January 16th, 2021

Local News

One in hospital after bus and semi collide

By LETHBRIDGE HERALD on January 16th, 2021

A collision between a school bus and a semi-truck hauling manure near Magrath has left one driver in hospital and another slightly injured. A statement posted on the Westwind School Division Facebook page confirms the school bus was operated by its division, and there were no students on the bus at the time of the ... Read More »

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Man gets jail for stealing bike

By Delon Shurtz on January 16th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.comL A Lethbridge man who was perfectly prepared to steal any bicycle he came upon, has received a short stint behind bars. Hunter Ferdinand Nolte pleaded guilty Friday in Lethbridge provincial court to one count of theft under $5,000 and was sentenced to 30 days in jail. Court was told Nolte was already riding ... Read More »

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Council approves three-year funding for reconciliation initiatives

By Tim Kalinowski on January 16th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com City council approved $435,000 over three years to help fund initiatives arising from the Reconciliation Lethbridge Advisory Committee’s local calls-to-action emanating from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls report during Tuesday’s council meeting. Council was supposed to have heard a presentation from the group during the Sept. 28 Community ... Read More »

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Businesses welcome looser restrictions

By Lethbridge Herald on January 15th, 2021

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald A mix of excitement, yet caution, greeted some local businesses when the Alberta government announced Thursday it was easing some of its public-health restrictions laid down in December due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For local businesses such as Southern Roots Hair Design and the Catwalk Salon & Spa, that means ... Read More »

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School bus collision sends one to hospital; no children involved in incident

By Herald on January 15th, 2021

Lethbridge Herald A collision between a school bus and a semi-truck hauling manure near Magrath  has left one driver in hospital and another slightly injured. A statement posted on the Westwind School Division Facebook page confirms the school bus was operated by its division, and there were no students on the bus at the time ... Read More »

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Vaccines show importance of research; U.S. investment has paid off, says research chair

By Herald on January 15th, 2021

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The phenomenal science behind the new Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines highlights the importance of funding first-rate research, and speaks to what can be achieved when science, industry and government all work together with co-ordinated effort to confront a fundamental problem, says University of Lethbridge Canada 150 Research Chair for ... Read More »

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Trump called symptom of political problems in the United States

By Tim Kalinowski on January 15th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs welcomed University of Lethbridge political science professor John von Heyking to its weekly YouTube livestream speaker series to speak about recent events south of the border with the storming of the U.S. Capitol Building by Trump supporters, and the recent impeachment of the president by the ... Read More »

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SouthGrow awarding two scholarships

By Greg Bobinec on January 15th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDgbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com As part of an ongoing effort to invest in the future of the agri-food economy of Southern Alberta, SouthGrow Regional Economic Development announced they will be awarding two $1,500 scholarships to deserving students in the region. The scholarships are meant to support the academic advancements of promising young people who intend to use ... Read More »

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Indefinite sentence given to sex offender

By Delon Shurtz on January 15th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 36-year-old man who sexually assaulted five adolescent girls between 2003 and 2017 has been designated a dangerous offender and sentenced to a prison term with no set end date. Madam Justice Johnna Kubik sentenced Trevor Philip Pritchard Thursday in Lethbridge Court of Queen’s Bench to an indeterminate penitentiary term, and said the ... Read More »

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Wind storm caused back-to-back power outages

By Tim Kalinowski on January 15th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge experienced winds up to 125 km/h during Wednesday’s storm event, but City crews were able to respond effectively to restore power as quickly as possible, said Tracy Brason, Compliance and Controls manager with the City of Lethbridge. “The biggest part is trying to co-ordinate,” he confirmed. “External entities had some issues as ... Read More »

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Police serve tickets at city hall protest

By Lethbridge Herald on January 14th, 2021

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Police Service served two tickets to the organizer of Tuesday’s protest outside of city hall for violating provincial mandatory public health orders, and for holding an unpermitted event within the City of Lethbridge. Local business owner and We The People YQL representative Mike Hoffman received a ticket for ... Read More »

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