October 21st, 2020

Local News

Mayors calling on Kenney to intervene in dispatch decision

By Lethbridge Herald on October 20th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The mayors of Calgary, Red Deer, Wood Buffalo and Lethbridge are calling on Premier Jason Kenney to personally intervene to re-examine a decision by his Minister of Health Tyler Shandro to allow EMS consolidated dispatch to move forward in Alberta. “We would like to go on public record that we ... Read More »

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COVID-19 contact tracing changes for Lethbridge School Division

By Herald on October 20th, 2020

From the Lethbridge School Division website: http://www.lethsd.ab.ca Lethbridge School Division has received notice from Alberta Health Services regarding a shift in COVID contacting process: Due to the overwhelming surge of school related cases in the area, the AHS Public Health team has made the decision to move into the next phase of business continuity and ... Read More »

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Lethbridge police investigating vehicle thefts

By Herald on October 20th, 2020

Lethbridge police are investigating two robbery/carjacking incidents late Monday and the early morning hours of Tuesday. At about 9:30 p.m. Monday a vehicle left running and unlocked was stolen from in front of a business in the 500-block of 13 Street North. The driver exited the store when he noticed someone getting into his vehicle. ... Read More »

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Flu shots are more important than ever

By Jensen, Randy on October 20th, 2020

Ian Martens Lethbridge Herald imartens@lethbridgeherald.com Getting a flu shot this year is more important than ever amid current health-care efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s the message Alberta Health Services is sending out as this season’s influenza immunization campaign began on Monday. “Now more than ever, we all need to get immunized against influenza,” ... Read More »

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Fatal collision south of Picture Butte

By Jensen, Randy on October 20th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD – PICTURE BUTTE Coaldale and Picture RCMP are investigating a fatal collision on Highway 5 south of Picture Butte early Monday. Coaldale and Picture Butte RCMP, along with the Picture Butte Fire Department/EMS, responded to a collision at 6:52 a.m. on Highway 25 approximately 2.5 kilometres south of Picture Butte. Preliminary indications are ... Read More »

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Police seeking help with hit and run

By Jensen, Randy on October 20th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lethbridge Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the driver and locate a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run collision that occurred on Saturday at approximately 8:50 a.m. in the intersection of South Parkside Drive and Parkside Drive South. The offending vehicle fled the scene and is a red 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado, four-door, ... Read More »

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LPS chief makes pitch for programs

By Jensen, Randy on October 20th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Police Service presented its quarterly report to city council on Monday, but also took the opportunity to get in an extra pitch to retain three programs brought in over the past few years for trial runs: The Watch program; the Community Peace Officer program; and the PACT (Police ... Read More »

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Search warrant leads to weapons, stolen property

By Jensen, Randy on October 20th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Two people are facing charges after Lethbridge Police executed a search warrant and recovered numerous weapons as well as several stolen items. Members of the Downtown Policing Unit and Priority Crime Unit executed the search warrant on Friday at a home in the 1800 block of 5 Avenue North. The subjects were taken ... Read More »

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Local model taking it to the Max

By Jensen, Randy on October 20th, 2020

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald Dr. Hook once sang about being on the cover of the Rolling Stone. Desirae Hosack may not be headed for that cover, but the 19-year-old model from Lethbridge is one of the finalists for the cover of another well-known magazine. Hosack, a graduate of Catholic Central High School who is now ... Read More »

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City celebrating Waste Reduction Week

By Jensen, Randy on October 20th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD City Hall is glowing green and blue this week to recognize Waste Reduction Week, recognized by cities across Canada during the third week of October to raise awareness around waste reduction. Each day of the week will feature a different theme, including textiles, electronics, plastics, food waste, swapping, repairing and the circular economy. ... Read More »

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Hefty fines for shooting grizzly

By Shurtz, Delon on October 20th, 2020

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Max Krekhovetski has replayed over and over again in his head the nightmarish hunting trip he took two years ago. As a new hunter, Krekhovetski shot his first whitetail deer during the hunting trip west of Claresholm. He excitedly brought it back to camp and hung it next to a ... Read More »

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