May 7th, 2021

Local News

Farmers’ markets returning to Exhibition and Downtown

By Al Beeber on May 7th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Farmers’ markets are returning to Lethbridge! The Lethbridge and District Exhibition and Downtown Lethbridge BRZ will both be operating markets in the city this year. The Exhibition’s kicks off Saturday at 8 a.m. running until 1 p.m. It will be open every Saturday until Oct. 9. The Downtown Lethbridge BRZ market will run ... Read More »

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Offender sentenced in child pornography case

By Delon Shurtz on May 7th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The last of three Lethbridge men caught in a child pornography sting last year has been sent to prison. Bryan Alas Hernandez, 19, was sentenced Wednesday in Lethbridge provincial court to two years in a federal penitentiary, following his guilty plea in January to one count of distributing child pornography. The 19-year-old was ... Read More »

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Alberta Party represents alternative to UCP and NDP, leader tells SACPA

By Tim Kalinowski on May 7th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Acting Alberta Party leader Jacquie Fenske spoke at the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs weekly YouTube livestream speaker series on Thursday to explain why the Alberta Party represented a strong alternative to both the UCP and the NDP. To illustrate this point, Fenske spoke of a personal meeting she had with now ... Read More »

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Motorists asked to nominate Alberta’s worst road

By Tim Kalinowski on May 7th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association has launched a province-wide contest to nominate Alberta’s Worst Road. The contest encourages drivers to safely post pictures of the most notorious roads in their part of the province to social media with the #AlbertaFixOurRoads hashtag along with a location and a few words about why ... Read More »

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London Drugs offering shelf space to businesses impacted during pandemic

By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman - For the Lethbridge Herald on May 7th, 2021

A year after London Drugs first offered up shelf space to local product producers and small businesses who had to close their doors due to COVID-19, the Local Central program is now expanding to support restaurants in Alberta impacted by pandemic-related restrictions. Any restaurants with specialty items suitable for retail sales – such as sauces, ... Read More »

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‘Guardians of the Grasslands’ highlights importance of saving endangered native prairie landscape

By Tim Kalinowski on May 7th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Ducks Unlimited Canada, the Canadian Cattlemen Association, and the Nature Conservancy of Canada are teaming up to make their 2019 documentary short film “Guardians of the Grasslands” even more accessible to the public by now streaming it on YouTube and other social media platforms. Filmed on location at the Waldron Ranch Grazing Co-op ... Read More »

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Accused in drug case granted bail

By Delon Shurtz on May 7th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com One of two men arrested and charged with drug-related offences following a traffic stop in the city last month, has been released from custody. Dylan Ivan Sokol, 25, was granted bail Thursday following a brief hearing in Lethbridge provincial court. The accused must pay a $1,000 deposit and reside at his grandmother’s home in ... Read More »

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Fire recruits train to put out fires, as well as help determine cause

By Herald on May 6th, 2021

Al Beeber – Lethbridge Herald When flames break out at Lethbridge homes and businesses, the Lethbridge fire department is at the ready. But putting out the flames is only part of the work of Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services. Investigating the cause of fires is an intrinsic part of their work and on Thursday nine ... Read More »

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Children’s Mental Health Day shines light on issues facing youth

By Al Beeber on May 6th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Wood’s Homes and the City are teaming up to turn Lethbridge green on Friday – well City Hall, that is. Friday is Children’s Mental Health Day, part of Mental Health Week which started Monday and runs through Sunday. On Friday, City Hall will be awash in green light to raise awareness of mental ... Read More »

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Rural Mental Health Project a community-based approach

By Ryan Dahlman SOUTHERN ALBERTA NEWSPAPERS on May 6th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDrdahlman@prairiepost.com In 2020, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) initiated the Rural Mental Health Project as a way for rural communities in Alberta to address mental health issues and areas of concern which needs specific attention. Instead of the provincial body of CMHA doing a top-down method of solutions, those in the specific communities ... Read More »

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Mayor Spearman asking residents to respect public health orders

By Tim Kalinowski on May 6th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Mayor Chris Spearman had one message for Lethbridge residents on Wednesday: Comply with all provincial public health orders to control the spread of COVID-19, and help end these most recent lockdowns sooner. “I am happy the premier has stepped up and increased the restrictions in order to get ahead of this,” Spearman stated ... Read More »

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