December 9th, 2018

Local News

Group publisher Mike Hertz retiring from role

By Lethbridge Herald on December 9th, 2018

Newspaper veteran will continue as consultant SOUTHERN ALBERTA NEWSPAPERS — MEDICINE HAT Alberta Newspaper Group publisher Mike Hertz has entered retirement after 22 years with the company. When he joined the company in 1996, he said, the newspaper industry was at a crossroads, as it is today. “It was a pretty big turning point in ... Read More »

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Handmade Market captures attention

By Bobinec, Greg on December 9th, 2018

Event has grown since humble beginnings Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Handmade Market took over the main pavilion of Exhibition Park Saturday with a consistent line out the door of people wanting to find a unique handmade gift to purchase for Christmas from a wide variety of local artisans. Every two months, the ... Read More »

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Milk River ready to help the needy during Christmas season

By Kuhl, Nick on December 9th, 2018

Heather Cameron Southern Alberta Newspapers – Milk River Milk River has Christmas hamper and Angel Tree programs available over the holiday season to help those in need. “Our Christmas Hamper and Angel Tree programs run in conjunction with each other,” said Darlene Fleming, the organizer of both events. “If a family receiving a hamper has ... Read More »

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Tiffin Conference shaping up

By Bobinec, Greg on December 9th, 2018

Lethbridge College hosting annual event Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge College is gearing up for its 20th annual Tiffin Conference, which is Alberta’s leading conference on issues and trends within the red meat industry. The theme for the Jan. 17 event follows entrepreneurship, opportunity, risk and creative distribution. Five guest speakers will be touching ... Read More »

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Town of Raymond goes net zero

By Bobinec, Greg on December 9th, 2018

All electricity needs will be addressed by solar power Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com The Town of Raymond has completed its seven significant solar panel installations throughout the town, becoming one of the first municipalities in Alberta to be net zero. With the completion of the projects, along with the upcoming town hall and Victoria ... Read More »

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Help for drug crisis

By Kalinowski, Tim on December 8th, 2018

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The provincial government has responded to the needs of those on the front lines of the drug crisis with an $11-million grant to build a new 42-bed supportive housing facility for recovering addicts and another $1.6-million grant to create 30 new intox spaces, Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips announced ... Read More »

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Man sentenced for breaching bail

By Kalinowski, Tim on December 8th, 2018

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com A 43-year-old Lethbridge man charged with trafficking heroin and methamphetamine, among other crimes, pleaded guilty to two breaches of his release conditions on Friday in Lethbridge provincial court. Cordelle Daniel Bad Arm was sentenced to seven days in jail for each of the breaches and was told to pay a ... Read More »

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Downtown drivers adapting to parking ‘change’

By Mabell, Dave on December 8th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com For many drivers, there was a learning curve. But Lethbridge motorists are appreciating the benefits of their new digital parking meters downtown. And they’re carrying a lot fewer coins. With the Christmas shopping season well underway, officials say customers as well as business owners are positive about the change. “We ... Read More »

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Standoff suspect has case adjourned

By Kalinowski, Tim on December 8th, 2018

Lethbridge Herald One man charged in relation to standoff with police in late November at a residence on Blackfoot Boulevard West has had his case adjourned Friday in Lethbridge provincial court to Dec. 19 as he still waits for disclosure of evidence from the Crown. Dylan Ivan Sokol, 23, of Lethbridge, is charged with being ... Read More »

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Navigating the holiday season

By Submitted Article on December 8th, 2018

Holidays can be difficult for person living with dementia Submitted by the Alzheimer Society The holidays are often filled with opportunities for togetherness, sharing, laughter and memories. Families will often arrange gatherings to celebrate, and sometimes these events can pose special challenges for someone living with dementia. Unfamiliar places, large groups of people, noise and ... Read More »

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Man suspected of evading police facing several charges

By Kuhl, Nick on December 8th, 2018

Lethbridge Herald A 41-year-old man is facing charges after allegedly fleeing from police in a stolen vehicle earlier this week. On Wednesday, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Lethbridge Police Service says an officer observed a Jeep Cherokee run a red light at the intersection of 9 Avenue and Scenic Drive North at speeds in excess of ... Read More »

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