October 6th, 2015


Local News

  • City man charged for indecent act

    lethbridge herald Lethbridge Regional Police have charged a 54-year-old man with committing an indecent act following an incident Friday night. At approximately 9:24 p.m., a 19-year-old woman reported an unknown man masturbating outside a home along the 200 block of Columbia Boulevard. A 16-year-old girl and 18-year-old woman[...] Read More »

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  • Agreement cooks up questions

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com The federal government really had no choice. With most of our key trading partners taking part, it would have been foolish for Canada to stay out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. That’s the explanation from Geoffrey Hale, a political scientist at the University[...] Read More »

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  • Online auction in aid of food bank ends Thursday

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD If you haven’t yet taken part in the Autumn Online Auction benefiting the Interfaith Food Bank, you still have a couple of days to do so. The auction, which opened Oct. 1, will close Thursday at noon, with successful bidders to be announced on Friday. You[...] Read More »

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  • Leaf Collection Program comes with the season

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com With the changing season comes another fall tradition – the annual Residential Leaf Collection Program for local residents who suddenly find themselves inundated with piles of orange and brown leaves. Kevin Theodore, City of Lethbridge Waste and Recycling Operations Manager, said the goal[...] Read More »

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  • Investigation unearths stories

    Over the past two years, history has been revitalized thanks to Alberta Museums Association (AMA) grants which enabled the Galt Museum Collections’ Department to employ a term collections assistant. The museum’s online database has been improved and grown thanks to the investigation of “Jane Edmundson, who came[...] Read More »

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National News

  • Turcotte said he killed his children to spite his wife, nurse testifies at trial

    SAINT-JEROME, Que. – Guy Turcotte said he killed his two children to spite his wife, a nurse testified at his first-degree murder trial Tuesday. “He said he wanted to make her angry and that the way to do so was to take away from her what was most precious to her,” Chantal Duhamel told the [...] Read More »

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  • Montreal mayor says feds ‘playing politics’ over criticism of sewage dump

    MONTREAL – The federal government is playing “cheap” politics and has little credibility on matters of science, Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre said Tuesday, in reaction to Ottawa’s call for the city to suspend plans to dump eight billion litres of sewage into the St. Lawrence River. Coderre gave officials from Environment Canada three days to [...] Read More »

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  • Corky the sea otter pulls through historic operation in Vancouver

    VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Aquarium say veterinarians have made medical history by removing a kidney and performing a blood transfusion on a sick sea otter. Corky the sea otter was suffering from a fractured rib and other injuries when he was rescued in August near Tofino, B.C. He was brought to Vancouver, where tests showed [...] Read More »

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  • Ex-Quebec lieutenant-governor Lise Thibault freed pending appeal

    QUEBEC – After six nights behind bars, former Quebec lieutenant-governor Lise Thibault was freed Tuesday as a judge granted her lawyer permission to appeal her 18-month jail term. Thibault pleaded guilty last December to fraud and breach of trust charges after a 2007 report by the federal and provincial auditors general revealed she claimed more [...] Read More »

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  • Good news for death-row Canadian Ronald Smith: judge rejects execution drug

    CALGARY – A U.S. judge has rejected a request from the state of Montana to change its execution protocol for prisoners on death row. Lawyers for two condemned inmates, including Ronald Smith of Red Deer, Alta., had argued that a sedative called for under Montana’s lethal injection protocols could lead to an “excruciating and terrifying” [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

  • Oilers sign forward Braden Christoffer to entry-level contract

    EDMONTON – The Edmonton Oilers have signed winger Braden Christoffer to a three-year entry level contract. The 21-year-old Christoffer spent the 2014-15 season with the Western Hockey League’s Regina Pats, recording 59 points (26 goals, 33 assists) and 147 penalty minutes in 72 games. He also added eight points and 12 penalty minutes in nine [...] Read More »

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  • Calgary Police Commission appoints Roger Chaffin as new police chief

    CALGARY – Calgary has a new police chief. The Calgary Police Commission announced today that Roger Chaffin will take over as top policeman in the city. Chaffin joined the force in 1986 and was deputy chief responsible for bureau of organizational support before his appointment. He also worked in the professional standards section and as [...] Read More »

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  • Alberta lax on chasing down back taxes from corporate deadbeats: auditor

    EDMONTON – Alberta’s auditor general says the province is falling down on the job when it comes to collecting back taxes from corporate deadbeats. Merwan Saher says in his latest report that some corporations have unpaid tax bills going back eight years. And he says the province is not using the tools at its disposal [...] Read More »

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  • Alberta NDP blaming former government for major delay in school construction

    CALGARY – Alberta’s education minister says it’s not the NDP government’s fault that there will be a major delay in completing new schools and modernizing others. Dave Eggen told a news conference in Calgary that about 100 projects which were to be completed starting next September are behind. He said the delays range from a [...] Read More »

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  • Police in Calgary investigate multiple sex assault; looking for three suspects

    CALGARY – Police in Calgary are looking for three suspects in the sexual assault of a woman in the city’s southeast. Police say she was pulled into an SUV against her will and taken to a residence where she was attacked. They say she was leaving a bar early Sunday when she was approached by [...] Read More »

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World News