August 22nd, 2017

Local News

Tech Girl camp: no boys allowed

By Martin, Tijana on August 18th, 2017

Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com This week, the University of Lethbridge’s Destination Exploration program hosted its first Tech Girl Camp. The program aims to encourage young girls to consider pursuing a career in computer science. The idea was sparked during a conversation between camp leaders Cassandra Allenby and Breanalee Beer. “She works in the industry, ... Read More »

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Cox Financial donates $25K to college golf tourney

By Mabell, Dave on August 18th, 2017

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Both opened their doors 60 years ago. So this year, the Cox Financial Group has announced a $25,000 donation to the annual golf tournament in support of Lethbridge College. The Aug. 29 event – now sold out – will raise funds for student scholarships. This year’s goal is $60,000. College officials say the ... Read More »

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Man sentenced to prison for assault

By Shurtz, Delon on August 18th, 2017

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 46-year-old man who attacked another man with a golf club last month has been sent to prison. Leonard Brave Rock Jr. pleaded guilty July 28 to a single charge of aggravated assault and was sentenced to 27 months in a federal penitentiary. He was, however, given credit for the ... Read More »

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Grassfire burns 40 acres near Pincher Creek

By Schnarr, J.W. on August 18th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A fire claimed about 40 acres of field near the Oldman River Dam on Wednesday night. Pat Neumann, Pincher Creek Emergency Services Deputy Fire Chief, said a call came in shortly after 5 p.m. on Wednesday regarding a field fire located three kilometres north of Highway 3 near AB-785, just ... Read More »

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Pest controller proposes Plan Bee

By Lethbridge Herald on August 17th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A pest control company operating in central and southern Alberta is hoping to find local groups able to relocate beehives in order to save them from destruction. Randy Unger, a pest control expert at Assassin Pest Solution, said there has been a push on for exterminators to become more bee-friendly. ... Read More »

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Mini chuckwagons offer big fun, excitement

By Villeneuve, Melissa on August 17th, 2017

Races set for Friday, Saturday at Remington Carriage Museum Demi Knight SOUTHERN ALBERTA NEWSPAPERS – CARDSTON The Miniature Horse Chuckwagon Championships are riding into Cardston this weekend. With many racers prepared to compete, and some gearing up to reclaim their titles, the competitors are readying themselves for this annual event set for Friday and Saturday. ... Read More »

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iGEM team going green with printer ink

By Schnarr, J.W. on August 17th, 2017

Biological pigment being developed J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com This year’s University of Lethbridge iGEM team is working turn printer ink green. Just not the way you might think. “Our project is the development of biological pigment for use in the manufacturing of ink,” Erin Kelly, a U of L master’s student and graduate student ... Read More »

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Work set to begin on transit terminal

By Mabell, Dave on August 17th, 2017

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com After decades as a surface parking lot, a half-block of downtown property will soon be put to a higher use. Three levels higher, in fact, as a “park and ride” terminal for Lethbridge Transit. Drivers who’ve paid for long-term parking on the historically named “Bompass Street” lot have been given ... Read More »

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Judge adjourns prelim hearing

By Shurtz, Delon on August 17th, 2017

Tyler Hogan charged with second-degree murder Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The preliminary hearing for a man accused of killing a baby earlier this year has been adjourned while lawyers prepare to argue why they feel the accused should or shouldn’t stand trial. The Crown prosecutor in Tyler Brian Hogan’s murder case presented the last ... Read More »

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Harvest Days celebrate the past

By Villeneuve, Melissa on August 17th, 2017

Demi Knight SOUTHERN ALBERTA NEWSPAPERS – PICTURE BUTTE Picture Butte is bringing the old days back in style with this year’s Harvest Days. The annual community event, which was originally formed in 1982 to show the newer generations what the harvest was like in the past, is back for its 35th year Friday through Sunday. ... Read More »

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Inner beauty workshop being rebranded

By Martin, Tijana on August 17th, 2017

Progam aims to empower young women Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com Renae Peterson is committed to reminding young women to stop focusing on the external, but instead focus on what true matters – their inner beauty. “Beauty is internal, it’s something that shines out of us,” she said. Since 2006, Peterson has been offering an ... Read More »

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