January 24th, 2017

Local News

Man to plead guilty to manslaughter

By Shurtz, Delon on January 20th, 2017

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Saskatchewan man charged with second-degree murder in the death of a farm labourer in 2015 is expected to plead guilty to a lesser charge when he returns to court next week. Stacey Charles Wahpistikwan, who was in Lethbridge provincial court Thursday, will plead guilty to manslaughter during his next ... Read More »

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Area groups receive funds for Canada 150 celebrations

By Lethbridge Herald on January 19th, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Six southern Alberta organizations received a boost for their Canada 150 celebrations through grants from the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta. A total of $41,000 in Canada 150 grants were presented on Thursday during a special ceremony, which included a traditional Blackfoot elder’s prayer, greetings on behalf of ... Read More »

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Man facing fraud charges to stand trial

By Shurtz, Delon on January 19th, 2017

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A southern Alberta man accused of defrauding several agriculture businesses of nearly $1 million has been committed to stand trial. At the conclusion of a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Lethbridge provincial court, Scott James Piggott consented to the committal on two charges of theft over $5,000 and one charge of ... Read More »

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SACPA to discuss performing arts centre need

By Mabell, Dave on January 19th, 2017

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Fifty years ago, Lethbridge residents celebrated the opening of the Genevieve Yates Memorial Centre. The downtown facility provided a small art gallery and a 488-seat auditorium for a population of about 37,000. Today, the city and surrounding area boast a population about three times as large. And after five decades ... Read More »

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S. Alberta projects receive federal cash

By Villeneuve, Melissa on January 19th, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Ten community projects in southern Alberta, including three in Lethbridge, will receive millions in federal funding in celebration of Canada’s 150th this year. A total of $4,899,327 will be provided through the Government of Canada’s Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, Canada 150 Fund and Canada Cultural Spaces Fund. In Lethbridge, ... Read More »

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Bail denied for man facing weapons charges

By Shurtz, Delon on January 19th, 2017

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man who was granted bail in August after being charged with nearly 100 weapon-related offences, but was later re-arrested for breaching conditions of his release, has not been given a second chance at freedom. Eldon Jon Myers was denied bail earlier this week following a brief appearance in ... Read More »

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Palliser exchange program offers cultural experience

By Schnarr, J.W. on January 19th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald – coaldale jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Students in Palliser Regional Schools are expanding their world through an international student exchange program. For the first time, the program is including middle school students as four Chinese exchange students are spending the next few weeks at R.I. Baker School in Coaldale. The international program has been ... Read More »

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Trade show to promote pre and postnatal services

By Schnarr, J.W. on January 19th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A new symposium and trade show happening this weekend will provide an opportunity to bridge the gaps between pre and postnatal services in the city. The Move Mamma Move Pre and Postnatal Symposium and Tradeshow is hosted by Kinetic Indoor Cycle and Fitness and is part of an effort to ... Read More »

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City supports grant funding application for 62 Ave. N.

By Villeneuve, Melissa on January 19th, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge City Council has approved a resolution in support of a grant funding application for the planning and design of 62 Avenue North between Scenic Drive and 43 Street North. The City’s Transportation department is applying for $200,000 from the Alberta Community Partnership grant, which would cover half of the ... Read More »

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Fitzpatrick named to Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention

By Mabell, Dave on January 19th, 2017

LETHBRIDGE HERALD A city MLA has been asked to recommend improvements to the province’s child protection system. Lethbridge East MLA Maria Fitzpatrick was named Wednesday to an all-party panel created to propose actions to strengthen the child intervention system, to explore systemic issues that lead to children being placed in care, and to improve the ... Read More »

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Probe celebrating 10 years of One School, One Book program

By Villeneuve, Melissa on January 19th, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Dr. Gerald B. Probe School is celebrating a decade of literacy together with the One School, One Book campaign. Initiated in April 2007, the goal of the program is for all students from kindergarten through Grade 5, their families and school staff to read the same book at the same ... Read More »

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