August 24th, 2016

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Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Armed with sweaters, blankets and umbrellas, hundreds of southern Albertans were determined not to let a little rain ruin their parade. The 2016 Whoop-Up Days Parade kicked off five days of festivities on Tuesday morning. Close to 115 parade entries wound their way through downtown Lethbridge and up 13 Street

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  • Wind and rain can’t dampen Whoop-Up Days Parade spirit

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Armed with sweaters, blankets and umbrellas, hundreds of southern Albertans were determined not to let a little rain ruin their parade. The 2016 Whoop-Up Days Parade kicked off five days of festivities on Tuesday morning. Close to 115 parade entries wound their way through downtown Lethbridge and up 13 Street ... Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Wednesday events at Whoop-Up Days

    Following is a list of events at Exhibition Park and around Lethbridge during Whoop-Up Days 2016. The list is provided to Exhibition Park and The Lethbridge Herald, therefor it is subject to change. Have an event not listed, or that’s been changed? Email editor@lethbridgeherald.com. We will update the calendar and run it daily all week. ... Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Lethbridge firm plans Project Paintbrush day

    Young Parkyn McNab, soon to be Avail CPA, has announced a partnership with Volunteer Lethbridge’s Project Paintbrush. Avail Cares Day will be held Friday, Sept. 9, when the firm will provide volunteers to paint a project for someone in need. Homeowners are invited to complete a homeowner application form which can be found online at ... Read More »

    22 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Canes move Sheen to Ice

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD sports@lethbridgeherald.com It’s still the off-season, so everybody won in the trade made Monday between the Lethbridge Hurricanes and the Kootenay Ice. The Hurricanes sent 17-year-old forward Barrett Sheen to the Ice for 19-year-old forward Jesse Zaharichuk on Monday. The long and the short of the trade – Sheen is six-foot-three and ... Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • A family effort

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com It was a busy day on the tennis court for the Granson family. At the Lethbridge Tennis Club, David Granson was busy winning his 12th club championship title on a hot Sunday afternoon, while his 12-year-old twin sons, Dylan and Brandon, also took to the court. Meanwhile, a little further ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Rio throws one final party

    The Associated Press – Rio de Janeiro Brazil and the world bid farewell Sunday to the first Olympic Games in South America, a 16-day spectacle that combined numerous highlight reel moments with ugly and even bizarre episodes that sometimes overshadowed the competitions. Thousands of fans braved strong winds and sporadic rains to watch the closing ... Read More »

    2 days ago


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