October 17th, 2018

Local News

First reading given to Bentley Block

By Kalinowski, Tim on October 17th, 2018

Lethbridge Herald At Monday’s city council meeting councillors voted to have first reading of a bylaw which would have the Bentley Block, located at 118 5 St. S. downtown, designated as a Municipal Historic Resource. According to a letter of support for the designation submitted to council by the Historic Place Advisory Committee, the Bentley ... Read More »

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Not everyone takes advantage of free flu shots

By Mabell, Dave on October 17th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com With free vaccinations now available, nearly 80 per cent of Albertans surveyed believe it’s important to protect themselves against “the flu” every year. But only 61 per cent plan to get their shot this year. That’s what a recent Insights West study found at flu clinics across Alberta. When asked, ... Read More »

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Day parole for woman who killed mother

By Shurtz, Delon on October 17th, 2018

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com After serving barely two years of an eight-year prison sentence for killing her mother, Jessica Lee-Ann Praill has been granted day parole. The Parole Board of Canada granted Praill’s release late last month, but with conditions that she take prescribed medication, follow a treatment plan and not consume alcohol. “Alcohol ... Read More »

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Stage production a ‘Titanic’ effort

By Mabell, Dave on October 17th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Take Lethbridge’s reputation for community theatre. Then multiply it by what? – 10 ? – and you get an idea of how big this week’s production really is. Yes, it’s Titanic! But in addition to images of that tragic trans-Atlantic ship, the story at the Yates Centre puts more than ... Read More »

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City online services to be interrupted this weekend

By Jensen, Randy on October 17th, 2018

LETHBRIDGE Access to a number of online services through MyCity will be unavailable this weekend in order to complete an upgrade. The upgrade will improve the look and usability of the website. From Friday at 4 p.m. until Saturday at 6 p.m., the following online services will be unavailable: Online payments for parking tickets and ... Read More »

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City adopts new Play Charter

By Kalinowski, Tim on October 17th, 2018

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge City Council unanimously agreed to sign off on a new Play Charter for the City of Lethbridge at Monday’s council meeting. Modelled on a similar charter passed in Calgary last winter, the Lethbridge Play Charter will support play that encourages the physical, emotional and social development of children in ... Read More »

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Schools face conflicting requirements in a complex age

By Submitted Article on October 17th, 2018

On June 1, Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety changes came into effect. The intent of the changes was to better protect workers, but these changes have also increased employer workload and made employers’ responsibilities more complex. Employees now have the right to know potential hazards, the right to participate in health and safety discussions, and ... Read More »

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Davis Play Space lets kids use their imagination

By Bobinec, Greg on October 17th, 2018

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com Young students at ƒcole Agnes Davidson Elementary School have a new opportunity to explore, create and play in the new Davis Auto Group Little Kids Play Space, the first interactive outdoor play space attached to a school in Lethbridge. The space was constructed as a car theme, and includes a ... Read More »

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Alta. pot smoking rules clarified

By Mabell, Dave on October 17th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Enjoy camping in the fall? Some Albertans may enjoy it still more, now that they’re allowed to smoke marijuana in their campsites. National Parks officials made that announcement earlier this week. Now Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips says the same conditions will be in place in Alberta’s provincial parks. ... Read More »

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UCP cuts dire for teachers, says Phillips

By Lethbridge Herald on October 16th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com A Jason Kenney-led government could kill 150 teachers’ positions in Lethbridge public schools, a city MLA warns. And Holy Spirit students could be hit just as hard. Those dire predictions came Tuesday from Lethbridge West MLA Shannon Phillips, responding to Calgary reports that a United Conservative Party administration would cut as ... Read More »

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Mayor concerned about city’s share of provincial pot funding

By Kalinowski, Tim on October 16th, 2018

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Mayor Chris Spearman acknowledged the $11.2 million announced by the province on Monday to help municipalities with the extra costs associated with the legalization of marijuana, but said he would have to wait to see what Lethbridge’s share of that money would be before making his final opinion known on ... Read More »

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