November 22nd, 2017

Local News

Local Iranian concerned about quake victims

By Schnarr, J.W. on November 22nd, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A local woman is afraid for family in Iran affected by a devastating earthquake last week and angry with the Iranian government’s response to the disaster. Aryan Ghasemiyani is a Lethbridge resident who has family in the area where a 7.3 earthquake took place on Nov. 12. The quake hit ... Read More »

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Student makes first appearance

By Shurtz, Delon on November 22nd, 2017

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com An 18-year-old high school student who was arrested and charged under the School Act made his first appearance in Lethbridge court on Tuesday. The student pleaded not guilty to a single charge of disturbing the proceeding of a school, and a trial date was set for June 14, 2018. The ... Read More »

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Kodiaks take campaign to Streets Alive

By Schnarr, J.W. on November 22nd, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Some Lethbridge College Kodiaks are getting a different perspective on an annual holiday campaign. Athletes and coaches from the college visited Streets Alive Mission for two days this week to help sort donated items as part of this year’s Kodiaks Warm Paws campaign. This is the fifth year for the ... Read More »

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Black Friday shoppers should be prepared for border lineups

By Mabell, Dave on November 22nd, 2017

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Don’t forget your passport! And the Canadian Border Services Agency has more advice for Albertans who may be heading to Black Friday sales in Montana. Travellers should be prepared for lineups at the border, officials point out. To reduce the wait, they suggest crossing the border in the morning, when ... Read More »

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Divisions can’t work in silos

By Submitted Article on November 22nd, 2017

Before I began to write this week’s article, I went back and read my colleagues’ past articles. While some of the articles are about specific initiatives within a particular division, most articles highlight education from a more global perspective or focus on areas that all school divisions prioritize. A correct assumption from reading these articles ... Read More »

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Second-degree murder case adjourned for two weeks

By Shurtz, Delon on November 22nd, 2017

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The 52-year-old man accused in the beating death of a woman in September in downtown Lethbridge has had his case adjourned for a couple of weeks. Rodney Yellow Old Woman was in Lethbridge provincial court Tuesday, where he appeared by closed-circuit TV from the Lethbridge Correctional Centre. His lawyer told ... Read More »

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‘Deeds Well Done’ program underway

By Sulz, Dave on November 22nd, 2017

LETHBRIDGE HERALD MR MIKES SteakhouseCasual is once again encouraging restaurant guests to showcase the people who make their communities a better place through the “Deeds Well Done” program. The fifth-annual Deeds Well Done campaign began Monday and will continue to Dec. 31, during which time guests can nominate a registered charity in their community. One ... Read More »

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AHS lifts air quality advisory for South

By Kuhl, Nick on November 22nd, 2017

Lethbridge Herald Four months after an air quality advisory was issued for much of southern Alberta, residents can officially breathe easier. On Tuesday, Alberta Health Services (AHS) lifted the precautionary air quality advisory issued July 16 for the AHS South Zone. “Wildfires that impacted air quality, variably, for the duration of the summer season are ... Read More »

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Centre Village, Interfaith Food Bank hoping for mountain of toys

By Mabell, Dave on November 22nd, 2017

LETHBRIDGE HERALD They’re hoping to build a mountain. Centre Village Mall and the Interfaith Food Bank are teaming up to collect a mountain of toys for local children this Christmas. They want to ensure every child – regardless of family income – may have “a special surprise” under the tree this year. People who are ... Read More »

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City repairing dog run stairs damaged by fire

By Mabell, Dave on November 22nd, 2017

Lethbridge Herald Reconstruction has begun on the wooden stairway burned during a coulee fire last month. The stairs provided access to the off-leash dog park near Scenic Drive South. Weather permitting, repairs are expected to be complete by week’s end, City of Lethbridge officials say. Parks officials say the park will remain open, but users ... Read More »

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Charges stayed in sexual assault case

By Shurtz, Delon on November 22nd, 2017

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com It’s been nearly six years since Jorden Van Voorthuizen was arrested in Greece and accused of sexually assaulting two young boys in the late 1990s. The former Taber man was brought back to Alberta in April 2012 where he stood trial in 2014, was found guilty, and sentenced to nine ... Read More »

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