August 27th, 2014

News

Local News

  • Expect traffic delays for two months

    Lethbridge Herald Southbound drivers on Highway 2 over the Oldman River near Fort Macleod will face some traffic delays for the next two months. As part of the Alberta Government’s flood mitigation strategy, crews will soon build a barrier in the Oldman River to protect Highway 2 from[...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Motorcyclist sent to hospital

    Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge Regional Police Service continues to investigate a collision Monday afternoon that resulted in non-life-threatening injuries to a 36-year-old man riding a motorcycle. Monday at about 5 p.m., police responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of 6 Avenue South and 20 Street South. Investigation[...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Teen escapes cougar attack

    Garrett Simmons LETHBRIDGE HERALD & CP FILES – WATERTON GSIMMONS@LETHBRIDGEHERALD.COM A BRAZEN COUGAR ATTACK ON AN EDMONTON-AREA TEENAGER HAS LEFT THE GIRL WITH SOME SCRATCHES, AND WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARKS OFFICIALS SCRATCHING THEIR HEADS. “MOST PEOPLE NEVER SEE A COUGAR,” SAID DENNIS MADSEN, MANAGER OF RESOURCE CONSERVATION, [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Another crash near Nobleford

    Lethbridge Herald Drivers escaped injury Sunday afternoon after a collision at a highway intersection. At approximately 1 p.m., Picture Butte RCMP attended a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 23 and Highway 519 near Nobleford. Nobleford fire department and emergency services were both on scene. It was[...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Outof this world

    Melissa Villeneuve FOR THE HERALD His passion for science and fascination with the sun began as a hobby, and led to a full-time job for Ben Davidson, creator of the YouTube channel SuspiciousObservers. Travelling around North America in a specially-retrofitted RV, with his wife Katherine and two Yorkies,[...] Read More »

    4 hours ago

National News

  • Consensus grows for forum on missing and murdered aboriginal women

    CHARLOTTETOWN – A consensus appears to be building among Canada’s premiers and native leaders for devising a new way of taking action on the thorny issue of murdered and missing aboriginal women. Prior to a meeting today in Charlottetown between the premiers and five aboriginal leaders, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said it is clear the [...] Read More »

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  • Mentally ill need help, not handcuffs: police, mental health association

    VICTORIA – Canada’s top cops say police are increasingly the first line of contact for people suffering from a mental illness. The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police will release a report today in conjunction with the Mental Health Association of Canada on police interactions with the mentally ill. Saskatoon Police chief Clive Weighill (way-hill), [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Accused B.C serial killer says he was ‘involved’ in 3 deaths, but not alone

    PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Cody Allan Legebokoff said he was “involved” in the deaths of three women he is accused of murdering but did not carry out the actual killings. Court heard Legebokoff’s claims Monday as he testified in his defence at the Prince George courthouse. Rather, he said that a drug dealer and two [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Bombardier workers in Thunder Bay, Ont., turn down latest company offer

    THUNDER BAY, Ont. – Workers at Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) in Thunder Bay, Ont., have rejected the latest offer from the transportation company. Unifor Local 1075 says its members, who have been on strike since July 14, turned down the offer by a vote of 80 per cent. The vote held Tuesday was ordered by the Ontario [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Canada pulling 3 member lab team back from Sierra Leone over Ebola fears

    TORONTO – Canada is evacuating its three-member mobile laboratory team from Sierra Leone after people in their hotel complex tested positive for Ebola. The Public Health Agency of Canada says the Canadians had no contact with the sick individuals and are not themselves showing signs of illness. In an emailed statement, the agency says the [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago

Provincial News

  • NWT eyes alternatives to costlier diesel power in small communities

    CALGARY – Several months after the town of Inuvik, N.W.T., began trucking in liquefied natural gas to generate some of its power, the territorial government wants to do the same in smaller communities that continue to rely on dirtier and costlier diesel. But David Ramsay, whose cabinet responsibilities in the Northwest Territories government include investment [...] Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Fresh off Hall of Fame induction, Ames to try for Shaw Charity Classic title

    CALGARY – Growing up in Trinidad and Tobago, Stephen Ames never dreamed of one day being inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. Now a Canadian citizen and one of the country’s most successful golfers, Ames was welcomed as the 74th inductee into Canada’s golf shrine during a private ceremony Tuesday at Canyon Meadows [...] Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Calgary pilot dies after small home-built plane crashes in eastern Alberta

    PROVOST, Alta. – The pilot of a small, home-built aircraft has died after his plane crashed into some trees in eastern Alberta. RCMP say the single-engine BEDE-BD5B went down Monday afternoon just south of Provost. The pilot was a 75-year-old man from Calgary. His body was found trapped upside down in the wreckage. Police did [...] Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Teenager clad in dark clothing struck, killed on southern Alberta highway

    BALZAC, Alta. – A 16-year-old boy has been struck and killed while walking on a southern Alberta highway. RCMP say the teen may have been dealing with mechanical problems with his vehicle when he was hit by a pickup truck overnight on Highway 2, near Balzac. They say the pickup was heading north in the [...] Read More »

    24 hours ago
  • Calgary police kept busy with shootings, one fatal involving a Toronto woman

    CALGARY – Police were questioning three people Monday in the shooting of an innocent bystander outside a Calgary bar on the weekend. Natasha Mohamed Farah, 26, of Toronto, was killed when multiple shots were fired while she was standing with friends in the Beltline district. She went out Friday night with some friends to “socialize, [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

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