June 17th, 2019

News

Local News

  • Family Centre celebrates dads

    Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Family Centre hosted its fourth annual Father’s Day Celebration at the Galt Museum Sunday afternoon, to let families in the community join them for a free day of interactive and fun activities. The day was filled with a variety of activities for dads and families to spend time [...] Read More »

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  • Stephan questions doctor about missing medical records

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com For nearly 90 minutes little Ezekiel Stephan was treated at the Chinook Regional Hospital before he was airlifted to Calgary in March of 2012, but there’s no record of 55 of those minutes. And David Stephan wants to know why. Friday, during day 10 of his trial in Lethbridge Court [...] Read More »

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  • St. Paul teachers honoured with Blackfoot names

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com St. Paul Elementary students and staff assembled in the gym on Friday morning to help honour teachers Tammie Kendall and Delores Dante, who were both given Blackfoot names by Elder Andrew Black Plume. Neither woman was informed the ceremony would be taking place before being called to the office to [...] Read More »

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  • U of L names new dean of Fine Arts

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com A life-long musician has been named dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Lethbridge. Currently the director of the Sound Studies Institute and a professor of musicology at the University of Alberta, Mary Ingraham began to play piano at three years of age. Born and raised [...] Read More »

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  • Ecole Agnes Davidson student seeking local support for National Heritage Fair video

    Lethbridge Herald A Lethbridge student caught the judges’ attention at a recent local history event. Now she’s hoping southern Albertans will vote for her – online – in hopes of advancing to the national level. Nycea Hazelwood, a Grade 5 student at Ecole Agnes Davidson School, created a video presentation for the Young Citizen’s National [...] Read More »

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National News

  • Quebec adopts secularism bill that bans religious symbols for state workers

    Quebec’s contentious secularism bill banning religious symbols for teachers, police officers and other public servants in positions of authority was voted into law late Sunday. Premier Francois Legault’s government used its majority to push through Bill 21 by a vote of 73 to 35 after applying the mechanism of closure to end debate on the [...] Read More »

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  • Quebec set to adopt secularism bill that bans religious symbols for state workers

    QUEBEC – No political party would dare reopen Quebec’s secularism bill once it becomes law, Premier Francois Legault predicted Sunday as his government moved to force passage of the contentious Bill 21 before the legislature broke for summer recess. Legault and his party extended the session into the weekend and were expected to force a [...] Read More »

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  • Federal cabinet decision on fate of Trans Mountain pipeline due Tuesday

    OTTAWA – The Liberal government’s $4.5-billion gamble to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline in a bid to get it expanded will come to a head on Tuesday when the federal cabinet decides whether to sign off on the project for a second time. Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi says the decision is coming by Tuesday [...] Read More »

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  • Newfoundland iceberg tours draw more visitors as climate warms: tour operator

    TRINITY, N.L. – Instead of May flowers, late spring in Newfoundland and Labrador is known for the towering icebergs sent drifting down the province’s coasts. After separating – or “calving” – from glaciers in Greenland, these 10,000-year-old hunks of ice, with eye-catching colourations and textures, may soon melt down to nothing off the island’s shores. [...] Read More »

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  • Poll suggests majority of Canadians favour limiting immigration levels

    OTTAWA – Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says he is concerned by numbers in a new poll that suggest a majority of Canadians believe the federal government should limit the number of immigrants it accepts. Sixty-three per cent of respondents to a recent Leger poll said the government should prioritize limiting immigration levels, while just 37 [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

  • Canada’s Eric Lamaze wins second straight Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows

    CALGARY – Canada’s Eric Lamaze closed out the Spruce Meadows Continental tournament on Sunday by capturing his second straight Grand Prix. Lamaze, aboard Fine Lady 5, won the $390,000 Friends of the Meadows Grand Prix by beating out 40 of the world’s top show jumping athletes. Seven riders, including three Olympic gold medallists, delivered clear [...] Read More »

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  • Skier, 22 dies after fall on Mount Haig near Castle Mountain Ski Resort

    PINCHER CREEK, Alta. – RCMP from the Pincher Creek, Alta., detachment are investigating the death of a skier on Mount Haig near the Castle Mountain resort in southwestern Alberta. Police say the 22-year-old man from nearby Lethbridge, Alta., fell down a rocky slope early Saturday afternoon after he was hit by loose rock. They say [...] Read More »

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  • Cavalry FC beats FC Edmonton, extends win streak to six to open CPL season

    EDMONTON – Sergio Camargo struck twice as Cavalry FC beat FC Edmonton 3-0 on Saturday in Canadian Premiere League action. Camargo opened the scoring in the 66th minute, then added a second in the 73rd to help Cavalry FC (6-0-0) win its sixth straight game to open the season. Nico Pasquotti capped the victory with [...] Read More »

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  • Two dead, including one who police believe was a child, in Alberta house fire

    PLAMONDON, Alta. – Two people, including one who police believe was a child, have been found dead inside a burnt-out home in northern Alberta. RCMP say members from their detachment in Lac La Biche were called to the fire in Plamondon, a hamlet about 200 kilometres northeast of Edmonton, early Saturday. Police say a woman [...] Read More »

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  • First-degree murder charges laid in deaths of two men in Calgary in 2018

    CALGARY – Police in Calgary say a suspect who was arrested and released shortly after the deaths of two men more than a year ago now faces murder charges. Joshua Brendan Bamfo, 25, and Mahad Abdiraham Ainanshe, 23, were found dead in the back of a vehicle when emergency responders were called to the Evanston [...] Read More »

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World News

  • Thais arrest Italian on run after George Clooney conviction

    BANGKOK – Thai police say they have arrested an Italian man wanted in his home country after fleeing a jail sentence handed down for fraudulently using the name of actor George Clooney to lure people into investing in a bogus clothing company. Thailand’s Crime Suppression Division says 58-year-old Francesco Galdeli was arrested Saturday near the [...] Read More »

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  • Hong Kong police clear streets as protesters move to park

    HONG KONG – Protesters in Hong Kong left the streets, averting possible clashes Monday after haggling for hours with police by moving to areas near the city’s government headquarters. The demonstrators who stayed after a massive protest march the day before, demanding that Chief Executive Carrie Lam abandon a proposed extradition bill, were seen streaming [...] Read More »

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  • Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong released from prison

    HONG KONG – Joshua Wong, a leading figure in Hong Kong’s 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, has been released from prison. Wong’s release from the Lai Chi Kok Correctional Facility on Monday came as student demonstrators and police faced of downtown following a massive protest on Sunday. Wong, 22, served a two-month sentence for contempt related [...] Read More »

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  • Hong Kong police begin to clear streets of protesters

    Hong Kong citizens marched for hours Sunday in a massive protest that drew a late-in-the-day apology from the city’s top leader for her handling of legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing in this former British colony. Nearly 2 million of the city’s 7 million people turned out, according to estimates by [...] Read More »

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  • Massive protests draw apology from Hong Kong leadership

    Hong Kong citizens marched for hours Sunday in a massive protest that drew a late-in-the-day apology from the city’s top leader for her handling of legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing in this former British colony. Nearly 2 million of the city’s 7 million people turned out, according to estimates by [...] Read More »

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