July 26th, 2017

Local News

FLIP Festival founders have hope for future

By Mabell, Dave on July 24th, 2017

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge has become home base for many artists and musicians in recent years. But not many of them are women, a local group notes. And even fewer come from minority groups within the community. That’s why the group is inaugurating the FLIP Festival here next month. It’s a three-day event, ... Read More »

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Stafford Lake a local escape

By Schnarr, J.W. on July 23rd, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A local recreational camping and day-use facility has added some new features for 2017. Stafford Lake Park has added a number of new amenities for the 2017 summer season, which owner/operator Kim Hranac hopes will draw sun worshippers from far and wide to enjoy everything the park has to offer. ... Read More »

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Woman killed in collision near Taber

By Schnarr, J.W. on July 23rd, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald -taber jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com An 18-year-old woman is dead following a fiery collision near Taber Friday night. Taber/Vauxhall RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision at about 10:20 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Highway 526 and Highway 36. The collision involved an SUV and a car. The car was travelling east on Highway ... Read More »

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College employee named SimpsonScarborough Scholar

By Martens, Ian on July 23rd, 2017

-Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge College communications specialist Paul Kingsmith has been named one of four SimpsonScarborough Scholars by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The SimpsonScarborough Scholars program supports the professional development of promising communications and marketing practitioners who are new to the field of post-secondary advancement. As a scholar, Kingsmith will receive ... Read More »

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Missing man found, arrested

By Jensen, Randy on July 23rd, 2017

LETHBRIDGE A man sought by the Lethbridge Police Service was located and arrested, police said in a release Friday. Police were looking for the public’s help in located Tyler Robbins, who was wanted on two criminal charges including assault causing bodily harm and breach of probation... Read More »

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Festival Latino heats up Galt Gardens

By Lethbridge Herald on July 22nd, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Galt Gardens was filled with the sights, sounds and smells of Latin America on Saturday for the third annual Festival Latino. Jane Anderson, an event organizer, said the event features a mixture of Latino cultures from a number of different countries, including people from Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador and ... Read More »

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Taber has plans for $2.4M gift from area resident

By Schnarr, J.W. on July 22nd, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald – taber jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The Town of Taber has announced its plans for $2.4 million received from Municipal District of Taber resident William Ferguson after he died in October 2016. During Taber council’s regular meeting on July 17, a decision was made by council to earmark $1.5 million for a new fire ... Read More »

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No foul play in house blast

By Jensen, Randy on July 22nd, 2017

Tim Kalinowski SOUTHERN ALBERTA NEWSPAPERS – MEDICINE HAT A body found in the wreckage of a destroyed house Wednesday in the Crescent Heights neighbourhood has been positively identified, but police are not releasing any details out of respect for privacy of the victim’s family. An autopsy conducted on the remains Thursday by the Medical Examiner ... Read More »

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Festival Latino offering taste of Central, South America

By Mabell, Dave on July 22nd, 2017

For decades, the Southern Alberta Ethnic Association operated out of cramped quarters in the Bill Kergan Centre. Its members catered monthly dinners, and some of them offered entertainment on the small stage. But Lethbridge is growing, with families arriving from more parts of the world. And with the city’s new and spacious Multicultural Centre, the ... Read More »

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Man sentenced for attack on teen

By Shurtz, Delon on July 22nd, 2017

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 19-year-old man who, along with two others, beat a young teenager last summer in an unprovoked attack will be allowed to serve a jail sentence on weekends. Guy Charlton Mountain Horse, who was charged with aggravated assault following the attack, instead pleaded guilty Friday in Lethbridge provincial court to ... Read More »

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Bank abuse continues

By Mabell, Dave on July 22nd, 2017

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com He speaks for ordinary Canadians in Ottawa. But the nation’s banks and investment dealers seem to have a more powerful voice. That’s the conclusion drawn by Lethbridge businessman Larry Elford, who recently urged the nation’s Standing Committee on Finance to allow the government’s Banking Ombudsman to investigate allegations that Canada’s ... Read More »

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