March 3rd, 2015


Local News

  • Arts spotlight to shine on Lethbridge this summer

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD A distinguished Lethbridge-area dancer and educator will be joined on stage here by a rap artist from Calgary and a soul/pop singer from Edmonton in early June. They’ll be featured performers during the first vice-regal Distinguished Artist Awards celebration in southern Alberta. Lieutenant Governor Don[...] Read More »

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  • Curbside recycling focus of special meeting March 23

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD Debate over curbside recycling has become a focus for everyday residents as well as city council. Funds were earmarked for its introduction during council’s operating budget deliberations last fall. But council is nowhere near making a decision on the issue — not yet. After briefly[...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Kiwanis Festival has long history

    Signs of spring include flowers blooming, trees budding, and robins returning. It also signals the time for the sound of music filling the air: this year, the 85th Lethbridge and District Kiwanis Music & Speech Arts Festival takes place March 16-28. The first music festival in the province[...] Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Arming seniors to fight fraud

    Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald March is Fraud Prevention month and it’s often senior citizens who find themselves most vulnerable to scams. A province-wide initiative will focus on a specific fraud prevention theme each week and started Monday by focusing on scams that target the elderly. Representatives from[...] Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Sold-out show explores mental health issues

    Lethbridge Herald A unique play in coming to Lethbridge for one night only. “Maladjusted,” an interactive play created and performed by patients and caregivers, addresses issues in our mental-health system that are creating barriers to human-centred care. Theatre for Living (TfL), in collaboration with SAIPA, CMARD, Alberta Health[...] Read More »

    15 hours ago

National News

Provincial News

  • Three people charged after dog found wandering in Calgary dies of injuries

    CALGARY – Three people have been charged under Alberta’s Animal Protection Act following the death of an injured dog found wandering in a city neighbourhood. The Calgary Humane Society says a severely neglected bulldog cross was brought to an emergency veterinary clinic last September with facial and body wounds. The dog was named Ruby by [...] Read More »

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  • Man pleads guilty to two murders in Calgary gang war

    CALGARY – A man has admitted to two slayings related to a gang war in Calgary that went on for a decade. Nathan Zuccherato has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the death of Kevin Ses and to the second-degree murder of Tina Kong. The pair was gunned down at the Food Inn East restaurant [...] Read More »

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  • Ottawa to host 2017 Roar of the Rings to determine Olympic curling teams

    CALGARY – Beat out by Winnipeg to host Canada’s previous Olympic curling trials, Ottawa has won the bid for the 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings. The men’s and women’s winners emerging from the Dec. 2-10 trials at the Canadian Tire Centre will represent Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang, South Korea. [...] Read More »

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  • Alberta Premier Jim Prentice looks to overhaul bargaining with civil servants

    EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Jim Prentice is looking to overhaul how the province bargains with public-sector workers and to review legislation that prevents civil servants from striking. Prentice has announced a group that is to come up with a collective bargaining approach that avoids lucrative, one-off settlements based on immediate pressures. He also says a [...] Read More »

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  • Southern Alberta woman accused of neglecting dogs says she’s had death threats

    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A southern Alberta woman charged with cruelty to animals says she has received torture and death threats. April Dawn Irving, who is 55, said outside provincial court in Lethbridge that it’s inhumane the suffering she’s in. RCMP charged Irving after five dogs were found dead on her property in Milk River in [...] Read More »

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