February 18th, 2019

News

Local News

  • Volunteer Lethbridge seeks nominations

    lethbridge herald Volunteer Lethbridge is inviting the community to nominate youth ages five through 24 for their passion and dedication through countless hours of volunteering within Lethbridge and surrounding communities for the Leaders of Tomorrow Awards. Volunteer Lethbridge wants the community to help recognize and empower the youth that make a difference in the area [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Caution is advised during winter-driving conditions

    As I type, The Weather Network is calling for another week of temperatures ranging from night time lows of -23 C to day time highs of -9 C. Add the wind chill and it looks to be another week of cold temperatures. We all know how to dress for the weather but the past two [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Boil Water Order for Edgemoor, Sunset Acres

    Lethbridge Herald Alberta Health Services has issued a Boil Water Order for the Edgemoor and Sunset Acres subdivisions in Lethbridge County. The order has been issued due to a loss of pressure in the water system and the potential that small amounts of non-potable water may have entered the system. The Order was replaced by [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Library celebrates relationship with Indigenous community

    Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com In honour of the Lethbridge Public Library‚Äôs 100th Anniversary, the library hosted a traditional Blackfoot Social and Round Dance Saturday evening, to bring the community together and celebrate the growth the library has had with Indigenous communities. A round dance consists of a group of hand drummers which stand in [...] Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Child abduction case delayed to give new lawyer chance to review matter

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The criminal matter against a woman accused of taking her child and fleeing to Central America five years ago has been put off for another month so her new lawyer can get up to speed on the case. Lawyer number three has only recently taken the file, and needs time [...] Read More »

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National News

  • Quebecer in court seeking assisted death wants control of her destiny

    MONTREAL – Two Quebecers suffering from incurable degenerative diseases are arguing that laws governing medical assistance in dying are unconstitutional and that legislators exceeded their powers by setting overly strict criteria. The case brought by Nicole Gladu and Jean Truchon against the governments of Quebec and Canada entered its final phase Monday with the beginning [...] Read More »

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  • Saying sorry: CN apologizes to Manitoba rancher for oil spill after derailment

    ST-LAZARE, Man. – CN has apologized to a Manitoba rancher after one of its trains derailed and spilled oil on his land. A company spokesman says CN vice-president Sean Finn has spoken directly with Jayme Corr about how to fix any damage resulting from Saturday’s spill. Corr says Finn apologized for taking so long to [...] Read More »

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  • Hunt continues for convicted killer who escaped from prison north of Montreal

    LAVAL, Que. – Police continue to search for a convicted murderer who escaped from custody at a minimum security federal facility north of Montreal last week. Quebec provincial police, who are investigating the disappearance, believe Denis Begin was likely headed to Gatineau or the surrounding Outaouais region in western Quebec. Correctional Service Canada said Begin, [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • An insider’s view of the Quadriga meltdown: ‘It’s kinda devastating’

    HALIFAX – Software engineer Tong Zou lost his life savings – more than $500,000 – in the QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency meltdown. The mild-mannered 30-year-old Vancouver resident wasn’t making any clandestine, high-stakes trades when the online platform was shut down on Jan. 28 amid a storm of controversy and conspiracy rumours. Instead, Zou was simply looking for [...] Read More »

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  • Protesters across U.S. rail against Trump’s emergency, demand Congress act

    WASHINGTON – Americans furious with Donald Trump’s latest gambit for financing his long-promised border wall vented their frustrations Monday, gathering at protests across the country to denounce the president’s “fake emergency” and to demand that Congress stand up to his administration. In Washington’s Lafayette Square, directly across the street from the White House, several hundred [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

  • Warrant issued for man who could be in northern B.C. or northern Alberta: RCMP

    PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a 31-year-old man out on parole who RCMP say missed curfew at his designated residence in Prince George, B.C., earlier this month and hasn’t been seen since. Mounties say the warrant for Tal Kalum LaRiviere was issued Feb. 2. He is considered to be [...] Read More »

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  • ‘Just like Iron Man’: Calgary surgeon undergoes experimental spinal surgery

    CALGARY – Dr. Richi Gill’s life changed in an instant. The 38-year-old surgeon, who helped develop Calgary’s bariatric surgery program, was involved in a freak accident on a boogie board during a family vacation in Hawaii one year ago. “The wave pushed me down instead of forward in pretty shallow waters. My head hit the [...] Read More »

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  • House in Calgary destroyed in fire following apparent explosion, officials say

    CALGARY – Officials say a house was destroyed when a fire broke out following an apparent explosion in Calgary early Sunday morning. More than three hours later, firefighters had still not been able to enter the building to check if anyone was inside at the time of the blast. Fire services spokeswoman Carol Henke says [...] Read More »

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  • WHL Roundup: Blades beat Hurricanes 5-2 to extend point streak

    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Gary Haden’s 27th goal of the season stood up as the winner as the Saskatoon Blades downed the Lethbridge Hurricanes 5-2 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action. Haden made it 3-1 at 9:27 of the second period, helping Saskatoon run its point streak to 13 games at 11-0-2. Emil Malysjev, Nolan [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • McCarrick’s rise through church hierarchy began as altar boy

    WASHINGTON – Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s rise through the Catholic Church hierarchy, during which he established a reputation as a globe-trotting human rights advocate before being brought down by sex abuse scandals, began as an altar boy in New York City. McCarrick, who on Saturday became the highest-ranking cleric to be defrocked by the Vatican, [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

World News

  • Tense standoff spells endgame for IS militants in Syria

    BAGHOUZ, Syria – The collection of tents was largely silent on a sunny winter Monday afternoon. Few people were visible, but the few out and about were calm: Two men in long robes and pants walked slowly together through the grass, a woman leisurely came out of her tent to look around, a man on [...] Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Israeli leaders’ Nazi comments derail European summit

    JERUSALEM – Poland on Monday withdrew from a European summit in Jerusalem, derailing the meeting and embarrassing its Israeli hosts, to protest claims by Israel’s acting foreign minister that Poles collaborated with the Nazis and “suckled anti-Semitism with their mothers’ milk.” The abrupt cancellation marked a new low in a bitter and long-running conflict between [...] Read More »

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  • Sailor in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 95

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II died Sunday. George Mendonsa was 95. Mendonsa fell and had a seizure at the assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island, where he lived with his wife of 70 years, his daughter, Sharon Molleur, told [...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • AP Interview: Branson hopes concert saves Venezuelan lives

    CARACAS, Venezuela – Billionaire Richard Branson says that he hopes that the concert he’s throwing to rally humanitarian aid for Venezuela will help draw global attention and saves lives by raising funds for “much-needed medical help.” Branson told The Associated Press Monday that up to 300,000 people are expected to attend the Feb. 22 concert. [...] Read More »

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  • Nigeria’s female candidates seek victory despite harassment

    KANO, Nigeria – Nervous ahead of Nigeria’s delayed election, a group of young women picked up their cellphones and wished each other well. “Honestly I’m so tensed and scared,” one typed. “I feel like crying. This is so touching,” another wrote. “What we are about to do is the beginning of an era,” texted a [...] Read More »

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