Global News Lethbridge

  • Quebecer breaks Guinness world record, planting more than 23K trees in 24 hours
    by Brayden Jagger Haines on August 19, 2022 at 7:28 pm in Environment, Antione Moses, antoine moses, guinnes world records, Guinness, Kenny Chaplin, Quebec tree planter, Quebec world record, tree planting, tree planting record, Trees, World Record

    Antoine Moses, a 23-year-old Canadian tree planter, set a new world record by planting 23,060 trees in 24 hours straight, planting 16 trees per minute.

  • Canada to face off against Czechia in world junior semifinals Friday
    on August 19, 2022 at 12:13 pm in Canada, Sports, 2022 world juniors, Canada versus Czechia, Canadian hockey championship, Canadian Junior Hockey, Canadian junior hockey championship, Edmonton sports, Edmonton world juniors, World Junior Hockey, World Junior semifinals, World Juniors, world juniors 2022

    The undefeated Canadians will take on Czechia, the country commonly known as the Czech Republic, in the semifinals.

  • Groups representing Alberta criminal defence lawyers to take further job action over legal aid system
    by Phil Heidenreich on August 19, 2022 at 2:59 am in Politics, Alberta Justice, Alberta Legislature, Alberta politics, Court, Justice, Law, Legal Aid, Legal Aid Alberta, Legal aid funding, Legal aid funding in Alberta, tyler shandro

    Organizations representing criminal defence lawyers in Alberta say their members are prepared to take more job action next month.

  • Calgary widows fighting to have husbands’ names on birth certificates
    by Jill Croteau on August 19, 2022 at 1:12 am in Canada, Features, Health, Alberta Government, Alberta health, Baby, Birth Certificate, Cancer, Family Law, Father, Fertility, IVF, Nate Glubish, posthumous, Service Alberta, Vital Statistics

    Two Calgary mothers are taking their cases to court hoping to get their husbands’ names on their children’s birth certificates. Both widows conceived after their husbands died.

  • Compensation negotiations with Canadian men’s soccer team could go on beyond the World Cup
    on August 19, 2022 at 12:47 am in Canada, Canada Soccer, Canadian Soccer, FIFA, Men’s soccer, Soccer, Team Canada, World Cup

    The countdown to the World Cup in Qatar is ticking. And at the same time, pressure is building on Canada Soccer to seal a compensation deal with the men’s national team.

  • Construction on joint school, recreation centre in Coaldale ‘going really well’
    by Eloise Therien on August 19, 2022 at 12:02 am in Economy, Alberta education, coaldale, Coaldale high school, Coaldale rec centre, Coaldale rec centre high school, Coaldale recreation centre, Construction, Funding, major project, recreation centre, Town

    ‘It’s a big project. It’s the (largest) project that’s happened in the town of Coaldale with a facility of this size.’

  • Canada not counting out underdog Czechs ahead of world juniors semifinals
    on August 18, 2022 at 11:24 pm in Canada, Sports, 2022 world juniors, Edmonton sports, Hockey, Junior Hockey, World junior semifinal, World junior semifinal preview, World Juniors, world juniors 2022, World Juniors in Edmonton, World juniors in Edmonton 2022

    While Canada has gone undefeated through five games in the tournament, Czechia struggled through round-robin action, losing to Latvia and Slovakia, as well as Canada.

  • E-scooter collision creates insurance headache for Lethbridge SUV owner
    by Erik Bay on August 18, 2022 at 11:17 pm in Consumer, Features, Traffic, Allstate, E Bike, e-scooter, E-scooter Collision, e-scooter injuries, Insurance, Insurance Claim, Insurance Coverage, Neuron Mobility, Vehicle Insurance

    “(Allstate) phoned the repair shop and said that everything was OK… Twenty minutes later, they phone back: ‘Oh, we’ve got bad news. Our supervisor disallowed the claim.'”

  • 7 parade bikes stolen from Edmonton Shriners takes money away from children’s charity
    by Karen Bartko on August 18, 2022 at 10:58 pm in Crime, Al Shamal Shrine, Al Shamal Shrine Edmonton, Al Shamal Shrine motorbikes, Edmonton crime, Edmonton Shriners, Edmonton Shriners Motor Corps., Edmonton theft, freemason, Freemasons, Honda Z50 monkey bikes, Masons, Shriners, Shriners Honda Z50 bikes

    ‘There’s just no replacing them. Some of the older bikes, it’s going to cost probably $1,800 to $2,000 a bike to bring it up to roadworthy condition.’

  • ‘Just horrid’: Police watchdog investigating death of man in Grande Prairie RCMP cell
    on August 18, 2022 at 8:56 pm in Canada, Crime, Addison Hartzler, Addison Hartzler death, Alberta police, Alberta RCMP, Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, Alberta Serious Incident Response Team investigation, ASIRT, ASIRT Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie RCMP, Greg Hartzler, Mental Illness, rcmp cell

    Greg Hartzler says despite the fact his son was acting in a psychotic and delusional manner, police did not call paramedics or have him assessed by a doctor.