January 23rd, 2018

Local News

Final Ecycle Drive for Lethbridge Community Network

By Martin, Tijana on January 20th, 2018

Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com The fifth – and final – Lethbridge Community Network Ecycle Drive wraps up on Sunday. LCN has been operating since 2003 with a mandate to provide public access to computers, education and information technology. But it appears as though that is no longer an option, as the private company is ... Read More »

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Work begins on downtown ‘park ‘n’ ride transit terminal

By Mabell, Dave on January 20th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Work has begun on the city’s $17-million downtown “park ‘n’ ride” transit terminal. But before the 5 Avenue South facility begins rising to three storeys, contractors will start drilling down. The first underground work, officials say, will be drilling a test pile. Project manager Ric Johnston says the pile will ... Read More »

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Drug-smuggling case adjourned

By Shurtz, Delon on January 20th, 2018

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The case against a husband and wife accused of trying to smuggle into Alberta the largest shipment of cocaine in the province’s history won’t be back in court for another month. The matter was in Lethbridge provincial court Friday where an agent for Calgary lawyers Kim Ross and Michael Oykhman ... Read More »

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Exhibition gets $1.1M boost for Trade and Convention Centre

By Lethbridge Herald on January 19th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The development and design of a new Trade and Convention Centre in Lethbridge has received a boost from the provincial government through a regional support program. On Friday, Lethbridge West MLA Shannon Phillips announced the province was kicking in $1.1 million to Lethbridge and District Exhibition for the “shovel ready” document ... Read More »

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Gov’t action needed to fund research

By Mabell, Dave on January 19th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com After a decade of neglect, hundreds of scientists were ready to talk with a high-powered panel investigating the state of research in Canada. While they explained how they’d been forced to do more with less and less, a Lethbridge audience heard, the university-based scientists were heartened to hear the new ... Read More »

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Woman facing fraud charges to seek bail today

By Shurtz, Delon on January 19th, 2018

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 28-year-old woman facing numerous criminal charges relating to fraudulent activities could make a bid for her freedom when she next appears in Lethbridge provincial court. Samantha Joy Ellison is in custody at the Lethbridge Correctional Centre, where she was remanded following her arrest earlier this month. The accused has ... Read More »

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Electronics recycling drive continues

By Sulz, Dave on January 19th, 2018

LETHBRIDGE HERALD The Lethbridge Community Network’s fifth annual Electronics Recycling Drive continues until Sunday, with Lethbridge residents and businesses invited to drop off all unwanted electronics in the e-recycle bins at the drop-off site, 1817 3 Ave. S. (across from Mint Car Wash). Unused items will be reconditioned and put back into the community while ... Read More »

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Province weighs in on Burger King issue

By Schnarr, J.W. on January 19th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The provincial government is investigating whether foreign workers were living or sleeping onsite at a Lethbridge Burger King following an order from Alberta Health Services to stop the practice. Christina Gray, Minister of Labour, issued the following statement on Thursday: “All Albertans deserve workplaces that are safe, fair and family ... Read More »

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Tiffin Conference tackles misinformation in ag industry

By Schnarr, J.W. on January 19th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Information in the Age of Misinformation was served up to attendees of this year’s Tiffin Conference. This is the 19th iteration of the event, which took place at Lethbridge Lodge on Thursday and is sponsored by Lethbridge College. While the past few years have focused on the red meat industry, ... Read More »

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‘Rising star’ in art world opens three-part show at U of L

By Mabell, Dave on January 19th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com While growing up in Ottawa, Meryl McMaster was surrounded by art. “My father was a painter,” with a home studio. And her mother was an art educator. “I was always very curious about photography,” and she learned in the darkroom how film could be used, during her high school days. ... Read More »

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Another adjournment granted in murder case

By Shurtz, Delon on January 19th, 2018

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The lawyer for a man accused of beating a woman to death last year has been granted another adjournment while she prepares her defence on a charge of second-degree murder. During a hearing Jan. 4 in Lethbridge provincial court, lawyer Claudia Connolly said she was making progress on Rodney Yellow ... Read More »

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