August 29th, 2016

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Planning underway for interpretive park

By Mabell, Dave on August 29th, 2016

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com One hundred years ago, Lethbridge was one of the most important coal producers in the nation. And the No. 6 mine was one of the top producers for the Galt Coal enterprise. The city is long past its rough-and-tumble mining days, but there are still a few visual reminders of ... Read More »

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Police seek missing teen

By Schnarr, J.W. on August 29th, 2016

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge Police Service is seeking the public’s help in finding a missing youth. Sixteen-year-old Marlee Standingalone was last seen around 10:30 p.m. at the Exhibition grounds Friday night. There is no evidence to suggest foul play, however, police are concerned for the Standingalone’s well-being. She is described as an aboriginal ... Read More »

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School zones and distracted driving a dangerous combination

By Yoos, Cam on August 29th, 2016

It’s that time of year – back to school – and the hustle of activity with vehicle and pedestrian traffic in and around school zones is about to begin. After a two-month hiatus school zones will be back in effect Sept. 6 and drivers will be required to once again slow down to 30 km/h. ... Read More »

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Organizers pleased with end results

By Villeneuve, Melissa on August 29th, 2016

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com There was plenty of whoopin’ and hollerin’ to be had. But now Whoop-Up Days, Lethbridge’s largest family festival, has come to a close for another year. Despite a less than ideal start to the five-day festivities, the rainy weather subsided to warmer temperatures, and even some sunshine, by the end ... Read More »

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Canes camp continues

By Woodard, Dale on August 29th, 2016

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com After the rookies and prospects kicked things off Thursday and Friday, the veterans joined the fray Saturday afternoon as the Lethbridge Hurricanes headed into their main camp over the weekend. On Sunday, it was the first full day of main camp as the wide-eyed 15-year-olds and the grizzled vets alike ... Read More »

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Residents asked to prepare for postal strike

By Schnarr, J.W. on August 29th, 2016

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A possible Canada Post labour disruption has the City of Lethbridge asking local residents to avoid putting their bill payments in the mail. Instead, people are urged to use alternative methods of submitting payment. These methods include paying in person at city hall. Payments may also be made in deposit ... Read More »

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‘Prairie Sun Project’ hosted by Nanton

By Mabell, Dave on August 29th, 2016

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com An old grain bin near Nanton became the setting for an unusual University of Lethbridge project. The bin, on land donated to the university by longtime political adviser Jim Coutts, became part of a link to the Midnight Sun Camera Obscura Festival in far-north Dawson City. Josephine Mills, director and ... Read More »

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Southern Alberta boy dies in collision

By Villeneuve, Melissa on August 29th, 2016

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com A young boy has died in a tragic accident after his bicycle was struck by a vehicle near Barnwell over the weekend. On Saturday around 4:40 p.m., Taber RCMP and EMS were called to a collision involving a child on a bicycle and a motor vehicle. Investigators determined that the ... Read More »

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False report of gunman at Los Angeles airport causes panic

By Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press on August 28th, 2016

LOS ANGELES – Reports of a gunman opening fire that turned out to be false caused panicked evacuations at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday night, while flights to and from the airport were delayed. A search through terminals brought no evidence of a gunman or shots fired, Los Angeles police spokesman Andy Neiman said. ... Read More »

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Beyonce proves she’s in a lane of her own at MTV VMAs

By Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press on August 28th, 2016

NEW YORK – Beyonce proved once again she is the contemporary rock star, and she used the MTV Video Music Awards stage to showcase her skills and outshine her peers, from Rihanna to Britney Spears. Beyonce won eight awards, including video of the year, and performed five songs from her visual album “Lemonade” in an ... Read More »

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Fentanyl crisis coming to Ontario, police and community groups warn

By Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press on August 28th, 2016

Ontario police and community groups are raising the alarm that a fentanyl crisis could be looming as synthetic versions of the drug appear across the province. An advisory released Monday by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council and other groups says 2016 has been a record year for ... Read More »

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