August 31st, 2016

Local News

Renos complete on Islamic Centre

By Schnarr, J.W. on August 31st, 2016

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Islamic Centre is getting a new look to welcome some new friends. New stone work is nearing completion on the outside of the building. Abdul Shukoor, president of the Lethbridge Muslim Association, said the centre has experienced growth in recent months with the addition of new Syrian residents ... Read More »

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Man to fight Taber fraud charges

By Shurtz, Delon on August 31st, 2016

lethbridge herald -taber A 45-year-old Taber man accused of taking money from the Oilmen’s Club in town is preparing to fight the charges. Scott Blanchard is charged with theft over $5,000 and fraud over $5,000, but his lawyer said Tuesday they plan to have a preliminary hearing and trial as soon as possible. Blanchard, the ... Read More »

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Expect some road delays during Thursday’s Tour of Alberta

By Kuhl, Nick on August 31st, 2016

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A shorter race route for this year’s opening stage of the Tour of Alberta should result in fewer traffic delays and road closures. But when 120 cyclists are racing along city streets, Lethbridge motorists can still expect some interrupted driving and parking restrictions today and Thursday. Chris Witkowski, chairman of ... Read More »

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Unruly prisoner appears in shackles

By Shurtz, Delon on August 31st, 2016

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 36-year-old man who faces several charges for offences in Shaughnessy earlier this month had to be shackled before he was led into a Lethbridge courtroom this week. The judge was told Curtis James Carbert was unruly in the courthouse holding cells, and causing problems for sheriffs, and needed to ... Read More »

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Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village has grown over 50 years

By Kuhl, Nick on August 31st, 2016

Stephanie Labbe Southern Alberta Newspapers – Pincher Creek For the past half century, the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village has been in operation. The museum is operated by the Pincher Creek and District Historical Society, a non-profit society that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Farley Wuth, curator for the museum, says the museum and ... Read More »

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Chalk it up to planning for future

By Villeneuve, Melissa on August 31st, 2016

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com If you’ve taken a stroll through Galt Gardens this past week, you may have noticed a unique chalkboard installation. As the population nears 100,000, it’s all part of the City of Lethbridge’s effort to engage the community in “100K+” conversations about the city’s future. The chalkboard was installed last Friday ... Read More »

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Cutting off cop car leads to jail time

By Shurtz, Delon on August 31st, 2016

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 29-year-old man who cut off a police officer while driving down a city street earlier this month will spend some time in jail. James Patrick Williams was travelling in a right turn lane Aug. 17 when he decided at the last second he didn’t want to turn right. He ... Read More »

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Lethbridge Leftovers win gold at ‘Rip Up the River’ festival

By Sulz, Dave on August 31st, 2016

Submitted story Lethbridge Leftovers Dragonboat team headed to Edmonton the weekend of Aug. 19-21 for the “Rip Up The River” Dragonboat Festival which was celebrating its 20th anniversary. The races are held on the North Saskatchewan River in front of the Shaw Centre. The Leftovers started their weekend by winning their first 500-metre heat in ... Read More »

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School District 51 gets passing grade for gender policy

By Lethbridge Herald on August 30th, 2016

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com An education advocacy group has given the Lethbridge School District No. 51 a “B” when it comes to their sexual orientation and gender policy. But the message from the school division is that the group may not have done all its homework. Public Interest Alberta and the University of Alberta’s ... Read More »

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Rally brings awareness to persecution of Falun Gong

By Villeneuve, Melissa on August 30th, 2016

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Organizers of a Lethbridge rally to protest human rights issues in China hope to bring awareness of the horrors happening halfway across the world. On Monday, a group of Falun Gong practitioners from Calgary visited Lethbridge City Hall. It was part of a tour across southern Alberta encouraging citizens and ... Read More »

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Library receives book donation for Word on the Street Festival

By Villeneuve, Melissa on August 30th, 2016

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Public Library received a surprise donation of thousands of brand new books for its upcoming outdoor festival. Now in its sixth year in Lethbridge, the Word on the Street Festival is a national celebration of literacy. When WOTS organizers asked Chizine if they wanted to advertise this year, ... Read More »

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