February 13th, 2016

News

Local News

  • Respiratory illness strikes cats at animal shelter

    J.W. Schnarr LETHBRIDGE HERALD jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A number of cats suffering from respiratory illness at the City of Lethbridge Animal Shelter has halted incoming and outgoing cats for the time being. On the advice of a veterinarian the shelter has halted all cat adoptions and will not be taking[...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Busy weekend for music lovers at Enmax Centre

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com It’s going to be a busy weekend for staff at the Enmax Centre. Country star Johnny Reid will take centre stage tonight, with openers including Aaron Goodvin, JJ Shiplett, and a special appearance Natalie MacMaster. Showtime is 7 p.m. On Sunday, American hard[...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Plea possible at next hearing

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 40-year-old Lethbridge man accused of stabbing another man during a scuffle in December could plead to his charges when he returns to court later this month. During a brief hearing Friday in Lethbridge provincial court the accused’s lawyer said she was still[...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Radiothon exceeds goal of $230,000

    J.W. Schnarr LETHBRIDGE HERALD jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com An annual radiothon aimed at raising cash for special projects, equipment and programming at the Chinook Regional Hospital smashed their targets by raising nearly $250,000. The Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation’s seventh annual Care From the Heart Radiothon on Thursday was able to shoot[...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Warm, dry spring forecasted

    J.W. Schnarr LETHBRIDGE HERALD jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com One of the strongest El Nino weather patterns on record could contribute to a warm, dry spring, and that could be bad news for farmers. Brett Anderson, senior meteorologist at Accuweather, said southern Albertans will continue to feel the effects of El Nino[...] Read More »

    12 hours ago

National News

  • Couple celebrates Valentine’s together after he donates kidney to save her life

    SASKATOON – A Saskatchewan man gave more than his heart to his ill fiancee in the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day – he gave one of his kidneys. Chris Willenborg met Errin Tollefson about five years ago, and Tollefson revealed she was on dialysis and on a waitlist for a kidney. Initially her dad [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • UN Secretary General praises Montreal’s anti-radicalization efforts

    MONTREAL – United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says it’s a highest priority to work with countries like Canada to stem the rise of radicalization and extremism. Ban praised Montreal’s preventative approach during a visit to an anti-radicalization centre this morning. He says countries must also protect and promote human rights and dignity while working [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Extreme cold gripping parts of central, eastern Canada this weekend

    A bitter cold is gripping parts of central and eastern Canada today as temperatures dip to -45 C with the wind chill in some areas. Environment Canada has issued extreme cold warnings for provinces from Manitoba to New Brunswick. The national weather forecaster says temperatures could fall to -45 C in Ottawa today with the [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Pfizer recalls liquid products for infants and children over ibuprofen dosing

    OTTAWA – Pfizer Consumer Healthcare is recalling 124 lots of Advil liquid products for infants and children. There could be inconsistent doses of ibuprofen in the products if they have not been shaken as directed before use. Health Canada says the products being recalled are Advil Pediatric Drops, Children’s Advil Cold, Children’s Advil Fever from [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Ontario First Nation pleads with federal government to replace aging ferry

    OTTAWA – An Ontario aboriginal community on an island in the southeastern portion of Georgian Bay is in danger of losing its only link to the outside world – an aging ferry the chief of the Beausoleil First Nation says is on the verge of sinking. Beausoleil, about 5,400 hectares of Ojibwa territory, is located [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago

Provincial News

  • WHL Roundup: Tyler Wong scores hat trick as Hurricanes beat Americans

    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Tyler Wong scored a hat trick to lead the Lethbridge Hurricanes past the Tri-City Americans 5-3 on Friday night in Western Hockey League action. Ryley Lindgren and Carter Folk also found the back of the net for the Hurricanes (39-16-0). Jayden Sittler made 25 saves for the win in net. Vladislav Lukin [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Judge rules trial will go ahead against Alberta parents in child death case

    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A judge has ruled that a trial will go ahead for a couple in southern Alberta charged in the death of their toddler. David and Collet Stephan of Glenwood face charges of failing to provide the necessities of life. Their 19-month-old son died of meningitis in March 2012. The couple applied to [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Labour group wants Alberta whistleblower law to apply to private sector workers

    EDMONTON – The Alberta Federation of Labour says the province’s whistleblower law should protect all workers regardless of whether they are in the public or private sector. Federation president Gil McGowan has told a committee reviewing the Public Interest Disclosure Act that it should also be easier for employees to report wrongdoing. Amendments to the [...] Read More »

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  • Bail granted to Calgary man convicted of fatally stabbing new neighbour

    CALGARY – A Calgary man who was found guilty of stabbing his neighbour 37 times has been granted bail while he appeals his manslaughter conviction and sentence. Nicholas Rasberry, 32, was sentenced to seven years minus time served for the May 2013 death of school teacher Craig Kelloway. Lawyers for Rasberry have cited eight grounds [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Twelve-year-old river otter dies in pool at Calgary Zoo

    CALGARY – The Calgary Zoo says one of its North American river otters has died in the pool at the Canadian Wilds exhibit. The zoo says a keeper noticed 12-year-old Logan struggling in the pool and jumped in to save him, but the otter did not survive. A spokeswoman says Logan’s death has upset staff [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

World News

  • In victory or dissent, Scalia was a man of strong opinions

    WASHINGTON – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia kept your attention, whether you liked him or not. He was a big personality who rather enjoyed the spotlight, and he did not often shy from controversy. Scalia deeply influenced a generation of conservative legal thinkers and was a lightning rod for criticism from the left almost from [...] Read More »

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  • DA: Suspect shot first in battle injuring suspect, officers

    BATON ROUGE, La. – A local prosecutor says he believes police were justified in firing back at a man they had chased through a Baton Rouge neighbourhood before dawn Saturday. Neighbours awakened by the gunbattle say dozens of shots were fired in a barrage that left two officers and the suspect wounded. Baton Rouge Police [...] Read More »

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  • Mexico warden, 2 other prison officers charged over riot

    MONTERREY, Mexico – The warden, superintendent and a guard have been arrested on murder charges following a prison riot in northern Mexico that killed 49 people, state prosecutors said Saturday. On Friday, Nuevo Leon prosecutors had said that three state officers had been charged with murder in connection to the riot, but did not identify [...] Read More »

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  • Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

    WASHINGTON – Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79. The U.S. Marshal’s Service in Washington confirmed Scalia’s death at a private residence in the Big Bend area of South Texas. The service’s spokeswoman, Donna Sellers, says Scalia had retired for the evening and was [...] Read More »

    43 mins ago
  • NewsAlert: US Supreme Court Justice dies

    WASHINGTON – US Marshals Service confirms that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is dead at 79. More to come[...] Read More »

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