February 18th, 2018

Local News

Loss of Blackfoot language haunts Sixties Scoop survivors

By Lethbridge Herald on February 14th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Survivors of a failed child services strategy came together to share their stories and tell the provincial government how they were harmed by it. A Sixties Scoop Apology Session was held in Lethbridge on Wednesday. The event is part of ongoing efforts by the province to learn about the affects ... Read More »

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Girl dies after skiing accident at Castle Mountain Resort Tuesday

By Lethbridge Herald on February 14th, 2018

From RCMP: On February 13th, 2018 at approximately 11:30 a.m., Pincher Creek RCMP and Emergency Services responded to the Castle Ski Resort for a report of a 10-year-old girl who had suffered serious head injuries. The 10 year old who is a student at Canyon Elementary in Pincher Creek, was on a planned school ski ... Read More »

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If it’s not the snow, it’s the wind

By Mabell, Dave on February 14th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Which causes more problems: new snow or drifting snow? Southern Albertans will be seeing both this week, forecasters warn. On Tuesday, highways became danger zones and City crews were tackling snow drifts across exposed roadways most of the day. Later in the day, RCMP closed Highway 3 near Pincher Creek ... Read More »

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Woman acquitted of drug charges

By Shurtz, Delon on February 14th, 2018

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A woman charged with several drug offences following a traffic stop more than two years ago has been acquitted. Justice Rodney A. Jerke acquitted Brooke Shadow Creighton Tuesday in Lethbridge Court of Queen’s Bench after the Crown prosecutor said he would not argue the admissability of evidence that was presented ... Read More »

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YWCA names 2018 Women of Distinction

By Mabell, Dave on February 14th, 2018

Lethbridge Herald Nine southern Albertans will be honoured as this year’s Women of Distinction. Their names have been released by the Lethbridge and District YWCA, in advance of its awards banquet in early March. Lethbridge College president Paula Burns has been selected for the Lifetime Achievement award, with Tania Stilson named for the Leadership and ... Read More »

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College magazine receives honour

By Schnarr, J.W. on February 14th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Communications staff at Lethbridge College have been recognized for their work in Wider Horizons, the college’s community magazine. A Wider Horizons cover story featuring Clarence Slomp, a long-time Lethbridge College Facilities department employee and alumnus, received a bronze award in the Feature Writing category at the CASE District VIII 2018 ... Read More »

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The ‘so what’ for our iGens

By Submitted Article on February 14th, 2018

In my last “Eye on Education” column, I wrote about the generation of youth that are in school today, the iGens. Some of the positive attributes research has uncovered regarding the iGens include being inclusive, wanting to do well and work hard, possessing high regard for safety, and having the capacity to be creative and ... Read More »

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Transit Master Plan not written in stone

By Schnarr, J.W. on February 14th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The Transit Master Plan provides strategies for potential future changes to public transit in Lethbridge, and should not be considered a final draft, says the City’s Transit manager. On Monday, the City held a Transit Master Plan Community Issues Committee meeting in order to provide information and collect input from ... Read More »

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Barons FD rejoins County

By Schnarr, J.W. on February 14th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The Barons and District Fire Department has returned to service in Lethbridge County. Prior to Feb. 9, the department had been operating exclusively in the Village of Barons. During their regular meeting on Jan. 24, Lethbridge County Council approved a fire and rescue service agreement between Lethbridge County and the ... Read More »

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Taft to speak at SACPA sessions

By Mabell, Dave on February 14th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Was there a revolving door between the Alberta government’s cabinet and the province’s oil executives? A former MLA will argue that close links between the industry and the governing party led to the province’s economic downfall. Kevin Taft, author of “Oil’s Deep State,” will outline his views Thursday during two ... Read More »

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Wire stolen from job site

By Shurtz, Delon on February 14th, 2018

FORT MACLEOD Fort Macleod RCMP are looking for two spools of primary underground wire and the thieves who stole them from a Fortis job site north of Fort Macleod. Police say sometime between last Wednesday and Thursday a large wooden reel of 750MCM wire weighing more than 900 kilograms was dragged across Highway 811 near ... Read More »

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