February 19th, 2020

From The Newsroom

Jury back for second day of deliberations in Weinstein trial

By The Associated Press on February 19th, 2020

NEW YORK – Jurors are returning Wednesday for a second day of deliberations in a rape trial that could send Harvey Weinstein to prison for the rest of his life. The panel of seven men and five women had lots of questions Tuesday as they started weighing charges in the closely watched #MeToo case. They ... Read More »

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Las Vegas debate a major test of Bloomberg campaign’s gamble

By Steve Peoples, The Associated Press on February 19th, 2020

LAS VEGAS – Mike Bloomberg will confront the greatest test of his presidential campaign when he faces five Democratic rivals in a debate in Las Vegas that could fundamentally change the direction of the party’s 2020 nomination fight. The debate debut for the billionaire former mayor of New York is poised to offer fresh insight ... Read More »

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Sanders hopes early strength will prove he can beat Trump

By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press on February 19th, 2020

LAS VEGAS – Terry Reece has long been skeptical that voters would back Bernie Sanders, a 78-year-old self-described democratic socialist who is just months removed from a heart attack. Then the Vermont senator essentially tied for first place in the Democratic Party’s Iowa caucuses and won its New Hampshire primary. That forced Reece to rethink ... Read More »

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Bausch Health reports US$1.52B Q4 loss due to stock drop lawsuit settlement

By The Canadian Press on February 19th, 2020

LAVAL, Que. – Bausch Health Companies Inc. reported a loss of nearly US$1.52 billion in its latest quarter as it settled a lawsuit over a stock plunge that hit investors in 2015. The company, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, says the net loss amounted to US$4.30 per diluted share for the quarter compared ... Read More »

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Departure date of plane for Canadians on cruise ship yet to be confirmed: officials

By The Canadian Press on February 19th, 2020

Global Affairs says the departure date for a plane that will carry Canadians home from a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Japan is yet to be confirmed. Spokeswoman Barbara Harvey says the departure will be settled once final arrangements are made with the Japanese government and the cruise ship company. A news release from the company ... Read More »

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College students capture BILD award

By Kuhl, Nick on February 19th, 2020

Submitted by Lethbridge College A home designed by two Lethbridge College students has earned a major industry award. The Daphne, designed by Interior Design Technology students Jessica Banman and Teunieke Anker and built by Ashcroft Master Builder, was named top single-family home in its price range at the BILD (Building Industry and Land Development Association) ... Read More »

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School funding formula to change

By Kalinowski, Tim on February 19th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Alberta government unveiled a new funding model for the province’s schools on Tuesday, but local school boards remain in the dark as to what this funding model will mean to urban school divisions particularly. Minister of Education Adriana LaGrange announced the government would no longer be funding school boards ... Read More »

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Jury selected for child luring trial

By Shurtz, Delon on February 19th, 2020

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A jury chosen Tuesday to hear a child luring case in Lethbridge isn’t expected to begin hearing evidence until Thursday. Although it took barely an hour for the jury to be selected in Lethbridge Court of Queen’s bench, jurors were dismissed until 2 p.m. Thursday, when Crown Prosecutor Carolyn Ayres ... Read More »

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Theatre Outre presenting ‘Whale Riding Weather’ for first time in Alta.

By Kalinowski, Tim on February 19th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Theatre Outre presents Bryden MacDonald’s “Whale Riding Weather” at Didi’s Playhaus Feb. 24-28. Chronicling the relationship between three gay men as they intersect at a key moment in their lives, gentle wit and humour leavened with the tragic elements of human existence create a powerful and emotional experience for the ... Read More »

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Appeal of sexual assault conviction set for Thursday in Calgary

By Shurtz, Delon on February 19th, 2020

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com An appeal of a southern Alberta man’s conviction last year for sexually assaulting a former girlfriend is expected to be heard Thursday in a Calgary courtroom. Jesse Nielsen is scheduled to appear before the Court of Appeal to appeal his convictions of sexual assault, assault and criminal harassment. The Lethbridge ... Read More »

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