April 20th, 2018

News

Local News

  • Smoke in the air at ‘420’ celebration

    Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com It was a clear blue day in Lethbridge on Friday, but things were a little hazy downtown as hundreds took part in the second annual “420@ThePark” event. They joined Canadians across the country in their festivities with April 20 being a common date to celebrate and advocate cannabis. During previous [...] Read More »

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  • Logging and watersheds topic of talk

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Logging and its effect on watersheds will be the topic when the Lethbridge and District Horticultural Society holds its next public meeting on Monday. Professional biologist Lorne Fitch will discuss “Stumps, Sawdust and Sediment: A legacy of logging in the headwaters.” The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Theatre Gallery at the [...] Read More »

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  • Prelim hearing into weapons case begins

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A preliminary hearing for a couple of Cardston businessmen charged with several weapons-related offences has begun in a Lethbridge courtroom. The hearing, which began Thursday and is scheduled to conclude Monday, will determine whether there is enough evidence to commit the accused, Dean Dan Sommerfeldt and Todd Dean Sommerfeldt, to [...] Read More »

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  • Spring Reuse Rendezvous set for Saturday

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Do we like “Free”? City residents will see that sign on many streets Saturday, for the first springtime “Reuse Rendezvous.” Families are being invited to place any “gently used” but no longer needed items on their front lawn or driveway, accompanied by a big “Free” label. At the same time, [...] Read More »

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  • Blood Tribe to designate land for lease outside the tribe

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com After a contentious and contested referendum vote, the Blood Tribe officially announced this week it will move to re-designate a parcel of land surrounding its Moccasin Flats Plaza parcel north of Cardston, and make it available for long-term leases to businesses outside the tribe. “The land designation is for the [...] Read More »

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National News

  • Strike at CP Railway postponed, commuter and freight service to continue

    CALGARY – A rail strike has been temporarily averted after the federal labour minister ordered employees of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. to vote on the company’s final offers, just hours before they were set to walk off the job. Statements from both CP Rail and two unions representing workers say the minister’s order to administer [...] Read More »

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  • Doug Ford says he’ll take high road after crude comment by Liberal organizer

    CHATHAM, Ont. – A senior campaign official for the Ontario Liberals is apologizing for a crude comment he made on live television about Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford. But Ford says Premier Kathleen Wynne should ask campaign co-chair David Herle to resign, saying his words are insulting to PC supporters. Herle appeared on a panel [...] Read More »

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  • Liberal campaign official apologizes for crude remark about PC Leader Doug Ford

    CHATHAM, Ont. – A senior campaign official for the Ontario Liberals is apologizing for a crude comment he made on live television about Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford. David Herle, the campaign co-chair for Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, issued a statement this evening saying he regrets the comment and he apologizes “without qualification.” Herle appeared [...] Read More »

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  • Alberta investigates E. coli outbreak, 34 cases, including one death

    EDMONTON – Alberta officials are investigating an outbreak of E. coli that has sickened 34 people, including 11 who were hospitalized and one person who likely died from the bacteria. Alberta Health Services says 21 of the lab-confirmed cases are linked to Mama Nita’s Binalot restaurant in Edmonton late last month. Officials say they aren’t [...] Read More »

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  • WestJet hiring of pilots for Swoop hampering contract efforts, says union

    MONTREAL – WestJet’s new chief executive appears more open to negotiating with employees, but the hiring of outside pilots is hampering efforts to reach a deal, the head of the pilots’ union said Friday after the labour group received $2 million from its international counterpart to help achieve its first collective agreement. Ed Sims took [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

  • Three adults dead in Alberta highway crash, five-year-old child survives

    BEISEKER, Alta. – Three people have been killed in a traffic crash northeast of Calgary. RCMP say a man, a woman and a child were in one vehicle that collided with another driven by a woman on Highway 9 near Beiseker. All three adults died in the Friday morning crash but a five-year-old child survived. [...] Read More »

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  • Edmonton man attacked trying to stop thief at shopping mall dies of his injuries

    EDMONTON – A store employee at an Edmonton shopping mall who was attacked while trying to stop a thief has died. A Facebook page called “Pray for Iain Armstrong” was set up to provide updates on the man’s condition while he was in hospital. On Friday, a post announced the 61-year-old had died from his [...] Read More »

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  • Former NHLer Foligno to coach Canada’s Para hockey development team

    CALGARY – Former NHL player Mike Foligno will coach Canada’s Para hockey development team for the remainder of the 2017-18 season, Hockey Canada announced Friday. Foligno spent 15 seasons in the NHL with stops in Buffalo, Detroit, Florida and Toronto. The Sudbury, Ont., native first joined Hockey Canada in September 2017 as the national team [...] Read More »

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  • Four Alberta United Conservatives say they will not seek re-election next year

    EDMONTON – The United Conservative Party says four of its members will not seek re-election when Alberta voters go to the polls next spring. The four include Wayne Drysdale, who represents Grande Prairie Wapiti, Pat Stier from Livingstone Macleod, Little Bow’s David Schneider and Bonnyville Cold Lake member Scott Cyr. A party official says the [...] Read More »

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  • Institutional shareholder adviser calls for change at Crescent Point Energy

    CALGARY – An international proxy advisory firm is joining a call for change at Crescent Point Energy Corp. by endorsing two of four director nominees put forward by a dissident shareholder. Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. says in a report that investors should vote for Dallas Howe and Herbert Pinder, nominated by Cation Capital Inc., instead [...] Read More »

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World News

  • N. Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests

    SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – North Korea announced Saturday it will suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of its summits with Seoul and Washington, but stopped well short of suggesting it has any intention of giving up its nuclear weapons or scale back its production of missiles and their related component parts. [...] Read More »

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  • Police: Stalker broke into Taylor Swift’s NYC home, took nap

    NEW YORK – Police say a stalker broke into Taylor Swift’s New York City townhouse and took a nap. Police say officers investigating a reported break-in Friday found 22-year-old Roger Alvarado asleep in the pop star’s home in the Tribeca neighbourhood. Alvarado, of Homestead, Florida, was arrested on charges of stalking, burglary, criminal mischief and [...] Read More »

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  • Indonesian fishermen rescue Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar

    BIREUEN, Indonesia – Indonesian fishermen rescued 76 Rohingya Muslims stranded off the coast of Aceh on Friday, authorities said, in the latest attempt by members of the persecuted ethnic group to flee Myanmar by sea. Tthe group of eight children, 25 women and 43 men was brought ashore in their wooden boat Friday afternoon. It [...] Read More »

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  • Natalie Portman addresses snub of ‘Jewish Nobel,’ backlash

    JERUSALEM – Actress Natalie Portman has snubbed a prestigious prize known as the “Jewish Nobel,” saying she did not want her attendance to be seen as an endorsement of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Portman was to have received the award in Israel in June and said in a statement issued early Saturday that her [...] Read More »

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  • North Korea says it has suspended nuclear, missile testing

    SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said the country is making the move to shift its national focus and improve its economy. The North also vowed to actively engage [...] Read More »

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