July 22nd, 2018

News

Local News

  • Trucking industry driving for change

    Standardized training and recognition as a trade being championed Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Trucking could be considered the lifeblood of the economy. Without semi-trailers delivering everything from livestock to fresh produce, the way of life we as we know would be vastly different. But the trucking industry has issues, among them a shortage of [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Sense of family permeates the South Country Fair

    Organizers expect this year’s to be one of the best Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com An eclectic ensemble of musical artists has touched down at the South County Fair in Fort Macleod this weekend and is taking southeastern Alberta by storm. With weather co-operating, and a stellar lineup of great musical acts, organizers are saying [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Pow Wow showcases Kainai culture

    Event attracts about 200 dancers Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald – STANDOFF tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The annual Kainai Pow Wow was the showcase event for a bust weekend of cultural celebration, fun and ceremony on the Kainai First Nation. Along with the colourful sights and driving rhythms of the Pow Wow, Standoff also hosted a rodeo, Indian relay [...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Fecal contamination puts damper on pool time

    Matter found in reopened Henderson facility Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald Swimming in one of Lethbridge’s many public pools is a popular attraction in the summertime for a way to cool off and enjoy the warm weather. The recently-refurbished Henderson Pool has seen an influx in users of the facility but has also seen an increase [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Get outside and get healthy

    Lorelei Bachman Summertime is finally here and the warmer weather provides the perfect opportunity to get outside and get healthy. Establishing routine habits in young children ages 0-5 can set patterns for a lifetime of keen brain and body enrichment and help them discover activities that may become long term interests. Not only is recreation [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

National News

  • Multiple casualties reported in downtown Toronto shooting

    TORONTO – Police and emergency personnel services are responding to a shooting that reportedly involves multiple victims in the downtown Toronto neighbourhood known as Greektown. Police have yet to release any confirmed details, but local television station CP24 is showing images of multiple ambulances and other first responders at the scene, with several people being [...] Read More »

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  • Crews continue battling dozens of forest fires in northeastern Ontario

    KILLARNEY, Ont. – Crews from across the country continued to cut down dozens of raging fires in northeastern Ontario on Sunday, after evacuation orders left some property owners uncertain of whether their homes and businesses would survive the flames. Provincial police issued a statement Sunday saying the largest fire in the area – known as [...] Read More »

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  • Four First Nations sign agreement-in-principle with B.C., federal governments

    CANIM LAKE, B.C. – A group of four First Nations communities in British Columbia’s Cariboo region have signed an agreement-in-principle with the provincial and federal governments, moving a step closer to establishing a formal treaty. The agreement-in-principle outlines the elements of a treaty for the four communities, including land and resource ownership, harvesting rights, social [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • 19th-century ship washed up on English beach could have Nova Scotian link

    HALIFAX – Researchers say remnants of a nearly 200-year-old ship washed up on an English beach could be the soggy remains of a Nova Scotian vessel. The shipwreck was discovered in 2016 by a local woman on the shore of Camber Sands, a popular beach near Rye in the county of East Sussex. She alerted [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Soaring temperatures, high winds could worsen fires in B.C.’s southern Interior

    KELOWNA, B.C. – Officials in British Columbia’s southern Interior say the warm temperatures and gusty winds in the forecast could spell the end of two days of relief from wildfires raging in the area. Jason Luciw with the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre in Kelowna, B.C., says officials are would like to see a repeat [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

  • Police say climber, 65, dies after 60-metre fall in Alberta’s Kananaskis Country

    KANANASKIS, Alta. – A climber from British Columbia has died in a fall on a mountain southwest of Calgary. RCMP say the 65-year-old man was on Mount Lipsett in Kananaskis Country on Saturday, and was reported to have fallen roughly 60 metres. Police say he was dead by the time emergency services arrived. They say [...] Read More »

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  • Edmonton man charged following investigation into alleged $5.5M Ponzi scheme

    EDMONTON – Police say a 59-year-old Edmonton man is facing charges after allegedly orchestrating a Ponzi scheme valued at $5.5 million. Investigators with the Edmonton police say the man used the company name “Wakina Consulting Inc.,” and allegedly facilitated 257 fraudulent bridge mortgage loans between 2009 and 2017, using publicly available documentation from real homeowners. [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Pedestrian, 75, dies after hit by cyclist in Calgary intersection

    CALGARY – A 75-year-old man who was injured after he was hit by a cyclist in a Calgary intersection earlier this week has died in hospital. Police say the man was making his way across the street at a marked crosswalk on Monday when he was struck by a cyclist who failed to stop for [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Man shot and killed by RCMP in east-central Alberta confrontation

    ELK POINT, Alta. – A man has died in east-central Alberta following a confrontation in which RCMP officers fired their guns. Mounties say they were attempting to arrest a suspect on the Frog Lake First Nation’s reserve near Elk Point on Thursday night. They say a standoff followed and lasted several hours despite numerous attempts [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Police, sheriffs vehicles, involved in sideswipe crash near Edmonton

    LEDUC, Alta. – A number of people are in hospital after a highway crash involving an RCMP vehicle, two others belonging to Alberta Sheriffs and a civilian sport-utility vehicle. The accident happened around 9:00 a.m. Friday along the southbound lanes of Highway 2 near Leduc, just south of Edmonton. RCMP say the cruisers were parked [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

World News

  • Activist to star as TV’s first transgender superhero

    BURBANK, Calif. – A transgender activist who won a discrimination lawsuit after her school refused to let her use the girls’ bathroom will be TV’s first transgender superhero. Nicole Maines will star in The CW/Warner Bros.’ “Supergirl” as Nia Nal, aka Dreamer. Producers describe her character as a “soulful young transgender woman with a fierce [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • ‘Hamilton’ creator announces arts fund for Puerto Rico

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Lin-Manuel Miranda is helping establish a multimillion-dollar fund to boost the arts in Puerto Rico as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria. The “Hamilton” playwright said Sunday during a visit to the island that he hopes the fund will grow to $15 million in upcoming years. He [...] Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • ‘Equalizer 2’ squeaks past ‘Mamma Mia 2’ and takes top spot

    In the battle of two very different sequels at the box office this weekend, Denzel Washington’s action pic “The Equalizer 2” has narrowly won out over the ABBA jukebox musical “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.” Studios on Sunday estimate that the R-rated Denzel Washington joint grossed $35.8 million from North American theatres over the [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Ethiopia has ‘no option’ but multiparty democracy, PM says

    JOHANNESBURG – Ethiopia’s reformist new prime minister says the country has “no option” but to pursue multi-party democracy in the latest shakeup in a country ruled for decades by a single coalition. The chief of staff for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced the remarks on Twitter, saying they were made Sunday during a meeting with [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • And now he is 5: Britain’s Prince George marks birthday

    LONDON – Who doesn’t like birthdays? Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate have released a new photo of their son Prince George to mark his fifth birthday. The photo shows George grinning in the garden of Clarence House after the christening of his younger brother Prince Louis on July 9. George is third in [...] Read More »

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