August 26th, 2016

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Standstills show you don’t need strength in numbers

Review by Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com I won’t be apologetic. If you missed The Standstills on Wednesday night, there will be a day you’ll regret it. The rock duo – who will be one of Canada’s next big bands (mark my words) – made their Lethbridge debut at Whoop-Up Days with an hour-long set ... Read More »


Respect for the public purse

The governments may change, but some of the actions don’t. Two Liberal cabinet ministers have been under fire recently over expenditures which critics viewed as a waste of taxpayers’ money. Last week, after it was revealed that Health Minister Jane Philpott submitted bills of $1,700 and more than $1,900 for high-end car service on separate ... Read More »


Nothing fishy with this treat

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com A former Lethbridge duo have had a sweet homecoming during Whoop-Up Days this week. Friends Shaun Riddell and Kelly Tso formed Sweetfish Taiyaki, a Japanese waffle stand, a few months ago as insurance against the possibility of job layoffs in a sluggish economy. Riddell, born and raised in Lethbridge, and ... Read More »


Funding a quality education

In what felt like the blink of an eye, summer is almost over. I hope you were able to make the most of the season; Lethbridge and area certainly provides plenty of opportunity for summer fun. Whether you swam at the newly reopened Henderson Lake Outdoor Pool, learned about our environment at the Helen Schuler ... Read More »


Counterfeit suspect granted bail

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The second of three individuals accused of passing fake money at Lethbridge businesses recently has been released from custody. Jarrett James Hamilton was granted bail Thursday during a brief hearing in Lethbridge provincial court. The accused, who appeared by closed-circuit TV from the Lethbridge Correctional Centre, was released on a ... Read More »


Choi’s 59 is an amazing feat

Dylan Purcell LETHBIRGD HERALD sports@lethbridgeherald.com Even a PGA Tour pro might pause before signing a scorecard with a 59 on it after a round of golf. For most golfers, a 59 means no witnesses and no conscience. Even claiming a recreational 59 might get you beat up in the clubhouse. Pincher Creek golfer Ethan Choi ... Read More »


No trespassing

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com An owner of private land located near popular trails on Lethbridge’s southside is putting his foot down on trespassers. City officials had been fielding some questions about “No Trespassing” signs recently installed along some trails in the area behind Tudor Estates. Many residents have taken advantage of the well-used trails ... Read More »


SuperDogs the cat’s meow for fairgoers

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com The fast and the furriest are making their mark on the hearts of many at Whoop-Up Days. The President’s Choice SuperDogs have made their debut appearance in Lethbridge during the five-day festival at Exhibition Park. “We’re very excited to be here,” said SuperDogs trainer Meaghan O’Neill. “So far it’s been ... Read More »


Due to popular demand, season extended for Henderson pool

LETHBRIDGE HERALD The rebuilt Henderson outdoor pool will remain open until mid-September. Jason Freund, the city’s recreation and culture programming manager, says the $10.26-million facility – opened to the public on July 15 – will welcome swimmers until Sept. 18. Hours will be 4 p.m. until sunset on weekdays, noon until sunset on weekends. Plans ... Read More »


Weapons suspect obtains lawyer

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 20-year-old man accused of leading police on a high-speed chase a week ago already has a lawyer. Blain Sweetgrass remains in custody, however, while his lawyer, Tracy Hembroff, waits for disclosure from the Crown’s office. Sweetgrass was in Lethbridge provincial court Thursday where the judge was told the Crown ... Read More »


Final tribute to The Slice

City’s popular live music venue will be missed By Shaela Miller I had one last night of serving at The Slice, Aug. 23. It was impromptu and very much enjoyed. The place was filled wall to wall with joy and sadness of many music lovers, not to mention pizza lovers. In all my years working ... Read More »


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