June 21st, 2018

Local News

It’s important Canada remains accepting to refugees

By Kalinowski, Tim on June 21st, 2018

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com As the dark clouds of racial prejudice and anti-immigrant feelings hang over various quarters of the globe, it is important Canada remains a beacon of light and hope, says Elma Guinto, director of Flexibility Learning Centre. “It affects all of us,” says Guinto, speaking of the refugee crises boiling around ... Read More »

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Paradise Canyon welcomes the world

By Woodard, Dale on June 21st, 2018

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com This is more than another stop on the MacKenzie Tour – PGA Tour Canada trail. This particular stop comes with a history lesson. The inaugural Lethbridge Paradise Canyon Open begins today and runs until Sunday at Paradise Canyon Golf Resort as 156 golfers compete for a $36,000 cut of the ... Read More »

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What the Junk Vintage Market set for Saturday at Stirling

By Jensen, Randy on June 21st, 2018

LETHBRIDGE HERALD -STIRLING The annual What the Junk Vintage Market will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the historic Michelsen Farmstead featuring shopping, eating and live music. For the past three years, this vintage-curated and handmade market has been growing and doubling the population of the village just 20 minutes south ... Read More »

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Martha Retreat Centre celebrating 50 years on Sunday

By Kalinowski, Tim on June 21st, 2018

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com St. Martha’s Retreat Centre will celebrate its 50th year of spiritual service to the community of Lethbridge and surrounding district this Sunday with a come-and-go tea. “We are here to serve the spiritual needs of the broader community, not just the local Catholic community,” says tea organizer Sister Theresa Parker. ... Read More »

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U of L author explores explorer in latest book

By Kuhl, Nick on June 21st, 2018

Lethbridge Herald Maura Hanrahan has uncovered the man behind the persona of legendary explorer Robert Abram Bartlett. The University of Lethbridge professor will launch her latest book, “Unchained Man: The Arctic Life and Times of Captain Robert Abram Bartlett,” on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Chapters Bookstore downtown. In 1914, Captain Robert ... Read More »

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70 teams to compete in Dragon Boat Festival

By Sulz, Dave on June 21st, 2018

Dave Sulz lethbridge herald dsulz@lethbridgeherald.com The rhythmic drumbeats spurring on the paddlers will be heard once again when the 17th annual ATB Financial Lethbridge Rotary Dragon Boat Festival returns to Henderson Lake. The event has come a long way from its humble beginnings when Lethbridge Rotarians came up with the idea for a fundraiser featuring ... Read More »

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Graffiti with hate messages found in pedestrian tunnel

By Jensen, Randy on June 21st, 2018

SOUTHERN ALBERTA NEWSPAPERS -medicine hat Police are investigating damage and hateful messaging applied to artwork in the pedestrian underground tunnel that connects South and North Railway Streets in Medicine Hat. The graffiti included hateful phrases, hateful messaging and swastikas, said Insp. Joe West, Medicine Hat Police Service (MHPS). “From my experience and what I do ... Read More »

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Man won’t serve more time for drug possession

By Shurtz, Delon on June 21st, 2018

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A southern Alberta man caught with drugs more than three years ago has finally been sentenced, but he won’t have to spend more time in jail. Jason Anthony Morin pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lethbridge provincial court to single counts of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking and breaching bail ... Read More »

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SACPA to discuss alcohol abuseat today’s session

By Kuhl, Nick on June 21st, 2018

Lethbridge Herald Maybe don’t pass the wine at the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs today. Speaker Al Barnhill will present “Grappling with the Monster – Alcohol Abuse,” during the regular weekly SACPA session set for noon at the Royal Canadian Legion. Barnhill is a former professor of management at the University of Lethbridge, with ... Read More »

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Road closure on 9 Ave. S.

By Jensen, Randy on June 21st, 2018

LETHBRIDGE Effective today at 8 a.m., the 600 block of 9 Avenue South will be closed for the installation of water and sanitary sewer lines. Work is expected to be complete by late afternoon on Tuesday, weather permitting. Motorists are advised to drive with caution in this area and follow posted detours... Read More »

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Lawyer wants man sentenced as youth for sex assaults

By Shurtz, Delon on June 21st, 2018

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The lawyer for a Raymond man facing a number of decades-old sex charges hopes to have his client sentenced under youth legislation that was in effect at the time of the alleged offences. Bob Bissett told a judge Wednesday in Lethbridge youth court that if his 49-year-old client is convicted, ... Read More »

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