January 22nd, 2021

Local News

COVID hit downtown businesses hard

By Lethbridge Herald on January 21st, 2021

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Over the course of 2020, downtown businesses suffered like no other area in the city due to province-wide shutdowns from COVID-19, and a general lack of pedestrian and other traffic because of ongoing public health restrictions. The recent Avison Young commercial real estate report confirms these impacts, recording a jump ... Read More »

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Suspicious package closes police station

By Herald on January 21st, 2021

Ian Martens Lethbridge Herald imartens@lethbridgeherald.com A 29-year-old man is in custody after the Lethbridge police station was forced to close Thursday morning as police dealt with a suspicious package left in the building. Police say around 10:15 a.m. they were alerted to a man who was said to have thrown a package into the front ... Read More »

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Picture Butte mayor calls 2020 an unprecedented year

By Southern Alberta Newspapers on January 21st, 2021

Picture Butte Mayor Cathy Moore says that COVID-19 has posed a challenge we’ve never seen before. Posing the biggest challenge the Town of Picture Butte had faced in 2020, the pandemic made for an “unprecedented” year and the town had to keep up with changing restrictions, keeping their staff safe, creating contingency plans to continue ... Read More »

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Return of winter putting people at risk of exposure outside

By Tim Kalinowski on January 21st, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com With winter weather expected to return next week, street advocate and Kindness to Others founder, Alvin Mills, says there has been a recent surge in people coming to Lethbridge from the Kainai Reserve who are either choosing to sleep outside due to ongoing restrictions at Alpha House or simply have no other place ... Read More »

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Blood Tribe stepping up efforts to close drug houses

By Tim Kalinowski on January 21st, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Blood Tribe Police Service is confirming the Blood Tribe council, with the assistance of the Housing department and occasional assistance of the BTPS, has stepped up efforts to close up local drug houses as opioid overdoses have surged on the First Nation in recent months. “It is the community’s initiative in conjunction ... Read More »

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City man celebrates 100th birthday

By Dale Woodard on January 21st, 2021

When Peter Lewko arrived in Lethbridge as a teenager in 1938, things looked a little bit different. Eighty-three years later, Lewko has been around to see that change and on Wednesday afternoon he celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friend’s at Martha’s House. “This afternoon I’ve got my boy (Ian) coming down from Calgary ... Read More »

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Details scarce in Taber CAO contract termination

By Cole Parkinson on January 21st, 2021

Further information of town council’s decision to terminate the contract of CAO Cory Armfelt are limited. After town council voted 4-3 to terminate the contract of the CAO, Mayor Andrew Prokop spoke about the reason for lack of information as to why the CAO had been removed from his position. “Really, it’s just more of ... Read More »

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Author pens book on city’s history

By Lethbridge Herald on January 20th, 2021

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald As a child, Ryan Uytdewilligen dreamed of having his own book store right in Lethbridge. It even had a name. Ultimately, that didn’t happen, but although the author, who orginally hails from Coaldale, wasn’t able to bring a book store to Lethbridge, Uytdewilligen has instead penned a book about the city ... Read More »

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Senator says feds late to pandemic party

By Tim Kalinowski on January 20th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Alberta Senator Doug Black says the federal government has been late to the party since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of public health response, and continues to be late as this crucial vaccine rollout period begins across the country. “My view is we can’t get out of this mess ... Read More »

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The Herald welcomes new city editor

By Tim Kalinowski on January 20th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Herald welcomed its new city editor on Monday. Trevor Busch comes to the Herald with 12 years of newspaper experience, and prior to arriving in Lethbridge, worked as a reporter and editor at the Taber Times. Busch spent much of his early childhood in Lethbridge and his father, a retired Fish ... Read More »

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City man hoping for conditional discharge

By Delon Shurtz on January 20th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man hopes he’ll only receive a conditional sentence for headbutting another man during a road rage incident two years ago. During a hearing last week in Lethbridge provincial court, Lethbridge lawyer Wade Hlady said he will ask for a conditional sentence order when his client, Colton Hunter Hemmaway, returns to ... Read More »

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