July 23rd, 2019

Alberta Election

University researchers earn grants

By Kuhl, Nick on July 23rd, 2019

Lethbridge Herald Eleven University of Lethbridge researchers have been awarded more than $1.8 million in Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Discovery Grants, payable in instalments of anywhere from one to five years. “University of Lethbridge researchers were very successful this year, with 11 out of 14 applications being awarded funding,” said Dr. Erasmus ... Read More »

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Calgary physician discusses climate change

By Mabell, Dave on July 23rd, 2019

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Though climate change has become obvious, there’s not much an individual can do to reduce its impacts. But by working collectively, a Lethbridge audience was reminded Monday, much can be achieved. Calgary emergency room physician Joe Vipond joined University of Lethbridge professor Jim Byrne for a presentation at the downtown ... Read More »

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School of nursing

By Submitted Article on July 23rd, 2019

This week’s ‘Your History’ column by the Galt Museum & Archives “We were taught the value and sacredness of life, at every stage, regardless of race, gender, colour or creed. We served everybodyÉ It was just a part of who we were at every minute.” – Elda Barva (1970 graduate of St. Michael’s School of ... Read More »

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Today is going to be a scorcher

By Mabell, Dave on July 23rd, 2019

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com With a forecast high of 32 C in Lethbridge today, health officials and Environment Canada have issued seasonal warnings. To avoid sunstroke, the national weather service suggests taking frequent breaks from the heat, spending more time indoors in cooled buildings, and rescheduling outdoor activities. And with families spending more time ... Read More »

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Lethbridge ranks highest for increase in crime

By Kalinowski, Tim on July 23rd, 2019

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Statistics Canada has listed Lethbridge first among cities in its national 2018 Police-Reported Crime Severity Index report. The CSI measures changes in the level of severity of crime in Canada from year to year. The report released Monday morning shows Lethbridge is at 137.0 (out of a baseline measurement of ... Read More »

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Sheppard not guilty of attempted murder

By Shurtz, Delon on July 23rd, 2019

Guilty verdicts on weapons charges after 2018 shooting Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A man accused of trying to kill his girlfriend in the spring of 2018 has been found not guilty of attempted murder, but guilty of assault with a weapon and several other weapon-related offences. Judge Gregory Maxwell said Monday in Lethbridge provincial ... Read More »

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No end in sight

By Lethbridge Herald on July 22nd, 2019

Residents voice frustration to city council, police about return of drug house Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com A group of disgruntled citizens made their displeasure known to police and city council at Monday’s public meeting about what they suggest is the ineffectiveness of current law enforcement response to the problem of drug houses in neighbourhoods. ... Read More »

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Medieval Faire turns back clock

By Lethbridge Herald on July 22nd, 2019

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com Stepping back in time when there was no electricity and everything had to be made with your own hands and the resources around you, the Windy Castle Medieval Faire hosted their annual festivities for families to experience a different way of life. For the third year, Windy Castle Medieval Faire ... Read More »

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One dead in house fire

By Bobinec, Greg on July 22nd, 2019

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com An investigation is underway following a deadly fire that broke out at a Lethbridge home early Saturday morning. Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services from all four stations were called to a house in the 600 block of 5 St. S., around 1:30 a.m. Upon arrival, crews found no visible fire ... Read More »

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Truck expo offers opportunity

By Bobinec, Greg on July 22nd, 2019

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com Hundreds of people took to Exhibition Park Saturday afternoon to take a closer look at potential careers in the trucking industry, and to check out all of the semi trucks for the fifth annual Southern Alberta Truck Expo and Job Fair. For the last few years, the truck expo has ... Read More »

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Bon Odori honours lost loved ones

By Bobinec, Greg on July 22nd, 2019

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com The 17th annual Bon Odori Dance Festival in Galt Gardens this year was rained out, but the celebrations carried on in the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta to keep the tradition of celebrating and honouring those who have passed on. During the festivities, the Bon Odori dance took place – ... Read More »

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