July 27th, 2015

Local News

Group urges indigenous voters to participate

By Martin, Tijana on July 27th, 2015

Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com Indigenous Vote Lethbridge has been hard at work trying to encourage people from the First Nations, Metis, and Inuit communities to get out and vote in the coming federal election. So far, they’ve held two events in a four-part initiative leading up to... Read More »

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Locals debate value of benefits’ change

By Mabell, Dave on July 27th, 2015

Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridegeherald.com It’s the latest twist on a family support program that began in 1945. The federal government has been promoting its new child care benefit cheques, upping the rate from the $100 per month per child under age six, introduced in 2006. The new... Read More »

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Agribusiness challenge launches in fall

By Simmons, Garrett on July 27th, 2015

LETHBRIDGE HERALD The University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College are collaborating on a new venture intended to present a challenge to students and begin to lay the foundation for the future of agribusiness in southern Alberta. The Cor Van Raay Agribusiness Case Competition, scheduled for Nov. 6-8, is... Read More »

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Expanding the final frontier

By Lethbridge Herald on July 26th, 2015

Melissa VilleneuveLethbridge Heraldmvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.comFans of “Star Trek” and science fiction descended on Vulcan on the weekend for Vul-Con 2015.   The weekend included celebrity guests with opportunities for photos and autographs, question and answer sessions, a large vendors arena, and a dinner and dance Saturday night.Formerly part... Read More »

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Air show blows away spectators

By Lethbridge Herald on July 25th, 2015

First-ever twilight performance made big impact on the crowdsTijana MartinLethbridge Heraldtmartin@lethbridgeherald.comLooking up to the sky won’t be quite as interesting today considering the Lethbridge International Air Show has officially wrapped up at the Lethbridge County airport. However, those who attended the event were likely to have... Read More »

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IN MEMORY OF MADDY

By Kuhl, Nick on July 25th, 2015

Steve Hirlehey staging fundraising golf tourney Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Steve Hirlehey is keeping his daughter’s memory alive. It’s not easy, but it’s something he needs and wants to do. Hirlehey is set to host the second annual Madison Hirlehey Memorial Golf Tournament on Wednesday at Paradise... Read More »

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City renters wreaking havoc

By Kuhl, Nick on July 25th, 2015

Tenancy act leaves landlords powerless Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Five to 10 per cent of renters in the city leave the property in far worse shape than they entered it. The number could actually be higher, but that’s an estimate from Wes Greer, who manages 55 units... Read More »

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Heritage Day being staged outdoors

By Mabell, Dave on July 25th, 2015

Why stay indoors during summer? Why not enjoy our city’s festivals and celebrations in our famous sunshine? That’s the story with one of Lethbridge’s most colourful and tasty attractions. This year, Lethbridge Heritage Day events will be held downtown in Galt Gardens. The Southern Alberta Ethnic Association is... Read More »

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Car prowling suspects arrested after scuffle

By Beeber, Al on July 25th, 2015

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Two city men have been charged with robbery after a southside resident caught one car prowling. About 5 a.m. Friday, a resident caught a man inside his vehicle on the 1100 block of 16 Street South. While the resident held him on the ground, the second... Read More »

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Awards recognize those who help build stronger local families

By Sulz, Dave on July 25th, 2015

Submitted by Lethbridge Family Services “It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.” – Irish proverb Do you know someone who has given so much to help improve an individual or family’s life in southern Alberta? If so, you have a chance to nominate... Read More »

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Predator makes Canadian debut

By Lethbridge Herald on July 24th, 2015

Remotely controlled craft used for surveillanceNick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comIt’s not a drone. Rather, the MQ-1B Predator is a remotely-piloted aircraft. And, although it came to the city aboard one of the largest planes in the world, the C5 Globemaster, it is one of the smallest aerial displays... Read More »

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