June 26th, 2016

Local News

U of L researchers get $2 million

By Schnarr, J.W. on June 26th, 2016

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Researchers at the University of Lethbridge have received more than $2 million in funding from a national research council. The researchers will receive $2.2 million in new funding by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Money received will go... Read More »

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Taber native takes command of Canadian navy

By Schnarr, J.W. on June 26th, 2016

Greg Price Southern Alberta Newspapers – Taber Former Taberite and Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd has taken official command of the Royal Canadian Navy. The ceremony was held at HMCA Carleton in Ottawa where Lloyd took over from Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, who is to become vice chief of the defence... Read More »

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Tech project makes connections

By Mabell, Dave on June 26th, 2016

New jobs created through initiatives Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Five years ago, it was a dream finally realized. This month, the city’s “tecconnect” project is celebrating 14 new companies and 95 new jobs created through its business diversification initiatives. Backed by city council and developed by Economic... Read More »

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Blood police show solidarity with Pride supporters

By Schnarr, J.W. on June 26th, 2016

Force turns out for festival J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A large contingent of Blood Tribe Police members and staff were out on Saturday to show their support for inclusiveness and the LGBTQ community as part of Lethbridge Pride Fest and walking in the Pride Parade on Saturday... Read More »

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Ceremony honours breast cancer victims

By Schnarr, J.W. on June 26th, 2016

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A sombre but heartfelt rose ceremony at the ATB Financial Lethbridge Rotary Dragonboat Festival on Saturday marked the the struggles women face with breast cancer. The ceremony was held during a break between races at Henderson Lake Park. Members of the Abreast of... Read More »

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PRIDE FEST MARCHES TO ACCEPTANCE

By Lethbridge Herald on June 25th, 2016

LGBTQ community celebrates diversity J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The city’s downtown core was awash in colour as the annual Lethbridge Pride Fest took over Galt Gardens on Saturday afternoon. Hundreds of people were on hand to take in the event, which began with a Pride parade and wrapped up... Read More »

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Sentenced to life for murder

By Shurtz, Delon on June 25th, 2016

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Two men convicted a year ago of second-degree murder in the death of Lethbridge resident George Span were sentenced Friday to life in prison. Justice D.K. Miller didn’t have to decide how long to send Michael Stanley Charles Mitchell and Addison Nickoles Wakefield... Read More »

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Carbon tax concerns growing

By Mabell, Dave on June 25th, 2016

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com The Alberta government’s new carbon tax has raised concerns among small business owners. But Brian Jean, leader of the opposition Wildrose Party, says he’s less concerned about suggestions Calgary MP Jason Kenney will be switching to provincial politics to “unite the right.” Lethbridge-area... Read More »

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Southern Alberta Amateur Radio Club hosting field day

By Mabell, Dave on June 25th, 2016

In today’s high-tech world, it’s a communications tool in danger of being forgotten. Say “ham radio” and some folks might think of farm broadcasts. But diehard “amateur radio” fans expect the art and science of grassroots broadcasting may outlive the popularity of “flip phones,” walkie-talkies and maybe even... Read More »

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Several break-ins reported in Fort Macleod area

By Martin, Tijana on June 25th, 2016

Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald -FORT MACLEOD tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com Fort Macleod RCMP are urging rural residents around the municipal district of Willow Creek to keep their homes are vehicles locked. Between June 15 and June 26, the RCMP received seven break-and-enter complaints from that area. The unknown suspect(s) have taken... Read More »

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New West to fire up the ‘Jukebox’

By Villeneuve, Melissa on June 25th, 2016

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com You can still find them in some bowling alleys, pubs or night clubs … musical remnants of a time when you had to plug some change into the slot to select a favourite tune. New West Theatre hopes to bring audiences back to... Read More »

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