March 20th, 2018


Local News

  • A brand new look

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald Economic Development Lethbridge unveiled on Monday three new suggested logos for the City of Lethbridge after two years of marketing research and consultations with local stakeholders. The three logos all share a similar theme with a stylized “Lethbridge” placard and aspirational motto attached underneath. The two mottos under consideration are [...] Read More »

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  • Model railway club keeps members young at heart

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald Round and round they might go, but the journey is actually quite interesting, says Southern Alberta Model Railway Club member Charles Pool. “It is not just train-running, it’s really world-building,” he explains. “That’s the fun thing about model railroading- it’s never done. You have a project for the rest of [...] Read More »

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  • Lethbridge and District Music and Speech Arts Festival results

    Results Friday and Saturday from the Lethbridge and District Music and Speech Arts Festival: Saturday Junior Voice Class 93660 Vocal Solo – Girls – Own Choice – 11 and under 1. Maren Livingstone 90; 2. Mia Berreth 88; 2. Ruby Baker 88 Class 97790 Movie/TV/Pop Solo – Ballad – Popular Vocal – 11 and under [...] Read More »

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  • Up in arms

    Expected legislation may re-ignite debate over gun control in Canada Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald While the legislation has not yet been tabled, rumours were spreading through the media last week of the federal Liberal rural caucus’s anxiety over proposed new gun-control legislation. And they have cause to be afraid, said Blair Hagen, executive vice-president [...] Read More »

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  • Lethbridge, Fort Macleod host ‘Road Forward’

    Lethbridge Herald It’s a whole new approach to Canadian history. “The Road Forward,” a musical documentary from the National Film Board, is coming to Lethbridge and Fort Macleod. Building on the talents of accomplished singers and musicians, director Marie Clements offers “Canadian history written through an indigenous perspective.” She has connected stories of activism with [...] Read More »

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National News

  • Montreal-area town adopts bylaw banning all smoking in public places

    MONTREAL – A Montreal suburb has adopted a bylaw that bans all smoking in public places in what is believed to be a first in Canada. Hampstead city council adopted the legislation Monday night by a vote of five to two. It prohibits tobacco or marijuana smoking on municipal property, including sidewalks and streets. It [...] Read More »

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  • Doug Ford tells supporters he can ‘take back’ province from the Liberals

    TORONTO – Doug Ford told a group of nearly 2,000 supporters that he plans to “take back this province” at his first major event since he was made leader of the Progressive Conservative party earlier this month. Addressing a large and enthusiastic crowd at a rally in Toronto, Ford says he believes he can build [...] Read More »

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  • Human remains found near Whistler, B.C., linked to missing Australian woman

    WHISTLER, B.C. – RCMP say human remains linked to a missing Australian woman have been found near the resort town of Whistler, B.C. Police say in a news release that Alison Raspa was reported missing last November. Visitors to Alpha Lake Park called police on Friday to say they’d found what appeared to be human [...] Read More »

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  • Alberta suspends caribou protection plan, asks for assistance from Ottawa

    EDMONTON – Alberta is suspending portions of its draft plan to protect threatened woodland caribou, saying more research needs to be done and Ottawa needs to help out. Environment Minister Shannon Phillips told the house during question period that the province is acting on concerns from thousands of residents who have said they are worried [...] Read More »

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  • Health Canada to meet provinces to discuss sale of sugary, high-alcohol drinks

    OTTAWA – Health Canada wants to reduce the alcohol content and the size of the sugary, high-alcohol drinks like those sold under the FCKD UP and Four Loko brands. Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor is launching consultations aimed at amending federal food and drug regulations to restrict the content of sweetened beverages whose alcohol content [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

  • RCMP in Alberta allege dad left baby in cold car while he went to bar

    CALMAR, Alta. – A father in Alberta has been charged after police allege he left a baby in a cold vehicle while he went to a nearby bar. RCMP say they received a complaint about a possible impaired driver in Calmar, southwest of Edmonton, on Friday. Police allege the driver left his vehicle on the [...] Read More »

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  • Pooches and pickup truck stolen in Edmonton found in central Alberta

    RIMBEY, Alta. – Two old English bulldogs named Rocky and Jersey who were in a pickup that was stolen last week have been reunited with their owners after being found in central Alberta. Jersey, a brown three-year-old female, and Rocky, a six-month-old black-and-white male, were in the cab when the truck was taken from outside [...] Read More »

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  • Alberta making changes to trusts for people with disabilities

    EDMONTON – Alberta is proposing changes to financial trusts to further assist people with disabilities. Social Services Minister Irfan Sabir says new legislation would exempt assets in trusts when determining whether someone was eligible for funds under the Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped program. Trusts are estate planning tools that help provide ongoing care [...] Read More »

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  • ‘Experience is departing:’ Alberta prosecutors worried as numbers dwindle

    CALGARY – A provincial wage freeze and increased caseloads resulting from a Supreme Court of Canada ruling are making it difficult to recruit new prosecutors to fill Alberta’s dwindling ranks, says an organization representing Crown lawyers. In 2016, the Supreme Court’s Jordan decision imposed time limits on how long a criminal trial can take before [...] Read More »

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  • Wesley Berg scores six times, Roughnecks hold on to beat Knighthawks 14-13

    CALGARY – Wesley Berg had six goals and two assists as the Calgary Roughnecks held on to beat the Rochester Knighthawks 14-13 on Saturday in National Lacrosse League play. Garrett McIntosh, Curtis Dickson and Dane Dobbie each had a pair of goals for the Roughnecks (5-7), who got singles from Holden Cattoni and Mitch Wilde. [...] Read More »

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World News

  • First lady to hold first public event on cyberbullying

    WASHINGTON – Melania Trump is hosting executives from major online and social media companies to discuss cyberbullying and being safe on the internet. During the 2016 presidential campaign, she identified online bullying as the issue she would pursue as first lady if Donald Trump were elected. Tuesday’s White House meeting will mark her first public [...] Read More »

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  • Quick court fight as Mississippi sets 15-week abortion ban

    JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi moved quickly toward a legal confrontation over the nation’s most restrictive abortion law Monday. Within six hours, the governor signed a bill banning most abortions after 15 weeks of gestation, the state’s lone abortion clinic sued, and a federal judge set a Tuesday morning hearing to consider blocking the restrictions. Abortion [...] Read More »

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  • China’s Xi strikes nationalistic tone in parliament address

    BEIJING – Chinese President Xi Jinping has struck a stridently nationalistic tone in his closing address to the annual session of the ceremonial parliament at which term limits on his rule were abolished. Xi told the nearly 3,000 delegates to the National People’s Congress on Tuesday that “not one inch” of Chinese territory would ever [...] Read More »

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  • Democrats reject immigration deal as budget deadline nears

    WASHINGTON – Capitol Hill Democrats have rejected a White House bid to extend protections for so-called Dreamer immigrants in exchange for $25 billion in funding for President Donald Trump’s long-sought border wall as Washington talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill hit a critical stage on Monday. Disputes remain over immigration enforcement and a [...] Read More »

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  • Aum cult members face execution for Tokyo subway gas attack

    TOKYO – Thirteen Japanese cult members may be sent to the gallows any day now for a deadly 1995 gas attack on the Tokyo subway system and other crimes. But when is uncertain. Such is the secrecy that surrounds Japan’s death penalty system. Tuesday marks 23 years since members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult punctured [...] Read More »

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