January 23rd, 2017

News

Local News

  • Road closure today on Bridge Drive West

    lethbridge herald The City of Lethbridge is advising motorists there will be a partial road closure scheduled for today along westbound Bridge Drive West for replacement of a street light pole. This partial closure is scheduled from 9 a.m. until approximately 2 p.m. Westbound traffic will be rerouted at the Hwy 3 off ramp. Eastbound [...] Read More »

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  • ‘Project of Heart’ launched in Stavely

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Some Stavely students are learning about the history of residential schools and making connections with the First Nations community as part of a learning project designed to open their eyes to the world around them. On Thursday, Grade 5 and 6 students at Stavely Elementary School launched “Project of Heart” [...] Read More »

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  • Dog, cat owners reminded of needed licences

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com It’s like travel insurance for your family pet. If your dog or cat wanders away, Lethbridge animal control staff will bring it back home. That’s one of the services covered by the city’s animal licensing program – and it’s available for cats as well as dogs. A total of 464 [...] Read More »

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  • Recovery equipment loansa historical Red Cross program

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Great news: Your doctor called, your hip replacement is booked! So it’s only a matter of time until you can enjoy walking in your neighbourhood once again. But wait – where do you borrow the crutches, canes or walker you need to get back on your feet? For many generations, [...] Read More »

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  • Agriculture has place in the classroom

    Stephanie Labbe Southern Alberta Newspapers For almost 32 years, the Classroom Agriculture Program (CAP) has been educating Grade 4 students about where their food comes from and the importance of agriculture. CAP began back in 1985 and consists of agriculture volunteers. Officials are currently seeking more volunteers to assist. Don George, general manager for CAP, [...] Read More »

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National News

  • Long-standing Nova Scotia festival opens competition to all gender identities

    KENTVILLE, N.S. – A Nova Scotia festival that has crowned a queen for more than 80 years is opening up the competition to people of all genders and gender identities. The long-standing Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival says it will accept all candidates as long as they have graduated from high school or an equivalent [...] Read More »

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  • Police officer who shot Newfoundland man resumes testimony at inquiry

    ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The Newfoundland police officer who says Don Dunphy aimed a rifle at him before he shot him three times saw no conflict in sending an email explaining his actions to the lead RCMP investigator. Const. Joe Smyth of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary told an inquiry into the killing that he saw [...] Read More »

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  • Cape Breton park trying to raise money for bear cub found wandering the highway

    WHYCOCOMAGH, N.S. – A wildlife park in Cape Breton says an orphaned bear cub has been nursed back to health, but is still faces an uncertain future. The one-year-old cub dubbed “Little Bear” was brought into Two Rivers Wildlife Park in May after it was found wandering alone on a highway near Whycocomagh, N.S. Weighing [...] Read More »

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  • Three stories in the news today, Jan. 23

    Three stories in the news for Monday, Jan. 23 – – – TRUDEAU CABINET TO MEET WITH KEY MEMBER OF TEAM TRUMP: The new man in the White House will be top of mind as Justin Trudeau and his cabinet huddle in Calgary for the next three days. The prime minister enjoyed a largely simpatico [...] Read More »

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  • Verdict expected for Calgary mother who treated sick son holistically

    CALGARY – A woman who treated her son with holistic remedies including dandelion tea and oil of oregano before he died of a strep infection is expected to learn her fate today. Tamara Lovett, 48, is accused of failing to provide the necessaries of life and with criminal negligence causing death. Her seven-year-old son Ryan [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

  • WHL Roundup: Hagel, Zablocki have big nights to lead Rebels over Royals

    RED DEER, Alta. – Brandon Hagel had two goals and four assists and Lane Zablocki added a hat trick and an assist as the Red Deer Rebels downed the Victoria Royals 6-2 on Saturday night in Western Hockey League action. Adam Musil rounded out the attack and Michael Spacek tacked on five helpers for Red [...] Read More »

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  • WHL Roundup: Matthew Phillips’ big night leads Royals over Hitmen

    CALGARY – Matthew Phillips had three goals and an assist and Vladimir Bobylev scored once and set up three more as the Victoria Royals toppled the Calgary Hitmen 7-2 on Friday in Western Hockey League action. Regan Nagy, Chaz Reddekopp and Ralph Jarratt also scored as the Royals (26-18-4) built up a 4-0 lead en [...] Read More »

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  • Alberta woman charged in crash that killed woman, 2 kids, in northern Alberta

    DRIFTPILE, Alta. – A 58-year-old Alberta woman has been charged in a crash that killed a mother and her two children in May. Mounties say an SUV struck a car on a bridge on Highway 2 near the Driftpile First Nation before also hitting a van, which caught fire. Bertha Giroux, 36, and her two [...] Read More »

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  • Alberta to expand Castle area parks, phase out off-highway vehicles

    PINCHER CREEK, Alta. – Alberta is announcing final boundaries for a pair of protected areas in southwestern Alberta and is moving to phase out off-highway vehicles in the region. Premier Rachel Notley has announced the Castle Wildland Provincial Park and the new Castle Provincial Park will preserve 103,000 hectares of mountains and foothills. Notley says [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • One dead, one injured in highrise fire in downtown Edmonton apartment

    EDMONTON – One person has died and another was injured after fire tore through an apartment building in downtown Edmonton. Witness Fred Williams said he saw someone small pounding on a window and screaming for help on the seventh floor of a highrise on Jasper Avenue. A short time later, several fire crews were at [...] Read More »

    3 days ago

World News

  • Italy crews find 3 puppies alive under avalanche-hit hotel

    FARINDOLA, Italy – Rescue crews say they have found three puppies alive in the rubble of an Italian mountain hotel slammed by an avalanche. Firefighter spokesman Fabio German said the discovery signals that there are still chances of finding some of the 23 people still buried under the snow alive. Emergency crews have held out [...] Read More »

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  • Questions arise over Italy’s response to snow-hit hotel

    FARINDOLA, Italy – Questions intensified Monday into whether Italian authorities underestimated the risks facing a snowbound mountain hotel hours before an avalanche hit, as rescue crews weighed using heavy equipment to try to reach 23 people in the hotel who are still buried under the snow. Five days after up to 60,000 tons of snow, [...] Read More »

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  • Former employee who took Vienna tram for joyride apprehended

    Vienna public transit authorities have found the man who went for a joyride with a Vienna street car. But they still don’t know why. The Vienna Lines transport authority says the culprit is a former employee who was dismissed some time ago. And police spokeswoman Irina Steirer says the 36-year-old has confessed to nabbing the [...] Read More »

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  • Samsung says batteries caused Note 7 fires, delays new phone

    SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – Samsung Electronics says flaws in the design and production of batteries used in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, not its hardware or software, made it prone to catch fire. Samsung said Monday that it was responsible for not ensuring the design specifications given to its suppliers were failsafe but believed [...] Read More »

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  • 19 die amid apparent winter tornadoes, other storms in South

    ADEL, Ga. – A vast storm system that kicked up apparent tornadoes, shredded mobile homes and left other destruction scattered around the Southeast has claimed at least 19 lives during its two-day assault on the region. Authorities said Monday at least 15 deaths occurred in south Georgia alone, including seven from an apparent winter twister [...] Read More »

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