January 16th, 2017

News

Local News

  • Claresholm trade show set for later this month

    Stephanie Labbe Southern Alberta Newspapers – Claresholm For more than 10 years, Claresholm has been home to a local trade show. Planning is well underway for its return in January, set for the 27 and 28. “The committee has done a great job of meeting regularly,” says Iqbal Nurmohamed, committee chair. “This has entailed contacting [...] Read More »

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  • Building permits on the rise

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge boosters are looking forward to a landmark status – a population of 100,000. But the city has already reached another key number, with building permits for more than one-third of a billion dollars issued through 2016. Last year’s total, $337.6 million, was a quantum leap from the 2015 tally, [...] Read More »

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  • Colouring book project to assist First Nations

    Stephanie Labbe Southern Alberta Newspapers An all-ages colouring book has been created in the area to help teach people about First Nations, with featured First Nations artists. Creator Diana Frost said she wanted to find a way to reconnect with her indigenous roots. “It was a way for me to help all of us to [...] Read More »

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  • Council gets back to business

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com In honour of Canada’s 150th, the City of Lethbridge is looking to plant 150 trees in city parks on July 1. The initiative will be brought forward at today’s city council meeting. If approved, one grove of 50 trees would be established and commemorated in each of Legacy Park, Henderson [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Prepare for meltdown

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com With a strong Chinook expected to hit the city in the next few days, City of Lethbridge crews are preparing for where all the snow will go once it starts to melt. Worse, the prospect of warm days and colder nights could bring a lot of overnight freezing to turn [...] Read More »

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National News

  • Former Halifax professor sues over explicit photo posted to Twitter

    HALIFAX – A former Halifax professor who resigned after saying he had a sexual relationship with a student has filed a lawsuit over a nude photo of his genitals that was posted to Twitter. Michael Kydd is seeking $1 million in damages from Twitter, CTV’s owner Bell Media, his former employer Mount Saint Vincent University [...] Read More »

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  • ‘I felt exposed,’ alleged victim tells former medic’s court martial hearing

    GATINEAU, Que. – Two women accusing a former military medic of breach of trust told a military tribunal Monday they thought they were being seen by a doctor when he allegedly told them he needed to examine their breasts. There were no introductions when they arrived for what they thought were routine medical checkups prior [...] Read More »

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  • Canada’s party for Trump: Poutine, salmon, and a reduced bill for taxpayers

    WASHINGTON – As the Canadian government prepares its quadrennial U.S. presidential inauguration bash at its embassy on Pennsylvania Avenue, this year’s menu plans include poutine, salmon, beef, tourtiere – and a reduced bill for taxpayers. The government hopes to have companies foot the full cost for this year’s festivities, unlike in 2013, when sponsors covered [...] Read More »

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  • Trudeau visits packed cafes ahead of town hall at Halifax-area arena

    HALIFAX – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau began the East Coast leg of his cross country tour today with visits to several Halifax cafes, where he was greeted by happy owners and a handful of protesters. Trudeau walked around Java Blend Coffee Roasters shaking hands and taking dozens of selfies with shop customers and Liberal Party [...] Read More »

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  • Longtime Toronto nightclub security man among dead in Mexico nightclub shooting

    Tributes are pouring in from friends and colleagues for a longtime Toronto bouncer who died in a shooting attack today at an electronic music festival in Mexico. Kirk Wilson has been identified in several Mexican reports as among those killed at the Blue Parrot nightclub. Longtime friend Neil Forester says Wilson was working security at [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

  • Edmonton police follow slow-moving RV for 2 hours, use helicopter, spike belts

    EDMONTON – Slow and steady may have won the race for the turtle, but it doesn’t really work in police chases. Edmonton police say officers tried to pull over a swerving RV around midnight near 97 Street and 118 Avenue, but it wouldn’t stop. The motorhome kept going, and went through several red lights, at [...] Read More »

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  • Alberta PC leader candidate Jason Kenney challenged on all sides by unity plan

    EDMONTON – The gloves came off at the Alberta Progressive Conservatives leadership debate in Edmonton. Candidate Jason Kenney found himself fending off attacks from the other three candidates who say his plan to merge with the right-leaning Wildrose party is cynical and shortsighted folly. PC legislature member Richard Starke, while not accusing Kenney by name, [...] Read More »

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  • Oilers recall defenceman Jordan Oesterle from AHL Bakersfield

    EDMONTON – The Edmonton Oilers recalled defenceman Jordan Oesterle from the American Hockey League’s Bakersfield Condors on Sunday. Oesterle, 24, has appeared in 23 career NHL games with Edmonton, registering six assists. He has appeared in 18 games with the Condors this season, posting 11 points, including three goals. Oesterle has appeared in 131 career [...] Read More »

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  • Uncharted territory if judge in ‘knees together’ case continues fight for job

    CALGARY – A judge who asked a sex assault complainant why she couldn’t keep her “knees together” could be headed into uncharted territory if he continues to fight for his job. A Canadian Judicial Council committee, which held a public hearing in Calgary in September, found Robin Camp’s apology for his comments during a 2014 [...] Read More »

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  • Police say dead men found in truck in Edmonton were from British Columbia

    Edmonton police say two men from British Columbia have been identified as victims of a drug-related homicide in the city. The bodies of Navdeep Sidhu, 24, and Harman Mangat, 22, were found in a vehicle in southeast Edmonton on Wednesday. Autopsies concluded both men died from multiple gunshot wounds. Edmonton police say it was not [...] Read More »

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World News

  • UK’s May signals EU clean break: no ‘half-in, half-out’

    LONDON – Britain will make a clean break from the European Union and not seek to remain “half-in, half-out,” Prime Minister Theresa May will say Tuesday, disappointing businesses and voters who want the country to stay in the bloc’s single market. In her most detailed speech on the U.K.’s exit strategy, May will promise to [...] Read More »

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  • 88 million tons a year: Auditors decry EU food waste

    BRUSSELS – The sheer waste of food had been bothering teacher Marijke De Jongh for so long that two years ago she set up a pop-up restaurant to serve perfectly good groceries and meat that were approaching their expiry date. With her Rekub team, she followed it up with an app that brings thousands of [...] Read More »

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  • Colombia arrests ex-presidential candidate’s bodyguard

    BOGOTA – Authorities on Monday arrested the former bodyguard of a Colombian presidential candidate shot to death on a crowded airliner more than two decades ago, charging the policemen with being part of the assassination plot. Former rebel leader Carlos Pizarro was killed in 1990 when an assailant opened fire on him during a flight. [...] Read More »

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  • UN chief: Consider sanctions on those thwarting Mali peace

    Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging the U.N. Security Council to consider imposing sanctions on key players in Mali who are obstructing implementation of a 2015 peace agreement if there are no immediate results on the ground. The new U.N. chief said in a report to the council circulated Monday that progress in implementing the peace [...] Read More »

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  • US, Cuban Interior Ministry sign law-enforcement deal

    HAVANA – The Obama administration and Cuba’s Interior Ministry have agreed to share information on international criminal activity such as terrorism, human trafficking and money laundering despite Republican objections to U.S. law-enforcement co-operation with President Raul Castro’s government. The State Department signed the memorandum of understanding Monday with the Cuban Interior Ministry, which is responsible [...] Read More »

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