March 28th, 2017

Local News

Adjournment granted in sexual assault case

By Shurtz, Delon on March 23rd, 2017

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The lawyer for a man who faces several sex-related charges was granted an adjournment Wednesday in Lethbridge provincial court. An agent for Calgary lawyer Patrick Fagan told court Fagan only received disclosure on his client’s case March 8 and needed more time to review it. The matter has been adjourned ... Read More »

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Dirty-car drivers rejoice: water conservation request ends

By Schnarr, J.W. on March 23rd, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The voluntary water conservation request in Lethbridge and area has ended. And while Mayor Chris Spearman was thankful for local residents who took the request to conserve water seriously, he noted some pushback from local residents on social media who were critical of the decision “In the world of social ... Read More »

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Exhibition adjusts expansion plans

By Lethbridge Herald on March 22nd, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Many popular trade shows held at Exhibition Park are big in attendance, but they could be much bigger. Which is why Exhibition Park management hope to secure the funds needed to build a new Trade and Convention Centre that would more than double the space available today. They’ll be coming ... Read More »

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Water reserves have been restored, call for community-wide water conservation has ended

By Lethbridge Herald on March 22nd, 2017

From the City: Effective immediately, the City of Lethbridge’s call for community-wide water conservation has ended. Water production at the Water Treatment Plant is back to normal, and water reserves were restored to normal levels overnight. Residents are advised they can now resume normal water use. We extend our thanks to everyone in Lethbridge and ... Read More »

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RCMP investigating suspicious fires on Piikani First Nation

By Villeneuve, Melissa on March 22nd, 2017

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Piikani RCMP are asking for the public’s help as they investigate three suspicious fires on the Piikani First Nation. On the evening of March 7, a residence on 15 Avenue in the Piikani townsite was destroyed by fire. This is the third structure fire that Piikani RCMP and fire crews have responded to ... Read More »

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Attempted murder suspect fires lawyer

By Shurtz, Delon on March 22nd, 2017

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com It’s back to the drawing board for a man accused in a three-month-old attempted murder case. The accused, Maurice Joseph Lavallee of Timber Lake, Sask., fired his lawyer Tuesday, just as an agent for the lawyer was about to schedule a preliminary hearing. The agent, who appeared in Taber provincial ... Read More »

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Gay-Straight Alliance conference goes today

By Mabell, Dave on March 22nd, 2017

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Students and teachers who are active in Gay-Straight Alliance groups across southern Alberta will be part of a first-time conference in Lethbridge today. Organizers say participants from as far as Medicine Hat have registered for the event, sponsored by Lethbridge School District 51. Cayley King, the co-ordinator of guidance services ... Read More »

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Teen injured in snowmobile crash

By Villeneuve, Melissa on March 22nd, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com A teenager was injured after a snowmobile collision in the backcountry near Lost Creek on Monday. Just before noon, Crowsnest Pass RCMP were notified of the accident, which involved a 14-year-old male who received significant but non-life threatening injuries. Pincher Creek RCMP along with Pincher Creek Fire Services, both Pincher ... Read More »

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Rezoning application withdrawn

By Villeneuve, Melissa on March 22nd, 2017

Stan Ashbee Southern Alberta Newspapers On March 2, a public hearing was held for Lethbridge County’s Bylaw #1485. The bylaw was an amendment to the Land-Use Bylaw from Rural Agriculture (RA) to Rural Heavy Industrial (RHI) for a portion of LSD 10 in NE 25-9-23-W4. Lethbridge County Council heard from both the applicant, Tollestrup Construction, ... Read More »

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Residents urged to continue conserving water

By Mabell, Dave on March 22nd, 2017

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Driving a dirty car? City officials hope you’ll put off washing it for a few more days. Water conditions in the Oldman River have improved noticeably in the last couple of days, they say. But it will take a few more days for the city’s water system – which serves ... Read More »

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Initial funding in place for elementary school

By Schnarr, J.W. on March 22nd, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge School District No. 51 is closer to alleviating the shortage of classroom space for elementary students in the southside of Lethbridge. On Tuesday, the provincial government confirmed a planned southside elementary school was one of two projects approved for design dollars, with full construction funding expected later. LSD is ... Read More »

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