October 22nd, 2020

Local News

Bill would formally recognize First Nations police services

By Lethbridge Herald on October 21st, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The provincial government has tabled a bill which would formally recognize First Nations police services, and may open the door for longer-term funding arrangements and equal access to resources currently taken for granted by other municipal forces in Alberta. Work began on formally recognizing First Nations police services in the ... Read More »

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MLA Neudorf isolating as Municipal Affairs Minister tests positive for COVID-19

By Herald on October 21st, 2020

Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard has tested positive for COVID-19 and Premier Jason Kenney, as well as other MLAs, including Nathan Neudorf are self isolating. Statement from the Premier’s Office: Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard recently had a close contact who tested positive for COVID-19. In line with protocols, Minister Allard has been isolating since ... Read More »

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Contact tracing still being conducted in schools, AHS clarifies

By Herald on October 21st, 2020

Alberta Health Services South Zone is clarifying an AHS letter sent out Friday regarding contact tracing in Lethbridge Schools that it now says was inaccurate. In a series of twitter posts, they indicate that contact tracing is still being conducted by AHS in South Zone for all COVID-19 close contacts including school-related. All close contacts ... Read More »

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Police charge man in taxi robbery

By Herald on October 21st, 2020

Lethbridge police have charged a city man after a taxi driver reported he was robbed at knifepoint Tuesday. Police say the driver had dropped off three passengers at a residence in the 3500-block of 20 Avenue South and the fare was paid with a bank card. Upon exiting the taxi, one of the passengers was ... Read More »

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Hutterites facing difficulties at U.S. border

By Beeber, Al on October 21st, 2020

Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Members of southern Alberta and Montana Hutterite colonies are crying foul about treatment by U.S. Customs officers at the Coutts/Sweetgrass border crossing. Several colonies have reported difficulties trying to cross back into the United States after visiting family members in Alberta during the COVID-19 pandemic. One woman, a 58-year-old from ... Read More »

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Asymptomatic testing restrictions will affect testing at Alberta schools

By Jensen, Randy on October 21st, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health said Tuesday the province is further restricting asymptomatic testing to people who have come into contact with a known case or are linked to an outbreak. That will have an effect on testing at schools which have students or staff who have tested positive ... Read More »

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Versteeg set to do ‘Battle’ on the ice

By Beeber, Al on October 21st, 2020

Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Kris Versteeg is lacing up the skates to do battle again but this time it won’t be in front of 20,000 fans at a National Hockey League game. Instead, the retired 34-year-old Stanley Cup champion and Lethbridge native will be skating for a televised audience in the CBC series “Battle ... Read More »

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SACPA to discuss support for Canadian Armed Forces veterans

By Jensen, Randy on October 21st, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD This week’s Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs session will discuss how well Canadian Armed Forces neterans are recognized and supported as they re-enter society. With the approach of 75th Veterans Day ceremonies since the Second World War, the nation prepares to remember past and current Canadian Armed Forces veterans who have served ... Read More »

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A COVID school day

By Submitted Article on October 21st, 2020

We are now halfway through October, well on our way into the 2020-21 school year. This is a year that we all recognize as being challenging, stressful, full of anxiety but also a school year that was met with great joy as we were able to return to our school buildings and once again greet ... Read More »

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U of L grads in running for Miss Universe Canada title

By Woodard, Dale on October 21st, 2020

Lethbridge Herald Two local models are in the running for the People’s Choice Award 2020 Miss Universe Canada title and the right to represent Canada at the Miss Universe Pageant later this year. Jaime VandenBerg and Tavleen Singh are among 40 models vying for a spot in the semifinals. The top six delegates with the ... Read More »

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Man has a good reason for not appearing in court

By Shurtz, Delon on October 21st, 2020

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man who failed to appear in court Monday after he was ordered last month to attend, has been given another chance. Travis Roy Priest had also failed to show up for a docket appearance Sept. 29 in Lethbridge provincial court, which prompted the judge to warn the accused’s ... Read More »

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