June 21st, 2018

News

Local News

  • Road closure on 9 Ave. S.

    LETHBRIDGE Effective today at 8 a.m., the 600 block of 9 Avenue South will be closed for the installation of water and sanitary sewer lines. Work is expected to be complete by late afternoon on Tuesday, weather permitting. Motorists are advised to drive with caution in this area and follow posted detours[...] Read More »

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  • Lawyer wants man sentenced as youth for sex assaults

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The lawyer for a Raymond man facing a number of decades-old sex charges hopes to have his client sentenced under youth legislation that was in effect at the time of the alleged offences. Bob Bissett told a judge Wednesday in Lethbridge youth court that if his 49-year-old client is convicted, [...] Read More »

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  • It’s important Canada remains accepting to refugees

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com As the dark clouds of racial prejudice and anti-immigrant feelings hang over various quarters of the globe, it is important Canada remains a beacon of light and hope, says Elma Guinto, director of Flexibility Learning Centre. “It affects all of us,” says Guinto, speaking of the refugee crises boiling around [...] Read More »

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  • Paradise Canyon welcomes the world

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com This is more than another stop on the MacKenzie Tour – PGA Tour Canada trail. This particular stop comes with a history lesson. The inaugural Lethbridge Paradise Canyon Open begins today and runs until Sunday at Paradise Canyon Golf Resort as 156 golfers compete for a $36,000 cut of the [...] Read More »

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  • What the Junk Vintage Market set for Saturday at Stirling

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD -STIRLING The annual What the Junk Vintage Market will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the historic Michelsen Farmstead featuring shopping, eating and live music. For the past three years, this vintage-curated and handmade market has been growing and doubling the population of the village just 20 minutes south [...] Read More »

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National News

  • In the news today, June 21

    Five stories in the news for Thursday, June 21 – – – 10-17 IS THE NEW 4-20 Canadians will have to wait until Oct. 17 – one month longer than expected – before they’ll be able to legally purchase and consume recreational marijuana. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the date Wednesday during the last question [...] Read More »

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  • Bills for Trudeau’s nine-day trip to India now top $1.5 million, documents show

    OTTAWA – New documents suggest the bills for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s troubled trip to India in February exceed $1.5 million. The latest figures released by the government include $323,000 for hotel stays, $485,070 to fly and staff the VIP Airbus for 43.7 hours over the nine-day trip, $5,235 for cell phone fees, $5,100 to [...] Read More »

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  • U.S. child migrant policy ‘wrong,’ says Trudeau; Trump changes course

    OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau added his voice Wednesday to the global chorus condemning the Trump administration’s practice of separating migrant children from their parents at the border – a practice the U.S. president abruptly reversed later in the day with the stroke of a pen. Trudeau had been under pressure to condemn the [...] Read More »

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  • Quebec once against changing high school history textbooks, second time since 2016

    MONTREAL – Quebec is once again replacing its high school history textbooks, this time to include more content on the country’s Indigenous peoples. It is the second time since 2016 that the government is revising the curriculum. The two-year course first introduced in 2016 and beginning in secondary three has proven controversial, with cultural communities [...] Read More »

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  • Alberta court hears arguments from both sides of gay-straight alliance law

    MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – A group that believes parents should be told when their children join gay-straight alliances at school says Alberta’s law barring teachers from doing that is unsound. “The legislation is deeply flawed and it fails to protect children,” Jay Cameron, a lawyer with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, said in Medicine [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

  • Canadian Olympian Josie Morrison retires from competitive speedskating

    CALGARY – Canadian Olympic speedskater Josie Morrison has announced her retirement from competitive speedskating. The 24-year-old from Kamloops, B.C., placed fourth as a member of Canada’s team pursuit squad and 21st in the 1,500 metres at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Morrison stepped on the podium for the first time at [...] Read More »

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  • Female officers complained: Alberta RCMP staff sergeant charged with sex assault

    FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – A staff sergeant with the RCMP in northern Alberta has been suspended after being charged with one count of sexual assault. The RCMP says in a release that two female members of the Wood Buffalo detachment complained that they had been touched inappropriately at an off-site Christmas party. Mounties say the [...] Read More »

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  • Johnny Manziel sits in Tiger-Cats’ opening loss

    CALGARY – Johnny Manziel never made it off the sideline in Hamilton’s regular-season opener, looking on as starter Jeremiah Masoli played in the Tiger-Cats’ 28-14 loss to the Calgary Stampeders on Saturday night. Manziel is making a comeback with the Canadian Football League team after being released by the Cleveland Browns in March 2016. The [...] Read More »

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  • Paralyzed Humboldt player’s family preparing for next phase

    AIRDRIE, Alta. – The parents of a paralyzed Humboldt Broncos hockey player are preparing for the next phase of his recovery – his return home. Ryan Straschnitzki is undergoing physiotherapy at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia after being paralyzed from the chest down in a crash between a semi-trailer and a bus carrying the junior [...] Read More »

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  • Man, 19, dead after single-vehicle rollover in Clive, Alta.

    TEES, Alta. – Police say a 19-year-old man is dead after a single-vehicle rollover in Clive, Alta., on Friday. RCMP say the eastbound vehicle left the road, struck a street light and rolled several times. They say the driver from Tees, Alta., was ejected from the vehicle, and was later pronounced dead. A male passenger [...] Read More »

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World News

  • Report: Ukrainian filmmaker on hunger strike is well

    MOSCOW – A state news agency is quoting a Russian human rights official as saying that jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov is in satisfactory condition despite a monthlong hunger strike. Sentsov, a vocal opponent of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, has been refusing food since mid-May. He was sentenced in 2015 to 20 years for conspiracy [...] Read More »

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  • Schools mum on ties to doc in sex abuse inquiry

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A now-dead doctor accused of sexual misconduct by former student athletes at Ohio State University said he acted as a team physician at other universities, most of which won’t say if they are reviewing those connections or whether any concerns were raised about him. Ohio State employment records reviewed by The Associated [...] Read More »

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  • Live animals, meat, ivory, wood seized in trafficking stings

    PARIS – Thousands of live animals along with tons of meat, ivory, pangolin scales and timber were seized in a monthlong global crackdown on the illegal wildlife trade that Interpol said exposed the international reach of traffickers. The live animals recovered in the stings included turtles in Malaysia and parrots in Mexico. Canada intercepted 18 [...] Read More »

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  • Sister led California police to shackled, starving siblings

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. – In a plea to a police dispatcher to “help my sisters,” a 17-year-old girl in a childlike, quivering voice detailed years of abuse she and 12 siblings suffered in a squalid house where she said they were shackled to beds, choked and the stench was suffocating. The 911 call was played in [...] Read More »

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  • Police: Bear that mauled searcher likely killed Alaska hiker

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Authorities in Alaska’s largest city said they believe the same brown bear killed a hiker who had gone missing and attacked a volunteer who was looking for him Wednesday. The hiker, Michael Soltis, had been missing for two days before being found dead close to where the unidentified searcher was mauled. The [...] Read More »

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