April 20th, 2018

Local News

Lethbridge man charged with attempted murder

By Lethbridge Herald on April 17th, 2018

From Lethbridge Police: Lethbridge Police have charged a 32-year-old Lethbridge man with attempted murder in connection with a targeted incident where shots were fired at a west side home Sunday night. On April 15, 2018 at approximately 9 p.m. police responded to a 911 call reporting that a male had fired several rounds into a ... Read More »

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Brewing ‘Alberta’s Pride’

By Submitted Article on April 17th, 2018

The beginnings: Noel’s Brewery was Lethbridge’s earliest brewery and produced “hop beer,” a mild, four per cent brew that sold for $1.50 per dozen. Hop beer can be fermented in 10 days; the beer was probably bottled and sold as soon as a batch was made. It was not aged, sediment free or pasteurized. Noel’s ... Read More »

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Road closure process sparks concern

By Schnarr, J.W. on April 17th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Calling out what he saw as a lack of transparency, Coun. Blaine Hyggen was the lone vote against the sale of the 43 Street right of way south of 24 Avenue during Monday’s city council meeting. Hyggen said he was disappointed with the process involved in the road closure. “How ... Read More »

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Local volunteer to receive Sovereign’s Medal

By Sulz, Dave on April 17th, 2018

Lethbridge Herald A long-time Lethbridge volunteer is among the more than 40 people who are scheduled to be honoured today in Ottawa by Canada’s Governor General. In celebration of National Volunteer Week, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will present the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers to 42 >individuals this morning ... Read More »

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Speakers announced for leadership breakfast

By Mabell, Dave on April 17th, 2018

Lethbridge Herald Two speakers have been announced for this year’s “Food for Thought” leadership breakfast. Social entrepreneur and restaurant owner Mark Brand will share the podium with Trevor Lewington, chief executive officer of Economic Development Lethbridge. The event, backed by the Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta, is set for May 16 at the Coast ... Read More »

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Assessment extended for stabbing suspect

By Shurtz, Delon on April 17th, 2018

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Psychiatric doctors will continue to examine a 28-year-old man accused of trying to kill his elderly parents earlier this year. Crown prosecutor Erin Olsen explained Monday during a hearing in Lethbridge provincial court, that doctors need more time to examine the accused, and the matter was adjourned until next month. ... Read More »

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Cold, wet weather drives a wedge into local golf season

By Mabell, Dave on April 17th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com For southern Albertans, the sight of robins on the lawn – and golfers on the fairway – is a herald of spring. But not this year. Monday morning’s slushy precipitation means a further delay for what thousands are awaiting: the first day of golf! Nearly a month after “spring” officially ... Read More »

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Man taken into custody after shots fired at westside home

By Lethbridge Herald on April 17th, 2018

Lethbridge Herald A 32-year-old man is in custody and awaiting charges after firing several shots in what police are calling a targeted incident at a west Lethbridge home on Sunday. At approximately 9 p.m. the Lethbridge Police Service Tactical Team and other officers responded to a 911 report of shots fired in a home on ... Read More »

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Flood threat ‘catastrophic’ in parts of M.D. of Taber

By Kuhl, Nick on April 17th, 2018

Greg Price Southern Alberta Newspapers – Taber With many regions of southern Alberta still gripped in a state of emergency due to overland flooding, fortunately for the Town of Taber, the worst is hopefully behind them. The Town of Taber is winding down its emergency response to the high-water levels that threatened Taber over the ... Read More »

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Foul spring delays season at Softball Valley

By Mabell, Dave on April 17th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com It’s fondly known as Softball Valley. But right now, the city’s largest ball facility is a little too soft. And far too wet. So games and tournaments that were to have been played this month are now being bumped into May, officials say. “We still have some huge drifts to ... Read More »

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Backcountry huts planned for Castle area

By Lethbridge Herald on April 17th, 2018

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Environment minister Shannon Phillips announced Monday in Calgary $700,000 in new funding to help the Alpine Club of Canada construct three new backcountry huts in Castle Wildland Provincial Park, and expressed absolutely no regets about her government’s decision to restrict off-highway vehicle usage in the area. “Albertans love parks,” she ... Read More »

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