October 31st, 2014

Local News

Theft of laptop from sleep clinic being investigated by AHS

By Lethbridge Herald on October 31st, 2014

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is notifying approximately 5,000 patients after a laptop was stolen from a local clinic.The laptop, stolen from the Lethbridge Sleep Clinic on Oct. 17,  was not owned by AHS and not connected to any AHS network. The laptop contained a database with the names and addresses of patients, dates of services ... Read More »

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Folk icon set to play Lethbridge

By Simmons, Garrett on October 31st, 2014

Stan Ashbee Southern Alberta Newspapers It’s sundown in Western Canada, as Canadian folk icon Gordon Lightfoot prepares to hit the road for the second leg of his cross-Canada tour. Lightfoot performs live at The Enmax Centre Saturday. “We do it every three years. That’s the way we do... Read More »

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West Fest efforts aid 5th on 5th Youth Services

By Jensen, Randy on October 31st, 2014

LETHBRIDGE HERALD After a soggy week at Lethbridge’s Whoop-Up Days in August, the final day Saturday, Aug. 23 did not fare any better. But the West Fest team pulled up their sleeves and got to work anyway. Despite a wet and cold day, West Fest volunteers sold pancakes... Read More »

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Rapa Nui ‘could happen to us’

By Villeneuve, Melissa on October 31st, 2014

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Is Easter Island a small-scale example of where life on Earth is heading? Kent Peacock, a University of Lethbridge philosophy professor, recently travelled to Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, to find out. Peacock spoke to an audience of the Southern Alberta Council on... Read More »

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Students use science, teamwork to keep their boats afloat

By Kuhl, Nick on October 31st, 2014

Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Whether their boats stayed afloat or sank, 200 junior high and high school students from across southern Alberta learned valuable lessons about teamwork Thursday at the University of Lethbridge. The 10th annual Cardboard Boat Race featured 50 teams of four: 11 high school... Read More »

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Local man gets jail time for using LDS church as his ‘own little bar room’

By Shurtz, Delon on October 31st, 2014

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Using a church as party central has landed a Fort Macleod man in jail. Logan Conrad Drake and several others were looking for a place to party April 23 and broke into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Highlands Boulevard... Read More »

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majority support fracking in alberta

By Mabell, Dave on October 31st, 2014

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Are Albertans in favour of “fracking” for oil and gas – or against it? The answer depends on how you ask the question, says political scientist Faron Ellis. In a recent survey conducted by his Lethbridge-based research group, more than 66 per cent... Read More »

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College students have designs on the environment

By Kuhl, Nick on October 31st, 2014

 Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comA new “forward-thinking” program at Lethbridge College focuses on environmental sustainability, as well as ethical and social awareness, while also preparing students for a future in fashion.After the original Fashion Design and Marketing certificate program was cut from LC last year, then briefly renewed, plans to develop a... Read More »

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Mother given probation

By Shurtz, Delon on October 31st, 2014

lethbridge herald A southern Alberta woman who abducted her two young daughters in May and spirited them away to B.C. was sentenced Thursday but won’t serve any more time in jail. Tina Marie Meisel pleaded guilty in Lethbridge provincial court to two counts of abduction and one count... Read More »

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A team effort to help at Christmas

By Villeneuve, Melissa on October 31st, 2014

 Melissa VilleneuveLethbridge Heraldmvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.comThree local community organizations are once again joining forces to collect items for Christmas hampers to distribute to the less-fortunate. The Interfaith Food Bank, Lethbridge Food Bank and Salvation Army are working together for the eighth consecutive year. They are looking for donations of food and new, unwrapped... Read More »

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