January 18th, 2017

Local News

Animal cruelty suspect spotted in Jamaica: report

By Kuhl, Nick on January 18th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald April Irving may be in Jamaica. That’s the latest possibility in the odd saga of the woman accused of animal neglect. On Tuesday, CBC in Saskatchewan reported Irving, who hasn’t been seen since before she skipped her last Lethbridge court date in 2016, had been identified in Jamaica. RCMP said just last week ... Read More »

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Man charged in hit and run

By Schnarr, J.W. on January 18th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald -TABER jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A 22-year-old Taber man has been charged following a hit-and-run incident in the community. At around 3 p.m. on Monday, Taber Police Service responded to a complaint of a hit-and-run collision that occurred at the intersection of 56 Street and 50 Avenue. Significant damage was sustained to both vehicles ... Read More »

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Local march to support women’s rights

By Villeneuve, Melissa on January 18th, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com They’re pink, they’re purr-ty, and dozens of women hope to wear them in a powerful show of solidarity for women’s rights in Lethbridge on Saturday. The gathering is one of more than 600 across the globe in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, supporting women’s rights as human rights. ... Read More »

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War against mussels continues

By Kuhl, Nick on January 18th, 2017

Stephanie Labbe Southern Alberta Newspapers – Milk River Invasive mussel veligers, also known as larvae, were found late last year in the Milk River system below the Fresno reservoir, less than 100 kilometres from the Alberta border. Since the detection, the National Park Service in the U.S. has closed all waters in Glacier National Park ... Read More »

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Tech, trades building coming together

By Villeneuve, Melissa on January 18th, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com The pieces are being put into place at Lethbridge College for what will soon become the largest trades and technologies facility south of Calgary. Project managers opened the doors to media for a tour of phase 2 of the facility on Tuesday. The exterior walls and roof of the building ... Read More »

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Warrant for poppy box thief

By Shurtz, Delon on January 18th, 2017

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Police will be on the lookout for a 43-year-old woman who was given a break by a judge last year but has since failed to attend court. KellyAnn Larson was scheduled to be in Lethbridge provincial court Tuesday to address a single charge of theft under $5,000. But when she ... Read More »

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Attempted murder case adjourned to Jan. 31

By Shurtz, Delon on January 18th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald -TABER A Saskatchewan man facing several violence-related charges, including attempted murder, was in Taber provincial court Tuesday. Maurice Joseph Lavallee of Timber Lake, Sask., made a brief appearance by closed-circuit TV from the Lethbridge Correctional Centre. His matter was simply adjourned to Jan. 31, however, and he remains in custody. At about midnight ... Read More »

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Lethbridge advantage

By Lethbridge Herald on January 17th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge continues to be a place where business wants to be, in spite of some challenges that could be looming on the horizon. Mayor Chris Spearman gave the State of the City address on Tuesday, speaking on the advantages Lethbridge has over other Alberta cities. With recent new business investments ... Read More »

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City urges residents to be prepared when snow starts to melt

By Martin, Tijana on January 17th, 2017

Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com It’s been a chilly couple of months, but the weather is expected to warm up and the City of Lethbridge is sharing some tips to help prevent flooding. Because of the potential for rapid snow melt, it’s recommended that all downspouts are down and extended at least two metres away ... Read More »

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The Prairies’ ‘seedy’ history

By Submitted Article on January 17th, 2017

Many plants that grow in Canada today were brought from other parts of the world and although they may grow wild, are not native prairie plants. Native plants have existed here for thousands of years and are well suited to live through our hot summers and windy winters. The Galt Museum & Archives is home ... Read More »

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Kreative Kidz 4-H Multi Club embarks on a new year

By Sulz, Dave on January 17th, 2017

Ethan Carroll CLUB REPORTER, KREATIVE KIDZ 4-H MULTI CLUB This year we have 12 members and our projects include Foods, Sports, Sewing, and Adopt-A-Grandparent. Our General Leader this year is Carri Carroll, and our Assistant Leaders are Andy Carroll, Yvonne Medema and Angela Rosenau. So far this year we have raised money for the Lethbridge ... Read More »

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