October 22nd, 2014

Local News

War veteran buried with honours

By Lethbridge Herald on October 22nd, 2014

Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comReceiving the French National Order of the Legion of Honour is something Second World War veteran Clarence Cluff didn’t get to fully experience.Cluff, a Coaldale resident, received a presidential decree last December saying he’d been awarded France’s highest decoration. The actual medal, however, only arrived three days ago.Cluff died on Oct. 11. He ... Read More »

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MP Jim Hillyer not on Parliament Hill at time of shooting

By Lethbridge Herald on October 22nd, 2014

Lethbridge MP Jim Hillyer was not among the MPs on Parliament Hill this morning, who dealt with the aftermath of a shooting incident.Hillyer released a statement early this afternoon regarding the shootings, which claimed the life of a member of the Canadian Armed Forces. “A terrible incident has occurred in our nation’s capital and at this ... Read More »

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College hosting FNMI celebration this week

By Lethbridge Herald on October 22nd, 2014

Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comThe teepee is a major symbol of Blackfoot culture, and, for the next several days, students, faculty and community members at Lethbridge College will see one when they arrive on campus.Tuesday marked the beginning of LC’s annual FNMI Days, a three-day event  designed to... Read More »

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User fees to help offset budget increases

By Mabell, Dave on October 22nd, 2014

 Dave MabellLETHBRIDGE HERALDdmabell@lethbridgeherald.comAs Lethbridge grows, budgets for key services like police and fire protection are growing, too. Over the next four years, gross expenditures for the Lethbridge police service are forecast to climb to $35.3 million by 2018.By comparison, this year’s budget was $33.7 million, offset by revenue of $... Read More »

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Group offers support for bereaved parents

By Sulz, Dave on October 22nd, 2014

Dave Sulz lethbridge herald dsulz@lethbridgeherald.com Empathy has been described as the act of putting yourself in another person’s shoes. Usually the people in the best position to do that are those who have walked a similar path. That’s the idea behind Compassionate Friends, a support group for bereaved... Read More »

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Learning must be continuous

By Submitted Article on October 22nd, 2014

On Sunday, I returned from a conference sponsored by Educational Research Development and Innovation (ERDI). This organization invites approximately 50 superintendents from across the country, twice a year, to meet and discuss education trends and topics from a national perspective with a multitude of corporate partners who have... Read More »

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SACPA to discuss pending sale of AltaLink

By Simmons, Garrett on October 22nd, 2014

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Who will benefit from the sale of AltaLink? That is the question many are asking after the federal government recently approved the pending sale of an Alberta utility provider to an American company. Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s application to buy AltaLink, in a deal worth $3.2 billion,... Read More »

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Galt asks city for help to hire summer students

By Mabell, Dave on October 22nd, 2014

LETHBRIDGE HERALD It’s history repeating itself. For the second time, the board at the Galt Museum and Archives is passing up an opportunity to ask for a bigger budget. The city-owned facility operated on a $1.4-million grant last year. And board chair Charlene Davidson says that annual support... Read More »

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First phase of emergency room renovation revealed

By Villeneuve, Melissa on October 22nd, 2014

 Melissa VilleneuveLethbridge Heraldmvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.comEmergency room patients will soon benefit from increased privacy and larger, multi-use treatment rooms at the Chinook Regional Hospital.The first phase of CRH’s $9-million emergency room renovation, which began in February, was revealed on Tuesday.It includes a larger treatment area for trauma patients, four smaller acute treatment rooms,... Read More »

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Businesses of the year to be honoured Thurs.

By Simmons, Garrett on October 22nd, 2014

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lethbridge’s business community will take the spotlight Thursday at the 2014 Business of the Year Awards Banquet at The Coast Lethbridge Hotel & Conference Centre. The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce and Business Development Bank of Canada will host the event from 4-9 p.m., which will celebrate... Read More »

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