October 25th, 2014


Local News

  • Best Buy provides fun for kids in hospital

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Each year Best Buy stores across Canada team up with their local communities for good causes. This year Best Buy in Lethbridge wanted to do something special. “We’ve always been a company focused on having a strong relationship with our local community,” said Steve Watt,[...] Read More »

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  • Crown’s case full of holes: defence

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Police carefully orchestrated a plan to extract a confession from Tim Engel by threatening to prosecute his girlfriend for the death of retired farmer Otto Loose, a jury heard Friday at the conclusion of Engel’s murder trial. “Mr, Engel was between the proverbial[...] Read More »

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  • City awaiting provincial OK to repair river bottom bridge

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com It crosses part of the Oldman River. But it’s built for pedestrians, not vehicles. And these days, it’s a little dangerous. City officials are waiting for provincial government approval of their plans to repair a flood-damaged structure that spans a small channel of[...] Read More »

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  • Blood Tribe police officer named First Nations officer of the year

    Lethbridge Herald A sergeant with the Blood Tribe Police Service (BTPS) has been named as one of Canada’s top cops. Sgt. James Bennett was one of two recipients of the Police of the Year award, handed out by the First Nations Chiefs of Police Association (FNCPA) at its[...] Read More »

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  • Take Me Outside Day Oct. 29

    The Helen Schuler Nature Centre is encouraging participation in Take Me Outside Day, Oct. 29, promoting the importance of spending time outside. The day is an annual event promoted in partnership with The David Suzuki Foundation as well as The Child and Nature Alliance of Canada. The[...] Read More »

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National News

  • Powder-filled envelope sends employee at Canada’s consulate in Turkey to hospital

    ISTANBUL – Canada’s consulate in Istanbul was closed Friday after an employee opened a package filled with yellow powder. The package was received around noon at the same time as similar envelopes were reported at the German and Belgian consulates, Turkish authorities said. Decontamination units were sent to each building and in the case of [...] Read More »

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  • Omnibus budget bill restricts refugee access to social assistance

    OTTAWA – Buried in the Harper government’s latest massive, omnibus budget bill is legislation that could restrict the ability of refugee claimants to access social assistance. The move follows the government’s decision to limit refugee claimants’ access to universal, public health care. That measure was struck down by Federal Court Judge Anne Mactavish, who said [...] Read More »

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  • Bail hearing next month for man charged in Quebec’s 2012 election shooting

    MONTREAL – A bail hearing for the man charged in a fatal shooting at a Parti Quebecois victory celebration during the 2012 provincial election will be held next month. Quebec Superior Court Justice Guy Cournoyer set Nov. 28 as the tentative date for Richard Henry Bain’s hearing. When the judge asked Bain during the pre-trial [...] Read More »

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  • Residents of Alberta city come together to clean up vandalized mosque

    COLD LAKE, Alta. – People in a small northeastern Alberta city came together Friday to help clean up a mosque that had its windows broken and “Go home” painted across the front wall. Mahmoud Elkadri, a mosque board member, said he noticed the vandalism when he went to open the doors for prayers early Friday [...] Read More »

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  • Minister, Muslim group say more needs to be done to stop radicalization

    BURNABY, B.C. – The association representing a mosque that ejected the gunman who killed a soldier in Ottawa says people who commit such acts have no religion and no country. In separate news conferences, the B.C. Muslim Association and Canada’s Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, called for more action to fight radicalization. Association spokesman Aasim Rashid [...] Read More »

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