November 19th, 2017

Local News

U of L seeking City help to host hockey nationals

By Villeneuve, Melissa on November 14th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald It’s been one month since the Lethbridge Municipal Election. The newly-elected council will get down to business as they sit for their first regular council meeting today. First on the agenda is a presentation by Ken McInnes, the University of Lethbridge’s executive director of Pronghorn Athletics. They will be making a bid submission ... Read More »

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Infrastructure cash for Coaldale

By Kuhl, Nick on November 14th, 2017

Demi Knight Southern Alberta Newspapers – Coaldale Funding has been announced for more than 100 municipalities across Canada to receive infrastructure grants for their developing programs. As part of the country’s five-year $75-million climate innovation program (MCIP), and their five-year $50-million Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), collective funding of over $6.8 million has recently been ... Read More »

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Play ’12 Angry Jurors’ has staying power

By Martens, Ian on November 14th, 2017

Ian Martens Lethbridge Herald imartens@lethbridgeherald.com Holding the fate of a young man accused of murder, Hatrix Theatre’s production of “12 Angry Jurors” aims to show the audience that giving the benefit of the doubt is as important today as it was when the play was written over 60 years ago. Based on Reginald Rose’s original ... Read More »

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New West, Theatre Outre team up for deathbed comedy

By Lethbridge Herald on November 13th, 2017

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com For most of us, death is no laughing matter. But a Canadian playwright fused wisdom, irony and humour into a deathbed comedy that’s been applauded around the world. Calgary-born Morris Panych wrote “Vigil” in 1995, with its premiere performance in Victoria. It’s since been produced in Calgary, across Canada and ... Read More »

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Philanthropy Week celebrations in city

By Villeneuve, Melissa on November 13th, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge is a community that honours the spirit of giving. This week marks the inaugural National Philanthropy Week celebrations in the city, hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Southern Alberta Chapter and the National Philanthropy Day Committee. A number of events are planned from Tuesday through Friday, beginning ... Read More »

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Date expectedfor prelim hearing

By Shurtz, Delon on November 13th, 2017

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A former educational assistant charged with sexual assault has decided to be tried by a Court of Queen’s Bench judge, and have a preliminary hearing. An agent for the accused’s lawyer made the election Friday in Lethbridge provincial court, and suggested the hearing will require two days and likely won’t ... Read More »

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College unveils board additions

By Mabell, Dave on November 13th, 2017

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Two new members have been appointed to the board of governors at Lethbridge College. Kristine Cassie and Travis Plaited Hair will join the 10-member board, responsible to the province’s ministry of advanced education. They’ll replace retired Lethbridge police chief Tom McKenzie and accounting firm partner Calvin Scott, whose terms are ... Read More »

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Domestic violence gets full attention

By Yoos, Cam on November 13th, 2017

This week’s ‘Police Beat’ column by LPS Chief Rob Davis When someone calls to report an incident of family violence, our frontline officers will be the first to respond. They understand the many factors involved in family violence, will take the time to listen and be thorough in their investigation. We also have a dedicated ... Read More »

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Thieves strike in Pincher Creek, Cowley

By Shurtz, Delon on November 13th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald -Pincher Creek Pincher Creek RCMP are looking for culprits involved in break-ins at two locations between Oct. 27 and Sunday. The first break-in occurred between Oct. 27 and Oct. 31 at a compound on Allison Street in Pincher Creek in which several people, after cutting through the fence at the rear of the ... Read More »

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Water issues exist close to home

By Martin, Tijana on November 13th, 2017

Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com There are still communities across the country who do not have access to drinking water, even here in Alberta. There are rural and remote communities – the majority of which are of Indigenous populations – that still struggling to find clean, potable drinking water. This is a reality for many ... Read More »

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‘Minus One’ support group aids widows

By Martin, Tijana on November 13th, 2017

Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com Eddie Caruso lost her husband far too early. She envisioned a future that included her husband; she imagined growing old with him. Nevertheless, a cancer diagnosis changed everything. “Life turns a 180 and you’re heading in the opposite direction,” she said. It has been three years since her husband passed, ... Read More »

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