February 21st, 2017

Local News

Student involvement emphasized

By Submitted Article on February 17th, 2017

This is the second in a series of 12 monthly articles that are being reprinted in celebration of the University of Lethbridge’s 50th anniversary. In this article, which originally appeared on Friday, May 2, 1969, we get a snapshot of the birth of U of L research and its community connection, as well as the ... Read More »

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City outlines registration process for next municipal election

By Kuhl, Nick on February 17th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald The next municipal election is in October, which is now less than nine months away. As such, the City of Lethbridge wants to notify potential candidates of the required registration process. Those interested in running for mayor or city council must file an application with the City’s Returning Officer before accepting or allocating ... Read More »

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Suspect in recent standoff released from custody

By Shurtz, Delon on February 17th, 2017

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com One of two men charged in connection to a standoff with police last week has been released from custody. Forrest Jensen, 19, was released Thursday on $100 surety and ordered to live with his sister on the westside. He was placed on house arrest, although he’s allowed out with some ... Read More »

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‘Traditional Dress Day’ helps LC celebrate Black History Month

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

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A small, culturally diverse group of people came together at Lethbridge College on Thursday in celebration of Black History Month. The event was titled “Traditional Dress Day.” Students wore clothing traditional to their cultures, while also wearing flag printouts of the countries they represent. Dominique Charles, a student representative for ... Read More »

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City wants photos of licensed pets

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

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The City of Lethbridge would like licensed pet owners to send in a photo of their furry friends to help reunite lost pets with their owners. The photos will be attached to licensed dog and cat accounts. In the event the animal becomes lost, it can be visually identified by ... Read More »

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Drug suspects released on $10K bail

By Shurtz, Delon on February 17th, 2017

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Two men facing multiple charges following a major drug seizure in Lethbridge will have to pay $10,000 each before they’re released from custody. That was the bail amount set Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court, where the men were released following a lengthy bail hearing. In addition to the cash bail, ... Read More »

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Below-average temperatures expected for spring: Accuweather

By Mabell, Dave on February 17th, 2017

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Ready for more snow? Skiers and snowboarders may enjoy a longer season than usual, according to a long-range forecast for Western Canada. Temperatures here could be a little below average, say meteorologists at Accuweather. And we could see somewhat more snow or rain than our long-term average. But with global ... Read More »

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Radio-a-thon raises over $234K

By Martin, Tijana on February 17th, 2017

Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com It’s not every day that you see all the local radio stations working together but when they do, it’s a beautiful thing. Since the inaugural event eight years ago, the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation has raised more than $1.5 million through the Care from the Heart Day Radio-a-thon. “That’s a ... Read More »

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Speakers announced for Leadercast 2017 set for May 5

By Villeneuve, Melissa on February 17th, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com A host of speakers have been announced for a worldwide one-day leadership event, broadcast live from Atlanta to thousands of people. Leadercast 2017 “Powered by Purpose” is scheduled for May 5 at 9 a.m. Hosted by KidSport, the event will be held locally at Lethbridge College. Leadercast is a day ... Read More »

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LPS enhances transgender policy

By Lethbridge Herald on February 16th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge Police Service has updated its policy regarding how its members deal with the LGBTQ community, in response to a complaint about a Facebook post made last year by a now former LPS member. While LPS had policy in place with respect to searching and housing transgender prisoners, an additional policy — ... Read More »

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Future of jobs SACPA topic

By Mabell, Dave on February 16th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald With promises to “bring back jobs” from overseas factories, Donald Trump won support from many American voters last fall. But how is that possible? And how can politicians stop private companies from downsizing, when they can increase their efficiency and profitability by automating so many processes – jobs that once depended on skilled ... Read More »

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