November 27th, 2014

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  • Fuel for finals

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com For a post-secondary student, the end of the semester can cause stress with final exams and stretched budgets. Many don’t have the time or money to shop for groceries and cook a proper meal. Thanks to a hamper program at the University of[...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Recycling fall clothing

    Herald photo by Tijana Martin Recycling fall clothing Muffy McKay browses through the clothing during the Making Connections semi-annual fall clothing exchange event at Fleetwood Bawden School held last month. The free recycling event was offered to all families in the community[...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Weather warnings for some regions

    Lethbridge Herald Don’t tell those living in and around Crowsnest Pass the official start of winter isn’t until Dec. 21. That area is bracing for a winter-type storm, as Environment Canada issued warnings Wednesday afternoon for the Crowsnest Pass-Pincher Creek-Waterton Lakes National Park region. A winter storm[...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Giving something a little extra this year

    There is a new way to show support for the Food for Thought campaign. The Lethbridge Herald Charitable Foundation’s annual Christmas-season fundraiser is well underway, and while most people donate simply to help the cause, The Herald is making sure those who contribute get a little extra recognition[...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Drive-by city data downloads for meters

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Do snowdrifts make your electricity meter a little inaccessible some days? The city has an answer for that – drive-by data downloads. Some of the city’s meters are already set up to transmit monthly readings when a specially equipped truck drives by. Now,[...] Read More »

    7 hours ago

National News

  • Ex-military intelligence officer apologizes for planned attack on Veterans Affairs office

    CALGARY – A former Canadian soldier who has admitted planning an attack on the Calgary office of Veterans Affairs says he is sorry. Glen Gieschen had a beef with the department over coverage for illnesses he believed were caused by a flu shot. The 45-year-old former military intelligence officer, whose name was originally banned from [...] Read More »

    7 mins ago
  • NewsAlert: Peladeau throws his hat in Parti Quebecois leadership race

    MONTREAL – Media magnate Pierre Karl Peladeau has thrown his hat in the Parti Quebecois leadership race. The PQ member of the legislature made the announcement in Montreal today. The controlling shareholder of Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.B) is considered the front-runner in the race to succeed Pauline Marois. The leader will be chosen next May. More [...] Read More »

    22 mins ago
  • Government wants integrity czar’s probe of alleged RCMP wrongdoing tossed out

    OTTAWA – The Conservative government is trying to quash a finding of the federal integrity commissioner concerning alleged wrongdoing within the RCMP. In a notice of application, the government is asking the Federal Court to set aside an Oct. 31 decision of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner’s office. The notice says the commissioner’s office began [...] Read More »

    26 mins ago
  • Study confirms oilsands tailings ponds emit pollutants into the air

    EDMONTON – New government research is confirming that the oilsands tailings ponds are releasing toxic chemicals into the air. And the amount of the contaminants from the ponds could be almost five times as high as previous estimates for entire oilsands operations. The paper estimates that more than a tonne of cancer-causing chemicals called PAHs [...] Read More »

    30 mins ago
  • Man faces multiple charges in foot-related assaults, footwear thefts in Ontario

    AURORA, Ont. – Police say they have arrested a suspect in connection with multiple sexual assaults involving feet and thefts of footwear in several communities north of Toronto. York Regional Police say the first incident happened Nov. 19 in Richmond Hill, when a man went into a tanning salon and asked a female if he [...] Read More »

    34 mins ago

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