August 18th, 2018

News

Local News

  • City transit taking a new direction

    Riders will be affected throughout the city Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Bus route changes will will affect riders in all parts of the city by month’s end. Lethbridge Transit has announced daytime alterations to routes in the south, north and west neighbourhoods, citing the need to streamline service and improve punctuality. Effective Aug. 29, [...] Read More »

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  • City bus barn repairs nearly complete

    Coach caught fire in June Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Like many across southern Alberta, Kevin Ponech is aware of how much smoke there is outside. But since early summer, the city’s transit manager has learned how much work is created when there’s a smoke emergency — inside! When one of Lethbridge Transit’s coaches caught [...] Read More »

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  • Learn about energy efficiency

    Submitted by Energy Efficiency Alberta Jump on a bicycle and pedal away to see how much more energy it takes to light up an incandescent light bulb over an LED. Create a light show or charge your mobile phone with some good old-fashioned pedal power! Energy Efficiency Alberta is touring the province to teach Albertans [...] Read More »

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  • Open Farm Days running this weekend

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Many southern Albertans trace their roots to the farm. But this weekend, everyone will have an opportunity get dirty hands – and fresh food. Farmers and ranchers across the province will be welcoming visitors during Alberta Open Farms Days, Saturday and Sunday. More than 110 locations are on the list [...] Read More »

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  • Man charged in armed robbery of city gas station

    Money recovered and returned to business Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge Police have charged a 27-year-old man in connection with an armed robbery. On Thursday, at approximately 1:20 a.m., police responded to a report of an armed robbery at Gas King along the 2600 block of 16 Avenue South. The investigation determined that a masked male entered [...] Read More »

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National News

  • Canadians react to death of former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan at age 80

    MONTREAL – Canadian politicians are adding their voices to the international reaction pouring in to the death of former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has expressed his condolences on social media, saying the 80-year-old Annan made the world a better place. He said on his official Twitter account that it’s now [...] Read More »

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  • The Latest: Funeral procession in progress for slain officers ahead of funeral

    FREDERICTON – 12:15 p.m. Two hearses carrying the bodies of fallen Fredericton Police Constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns are travelling slowly along a funeral procession route, flanked by pallbearers. Following closely behind was Grimsby, a light grey horse co-owned by Burns and fellow Fredericton police Const. Stefan Decourcey. More than a thousand officers and [...] Read More »

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  • The Latest: Funeral to be held today for slain officers

    FREDERICTON – 11:00 a.m. Officials are beginning to gather at a high school in Fredericton for a funeral procession honouring two police officers who were gunned down last week. Rain is pouring down in New Brunswick’s capital, mirroring the gloom that has taken over the small city of nearly 60,000. Thousands of police officers and [...] Read More »

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  • ‘Four of a dozen kids will not make it:’ Tina Fontaine’s family healing together

    WINNIPEG – Melissa Stevenson was just starting her career 18 years ago when a summer position at the Indigenous Family Centre in Winnipeg connected her to a youngster named Tina Fontaine. The social worker quickly became close with Tina and about a dozen other young kids who came to the program. “The family centre in [...] Read More »

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  • Thousands to attend funeral service for officers killed in Fredericton shooting

    FREDERICTON – Thousands of police officers and other first responders from across North America are in Fredericton today for the funeral of two police officers who were gunned down last week with two civilians in the parking lot of a city apartment complex. Fredericton Police constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns died along with Bobbie [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

  • Calgary police officer seriously injured by fleeing pickup truck

    CALGARY – The Calgary Police Service says one of its officers was seriously injured while on duty early Saturday morning. Police say the officer was investigating a suspicious vehicle in the community of Legacy in southeast Calgary around 3 a.m. when the driver suddenly took off, hitting him. They say the officer suffered serious injuries, [...] Read More »

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  • City of Edmonton faces environmental charges for pesticide-related offences

    EDMONTON – The City of Edmonton faces environmental charges after allegedly using weed control chemicals inappropriately. Alberta officials say the city has been charged with six counts under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act and one count under the province’s pesticide regulations. The charges are related to a set of events from May 11 to [...] Read More »

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  • Maas says he needs to lead by example as Esks try to improve discipline problems

    EDMONTON – When it comes to demanding that the Edmonton Eskimos play with more discipline, head coach Jason Maas says setting the example starts with him. He admitted this week that’s too often been a case of do as I say, not as I do. With the Eskimos hosting the Montreal Alouettes Saturday at Commonwealth [...] Read More »

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  • RCMP say searchers have found a body, plane wreckage northwest of Edmonton

    MAYERTHORPE, Alta. – RCMP say search and rescue technicians have found a body and the wreckage of plane in a wooded area northwest of Edmonton. Mounties say the identity of the remains and the aircraft have not been confirmed. Transport Canada and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner are investigating what has been found [...] Read More »

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  • Alberta woman who left child in freezing car gets conditional discharge

    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A judge has given a woman who was charged after two young children were found in a freezing car late at night in southern Alberta a conditional discharge. The 32-year-old woman – who cannot be named to protect the identity of her child – is on probation for one year. She will [...] Read More »

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World News

  • Germany: No preparations made in case of alien landing

    BERLIN – The German government says it has made no preparations for the possibility that aliens might land in the European country. In a response to questions from opposition Green Party lawmaker Dieter Janecek, the government said “there are no protocols or plans for a possible first contact with alien life.” Justifying that stance, the [...] Read More »

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  • Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

    GENEVA – Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. His foundation announced his death in Switzerland on Saturday in a tweet , saying that he died after a [...] Read More »

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  • Manafort judge says he fears for jurors’ safety

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The judge in Paul Manafort’s financial fraud trial saiys he has received threats and he fears for the “peace and safety” of the jurors deciding the fate of the former Trump campaign chairman. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III revealed his concerns Friday when explaining why he doesn’t intend to make jurors’ [...] Read More »

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  • Saudi Arabia prepares for the annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage

    MECCA, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia is preparing to host the annual hajj pilgrimage beginning Sunday, as over 1.6 million Muslim faithful from abroad have arrived in the ultraconservative kingdom. The pilgrimage represents one of the five pillars of Islam and is required of all able-bodied Muslims once in their life. In recent weeks, the [...] Read More »

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  • Taliban say no peace with ‘occupation,’ want US talks

    KABUL – The leader of the Taliban said Saturday there will be no peace in Afghanistan as long as the foreign “occupation” continues, reiterating the group’s position that the 17-year war can only be brought to an end through direct talks with the United States. In a message released in honour of the Eid al-Adha [...] Read More »

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