May 26th, 2016

Local News

Palliser names review panel

By Kuhl, Nick on May 26th, 2016

Gietz taking leave of absence Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Palliser superintendent Kevin Gietz is taking an undetermined leave of absence, it was announced Wednesday, while the two-person panel hired to conduct an external operational review of the school division has also been made public. The Board of Trustees of... Read More »

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History of the Marquis Flower Shop

By Submitted Article on May 26th, 2016

Trish Purkis GALT MUSEUM ARCHIVES ASSISTANT “Say It With Flowers” was the Marquis Flower Shop’s motto. It was one of many flower shops in Lethbridge’s history that provided an array of beautiful and unique flower arrangements for Mother’s Day, Easter, Valentine’s Day, weddings or any other memorable celebration... Read More »

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School District 51 to rely on reserve funds

By Mabell, Dave on May 26th, 2016

Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge School District 51 officials will be dipping into reserve funds once again, in preparation for the 2016-17 academic year. District 51 trustees heard Tuesday about $3.9 million from reserves will be included in the $120.6 million, added to grants from the provincial... Read More »

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Lane closures at intersection today

By Jensen, Randy on May 26th, 2016

LETHBRIDGE The inside northbound and southbound lanes of Mayor Magrath Drive South will be closed in the area of the 34 Avenue South/Southgate Boulevard intersection today for completion of intersection improvements. Improvements include establishing dual southbound left-turn lanes and new dedicated left-turn signals to enhance traffic flow and... Read More »

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Accessibility issues remain in Lethbridge

By Villeneuve, Melissa on May 26th, 2016

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Everyday tasks become all the more challenging to complete when one has limited mobility, Lethbridge’s MP Rachael Harder learned firsthand on Wednesday. Harder took part in Chair-Leaders 2016, organized by Spinal Cord Injury Alberta, to increase awareness of the difficulties people with mobility issues face... Read More »

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Drug cases from 2011-12 now have 2017 trial date

By Shurtz, Delon on May 26th, 2016

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Two men accused of trying to smuggle cocaine into Canada in 2011 and 2012 will have to wait until next year before their case finally goes to trial. Jacob Dyck and Abram Klassen were scheduled for a week-long trial earlier this month in... Read More »

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College welcomes support of Timber Tech Truss

By Villeneuve, Melissa on May 26th, 2016

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com A locally owned family business has contributed a substantial donation towards Lethbridge College’s trades and technologies facility. Timber Tech Truss Inc., the city’s largest manufacturer and supplier of wooden trusses, gifted $200,000 to establish two Timber Tech classrooms in phase 2 of the... Read More »

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Alta. interim PC leader to speak at SACPA today

By Kuhl, Nick on May 26th, 2016

Lethbridge Herald Low oil prices, budget pressures and job losses in industries across the province are common topics of the day. They’ll also be discussed at Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs today, as Alberta PC leader Ric McIver will be in Lethbridge to have a conversation about... Read More »

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Alleged card thief maybe headed for trial

By Shurtz, Delon on May 26th, 2016

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of trading cards may be headed for trial, after all. Michael Thomas Coates had hoped to resolve his case without a trial, and during a court appearance last month his lawyer said they... Read More »

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Man facing charges after drugs seized

By Kuhl, Nick on May 26th, 2016

Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com A 41-year-old Lethbridge man is facing a number of charges after an ALERT investigation yielded a seizure of fentanyl, cocaine and a double-barrel shotgun. A search warrant was executed in the 1500 block of St. Francis Road North last week, a short time... Read More »

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Lethbridge man facing charges after shotgun, $20K in drugs, cash seized

By Lethbridge Herald on May 25th, 2016

Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com A 41-year-old Lethbridge man is facing a number of charges after an ALERT investigation yielded a seizure of fentanyl, cocaine, and a double-barrel shotgun. A search warrant was executed in the 1500 block of St. Francis Road North last week, a short time after the... Read More »

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