February 23rd, 2018

News

Local News

  • CANstruction returning March 1

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD It’s a “can you top this?” event with an emphasis on “can.” The 2018 edition of CANstruction is set to return to Centre Village Mall to help supply local food banks. The event challenges participating teams to use canned goods to create elaborate sculptures which will be evaluated by a panel of judges. [...] Read More »

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  • Lethbridge youth take a stand

    Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com Youth gathered at the Galt Museum on Wednesday to share a united message – ” I Stand Against – Mental Health Stigmas.” The “I Stand Against” (ISA) campaign started five years ago by the Boys and Girls Club of Lethbridge. Initially, it was a simple social media campaign but has [...] Read More »

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  • Aggravated assault suspect nearly dies in custody

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A man charged with aggravated assault in connection with a stabbing last month has come close to dying while he’s in custody. Jonathan Travis Holy White man was to appear in Lethbridge provincial court Thursday, but was unable to after he had “flat-lined” twice at the jail where he has [...] Read More »

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  • Woman facing several charges granted bail

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A woman charged following a police bust last month at a southside home has been released from custody, but her freedom is not without some restrictions. Chantelle Joyce Pantherbone was released Thursday on $2,000 no-cash bail and several conditions, including one that requires her to obey a curfew between 9 [...] Read More »

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  • Date set in weapons case

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 28-year-old man facing several weapon-related charges won’t be back in court until next month. Brandon Michael Coster-Tarcon attended at the Case Management Office at the Lethbridge Courthouse Wednesday, where he scheduled his next court appearance for March 14. The Case Management office allows people accused of certain offences to [...] Read More »

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National News

  • Those who misuse religion to divide will not be tolerated, says Indian PM Modi

    NEW DELHI – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he and Justin Trudeau agreed to fight terrorism and those who misuse religion to divide people following a bilateral meeting between the two in New Delhi this morning. Modi rolled out reams of red carpet and a horse honour guard and threw his arms around the [...] Read More »

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  • In the news today, Feb. 23

    Six stories in the news for Friday, Feb. 23 – – – SYSTEM FAILED TINA FONTAINE, SAY INDIGENOUS LEADERS A walk will be held in Winnipeg today to honour Tina Fontaine, a day after the man accused of killing her was found not guilty. A jury acquitted Raymond Cormier, 56, of second-degree murder after 11 [...] Read More »

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  • ‘All of us should be ashamed’: Calls for change after jury finds Raymond Cormier not guilty

    WINNIPEG – Supporters of Tina Fontaine plan to hold a walk in Winnipeg today to honour the girl a day after the man accused of killing her was found not guilty. A jury acquitted Raymond Cormier, 56, of second-degree murder after 11 hours of deliberation. The verdict was met with anger and sadness by Indigenous [...] Read More »

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  • The teacher, teacher’s aide and teen brothers who died in La Loche shooting

    LA LOCHE, Sask. – Four people were killed and seven wounded in a mass shooting at a school and a home in the northern Saskatchewan community of La Loche on Jan. 22, 2016. A student, who was 17 at the time, pleaded guilty and a judge is to decide today if he should be sentenced [...] Read More »

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  • Sentencing decision expected in La Loche high school shooting

    LA LOCHE, Sask. – A provincial court judge is expected to decide today whether a young man who shot and killed four people at a school and a home in northern Saskatchewan should be sentenced as an adult or a youth. Judge Janet McIvor has been considering all the testimony and evidence that was presented [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

  • Alberta government backs off plans to close popular fishing rivers

    EDMONTON – The Alberta government is backing away from a proposal to close several popular fishing rivers over concerns about stocks of native trout. Environment Minister Shannon Phillips says she wasn’t convinced the science was strong enough to ban angling on the Ram, Clearwater, Kakwa and North Saskatchewan rivers. Department officials had suggested at public [...] Read More »

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  • Alberta spent $2.7B in failed bid to cut classroom sizes: auditor

    EDMONTON – Alberta’s auditor general says the province has spent $2.7 billion over the last 14 years in a failed attempt to reduce classroom sizes. Merwan Saher says in his latest report that the Education Department has not effectively overseen and directed the program. He says the money was supposed to be used to hire [...] Read More »

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  • Edmonton mom charged with killing daughter suffers from mental illness: lawyer

    EDMONTON – The lawyer for an Edmonton mother accused of killing her daughter has told court she should not be held criminally responsible for the crime. Christine Longridge has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and a weapons charge. Rachael Longridge, who was 21, was found in December 2016 with severe sharp forced injuries. According [...] Read More »

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  • Alberta anglers fear stream closures coming, blame industry, recreation

    EDMONTON – Some Alberta anglers are worried that the province will ban fishing in a number of popular rivers over fears of declining fish stocks. They say they’re being scapegoated over the government’s failure to deal with the effects on rivers of heavy industrial and recreational use. Jordan Pinkster of the Alberta Backcountry Hunters and [...] Read More »

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  • Eskimos sign full back Normand, wide reciever Kohlert, linebacker Kose

    EDMONTON – The Edmonton Eskimos signed three new players today, including Canadian fullback Christophe Normand and wide receiver Rory Kohlert. The team also signed linebacker Jeremiah Kose, who spent time on the Eskimos practice roster last season. Normand joins the Eskimos after spending the last three seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He racked up [...] Read More »

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World News

  • UNICEF official resigns after allegations made

    LONDON – A senior official at the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said Thursday he resigned after allegations of inappropriate behaviour during an earlier stint at Save The Children because of “the danger” of damaging both organizations. Deputy executive director Justin Forsyth, who joined UNICEF in 2016, had been investigated at Save the Children UK, where [...] Read More »

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  • Trump says raise age for buying assault rifles, defying NRA

    WASHINGTON – The nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21, President Donald Trump declared Thursday, defying his loyal supporters in the National Rifle Association amid America’s public reckoning over gun violence. He also pushed hard for arming security guards and many teachers in U.S. schools. “There’s nothing more important [...] Read More »

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  • Texas governor accepts recommendation, spares inmate

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday spared the life of a convicted killer shortly before the man’s scheduled execution for masterminding the fatal shootings of his mother and brother. In sparing the life of Thomas “Bart” Whitaker, Abbott accepted the state parole board’s rare clemency recommendation. Whitaker’s father, Kent, also was shot [...] Read More »

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  • Led by Gigi Hadid, next-gen supermodels fill Milan runways

    MILAN – The next generation of supermodels was out in force on the second day of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday. Gigi Hadid, sister Bella Hadid and Kaia Gerber walked for Max Mara and Fendi as Milan designers came up with looks for the power woman – giving expression to a movement of women showing [...] Read More »

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  • Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The armed officer on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people never went inside to engage the gunman and has been placed under investigation, police announced Thursday. The Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by a gunman armed with an AR-15 style assault rifle has [...] Read More »

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