December 14th, 2019

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  • ‘Oilsands of sun and wind’

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Now being described as “the oilsands of sun and wind,” southern Alberta is receiving a $1.5-billion boost from its fast-growing alternative energy industry. Overseas investors continue to underwrite new Alberta projects, a just-released report confirms, due to strong demand around the world for energy from renewable resources. “International investment is [...] Read More »

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  • An abundance of holiday entertainment

    For 30 years, New West Theatre has been entertaining southern Albertans with its unique blend of music and mirth. That’s quite an accomplishment – a cause for “Celebration.” And that’s the focus of New West’s holiday show this year, opening Wednesday. “This show is a tribute from our family to yours,” the performers say, celebrating [...] Read More »

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  • Support the community by buying local this season

    SUBMITTED BY THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE With the holiday season fast approaching, Lethbridge businesses are leaning in to the holiday retail frenzy. According to the Retail Council of Canada, in 2019 Canadians are estimating to spend about $790 on their holiday purchases, but in reality, will most likely spend over $820. >The same survey also [...] Read More »

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  • Community Foundation presents $286K in grants

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta handed out over $286,000 in grants to various community projects through the Henry S. Varley Fund for Rural Life and Community Priorities Granting Program on Thursday. About 37 projects in total benefited from the funds this year, many of which were based [...] Read More »

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  • Holiday Food Drive continues

    Lethbridge The Real Canadian Superstore and Real Canadian Wholesale Club in Lethbridge is joining other Loblaw stores across the country for the Loblaw Companies National Holiday Food Drive. Until Dec. 24, Loblaw stores are asking shoppers to donate non-perishable food items and funds at checkout to help support local food banks. Nationally, the campaign aims [...] Read More »

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  • Ex-Sudan strongman al-Bashir gets 2 years for corruption

    KHARTOUM, Sudan – A court in Sudan convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption on Saturday, sentencing him to two years in prison. That’s the first verdict in a series of legal proceedings against al-Bashir, who is also wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and genocide linked [...] Read More »

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  • North Korea conducts another test at long-range rocket site

    North Korea says it successfully performed another “crucial test” as its long-range rocket launch site that would further strengthen its “reliable strategic nuclear deterrent.” The announcement on Saturday comes as North Korea continues to pressure the Trump administration over an end-of-year deadline set by leader Kim Jong Un to salvage faltering nuclear negotiations. North Korea’s [...] Read More »

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  • California governor rejects $13.5 billion PG&E settlement

    SAN FRANCISCO – California Gov. Gavin Newsom has rejected a $13.5 billion settlement that Pacific Gas and Electric struck just last week with thousands of people who lost homes, businesses and family members in a series of devastating fires that drove the nation’s largest utility into bankruptcy. The decision announced Friday in a five-page letter [...] Read More »

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  • California governor rejects PG&E’s bankruptcy plan

    SAN FRANCISCO – California gov. Gavin Newsom has rejected a bankruptcy reorganization plan that Pacific Gas and Electric reached just last week with thousands of wildfire victims, including a $13.5 billion settlement. Newsom says in a five-page letter to PG&E CEO William D. Johnson that the plan’s most important elements are providing safe and reliable [...] Read More »

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  • First lady appears to condone Trump’s criticism of Thunberg

    WASHINGTON – Melania Trump on Friday appeared to condone her husband’s criticism of 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, saying through a spokeswoman that her 13-year-old son, Barron, is in a different category than the teenage climate activist “who travels the globe giving speeches.” “He is a 13-year-old who wants and deserves privacy,” spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in [...] Read More »

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