November 25th, 2020

Local News

Mandatory health measures in place as Alberta under a state of public health emergency

By Herald on November 24th, 2020

Lethbridge Herald Premier Jason Kenney has announced a state of public health emergency and Alberta is implementing a series of mandatory targeted measures to curb the growing spread of COVID-19 in the province. The measures will impact businesses, schools, weddings, funerals and faith-based gatherings, as well a ban on all indoor social gatherings. Full details ... Read More »

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Group raises awareness for a drop-in centre for those in need

By Dale Woodard on November 24th, 2020

With the winter months closing in, a pair of groups were at Galt Gardens to raise awareness for the homeless situation in Lethbridge on Saturday afternoon. Members of Kindness To Others and Community Giving Back To Community were at Galt Gardens handing out sandwiches to the homeless and raising awareness for a drop-in centre for ... Read More »

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Budget freeze/cuts discussed with police chief

By Tim Kalinowski on November 24th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Police Service was under the budget microscope during Monday’s Finance Committee meeting. While council made no decisions during the meeting, (those decisions will likely come on Thursday or Friday), comments by councillors give some sense of their thoughts on how to generate budget savings at the police service. Coun. Blaine Hyggen ... Read More »

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Sex assault convict walks from centre

By Delon Shurtz on November 24th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 23-year-old man convicted in 2018 of sexually assaulting a woman and cutting her throat has walked away from an Edmonton treatment centre. The man, who can’t be named because he was only 17 when he committed the offences, had been approved to participate in a residential treatment program in the capital city ... Read More »

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Bridge Prize main jury set for 2022 literary competition

By Lethbridge Herald on November 24th, 2020

The Bridge Prize, Canada’s largest literary prize for post-secondary students, has finalized its jury for the 2022 competition – and it features some of the country’s most accomplished authors. “We are delighted to announce that our 2022 Bridge Prize Main Jury includes some of Canada’s most beloved authors and emerging writers,” says Shelly Wismath, dean ... Read More »

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College seeking nominees for Honouring Excellence awards

By Lethbridge Herald on November 24th, 2020

Lethbridge College is seeking help to recognize its most accomplished alumni, as nominations are open for the annual Honouring Excellence alumni awards. The college wants to recognize those alumni who have made a difference as leaders, innovators, creators and community-builders. “Year after year the Alumni Advisory Council comes together to review the submissions for Honouring ... Read More »

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$24,350 donation for LTRA

By Lethbridge Herald on November 24th, 2020

The Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association received a $24,350 financial boost on Monday thanks to several local donations spurred on by Dennis and Sylvia Chinner. The Chinners have been involved in volunteer efforts and donations with several local organizations over the years. Sylvia is a 35-year RBC and RBC Dominion Securities employee while Dennis has been ... Read More »

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Lethbridge Herald has grown with many organizations

By Lethbridge Herald on November 24th, 2020

Every community that exists is built on, and entwined with, that which comes before. In Lethbridge the fabric of the community is made up of the organizations and institutions, and the generations, which have sweated and strived to create the prosperity we all enjoy today. For 125 years the Lethbridge Herald has chronicled the community, ... Read More »

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Groups present budget needs

By Lethbridge Herald on November 23rd, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com City council’s Finance Committee began budget deliberations on Monday by hearing presentations by local community organizations and institutions on their budget requirements for the next two years. Among the presenters were the Allied Arts Council, the Lethbridge Public Library, the Galt Museum and Archives, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the ... Read More »

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Lethbridge massage therapist found guilty of sexual assault

By Herald on November 23rd, 2020

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com  A Lethbridge massage therapist has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a female client two years ago. Cyprien Mudenge sat impassively Monday in Lethbridge Court of Queen’s Bench as Madam Justice Johnna Kubik found him guilty of one count of sexual assault. Although Kubik pointed out the accused must at ... Read More »

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Alberta COVID-19 update for Monday Nov. 23

By Herald on November 23rd, 2020

Lethbridge Herald Alberta reported 1,549 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, with a provincial active cases count now at 13,166. There are 328 cases in hospital, 62 of those in ICU. Five new deaths are being reported for a total of 476 COVID-19 related fatalities. The South Zone shows 69 new cases, with active cases now ... Read More »

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