July 24th, 2016

News

Local News

  • Classic rock fest strikes chord with music fans

    Spitz Stadium event generates strong support J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Spitz Stadium came to life Saturday with the city’s only classic rock festival featuring 12 hours of music, including some of Canada’s greatest classic rock acts. Broc Higginson, festival co-promoter of this year’s Rockin’ the Stadium event said the goal was to provide a [...] Read More »

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  • Milk River ready to celebrate

    Town turning 100 Stephanie Labbe Southern Alberta Newspapers – Milk River Milk River will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a weekend of events scheduled for July 29 to Aug. 1. Planning has been ongoing for the last 18 months, says Gail Matlock, co-chair for the event. “Planning is going well and everything is starting to [...] Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • SLIP, SLIDING AWAY!

    Massive waterslide makes a splash J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Thousands of people took the rare opportunity to slide down 5 Avenue North on Saturday as the biggest waterslide Lethbridge has ever seen was part of a one-day event to raise money for Lethbridge Family Services. The LFS Fun City Sliders wet and wild water [...] Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • College rolls out the welcome mat

    Student orientation a team effort J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Families of students making the transition to college life had a chance to learn more about what that might mean for the students in their lives during a family orientation session held Friday at Lethbridge College. The session, which included presentations on different supports in [...] Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • SLIP, SLIDING AWAY

    Massive waterslide makes a splash J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Thousands of people took the rare opportunity to slide down 5 Avenue North on Saturday as the biggest waterslide Lethbridge has ever seen was part of a one-day event to raise money for Lethbridge Family Services. The LFS Fun City Sliders wet and wild water [...] Read More »

    1 day ago

National News

  • RCMP say 3 safe, waving, after helicopter lands hard in Alberta mountains

    SUNDRE, Alta. – A search for a helicopter that began when an emergency beacon began transmitting has ended well with all three people on board being found safe on an Alberta mountain. RCMP Sgt. Jack Poitras says the helicopter made a hard landing in a remote area above the tree line near Ice Lake west [...] Read More »

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  • Outside the Democratic convention, opposition to Clinton makes itself heard

    PHILADELPHIA – Republicans who dislike Donald Trump were mostly discreet at last week’s nominating convention. They grumbled in private conversations, expressed their unease through hand gestures, or jeered a procedural call by party brass. It’s noisier on the left. The progressive brigade that refuses to march behind Hillary Clinton is loud, proud and in the [...] Read More »

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  • Saskatchewan city builds long water pipeline while oil flows down river

    PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – Provincial officials in Saskatchewan say a riverside city whose water supply is threatened by an oil pipeline spill is building a hose, dozens of kilometres long, to draw water from another river. Sam Ferris with Saskatchewan’s water security agency says Prince Albert is constructing a line with 20-centimetre-diameter irrigation pipe along [...] Read More »

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  • Steeves family’s world record attempt falls short at reunion in New Brunswick

    MONCTON, N.B. – A New Brunswick family has failed to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of individuals with the same last name. Susan Steeves estimates 1,900 members of the Steeves family congregated at the Moncton Coliseum for the world record attempt on Saturday. But she says many relatives were disqualified from [...] Read More »

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  • Passengers stranded in Manchester; flight lands in Toronto 2 days late

    TORONTO – An Air Canada flight that saw passengers stranded in Manchester, England, for two days landed in Toronto on Sunday afternoon. The airline said it will be in touch with the affected customers for a full refund. The flight to Toronto was scheduled to leave Manchester on Friday, but Air Canada said as many [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

  • Calgary couple charged with manslaughter in death of five-year-old grandson

    CALGARY – A southeast Calgary couple has been charged with manslaughter in the death of their five-year-old grandson. Emilio Perdomo died a year ago at Alberta Children’s Hospital. Medical staff had been told the boy had been suffering from falls, but they became suspicious given the extent of the swelling and bruising to his body [...] Read More »

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  • Alberta government spending $1 million on flood, drought mitigation

    EDMONTON – The Alberta government has announced $1 million in funding for flood and drought mitigation projects to protect communities against the effects of severe weather. Twelve organizations in southern Alberta and other vulnerable communities across the province will share the money through the Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program. The grants will go toward such [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Mounties arrest man who climbed fence to get onto Edmonton airport airfield

    LEDUC, Alta. – Mounties have arrested a man who climbed a fence to get onto the airfield at Edmonton International Airport . Police say they got a report that a lone man climbed the fence at the southwest side of the airfield Thursday afternoon. The man left the area by going under the fence on [...] Read More »

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  • Second woman attacked by bear in southern Alberta in two days

    COCHRANE, Alta. – There’s been another bear attack in southern Alberta, the second in two days. On Wednesday evening, EMS was called to a trail in Canmore, Alta., where they found a woman with injuries to her upper body. She told first responders she had been biking with a friend when they encountered a brown [...] Read More »

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  • Grizzly attack in Alberta: Bear was protecting cubs, will be left alone

    COCHRANE, Alta. – A wildlife spokesman says a grizzly bear was trying to protect her cubs when she attacked two people at a campground in the backcountry northwest of Calgary. A 25-year-old woman who was having a picnic with her boyfriend was charged and bitten on the arm by the mother grizzly on Tuesday. Fish [...] Read More »

    4 days ago

World News

  • Police: Bavarian official says attacker was denied asylum

    ANSBACH, Germany – Bavaria’s top security official says a man who blew himself up after being turned away from an open-air music festival in the southern German city of Ansbach was a 27-year-old Syrian who had been denied asylum. “We don’t know if this man planned on suicide or if he had the intention of [...] Read More »

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  • Police: Man, likely attacker, dies in explosion in Germany

    BERLIN – Police in the southern German city of Ansbach said Monday a man was killed when an explosive device he was believed to be carrying went off near an open-air music festival, injuring 10 others. Ansbach police said in a statement that just after 10 p.m. Sunday they were alerted to an explosion in [...] Read More »

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  • The Latest: Clinton saddened by GOP’s ‘lock her up’ chants

    WASHINGTON – The Latest on the 2016 presidential race (all times EDT): 7:00 p.m. Hillary Clinton says the chants of “lock her up” at last week’s Republican National Convention made her feel “very sad.” Clinton tells “60 Minutes” in an interview broadcast Sunday that she doesn’t know what the GOP convention was about, “other than [...] Read More »

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  • The Latest: Manafort says Clinton should quit race

    WASHINGTON – The Latest on the 2016 presidential race (all times EDT): 6:40 p.m. Donald Trump’s campaign chairman is calling on Hillary Clinton to follow Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s lead and drop out of the race over her use of a secret email server. Paul Manafort says in a statement that Wasserman Schultz’s emails put the [...] Read More »

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  • On their convention’s eve, Democrats bedeviled anew by email

    PHILADELPHIA – On the heels of a tumultuous Republican convention, Hillary Clinton arrives in Philadelphia eager to show off a forward-looking Democratic Party united behind her steady leadership. To do that, she must overcome lingering bitterness among supporters of defeated rival Bernie Sanders and clean up a resurgent political mess of the party’s own making. [...] Read More »

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