May 26th, 2019

Alberta Election

University Drive congestion addressed

By Kalinowski, Tim on May 25th, 2019

City says complaints about delays were justified Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The City has heard complaints about greater than usual traffic congestion on University Drive due to road construction in the area and has responded to alleviate those concerns. “Everybody doesn’t like a delay period, but this one was exceptional,” said City of Lethbridge ... Read More »

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April Dawn Irving released on bail

By Shurtz, Delon on May 25th, 2019

Accused to live in County of Warner Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com After spending several months in custody before, during and after having a lengthy psychological assessment, it looked like April Dawn Irving, who faces four-year-old animal neglect charges, was finally going to be released. On May 10 in Lethbridge provincial court, the Crown consented ... Read More »

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MŽtis Trail officially opens

By Kalinowski, Tim on May 25th, 2019

Contribution to southern Alberta recognized Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com A Red River cart pulled by a large chestnut horse moved down MŽtis Trail near Garry Station followed by a diverse procession of people led forward by a fiddler who played a merry jig. Bright red sashes adorned waists and a giant blue banner emblazoned ... Read More »

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Time to retire ‘Bertha the boiler’

By Sulz, Dave on May 25th, 2019

June 15 event to help fund replacement at McNally Community Centre Dave Sulz Lethbridge Herald dsulz@lethbridgeherald.com The building that was McNally School is still going strong 72 years after it opened in 1947. Bertha, the building’s longtime boiler, is ready for retirement, however. To ensure the well-used former school is comfortable come winter for members ... Read More »

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Elderly woman beaten in home

By Kalinowski, Tim on May 25th, 2019

Home resident unaware of intruder for 18 hours Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The city is reeling from a disturbingly violent crime where a masked individual severely beat an elderly woman after stalking her for hours in her own home. The Lethbridge Police Service investigation determined a male broke into a 75-year-old woman’s home on ... Read More »

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Woman testifies in attempted murder trial

By Shurtz, Delon on May 25th, 2019

Erika Grintals tells of encounter with boyfriend Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Huddled in a stranger’s backyard, fearing for her very life, Erika Grintals hid from an enraged boyfriend who she believed tried to kill her only minutes before. “I was scared he might be coming after us,” Grintals testified Friday in Robert John Sheppard’s ... Read More »

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Recycling program on track

By Kalinowski, Tim on May 25th, 2019

More residents participating Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge’s curbside recycling program is going according to plan two weeks after blue cart collection first started city-wide, says the City’s Waste and Recycling Services general manager Joel Sanchez. “During these two weeks, we have been able to collect 192 tonnes of materials, which is really good, ... Read More »

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City open house Wednesday at Casa

By Mabell, Dave on May 25th, 2019

Lethbridge Herald City residents interested in current projects and plans are invited to learn more about them next Wednesday. An open house will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. at Casa, with opportunities to speak to officials involved in specific initiatives. They’ll include transportation-related projects such as cycling corridors, the bicycle bylaw, the mobility ... Read More »

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Patagonia grant to help Waterton bats

By Mabell, Dave on May 25th, 2019

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com A local conservation group has won project funding from an international clothing brand. The Waterton Biosphere Reserve Association will use its Patagonia Environmental Grant to help the save little brown bats in the national park. The group’s members say it was a Waterton townsite store, Tamarack that nominated the project. ... Read More »

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rammy winner to perform at jazz festival

By Mabell, Dave on May 25th, 2019

For millennia and for people around the world, drums have been a part of life’s drama. Long before keyboards, reed instruments or trombones, people were singing and dancing to the sound of some kind of a drum. So it’s not hard to understand while children enjoy banging away, or why serious musicians get together to ... Read More »

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Metis Trail officially opens

By Lethbridge Herald on May 24th, 2019

Contribution to southern Alberta recognized Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com A Red River cart pulled by a large chestnut horse moved down Métis Trail near Garry Station followed by a diverse procession of people led forward by a fiddler who played a merry jig. Bright red sashes adorned waists and a giant blue banner emblazoned ... Read More »

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