October 20th, 2019

News

Local News

  • Crime Stoppers 5K Fun Run set for today at Legacy Regional Park

    Lethbridge Herald The first ever Crime Stoppers 5K Colour Fun Run is set for this morning at Legacy Regional Park. Crime Stoppers is inviting families and individuals of all ages and abilities to come run, jog, walk or even skip this five-kilometre course. The event is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., [...] Read More »

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  • Public library’s annual Foreign Film Festival kicks off Monday

    Lethbridge Herald While Canada’s movie houses show mainly American fare, there’s a wealth of films being produced around the world. Many can be borrowed from the Lethbridge Public Library. And a handful are selected for the library’s free Foreign Film Festival. “This year features world-class cinema at its best,” says festival organizer Sheila Braund. “The [...] Read More »

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  • Father, son facing several charges to return to court next month

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A father and son accused of breaking into a city electrical substation last spring will be back in court next month, hopefully with all the information they need to proceed with their case. The matter for David Bradley Priest and his son, Travis Roy Priest, was in Lethbridge provincial court [...] Read More »

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  • U of L Fall Convocation set for today

    Lethbridge Herald The University of Lethbridge will soon have its newest group of graduates. The Fall 2019 Convocation ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. today in the 1st Choice Savings Centre gymnasium. The U of L will award a total of 272 degrees, diplomas and certificates at the ceremony, with close to 200 [...] Read More »

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  • Robbery suspect’s bail hearing scheduled for Tuesday

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com There are few places where the well-known line “the best laid schemes of mice and men,” is more suited than in the courtroom. Case in point, a woman who planned to have a bail hearing earlier this week, didn’t, and when she returned to court Friday for the bail hearing, [...] Read More »

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National News

  • Police watchdog releases more details about shooting at Calgary military parade

    CALGARY – Alberta’s police watchdog has released more information about an incident in which an officer shot a car that police say drove around barriers and towards a military parade in Calgary on Saturday. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says several downtown roadways were barricaded for the parade, but a 21-year-old man driving a [...] Read More »

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  • Thunberg interviews leaders for documentary, Alberta Indigenous group says

    FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg continued her tour of Alberta’s oilsands region on Saturday, an Indigenous group says, conducting interviews that the group says will be part of an upcoming BBC documentary. The Mikisew Cree First Nation says in a news release that Thunberg spent the day on the shores of [...] Read More »

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  • Frantic final push for votes marks final day of divisive campaign

    OTTAWA – The contenders in Monday’s federal election spent the last day of the campaign calling for voters to unite behind their parties amid accusations of dirty politicking and outright lying. From when Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau fired the starting gun on the campaign on Sept. 11, voters have heard a mix of policy promises [...] Read More »

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  • Montreal loses to Sydney, Australia in bid to host WorldPride 2023

    MONTREAL – Sydney, Australia has beaten out Montreal in the quest to host WorldPride in 2023. The Australian city captured 60 per cent of the vote, while Montreal received 36 per cent and Austin, TX got three. Montreal’s bid to host the international LGBTQ celebration was spearheaded by the organizers of the city’s annual pride [...] Read More »

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  • Montreal-bound Air Transat flight makes emergency stop in Paris; passengers safe

    MONTREAL – More than 300 passengers resumed their journey to Montreal Sunday after their Air Transat flight from Italy had to make an emergency landing in France. The airline says flight TS571 took off from Venice Saturday but had to make an emergency stop at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport due to a technical problem with [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

  • Blondin adds to medal tally at Canadian speedskating championships

    CALGARY – Ottawa’s Ivanie Blondin won a pair of gold medals on Sunday to bring her tally to five over four days at the Canadian long-track speedskating championships. Blondin captured the women’s 1,500-metre crown as well as the mass start on the final day of the competition. Blondin finished the 1,500 in one minute 55.56 [...] Read More »

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  • Boy, 5, dead after being hit by truck his dad was driving at Alberta landfill

    LAC LA BICHE, Alta. – Police say a five-year-old boy has died after he was hit by a truck that his father was driving in Lac La Biche, Alta. RCMP say the incident happened on Saturday afternoon, when the father and son had been unloading a truck at the Plamondon Landfill. They say that after [...] Read More »

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  • Thunberg calls for climate action in Alberta but doesn’t talk oilsands

    EDMONTON – Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg stayed away from any direct criticism of Alberta’s oilsands as she took her message to the provincial capital. The 16-year-old told thousands of people in front of the legislature in Edmonton that the future of the planet is at stake. A group of oil and gas industry supporters [...] Read More »

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  • Alberta says grant plan to cut class sizes has failed, costing $3.4 billion

    EDMONTON – Alberta’s education minister says a grant program to cut class sizes in schools has spent $3.4 billion over the last 15 years while failing to deliver results. Adriana LaGrange says a report on the Class Size Initiative has barely “moved the needle” and they have to look at more effective ways of spending [...] Read More »

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  • CP NewsAlert: Alberta teen found guilty of shooting German tourist

    CALGARY – A judge has found a youth guilty of shooting a German tourist in the head on a highway west of Calgary last year. The teen from the Stoney Nakoda First Nation, who cannot be identified because he was 16 at the time, has been convicted of aggravated assault and recklessly discharging a firearm. [...] Read More »

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World News

  • Search for small plane missing near North Carolina airport

    DURHAM, N.C. – Operations were temporarily halted at a busy North Carolina airport Sunday night after it lost radar contact with an approaching small plane, launching a search by fire and rescue units around a nearby state park. A statement posted on the Raleigh-Durham International Airport website said air traffic controllers notified the airport that [...] Read More »

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  • North Carolina airport: Radar contact lost with small plane

    RALEIGH, N.C. – The Raleigh-Durham International Airport says a small plane approaching that airport was lost on radar and the airport was briefly closed while fire and rescue units responded. The airport says in a brief statement on its website that FAA air traffic control notified the airport that the plane was lost on radar [...] Read More »

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  • Report: Synagogue massacre led to string of attack plots

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. – At least 12 white supremacists have been arrested on allegations of plotting, threatening or carrying out anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. since the massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue nearly one year ago, a Jewish civil rights group reported Sunday. The Anti-Defamation League also counted at least 50 incidents in which white [...] Read More »

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  • US defence chief in Afghanistan for firsthand look at war

    KABUL – Mark Esper sought a firsthand assessment Sunday of the U.S. military’s future role in America’s longest war as he made his initial visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief. Stalled peace talks with the Taliban and unrelenting attacks by the insurgent group and Islamic State militants have complicated the Trump administration’s pledge to withdraw [...] Read More »

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  • ‘Captain America’ Chris Evans helps dedicate youth theatre

    CONCORD, Mass. – “Captain America” actor Chris Evans returned to his native Massachusetts this weekend to help dedicate the new home of a youth theatre company where as a youngster he honed his acting skills. Evans, wearing a Boston Red Sox hat, helped cut the ribbon Saturday at the Concord Youth Theatre’s new permanent home. [...] Read More »

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