June 19th, 2018


Local News

  • Vandervlis showing ‘signs of progress’: Canes GM

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge Hurricanes’ forward Ryan Vandervlis is still in a coma, but was taken off dialysis and is “showing signs of progress,” says Peter Anholt, the team’s general manager. Speaking during a media conference at the Enmax Centre in Lethbridge Tuesday afternoon, Anholt also said captain Jordy Bellerive and Matt Alfaro, [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • City satisfaction remains high

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Everybody loves Lethbridge. Well, almost. A recent poll by Ipsos Public Affairs shows citizen satisfaction regarding the quality of life in Lethbridge to be very high at 97 per cent. Overall satisfaction with city programs and services were also ranked very high, and perceptions of municipal government remain positive, according [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Breast, cervical ward opens at CRH

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation celebrated the official opening of its Breast and Cervical Health Program ward on Monday. The new unit integrates services for women dealing with breast cancer or cervical issues, all under one roof. “I think (these women) know they are coming to the expertise here,” said [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Stafford Drive YMCA to close

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The YMCA of Lethbridge announced it will be closing its Stafford Drive location when the new Cor Van Raay westside location opens at the ATB Centre in 2019. YMCA board chair Stephen Mogdan cited untenable maintenance and infrastructure replacement costs at the aging downtown facility as the primary reasons the [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Pride Week kicks off with flag raisings at college and city hall

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The official launch of Pride Week was celebrated Monday with the raising of two flags within the city. On Monday morning Lethbridge College raised its Pride Flag for the third year in a row with much fanfare. Later in the day, the City of Lethbridge followed suit and raised the [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago

National News

Provincial News

  • Canadian Olympian Josie Morrison retires from competitive speedskating

    CALGARY – Canadian Olympic speedskater Josie Morrison has announced her retirement from competitive speedskating. The 24-year-old from Kamloops, B.C., placed fourth as a member of Canada’s team pursuit squad and 21st in the 1,500 metres at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Morrison stepped on the podium for the first time at [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Female officers complained: Alberta RCMP staff sergeant charged with sex assault

    FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – A staff sergeant with the RCMP in northern Alberta has been suspended after being charged with one count of sexual assault. The RCMP says in a release that two female members of the Wood Buffalo detachment complained that they had been touched inappropriately at an off-site Christmas party. Mounties say the [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Johnny Manziel sits in Tiger-Cats’ opening loss

    CALGARY – Johnny Manziel never made it off the sideline in Hamilton’s regular-season opener, looking on as starter Jeremiah Masoli played in the Tiger-Cats’ 28-14 loss to the Calgary Stampeders on Saturday night. Manziel is making a comeback with the Canadian Football League team after being released by the Cleveland Browns in March 2016. The [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Paralyzed Humboldt player’s family preparing for next phase

    AIRDRIE, Alta. – The parents of a paralyzed Humboldt Broncos hockey player are preparing for the next phase of his recovery – his return home. Ryan Straschnitzki is undergoing physiotherapy at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia after being paralyzed from the chest down in a crash between a semi-trailer and a bus carrying the junior [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Man, 19, dead after single-vehicle rollover in Clive, Alta.

    TEES, Alta. – Police say a 19-year-old man is dead after a single-vehicle rollover in Clive, Alta., on Friday. RCMP say the eastbound vehicle left the road, struck a street light and rolled several times. They say the driver from Tees, Alta., was ejected from the vehicle, and was later pronounced dead. A male passenger [...] Read More »

    4 days ago

World News

  • Indonesia raises number of ferry missing to nearly 180

    TIGARAS, Indonesia – Indonesian officials said at least 178 people are missing from a ferry sinking early this week at a popular lake on Sumatra, many more than previously believed, as distraught relatives pleaded Wednesday for a bigger search effort and angrily criticized the government’s failure to enforce even basic safety measures on passenger boats. [...] Read More »

    30 mins ago
  • 27 cellphones stolen? Suspect learns there’s an app for that

    DOVER, Del. – Authorities say a Florida man has been charged with stealing 27 cellphones during a Delaware music festival after an iPhone app led police to him. The News Journal of Wilmington reported Monday that 34-year-old William Rodriguez, of Miami, has been charged with multiple counts of theft. The Dover Police Department had received [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Indonesia raises number of ferry sinking missing to 166

    TIGARAS PORT, Indonesia – Indonesian officials say 166 people are missing from a ferry sinking Monday evening at a popular lake on Sumatra, a much higher number than previously believed. The boat didn’t have a passenger manifest and disaster officials have several times raised the number of people it was carrying as distraught relatives who [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • South Carolina city council OKs slavery apology resolution

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – In Charleston, South Carolina, once a key slave trading port, the City Council has voted to apologize for slavery. By voice vote, the Charleston City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution denouncing slavery, promising tolerance in the future and proposing an office of racial reconciliation. The vote coincided with “Juneteenth,” a celebration [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Trump returning to campaign for McMaster in 11th-hour swing

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – President Donald Trump is returning to South Carolina next week to make a last-minute campaign appearance in Gov. Henry McMaster’s bid for a first full term. The McMaster campaign said in an emailed statement on Tuesday night that Trump will join McMaster on Monday. The campaign also said that Vice-President Mike Pence [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago