March 28th, 2015

News

Local News

  • Science fair continues today at U of L

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Young scientists are the stars this weekend at the University of Lethbridge. The Southern Alberta Technology Council (SATC) and the University of Lethbridge are presenting SCI-FUSION 2015: The Lethbridge Regional Science Fair and Science Olympics, which began Friday and continues today on campus, on the[...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Vauxhall has similar concerns about gatherings

    J.W. Schnarr Southern Alberta Newspapers – Vauxhall The widely publicized issue surrounding Mennonite youth isn’t isolated to Taber. Vauxhall is also taking issue with large gatherings of Mennonite youth, disturbances, disregard for the law – and the failure of authorities to do something about it. During their regular[...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Mennonites want to be part of the community

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald -TABER mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com “Let’s not paint them all with the same brush.” With all the national attention around recent town bylaws in Taber and other small communities, it seems many are eager to classify the Low-German speaking Mennonite community. However, members of the community[...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Men facing drug charges make first appearance

    lethbridge herald Three Lethbridge men charged in connection with a drug bust in February made a brief appearance Friday in Lethbridge provincial court, but simply had their matters adjourned to next month. Grant Lamane, 24, Lawrence Kreutz, 21, and William Paksi, 23, are charged with a total of[...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Man sentenced to 3 years for series of break-ins

    lethbridge herald Jonathon William Cohen didn’t enjoy his freedom for very long. The 35-year-old Lethbridge man had only been released from jail Feb. 10 when he found himself back in custody a month later. Cohen, 36, broke into eight homes in March, three of them in one day[...] Read More »

    8 hours ago

National News

  • Harper’s anti-niqab rhetoric helps terrorist recruiters: philosopher Taylor

    OTTAWA – Philosopher Charles Taylor says Prime Minister Stephen Harper is playing into the hands of terrorist recruiters with inflammatory comments about the face-covering veil worn by some Muslim women. Taylor, who co-chaired Quebec’s 2007 commission on reasonable accommodation of cultural and religious minorities, says Harper is fuelling anti-Muslim sentiment. Taylor says that makes Muslims [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Wintry weekend expected for Atlantic Canada, warnings issued for Newfoundland

    HALIFAX – Environment Canada says parts of the Atlantic region are in for another dose of winter weather this weekend. Warnings for heavy snow and freezing rain have been issued for eastern Newfoundland on Saturday. Up to 20 cm of snow is expected to fall in some parts of the province by Sunday morning. In [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Mandatory and costly meal plans often fail to satisfy, student leaders say

    ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A social media eruption this week over raw meat and mouldy food at Memorial University of Newfoundland highlights growing frustration across Canada with mandatory meal plans, say student leaders. “There’s certainly a trend with privatized food services on campus not meeting the needs and requirements of the campus community,” said Bilan [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Boy, 10, dead, mother critical, 3 other children serious after Toronto fire

    TORONTO – A 10-year-old boy has died and his mother is in critical condition after a townhouse fire in east Toronto this morning. Police say three other children are in less serious condition. The home was reportedly engulfed in flames when fire crews arrived just before six o’clock. The fire has been extinguished. Toronto Fire [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Woman, four children injured in townhouse fire in Toronto’s east end

    TORONTO – A woman and four children have been injured in a townhouse fire in Toronto’s east end. Paramedics say the five were pulled from the Scarborough residence early this morning. The woman and one of the children are reported to be in critical condition – the three other children in serious condition. The home [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago

Provincial News

  • Alberta’s Opposition Wildrose party to name new leader

    CALGARY – Alberta’s Wildrose Opposition is to reveal the name of its new leader today, but at least one political scientist is suggesting a new face might not help a party decimated just four months ago by a mass exodus. The party was reduced to a five-seat rump in December when leader Danielle Smith and [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Skier in hospital after mountain ridge collapse, avalanche in Alberta Rockies

    BANFF, Alta. – A rescue crew has found a skier who fell 550 metres in Banff National Park. Parks Canada spokeswoman Tania Peters says the man went onto a ridge outside the Sunshine Village boundary on Goat’s Eye mountain. Peters says a ledge he was standing on collapsed, which then triggered an avalanche. Rescuers later [...] Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Prentice promises to not waver on tough-love budget plan to fix Alberta economy

    EDMONTON – Premier Jim Prentice says Albertans can trust him not to waver from his promise to follow through and fix the broken foundations of Alberta’s economy. Prentice says those who know him know he has a reputation for getting things done and that he does what he says. He says that’s the case this [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Alberta motorcyclist clocked doing 246 kilometres an hour on highway

    BANFF, Alta. – The new “Fast and Furious”Âť movie is coming out, but it seems RCMP west of Calgary got a preview of what might be in that flick. Officers say they clocked a motorcyclist going 246km/h on the Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park on Thursday afternoon. The speed limit in the area is [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Head of Alberta unit that investigates police shootings tries to reassure public

    EDMONTON – The head of a unit that investigates police in Alberta is trying to reassure people following three officer-involved shootings in the past 10 days. Susan Hughson, executive director of the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, says her staff is doing a good job despite a growing number of cases. Team investigators are reviewing [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

World News