February 21st, 2019

News

Local News

  • One killed in collision near Taber

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald – TABER nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com A 39-year-old man died Wednesday morning after a two-vehicle collision on Highway 36 north of Highway 61 near Taber. Taber RCMP say a preliminary investigation has revealed that a southbound truck collided head-on with a northbound van at about 9:25 a.m. Wednesday. Road conditions at the time of [...] Read More »

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  • College awaiting new board chair with appointment of Kristin Ailsby as provincial judge

    Lethbridge Herald While Lethbridge College awaits the appointment of a new board chair, officials are congratulating their outgoing chairperson. Kristin Ailsby was named a provincial court judge earlier this week, to be stationed in Lethbridge. That precludes her from continuing in her college role. “This is an incredible honour for Kristin and we celebrate with [...] Read More »

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  • Harder supports to truck convoy

    Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge MP Rachael Harder is expressing her support for the United We Roll convoy, which landed in Ottawa on Tuesday. Harder also spoke at the rally in support of the convoy participants on Parliament Hill. “The ‘United We Roll’ convoy demonstrates the importance of Canada’s energy sector and the crisis it is facing,” [...] Read More »

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  • Last day for Herald’s annual online auction

    Lethbridge Herald Only hours remain to take advantage of local deals through the Lethbridge Herald. The second annual LethbridgeAuctions.com is open for bidding on more than 500 items until 10 p.m. tonight. The items from local retailers include dining, health and spa, travel, entertainment, and home and garden supplies. Bidding is simple: if you haven’t [...] Read More »

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  • Vos brings business experience to new role with chamber

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge and District Chamber of Commerce formally introduced its new executive officer at a press conference Wednesday morning. Local business owner and longtime chamber member Cyndi Vos will assume the role at a key moment with a provincial election looming in near future. “I have been involved with the [...] Read More »

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National News

  • Prime minister decries profiling incident on Hill as ‘anti-black racism’

    HALIFAX – Justin Trudeau told an audience of African Nova Scotians on Thursday that an incident of apparent racial profiling on Parliament Hill shows that racism, unconscious bias and systemic discrimination still can emerge anywhere in Canada. The prime minister was referring to an incident this month during a lobbying event called Black Voices on [...] Read More »

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  • Shambhala Buddhist leader drops teaching in wake of report on sexual misconduct

    HALIFAX – The Halifax-based spiritual leader of the Shambhala International Buddhist organization is stepping back from teaching and administrative duties several weeks after a report found allegations of sexual misconduct to be credible. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche said in an email to his students today that he is sorry for “all that has happened,” and that [...] Read More »

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  • Ontario Premier Doug Ford talks tariffs, trade during trip to Washington

    Ontario’s premier told an audience in Washington, D.C., on Thursday that steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by the American government hurt the U.S. more than Canada. Doug Ford made the comments during an fireside chat with Kelly Craft, the U.S. Ambassador to Canada, at an event organized by the Canadian American Business Council. “To be [...] Read More »

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  • Top Trudeau adviser Telford targeted in ex-Israel envoy’s lawsuit

    OTTAWA – One week after losing his right-hand man Gerald Butts, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s top political aide – chief of staff Katie Telford – faces allegations she intentionally inflicted mental suffering on an ex-ambassador. The allegation is contained in a lawsuit filed by Vivian Bercovici, a former Canadian ambassador to Israel, who was appointed [...] Read More »

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  • Oland trial witness adds ambiguity on timing of multimillionaire’s killing

    SAINT JOHN, N.B. – A man who probably heard Richard Oland being bludgeoned to death in his office has told a Saint John court he cannot pinpoint the time the strange thumping noises were made. John Ainsworth’s testimony at the second-degree murder trial of Dennis Oland on Thursday leaves open the possibility that the multimillionaire [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

  • Alberta man pleads not guilty to dangerous driving in fatal Canada Day crash

    RED DEER, Alta. – A man accused in a Canada Day crash in central Alberta that killed two teenagers and severely injured two others has pleaded not guilty. Dylan James Beauclair, who is 21, is charged with two counts of dangerous driving causing death and two more of dangerous driving causing bodily harm. His trial [...] Read More »

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  • Highway 1 reopens west of Calgary, but drivers advised to beware of weather

    CANMORE, Alta. – Traffic is flowing in both directions again on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Calgary after extremely bad weather caused several accidents that left several people injured. Emergency officials say as many as 40 vehicles ended up in the ditch on Wednesday in an area called Dead Man’s Flats east of Canmore. They [...] Read More »

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  • Highway 1 reopened west of Calgary after many collisions due to bad weather

    CANMORE, Alta. – RCMP say Highway 1 west of Calgary is moving in both directions after bad weather contributed to multiple collisions and vehicles off the road. Eight people, including three children, were sent to hospital in stable condition with non life-threatening injuries. The highway was blocked at Dead Mans Flats in both directions for [...] Read More »

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  • Highway 1 closed west of Calgary due to icy conditions, collisions, 8 injured

    CANMORE, Alta. – RCMP are telling motorists to stay off Highway 1 west of Calgary after bad weather contributed to multiple collisions and vehicles off the road. There are reports that eight people, including three children, were in stable condition with non life-threatening injuries. Police say the highway is blocked at Dead Mans Flats in [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Highway 1 closed west of Calgary due to icy conditions, collisions

    CANMORE, Alta. – RCMP are warning motorists to stay off Highway 1 west of Calgary due to collisions and vehicles off the road. Police say the highway is blocked at Dead Mans Flats in both directions and traffic is being turned around. There are reports of up to 40 vehicles in the ditch due to [...] Read More »

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World News

  • 2 women accuse R. Kelly of sexual misconduct in 1990s

    NEW YORK – Two women say singer R. Kelly picked them out of a crowd at a Baltimore after-party in the mid-1990s when they were underage and had sex with one of the teens although she was under the influence of marijuana and alcohol and could not consent. The women joined lawyer Gloria Allred in [...] Read More »

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  • USA Today editor apologizes for yearbook blackface photo

    PHOENIX – The editor of USA Today apologized Thursday for an image portraying blackface that was published in the Arizona State University yearbook on her watch. Nicole Carroll said in an editorial published in the newspaper that it was recently brought to her attention “that I was involved in publishing such a photo when I [...] Read More »

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  • AP Source: Kendrick Lamar, SZA not performing at Oscars

    NEW YORK – “All the Stars” are not performing at the Academy Awards, including Kendrick Lamar and SZA. A person familiar with the decision, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t allowed to publicly discuss it, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the duo behind “All the Stars” will no longer [...] Read More »

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  • Searing testimony heard at Vatican sex abuse summit

    VATICAN CITY – The day began with an African woman telling an extraordinary gathering of Catholic leaders that her priestly rapist forced her to have three abortions over a dozen years after he started violating her at age 15. It ended with a Colombian cardinal warning them they could all face prison if they let [...] Read More »

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  • Ex-Lion gets preliminary approval for medical pot dispensary

    LANSING, Mich. – Former Detroit Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson has received preliminary approval of his license application for a medical marijuana dispensary in suburban Detroit. Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Licensing Board voted 4-0 Thursday in favour of the application. The board considered preliminary approval for 84 prospective medical marijuana companies and final approval for 17 [...] Read More »

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