April 27th, 2015

News

Local News

  • Morning fire closes Canadian Tire store

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Fire crews were called to the northside Canadian Tire store on Sunday after a suspected electrical fire ignited inside the garbage compactor. Gerry Veres, acting platoon chief, said they received a call around 11 a.m. and three crews were dispatched. They initially thought[...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Community responds to worthy cause

    Last week I was at the Hate Crimes Awareness barbecue the Police Service hosted in partnership with OUTreach Southern Alberta and the Alberta Hate Crimes Committee – and the turnout was amazing! We had nearly 400 people come out to learn more about hate crimes awareness and enjoy[...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Nobleford, Picture Butte students come up big

    SOUTHERN ALBERTA NEWSPAPERS – NOBLEFORD It was busy Friday morning at Noble Central School in Nobleford. Students worked to fill the cab of a Versatile DT500 tractor with non-perishable food items for the Picture Butte Food Bank, with help from students at neighbouring Picture Butte High School. Noble[...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Lethbridge students display their artwork

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com With more than 400 artists, it’s undoubtedly the year’s biggest exhibition. And with 38 years of creativity, it’s one of the Lethbridge region’s longest-running showcases. “Art’s Alive and Well in the Schools,” which opened Sunday at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, includes works[...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Martin takes writing plunge

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com She began writing at 14 as a way to escape the ups and downs of typical teenage life. Now, A. Grace Martin can celebrate publishing her very first novel. Martin self-published “Spirit Rider” in April 2014, and was excited to hold her first[...] Read More »

    17 hours ago

National News

  • Flood-threatened Kashechewan expected to complete evacuation on Tuesday

    KASHECHEWAN, Ont. – The evacuation of a flood-threatened northern Ontario community is nearing completion. Kashechewan First Nation Chief Derek Stephen said there are about 200 people remaining in the town of nearly 2,000. They are expected to be flown out Tuesday, along with the chief himself, he said. The chief and other officials are worried [...] Read More »

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  • B.C. terror trial sees video of accused allegedly planting pressure-cooker bombs

    VANCOUVER – A jury sat riveted in B.C. Supreme Court on Monday watching a series of videos that show a pair of accused terrorists hiding two packages on the grounds of the provincial legislature in the early hours of July 1, 2013. The videos appear to be the culmination of a months-long RCMP sting that [...] Read More »

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  • Sexting teen convicted of child porn given conditional sentence by B.C. court

    VICTORIA – A Victoria teenager convicted on child pornography charges for sexting pictures of another girl has been handed a conditional discharge. The teen was convicted last year of possessing and distributing child pornography after texting out explicit photos of her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend. The court imposed a six-month sentence with conditions that include she write [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Friends-of-feathers flock together to save ducklings imprisoned on police patio

    VANCOUVER – Vancouver’s finest have hatched a plan to help 10 jail birds fly the coop from police headquarters, and everything turned out ducky in the end. Sgt. Randy Fincham says a concerned citizen reported a mother duck and nine ducklings marooned on the third-floor patio ledge at the police department on Sunday. Officers responded, [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • P.E.I. party leaders focus on voter trust in televised debate before election

    SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. – Prince Edward Island’s political culture came under attack tonight in a televised leaders debate as the opposition parties attempted to saddle the Liberals’ new leader with past controversies that have embroiled the party. Two of the three opposition party leaders used their opening statements to promise more accountability, with Green Leader Peter [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago

Provincial News

  • Prentice says voters deserve clarity from Alberta NDP on energy pipelines

    EDMONTON – Alberta’s election campaign has hit the home stretch with the Progressive Conservatives accusing the NDP of being pipeline defeatists, while the New Democrats chastise the Tories for backing projects they know will never be approved. Premier Jim Prentice attacked NDP Leader Rachel Notley on Monday for her promise to take a hands-off approach [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Nothing to crow about: Calgary council nixes city chicken project

    CALGARY – City council in Calgary has plucked off the drawing board a pilot project that would have allowed people to keep egg-laying chickens. Councillors voted 9-6 against the proposal. Gian-Carlo Carra and Ray Jones had argued there is a lot of interest in city chickens and pointed out there are already communities that allow [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • DC-3 that crash-landed in Yellowknife overloaded: Transportation Safety Board

    EDMONTON – The Transportation Safety Board says an engine failure and too much weight caused a transport plane to crash-land on Aug. 19, 2013, in Yellowknife. None of the 21 passengers or three crew members on board the Buffalo Airways DC-3 were hurt in the wheels-up landing. The board says shortly after the two-engine plane [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Alberta Liberals say they would build schools, hire teachers, end school fees

    CALGARY – Alberta’s Liberals have joined with other opposition parties in the provincial election campaign in promising to reduce mandatory school fees. Liberal Leader David Swann says his party would put up $50 million to start phasing out the fees that he estimates cost parents $300 to $1,000 a year. The province estimates the total [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Prentice on Jonathan Denis as candidate: ‘I have confidence in him as a person’

    CALGARY – Progressive Conservative Leader Jim Prentice says he has confidence in Jonathan Denis as a candidate, despite asking him to step down as justice minister over a legal dispute with his estranged wife. The Alberta premier said he requested that Denis step down after learning over the weekend that legal proceedings had started between [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago

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