comes a year after it released a similar appRead More


Abundance of rescues arrive at AARCS after dozens of dogs saved from dump near High Level

Nearly 50 dogs, including several litters of puppies, will soon be available for adoption after the animals were found at a landfill outside a town in northwestern Alberta. A team of volunteers from Calgary made the 11 hour drive on Monday night to the town of High Level after dozens of stray or surrendered dogs were located. “They were out in the cold at a dump eating garbage, scavenging for food,” said Krys Stewart, a volunteer with the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS). The convoy returned to Calgary withRead More


Tesla unveils electric big-rig truck, record-fast Roadster – Technology & Science

Reuters Tesla Inc. upstaged its own debut of an electric heavy duty truck on Thursday when a red Roadster pulled out of the big rig’s trailer and chief executive Elon Musk said the new $200,000 sports car would be the fastest production car ever. The showmanship wowed the crowd although some analysts’ heads started throbbing at the variety of new projects launched as the company is struggling to produce the more affordable sedan upon which its future depends. As the presentation appeared to end, the Tesla Semi opened its trailer, andRead More


Thousands expected at memorial for fallen police officer in Abbotsford, B.C. – British Columbia

Gemma Karstens-Smith The streets of Abbotsford, B.C., will be lined with blue on Sunday as thousands of police officers from across the country and around the world march in remembrance of their slain colleague. Police estimate about 12,000 people — including 8,000 first responders — will attend a memorial for Const. John Davidson. “It’s pretty important for us to come together as a family,” said Sgt. Judy Bird, spokeswoman for the Abbotsford Police Department. “Our family member was murdered. He deserves to be remembered.” Davidson, 53, had served as aRead More