April 18th, 2019

Local News

New lease for tennis club

By Mabell, Dave on April 18th, 2019

LETHBRIDGE Tennis, anyone? The Lethbridge Tennis Club was born in 1887 – the oldest in Alberta. And now it’s set for another decade of energetic activity near Henderson Lake. City council has approved a new 10-year lease on the city-owned court built in 1972, running until the end of 2028. The fee will be a ... Read More »

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City man handed short sentence

By Shurtz, Delon on April 18th, 2019

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man who stubbornly refused to stay away from a couple of Lethbridge businesses has received a short jail sentence. Abdi Abdullahi Dahir was sentenced to 21 days in custody after he pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lethbridge provincial court to four charges of mischief and single charges of theft ... Read More »

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City continues its support of pet-rescue organizations

By Mabell, Dave on April 18th, 2019

Lethbridge Herald The work of the Lethbridge and District Humane Society and pet rescue organizations continues to be supported by City administration. In a report to city council Monday, the animal welfare committee noted the City’s budget provides $45,000 per year to the No Kill Animal Association for its low-cost spay and neuter program, along ... Read More »

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Board of directors named for Downtown BRZ

By Mabell, Dave on April 18th, 2019

LETHBRIDGE A 10-member list of directors for the Downtown Business Revitalization Zone has been ratified by city council. For the year ending in March 2020, the board will include: Jason Bacon, ATB Financial; Matt Blasco, Elrich Tire; Kevin Brees, Park Place Mall; Glen Fenimore, Stoketown Cafe and Cure; Lorene Halseth, Clear Sky Radio; Hunter Heggie, ... Read More »

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SACPA to discuss outcome of Tuesday’s Alberta election

By Kuhl, Nick on April 18th, 2019

Lethbridge Analysis of the 2019 Alberta election will be the topic of today’s Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs session. Set for noon at the Royal Canadian Legion, speaker Duane Bratt will present “What did the April 16 Election Results tell us about the Sentiments of Albertans?” Bratt is a political science professor and chair ... Read More »

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No official Lethbridge-West result

By Kalinowski, Tim on April 18th, 2019

Lethbridge Herald As of press time Wednesday there were still no official results published for the Lethbridge-West riding. The Lethbridge-West returning office confirmed to The Herald it was waiting for the count totals for the “Vote Anywhere” ballots from Edmonton prior to publishing final results. NDP incumbent Shannon Phillips is still projected to win in ... Read More »

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Lethbridge College presenting second ‘Merging Realities’ conference

By Mabell, Dave on April 18th, 2019

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Last year, participants from 84 cities in 16 nations joined students in Lethbridge – and they didn’t need to leave home. “Merging Realities,” an event billed as “the world’s first conference about virtual and augmented reality” to be held entirely in virtual reality, was based at Lethbridge College. Next week, ... Read More »

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Change may be slow for UCP

By Mabell, Dave on April 18th, 2019

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Despite Tuesday’s election results, Lethbridge residents might not see a lot of change. Planned infrastructure projects are expected to proceed, explains political scientist Faron Ellis, and the new United Conservative government will continue to run deficit budgets. Some small businesses may benefit from a reduction in wages paid to younger ... Read More »

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Foodgrains project begins by seeding 115 acres of barley

By Kalinowski, Tim on April 18th, 2019

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Coaldale-Lethbridge Community Growing Project 2019 seeding party to support the Canadian Foodgrains Bank went off without a hitch on Tuesday. “It went well,” confirmed Coaldale-Lethbridge project organizing committee chair Edgar Dueck. “Field conditions are actually looking pretty good right now, but it would never hurt to have 10 more ... Read More »

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Local kudos for UCP provincial election victory

By Lethbridge Herald on April 17th, 2019

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Local officials are congratulating Premier-elect Jason Kenney and the United Conservative Party for their strong election win Tuesday night, and are conveying their thanks to defeated MLA Maria Fitzpatrick for her staunch advocacy in Edmonton these past four years. “I wanted to specifically thank Maria Fitzpatrick,” said Deputy Mayor Ryan ... Read More »

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Kenney captured attention of Albertans

By Lethbridge Herald on April 17th, 2019

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Heralddmabell@lethbridgeherald.com When you define the ballot question, Albertans will decide. And that, says political scientist Geoffrey Hale, is exactly what  Jason Kenney did. With his repeated focus on jobs, the economy and the pipeline, the  United Conservative leader captured the attention of many Albertans —  who went out and voted. For Premier ... Read More »

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