December 5th, 2020

Local News

Lethbridge County passes mask bylaw

By Herald on December 4th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge County council passed a Temporary Mandatory Face Covering bylaw by a vote of 5-2 during a special meeting on Friday. Lethbridge County follows the example of ┬áthe City of Lethbridge, the City of Medicine Hat, the MD of Taber and the Town of Taber in passing or reaffirming municipal ... Read More »

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Police charge two in connection with Honkers break-in

By Herald on December 4th, 2020

Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge police have charged two men in connection with a break-in last Sunday at Honkers Pub & Eatery. The break-in occurred Sunday morning when a small truck was driven through the front window of the northside restaurant where police say two men exited the truck, stole an ATM inside the business and proceeded ... Read More »

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Not all bugs are bad, says scientist

By Tim Kalinowski on December 4th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Farming Smarter wrapped up its two-day virtual 2020 Conference and Trade Show talking about bugs, fungus and the importance of farmer-led research on Thursday. Insect scientist Boyd Mori kicked off the final afternoon of the conference by talking about how “Not all bugs are bad,” and went on to illustrate one of the ... Read More »

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Mustard Seed to open sober shelter

By Tim Kalinowski on December 4th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Calgary-based The Mustard Seed will be opening a new 45-bed sober shelter service in Lethbridge starting this month, and is looking to open a permanent supportive-housing facility in the community sometime in 2021. The new shelter will be open 24/7 to serve the needs of the local homeless community. “We are working with ... Read More »

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Plea expected in child porn case this month

By Delon Shurtz on December 4th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com One of three Lethbridge men arrested earlier this year following a child pornography sting is expected to plead to his charges when he returns to court later this month. Lethbridge lawyer Darcy Shurtz explained Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court that the Crown prosecutor is preparing an agreed statement of facts, and the accused, ... Read More »

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Drug suspect granted bail

By Delon Shurtz on December 4th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A British Columbia man arrested during a drug bust in Lethbridge earlier this week has been released from custody. Michael Kebede Abate was released on several conditions and $5,000 cash bail following a brief hearing Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court. He was ordered to live at a specific address in Burnaby, B.C., obey ... Read More »

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U of L to extend campus holiday break to enhance well-being

By Lethbridge Herald on December 4th, 2020

The University of Lethbridge is extending its holiday break and pushing back the start of Spring 2021 semester classes in an effort to address student mental health concerns and enhance public health and safety following the holiday season. The start of Spring 2021 semester classes has been pushed to Jan. 9, 2021, from its previous ... Read More »

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Destination Exploration to offer virtual clubs in January

By Greg Bobinec on December 4th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALDgbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com Destination Exploration is continuing to help meet the needs for STEM activities and learning by relaunching its after-school clubs in January. Students will be able to perform science experiments, explore robotics, do math games and puzzles, learn online technology and how to build systems. InnovateHER, an all-girls club for students in Grades 4 ... Read More »

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Fort Whoop-Up offering special winter season in Dec.

By Greg Bobinec on December 4th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALDgbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com With winter in full force, Fort Whoop-Up is inviting the community to get outside and enjoy the fort’s special winter season on weekends and select days throughout December. Fort Whoop-Up will be open on Dec. 5 and 6, 12 and 13, and 19 through 23. Guided tours and activities will be running hourly ... Read More »

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Man makes most of horrific accident

By Lethbridge Herald on December 3rd, 2020

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald John Wayne Yakimyshyn has spent his entire life around horses. But a mishap with one set the longtime Hollywood horse trainer on a different career path and one that he hopes will assist people as well. After a horrific accident with a horse a little over three years ago that nearly ... Read More »

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Today’s SACPA to discuss Alberta’s colonial history in K-4 curriculum

By Greg Bobinec on December 3rd, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALDgbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com The Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs (SACPA) will be discussing today the importance of residential schools being acknowledged in primary schools at all grades with Maura Hanrahan from the University of Lethbridge. Canada’s Indigenous people have suffered many injustices as a result of colonization, with the residential school system being one of ... Read More »

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