February 23rd, 2018

Local News

City man works behind the scenes at Olympics

By Kuhl, Nick on February 23rd, 2018

Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Jon Koopmans likely won’t win an Olympic medal. He’s been to five Games and still hasn’t earned one. He barely gets to see any of the events actually happen. “I think on Monday, I went to a hockey game for the first time,” he said. “I didn’t necessarily get to ... Read More »

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CANstruction returning March 1

By Sulz, Dave on February 23rd, 2018

LETHBRIDGE HERALD It’s a “can you top this?” event with an emphasis on “can.” The 2018 edition of CANstruction is set to return to Centre Village Mall to help supply local food banks. The event challenges participating teams to use canned goods to create elaborate sculptures which will be evaluated by a panel of judges. ... Read More »

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Lethbridge youth take a stand

By Martin, Tijana on February 23rd, 2018

Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com Youth gathered at the Galt Museum on Wednesday to share a united message – ” I Stand Against – Mental Health Stigmas.” The “I Stand Against” (ISA) campaign started five years ago by the Boys and Girls Club of Lethbridge. Initially, it was a simple social media campaign but has ... Read More »

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Aggravated assault suspect nearly dies in custody

By Shurtz, Delon on February 23rd, 2018

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A man charged with aggravated assault in connection with a stabbing last month has come close to dying while he’s in custody. Jonathan Travis Holy White man was to appear in Lethbridge provincial court Thursday, but was unable to after he had “flat-lined” twice at the jail where he has ... Read More »

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Woman facing several charges granted bail

By Shurtz, Delon on February 23rd, 2018

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A woman charged following a police bust last month at a southside home has been released from custody, but her freedom is not without some restrictions. Chantelle Joyce Pantherbone was released Thursday on $2,000 no-cash bail and several conditions, including one that requires her to obey a curfew between 9 ... Read More »

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Date set in weapons case

By Shurtz, Delon on February 23rd, 2018

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 28-year-old man facing several weapon-related charges won’t be back in court until next month. Brandon Michael Coster-Tarcon attended at the Case Management Office at the Lethbridge Courthouse Wednesday, where he scheduled his next court appearance for March 14. The Case Management office allows people accused of certain offences to ... Read More »

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Quality daycare growing, SACPA told

By Mabell, Dave on February 23rd, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Southern Alberta families will be gaining more $25-per-day Early Learning and Child Care Centres. Three new and 10 existing facilities are being considered for funding, the province’s children’s services minister reported Thursday. Danielle Larivee, speaking to the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs, said her next goal is to have ... Read More »

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5th on 5th launches youth campaign

By Lethbridge Herald on February 22nd, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A local youth organization kicked off its annual fundraising campaign on Thursday. 5th on 5th Youth Services launched its 22nd annual Investing in Youth campaign during a media event at Heritage Hall. The theme for the event is “Building Bright Futures,” referring to the programming available to support young people ... Read More »

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Minister to discuss child-care program at SACPA

By Mabell, Dave on February 22nd, 2018

Lethbridge Herald Last spring the Alberta government launched a $25-per-day child-care program, which included a centre in Lethbridge. In December, Alberta’s Minister of Child Services announced that 22-site pilot project will expand to 78 more centres, thanks to a funding agreement with the federal government. Today the minister, Danielle Larivee, will tell a Lethbridge audience ... Read More »

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Construction association wants City to share work opportunities

By Schnarr, J.W. on February 22nd, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The City of Lethbridge could provide more opportunities for local businesses by re-evaluating how small in-house projects are managed, says the vice-president of a group advocating on behalf of the local construction industry. Richard Thiessen, first vice-president of the Lethbridge Construction Association, appeared as a delegation before council on Tuesday. ... Read More »

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Ordering prescriptions online available at local pharmacies

By Mabell, Dave on February 22nd, 2018

Lethbridge Herald Doctors’ prescription pads may be going the way of the eight-track. A secure electronic system of ordering patients’ medications has been introduced in Lethbridge. “PrescribeIT,” a nation-wide project backed by the federal government, launched last summer in Ontario. It has now been approved by Alberta’s College of Pharmacists as well as the province’s ... Read More »

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