January 18th, 2017

Local News

Coaldale favours VLT return: poll

By Schnarr, J.W. on January 12th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald – Coaldale jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The Town of Coaldale overwhelmingly supports a return of VLTs to the community. That was the result of a survey taken at the end of 2016 to measure interest in allowing the gambling machines in some Coaldale businesses after a nearly 20-year ban. Administration presented council with the ... Read More »

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Brew for the ‘U’

By Villeneuve, Melissa on January 12th, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Beer drinkers can soon raise a toast in honour of the University of Lethbridge’s 50th anniversary with a new line of suds produced by Coulee Brew Company. Two new beers have been created by the local brewing company, which was founded by U of L alumni. One dollar from the ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat death investigated as a homicide

By Jensen, Randy on January 12th, 2017

SOUTHERN ALBERTA NEWSPAPERS – MEDICINE HAT The victim of a New Year’s Eve attack has died from his injuries, according to police. Medicine Hat Police are considering the death of 24-year-old Jordan Pede a homicide, and are investigating it as such. An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday, with preliminary cause of death expected from the ... Read More »

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Palliser appoints familiar face as facilitator

By Schnarr, J.W. on January 12th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Palliser Regional Schools Board of Trustees has selected a facilitator to help implement the recommendations made in a recent organizational review. The board accepted an amended proposal from Terence Weninger during a special meeting Tuesday. He was selected out of five candidates the board had selected for detailed review. Board ... Read More »

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Ecycle Drive continues through Sunday

By Villeneuve, Melissa on January 12th, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Recycling isn’t just for cardboard, paper and (some) plastics. Lethbridge residents can recycle their old electronics, and help raise funds for community initiatives, during the Lethbridge Community Network’s fourth annual Ecycle Drive, which runs until Sunday. Each year, the drive diverts more than 45,000 pounds of e-waste from the landfill. ... Read More »

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SACPA taking pulse of Southwestern Alberta today

By Kuhl, Nick on January 12th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald With its annual Vital Signs report, the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta presents important issues, topics and themes in six key impact areas. At the regular weekly SACPA meeting, set for noon to 1:30 p.m. today at Country Kitchen Catering, speaker Charleen Davidson will condense the ideas into a presentation called ... Read More »

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New-home market still solid in Lethbridge

By Lethbridge Herald on January 11th, 2017

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Fewer homes were started, but more were sold. That’s the 2016 snapshot of the home building industry in Lethbridge. While builders began work on 677 housing units last year, buyers signed a purchase agreement for 807 brand-new homes. “Consumers are buying and the new-home market in Lethbridge is doing just ... Read More »

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Westwind receives awards

By Schnarr, J.W. on January 11th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Westwind School Division has won three awards for public engagement. The school division recently announced it won the awards, which superintendent Ken Sommerfeldt said was due to the work of WSD communications officer Graham Ruttan. “We are proud that his work has been recognized as excellent and outstanding at the ... Read More »

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Start the new year with a positive mindset

By Submitted Article on January 11th, 2017

We live in incredible times, thanks in no small part to rapidly advancing technology that grows our knowledge of space, our planet and ourselves, and enables us to rapidly disseminate information around the globe. Much has been in the media lately about the quality of that disseminated information. Is it true or is it fake? ... Read More »

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Dog’s best friend

By Schnarr, J.W. on January 11th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A stray dog found on the highway over New Year’s highlights the continuing need for homeless animal care in and around the city. The dog was found east of Coaldale on Highway 3 by a local resident in the late evening on Jan. 1. The resident said the dog was ... Read More »

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Toastmasters, Read On team up to help immigrants

By Mabell, Dave on January 11th, 2017

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com It’s a real challenge for many people. Stepping up to address a crowd can create anxiety if not sheer panic. But what if you’re asked to speak, and you’re still learning English as a second language? That’s a challenge that’s been accepted by a growing number of immigrants and refugees ... Read More »

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