May 22nd, 2015

Local News

Protests planned for circus

By Kuhl, Nick on May 22nd, 2015

Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Not everyone is pleased that the circus is in town. The Royal Canadian Circus’ Spectac! has arrived in the city for six shows under the big top in the Enmax Centre parking lot today through Sunday. But when crowds arrive to take in... Read More »

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Test-drive event to raise money for Wilson School

By Sulz, Dave on May 22nd, 2015

LETHBRIDGE HERALD College Ford is bringing Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited’s Drive 4 US School program to Lethbridge in an effort to raise up to $6,000 for Wilson Middle School. For every person who test-drives a Ford vehicle at Wilson Middle School on Saturday, College Ford... Read More »

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Flag display today at Galt Gardens to reflect abortions in Canada

By Simmons, Garrett on May 22nd, 2015

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lethbridge’s Galt Gardens will be covered with 10,000 small pink and blue flags today. Each flag is meant to represent 10 pre-born children aborted in Canada each year. Although statistics are difficult to confirm with certainty, there are approximately 100,000 abortions performed in Canada every... Read More »

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Assault suspect felt threatened, so he punched first, court told

By Shurtz, Delon on May 22nd, 2015

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Michael Stanley Mitchell was only acting in self defence when he punched another man and knocked him to the ground, court was told Thursday at the conclusion of Mitchell’s assault trial in Lethbridge. Mitchell, who is charged with one count of assault causing... Read More »

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Spray parks ready to help beat the heat

By Simmons, Garrett on May 22nd, 2015

Lethbridge Herald With warmer temperatures on the horizon, Lethbridge’s two outdoor spray parks, Rotary Centennial Fountain and Gyro Spray Park, are now open for use. Rotary Centennial Fountain is located in the southeast corner of Galt Gardens in downtown Lethbridge. The fountain showcases water “dancing” along with music... Read More »

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Triple murder suspect makes first appearance

By Shurtz, Delon on May 22nd, 2015

lethbridge herald The 21-year-old man accused in a triple homicide in the city last month made his first appearance Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court. Family and friends of the murder victims packed the courtroom where Austin Lane Vielle appeared only briefly by closed-circuit TV from the Lethbridge Correctional... Read More »

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Environmental summit concludes today on Blood Reserve

By Villeneuve, Melissa on May 22nd, 2015

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Blood Tribe Chief and Council and the Kainai Ecosystem Protection Agency (KEPA) are hosting a three-day Environmental Summit in Standoff until today. The 2015 KEPA Summit aims to bring all nationalities together to learn about sustainability and protecting the environment. It’s... Read More »

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Volunteering a break from caregiving

By Submitted Article on May 22nd, 2015

Alzheimer Society walks taking place this month and next SUBMITTED BY THE ALZHEIMER SOCIETY Diane Muma knew she had to give her mind and heart a break from caregiving. Volunteering gives her that break. “I love volunteering my time,” she says. “It helps to fill my... Read More »

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Yoga fundraiser for Nepal on Saturday

By Martin, Tijana on May 22nd, 2015

Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com Since the recent earthquakes in Nepal, many members of the community have taken the initiative to organize fundraising events. “It’s amazing how people get together when there’s disasters like this that happen. It’s kind of the true value of community that’s important,&#... Read More »

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Future of religion bright in Canada

By Mabell, Dave on May 22nd, 2015

Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Ignore those doomsday forecasts, says Reg Bibby. The future for religious groups in Canada is “very bright.” But not all will prosper, he told an audience at the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs, Thursday. Catholics’ numbers will grow, Bibby said, and so... Read More »

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Public Works a behind-the-scenes beautifier of the city

By Lethbridge Herald on May 21st, 2015

Melissa VilleneuveLethbridge Heraldmvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.comPublic Works employees are essential to keeping our community clean and beautiful for residents and visitors. National Public Works Week, which runs May 17-23, is a time to recognize those employees who work behind the scenes to improve the quality of life for everyone... Read More »

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