January 24th, 2022

Local News

Songwriting camp to assist aspiring young musicians

By Al Beeber - Lethbridge Herald on January 22nd, 2022

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Shaela Miller and some of her music compatriots are giving a boost to the Lethbridge Girls Rock Camp with a fundraising weekend songwriting camp. The camp, which runs today and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Owl Acoustic Lounge is for aspiring songwriters between the ages of 12-18. Because of ... Read More »

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Sentencing hearing postponed for sexual assault

By Delon Shurtz - Lethbridge Herald on January 22nd, 2022

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A sentencing hearing for a woman who sexually assaulted her common-law spouse’s four-year-old daughter, has been delayed for a month and won’t be held in March as intended. The case was brought forward Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court, and adjourned to April 7 to allow more time for the completion of a pre-sentence ... Read More »

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Water management critically important for southern Alberta

By Dale Woodard - Lethbridge Herald on January 22nd, 2022

Water competition and conflict was the topic the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs dove into during its online session Thursday. Heading up the discussion was Dr. Dena McMartin, an environmental and agricultural engineer, faculty member and vice-president (research) at the University of Lethbridge, discussing the challenges, constraints and competing interests that are making water management ... Read More »

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PROBUS lecture sheds light on Ukraine-Russia crisis

By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman - Lethbridge Herald on January 22nd, 2022

LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com As tensions rise over the current situation surrounding Russia and Ukraine, the PROBUS Lethbridge club invited University of Lethbridge professor Chris Burton to their Wednesday meeting to talk about current events in Eastern Europe. Burton worked in the Soviet Union during its last years, then studied with Sheila Fitzpatrick in the 1990s at ... Read More »

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Volunteers needed at southern Alberta health centres

By Lethbridge Herald on January 22nd, 2022

Raymond Health Centre is seeking volunteers who are available during the day for various positions to work with patients as well as residents in long-term care. Helpers are required to assist with sing-alongs, to play musical instruments for entertainment, and to provide pet therapy.  Volunteers are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Volunteers are ... Read More »

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Freeze-thaw cycles contribute to frequency of water main breaks

By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman - Lethbridge Herald on January 22nd, 2022

LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com Did you know that southern Alberta has the most freeze-thaw cycles in Canada? The temperature fluctuations that we have been experiencing in the last couple of weeks, thanks in part to chinook winds and climate change can make those cycles somewhat unpredictable. These freeze-thaw cycles can cause damage to infrastructure that is buried ... Read More »

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County opposed to provincial police service

By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman - Lethbridge Herald on January 22nd, 2022

LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge County Reeve Tory Campbell released a statement earlier this week regarding the county’s position on a potential transition from the RCMP into an independent Alberta Provincial Police Service. The statement reads in part “It is the Lethbridge County Council’s position that Alberta municipalities have not been adequately consulted on this matter.” Lethbridge ... Read More »

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Blackfoot Resource Hub gets annual funding recommendation

By Al Beeber - Lethbridge Herald on January 22nd, 2022

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com The Cultural and Social Standing Policy Committee is recommending Lethbridge city council approve nearly $500,000 in annual funding for the Blood Tribe/Kainai Nation to deliver the Blackfoot Resource Hub Services. The committee is also asking council to authorize the City Manager and City Clerk to execute any further documents that may be required ... Read More »

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Composting facility gets major funding injection

By Lethbridge Herald on January 22nd, 2022

The Alberta government in partnership with the federal government is investing over $5.8 million to support municipal infrastructure improvements in Lethbridge. This money will go towards completing various municipal projects through the Canada Community Building Fund. This is a federal funding stream administered by the Alberta government that provides capital funding for municipalities to help ... Read More »

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Green Acres ready for expanding need for seniors housing

By Lethbridge Herald on January 21st, 2022

Al Beeber – Lethbridge Herald The population of senior citizens is growing faster in Lethbridge than anywhere else in the province and the Green Acres Foundation is ready for their future housing needs, the Cultural and Standing Policy Committee of Lethbridge City Council was told Thursday. Chief Executive Officer Dawna Coslovi gave the SPC a ... Read More »

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Strike vote now possible in U of L negotiations

By Lethbridge Herald on January 21st, 2022

Alejandra Pulido-Guzman LETHBRIDGE HERALD apulido@lethbridgeherald.com The University of Lethbridge Faculty Association (ULFA) and the Board of Governors of the University of Lethbridge have reached an impasse in collective bargaining.  Earlier this week, the ULFA withdrew from mediation following an official Offer of Settlement from the University of Lethbridge Board Negotiation Team as it seeks to ... Read More »

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