May 19th, 2019


Local News

  • Anand-Ford to be sentenced Aug. 28

    Aaron Anand-Ford, who was convicted of manslaughter in February, will be sentenced Aug. 28. Anand-Ford was originally charged with second-degree murder in relation to the 2016 homicide of 24-year-old Dustin Hewer, whom he stabbed 13 times after the victim charged at his friend – Jacob Porfoun – with a baseball bat. The jury found Anand-Ford [...] Read More »

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  • City Notebook: Where have we seen that name before?

    Hatters may have had their ears perk up at familiar names a couple times this week watching national news. Most notably, Spencer Fraser, the former GM at local defence contractor Meggitt, was featured prominently in a report of the confusing case of Admiral Mark Norman. Fraser’s new firm, Federal Fleet Services, is one of the [...] Read More »

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  • Two thirds of SE Alberta’s farm acres are seeded, recent crop report tells

    Two-thirds of farm acres in southeast Alberta are seeded as of May 14, with expected moisture likely to bolster conditions for now emerging crops, according to the provincial report released on Friday. Planting in the Medicine Hat, Lethbridge and Foremost regions, at 67 per cent complete, is three times more advanced than last year and [...] Read More »

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  • UCP MLAs to be sworn in Tuesday

    Government MLAs will be sworn in Tuesday at 9 a.m., including Drew Barnes, MLA for Cypress-Medicine Hat, and Michaela Glasgo, MLA for Brook-Medicine Hat. The swearing-in ceremony will be followed by the election of the speaker and deputy, the chairs of committees and deputies, which are done by secret ballot. The election will take place [...] Read More »

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  • Another byelection for Maple Creek council

    There will be another byelection in the town of Maple Creek, where voters will go to the polls for a third time in about 16 months in July. This summer’s vote comes after the resignation of town councillor Kevin Rittinger at Tuesday’s council meeting. July 17 was set as voting day to fill the vacant [...] Read More »

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National News

  • Kraft Heinz acknowledges unexpected translation of its condiment

    TORONTO – Kraft Heinz has acknowledged a rather unexpected potential Cree translation of its latest buzzy condiment to reach Canada. Mayochup, the crowd-sourced name for its pre-mixed mayonnaise-ketchup mashup, can mean something entirely else in some Cree dialects. Arden Ogg, director of the Cree Literacy Network, says that around Moose Factory, the name can be [...] Read More »

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  • Vancouver Aquarium files civil claim suing city and park board over cetacean ban

    VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Aquarium is suing the city and park board over the 2017 cetacean ban for breach of contract and claiming it lost millions of dollars in revenue. In May 2017 the Vancouver’s park board voted 6 to 1 to approve a bylaw banning whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity. The bylaw went [...] Read More »

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  • Sisters of Ste-Anne hold garage sale before giving up Montreal convent

    MONTREAL – In many ways, the garage sale that took place at the Sisters of Ste-Anne’s mother house was no different than any of the dozens of others that took place in the Montreal area over the long weekend, although few of the others are quite as steeped in history. On Saturday and Sunday, browsers [...] Read More »

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  • Canadian pilot Patrick Forseth killed in Honduras plane crash: sister

    TRUJILLO, Honduras – A British Columbia woman says her pilot brother was killed in a plane crash in Honduras on Saturday. In a phone interview with The Canadian Press on Sunday, Jenna Forseth confirmed her brother Patrick was killed in the crash in the Roatan area, a popular island destination for tourists to the Central [...] Read More »

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  • Canadian citizen killed in Honduras plane crash, Global Affairs confirms

    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Global Affairs Canada confirms that a Canadian citizen has been killed in a plane crash in Honduras. A spokesperson for the department says the crash happened in the Roatan Islands area, a popular tourist destination in the Central American country. Stefano Maron says consular officials in the capital, Tegucigalpa, are in contact [...] Read More »

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Provincial News

  • RCMP say hiker’s body recovered after fall from mountain west of Calgary

    CANMORE, Alta. – RCMP say a hiker’s body has been recovered after he reportedly fell from a mountain west of Calgary. Police say they were called Sunday afternoon to Heart Mountain for a report that a 21-year-old man had fallen 18 metres. Searchers later found him and he was confirmed dead. Police say he was [...] Read More »

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  • Alberta authorities warn out-of-control wildfire could cut town’s electricity

    HIGH LEVEL, Alta. – An out-of-control wildfire in northern Alberta has prompted authorities to close a highway and issue a warning that electricity may be cut to people in High Level. The Town of High Level posted on Facebook that although the community is not in imminent danger, its fire department, as well as others, [...] Read More »

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  • Speed, alcohol considered factors in deadly Calgary crash: police

    CALGARY – The Calgary Police Service says two people are dead after an early-morning multiple-vehicle crash in the city’s northeast. Police say both speed and alcohol are considered factors in the crash that happened at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday. They say a 42-year old man in a Toyota Corolla was making a left turn after [...] Read More »

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  • Almost $13 million to be paid to Grande Prairie hospital subcontractors, others

    GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. – A court has ordered that nearly $13 million in Alberta government funds be paid to subcontractors and others involved in the building of a new hospital in Grande Prairie. In September, the province terminated a contract with Calgary-based Graham Construction, which it had been at odds with over the timeline and [...] Read More »

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  • Calgary police looking for links in recent homicides of four men

    CALGARY – Police in Calgary say they are investigating possible links between four recent homicides in the city that could be related to drugs or organized crime. The latest involves a 23-year-old man who was shot and killed on Tuesday while driving a vehicle in the northeast neighbourhood of Taradale. Two days earlier, a 49-year-old [...] Read More »

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Southern Alberta News

  • Electronic distractions focus of safety initiative

    Many Canadians will hit the road on long weekend Lethbridge Herald The May long weekend means Canadians will be hitting the highways. In hopes of reducing accidents and fatalities, officials have launched Canada Road Safety Week. Its focus is on driving without electronic distractions. A reported 84 per cent of Canadians now say they have [...] Read More »

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  • Birds of Prey Centre puts past behind

    Coaldale facility opens for the season Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald The Alberta Birds of Prey Centre in Coaldale is now open and looking forward to putting last year’s West Nile tragedy behind them as it starts a new season. The Birds of Prey Centre lost 15 birds last summer to the disease, a third [...] Read More »

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  • Jeweller reaches milestone

    Family business celebrating 70th year Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald While one downtown symbol – the J.D. Higinbotham Building, housing Canada Post and the iconic clock tower – was sold last week, another downtown stalwart is celebrating its 70th anniversary this month. Foster & Sons Jewellers, the third-generation local family business, has become a septuagenarian. [...] Read More »

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  • SCS attracts world’s attention

    Other cities looking to Lethbridge for pointers Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Supervised Consumption Site may be one of the new kids on the block compared to other SCS facilities found in Europe or elsewhere, but many mid-sized cities, in particular, at the recent International Harm Reduction Conference in Portugal were looking to [...] Read More »

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  • Bail hearing scheduled for trafficking suspects

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald Two people who were charged last month with drug-related offences, released from custody shortly afterward then arrested nearly two weeks later, hope they’ll be released from custody again when they appear in court next week. Larry Healy Jr. and Shaquerri Young Pine were in Lethbridge provincial court Wednesday, where they [...] Read More »

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World News

  • AP Exclusive: Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost are engaged

    Wedding bells are in the future for actress Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost of “Saturday Night Live.” Johansson’s publicist Marcel Pariseau tells The Associated Press Sunday that the private couple is officially engaged after two years of dating. Pariseau says no date has been set for the nuptials. Johansson, 34, was previously married to actor [...] Read More »

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  • 11 people reported killed in gun attack at bar in Brazil

    RIO DE JANEIRO – A gang of gunmen roared up to a bar in Belem city in Brazil’s northern Pará state and opened fire, killing six women and five men, media reports said. State officials would confirm only that “a massacre” occurred but gave no details. The G1 news website said police reported that seven [...] Read More »

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  • Brazil officials report ‘massacre’; media say 11 dead at bar

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian authorities say there has been a “massacre” in the country’s northern Pará state without releasing any details, while Brazilian news media say gunmen attacked a bar in Belem City and killed 11 people. The G1 news website says police reported that seven gunmen opened fire on a bar. G1 says [...] Read More »

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  • Bomb hits tourist bus near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids, wounds 17

    CAIRO – A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus on Sunday near the Giza Pyramids, wounding at least 17 people including tourists, Egyptian officials said. The officials said the bus was travelling on a road close to the under-construction Grand Egyptian Museum, which is located adjacent to the Giza Pyramids but is not yet open [...] Read More »

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  • India’s marathon national election reaches the finish line

    KOLKATA, India – Voting in India’s mammoth national election ended Sunday with the seventh and final phase of a grueling poll that lasted more than five weeks, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party seeks to govern for another five years. Vote counting begins on Thursday, and the election result will likely be known [...] Read More »

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