September 30th, 2016

News

Local News

  • Lethbridge to host Inclusion Conference

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD The Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination (CMARD), in collaboration with community partners and Beyond Your Front Door neighbourhood initiative, is hosting Inclusion Conference 2016: Building Inclusive Neighbourhoods in a Changing World, Sunday through Tuesday in Lethbridge. Lethbridge is a leader in inclusive community work, and during this conference participants will have [...] Read More »

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  • Man pleads guilty to assault, theft

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com One of three men charged in connection to a crime spree across two provinces during the summer has been sent to jail after pleading guilty to several unrelated offences. James Maxwell Andrew Moczo pleaded guilty Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court to two counts of breaching probation and single counts of [...] Read More »

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  • Company offering 300-word creative writing contest

    Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com Paul Butler can tell by the first 300 words whether or not he’ll continue reading a book. He’s the owner of HB Creativity, a company that offers creative writing workshops online and offline and for the past four years, he’s been hosting the “Instant Hook Competition.” “I really wanted to [...] Read More »

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  • Rehab program marks 10 years

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A 10-year anniversary deserves a PARP-y. The Post Acute Rehabilitation Program marked 10 years at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Thursday with a number of speakers, a blessing and refreshments. PARP is a premier intensive in-patient rehab program originally founded in the 1990s at St. Michael’s Hospital. It was then [...] Read More »

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  • Resolution sought in sexual assault case

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The case against a 37-year-old university professor charged with sexual assault has been adjourned again, but it may be almost over. During a brief hearing Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court, the Crown said the charge against Nicholas Paul Hanson could be resolved pending discussions with his lawyer, Willie deWitt of [...] Read More »

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National News

  • A look at where the royals are going Friday

    VICTORIA – Here are details for Friday of the royal tour by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge: – Prince William and Kate travel to Haida Gwaii. – The couple visits the Haida Heritage Centre and Museum. – The duke and duchess tour the new state-of-the-art Haida Gwaii Hospital and Health Centre, visit with patients [...] Read More »

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  • Prime Minister Trudeau leads Canadian delegation in Israel for Peres funeral

    TEL AVIV, Israel – A Canadian delegation headed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived in Israel for the state funeral of Shimon Peres, the former Israeli president and prime minister. Trudeau was joined by former prime minister Jean Chretien, Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion and interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose. Also in tow was [...] Read More »

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  • Nothing to see here, says Philpott, but Quebec lands blows over health costs

    OTTAWA – Anyone who showed up to watch a federal cabinet minister battle it out with her Quebec counterpart over health care funding negotiations would leave disappointed, warned Health Minister Jane Philpott. That turned out to be wishful thinking. Quebec’s Gaetan Barrette and Philpott delivered conflicting visions of health care’s future Thursday,underscoring a growing dispute [...] Read More »

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  • ‘Grave sin:’ Bishops issue guidelines to refuse funerals in assisted deaths

    EDMONTON – Guidelines from the Catholic Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories say priests should refuse funerals for some people who choose assisted suicide. The document describes how physician-assisted death is a “grave sin” and contradicts the teachings of the Catholic church. It says priests should weigh the circumstances of each funeral request, but [...] Read More »

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  • Canada is conducting small operations in Africa

    OTTAWA – While the Liberal government is looking at joining UN peacekeeping missions in Africa and the Canadian Forces are finalizing plans to support French counter-terrorism efforts there with transport aircraft, Canada isn’t absent from the continent. Here’s a list of some activities currently underway. Peacekeeping: – Ten military officers are attached to the UN [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

  • More instances of whirling disease reported in Banff National Park

    BANFF, Alta. – There’s been a spread of whirling disease in Alberta. According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, it has been detected in six more locations near Banff National Park, including in the Bow River by Tunnel Mountain. It was first detected in Johnson Lake in late August. Although whirling disease poses no risk [...] Read More »

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  • Two more candidates join Alberta PC leadership race, reject Wildrose merger

    EDMONTON – Two more candidates have launched campaigns to lead Alberta’s Progressive Conservatives. Both Richard Starke and Donna Kennedy-Glans say their goal is to rebuild the party, not merge it with the Opposition Wildrose. There are now four candidates running for the leadership, including Calgary lawyer Byron Nelson and former Conservative MP Jason Kenney. Kenney [...] Read More »

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  • Group of bishops issue guidelines that refuse funerals in assisted death cases

    EDMONTON – The Catholic Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories have issued guidelines that say priests should refuse funerals for some people who have assisted suicide. The document calls physician-assisted death a “grave sin” that contradicts the teachings of the Catholic church. It says priests should weigh the circumstances of each funeral request, but [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Murder charge laid after Calgary inmate dies from alleged beating

    CALGARY – A murder charge has been laid in the alleged beating death of a man at the Calgary Remand Centre. Emergency medical crews were called Sept. 9 when inmate Alvin Clifford Chiniquay was found in medical distress. Paramedics managed to resuscitate the 40-year-old prisoner before he was taken to hospital, but he died two [...] Read More »

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  • Edmonton man linked to bar scene accused of sexually assaulting young women

    EDMONTON – An Edmonton man who worked in the city’s bar scene is accused of attacking 17 young women, including 15 charges of sexual assault. In August, police charged Matthew McKnight, 29, with sexual assault causing bodily harm, two counts of sexual assault and one count of unlawful confinement. Police said two women and a [...] Read More »

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World News

  • Clinton’s ‘nasty’ Trump ads are mostly his own words

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton is making “nasty” ads about him. Most of Clinton’s commercials about Trump, though, merely include clips of him speaking. Her campaign seems to have concluded that Trump is his own worst enemy. The most frequently used Clinton advertisements about Trump have a common theme: They show regular people, [...] Read More »

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  • Polish explorer says he found deepest underwater cave

    WARSAW, Poland – A Polish explorer says he and his team have discovered the world’s deepest underwater cave, 404 metres (1,325 feet) down, near the eastern Czech town of Hranice. Krzysztof Starnawski told The Associated Press Friday he felt like a “Columbus of the 21th century” to have made the discovery. Starnawski found the cave [...] Read More »

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  • The Latest: Clinton: Peres was Israel’s ‘biggest dreamer’

    JERUSALEM – The Latest on the funeral of Israel’s former President Shimon Peres (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton says Shimon Peres was Israel’s “biggest dreamer.” In a eulogy to the former Israeli president in Jerusalem Friday, Clinton calls Peres a “wise champion of our common humanity.” Clinton describes a meeting [...] Read More »

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  • The Latest: Israeli president lauds Peres as ‘man of deeds’

    JERUSALEM – The Latest on the funeral of Israel’s former President Shimon Peres (all times local): 9:55 a.m. Israel’s president, Reuven Rivlin, has praised Shimon Peres as a “man of deeds.” Addressing Peres’ funeral in Jerusalem on Friday, Rivlin says he was speaking “as one president to another.” Rivlin says to Peres “you were not [...] Read More »

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  • Lawyer: Jury should hear about cop’s ‘auditory exclusion’

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A lawyer for a white Oklahoma police officer charged in an unarmed black man’s death said she was so hyper-focused on the situation that she didn’t hear other officers arrive on the scene or even the deadly gunshot she fired. Tulsa officer Betty Shelby, who is expected to plead not guilty to [...] Read More »

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