January 18th, 2017

Local News

Council gets back to business

By Villeneuve, Melissa on January 16th, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com In honour of Canada’s 150th, the City of Lethbridge is looking to plant 150 trees in city parks on July 1. The initiative will be brought forward at today’s city council meeting. If approved, one grove of 50 trees would be established and commemorated in each of Legacy Park, Henderson ... Read More »

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Colouring book project to assist First Nations

By Kuhl, Nick on January 16th, 2017

Stephanie Labbe Southern Alberta Newspapers An all-ages colouring book has been created in the area to help teach people about First Nations, with featured First Nations artists. Creator Diana Frost said she wanted to find a way to reconnect with her indigenous roots. “It was a way for me to help all of us to ... Read More »

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Claresholm trade show set for later this month

By Kuhl, Nick on January 16th, 2017

Stephanie Labbe Southern Alberta Newspapers – Claresholm For more than 10 years, Claresholm has been home to a local trade show. Planning is well underway for its return in January, set for the 27 and 28. “The committee has done a great job of meeting regularly,” says Iqbal Nurmohamed, committee chair. “This has entailed contacting ... Read More »

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Prepare for meltdown

By Lethbridge Herald on January 15th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com With a strong Chinook expected to hit the city in the next few days, City of Lethbridge crews are preparing for where all the snow will go once it starts to melt. Worse, the prospect of warm days and colder nights could bring a lot of overnight freezing to turn ... Read More »

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Recycling program keeps cellphones out of the trash

By Kuhl, Nick on January 15th, 2017

Numerous drop-off locations in province Stephanie Labbe Southern Alberta Newspapers People are being encouraged to recycle old cellphones at drop box locations across the province. Officials with the Canadian Wireless Telecommunication Association (CTWA) created the cellphone recycling program called Recycle My Cell in 2009. This is a free program run by the CWTA in conjunction ... Read More »

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Pincher Creek getting its first transit system

By Kuhl, Nick on January 15th, 2017

Stephanie Labbe Southern Alberta Newspapers – Pincher Creek Pincher Creek will see its first transit system within the town in the near future, thanks to federal government funding. In fall 2016, the federal government had made transportation and Green Trip Round 2 funding available. Town officials had just completed a transportation needs analysis and decided ... Read More »

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Swing dance making a comeback

By Martin, Tijana on January 15th, 2017

University club has expanded into the community Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com Swing dancing may have been popular in the 1920’s and 30’s, but one local group is showing it’s lived on ever since. About four years ago, the Swing Bridge Dance Club launched at the University of Lethbridge. “We started off just as a ... Read More »

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Open house at city hall

By Martin, Tijana on January 15th, 2017

Expansion will have impact on resources Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com The South Saskatchewan Regional Plan Compliance Initiative (SSRP-CI) is hosting its second open house on Tuesday. The City of Lethbridge anticipates the population to exceed 100,000 in the next few years and this open house will give residents the opportunity to better understand how ... Read More »

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Alberta must return to centrist conservative politics, says MLA

By Schnarr, J.W. on January 14th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Alberta needs to return to thoughtful, centrist conservative politics, says PCAA leadership hopeful Richard Starke. Starke was in Lethbridge on Thursday to talk about his bid for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta. “I really feel Albertans would be better served by a much more collaborative approach ... Read More »

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No shortage of events as U of L begins year of celebrating 50 years

By Mabell, Dave on January 14th, 2017

There wasn’t a lot to see 50 years ago – just some ATCO trailers and a handful of first-year University of Lethbridge students and teachers. For many southern Albertans, the brand-new Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden stirred far more excitement. Five decades later, the garden has matured into an oasis of beauty and tranquility, drawing visitors ... Read More »

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Man accused of robbery may have charges resolved

By Shurtz, Delon on January 14th, 2017

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A city man accused of robbing stores last year in two nearby communities is expected to resolve his charges rather than stand trial. Lethbridge lawyer Wade Hlady said Friday in Lethbridge provincial court he is close to resolving the matter for the accused, Christopher Wayne Hooge, but he needs to ... Read More »

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