May 28th, 2016

News

Local News

  • Birds of Prey Centreco-founder dies in England

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com The co-founder of Coaldale’s famous Birds of Prey Centre has died in England. Wendy Slaytor, who became an expert falconer in Britain before coming to Alberta in the early 1980s, was 83. After meeting Colin Weir – and with the support of local[...] Read More »

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  • Coaldale Custom Cruisers Show and Shine set for Sunday

    Stan Ashbee Southern Alberta Newspapers – COALDALE Coaldale Custom Cruisers kick off the classic and not-so-classic car show circuit on Sunday in the bowl of R.I. Baker Middle School in Coaldale with the club’s 15th annual Show and Shine. Club president Gary Klassen said last year’s show was[...] Read More »

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  • Soar Emerging Artist Festival begins Wednesday

    If it’s June, it’s festival month in Lethbridge. Southern Albertans are familiar with the city’s famous Dragonboat Festival, of course, but there’s more! And starting Wednesday, it’s this year’s edition of the Soar Emerging Artist Festival, a five-day “multi-disciplinary festival of new works.” Promoted by the Allied Arts[...] Read More »

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  • Mock disaster set for Tuesday

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge residents don’t need to be alarmed on Tuesday. Lethbridge Fire/EMS and the Lethbridge Police Service are joining with Lethbridge RCMP, as well as emergency responders from more than two dozen other agencies, to conduct a joint disaster emergency response exercise that day[...] Read More »

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  • College vice-president academic resigning

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Stuart Cullum, Lethbridge College Vice-President Academic and Chief Operating Officer, is stepping down from his position at the college, The Herald has learned. Cullum’s last day is expected to be Wednesday, according to an email from college president Paula Burns obtained by The[...] Read More »

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National News

Provincial News

  • Carter Hart of the Everett Silvertips named CHL goaltender of the year

    RED DEER, Alta. – Everett Silvertips goaltender Carter Hart won the Canadian Hockey League goaltender of the year award on Saturday at the Memorial Cup festivities in Red Deer, Alta. Hart is the first Silvertips goalie to capture the award in the franchise’s 13 seasons, in addition to earning the Del Wilson Memorial Trophy as [...] Read More »

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  • Wildrose suspends MLA from caucus over his comment on Twitter insult to Wynne

    EDMONTON – A brouhaha over comments made about Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne in the Alberta legislature continued to escalate Friday with the Opposition Wildrose party suspending the MLA who made them. Earlier Friday, Wildrose house leader Nathan Cooper had said the party didn’t regret calling Ontario a needy fiscal basket case, but did regret it [...] Read More »

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  • Globe and Mail wins in 9 categories at National Newspaper Awards

    EDMONTON – The Globe and Mail won in a leading nine categories at the National Newspaper Awards on Friday and Joanna Slater of the newspaper was named 2015 Journalist of the Year for coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis in Europe. A release from the National Newspaper Awards said judges found that Slater’s reporting “allowed [...] Read More »

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  • Calgary man pleads guilty to manslaughter for fatally shooting his mother

    CALGARY – A 31-year-old Calgary man looked his father square in the eyes Friday as he apologized for killing his own mother on Thanksgiving Day 2013. Andrew Murray had originally been charged with first-degree murder but pleaded guilty instead to manslaughter. Lois Murray, 58, a grief counsellor at a funeral home, was fatally shot in [...] Read More »

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  • Crown not seeking jail time for 18-year-old guilty of sex assaults when a youth

    RED DEER, Alta. – The Crown is not seeking jail time for an 18-year-old central Alberta man convicted of sexually assaulting teen girls between 2011 and 2015. A judge in Red Deer found him guilty in January of three counts of sexual assault and one count of sexual touching of a minor. Some of the [...] Read More »

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World News

  • Child still critical after lightning hits 11 in Paris park

    PARIS – Eight children and three adults were struck by lightning Saturday in a Paris park after a sudden spring storm sent a bolt crashing down upon a children’s birthday party, a spokesman for Paris’ fire service said. He credited an off-duty firefighter with playing a critical role in getting immediate medical help to the [...] Read More »

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  • Correction: Argentina-Operation Condor story

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – In a story May 27 about an Argentina court ruling on human rights crimes related to the Operation Condor conspiracy in South America, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Ronni Moffitt was an aide to former Chilean ambassador Orlando Letelier. She was the aide’s wife. A corrected version of the story [...] Read More »

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  • Syria rebels attacked by IS militants, government troops

    BEIRUT – Islamic State militants entered a major Syrian opposition stronghold in the country’s north on Saturday, clashing with rebels on the edges of the town as the extremist group builds on its most significant advance near the Turkish border in two years – even as it loses ground elsewhere in the country and in [...] Read More »

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  • Police: Pelicans guard Dejean-Jones fatally shot in Dallas

    DALLAS – Police say New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot after breaking down the door to a Dallas apartment. Sr. Cpl. DeMarquis Black said in a statement that officers were called early Saturday morning and found the 23-year-old player collapsed in an outdoor passageway. He was taken to a hospital where he [...] Read More »

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  • Italian, Irish, German ships save over 650 migrants at sea

    ROME – A flotilla of ships saved 668 migrants Saturday from smugglers’ boats in distress in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya, Italian authorities said – bringing the week’s total of migrants plucked from the sea to a staggering 13,000 people. The rescues by the Italian coast guard and navy ships, aided by [...] Read More »

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