May 26th, 2020

News

Local News

  • Council considering process in selling off City-owned properties

    Tim Kalinowski Letbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com City council is considering divesting numerous City-owned properties over the next few years, and is seeking a process from staff on how to do that in a responsible way.The drive to divest comes after Phase One of the KPMG operational review identified the City of Lethbridge appears to own more [...] Read More »

    25 mins ago
  • Proposed Six Mile Coulee pathway upgrade faces opposition

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The City’s proposed Six Mile Coulee trail upgrades are facing some stiff headwinds as local mountainbikers and trail runners say the upgrades will destroy the best riding trail in Lethbridge.Parks manager Dave Ellis defended the $1.8 million project, which was reaffirmed and greenlit by city council back in March, as [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Funding Boost for senior-serving organizations addressing COVID-19

    United Way release: United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta announced a community investment of $50,000 funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program. These funds are being distributed to agencies which are supporting vulnerable seniors in Lethbridge and across South Western Alberta during the COVID-19 pandemic.“The opportunity to work with [...] Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Police lay drug charges in downtown search warrant

    Lethbridge Police Service release: Lethbridge Police have charged six people after a search warrant was executed at a downtown home last Friday.On May 22, 2020, following a short term investigation into drug trafficking activity, members of the Downtown Policing Unit, K9 and Patrol Team B searched a home in a multi-unit complex along the 600 [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Zero per cent tax increase approved for Coaldale

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD -COALDALE Coaldale Town Council recently approved a zero per cent change to the residential tax rate, marking the second consecutive year of no residential tax increases in the Town of Coaldale. In fact, because the property values increased on average in 2019, the Town’s tax rate will actually decrease in 2020 in order [...] Read More »

    1 day ago

National News

Provincial News

  • Calgary bans businesses that claim to change sexual orientation or gender identity

    CALGARY – City councillors in Calgary have voted to join other municipalities in the province by prohibiting businesses that claim they can change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. A bylaw passed Monday bans businesses that offer conversion therapy and includes a $10,000 fine for any person found to be advertising or offering conversion [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Alberta’s United Conservatives among parties seeking COVID-19 wage aid

    EDMONTON – Alberta’s United Conservative Party says it is applying for the federal wage subsidy program during the COVID-19 pandemic while the Opposition NDP says it is holding off. Party spokesman Evan Menzies says it is the best option for its workers with the locked-down economy leading to reduction in fundraising opportunities. “We have lost [...] Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • Edmonton police investigating suspicious death after body is found in motel

    Edmonton police are investigating a new suspicious death case. They say officers responding to an assault call Sunday evening discovered a body at a south-side motel. The body was found inside one of the motel suites. The homicide unit has since taken over the investigation. Police say an autopsy has yet to be scheduled. They [...] Read More »

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  • Alberta RCMP charge four with first-degree murder in death of Athabasca woman

    EDMONTON – Alberta RCMP have charged four people with first-degree murder in the death of a 25-year-old Athabasca woman. Nature Duperron was seen in Edmonton during the first week of April 2019 and was reported missing by her family about a week later. Hinton RCMP say her remains were found in Yellowhead County west of [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Alberta opens more shops in Calgary, Brooks amid COVID-19 recovery relaunch

    CALGARY – Restaurants, barber shops and hair salons in Calgary and Brooks now have the official go-ahead to reopen their doors on Monday. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says declining COVID-19 case trends in those two cities, which had experienced the highest levels of infections, make the reopening safe. Those shops were allowed to open last [...] Read More »

    4 days ago

World News

  • #MeToo, phase 2: Doc explores heavy burden on women of colour

    There’s an elegant, almost poetic silence to one of the most compelling scenes of “On the Record,” a powerful new documentary about sexual violence that knows just when to dial down to a hushed quiet. In the early morning darkness of Dec. 13, 2017, former music executive Drew Dixon walks to a coffee shop and [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Pandemic probe: Brazil police raid Rio governor’s residence

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil’s Federal Police searched the official residence of Rio de Janeiro Gov. Wilson Witzel on Tuesday, part of an investigation into the alleged embezzlement of public resources in the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Police did not say whether Witzel, a former federal judge, was personally targeted by any of [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Stormy weather puts damper on SpaceX’s 1st astronaut launch

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Stormy weather is threatening to delay SpaceX’s first astronaut launch. A SpaceX rocket is scheduled to blast off Wednesday afternoon from Kennedy Space Center, carrying a Dragon capsule with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station. It will be the first time astronauts launch from Florida [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • WHO warns that 1st wave of pandemic not over, dampens hopes

    BANGKOK – As Brazil and India struggle with surging coronavirus cases, a top health expert is warning that the world is still in the very middle of the outbreak, dampening hopes for a speedy global economic rebound and renewed international travel. “Right now, we’re not in the second wave. We’re right in the middle of [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Minister quits UK government over aide’s lockdown breach

    LONDON – A junior British government minister quit on Tuesday over Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s failure to fire his top aide for allegedly breaching coronavirus lockdown rules. Johnson has stood by Dominic Cummings over his decision to drive 250 miles (400 kilometres) to his parents’ house at the end of March, despite a national order [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago