May 30th, 2015

News

Local News

  • U of L honours Canadian music legend

    Tijana MartinLethbridge Heraldtmartin@lethbridgeherald.comYou’re never too old for a university degree, and sometimes, you don’t even have to go to school to get one.Ian Tyson is a Canadian music legend perhaps best known for his song “Four Strong Winds,” which was played during ceremony IV of the[...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Precautionary Air Quality Advisory lifted for Lethbridge area

    Alberta Health Services (AHS) has lifted the precautionary air quality advisory in the Lethbridge area, originally issued Thursday. Air monitoring has shown the area is currently no longer being impacted by increased smoke and particulate matter from forest fires in northern Alberta. Residents are reminded that air quality can and will vary with weather conditions [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Debby Steacy honoured with 2015 University of Lethbridge Volunteer Award

    From the University of Lethbridge:A passion for supporting athletics that began with her own children and grew into tireless support for the entire Pronghorn Athletics program, set Debby Steacy’s volunteer efforts apart. On Thursday, the University of Lethbridge recognized the late Debby Steacy for her longstanding commitment to promoting Pronghorn athletes by awarding her the [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Food banks gather for support

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com A record-setting number of food bank delegates from across the province joined together for a conference at the Sandman Hotel on Thursday. The annual conference, organized by Alberta Food Banks, was held for the first time in Lethbridge, hosted by the Interfaith and[...] Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Kids will be kids

    Submitted photo by Raymond Huel Kids will be kids Raymond Huel of Lethbridge snapped this shot showing four of the six young foxes that form part of a den making their home below the Prince of Wales Hotel in Waterton Lakes National Park. “Although the mother died, they[...] Read More »

    20 hours ago

National News

  • Food safety officials probe reports of insects in pre-packaged salads

    OTTAWA – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is looking into reports of the presence of Iron Cross Blister beetles in imported leafy vegetables. The agency says some consumers have reported finding the insects in pre-packaged salads. There have been no confirmed illnesses or injuries and the agency says it’s rare that fresh produce harbours insects [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Escorted outings granted to mentally ill B.C. dad who killed his three children

    VANCOUVER – A British Columbia father who killed his three children while suffering psychosis has been granted escorted outings into the community, a privilege giving him limited new freedom seven years after the murders. Allan Schoenborn received the B.C. Review Board’s approval even as the Crown warned panel members to heed new Conservative government legislation [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Justice Minister Peter MacKay is leaving federal politics – for now

    OTTAWA – Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay bid an emotional farewell to political life Friday – for now. MacKay announced he is not running for re-election this fall, but did not close the door to returning to politics some day. But at this moment, he told supporters at a museum in his riding of Central [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Sobbing diplomat mom vouches for son accused of murder at Miami bail hearing

    MIAMI – The mother of a 15-year-old who could be jailed for life if convicted of murder sobbed on the witness stand Friday as she called him a son every parent would want. Testifying at his bail hearing, Canadian diplomat Roxanne Dube described Marc Wabafiyebazu as quiet, intelligent, polite and with no history of fighting [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Muslim school which objected to girls on boys soccer team told to abide by rules

    TORONTO – A Muslim high school in Ontario that complained about its boys’ soccer team having to play against a team that included girls has been told it must abide by gender equity rules. The ISNA High School, located on the outskirts of Toronto, had complained earlier this week about a soccer game in which [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago

Provincial News

  • Provincial fireban lifted in Alberta, but officials say outlook still severe

    EDMONTON – Alberta government officials have lifted a provincewide fire ban due to improved conditions and the efforts of firefighters. However, officials caution that many fire bans and restrictions still exist in areas of the province and the wildfire outlook continues to be severe. The province said Friday that eight new wildfires had been reported [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • New coating made in Edmonton for pipelines could cut down leaks, spills:official

    EDMONTON – A nanotechnology advancement being developed at Edmonton’s Northern Alberta Institute of Technology could hold the key to making pipelines safer. Reg Allen of Meso Coat Technology Canada says the spray coats the inside of the pipe and could double the life of the line, even with something as corrosive as oil or gas [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Body of man found in debris of house fire on Alberta First Nation

    MASKWACIS, Alta. – The body of a man has been found in the debris of a house fire on an Alberta First Nation. Maskwacis (MUSK’-wuh-cheez) RCMP and fire crews were dispatched to a house fire in the community early Friday morning. After the fire was put out, firefighters found the dead man in the partially [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Alberta to consult with employers before phasing in minimum wage hikes

    EDMONTON – Alberta’s new NDP government is laying out the process it will use to meet its pledge of raising the province’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2018. The province’s current minimum wage is $10.20, among the lowest in Canada, although salespeople and liquor servers earn less. Labour Minister Lori Sigurdson says next [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Opposition Wildrose suggests legislature changes to restore trust

    EDMONTON – Alberta’s official Opposition says the workings of the legislature and its committees need to change to restore the trust of Albertans. Wildrose Leader Brian Jean (GENE) says it’s a good time for reform, since the Progressive Conservatives are finally out of power. The Wildrose is suggesting fixed dates for legislature sittings, new committees [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago

World News