January 22nd, 2018

Local News

Lane closure today on eastbound Whoop-Up Drive

By Kuhl, Nick on November 28th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald There will be a lane closure for bridge repair on eastbound Whoop-Up Drive today. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the outside eastbound lane of Whoop-Up Drive will be closed in the river valley to accommodate repairs to a concrete barrier on the side of the bridge. Additional lane closures will occur periodically ... Read More »

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Police investigating suspicious death

By Kuhl, Nick on November 28th, 2017

**update: Police have arrested a man in connection with this suspicious death. He remains in custody. The investigation is ongoing and an autopsy has been scheduled for today at the Medical Examiner’s Office in Calgary.   Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge Police are investigating a suspicious death after a 45-year-old man was found inside ... Read More »

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Photographer’s link to the Rockies

By Submitted Article on November 28th, 2017

Bert Riggall’s photographs articulate a unique narrative that contributes to our sense of place and how we, today, see ourselves in relation to the Rocky Mountains. Riggall moved from England to southern Alberta in 1904. He secured a job at Craighurst Farm near Calgary, where he met his wife Dorthea (Dora) Riggall (nŽe Williams). In ... Read More »

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Santa Clausis coming to Magrath Thursday

By Kuhl, Nick on November 28th, 2017

Demi Knight Southern Alberta Newspapers – Magrath dknight@prairiepost.com Christmas is coming early to Magrath this year, with the town’s annual Hometown Christmas event. On Thursday, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s bringing festive cheer with him, as the Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual event that brings the community together ... Read More »

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City council updatedon Police-Fire Games

By Villeneuve, Melissa on November 28th, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com In two weeks, the Lethbridge 2022 Can-Am Police-Fire Games bid committee will present its final argument for bringing the popular event to Lethbridge. Lethbridge was one of three communities shortlisted and is now vying against Lubbock, Texas and Windsor, Ont., for the opportunity to host the games. The committee welcomed ... Read More »

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Council supports bid for World Men’s Curling Championship

By Villeneuve, Melissa on November 28th, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com The Enmax Centre is hoping for a draw to the button with their bid to host the 2019 Ford Men’s World Curling Championship. On Monday, Lethbridge City Council approved funding to back their bid. They requested $500,000 cash from the Major Community Event Grant or in-kind financial support. “We are ... Read More »

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Sex assault trial scheduled for October

By Mabell, Dave on November 28th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald A hotel guest charged with inappropriate touching in a swimming pool will go to trial next fall in Lethbridge. Wijdan Yasir is scheduled to appear Oct. 1 for a three-day trial in Court of Queen’s Bench. The date was set Monday during arraignment hearings. The 30-year-old was charged in April 2016 after Lethbridge ... Read More »

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New West to present holiday show at Chinook

By Villeneuve, Melissa on November 28th, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com The New West Theatre Society will hold its annual Christmas production at the Chinook High School Media Centre this year. Lethbridge City Council approved the Joint Use Agreement between New West Theatre, the City of Lethbridge and the Lethbridge School District 51 on Monday. The Media Centre will be used ... Read More »

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Christmas season at city hall begins with tree lighting

By Mabell, Dave on November 28th, 2017

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com It’s not quite December, but it’s Christmas at city hall. Mayor Chris Spearman issued an invitation Monday for everyone to drop by – and bring a donation – after taking part in the annual tree-lighting event. The long-running Angel Tree program will be this year’s gift distributor, he said, while ... Read More »

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Man faces numerous charges after standoff

By Martin, Tijana on November 28th, 2017

Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com Jaysun George Sinclair, 46, faces numerous charges following a standoff with Lethbridge Police Service on Sunday. Police responded to a home along the 1100 block of 43 Avenue North early Sunday morning after reports that a male in possession of firearms was uttering threats to anyone who attended the home. ... Read More »

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Police say northside death being investigated as suspicious

By Lethbridge Herald on November 27th, 2017

Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge Police are investigating a suspicious death after a 45-year-old man was found inside his home Monday morning. At about 7:20 a.m., EMS responded to a report of an injured man inside a residence along the 1200 block of 9 Avenue North. The man was pronounced dead at the scene ... Read More »

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