Saturday, December 20, 2014

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Sports

Habs pay glowing tribute to Koivu

MONTREAL—There was something special in the way that Montreal Canadiens’ fans embraced Saku Koivu.
And the Bell Centre crowd showed it again last night with a standing ovation in a 30-minute pre-game tribute to the former Canadiens’ captain ahead of a game against the Anaheim Ducks.

Business

Ottawa confirms next wireless auction will reserve 60 per cent for new carriers

VANCOUVER — The federal government confirmed Thursday that a forthcoming wireless auction will reserve more than half of the new spectrum for carriers other than the Big Three.

National

‘Santa’ hands out cash

BARNSTABLE, Mass.—A generous mystery man has made the holiday season a little brighter for employees of two Massachusetts coffee shops.
A man wearing a cowboy hat walked into Marylou’s in Hyannis last weekend and handed the worker behind the counter 15 envelopes—each containing a crisp $100 bill.

Technology

Upcoming wireless auction mostly for smaller carriers

VANCOUVER—The federal government confirmed yesterday that a forthcoming wireless auction will reserve more than half of the new spectrum for carriers other than the Big Three.
Industry minister James Moore released the details for the auction of AWS-3 spectrum, or advanced wireless services, which is scheduled to begin March 3.

Health & Wellness

Only third of eligible organ donors identified; 1000s await transplants: report

TORONTO — While thousands of Canadians wait for transplants that could alter or save their lives, many potentially willing organ donors are never identified or don’t make it through the complex donation process, says a report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information released Thursday.

International

Police: dog causes rifle to discharge and injure a 46-year-old man in northern Wyoming

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Police say a rifle discharged after a dog apparently stepped on it, injuring a 46-year-old man in northern Wyoming.
Johnson County Sheriff Steve Kozisek (KAHS’-eh-sec) said Richard L. Fipps, of Sheridan, was struck in the arm by a bullet on Monday.
He says the injury is not life-threatening but Fipps is being treated in a hospital in Billings, Montana.

Science

Pittsburgh firm offers ‘moon mail’ delivery to help fund lunar rover mission in Google contest

PITTSBURGH — An outer-space delivery firm that is working with Carnegie Mellon University to put a privately owned lunar rover on the moon is offering to “mail” personal keepsakes to the moon as a way to help fund the partnership’s rocket launch.

People

In a post-election flurry, Obama testing his powers and setting an activist course

WASHINGTON — With a recent streak of activism, President Barack Obama is shaking up the governing status quo and creating a new normal for his successors.

Life

’Tis the season for togetherness, but some find solace in moments of solitude’Tis the season for togetherness, but some find sol

TORONTO — The holidays are widely seen as a time of togetherness to gather for dinners, cocktail parties, gift exchanges and outdoor activities, yet whether by choice or circumstance, some find solace in moments of solitude during the festive season.