February 9th, 2016

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Japanese Garden plans celebrationfor 50th anniversary

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com The Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017, and plans for a community celebration are underway. The 50th Anniversary Committee members are looking to team up with City officials to ensure success, much like the 25th anniversary celebration... Read More »

Nikka Yuko hopes to become winter attraction

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden could become a sea of lights next winter if it can secure grant funding with assistance from Lethbridge City Council. The Lethbridge and District Japanese Garden Society is planning a Winter Light Festival, which would open the Garden gates... Read More »

The origins of Valentine’s Day

Janae Redgrave COMMUNITY PROGRAM CO-ORDINATOR, GALT MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES St. Valentine’s Day began as a celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentine. One legend about the origin of Valentine’s Day involves Father Valentine, a defiant Roman priest in the third century. He was imprisoned for... Read More »

City cab driver’s case adjourned until March

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A city cab driver ordered last year to stand trial on a single charge of dangerous driving causing bodily harm will no longer fight the charge. Estifanos Ogbagebriel was scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Lethbridge Court of Queen’s Bench, but instead of... Read More »

Reminded of soap-box orators

The acerbic and quite alienating tone underpinning Arlene Butler’s letter to the editor of Jan. 31 reminded me of post-war times in Britain and the long tradition of street soap-box orators to be found there, ranting their various messages to disinterested passersby. The problem with these orators/social activists was that their messages were too loud, ... Read More »

Food choices hurt Albertans

Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Albertans are offered a remarkable number of health food choices. But they don’t know how to cook, says a Calgary health researcher. While previous generations knew how to prepare tasty, well-balanced meals, Dr. Norm Campbell says many in today’s younger generation never learned... Read More »

Survey collecting perceptions of downtown

LETHBRIDGE HERALD An online survey has been launched to collect input on perceptions of downtown Lethbridge. The purpose of the survey is to update the Round Street: Building a Better Neighbourhood (2006) report. The survey has been commissioned by the Joint Action Team which was formed to develop... Read More »

Keeping costly election promises

The ongoing rush by both the federal and provincial governments to complete their election promises is costing Canadians a huge bundle. You have to add the huge cost of the election itself on top of those elaborate electioneering goodies. A case in point, federally there is the now very embarrassing withdrawal of our fighter jets ... Read More »

‘4’ your neighbours

J.W. Schnarr LETHBRIDGE HERALD jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge residents are being invited to take part in a campaign aimed at improving the overall quality of life for everybody by doing four small acts of community participation. Cheers 4 Lethbridge is a new campaign launched at the Lethbridge Public Library on... Read More »

ATB Financial lands Crossings’ naming rights

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com ATB Financial has been awarded naming rights for the new Crossings Leisure Complex facilty, in an agreement in principle approved at Monday’s Lethbridge City Council meeting. City administration and ATB Financial will now work towards a formal facility naming sponsorship agreement, anticipated to... Read More »

The Latest: Train crash death toll rises to 9

BERLIN – The Latest on a train crash in Germany that has caused deaths and injuries (all times local): 12:25 p.m. German police say the death toll from a head-on train crash in the southern state of Bavaria has risen to nine. Federal police spokesman Rainer Scharf told The Associated Press at the scene of ... Read More »