June 16th, 2021


Entertainment News

  • Giller winner Souvankham Thammavongsa takes home $20K Trillium Book Award

    TORONTO – Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Souvankham Thammavongsa is adding Ontario’s top literary prize to her trophy case. Thammavongsa was awarded the Trillium Book Award for “How to Pronounce Knife,” published by McClelland & Stewart. The Toronto-based writer’s debut book of short stories won the Giller last fall. Thammavongsa was also recognized with a Trillium [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • AP says it will no longer name suspects in minor crimes

    NEW YORK (AP) – The Associated Press said Tuesday it will no longer run the names of people charged with minor crimes, out of concern that such stories can have a long, damaging afterlife on the internet that can make it hard for individuals to move on with their lives. In so doing, one of [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Entrepreneur Arlene Dickinson’s memoir being developed into scripted TV series

    TORONTO – Canadian entrepreneur Arlene Dickinson’s rags-to-riches memoir is being developed into a scripted TV series. Toronto-based Marblemedia says it’s optioned the rights to adapt Dickinson’s 2011 book “Persuasion” into a one-hour drama. The former “Dragons’ Den” star will be an executive producer on the show, alongside Marblemedia’s Matthew Hornburg, Mark Bishop and Carrie Paupst [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Judge OKs Weinstein’s extradition for California rape case

    A New York judge on Tuesday approved disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s extradition to California, where he faces additional sexual assault charges, ending a legal fight prolonged by the COVID-19 pandemic, the defense’s concerns about Weinstein’s failing health and a squabble over paperwork. Judge Kenneth Case said there was no reason to delay Weinstein’s transfer [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Edward Burtynsky, Director X among artists in Luminato Festival Toronto lineup

    TORONTO – Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky, filmmaker Director X and theatre artist Christine Brubaker are among the artists set to present original works at the Luminato Festival Toronto this fall. The three will headline the annual arts and culture event, which will feature free film and digital experiences and a drive-in concert Oct. 13 to [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago

Local Entertainment

  • Headline>Roaming cats wreaking havoc on bird populations

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com I was walking the dogs last spring down the street when to my right I heard a sharp squeal. I looked and there was a ground squirrel in the jaws of a cat on a driveway. The small squirrel was in clear distress so I did what anybody with a conscience would do [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Surprise me fun!

    A year ago, we were in the throws of the pandemic, learning to adapt to a new reality that none of us could have really even begun to imagine. When Lethbridge Public Library first closed its doors, staff immediately came together to see what we could offer our customers when physical access to our buildings [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Wanted Wednesday feature a matter of public safety

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com An uproar is growing over the Lethbridge Police Service so-called Wanted Wednesday feature in which it publicizes the face, name and crime of a person being sought. Some in Lethbridge have a problem with the program, as evidenced by a petition to ban it. A recent Herald story said there were 545 supporters [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Communication might be the real issue at Peenaquim

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com After a week away from the office, I’m back in the saddle. And during that week, due to letters I’ve seen and discussions I’ve had with people, the disc golf course planned for Peenaquim Park was on my mind a lot. I made a rare visit there with a friend two Sundays ago [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame got it right this year

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame got it right. An organization which has become known for some questionable selections and omissions, the Rock Hall nailed it – sort of – with its 2021 inductees. The nominees this year were an eclectic bunch including the likes of The New York Dolls, Rage Against [...] Read More »

    1 month ago