August 29th, 2014

Local News

Water advisory lifted for Milk River at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park

By Lethbridge Herald on August 29th, 2014

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has lifted the contaminated water advisory for Milk River at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park.  According to AHS, water testing has confirmed bacterial levels are now below maximum acceptable guidelines, meaning water is again safe for swimming and wading.AHS said it will continue to sample the water as part of routine monitoring practices.The advisory was put in place ... Read More »

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Two charged after ALERT seizes drugs and cash

By Lethbridge Herald on August 29th, 2014

Cash and property totaling nearly $100,000 has been seized from an alleged Lethbridge drug dealer by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT).Wednesday, ALERT Lethbridge and members of the Lethbridge Regional Police Service concluded an investigation into a 25-year-old Lethbridge man accused of drug trafficking. Search warrants were executed at a Lethbridge business and apartment ... Read More »

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College ready to welcome new students

By Lethbridge Herald on August 29th, 2014

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge College is welcoming the new school year with New Student Orientation (NSO) on Tuesday, and attendance is expected to be double from last year, according to Shelley Carter-Rose, the college’s director of student services. The yearly event, sponsored by ATB Financial, is... Read More »

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Wired for learning

By Lethbridge Herald on August 29th, 2014

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com The use of technology in classrooms has grown, with instructors becoming more open to its use, according to Marlo Steed, associate professor at the University of Lethbridge. Many students own various devices from smartphones to laptops and iPads, and access to the Internet... Read More »

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Performer lineup set for Geomatic Attic

By Simmons, Garrett on August 29th, 2014

LETHBRIDGE HERALD The end of summer not only means the return of school, but also the return of musical acts at The Geomatic Attic. Earlier this week, the Attic released its fall lineup, which kicks off Sept. 8 with Royal Wood and The Good Lovelies in a double... Read More »

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Holy Spirit enrolment projected to rise 4.5 per cent

By Lethbridge Herald on August 29th, 2014

Melissa Villeneuve LETHBRIDGE HERALD mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com A new school year, and an increase in student enrolment, means some changes are on the horizon for Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 4. Superintendent Chris Smeaton projects a 4.5 per cent enrolment increase, which translates to approximately 200 new... Read More »

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Airsoft players aid pediatric unit

By Sulz, Dave on August 29th, 2014

LETHBRIDGE HERALD John “Rosie” Rosenberg and his team, the Shady Angels, recently held a charity Airsoft event in Taber. Titled “Judgment day,” the team’s goal was to not only get together as many players as possible, but to give back to the community. They decided to do a... Read More »

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Three added to Palliser Regional Schools Wall of Fame

By Simmons, Garrett on August 29th, 2014

Lethbridge Herald – Vulcan Three former students of Palliser Regional Schools are new members of the Palliser Wall of Fame. Tamara (Hallgrimson) Beatty, Dr. Will Groten and Dr. Norman Wirzba were inducted Thursday during the school division’s opening day celebrations in Vulcan. Beatty, a graduate of County Central... Read More »

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U of L anticipating increase of 2,300 students at its campuses

By Simmons, Garrett on August 29th, 2014

LETHBRIDGE HERALD The fall semester isn’t far away for the University of Lethbridge. U of L crews have been polishing, painting and planning in anticipation of the first day of classes on Wednesday. Monday and Tuesday will see a flurry of activity on campus as incoming students attend... Read More »

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School District 51 expecting increased enrolment

By Lethbridge Herald on August 28th, 2014

Melissa VilleneuveLETHBRIDGE HERALDmvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.comIn less than a week, students will be trading in their bathing suits and video games for binders and calculators as they return to classes Tuesday. And a projected increase of 2.17 per cent in student enrolment means upgrades and changes at several schools, said... Read More »

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