November 19th, 2017

Local News

Library receives $3,000 grant to expand children’s program

By Kuhl, Nick on November 17th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald A children’s program at the Lethbridge Public Library will be able to continue and expand due to a $3,000 grant. The library recently announced that they are to receive a Community Action Team Grant of $3,000 from Telus for Mini Tech-Heads, a children’s program. “We’re excited to receive these funds from Telus as ... Read More »

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Philanthropy awards presented

By Kuhl, Nick on November 17th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald Residents of Lethbridge are known to give time, money and talents in an effort to help curb poverty, advance education and help the sick. But this week, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Southern Alberta Chapter wanted to recognize specific people and groups for their selfless acts. The Inspiring Philanthropy Awards were awarded ... Read More »

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Local sports teams can get ‘Linkt’

By Sulz, Dave on November 17th, 2017

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Bert & Mac’s Source for Sports has enrolled in the TeamLinkt Community Partner Program and is now providing sports teams in Lethbridge with free access to the TeamLinkt Sports Team Management App. Teams in Lethbridge can take advantage of the TeamLinkt Pro Plan – at no cost to them. The app makes it ... Read More »

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Consumption site to be a ‘clean and safe space,’ SACPA told

By Lethbridge Herald on November 16th, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com In less than two months, Lethbridge will be home to a supervised drug consumption site, aimed at saving lives amid a local drug overdose epidemic. It will be North America’s first supervised inhalation site and is the only facility so far to be granted approval by Health Canada to permit ... Read More »

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Disclosure requesta ‘fishing expedition’

By Shurtz, Delon on November 16th, 2017

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Was the Canadian government complicit in what could have been the unlawful removal from Belize of a woman accused of abducting her own child nearly four years ago? The woman’s lawyer can’t answer that question, at least not yet, and that’s why he spent several hours Wednesday trying to convince ... Read More »

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Waterton visitor centre to be built in townsite

By Schnarr, J.W. on November 16th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Parks Canada is moving ahead with plans to build a visitor centre inside the Waterton Lakes National Park townsite. Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, issued a statement Wednesday regarding the centre. “A new visitor centre in the Waterton townsite will meet ... Read More »

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Students float concepts at U of L

By Schnarr, J.W. on November 16th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Students across southwestern Alberta came together at the University of Lethbridge on Wednesday to attempt to succeed at a seemingly impossible task – to build and race a cardboard boat. This is the 15th year for the Chinook Regional Foundation for Career Transitions Cardboard Boat Race. Students came from all ... Read More »

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SACPA to discuss consumption site

By Kuhl, Nick on November 16th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge is scheduled to have North America’s first supervised inhalation site, as part of its supervised consumption site, when it opens early in 2018. Today, during the regular weekly SACPA session at Country Kitchen Catering starting at noon, speaker Jill Manning will present “Does Lethbridge need a Supervised Site for the Consumption of ... Read More »

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Angel Tree celebrating 25 years

By Schnarr, J.W. on November 16th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com An annual Christmas campaign designed to help get gifts to families in need is celebrating a milestone this year. The Lethbridge Family Service Angel Tree Christmas campaign is marking its 25th anniversary On Wednesday, the program was officially launched at St. Teresa of Calcutta Elementary School. “Every Christmas, the community ... Read More »

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Bright Lights Festival kicks off Friday

By Sulz, Dave on November 16th, 2017

Downtown event expanded to two days this year LETHBRIDGE HERALD The 17th annual Bright Lights Festival will kick off the holiday shopping season in downtown Lethbridge on Friday and Saturday. The festival has been expanded to a two-day event this year with even more family-oriented activities than previous years, thanks to generous support from major ... Read More »

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Man sentenced to 3 years for Ponzi scheme

By Schnarr, J.W. on November 16th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Brian Wilfred Clemens is going to jail for running a Ponzi scheme that collected more than $1 million. Clemens, from Oliver, B.C., was sentenced Tuesday in Lethbridge provincial court after entering a guilty plea on Sept. 25. He was handed a three-year sentence resulting from a joint submission. Special prosecutor ... Read More »

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