October 31st, 2020

Local News

Lethbridge COVID-19 collaboration recognized by World Health Organization

By Jensen, Randy on October 31st, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD A local community-based collaboration designed to provide a strong, unified, comprehensive COVID-19 response during the initial period of the pandemic has drawn international attention. The “Lethbridge Helping Organizations COVID-19 Response” was launched by City authorities to strengthen collaboration by local groups to serve the needs of all residents and ultimately helped maintain low ... Read More »

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Mahon to chair COPPOA executive committee

By Jensen, Randy on October 31st, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD The presidents of the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College have been appointed to the new executive committee for the Council of Post-Secondary Presidents of Alberta (COPPOA). University of Lethbridge president and vice-chancellor Mike Mahon has been named chair of the COPPOA while Lethbridge College president and CEO Paula Burns has been appointed ... Read More »

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CRH Foundation to take different approach to Christmas Tree Festival

By Jensen, Randy on October 31st, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD The Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation has announced the cancellation of its annual Christmas Tree Festival in November due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event is highly anticipated every holiday season, but as with all mass gatherings this year, it simply cannot occur, the foundation said in a news release. However, in lieu of ... Read More »

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Two men charged after police searches

By Jensen, Randy on October 31st, 2020

Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Police Service has charged two men after a significant amount of money and a weapon were seized. On Thursday, Oct.29, 2020, following an investigation by the Lethbridge Police Priority Crimes Unit, two search warrants were executed at two separate West Lethbridge apartment complexes. In an apartment in the Garry Station area, ... Read More »

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Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein monster a piece of iconic terror

By Jensen, Randy on October 31st, 2020

Karloff’s daughter protects her father’s legacy Stan Ashbee ALBERTA NEWSPAPER GROUP Recognized as one of the true icons of terror cinema, Boris Karloff (William Henry Pratt) was born in England in 1887. Closely identified with the public’s perception of the “monster” from the classic Mary Shelly masterpiece “Frankenstein,” Karloff was featured in over 160 classic ... Read More »

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Pro-Life group wins court battle against City

By Jensen, Randy on October 31st, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Court of Queen’s Bench has ruled against the City of Lethbridge in a dispute with the Lethbridge and District Pro-Life Association over the City’s refusal to carry advertising from the organization on local buses, bus shelters, bus benches and other publicly owned advertising spaces. In a decision released on ... Read More »

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Coaldale man facing several charges following seizure by ALERT

By Jensen, Randy on October 31st, 2020

Firearms, stolen property recovered LETHBRIDGE HERALD The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) has seized several firearms and an array of stolen property following the arrest of a Coaldale man. ALERT’s Southeast Alberta Property Crime Unit seized six firearms in total, including two sawed-off shotguns, two rifles and two homemade zip guns. Investigators also seized ... Read More »

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Chamber honours businesses

By Jensen, Randy on October 31st, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Southern Irrigation captured the Business of the Year award at the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce 2020 Business of the Year Awards held virtually on Thursday night. The Business of the Year award is sponsored by Community Futures Lethbridge Region. Other award winners (with sponsors in parenthesis) included: – Outstanding Employer (LA Chefs) – ... Read More »

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Case may move to new drug treatment court

By Shurtz, Delon on October 31st, 2020

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 29-year-old man accused of spraying a security guard in the face with a loaded syringe may have his case moved into the new Lethbridge drug treatment court. Lethbridge lawyer Ingrid Hess told court Friday she will apply to have Wade Allan Cross Child’s charges moved into the special court, ... Read More »

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Lethbridge County highest valued ag jurisdiction in Alta.

By Jensen, Randy on October 31st, 2020

Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge County is staking its claim to being the most highly valued agricultural jurisdiction in Alberta with over $2.2 billion in gross farm receipts, more than double the next closest municipality. “Our strength as a region lies in agriculture and our producers who make such significant economic contributions, not only locally but on ... Read More »

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Woman may have assault charges resolved

By Shurtz, Delon on October 31st, 2020

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 23-year-old Raymond woman charged with assault after two elderly women had hot coffee thrown at them, hopes to resolve her charges without a trial. Lethbridge lawyer Vincent Guinan told court Friday he is seeking a “global” proposal from the Crown that will resolve those charges against his client, Cheyenne ... Read More »

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