April 18th, 2019

News

Local News

  • New lease for tennis club

    LETHBRIDGE Tennis, anyone? The Lethbridge Tennis Club was born in 1887 – the oldest in Alberta. And now it’s set for another decade of energetic activity near Henderson Lake. City council has approved a new 10-year lease on the city-owned court built in 1972, running until the end of 2028. The fee will be a [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • City man handed short sentence

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man who stubbornly refused to stay away from a couple of Lethbridge businesses has received a short jail sentence. Abdi Abdullahi Dahir was sentenced to 21 days in custody after he pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lethbridge provincial court to four charges of mischief and single charges of theft [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • City continues its support of pet-rescue organizations

    Lethbridge Herald The work of the Lethbridge and District Humane Society and pet rescue organizations continues to be supported by City administration. In a report to city council Monday, the animal welfare committee noted the City’s budget provides $45,000 per year to the No Kill Animal Association for its low-cost spay and neuter program, along [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Board of directors named for Downtown BRZ

    LETHBRIDGE A 10-member list of directors for the Downtown Business Revitalization Zone has been ratified by city council. For the year ending in March 2020, the board will include: Jason Bacon, ATB Financial; Matt Blasco, Elrich Tire; Kevin Brees, Park Place Mall; Glen Fenimore, Stoketown Cafe and Cure; Lorene Halseth, Clear Sky Radio; Hunter Heggie, [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • SACPA to discuss outcome of Tuesday’s Alberta election

    Lethbridge Analysis of the 2019 Alberta election will be the topic of today’s Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs session. Set for noon at the Royal Canadian Legion, speaker Duane Bratt will present “What did the April 16 Election Results tell us about the Sentiments of Albertans?” Bratt is a political science professor and chair [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago

National News

Provincial News

  • Precautionary evacuation for Red Deer, Alta., residents due to industrial fire

    RED DEER, Alta. – Residents from 80 homes in the central Alberta city of Red Deer have been asked to leave as a precaution due to a large industrial fire. Others in the Oriole Park and Oriole Park West neighbourhoods are being asked to stay inside to avoid thick black smoke from the blaze. City [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Study links preschool screen time to behavioural and attention problems

    EDMONTON – A new study links excessive screen time among preschoolers to behavioural problems they experienced at age five. The research looked at more than 2,400 families and compared children who got at least two hours of daily screen time to those who had less than 30 minutes per day. Kids who spent more of [...] Read More »

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  • A list of Alberta premiers since the province was created in 1905

    EDMONTON – Former federal cabinet minister Jason Kenney will be the next premier of Alberta after leading his United Conservative Party to a majority in the provincial election on Tuesday. Here is a list of previous premiers: A list of Alberta’s premiers: Rachel Notley, NDP, 2015-2019 Jim Prentice, Progressive Conservative, 2014-2015 Dave Hancock (interim), Progressive [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Alberta grizzly bears will feel the effects of climate change

    This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Authors: Greg McDermid, Professor, University of Calgary; David Laskin, PhD Graduate, University of Calgary, and Scott Nielsen, Professor, University of Alberta Toward the end of [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Man charged with arson after allegedly setting vehicles on fire in Edmonton

    EDMONTON – A 22-year-old man is facing numerous charges after allegedly setting multiple vehicles ablaze in Edmonton on Friday. Edmonton police say they were called to a bar and restaurant district at about 8:40 p.m. They say they received reports that a man was pouring fuel on vehicles and setting them on fire. Investigators say [...] Read More »

    4 days ago

World News

  • Mueller reveals Trump’s attempts to choke off Russia probe

    WASHINGTON – Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller’s removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. Trump was largely thwarted by those around him. Mueller laid out [...] Read More »

    18 mins ago
  • Medical examiner: Clark Gable’s grandson died of overdose

    DALLAS – A medical examiner says the grandson of actor Clark Gable died of an accidental drug overdose. The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office says an autopsy found Clark James Gable III was killed by a combination of the opioids fentanyl and oxycodone, and the sedative alprazolam. It ruled his death an accident. Gable died [...] Read More »

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  • Report: Avenatti met R. Kelly prosecutor Foxx at O’Hare

    CHICAGO – Phone texts suggest chief Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx worked closely with attorney Michael Avenatti before bringing sexual abuse charges against singer R. Kelly, including by meeting Avenatti during a layover at O’Hare International Airport. The Chicago Tribune reported Thursday on the Feb. 9 meeting based on text messages obtained through an open records [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Legislation overhauls Maryland medical network’s board

    BALTIMORE – Maryland’s governor signed fast-tracked legislation Thursday to overhaul a major medical network’s board of directors following revelations of numerous questionable financial arrangements involving board members, including Baltimore’s mayor. Mayor Catherine Pugh, who joined the volunteer board in 2001, has become the public face of the University of Maryland Medical System’s “self-dealing” scandal. Beginning [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Trump tried to choke Russia probe, oust Mueller, report says

    WASHINGTON – Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller’s removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. Trump was largely thwarted by those around him. Mueller laid out [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago