January 16th, 2017

Local News

Colouring book project to assist First Nations

By Kuhl, Nick on January 16th, 2017

Stephanie Labbe Southern Alberta Newspapers An all-ages colouring book has been created in the area to help teach people about First Nations, with featured First Nations artists. Creator Diana Frost said she wanted to find a way to reconnect with her indigenous roots. “It was a way for me to help all of us to ... Read More »

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Council gets back to business

By Villeneuve, Melissa on January 16th, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com In honour of Canada’s 150th, the City of Lethbridge is looking to plant 150 trees in city parks on July 1. The initiative will be brought forward at today’s city council meeting. If approved, one grove of 50 trees would be established and commemorated in each of Legacy Park, Henderson ... Read More »

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Claresholm trade show set for later this month

By Kuhl, Nick on January 16th, 2017

Stephanie Labbe Southern Alberta Newspapers – Claresholm For more than 10 years, Claresholm has been home to a local trade show. Planning is well underway for its return in January, set for the 27 and 28. “The committee has done a great job of meeting regularly,” says Iqbal Nurmohamed, committee chair. “This has entailed contacting ... Read More »

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Building permits on the rise

By Mabell, Dave on January 16th, 2017

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge boosters are looking forward to a landmark status – a population of 100,000. But the city has already reached another key number, with building permits for more than one-third of a billion dollars issued through 2016. Last year’s total, $337.6 million, was a quantum leap from the 2015 tally, ... Read More »

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Prepare for meltdown

By Lethbridge Herald on January 15th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com With a strong Chinook expected to hit the city in the next few days, City of Lethbridge crews are preparing for where all the snow will go once it starts to melt. Worse, the prospect of warm days and colder nights could bring a lot of overnight freezing to turn ... Read More »

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Open house at city hall

By Martin, Tijana on January 15th, 2017

Expansion will have impact on resources Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com The South Saskatchewan Regional Plan Compliance Initiative (SSRP-CI) is hosting its second open house on Tuesday. The City of Lethbridge anticipates the population to exceed 100,000 in the next few years and this open house will give residents the opportunity to better understand how ... Read More »

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Swing dance making a comeback

By Martin, Tijana on January 15th, 2017

University club has expanded into the community Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com Swing dancing may have been popular in the 1920’s and 30’s, but one local group is showing it’s lived on ever since. About four years ago, the Swing Bridge Dance Club launched at the University of Lethbridge. “We started off just as a ... Read More »

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Pincher Creek getting its first transit system

By Kuhl, Nick on January 15th, 2017

Stephanie Labbe Southern Alberta Newspapers – Pincher Creek Pincher Creek will see its first transit system within the town in the near future, thanks to federal government funding. In fall 2016, the federal government had made transportation and Green Trip Round 2 funding available. Town officials had just completed a transportation needs analysis and decided ... Read More »

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Recycling program keeps cellphones out of the trash

By Kuhl, Nick on January 15th, 2017

Numerous drop-off locations in province Stephanie Labbe Southern Alberta Newspapers People are being encouraged to recycle old cellphones at drop box locations across the province. Officials with the Canadian Wireless Telecommunication Association (CTWA) created the cellphone recycling program called Recycle My Cell in 2009. This is a free program run by the CWTA in conjunction ... Read More »

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Trial date set for worker charged in fatal collision

By Shurtz, Delon on January 14th, 2017

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 31-year-old city employee charged following a fatal collision on Whoop-Up Drive more than a year ago is finally scheduled to stand trial. But it won’t be for another eight months. The trial for Scott Edward Erickson is scheduled to begin Sept. 6 and run for five days. The date ... Read More »

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Founders’ Day takes the cake

By Schnarr, J.W. on January 14th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The University of Lethbridge 50th Anniversary celebrations officially got underway on Friday the way any good party should – with new clothes, lots of food and great music. And, of course, a 50th birthday cake. A large crowd gathered at the university to celebrate the start of the Founders’ Day ... Read More »

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