June 29th, 2016

News

Local News

  • Palliser bus drivers put skills to the test

    Dawn Sugimoto PALLISER REGIONAL SCHOOLS Ten Palliser Regional Schools’ bus drivers put their skills to the test in a recent “roadeo” obstacle course challenged their judgment of distance, following of safety rules and knowledge of bus parts and practices. Transportation Services Supervisor David Shaw started the event[...] Read More »

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  • Trial date set for man charged in double highway fatal crash

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man charged in connection with a double highway fatality last year near Taber is set to stand trial this fall. The trial for Roy Charles McCluskey is scheduled for three days in Taber provincial court beginning Nov. 16. McCluskey, 58, is[...] Read More »

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  • Viterra opens new pulse-cleaning facility

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Viterra has officially opened its new pulse-cleaning facility in Tempest. The facility featured a grand opening on Monday, complete with Viterra management, staff, local customers and government officials on hand. Kyle Jeworski, President and CEO for North America, provided an overview and shared[...] Read More »

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  • City offers support for soccer nationals

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com A national youth soccer championship will be hosted in Lethbridge this fall and organizers will receive some grant funding from the city. The 2016 U16 Canadian National Soccer Championship is set for Thanksgiving weekend, Oct. 5-10, at the Lethbridge Sports Park and[...] Read More »

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  • Stabbing suspect pleads not guilty

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man facing assault charges stemming from a stabbing in April has pleaded not guilty and will stand trial later this summer. Daniel Magnus pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Lethbridge provincial court to several charges, including assault with a weapon, uttering death[...] Read More »

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National News

  • Six stories in the news today, June 29

    Six stories in the news today from The Canadian Press: – – – THREE AMIGOS TO TOUT CONTINENTAL CO-OPERATION The love-in between Canada and Mexico will expand into a continental threesome today as U.S. President Barack Obama joins Justin Trudeau and Enrique Pena Nieto for the North American Leaders’ Summit. The huddle, colloquially known as [...] Read More »

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  • Canadians ‘happy at home’ when it comes to travel, new poll suggests

    TORONTO – A new poll finds that while most Canadians have lived or travelled abroad, the majority see their homeland as a top vacation destination. A survey conducted by Ipsos Reid for Historica Canada says 68 per cent of participants agreed that “Canada has something for everyone, so why go anywhere else.” About a third [...] Read More »

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  • Canada condemns suicide attack at Istanbul airport that killed 36

    OTTAWA – Canada is condemning the suicide bombing attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk airport that killed at least 36 people and wounded many others. Officials in Turkey are blaming the attack on three suspected Islamic State bombers. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Twitter that Canada “strongly comdemns tonight’s deadly attack in Turkey.” Trudeau added that [...] Read More »

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  • Regina politician considering a run at federal Conservative leadership

    REGINA – A Regina member of Parliament has confirmed he is seriously considering running for the leadership of the federal Conservative Party. At a luncheon for the Regina Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, former Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer said he’s been approached by several colleagues and supporters. He said he will take the summer to [...] Read More »

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  • One dead, 9 with minor injuries in house explosion in Mississauga, Ont.

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – One person is dead and nine others suffered minor injuries in an explosion that levelled one home and damaged at least two dozen others Mississauga, Ont., west of Toronto. A Peel paramedic spokesman said Tuesday night that a woman died at the scene and another official said nine people were treated for [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

World News

  • Former TV judge Joe Brown can’t to practice law in Tennessee

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Former television judge Joe Brown cannot practice law in Tennessee under an order from the state Supreme Court. According to The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/292mXhT), the state’s highest court has placed Brown on disability inactive status, which designates that a lawyer is temporarily disabled and incapacitated from practicing law. Lawyers can resume practice [...] Read More »

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  • The Latest: Vladimir Putin extends condolences to Turkey

    ISTANBUL – The Latest on the explosions at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered his condolences to Turkey which was hit by suicide attacks on Tuesday, killing dozens at Istanbul’s airport. Following a statement in Moscow Putin is expected to offer his condolences in the telephone call [...] Read More »

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  • 2 women killed in Arizona courthouse shooting

    HOLBROOK, Ariz. – Shooting erupted outside a courthouse in eastern Arizona following a custody hearing, leaving two women dead and a suspect in custody, officials said. The gunfire came during a dispute stemming from the hearing at Navajo County Superior Court, county government spokesman Adam Wolfe said. He said a person also suffered a leg [...] Read More »

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  • The Latest: Iranian, Ukrainian among Istanbul attack victims

    ISTANBUL – The Latest on the explosions at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Turkish officials say an Iranian and a Ukrainian are among victims of Istanbul airport attack. Tuesday’s attack at the city’s main Ataturk Airport killed 36 people and wounded scores of others. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said the Islamic [...] Read More »

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  • US-backed Syria rebels capture IS-held base near Iraq border

    BEIRUT – A spokesman for U.S-backed Syrian rebels and an activist group say the rebels have seized a small military base that was held by the Islamic State group near the Iraqi border. Wednesday’s capture of the Hamdan air base, which has served as an IS outpost, came just hours after the launch of a [...] Read More »

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