September 2nd, 2014

Local News

Sobering employment numbers in city

By Kuhl, Nick on September 2nd, 2014

Lethbridge Herald Nearly 30 per cent of employed Lethbridge residents earn less than $15 per hour, thus giving the city the second highest percentage of low-wage workers in the province’s seven major municipalities. The numbers, released by Public Interest Alberta (PIA) on Labour Day Monday, show new Statistics... Read More »

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Warning issued by police

By Kuhl, Nick on September 2nd, 2014

Lethbridge Police are investigating a fraudulent door-to-door canvasser seeking cash donations for the Girl Guides of Canada in the area of Sheridan Place West on Monday. A caucasian adult male was positively identified by LRPS and the matter remains under investigation. Police are reminding people that the... Read More »

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Tour of Alberta here Wednesday

By Shurtz, Delon on September 2nd, 2014

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com In the absence of Mont Ventoux in the Alps or the Col du Tourmalet in the Pyrenees, it’s a little surprising that the route for Stage 1 of the Tour of Alberta doesn’t include at least one of Lethbridge’s larger coulee hills like... Read More »

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Impaired drivers cause injury, mayhem

By Kuhl, Nick on September 2nd, 2014

Lethbridge Herald A southern Alberta man had to be airlifted by STARS ambulance to Calgary for head injuries after the vehicle he was riding in rolled over on Whoop-Up Drive early Sunday morning. Just before 2 a.m., Lethbridge police attended a single vehicle roll over on eastbound Whoop-Up... Read More »

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New students welcomed

By Kuhl, Nick on September 2nd, 2014

Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Almost 1,500 students packed into the University of Lethbridge’s gym Monday morning for what staff hope will become a new longstanding tradition. The U of L has had New Student Orientation (NSO) for many years, but Sunday was the first official commencement ceremony... Read More »

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Council to consider deal with AHS

By Yoos, Cam on September 2nd, 2014

Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Three new ambulances and 16 more staff members will be added to Lethbridge’s emergency services. That will reduce the number of “code-red” periods when all units are tied up. And the city’s ambulance personnel will continue to be cross-trained as firefighters, if city... Read More »

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Games decision comes Thursday

By Simmons, Garrett on September 2nd, 2014

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lethbridge will learn this week whether it will be awarded the 2019 Canada Winter Games. The Province of Alberta, Alberta Sport Connection and the Canada Games Council will make the formal announcement Thursday at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame at 11 a.m. Dr. Richard Starke, Alberta... Read More »

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Thiessen has Lethbridge stop

By Sulz, Dave on September 2nd, 2014

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Calgary-born folk-pop musician Amy Thiessen brings her captivating sound to Lethbridge when she performs at the Owl Acoustic Lounge Wednesday evening. Thiessen has released her sophomore album, “In Between Goodbyes,” which continues her pattern of authentic, original songwriting. The album includes such songs as “Crumbling Walls,&#... Read More »

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One injured in westside shooting

By Lethbridge Herald on September 1st, 2014

Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comA 23-year-old Lethbridge man is recovering from a gunshot injury, while Lethbridge police are still investigating how an altercation between two groups of people in the parking lot of a westside strip mall led to a shooting early Sunday morning.At approximately 2:30 a.m., ... Read More »

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Traffic stop leads to drug charges

By Jensen, Randy on August 31st, 2014

LETHBRIDGE Two people face drug charges following a traffic stop which occurred Wednesday. Lethbridge regional police stopped a black Cadillac Escalade for a traffic violation in the 200 block of 4 Avenue South. During the stop, police noticed drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle... Read More »

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