October 20th, 2020


Local News

  • Baptism of fire for new recruits

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge Fire and EMS is set to welcome 12 new recruits into full-time service in the coming weeks, and this year’s training, due to COVID-19, hasn’t quite been like a class like any other, said lead trainer Les Hilliard. “We had to adapt and overcome,” he explained to reporters at [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Two facing charges after police recover weapons and stolen property

    Two people are facing charges after Lethbridge police executed a search warrant and recovered numerous weapons as well as several stolen items. Members of the Downtown Policing Unit and Priority Crime Unit executed the search warrant on Friday at a home in the 1800-block of 5 Avenue North. The subjects were taken into custody and [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Morning collision claims life of woman near Picture Butte

    Picture Butte, Alta. – Coaldale and Picture Butte RCMP along with the Picture Butte Fire Department/EMS responded to a collision Monday morning on Highway 25 approximately 2.5 km south of Picture Butte. Preliminary indications are that a blue car travelling north on Highway 25 lost control and collided with a southbound semi truck. The 18-year-old driver and lone occupant of [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Police looking for driver in Saturday morning for hit and run

    Lethbridge Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the driver and locate a vehicle involved in a hit and run collision that occurred Saturday morning at approximately 8:50 am in the intersection of South Parkside Drive and Parkside Drive South.  The offending vehicle fled the scene and is a red 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado, 4 [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Shandro won’t overturn decision

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Minister of Health Tyler Shandro will not intervene in an Alberta Health Services decision to end its local EMS dispatch contracts in Lethbridge, Calgary, Wood Buffalo and Red Deer. “My decision is not to overturn the AHS decision,” he writes, “and I look forward to supporting them and your municipalities [...] Read More »

    3 days ago

National News

  • Election speculation and deadly milestone in Argentina: In The News for Oct. 20

    In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of Oct. 20 … What we are watching in Canada … Debate begins later today on the Conservatives’ push for an anticorruption committee the Liberals argue [...] Read More »

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  • The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020

    The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. EDT on Oct. 20, 2020: There are 200,939 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 94,429 confirmed (including 6,044 deaths, 79,529 resolved) _ Ontario: 65,075 confirmed (including 3,050 deaths, 55,978 resolved) _ Alberta: 22,673 confirmed (including 292 deaths, 19,243 resolved) _ British Columbia: [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Commons set for debate Liberals say undermines confidence in Parliament

    OTTAWA – Debate begins later today on the Conservatives’ push for an anticorruption committee the Liberals argue undermines Parliament. The Liberals are threatening to turn the subsequent vote on the Conservatives’ motion to set up the committee into a confidence matter, which could in turn trigger an election. The Conservatives are already scoffing at the [...] Read More »

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  • One in four Canadians say their mental health is worse than during COVID-19 outbreak

    OTTAWA – Canadians continue to experience mental health difficulties due to the pandemic, with one in four saying their stress level is higher than during the first COVID-19 wave, according to a new poll. The online survey by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies found that only 19 per cent of Canadians say their [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Trudeau government appeals ruling that spy service breached duty to court

    OTTAWA – The federal government is asking an appeal court to overturn a finding that Canada’s spy agency breached its obligation to be fully forthcoming when seeking investigative warrants, a move that is prompting concerns on the part of rights advocates and a national-security expert. A Federal Court of Canada ruling made public in July [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago

Provincial News

World News

  • Jeff Bridges says he has lymphoma, cites good prognosis

    LOS ANGELES – Jeff Bridges says he is being treated for lymphoma and his prognosis is good. The 70-year-old actor channeled his The Dude character from “The Big Lebowski” in a statement on social media about the diagnosis Monday evening. He said he understands the disease is serious. He expressed gratitude to his family, friends [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Trump ‘running angry,’ attacks polls, press and Dr. Fauci

    TUCSON, Ariz. – An angry President Donald Trump came out swinging Monday against Dr. Anthony Fauci, the press and polls that show him trailing Democrat Joe Biden in key battleground states in a disjointed closing message two weeks out from Election Day. On the third day of a western campaign swing, Trump was facing intense [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Argentina hits 1 million cases as virus slams Latin America

    USHUAIA, Argentina – At the edge of Argentina in a city known as “The End of the World,” many thought they might be spared from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic. Sitting far from the South American nation’s bustling capital, health workers in Ushuaia were initially able to contain a small outbreak among foreigners hoping [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Argentina is 5th nation to pass 1 million coronavirus cases

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentina reached 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases Monday, making it the second nation in Latin America to reach the grim milestone and only the fifth in the world to do so. The Ministry of Health said 1,002,662 people have now been diagnosed with the virus, and 26,716 have died. Brazil reached [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • High court allows 3-day extension for Pennsylvania ballots

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court will allow Pennsylvania to count ballots received up to three days after the election, rejecting a Republican plea. The justices divided 4-4 Monday, an outcome that upholds a state Supreme Court ruling that allowed election officials to receive and count ballots until Nov. 6, even if they don’t have a [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago