May 19th, 2024

Local News

Woman jailed for several offences, including assault outside public washroom

By Delon Shurtz - Lethbridge Herald on May 18th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 27-year-old woman who started a fight in a public bathroom and several weeks later broke into a home, has been sentenced to just over two months in jail. Doreen Makiya Crying Head received a 66-day sentence Friday in Lethbridge court of justice after she pleaded guilty to old charges of assault, mischief, ... Read More »

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Lots to do in city for Victoria Day long weekend

By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman - Lethbridge Herald on May 18th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com With the Victoria Day long weekend now here residents might be wondering what is there to do around the city for those who are enjoying a staycation. Lethbridge has many things to offer, many places to explore and a multitude of activities to do outside of scheduled events. And with many of those ... Read More »

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Cool, wet conditions expected on weekend

By Al Beeber - Lethbridge Herald on May 18th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com April showers are supposed to bring May flowers but for the Victoria Day long weekend they may be bringing us more showers. And that could put a damper on long weekend shenanigans across the region. After a good soaking on Friday, Lethbridge should see some sun mixed in with the clouds today and ... Read More »

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Food Truck Friday returns to Nikka Yuko

By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman - Lethbridge Herald on May 18th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com Food Truck Friday at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden has come back for the second year to give residents an opportunity to enjoy a meal outdoors every Friday for the next few months. Eric Granson, marketing and events manager for Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, said they started Food Truck Friday last year in the ... Read More »

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Norwegians honour anniversary of country’s constitution

By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman - Lethbridge Herald on May 18th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com To celebrate the 210th anniversary of the development of the Norwegian constitution, members of the Lethbridge Sons of Norway Solsyd Lodge along with city dignitaries and RCMP veterans raised the Norwegian flag Friday at City Hall. Sharon Prenevost, chair of the Lethbridge Sons of Norway Solsyd Lodge, said they have been raising the ... Read More »

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Raymond Stampede to debut at new site

By Delon Shurtz - Lethbridge Herald on May 18th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com It was a tough pill to swallow when the Raymond Stampede committee had to concede defeat in the hard-fought battle to keep the original site of Canada’s first stampede. The stampede grounds were abandoned right after last year’s rodeo, and the bleachers demolished shortly afterward to make room for construction of a new ... Read More »

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MOU signed on new physician training centre

By Lethbridge Herald on May 18th, 2024

Al Beeber – LETHBRIDGE HERALD – abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com A memorandum of understanding was signed by the universities of Lethbridge and Calgary Friday on the new rural medical education training centre here that will begin operating in the fall of 2025. The U of L is partnering with the University of Calgary on the centre here while the University of ... Read More »

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Birds of Prey centre ready to take flight on new season

By Al Beeber - Lethbridge Herald on May 17th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Colin Weir and staff at the Alberta Birds of Prey Nature Centre in Coaldale are ready for visitors to start flocking back for the summer. The centre opens this Saturday in time for the May long weekend and will be welcoming guests until early September, open daily, including on statutory holidays, from 9:30 ... Read More »

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MLA Hunter to lead invasive species task force

By Al Beeber - Lethbridge Herald on May 17th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Taber-Warner MLA Grant Hunter has been put in charge of a provincial task force aimed at stopping zebra and quagga mussels as well as other invasive species from entering Alberta. The Alberta government says the task force will work to improve border protections and find ways in which to strengthen existing programs and ... Read More »

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Safety and social issues at the top of business concerns

By Delon Shurtz - Lethbridge Herald on May 17th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com When it comes to the issues for which the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce should be advocating on behalf of Lethbridge businesses, there are few surprises. According to a Chamber business and community issues survey, 56.4 per cent of survey respondents indicate the number one concern at the municipal level is community safety/social issues. ... Read More »

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Health system falling behind on dementia, researcher tells SACPA

By Delon Shurtz - Lethbridge Herald on May 17th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Of the thousands of deadly diseases and health conditions known to inflict the human race, none may be more significant than dementia, says the director of the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience. Rob Sutherland, who is also chairman of the department of neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge, spoke Thursday at a session ... Read More »

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