Jets acquire defenceman Nate Schmidt from Canucks

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Nate Schmidt (88) fights for control of the puck with Edmonton Oilers right wing Josh Archibald (15) during first period NHL action in Vancouver, Thursday, February 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward Vancouver Canucks defenceman Nate Schmidt (88) fights for control of the puck with Edmonton Oilers right wing Josh Archibald (15) during first period NHL action in Vancouver, Thursday, February 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

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German vote nearly even for Merkel's bloc, Social Democrats

Germany's centre-left Social Democrats were locked in a very close race Sunday with outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel's bloc in the country's parliamentary election, a vote that will determine who succeeds the long-time leader after 16 years in power, exit polls showed. Officials from both parties said they hope to lead the next government.