August 19th, 2019

News

Local News

  • Pioneer Village hosts Harvest Days

    Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com Taking a step back in time to when Canada was still beginning to build itself as a nation and learning about how farmers used to operate is something the Coyote Flats Pioneer Village looks forward to teaching people about with their annual Harvest Days celebrations. Over the weekend, out by [...] Read More »

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  • Galt Museum hosts Beer Tasting Soiree

    Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com The Galt Museum and Archives is gearing up to present this year’s Galt Beer Tasting SoirŽe on Sept. 6, with tickets on sale now. The Galt Beer Tasting SoirŽe is an annual fundraiser for the Galt Museum and will feature some of the best craft and microbrews available in southern [...] Read More »

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  • Variety of programs have helped make a difference

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com The drug crisis involves crime and social problems. Some of it is reality, some of it is perception and some of it misconception. Sgt. Robin Klassen, head of the Downtown Policing Unit with Lethbridge Police Service, is on the front lines every day dealing with crime. But she also sees [...] Read More »

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  • Charter freedoms work both ways

    This week’s ‘Police Beat’ column by LPS Chief Rob Davis As Canadians we enjoy many freedoms that are entrenched in our Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Some very relevant sections will be exercised today during a rally that is scheduled to take place outside City Hall in relation to the Supervised Consumption Site and the [...] Read More »

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  • Library celebrates 100 years in city

    Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Public Library celebrated its 100th anniversary on Saturday, with both branches of the library commemorating the milestone. On Aug. 14, 1919, the Lethbridge Public Library opened its doors to spread the love of literacy, education and community. Throughout the years, the library has not only grown into multiple [...] Read More »

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National News

  • Correction to Aug. 18 story about Elections Canada rules on partisan activities

    OTTAWA – In a story that moved Sunday, Aug. 18, about the federal laws governing third-party advertising during the election campaign period, The Canadian Press reported that any partisan activity – including advertising, surveys, or any kind of campaign costing at least $500 – would require a charity to register as a third party for [...] Read More »

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  • Environment groups warned saying climate change is real could be partisan

    OTTAWA – A pre-election chill has descended over some environment charities after Elections Canada warned them that discussing the dangers of climate change during the upcoming federal campaign could be deemed partisan activity. An Elections Canada official warned groups in a training session earlier this summer that because Maxime Bernier, the leader of the People’s [...] Read More »

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  • Canadian woman focusing on memories shared with slain fiance: New Zealand police

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Police in New Zealand say a grieving Canadian woman is focusing on the memories she shared with her Australian fiance before he was murdered Friday in a seemingly random attack. Waikato police say in a statement that the woman, identified by Canadian sources as Nova Scotia native Bianca Buckley, is getting [...] Read More »

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  • Scheer repeats call on RCMP to investigate Trudeau’s actions in SNC affair

    OTTAWA – Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says the federal ethics commissioner’s stinging conclusions about Justin Trudeau’s handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair appear to align with a criminal offence. Speaking in St. Catharines, Ont., Scheer says he’s asked the head of the Mounties to take another look at the prime minister’s actions to determine whether he [...] Read More »

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  • Unseasonable snow forces campers out of northeastern B.C. provincial park

    FORT NELSON, B.C. – A blast of unseasonable, snowy weather has forced the closure of one provincial park in northeastern British Columbia and prompted a recommendation to stay away from two others, but conditions are expected to ease soon. A storm brought as much as 35 centimetres of snow to the Fort Nelson and Muncho [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

  • Alberta suspects lead Mounties on chase before their capture in Camrose

    CAMROSE, Alta. – Mounties from the Wetaskiwin, Alta., detachment had their hands full early Saturday morning tracking down two robbery suspects. They say that after being located by police the suspects were able to flee on ATV’s and drive to nearby Camrose where Mounties along with Camrose Police Service officers tracked them to a city [...] Read More »

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  • Two men seriously injured after small plane crashes in Alberta field

    BLACK DIAMOND, Alta. – Two people were injured in a plane crash southwest of Calgary on Saturday. RCMP say they were called at about noon to the crash involving a single-engine plane that took off from a rural airstrip near Black Diamond. They say it was on its way to High River but crashed in [...] Read More »

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  • Ex-Eskimos CEO gets new job among flurry of Alberta government appointments

    EDMONTON – Len Rhodes, a former Alberta United Conservative candidate and president of the Edmonton Eskimos, has a new job. Rhodes has been named the new chair of the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis commission. The appointment is part of lost list of changes announced by Premier Jason Kenney’s UCP government to governing boards ranging [...] Read More »

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  • Southern Alberta man fined for selling woman’s horses for slaughter

    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A southern Alberta man who sold a woman’s two horses for slaughter without her knowledge has been fined after pleading guilty to a lesser charge. Wayne Jubb, who is 78, was charged last year with trafficking stolen property and uttering forged documents. He pleaded guilty in Lethbridge provincial court to one count [...] Read More »

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  • Double Bear for the win: Judge rules horse champion of 2017 Canadian Derby

    EDMONTON – A fight over which horse won a Canadian Derby race two years ago has been resolved in court. Queen’s Bench Justice June Ross has declared Double Bear the winner of an Aug. 19, 2017 race at Northlands Park in Edmonton. Chief Know It All was originally declared the winner despite a complaint from [...] Read More »

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World News

  • Search for wealthy Polish film producer missing on lake

    WARSAW, Poland – Rescuers in Poland are searching for a celebrity businessman and socialite who went missing after falling from a motorboat into a lake. Piotr Wozniak-Starak, the producer of some of Poland’s most popular movies, hasn’t been seen since late Saturday or early Sunday. Police, alerted to an empty motorboat floating on the Kisajno [...] Read More »

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  • Prince Andrew rejects involvement in Epstein sex scandal

    LONDON – Britain’s Prince Andrew has rejected renewed suggestions he may have been involved in the alleged sex crimes of his one-time friend Jeffrey Epstein. Andrew says in a statement released by Buckingham Palace that he “has been appalled by the recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged crimes. His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation of [...] Read More »

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  • Iranian tanker sought by US heads to unknown destination

    GIBRALTAR – An Iranian supertanker hauling $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects to be tied to a sanctioned organization has lifted its anchor and begun moving away from Gibraltar, marine traffic monitoring data showed late Sunday. The trail left by GPS data on Marinetraffic.com, a vessel tracking service, showed the [...] Read More »

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  • Far-right and antifa groups both claim victory at Portland

    PORTLAND, Ore. – With both the left and the right declaring victory following a long-hyped rally that had Portland, Oregon, on edge it seems the liberal city will continue to be a flashpoint in an increasingly divided country. City officials were mostly relieved that a downtown gathering Saturday of more than 1,000 far-right protesters and [...] Read More »

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  • Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana’s governor during Katrina, dies

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, who became the state’s first female elected governor only to see her political career derailed by Hurricane Katrina, has died. Gov. John Bel Edwards’ office confirmed Blanco had died Sunday in hospice care in Lafayette. She was 76. Blanco had a rare eye cancer that [...] Read More »

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