October 24th, 2020

Local News

Drive Away Hunger campaign raises $10,057 for food banks

By Jensen, Randy on October 24th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lethbridge & District Exhibition and Umami Shop have announced donations totalling $10,057 to its Farm Credit Canada – Drive Away Hunger campaign. The total donation has been split evenly between nine southern Alberta food banks including Interfaith Food Bank, Lethbridge Food Bank, Bow Island Food Bank, Pincher Creek Food Bank, Taber Food Bank, ... Read More »

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Counterfeit suspect continues to look for lawyer

By Shurtz, Delon on October 24th, 2020

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com One of two people accused of spending counterfeit U.S. money in several southern Alberta communities may have to continue looking for a lawyer following a brief hearing this week in Lethbridge provincial court. Lethbridge lawyer Claudia Connolly, who represents one of the accused, Clayton Wayne Jordan, also appeared in court ... Read More »

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Local pub, bands teaming up for Lethbridge Food Bank fundraiser

By Woodard, Dale on October 24th, 2020

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald A perfectly timed fundraiser is taking place next month. Benefitting the Lethbridge Food Bank, a fundraiser will be held Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at Honkers Pub & Eatery. The event will include live music by local bands Vintage Wine, Whiskey Gap and Rebel Angels with the pub offering a feature ... Read More »

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U of L honours Dyck with Volunteer Award

By Jensen, Randy on October 24th, 2020

SUBMITTED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE It is one thing to recognize a student/colleague/organization in need. It takes a special person to jump in and try to meet that need – a person like Mary Dyck. Dyck, a retired kinesiology instructor, has been the lifeline for numerous people in need over the years and is ... Read More »

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Case adjourned for woman accused of throwing hot coffee

By Shurtz, Delon on October 24th, 2020

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 23-year-old Raymond woman accused of throwing hot coffee at two elderly women, and who was unable to attend court this week, is now scheduled to make a court appearance at the end of the month. Cheyenne Sommerly Tilley was scheduled to appear in court Thursday by video link from ... Read More »

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Fort Macleod man’s WCB battle has spanned 35 years

By Jensen, Randy on October 24th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Over the past few years more attention and resources have been given to address the problem of orphaned and abandoned oil wells in Alberta, but we continue to fail injured and abandoned oilfield workers. Both are a legacy left behind by an oil and gas industry which has profited mightily ... Read More »

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Nigerian Association stages peaceful protest against police brutality in Nigeria

By Lethbridge Herald on October 23rd, 2020

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald As violence continues in their home country, a local group is lending its voice from a distance to end the injustice. Members of the Lethbridge Nigerian Association gathered at Lethbridge City Hall Friday afternoon for a peaceful protest against the ongoing unrest in Nigeria as locals are protesting against police brutality ... Read More »

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Lethbridge police looking for missing person

By Herald on October 23rd, 2020

*** Police say Kenneth Dougan has been located and returned home safely, thanks to tips received from the public ***   Lethbridge Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing person, 68-year-old Kenneth Dougan. Dougan left a care facility on the southside on foot about 12:45 p.m. Thursday and has not returned. Dougan ... Read More »

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Don’t get hooked by phishing scam

By Submitted Article on October 23rd, 2020

Scam poses as Amazon support Submitted by the Better Business Bureau The COVID-19 pandemic has more people than ever ordering from Amazon. And, of course, scammers are finding ways to cash in on the trend. Con artists are posing as Amazon employees, calling people, and claiming to need information about their account. And if that ... Read More »

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Spirit Ride planned for Saturday

By Jensen, Randy on October 23rd, 2020

Ride to bring awareness about justice for Darby Soop (Shade) LETHBRIDGE HERALD – STANDOFF A Spirit Ride to bring awareness about the injustices surrounding the case of Darby Soop (Shade), who was stabbed to death on Jan.16, 2018 in Calgary, will be held on Saturday. Soop (Shade), a Blood Tribe member, was stabbed to death ... Read More »

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National colleges group names Burns board chair

By Jensen, Randy on October 23rd, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) has appointed Paula Burns, Lethbridge College president and CEO, as its new board chair. Burns’ two-year appointment will allow her to continue advocating on behalf of Canada’s publicly supported colleges, institutes, cegeps and polytechnics. Burns brings a wealth of experience to the position. Named the eighth president of ... Read More »

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