May 21st, 2018

Local News

Warm weather payback is sweet

By Mabell, Dave on May 16th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com After enduring a winter that would not end, southern Albertans may be getting their just reward. Cross your fingers – but it looks like the May long weekend will be warm and dry. And we might not need to water our lawns. After basking in 30 C warmth Tuesday, forecasters ... Read More »

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High School Art Competition submissions being accepted

By Submitted Article on May 16th, 2018

LETHBRIDGE HERALD The Interfaith Food Bank is encouraging submissions for its annual High School Student Art Competition. The event features $600 in cash prizes and artists have until June 15 to submit their pieces to Interfaith Food Bank. The prize for first place is $300, with prizes of $200 and $100 for second and third ... Read More »

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Health professionals big part of transition from life to death

By Kalinowski, Tim on May 16th, 2018

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Death is not an easy topic for discussion, let alone address in a meaningful way, but it is nonetheless something we all must face one day. And more often than not, says Darrin Parkin of Hospice Calgary, the ones who will help us oversee that transition from life to death ... Read More »

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City to remain in benchmarking program

By Schnarr, J.W. on May 16th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The City of Lethbridge will remain involved with a regional benchmarking program following a decision by city council. On Monday, council decided to remain part of the Alberta Municipal Benchmarking Initiative. “We shouldn’t be afraid of comparing our programs and the cost of our programs with other municipalities,” said Mayor ... Read More »

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Firefighter gear stolen in Coaldale break-in

By Kuhl, Nick on May 16th, 2018

Lethbridge Herald -coaldale Coaldale RCMP are searching for a local firefighter’s gear after it was stolen sometime last weekend. RCMP say sometime between the evening of May 11 and the following morning, a Coaldale Fire Department firefighter had his protective equipment stolen. The fireman had parked his Coaldale Fire Department truck in his garage in ... Read More »

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City agrees to purchase northside property

By Schnarr, J.W. on May 16th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge City Council has agreed to a northside land purchase. On Monday, council passed a resolution to purchase 1.58 acres of land from Lafarge Canada Inc. located at 530 9 St. N. along Scenic Drive. The cost of the purchase is $48,400, with the closing date set for June 25. ... Read More »

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New trial ordered for Stephans

By Lethbridge Herald on May 15th, 2018

THE CANADIAN PRESS — OTTAWA A couple who had been convicted in the meningitis death of their son say they have been vindicated by the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to order a new trial. David Stephan and his wife, Collet, were found guilty in 2016 of failing to provide the necessaries of life to ... Read More »

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Before the High Level Bridge

By Submitted Article on May 15th, 2018

Part 1 The original line of the Crowsnest route of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) began where Mayor Magrath Drive now goes under the CPR track in Lethbridge. It ran south on what is Mayor Magrath Drive. The line followed the route of Highway 5 nearly to the airport, continued southwest to Whoop-Up Station (the ... Read More »

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Spin-O-Thon raising money for Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer

By Kalinowski, Tim on May 15th, 2018

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Jack Ady Cancer Centre riding team was doing some virtual pedalling during their Spin-O-Thon at the Chinook Regional Hospital atrium Monday to try to drum up support for their annual Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer campaign. The JACC Team is hoping Lethbridge residents will help them raise the necessary ... Read More »

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Chief Mountain border crossing opens today

By Kuhl, Nick on May 15th, 2018

LETHBRIDGE herald The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced Monday the Chief Mountain port of entry is reopening for the season, beginning today. Chief Mountain is located along Highway 6 in Alberta. Last season, almost 129,000 travellers entered Canada at Chief Mountain and Waterton Lakes National Park, and CBSA officers are preparing for another busy ... Read More »

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Nutcracker coming to Enmax

By Kuhl, Nick on May 15th, 2018

Lethbridge Herald Christmas is creeping up, and Lethbridge just got an early gift as the Enmax Centre has announced Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker will be making an appearance this November. The Dove of Peace Tour will bring to you Russian Snow Maidens, hand-painted sets, talented Russian artists, along with nesting dolls, for the show ... Read More »

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