March 31st, 2020

Local News

Community Foundation to redirect fundingto COVID-19 response

By Jensen, Randy on March 31st, 2020

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com The Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta has announced $375,000 in grant funding to support the community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Helping address the urgent needs arising throughout the region, the Community Foundation is shifting the Community Priorities, Henry S. Varley Fund for Rural Life, and Youth ... Read More »

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There are many services availablefor those unable to shop for groceries

By Jensen, Randy on March 31st, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD The COVID-19 pandemic has left the majority of people following government guidelines by staying home and self-isolating. As a result many are unable to visit their local grocery store to stock up on needed items. However, there are local options for delivery of groceries and meals. Here is a list of businesses and ... Read More »

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Blood Tribe initiates under-18 curfew

By Jensen, Randy on March 31st, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD -STANDOFF Due to the COVID-19 crisis, a State of Emergency has been declared on the Blood Reserve by Blood Tribe Chief and Council. A curfew will now be enforced to minimize the risk of community transmission, especially in the townsites. Effective immediately, all youth under the age of 18 must stay at home ... Read More »

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When Lethbridge hosted the nation for ’75 Canada Games

By Submitted Article on March 31st, 2020

By Bobbie Fox Every two years since 1967, various cities across Canada have hosted either a summer or winter national sporting event. Red Deer most recently hosted the Canada Winter Games in February 2019. This sporting event focuses on participation and community rather than winning. Even so, the competition has always been fierce between provincial ... Read More »

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Occupants escape Coaldale house fire

By Jensen, Randy on March 31st, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD – COALDALE With the help of working smoke alarms in the home, two occupants and two dogs escaped safely from an early morning house fire in Coaldale on Monday. Coaldale and District Emergency Services received a call at 5:38 a.m. on Monday regarding a house on fire at 1943 Parkside Close. On arrival, ... Read More »

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Holy Spirit names Edwin Parr Award nominee

By Yoos, Cam on March 31st, 2020

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com Holy Spirit Catholic School Division has announced that Patrick Leahy, a first-year teacher at St. Paul School in Lethbridge, has been selected as the division’s Edwin Parr nominee for 2020. The Edwin Parr Award recognizes the outstanding work and excellence in teachers at the beginning of their professional careers. “Patrick ... Read More »

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City laying off 248 part-time employees

By Jensen, Randy on March 31st, 2020

Lethbridge Herald The City of Lethbridge will be laying off 244 casual non-permanent and four permanent part-time employees while the COVID-19 crisis lasts. According to a City press release sent out to local media on Monday, those laid off include staff members employed at Lethbridge Transit department as school bus drivers, and also those employed ... Read More »

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U of L locks down campus to restricted access only

By Jensen, Randy on March 31st, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD The University of Lethbridge announced Monday it is operating remotely. Over the last two weeks the U of L has been working to allow its staff, faculty and students to complete the academic term from remote locations. In abiding by Alberta Health recommendations to limit gatherings and encourage physical distancing, the university is ... Read More »

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Man accused in beating senior awaiting resolution of charges

By Shurtz, Delon on March 31st, 2020

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A man accused of brutally assaulting an elderly woman in her home last year is still in jail while he waits for his lawyer to visit him so they can discuss a possible resolution of the charges. During a hearing in Lethbridge provincial court March 6, Lethbridge lawyer Wade Hlady ... Read More »

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Japanese Garden Society makes final funding pitch

By Jensen, Randy on March 31st, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge and District Japanese Garden Society was given an opportunity to make its case to city council’s Community Issues Committee that $2.9 million in capital funding should be maintained in the current budget cycle for a new community facility at the Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, and for a subsequent ... Read More »

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Libraries building communities

By Sulz, Dave on March 31st, 2020

READ Awards recognize outstanding library initiatives Submitted by Chinook Arch Regional Library System Libraries are making valuable contributions to their communities all year long and Chinook Arch Regional Library System loves to celebrate this fact. The Rewards for Excellence and Distinction (READ) are awarded every year as part of the Southern Alberta Library Conference (SALC). ... Read More »

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