January 15th, 2021

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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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Trump called symptom of political problems in the United States

By Tim Kalinowski on January 15th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Southern Alberta 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 House ... Read More »

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Wind storm caused back-to-back power outaages

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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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 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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COVID impacted job of chief judge Redman

By Herald on January 14th, 2021

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Former Lethbridge judge Derek Redman expected to face some challenges after he was sworn in earlier last year as Alberta’s top provincial court judge: budgets to work on; daily emails to respond to; meetings to attend; issues to address; short- and long-term planning; court sittings around the province; and a ... Read More »

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Easing of restrictions for outdoor gatherings, personal services and funeral attendance

By Herald on January 14th, 2021

The government has announced limited province-wide changes to public health measures, easing restrictions for outdoor gatherings, personal services and funeral attendance to take effect Jan. 18. While indoor gatherings remain prohibited, up to 10 people will be allowed at outdoor social gatherings. Personal and wellness services will be allowed to open by appointment only. Funeral ... Read More »

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Lethbridge police charge organizer of protest rally

By Herald on January 14th, 2021

The Lethbridge Police Service has issued two tickets to the organizer of a protest outside City Hall Tuesday over mandatory health measures addressing COVID-19. The organizer has been charged under: Section 73 (1) of the Public Health Act, for Contravening an Order of Medical Officer of Health (Social Gathering) ) of the Public Health Act, with ... Read More »

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City school boundaries set to change

By Greg Bobinec on January 14th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDgbobinec@lethbidgeherald.comL Lethbridge School Division’s boundary review committee has finished preparing recommendations for the Board of Trustees and the community to see the changes in boundaries throughout the city. In west and south Lethbridge, elementary, middles and high school boundaries are set to change. In north Lethbridge, only elementary school boundaries are set to change. ... Read More »

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Injured climber found dead in Pass

By LETHBRIDGE HERALD on January 14th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Crowsnest Pass RCMP on Jan. 9 were dispatched about 6:30 p.m. to a Garmin SPOT emergency activation on an area of Crowsnest Mountain known as “the chutes.” The information that was provided indicated an injury.  Crowsnest Pass Fire and Rescue as well as Pincher Creek Search and Rescue were engaged to conduct search ... Read More »

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Drug charges laid after vehicle stop in Standoff

By LETHBRIDGE HERALD on January 14th, 2021

A police traffic stop in Standoff Tuesday resulted in the arrest of one man. The driver and lone occupant provided a false name and was found to not be a member of the Blood Tribe. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of approximately 60 grams of carfentanyl, 16 grams of methamphetamine and ... Read More »

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