May 26th, 2017

Local News

City woman charged with threatening PM and wife online

By Schnarr, J.W. on May 24th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge woman has been charged for making threats against the Canadian government through social media. On May 11, the RCMP “K” Division Integrated National Security Enforcement Team in Calgary received information pertaining to threats against the Canadian government. These threats included the prime minister and his wife and were ... Read More »

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City man gets more jail time

By Shurtz, Delon on May 24th, 2017

Man found with stolen fuel and gas cards Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 39-year-old Lethbridge man who was handed some jail time earlier this month, received some more Tuesday following a brief appearance in Lethbridge provincial court. Dylan Paar Capton pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of possession of stolen property and one count ... Read More »

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No plebiscite for curbside recycling

By Villeneuve, Melissa on May 24th, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com The issue of citywide curbside recycling will not be put forward to a plebiscite at the October 2017 municipal election. A citizen group, called the Lethbridge Committee for Government Affairs, presented a petition during Monday’s city council meeting requesting residents have their say on whether they agree with city-operated curbside ... Read More »

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Arguments in Derek Saretzky hearing expected today

By Shurtz, Delon on May 24th, 2017

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The Crown and defence in a high-profile murder case are expected to argue their positions on a voir dire hearing that concluded last week in Lethbridge Court of Queen’s Bench. Both sides in the Derek Saretzky murder case were to present their arguments Tuesday, but they were adjourned to today ... Read More »

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Public works jobs in the spotlight

By Martin, Tijana on May 24th, 2017

Mayor says staff are unsung heroes Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com The amount of work that goes into maintaining and developing public spaces and infrastructure can often go unnoticed, but this week Mayor Chris Spearman is hoping to draw attention to these essential workers during National Public Works Week. “The range of jobs across the ... Read More »

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Fiddle has long history in Canada

By Submitted Article on May 24th, 2017

Canadian fiddling has many branches, but three main roots: Scotland, Ireland and France. Across Canada these traditions have been mixed in different ways, and spiced up with contributions from native and MŽtis peoples, English, Ukrainians and Americans, to give an incredibly rich and varied tapestry of fiddling. During the fur trade, European fur traders played ... Read More »

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Council gives CIP OK

By Lethbridge Herald on May 23rd, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge City Council has officially approved the projects to be included in the 2018-27 Capital Improvement Program, along with funding sources. Council members, meeting as Finance Committee, spent five days last week deliberating which projects should be included in the first four-year funding window. Projects contemplated in the latter six ... Read More »

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RCMP charge Lethbridge woman for online threats to Canadian government

By Lethbridge Herald on May 23rd, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge woman has been charged for making threats against the Canadian government through social media. On May 11, the RCMP “K” Division Integrated National Security Enforcement Team in Calgary received information pertaining to threats against the Canadian government. These threats included the PM and his wife and were posted ... Read More »

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Council to give final approval to CIP draft

By Martin, Tijana on May 23rd, 2017

Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge City Council had Victoria Day off after a long week of deliberating the 2018-27 Capital Improvement Program (CIP), but today will be business as usual as councillors move forward with their final approval of the draft 2018-27 CIP. Prior to that, council will hear from the Lethbridge Committee for ... Read More »

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One killed in highway collision

By Kuhl, Nick on May 23rd, 2017

Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald -NOBLEFORD nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com One woman is dead following a collision near Lethbridge Sunday afternoon. Nobleford Fire and Picture Butte RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 23, just south of Township Road 10-4, just before 1 p.m. Sunday. Officials say a southbound pickup truck on Highway 23 crossed over the centre ... Read More »

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Alberta catching up with energy efficiency

By Mabell, Dave on May 23rd, 2017

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Energy efficiency programs began many years ago, in many parts of North America. Lethbridge MLA Shannon Phillips, the province’s environment minister, traces the initiatives back to the “energy crunch” in the 1970s. Alberta, raking in profits from the oilpatch, didn’t get involved. “We were the only place in North America ... Read More »

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