March 28th, 2017

Local News

Chamber applauds investment in skills training

By Mabell, Dave on March 24th, 2017

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com The federal government’s plans to invest in skills training and Canada’s agri-food industry are being applauded by the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce. But the Liberal government must take steps to ensure our businesses can compete internationally despite turmoil in the U.S., says chamber president Harry Gross. “All levels of our ... Read More »

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Group helping deal with feral cat problem in Vulcan area

By Villeneuve, Melissa on March 24th, 2017

Stephanie Labbe Southern Alberta Newspapers – Vulcan An area woman has been working hard to help control the cat problem in Vulcan with her “Heaven Can Wait” organization. Kim Hessel, founder of Heaven Can Wait says there’s been a cat problem in Vulcan for as long as she’s been working in animal welfare. She says ... Read More »

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Spenceley named EDL board chair

By Mabell, Dave on March 24th, 2017

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge businessman Bill Spenceley has been elected chair of the board at Lethbridge Economic Development. Spenceley, president and owner of Flexahopper Plastics, will lead a board of 25 volunteers. He succeeds Lethbridge College president Paula Burns. Vice-chair for the 2017 term will be Mayor Chris Spearman. Six new members were ... Read More »

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‘Unabridged’ conference to discuss spirituality and LGBTQ community

By Mabell, Dave on March 24th, 2017

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com They may advertise that they’re “welcoming.” But the neighbourhood church, for some Canadians, may be the last place they’d go for support and understanding. If they’re not heterosexual, visitors might be shunned or ignored. That’s a perception that organizers will challenge during a two-day conference this weekend in Lethbridge. The ... Read More »

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Get a jump on your gardening

By Sulz, Dave on March 24th, 2017

Seedy Saturday to feature seed swap, workshops and more LETHBRIDGE HERALD Gardeners who just can’t get wait to get started will find an event right up their alley this weekend. Lethbridge’s first Seedy Saturday will feature a seed swap, workshops, exhibitors and activities focused on local food and gardening. The free event will be held ... Read More »

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Man sentenced to 30 days for escaping lawful custody

By Shurtz, Delon on March 24th, 2017

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge police officer nearly lost a set of handcuffs – while they were still on a suspect. While police were conducting an investigation last January, an officer questioned 21-year-old Brenden Eagle Speaker. Eagle Speaker gave the officer a false name, then resisted the officer’s attempts to arrest and handcuff ... Read More »

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College first to receive child care accreditation

By Martin, Tijana on March 24th, 2017

Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge College has become the first college in Canada to earn accreditation from the Child and Youth Care Educational Accreditation Board of Canada (CYCEAB). “What was determined is that we are one of the best Child and Youth Care programs in Canada,” said Marty Thomsen, dean of Justice and Human ... Read More »

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Canada doesn’t get credit for absorbing carbon, SACPA told

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

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Is Canada a carbon-neutral country, and are current governments fairly considering Canada’s carbon absorption rates when crafting climate policy that will have impacts into the future? Retired civil servant Larry Martin told the Southern Alberta Council for Public Affairs on Thursday that the answer to those questions is “No.” Martin ... Read More »

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Family Fun Fair to help Special Olympics

By Martin, Tijana on March 24th, 2017

Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com A Family Fun Fair is slated to take place at the University of Lethbridge’s Students’ Union Ballrooms and The Zoo on April 1, with all proceeds supporting Special Olympics Lethbridge. The event is hosted by the Integrated Management Experience class in the Faculty of Management and is slated to run ... Read More »

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Blood Reserve visitors will require permits

By Kuhl, Nick on March 24th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald In an effort to curtail fentanyl impact and other drug related activities, Blood Tribe Council will soon enact the Kainai/Blood Tribe Trespass Bylaw and Regulations. Officials say the move, which will come into effect April 13, will help ensure the safety of Blood Tribe members. They say it will deal with the ongoing ... Read More »

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Assault suspect remainsin custody

By Shurtz, Delon on March 24th, 2017

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 24-year-old Lethbridge man facing charges in connection with an assault last month remains in custody while his lawyer reviews the case and prepares for a possible bail hearing. Cee Cee Across The Mountain was scheduled for a bail hearing last week in Lethbridge provincial court, but his lawyer pointed ... Read More »

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