December 5th, 2016


Local News

  • Australian experience showed our commonalities

    This week’s ‘Police Beat’ column by LPS Chief Rob Davis In November, I had the honour and privilege to be a keynote speaker at the 2016 Crime Prevention and Communities Conference in Brisbane, Australia. It was incredibly humbling to be the lone Canadian speaking at this international event that brought together academics, police officers, educators, [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Teenager’s passion shows in her art work

    Stan Ashbee Southern Alberta Newspapers Art is former Coaldale resident Kaitlyn Villeneuve’s passion. The Grade 10 LCI student in Lethbridge recently won the honour for her art work to be showcased on both the Coaldale and City of Lethbridge Remembrance Day programs and on the cover of the Lethbridge Leisure Guide through the Legion’s annual [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Holidays a chance to mourn, heal

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald The holiday season is traditionally a time to spend with friends and family. However, it is also a time of reflection and remembering loved ones who have passed away. An annual memorial service to commemorate the lives of those who’ve been lost was held in the County Hall at the [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Overdose death avoided

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge police are once again warning the public of the dangers of fentanyl, after helping to save the life of a man who overdosed this weekend. On Saturday night around 11 p.m., police officers responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 500 block of 6 Avenue South. [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Park Place warms the hearts

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald Park Place Shopping Centre donated winter jackets for Lethbridge’s less fortunate in its latest installment of the year-long “Our Favourite Things” campaign. Throughout the year, prizes have been awarded to shoppers and local charities. Recently, 28 brand new winter jackets from Boathouse were given to the Lethbridge Shelter & Resource [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago

National News

  • Outdoor education teacher killed when snowmobile breaks through ice in Manitoba

    NELSON HOUSE, Man. – An outdoor education teacher from Miramachi, N.B., has been found dead near Nelson House, Man. David MacDonald’s body was found Sunday afternoon by members of the Nelson House RCMP detachment and the Cross Lake community fire department. Investigators determined his snowmobile broke through ice on Osik Lake. Nelson House Chief Marcel [...] Read More »

    35 mins ago
  • PQ wins two of four byelections and keeps Pierre Karl Peladeau’s seat

    MONTREAL – The Opposition Parti Quebecois retained two ridings in byelections on Monday in what was widely viewed as Jean-Francois Lisee’s first major test since he became leader of the sovereigntist party. One of the ridings was Saint-Jerome, which had been vacant since former PQ leader Pierre Karl Peladeau’s resignation from politics last May. The [...] Read More »

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  • Trial hears sect followers could foresee girls moved to U.S. for sexual purpose

    CRANBROOK, B.C. – Three followers of a polygamous sect accused of taking girls across the border could have foreseen that sexual contact with older men would be a likely consequence of their actions, a special prosecutor told a British Columbia judge on Monday. Peter Wilson delivered closing arguments at the B.C. Supreme Court trial for [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Ambrose asks ethics, lobbying watchdogs to investigate Liberal fundraisers

    OTTAWA – Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose is asking the federal lobbying and ethics watchdogs to take another look at so-called cash-for-access fundraisers featuring Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, some of his senior ministers and parliamentary secretaries. In a letter to ethics commissioner Mary Dawson and lobbying commissioner Karen Shepherd, Ambrose says Trudeau himself has admitted [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Former Canadian sailor launches military abuse class-action lawsuit

    VICTORIA – A former sailor alleges in a proposed class-action lawsuit that there is a culture of sexual harassment and fear in Canada’s Armed Forces. Nicola Peffers says in a statement of claim that female and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered members of the Armed Forces are routinely subjected to sexual harassment and abuse. Peffers [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago

Provincial News

  • Calgary police believe couple found dead by their children died of drug overdose

    Calgary police believe a couple who were found dead by their children in their home overdosed on drugs. Investigators say a 14-year-old called 911 on Saturday morning. Three other children, including a four-year-old, were in the house. The victims, both in their 30s, have not been identified. Acting detective Jody Cross says Social Services were [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Alberta medical officials warning carfentanil still around, linked to 15 deaths

    EDMONTON – Alberta’s top health officials say carfentanil has been linked to 15 drug overdose deaths in the last few months. Fourteen of those 15 occurred between September and the end of November. Dr. Karen Grimsrud, chief medical officer of health, says it’s possible those who died weren’t aware they were taking the deadly opioid. [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Edmonton Humane Society charges two dog breeders with animal abuse

    EDMONTON – Two people in Edmonton have been charged with animal abuse after officers found more than a dozen injured dogs at a business that sold pit bulls and other breeds on social media. The Edmonton Human Society calls the conditions at the breeding operation some of the worst its officers have seen. One investigator [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Alberta member of Creep Catchers charged with criminal harassment, mischief

    LACOMBE, Alta. – A member of a vigilante group has been charged with criminal harassment and mischief in an incident in central Alberta. Chief Lorn Blumhagen of Lacombe police says the alleged victim had been communicating online with a person through a social media website for the past three months. Police say the suspect used [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Switzerland’s Lara Gut wins Lake Louise super-G

    LAKE LOUISE, Alta. – Lara Gut won what the weather turned into a World Cup super-G sprint Sunday at Lake Louise. The Swiss ski star claimed a third career super-G victory at the Alberta resort after previous wins in 2013 and 2014. Last season’s overall World Cup champion finished second in the downhill Saturday, which [...] Read More »

    1 day ago

World News

  • The Latest: Warehouse manager: Didn’t know about party

    OAKLAND, Calif. – The Latest on a deadly fire in an Oakland warehouse (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The founder of an Oakland artists’ colony where a fire killed at least 36 people during a party says he didn’t know the event was taking place and that police had visited the place several times. Derick [...] Read More »

    30 mins ago
  • Sheriff: ‘Don’t believe’ more bodies in warehouse fire

    OAKLAND, Calif. – Terry Ewing was among the anxious family and friends who received confirmation Monday of what he already knew in his heart: His girlfriend was among the three dozen killed in the Oakland warehouse fire. Authorities confirmed the death of Ara Jo as the death toll rose to 36. Prosecutors also said Monday [...] Read More »

    43 mins ago
  • Authorities alerting more families of warehouse fire victims

    OAKLAND, Calif. – Terry Ewing was among the anxious family and friends who received confirmation Monday of what he already knew in his heart: His girlfriend was among the three dozen killed in the Oakland warehouse fire. Authorities confirmed the death of Ara Jo as the death toll rose to 36. Prosecutors also said Monday [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Colombians protest over rape, killing of 7-year-old girl

    BOGOTA – Hundreds of angry Colombians are taking to the streets to protest the kidnapping and rape of a 7-year-old girl found strangled in an upper-class Bogota apartment. Police said Monday that security cameras captured the moment the girl was snatched while playing outside her home in a poor neighbourhood by a man driving a [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Immigrant students seek place in mainstream high schools

    PHILADELPHIA – A U.S. appeals court must decide if older immigrant and refugee students steered to an alternative high school in Pennsylvania are getting a meaningful education or are simply being passed through the system. Civil rights lawyers argued Monday that the Lancaster School District is sending immigrant students who are 17 to 21 years [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago