February 19th, 2017

News

Local News

  • Canadian chambers aim for more competitiveness

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Chambers of Commerce across Canada have come up with a list of key opportunities to grow the country’s economy. The list, titled, “Ten Ways to Build a Canada That Wins,” features key opportunities for the country to regain competitiveness, improve productivity, and grow the economy. It was developed in part [...] Read More »

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  • Two charged after Taber flashlight attack

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A Taber husband and wife have been charged after a Taber man was seriously injured in an attack with a flashlight early Thursday morning. At about 4:30 a.m., Taber Police Service responded to complaints of a disturbance to the 5000 block of 56 Avenue. The callers reported multiple assailants attacking [...] Read More »

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  • Family violence rates in Alberta among highest

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Alberta still has some of the highest rates intimate partner violence and violence against seniors in the country, according to a new survey released by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics. On Thursday, CCJS released their report, “Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2015” as part of the Federal [...] Read More »

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  • Show documents diversity of Nova Scotia art

    Halifax art college became model of advanced education Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com From the western provinces, Nova Scotia may be known best for its music. But it’s also noted for its visual art as an exhibition at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery can attest. And its highly regarded art college – now a degree-granted [...] Read More »

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  • Plenty of activitiesfor Family Day here

    City residents have a smorgasbord to choose from Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com For those looking for something to do with the extra day off Monday, there are plenty of options in and around Lethbridge. For Family Day, the University of Lethbridge’s sixth annual Play Day will run at 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport [...] Read More »

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National News

Provincial News

  • Corey Small’s eight-point effort leads Stealth over Roughnecks 13-10

    CALGARY – Corey Small had four goals and eight points and Logan Schuss scored four times and added two assists as the Vancouver Stealth beat the Calgary Roughnecks 13-10 on Saturday in National Lacrosse League action. Jordan Durston struck twice for the Stealth (3-5), who also got goals from Matt Beers, Rhys Duch and Ryan [...] Read More »

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  • Man sentenced to life for deaths of couple and grandchild assaulted in jail

    CALGARY – A man sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars for the murder of a Calgary couple and their grandson has been assaulted in jail, according to his lawyer. Kim Ross says his client Douglas Garland was attacked Friday night in the Calgary Remand Centre where he is awaiting transfer to [...] Read More »

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  • Calgary Stampeders re-sign fullback Rob Cote to a contract

    CALGARY – The Calgary Stampeders signed fullback Rob Cote to a contract Saturday. The 30-year-old Calgary native joined the club in 2007 and is the longest-serving Stampeder on the current roster. “Rob is one of the true leaders of our team,” Stampeders head coach Dave Dickenson said in a release. “He had another strong season [...] Read More »

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  • Parks Canada issues special avalanche warning for Rocky Mountain national parks

    BANFF, Alta. – Parks Canada has issued a special avalanche warning for the Rocky Mountain national parks. The warning is aimed at people who plan to ski or snowboard out of bounds in Jasper, Banff, Yoho, and Kootenay national parks over the next few days. It also applies to backcountry skiers. Parks Canada says there [...] Read More »

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  • Alberta Sheriffs Branch employee suffers gunshot wound at Edmonton courthouse

    EDMONTON – Police are investigating after an employee of the Alberta Sheriffs Branch suffered a gunshot wound at a non-public area of the Edmonton courthouse. Investigators say a gun discharged in a locked armoury room and the shooting was not criminal. The man was treated at the scene and transported to hospital with serious injuries. [...] Read More »

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World News

  • Iran dismisses new US pressure, calls for ‘mutual respect’

    MUNICH – Iran’s foreign minister is brushing aside new pressure from the United States, declaring that his country is “unmoved by threats” but responds well to respect. President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran, the U.S. and five other world powers. His administration said Iran was “on notice” over a [...] Read More »

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  • Malaysia searches for 4 N. Korean suspects who left country

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Investigators are looking for four North Korean men who flew out of Malaysia the same day Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler’s outcast half brother, was apparently poisoned at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian police said Sunday. Since Kim’s death last week, authorities have been trying to piece together [...] Read More »

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  • Malaysia searching for 4 N. Korean suspects who left country

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysia’s senior police official says they are looking for four more North Korean suspects who had left the country the same day the North Korean leader’s brother died after being attacked at the airport. Malaysia’s deputy national police chief Noor Rashid Ibrahim identified all four at a news conference on Sunday. [...] Read More »

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  • Iraqi forces launch push to retake western Mosul from IS

    BAGHDAD – Iraqi forces have launched an operation to retake the western half of Mosul from the Islamic State group. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of the operation early Sunday morning on state television, saying government forces were moving to “liberate the people of Mosul from Daesh oppression forever”, using the Arabic [...] Read More »

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  • Trump rallies supporters by renewing old promises, insults

    MELBOURNE, Fla. – Just four weeks into his administration, President Donald Trump appeared at a campaign rally that mirrored the months leading up to Election Day, complete with promises to repeal the health care law, insults for the news media and a playlist highlighted by the Rolling Stones. “I want to be among my friends [...] Read More »

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