April 20th, 2014

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Local News

  • EDL earns awards of excellence

    LETHBRIDGE A Lethbridge organization was honoured when Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) presented its annual Awards of Excellence during the Minister’s Dinner and Awards Banquet at the Delta Kananaskis Lodge. The awards honour Alberta communities and individuals for excellence in business attraction, retention, expansion and marketing. In the[...] Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Jail or bail?

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com In January border officers at Coutts port of entry searched a vehicle coming into Alberta and found a concealed and loaded 9-mm handgun. A U.S. citizen was charged with one count of unauthorized importation of a firearm and two counts of contravening sections[...] Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • U of L students top agri-business event

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD An interdisciplinary group of University of Lethbridge students showcased its problem-solving and presentation skills recently, earning first place at the third annual International Agri-business Case Competition held at the University of Guelph. Monica Gorham (Management, Calgary), Rebecca Joseph (Agriculture Studies, Lamont, Alta.), Phyllis MacCallum (Agriculture Studies,[...] Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Lethbridge chartered accountant honoured with 2014 Merit Award

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lethbridge chartered accountant Douglas Macleod, fca, is being honoured with a 2014 Merit Award from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta (ICAA). Merit Awards are bestowed upon Alberta CAs who have made significant contributions to charitable and community causes, as well as to the [...] Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • 20th Independent Field Battery receives Indirect Fire Trainer

    Capt. Scott Dawson COMMANDING OFFICER/COMMANDANT, 20TH INDEPENDENT FIELD BATTERY The Indirect Fire Trainer (IFT) is used to train students in Forward Observer (FO), Forward Air Control (FAC), Fire Direction Center (FDC) and mortar crew skills proficiency. It allows for skills maintenance throughout the training year. The artillery officer[...] Read More »

    20 hours ago

National News

  • Man charged with making death threats against father of Rehtaeh Parsons

    HALIFAX – Police in Halifax have charged a young man accused of making death threats against the father of Rehtaeh Parsons. Police won’t disclose the name of the alleged victim or of the 19-year-old accused, who has yet to appear in court. But Parsons’ father, Glen Canning, says the charges relate to online threats made [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Text of statement given by the families of the five Calgary mass-murder victims

    CALGARY – Text of the statement given Saturday by the families of the five Calgary mass-murder victims: “In this time of tremendous grief and tragedy, our five families have come together as one. We know the public and media are searching to understand how this could have happened, as are we. But we also know [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Passengers on Vancouver-to-Edmonton flight warned to watch out for measles

    EDMONTON – Health officials in Edmonton are warning passengers who arrived in the city on a flight from Vancouver earlier this month that they may have been exposed to measles. The warning further extends to anyone who was in Edmonton International Airport during the hours immediately after the Air Canada plane landed. Alberta Health Services [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Joint statement from families of Calgary mass murder victims

    CALGARY – The families of Calgary’s mass murder victims came together Saturday to express their “tremendous grief and tragedy” and to ask for privacy to heal. Zackariah Rathwell, 21, Jordan Segura, 22, Josh Hunter, 23, Kaitlin Perras, 23, and Lawrence Hong, 27, were stabbed to death at an end of school house party early Tuesday [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Another Bush in the White House? Ex-ambassador says Jeb could be a contender

    WASHINGTON – As Jeb Bush weighs a run for the White House, his prospective candidacy is being praised by a well-known Republican who helped organize his brother’s successful campaigns in 2000 and 2004. David Wilkins, the former ambassador to Canada who co-chaired and then chaired George W. Bush’s two campaigns in the key Republican primary [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago

Provincial News

  • Dickson scores seven times, including winner, as Roughnecks beat Rush in OT

    EDMONTON – Curtis Dickson capped off a seven-goal performance by scoring 4:13 into overtime as the Calgary Roughnecks edged the host Edmonton Rush 14-13 on Saturday in National Lacrosse League action. Shawn Evans had three goals and three assists for the Roughnecks (11-6), Daryl Veltman and Dane Dobbie each had a goal and six assists [...] Read More »

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  • Alberta updating law to recognize validity of same-sex marriages

    EDMONTON – The Alberta government will bring in legislation this session to recognize the validity of same-sex marriages. Premier Dave Hancock’s office confirms the legislation will change the preamble to the Marriage Act that currently defines marriage as an institution between a man and a woman. There will also be changes to allow transgender persons [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Edmonton Eskimos sign long snapper Ryan King to contract extension

    EDMONTON – The Edmonton Eskimos signed Canadian long snapper Ryan King to a contract extension Thursday that runs through the 2015 season. The 28-year-old Edmonton native was selected by the Eskimos in the fifth round (No. 38 overall) of the 2012 CFL Canadian Draft. King has made 15 special-teams tackles in 33 games over the [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Own the Podium names Allison and Ellis as high-performance advisers

    CALGARY – Own the Podium unveiled part of its new winter sport team Thursday, as Todd Allison and Dave Ellis were named high-performance advisers for the organization. They will work with OTP winter sport director Peter Judge, who formally assumed the role after the Sochi Games. The longtime CEO of the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • WHL Roundup: Cox scores twice as Tigers advance with 4-1 win over Ice

    MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – Trevor Cox scored two goals and Marek Langhamer made 43 saves to lift the Medicine Hat Tigers over the Kootenay Ice 4-1 in Game 7 of their second round Western Hockey League playoff series Wednesday. Cole Sanford had a goal and two assists, and Steve Owre also scored for the Tigers, [...] Read More »

    3 days ago

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