September 22nd, 2017

Local News

Reconciliation Week begins in Lethbridge

By Lethbridge Herald on September 19th, 2017

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com A new flag was raised Tuesday at city hall, as part of the first Reconciliation Week initiative in Lethbridge. And next week, the yellow-and-black reconciliation-themed banner will be replaced by the official Blackfoot Confederacy flag. A pipe offering ceremony, a teepee raising and a reconciliation walk through downtown streets were ... Read More »

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UCP members face deadline

By Lethbridge Herald on September 19th, 2017

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com He’s well ahead in the public polls, with nearly half of the Albertans surveyed saying they want Brian Jean to lead the new United Conservative Party. But unless Albertans buy a party membership, Jean warned here Monday, they’ll have no say in selecting the province’s premier-in-waiting. So far, he reported, ... Read More »

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Waterton Fire now considered as being held: Parks Canada

By Lethbridge Herald on September 19th, 2017

From Parks Canada: Kenow Fire Update – Unified Command – 19.09.2017; 08:00 The Kenow Fire is now classified as being held. The fire remains active and covers an area of approximately 38,100 hectares. Fire activity is predominantly on the fire perimeter, and at localized hotspots within the perimeter where pockets of unburned fuels remain. Fire ... Read More »

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Funding to benefit university

By Kuhl, Nick on September 19th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald University of Lethbridge researchers in biology, chemistry and biochemistry, geography, mathematics and computer science, physics and psychology will be able to pursue diverse areas of inquiry thanks to $2.64 million in recent funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). Kirsty Duncan, Canada’s Minister of Science, recently announced $515 million in ... Read More »

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Area commemorates Dieppe Raid

By Submitted Article on September 19th, 2017

Street names pay tribute to famous Second World War event In August 1942, 5,000 Canadian military personnel and 1,000 British commandos attacked the French port of Dieppe. The raid was an attempt to invade German-occupied Europe. The Dieppe raid lasted nine hours, resulting in the death of 1,000 men and the capture of 2,000 others. ... Read More »

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Citizen Walk About set for Sept. 27

By Sulz, Dave on September 19th, 2017

Event to put spotlight on disability issues LETHBRIDGE HERALD Persons with disabilities and community members alike are preparing to take to the streets of Lethbridge to shed light on key issues and promote equality. The South Region Self Advocacy Network (SRSAN) will host its eighth annual Citizen Walk About Sept. 27. SRSAN is a group ... Read More »

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Waterton residents get to return home

By Kuhl, Nick on September 19th, 2017

Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com The Kenow Fire remains active and is still classified as out of control, but Parks Canada is planning a phased re-entry to the Waterton townsite today for residents, leaseholders, and business owners. Only those who have been contacted by Parks Canada and fall under these three groups will be allowed ... Read More »

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Flexahopper sees bright future

By Mabell, Dave on September 19th, 2017

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com A major plastic products manufacturer has become one of Alberta’s largest advocates of solar-based power. Flexahopper Plastics Ltd. – founded 50 years ago in Lethbridge – is now tapping into southern Alberta’s year-round sunlight to provide up to 40 per cent of its electricity needs. Company president Bill Spenceley was ... Read More »

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Cavendish breaks ground

By Kuhl, Nick on September 19th, 2017

Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com The largest investment in the city’s history will help continue economic diversification and increase manufacturing, say Alberta’s premier, Lethbridge’s mayor, and the president of a large potato processing business. Premier Rachel Notley, Mayor Chris Spearman and Robert Irving were among a large group who gathered Monday afternoon at a sod-turning ... Read More »

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Phillips to attend Climate Week events in New York

By Mabell, Dave on September 19th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald How can local decisions affect climate change? Environment Minister Shannon Phillips will be meeting global leaders in New York to discuss the role local governments can play. The Lethbridge MLA will represent Alberta at Climate Week NYC 2017, an annual summit that brings together international leaders from business, government and civil society. Phillips ... Read More »

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Murder charges filed after assault

By Shurtz, Delon on September 19th, 2017

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 52-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder following a deadly assault in Lethbridge on the weekend. Rodney Yellow Old Woman made his first appearance in Lethbridge provincial court Monday, where the matter was adjourned to give him time to retain a lawyer. Lethbridge lawyer Claudia Connolly appeared as ... Read More »

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