January 18th, 2020

News

Local News

  • Dangers of recycling

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com With thousands of Lethbridge residents making good use of their curbside recycling blue bins, the city’s Materials Recovery Centre is busy. But employees’ safety is at risk when anyone puts dangerous materials into the recycling stream. That’s the message from Steve Rozee, waste and recycling manager for the City of [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Attempted-murder suspect granted bail

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 29-year-old man accused of trying to kill another man on the Blood Reserve last month, has been released from custody and ordered to live with a cousin in Edmonton. Judge Jerry LeGrandeur released Kyle Lewis Crow Chief Friday following a bail hearing in Lethbridge provincial court. The accused, who [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Man sought in relation to sex assault arrested

    LETHBRIDGE A suspect has been arrested in relation to a Lethbridge incident last fall. After issuing a warrant for his arrest, Lethbridge police say 18-year-old Adrian Jeremias Peraza has been apprehended. He was charged in connection with the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl. The charges stem from an incident that occurred in November where [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Man sentenced for sexual interference

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 65-year-old Lethbridge man who inappropriately touched a young girl has been handed a short jail sentence. Hubert Patrick Arnold pleaded guilty Friday in Lethbridge provincial court to one count of sexual interference and was sentenced to 90 days in jail. He will, however, serve his sentence on weekends, which [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Crime Suppression Team nabs car prowling suspects

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Two suspects were arrested for tampering with a vehicle, during the first shift for the city’s new Crime Suppression Team. While a stolen jacket was also returned to its owner, Lethbridge Police Service officials are looking for the owners of other stolen items the officers recovered. On Wednesday, police say officers observed two [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago

National News

Provincial News

  • Eyes, ears, whiskers can give away if cats are in pain: study

    CALGARY – Don’t let their peaceful demeanour, aloof expression or apparent good humour fool you – your favourite feline friends might be keeping a secret. A study by professors at the University of Calgary and the University of Montreal says that while a cat may be notoriously good at hiding its pain, it’s possible to [...] Read More »

    23 hours ago
  • Metis nations ask Ottawa to negotiate directly with them, not national body

    EDMONTON – Three provincial Metis nations are asking the federal government to negotiate directly with them on issues of self-government and not through their national representative body. The Metis Nation of Alberta, the Metis Nation of Ontario and Saskatchewan’s Metis Nation met this week in Edmonton and passed a resolution calling for more transparency and [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Jury finds former Edmonton bar employee guilty of five counts of sexual assault

    EDMONTON – A former bar employee in Edmonton has been found guilty of five counts of sexual assault. Matthew McKnight was accused of sexually assaulting 13 females from 2010 until 2016. They ranged in age from 17 to 22. He had pleaded not guilty. On Thursday, a jury found him guilty on five of the [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Alberta says universities over budget; need to freeze travel, hiring, hosting

    EDMONTON – Alberta’s advanced education minister says post-secondary schools are going over budget and he’s urging them to immediately freeze hiring and stop spending on travel and hosting. “We’re not seeing a reduction in expenditures. That’s what we’re most interested in,” Demetrios Nicolaides said in an interview Thursday. “We’re asking them to redouble their efforts [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Alberta says universities over-budget; need to freeze travel, hiring, hosting

    EDMONTON – Alberta’s advanced education minister says post-secondary schools are going over their budgets and he’s urging them to immediately freeze hiring and stop spending on travel and hosting. Demetrios Nicolaides says in a letter to Alberta’s 21 largest post-secondary schools that recent financial statements show that their spending is on track to be much [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

World News

  • Prince Harry, Meghan to give up ‘royal highness’ titles

    LONDON – Buckingham Palace says Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, will no longer use the titles “royal highness” or receive public funds after a deal was struck for them to step aside as senior royals. The palace says the couple will repay some 2.4 million pounds of taxpayers’ money that was spent renovating their [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Coming around again: Famous ice disk seems to be re-forming

    What goes around comes around. An ice disk appears to be forming in the same Maine river where an usually large one formed last winter and quickly gained international fame. The City of Westbrook tweeted an aerial view of the disk in the Presumpscot River with the message: “ICE BREAKING NEWS: Ice Disk 2020 is [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Correction: Australia-Dinosaur Trees story

    CANBERRA, Australia – In a story on Jan. 17, 2020, about specialist firefighters who have saved the world’s last remaining wild stand of a prehistoric tree from Australia’s wildfires, The Associated Press erroneously reported the size of Wollemi National Park. It is 5,000 square kilometres (1,930 square miles), not 5,000 hectares (12,400 acres)[...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defence team

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has assembled a made-for-TV legal team for his Senate trial that includes household names like Ken Starr, the prosecutor whose investigation two decades ago resulted in the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz will deliver constitutional arguments meant to shield Trump from allegations that he abused [...] Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Starr, Dershowitz: Trump assembles made-for-TV defence team

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has assembled a made-for-TV legal team for his Senate trial that includes household names like Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr, the prosecutor whose investigation two decades ago resulted in the impeachment of Bill Clinton. The additions on Friday bring experience in the politics of impeachment as well as constitutional law [...] Read More »

    23 hours ago