January 24th, 2017

Local Bloggers

The Latest: UK to introduce Brexit legislation ‘within days’

By The Associated Press on January 24th, 2017

LONDON – The Latest on the British Supreme Court ruling on Brexit (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Britain’s Brexit secretary says Prime Minister Theresa May’s government will introduce a bill to Parliament within days after losing a Supreme Court case Tuesday on whether lawmakers need to have a say on Britain’s exit from the European ... Read More »

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Dubai investigates disabled centre over Kim Kardashian visit

By The Associated Press on January 24th, 2017

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A state-owned newspaper in Dubai is reporting that authorities are investigating a centre for the disabled after it hosted and publicized a visit by Kim Kardashian West. A story in Tuesday’s edition of Emarat Al Youm says the investigation focused on Rashid Center for the Disabled not getting prior approval ... Read More »

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Polanski abandons plan to preside over French Oscars

By Angela Charlton, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2017

PARIS – Filmmaker Roman Polanski has abandoned plans to preside over the French equivalent of the Oscars, after protests from France’s women’s rights minister and feminist groups prompted by decades-old U.S. sex charges against him. It’s a surprising setback for the 83-year-old director, a Holocaust survivor who is widely respected in France and whose film ... Read More »

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Toll from Italy avalanche climbs to 15 as hopes diminish

By Pietro Decristofaro And Paolo Santalucia, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2017

FARINDOLA, Italy – Hopes began to fade Tuesday that any more survivors would be found from a devastating avalanche, as the death toll climbed to 15 and rescue crews were hit with another tragedy nearby: reports of a downed helicopter ferrying an injured skier off the slopes. Civil protection officials said they were checking an ... Read More »

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Trump undercuts bipartisan effort with voter fraud claim

By Julie Pace, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2017

WASHINGTON – Even as President Donald Trump starts reaching out to lawmakers and business and union leaders to sell his policies, he’s still making false claims about election fraud. During a bipartisan reception with lawmakers at the White House Monday evening, Trump claimed the reason he’d lost the popular vote to his Democratic rival was ... Read More »

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Palestinian teen’s case casts spotlight on Israel detentions

By Karin Laub And Mohammed Daraghmeh, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2017

SILWAD, Palestinian Territory – High school student Hamza Hamad spent 10 months in an Israeli jail for alleged links to the Islamic militant Hamas group, but was never charged with a crime. The 16-year-old is one of the youngest among thousands of Palestinians who have been held in so-called administrative detention in half a century ... Read More »

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Iraqi forces battle Islamic State in pocket of eastern Mosul

By Mstyslav Chernov And Sinan Salaheddin, The Associated Press on January 24th, 2017

MOSUL, Iraq – Fierce fighting erupted in Mosul on Tuesday as Iraqi forces tried to drive Islamic State militants from one of their last bastions in the eastern half of the city, as aid groups expressed concern for the estimated 750,000 people still in the militant-held west. Hundreds of civilians fled from the northeastern Rashidiya ... Read More »

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Add your input into city spending plans

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 24th, 2017

It’s one of the joys of January. In the warmth of your living room, you can make plans for projects, travel and special events over the year ahead. When should you schedule your holidays? Is this the year to build a new deck? Or to take that dreamed-of vacation in Asia? But more down-to-earth, what ... Read More »

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Police probe BB gun damage to vehicles

By Schnarr, J.W. on January 24th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Police are investigating a string of incidents involving a number of vehicles being damaged after being shot with a BB gun in a number of city neighbourhoods over the weekend. More than a dozen cases of vehicle mischief have been reported to date, with most of the incidents occurring during ... Read More »

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‘I’m here to save someone’s life’

By Schnarr, J.W. on January 24th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A local radio host hoping to provide a life-saving kidney donation to a stranger discovered how small the world can be when that stranger turned out to be an old friend. Shamus Neeson is the midday announcer for B93.3 FM in Lethbridge. Two years ago, he started the journey to ... Read More »

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Canes GM’s openness is something to be appreciated

By Jensen, Randy on January 24th, 2017

In a world of alternative facts and dystopian outlooks, Peter Anholt is an anachronism. Anholt, the general manager of the Lethbridge Hurricanes, is the architect of the team’s 26-15-4-3 record. He blew the team up when he dealt leading scorer Brayden Burke, then did it again at the trade deadline, jettisoning a foundational young player ... Read More »

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