August 6th, 2020

News

Local News

  • LNID receives $1.1M provincial grant

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Agriculture Minister Devin Dreeshen announced $1.1 million in grants to help fund additional irrigation pipeline capacity in the Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District at the LNID’s Lethbridge office on Wednesday. The money will be put toward the $17 million required to build the LNID’s new Lateral H1 pipeline which will provide [...] Read More »

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  • Mayors ‘blindsided’ by AHS dispatch decision

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Mayor Chris Spearman presented a united front with Mayor Naheed Nenshi of Calgary, Mayor Tara Veer of Red Deer and Mayor Don Scott of Wood Buffalo in opposing the Alberta Health Services’ decision, announced on Tuesday with no consultation with affected communities, to discontinue satellite call centre operations in these [...] Read More »

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  • Where were you in 1975?

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Do you have some great memories of the Lethbridge-hosted 1975 Canada Winter Games? If so, a university in Ontario wants to hear your story. As the Niagara region gets ready to host the 2021 Canada Summer Games next August, a group of researchers from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont., [...] Read More »

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  • Big Truck Petting Zoo earns Public Library Minister’s Award

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lethbridge Public Library has announced it is the recipient of a 2019/2020 Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Library Service for its Big Truck Petting Zoo. The Big Truck Petting Zoo was held on May 25, 2019, at the Crossings Branch of the Lethbridge Public Library. The 2020 event was in its planning [...] Read More »

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  • Max Bell Regional Aquatic Centre to reopen Monday

    Aquatic centre to reopen with limitations LETHBRIDGE HERALD As part of supporting a healthy relaunch, the University of Lethbridge and Horns Recreation are pleased to announce the Max Bell Regional Aquatic Centre will reopen with limitations on Monday. Drop-in bookings to the facility and registration for Horns Recreation Fall programs were opened as of Wednesday. [...] Read More »

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National News

  • Provinces not moving fast enough to assess, mitigate flood risk: report

    OTTAWA – A new report says provincial governments are not moving fast enough to protect homes and other buildings from the ravages of flooding. The report from the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo says on average provincial governments get a grade of C for flood preparedness. Centre chair Blair Feltmate [...] Read More »

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  • Documents on WE affair and Kashmir clampdown: In The News for Aug. 6

    In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of Aug. 6. What we are watching in Canada … Opposition parties are hoping the imminent release of government documents related to the We Charity affair [...] Read More »

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  • The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Aug. 6

    The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. on Aug. 6, 2020: There are 118,187 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Quebec: 60,000 confirmed (including 5,687 deaths, 50,886 resolved) _ Ontario: 39,714 confirmed (including 2,782 deaths, 35,747 resolved) _ Alberta: 11,240 confirmed (including 203 deaths, 9,891 resolved) _ British Columbia: 3,834 [...] Read More »

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  • Ottawa pledges up to $5M in aid to help people affected by Lebanon explosion

    The federal government says it is pledging up to $5 million in humanitarian aid to help people affected by the deadly explosion in Lebanon. Development Canada says an initial $1.5 million is going to organizations such as the Red Cross to help meet urgent needs. In a post on Twitter, the department says Canada’s support [...] Read More »

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  • Downgraded from tropical storm, Isaias soaks Quebec and causes power outages

    MONTREAL – Post-tropical storm Isaias left several regions of Quebec rain-soaked and thousands without power at its height as it passed through the province on Wednesday. Environment Canada said Isaias was downgraded from a tropical storm, but wind gusts knocked out power in several areas on Tuesday, including around the provincial capital. The weather agency [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

  • Stantec: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

    EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) _ Stantec Inc. (STN) on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $37.9 million. The Edmonton, Alberta-based company said it had profit of 34 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 38 cents per share. The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research [...] Read More »

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  • Mayors of four Alberta cities frustrated by EMS dispatch services consolidation

    Mayors of four cities affected by a change to emergency medical dispatch services say they were blindsided by the move and believe it will put lives of their residents at risk. Alberta announced Tuesday that it is consolidating all EMS dispatch call sites to save money and improve patient care. The change will affect EMS [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Alberta government announces $48M to support homeless during pandemic

    EDMONTON – The Alberta government has announced $48 million in funding for shelters and community organizations that have been serving homeless people during the COVID-19 pandemic. The money is on top of $25 million announced in March. Minister of Community and Social Services Rajan Sawhney says details on how the funds will be spent are [...] Read More »

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  • Gran Tierra Energy: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) _ Gran Tierra Energy Inc. (GTE) on Tuesday reported a second-quarter loss of $370.6 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Calgary, Alberta-based company said it had a loss of $1.01. Earnings, adjusted for asset impairment costs, came to 8 cents per [...] Read More »

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  • Alberta sees dip in COVID-19 cases over August long weekend: Hinshaw

    EDMONTON – Alberta’s chief medical officer of health says the dip in COVID-19 cases over the long weekend appears to show that people are following public health guidelines about physical distancing and wearing masks. Dr. Deena Hinshaw says Alberta’s case numbers have been below 100 for four days straight. She says the downward trend began [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

World News

  • Weekly poems elevate New Hampshire city’s virus newsletters

    CONCORD, N.H. – Valerie Rochon is eager to read her email every Monday morning, even when it makes her cry. In addition to the endless Zoom meeting invitations, each week brings a new poem tucked into otherwise matter-of-fact messages about the coronavirus pandemic from the Portsmouth city manager. Tammi Truax, the city’s poet laureate, has [...] Read More »

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  • Bank of England says economy will take time to heal

    LONDON – The Bank of England predicted Thursday that the economic downturn in the U.K. economy might be less severe than it thought at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic – even as it warned it would take a longer time to heal the scars. The central bank opened the door to providing more monetary [...] Read More »

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  • China sentences 3rd Canadian to death on drug charges

    BEIJING – China has sentenced a third Canadian citizen to death on drug charges amid a steep decline in relations between the two countries. The Guangzhou Municipal Intermediate Court announced Xu Weihong’s penalty on Thursday and said an alleged accomplice, Wen Guanxiong, had been given a life sentence. Death sentences are automatically referred to China’s [...] Read More »

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  • Canadian citizen sentenced to death in China on drug charge

    BEIJING – China has sentenced a Canadian citizen to death on charges of manufacturing the drug ketamine amid heightened tension between the two countries. The Guangzhou Municipal Intermediate Court announced Xu Weihong’s penalty on Thursday and said an alleged accomplice, Wen Guanxiong, had been given a life sentence. Death sentences are automatically referred to China’s [...] Read More »

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  • Survivors mark 75th anniversary of world’s 1st atomic attack

    HIROSHIMA, Japan – Survivors of the world’s first atomic bombing gathered in diminished numbers near an iconic, blasted dome Thursday to mark the attack’s 75th anniversary, many of them urging the world, and their own government, to do more to ban nuclear weapons. An upsurge of coronavirus cases in Japan meant a much smaller than [...] Read More »

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