October 17th, 2018


Local News

  • Day parole for woman who killed mother

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com After serving barely two years of an eight-year prison sentence for killing her mother, Jessica Lee-Ann Praill has been granted day parole. The Parole Board of Canada granted Praill’s release late last month, but with conditions that she take prescribed medication, follow a treatment plan and not consume alcohol. “Alcohol [...] Read More »

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  • Stage production a ‘Titanic’ effort

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Take Lethbridge’s reputation for community theatre. Then multiply it by what? – 10 ? – and you get an idea of how big this week’s production really is. Yes, it’s Titanic! But in addition to images of that tragic trans-Atlantic ship, the story at the Yates Centre puts more than [...] Read More »

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  • City online services to be interrupted this weekend

    LETHBRIDGE Access to a number of online services through MyCity will be unavailable this weekend in order to complete an upgrade. The upgrade will improve the look and usability of the website. From Friday at 4 p.m. until Saturday at 6 p.m., the following online services will be unavailable: Online payments for parking tickets and [...] Read More »

    17 mins ago
  • City adopts new Play Charter

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge City Council unanimously agreed to sign off on a new Play Charter for the City of Lethbridge at Monday’s council meeting. Modelled on a similar charter passed in Calgary last winter, the Lethbridge Play Charter will support play that encourages the physical, emotional and social development of children in [...] Read More »

    17 mins ago
  • Schools face conflicting requirements in a complex age

    On June 1, Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety changes came into effect. The intent of the changes was to better protect workers, but these changes have also increased employer workload and made employers’ responsibilities more complex. Employees now have the right to know potential hazards, the right to participate in health and safety discussions, and [...] Read More »

    17 mins ago

National News

  • In the news today, Oct. 17

    Five stories in the news for Wednesday, Oct. 17 – – – FIRST LEGAL POT SALES MADE IN N.L. Ian Power made sure he was first in line on a chilly October night to make a midnight purchase that will likely cement his place in Canadian history. Outside one of the cannabis shops in St. [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Killer-rapist Paul Bernardo set to make parole pitch today

    BATH, Ont. – Convicted rapist and killer Paul Bernardo is due to plead for release today. The 54-year-old Bernardo is expected to argue at a parole hearing that he has improved himself during his 25 years behind bars. The designated dangerous offender has been eligible for parole since February. His defence lawyer has said his [...] Read More »

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  • Streamlined pardon process for marijuana possession convictions on the way

    OTTAWA – As Canada embarks today on a new era of legal recreational cannabis, the Trudeau government will close the door on the old prohibition era by announcing a streamlined pardon process for Canadians convicted of simple possession of marijuana in the past. A quartet of ministers – Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair, Public [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • New era dawns as cannabis becomes legal

    Canadians are waking to a seismic cultural shift as nearly a century of marijuana prohibition ends across the country today. Recreational use is now legal – a once radical notion that for many, like longtime Toronto advocate Robin Ellins, is a stunning concept he’s still trying to wrap his head around. The co-founder of the [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Feds to expedite pardons for minor pot convictions

    OTTAWA – The federal government plans to move Wednesday on easing the process of obtaining a criminal pardon for simple pot possession. The Canadian Press has learned the announcement on setting aside minor marijuana convictions of the past will come as the government ushers in a historic new era of legalized cannabis. Prime Minister Justin [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

World News

  • Harry and Meghan bring rain to drought-stricken Outback town

    DUBBO, Australia – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were jokingly thanked for bringing England’s notoriously inclement weather to a drought-stricken Outback town on Wednesday in a rain-drenched visit to Dubbo during their Australian royal tour. The former Meghan Markle brought banana bread that she baked in Sydney on Tuesday as a gift to a [...] Read More »

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  • Reports: 10 feared dead in gas explosion at Crimean college

    MOSCOW – Russian news agencies say that up to 10 people may have been killed and at least 40 others wounded by a natural gas explosion at a college in Crimea. The gas canister explosion is said to have occurred Wednesday at the vocational college in the city of Kerch in eastern Crimea, according to [...] Read More »

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  • Georgia police investigating arrest of black preteen rapper

    ATLANTA – Police in Georgia are investigating the arrest of a black preteen rapper by a white off-duty officer. News outlets report Cobb Police Chief Mike Register says the department launched a probe Tuesday into the October arrest, which was partly captured on video and posted online. Register says the 12-year-old previously was warned not [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Gaza rocket hits home in Israel, military strikes back

    JERUSALEM – A rocket fired from Gaza struck a residential home in southern Israel early Wednesday and the Israeli military began attacking militant sites in Gaza in response after days of rising tensions. The Magen David Adom medical service said a woman and her three children, whose home in Beersheba was struck, were being treated [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • After storm shuts down radio stations, 2 hosts carry on

    ORLANDO, Fla. – First Hurricane Michael damaged the radio station where they worked and then the owner shut the station down permanently – but that hasn’t stopped two Florida radio hosts from continuing their mission of informing their listeners during the disaster. Instead, Tiffany Dunning and Sean Streeter, turned to their Facebook page to provide [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago