September 23rd, 2014


Local News

  • Murder suspect to make first court appearance Oct. 3

    A man charged with second-degree murder will make his first court appearance next month.Oct. 3 will be when 40-year-old Lucien Maurice Crane Chief, charged in connection with the death of 37-year-old Cynthia Badarm, will come before a judge. Crane Chief, who  has been remanded in custody, was located and arrested last Friday (Sept. 19) without [...] Read More »

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  • Murder trial could be averted

    Lethbridge Herald A Blood Reserve man ordered earlier this year to stand trial for second-degree murder is expected to plead guilty instead, possibly to a lesser charge. On Monday in Court of Queen’s Bench defence lawyer Greg White told the judge a resolution has been reached with the[...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Not a pretty picture

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald From the city’s earliest days, the visual and performing arts have been a valued feature of Lethbridge life. But today many arts groups are facing severe financial constraints, city council heard Monday. Following budget cuts by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, council[...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • ‘It’s not gross but it’s just a little edgier than your Saturday afternoon drive on CBC Radio One’

     Stan AshbeeSouthern Alberta NewspapersComedian, CBC radio referee of the hit program, “The Debaters,” and new dad Steve Patterson believes every day is a new adventure with the arrival of a baby girl.“It’s like house arrest, basically. I can’t go very far yet,” joked Patterson, who brings his 90-minute stand-up comedy[...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Campaign to end torture made a stop in city last night

    Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald Don Wright, the Vancouver based activism coordinator for Amnesty International Canada, delivered a strong message at the University of Lethbridge on Monday night about putting an end to torture. Amnesty International has reported on torture in at least 141 countries during the past[...] Read More »

    12 hours ago

National News

  • Election 2015: Will Harper spring forward or fall back on set date?

    OTTAWA – In exchange for a $25 donation, the Conservative party recently offered its supporters a Stephen Harper calendar “to help count down to election day.” But will they be counting down to Oct. 19, 2015, or some Monday in the spring? When the prime minister will drop the writ is what passes as water-cooler [...] Read More »

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  • Student dies after stabbing at Toronto high school

    TORONTO – Toronto police were hunting for a 17-year-old boy after a 19-year-old was killed in a stabbing at a high school in the city’s northwest end on Tuesday. Officers were called to North Albion Collegiate Institute around 12:45 p.m. with reports of a male student suffering from multiple stab wounds. When authorities arrived, they [...] Read More »

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  • Bored B.C. man seeks mayor’s job as he vows to make politics not so boring

    KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Being bored and unemployed has led a Kamloops, B.C., man to seek the mayor’s job in the upcoming civil election as he plans to stomp out boredom in politics. “I’m bored,” said 30-year-old Ben James, who is known for picking up dirty syringes around a park. “I’ve got nothing else to do [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Afghan officers detained at Canadian border now in U.S. immigration custody

    BOSTON – Three Afghan army officers who were arrested by Canadian border guards as they tried to enter the country on the Rainbow Bridge, in Niagara Falls, Ont., have been placed in U.S. custody. The soldiers vanished Saturday in Massachusetts where they were participating in a military training exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod. U.S. [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Man convicted for his role in Mayerthorpe shootings granted day parole

    BOWDEN, Alta. – A man convicted for his role in the shooting deaths of four Alberta Mounties in Mayerthorpe nine years ago has been granted day parole. Shawn Hennessey dabbed his eyes as the parole board ruled he will only have to stay at a halfway house in the evenings. The board said the 36-year-old [...] Read More »

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