February 22nd, 2020

News

Local News

  • City withdraws from Badlands tourism group

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com City council’s decision last week to withdraw its membership from the Canadian Badlands tourism organization allows even greater space for developing a Lethbridge-centred tourism identity and brand, says Tourism Lethbridge executive director William Slenders. “The Canadian Badlands brand is certainly well recognized, but is the City of Lethbridge part of [...] Read More »

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  • The Coldest Night of the Year Walk set for today at E-Free Church

    Lethbridge Herald The forecast may suggest otherwise, but today will mark the ninth annual The Coldest Night of the Year Walk for the Streets Alive Mission. The event is designed to bring awareness of the plight of the poor and “Put a Freeze on Poverty” in Lethbridge, with funds raised set to benefit their clients [...] Read More »

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  • City looking to electrify downtown with utility box art

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The City of Lethbridge Public Art Program and the Heart of Our City committee are putting out a call to local artists to submit design proposals which could be used to add a bit of colour to utility boxes in Galt Gardens and at Casa. “We are asking artists to [...] Read More »

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  • Many positives in city despite challenges, forum told

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Lethbridge hosted provincial and local elected officials in a candid forum about the state of Lethbridge’s economy on Friday afternoon. The event took place at the Sandman Signature Hotel with about 60 Chamber of Commerce members and community stakeholders present, and was [...] Read More »

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  • Charges dropped against fraud suspect

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A woman charged more than a year ago with numerous criminal offences relating to stolen mail and personal documents in 2018 is no longer facing charges. Tammy Judy Kotowski was charged in January 2018 with 52 offences, including possession of stolen mail, possession of credit cards and identity cards, fraud [...] Read More »

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National News

  • Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs arrive in Kahnawake, Que.

    KAHNAWAKE, Que. – Traditional chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation have arrived in Kahnawake, Que., as they continue their tour of Mohawk communities in eastern Canada where rail blockades in solidarity with their cause have been erected. Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs oppose the Coastal GasLink project that would carry natural gas to the B.C. coast, though [...] Read More »

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  • Report finds Catholic charity founder sexually abused women

    PARIS – A respected Canadian Catholic figure who helped improve conditions for the developmentally disabled in multiple countries over half a century sexually abused at least six women, a report produced for his French-based charity has found. According to the report released by L’Arche International Saturday, the women’s descriptions provide evidence enough to show that [...] Read More »

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  • Canadian cruise ship passenger tests negative for coronavirus in Cornwall, Ont.

    TORONTO – A Canadian who recently arrived in Canada after being aboard a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Japan has tested negative for the illness while under quarantine in Cornwall, Ont. The Public Health Agency of Canada says the person is part of a group of 129 Canadians and their families who landed on Canadian soil [...] Read More »

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  • No winning ticket for Friday night’s $65 million Lotto Max jackpot

    TORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $65 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. However, six of the Maxmillion prizes of $1 million each were won. They will be shared by eight ticket holders. The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Feb. 25 will now grow to an eye-popping [...] Read More »

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  • SARS lessons help Canada prep for COVID-19, but hospital capacity a worry

    OTTAWA – Canadian medical experts say the country’s already overstretched emergency rooms would find it difficult to cope if a true outbreak of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, were to take hold in Canada. So far, the virus has been relatively contained to mainland China, thanks in part to one of the largest quarantines in [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

  • Alberta doctors getting ready for court fight against new pay, benefits deal

    EDMONTON – The head of the Alberta Medical Association says it’s preparing for a court fight after the province cancelled its master agreement this week and announced a new pay and benefits deal. “Absolutely we are taking legal action,” Dr. Christine Molnar said Friday in an interview. “I see this as a fundamental violation of [...] Read More »

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  • Premier Kenney says new imposed pay plan remains good deal for Alberta doctors

    EDMONTON – Premier Jason Kenney says even with looming changes to physician pay in the province, Alberta’s doctors will still be the best compensated in Canada. And Kenney says given those numbers, he can’t understand why doctors would want to leave the province for perceived greener economic pastures. Kenney made the comments a day after [...] Read More »

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  • Alberta ends master agreement with doctors, new rules to be in place in April

    EDMONTON – The Alberta government, fresh off failed contract talks with doctors, is ending its long-standing master agreement with them and putting new rules in place in the spring. Changes include new fee rules on extended patient visits that doctors have already said will devastate the bottom line for some family and rural practices. Health [...] Read More »

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  • Conflicting arguments over which parent killed young Calgary girl

    CALGARY – The lawyer for a Calgary man charged with murdering his daughter told court Thursday that the girl’s mother could be responsible for the child’s death. Oluwatosin Oluwafemi, 44, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the 2014 death of four-year-old Olive Rebekah Oluwafemi. Defence lawyer Rebecca Snukal, in her closing argument, said [...] Read More »

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  • Sentencing for Calgary pair found guilty in quadruple killing

    CALGARY – A Calgary judge says efforts by a man and woman to destroy evidence in a 2017 quadruple killing deserve a harsh punishment. Queen’s Bench Justice Blair Nixon sentenced Yu Chieh Liao and Tewodros Kebede to life sentences for the first-degree murder of Hanock Afowerk. The Criminal Code dictates they will have to wait [...] Read More »

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World News

  • Iran now says 6th person dead of new virus

    TEHRAN, Iran – Authorities in Iran have reported a sixth death from the new virus that emerged in China. The governor of Markazi province told the official IRNA news agency Saturday that tests of a patient who recently died in the central city of Arak was positive for the virus. Ali Aghazadeh said the person [...] Read More »

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  • Infections climb in South Korea as world fights virus

    SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – South Korea reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections Saturday with more than 400 cases mostly linked to a church and a hospital, while the death toll in Iran climbed to five and a dozen towns in Italy effectively went into lockdowns as health officials around the world battle a [...] Read More »

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  • LSU textile museum reopening in larger, renovated space

    BATON ROUGE, La. – A textile museum at Louisiana State University is growing and will reopen its renovated, larger space with an exhibition celebrating four decades of its collection. The opening exhibition in the LSU Textile and Costume Museum’s new gallery will include a 1960s special occasion dress designed by American designer James Galanos; a [...] Read More »

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  • South Sudan’s rivals form unity government meant to end war

    JUBA, South Sudan – South Sudan opened a new chapter in its fragile emergence from civil war Saturday as rival leaders formed a coalition government that many observers prayed would last this time around. A day after President Salva Kiir dissolved the previous government, opposition leader Riek Machar was sworn in as his deputy, an [...] Read More »

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  • South Sudan’s rival leaders form coalition government

    JUBA, South Sudan – South Sudan opened a new chapter in its fragile emergence from civil war Saturday as rival leaders formed a coalition government that many observers prayed would last this time around. A day after President Salva Kiir dissolved the previous government, opposition leader Riek Machar was sworn in as his deputy, an [...] Read More »

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