January 20th, 2018

News

Local News

  • Why make 2018 all about play?

    Vicki Hazelwood LETHBRIDGE EARLY YEARS COALITION Lethbridge Early Years Coalition is starting this new year with a focus on play. Why? Because play matters! Play not only serves as a powerful learning tool for young children, it also helps relieve stress, spark creativity and strengthens social bonds. Play obviously looks different at different ages, but [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Final Ecycle Drive for Lethbridge Community Network

    Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com The fifth – and final – Lethbridge Community Network Ecycle Drive wraps up on Sunday. LCN has been operating since 2003 with a mandate to provide public access to computers, education and information technology. But it appears as though that is no longer an option, as the private company is [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Work begins on downtown ‘park ‘n’ ride transit terminal

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Work has begun on the city’s $17-million downtown “park ‘n’ ride” transit terminal. But before the 5 Avenue South facility begins rising to three storeys, contractors will start drilling down. The first underground work, officials say, will be drilling a test pile. Project manager Ric Johnston says the pile will [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Drug-smuggling case adjourned

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The case against a husband and wife accused of trying to smuggle into Alberta the largest shipment of cocaine in the province’s history won’t be back in court for another month. The matter was in Lethbridge provincial court Friday where an agent for Calgary lawyers Kim Ross and Michael Oykhman [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Drugs, gun seized from home

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Police have taken an SKS rifle and a quantity of cocaine and cash off the streets after the arrest of a suspected local drug dealer following an investigation by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team. The drugs and firearm were seized from a north Lethbridge home on Jan. 17 by [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago

National News

  • Women march a year after Trump inauguration with renewed calls for equality

    Thousands of Canadian women looked to the future while acknowledging the past on Saturday as they took to the streets for a second co-ordinated round of protest marches. The scenes in at least 38 communities coast to coast were reminiscent of the women’s marches that sprang up around the globe a year ago this weekend [...] Read More »

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  • Women’s marches underway in Canadian cities, a year after Trump inauguration

    Women are gathering in dozens of communities across the country today to continue a movement that started a year ago when Donald Trump was inaugurated as U.S. president. Organizers say they feel a sense of momentum they could not have predicted when they first took to the streets last January. At that time, more than [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • P.E.I. legion to apologize after Sikh man reportedly asked to remove headdress

    TIGNISH, P.E.I. – The president of a P.E.I. branch of the Royal Canadian Legion is expected to apologize after a Sikh man was reportedly asked to remove his religious head covering and heckled with racist remarks. Jaswinder Singh Dhaliwal told the Charlottetown Guardian that he was playing pool with friends at the legion in Tignish [...] Read More »

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  • Two Canadians, two Americans abducted in Nigeria are freed

    YOLA, Nigeria – Two Canadians and two Americans who were kidnapped in Nigeria’s north-central Kaduna state on Tuesday have been freed and are in good condition, police said Saturday. Police and a special anti-kidnapping squad rescued the foreigners in the Kagarko local government area Friday night after a massive manhunt, state police commissioner Agyole Abeh [...] Read More »

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  • Women’s marches planned for Canadian cities today, a year after Trump inauguration

    Dozens of communities across Canada will host women’s marches today, a year after the historic rallies that coincided with Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. president. Organizers say they feel a sense of momentum they could not have predicted when they first took to the streets a year ago. At that time, more than half a [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

  • Rachel Homan, Allison Flaxey lead way into quarterfinals at GSOC Canadian Open

    CAMROSE, Alta. – Ottawa’s Rachel Homan is one step closer to her second Canadian Open title. The reigning world champion and Canada’s women’s skip for the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics has qualified for the quarterfinals at the fourth Grand Slam of Curling event of the season through the A-bracket with a perfect 3-0 record. Homan’s rink, [...] Read More »

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  • Albertans rescue 7 abandoned dogs found on rural property in west Saskatchewan

    CALGARY – Seven dogs that were found abandoned on a rural property in western Saskatchewan are recovering at animal facilities in the Calgary area. The Northwest Canadian Greyhound League says volunteers drove to the property on Sunday to rescue the dogs. The animals included five greyhounds, a beagle and a German shepherd-cross. A neighbour who [...] Read More »

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  • Alberta to review program that helps people with developmental disabilities

    EDMONTON – Alberta has launched a review of a program that helps people with developmental disabilities. The government says it wants to improve the system and will seek input from people receiving assistance, their families and staff. The Persons with Developmental Disabilities program includes services that help people live at home, get job training and [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Alberta expands cancer compensation aid and benefits for firefighters

    CALGARY – Alberta is expanding benefits for firefighters facing heightened cancer risks on the job. Premier Rachel Notley says firefighters who get ovarian and cervical cancer will now receive workers’ compensation benefits and supports, making Alberta the leader in Canada on that front. The minimum exposure period will be 10 years for those cancers. The [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Suspects in custody, others sought, after gunfire rocks central Alberta city

    RED DEER, Alta. – RCMP have two people in custody and are looking for two or three more, including some who may be wounded, after what they call a targeted shooting in Red Deer, Alberta. The gunfire happened at an apartment block in the city’s north-central Riverside Meadows neighbourhood around 10:30 Thursday evening. Police say [...] Read More »

    1 day ago

World News

  • GOP, Democrats show no sign of retreat on shutdown’s 1st day

    WASHINGTON – Republicans and Democrats showed no signs of ending their standoff over immigration and spending Saturday as Americans awoke to the first day of a government shutdown and Congress staged a weekend session to show voters it was trying to resolve the stalemate. The closure of many government agencies was a striking display of [...] Read More »

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  • Trump tweets about women’s marches as protesters gather

    NEW YORK – President Donald Trump tweeted that it was a “perfect day” for women to march to celebrate the “economic success and wealth creation” that’s happened during his first year in office – while women across the nation rallied against him and his policies. “Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and [...] Read More »

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  • Missouri governor: ‘no blackmail,’ ‘no violence’ in affair

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In his first interview since acknowledging an extramarital affair, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said Saturday that there was “no blackmail” and “no threat of violence” by him in what he described as a months-long “consensual relationship” with his former hairdresser. Greitens told The Associated Press that he has no plans to [...] Read More »

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  • Gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Afghan capital Kabul

    KABUL – An Afghan official says that a group of gunmen have attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital Kabul. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish confirmed Saturday that the hotel came under attack at around 9 p.m. local time, but could not provide additional details. Afghan Special Forces arrived at the hotel in response to [...] Read More »

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  • GOP, Dems show no sign of retreat as in shutdown’s first day

    WASHINGTON – Republicans and Democrats showed no signs of ending their standoff over immigration and spending Saturday as Americans awoke to the first day of a government shutdown and Congress staged a weekend session to show voters it was trying to resolve the stalemate. The closure of many government agencies was a striking display of [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago