August 25th, 2019

News

Local News

  • Spanish artworks reunited in city

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Two Spanish artworks, purchased separately six decades ago in New York, have been reunited in Lethbridge. Now on view at the University of Lethbridge, they symbolize the lifelong friendship between an Alberta art instructor and a star pupil. Margaret (Marmie) Hess met Roloff Beny – then 15 years old – [...] Read More »

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  • Flashing beacons on 6 Avenue South to help pedestrians cross

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Sixth Avenue South is set to become a little more pedestrian friendly after new rectangular rapid-flashing beacons (rrfb) are installed at 12, 14 and 15 Street intersections through September and October. City of Lethbridge manager of Transportation Darwin Juell said the changes are pre-planned, and come out of recommendations included [...] Read More »

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  • Whoop-Up Days events list

    Lethbridge Herald Following is a list of events at Exhibition Park and around Lethbridge during Whoop-Up Days 2019. The list is provided to Exhibition Park and the Lethbridge Herald. It is subject to change. Have an event that’s not listed or that’s changed? Email editor@lethbridgeherald.com. We will update the calander daily all week. Saturday, Aug. [...] Read More »

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  • Tree-climbing championship at Kinsmen Park

    Lethbridge Herald Kinsmen Park will will be the site of the Prairie Chapter Tree Climbing Championship throughout the weekend. Up to 40 male and female competitors from three provinces are expected to participate. The top two climbers will advance to the International Tree Climbing Championships next year in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The 26th annual PCTCC [...] Read More »

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  • Drainage ditch repair to close westbound Whoop-Up lane

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD In an effort to co-ordinate work on westbound Whoop-Up Drive, the outside lane from 4 Street South to the bottom of the westbound Scenic Drive off-ramp will be closed starting Monday so crews can work on drainage ditch repairs. The bridge rehabilitation and drainage ditch repair projects are occurring at the same time [...] Read More »

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National News

  • Trudeau to meet with Trump on the margins of G7 summit

    BIARRITZ, France – Justin Trudeau will have a face-to-face meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump today on the margins of the G7 summit in France, where the two are expected to talk trade and economic issues amid rising concerns about a possible global recession. The prime minister will host the bilateral meeting, and is expected [...] Read More »

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  • No winning ticket for $5 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw

    TORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $5 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize went to a ticket holder in British Columbia. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Aug. 28 will be approximately $7 million[...] Read More »

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  • Police say someone fired paintballs at people outside drug consumption site

    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Police in southern Alberta are investigating after they say someone drove past a supervised drug consumption facility and fired paintballs at staff and clients. Investigators have released surveillance video of a white pickup truck that was recorded shortly after midnight on Saturday morning outside the site in Lethbridge. Jill Manning, the director [...] Read More »

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  • Groups ready campaign to help young voters identify ‘fake news’ in election

    OTTAWA – Samantha Reusch is aiming to help young Canadians identify misinformation online because she and her colleagues can’t monitor all social media platforms for false information during this fall’s campaign. Reusch is the research manager at Apathy is Boring, a non-profit organization that encourages youth to engage in politics. She says misinformation on social [...] Read More »

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  • Trudeau to meet with U.K. and Japanese prime ministers ahead of G7 summit

    BIARRITZ, France – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is spending his day meeting with a few of the leaders of the world’s seven leading economies ahead of the official beginning of the G7 summit later this evening. Trudeau will meet first with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson this afternoon in the seaside resort of Biarritz, France. [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

World News

  • 2 Israeli drones crash over Beirut, Hezbollah denies firing

    BEIRUT – Two Israeli drones crashed in a Hezbollah stronghold in the Lebanese capital overnight without the militants firing on them, a spokesman for the group said Sunday, saying the first fell on the roof of a building housing Hezbollah’s media office while the second landed in a plot behind it. The drones crashed amid [...] Read More »

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  • Hezbollah says Israeli drones crashed without being shot

    BEIRUT – A spokesman for Lebanon’s Hezbollah says two Israeli drones crashed in Beirut without the militant group firing on them. Mohammed Afif says a small, unmanned reconnaissance drone fell on the roof of a building housing Hezbollah’s media office in the Moawwad neighbourhood in Dahyeh, the group’s stronghold in the southern part of the [...] Read More »

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  • Strip down, saddle up: Naked bikers hit Philadelphia streets

    PHILADELPHIA – Hundreds of Philadelphia bicyclists have been caught with their pants down – and their shirts and underwear off, too. The cyclists gathered in a park on Saturday to disrobe before saddling up and setting off on the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride. Organizers say about 3,000 riders pedal a 10-mile (16-kilometre) course around [...] Read More »

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  • Hong Kong police and protesters clash, ending violence lull

    Hong Kong protesters threw bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the summer-long anti-government protests on Saturday for the first time in nearly two weeks. Hundreds of black-clad protesters armed with bamboo poles and baseball bats fought with police officers wielding batons on a main road [...] Read More »

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  • HK police fire tear gas as protests take violent turn again

    Hong Kong protesters threw bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the summer-long anti-government protests on Saturday for the first time in nearly two weeks. Hundreds of black-clad protesters armed with bamboo poles and baseball bats fought with police officers wielding batons on a main road [...] Read More »

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