July 2nd, 2020

Local News

Province announces twinning of Highway 3 between Taber and Burdett

By Lethbridge Herald on July 2nd, 2020

The Province announced that it will be twinning a 46-kilometre stretch of Highway 3 between Taber and Burdett. The twinning project will support about 755 jobs and will drive economic recovery and diversification in southern Alberta. Twinning Highway 3 will improve safety along this increasingly busy portion of the highway. “The twinning of Highway 3, ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Aggies take Grow the Future Gala online, raise $10,000

By Submitted Article on July 2nd, 2020

SUBMITTED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE The Grow the Future Gala could not be held in person this spring, so the University of Lethbridge Agricultural Students’ Society (The Aggies) went online and still managed to raise $10,000 to donate to the local non-profit organization Agriculture for Life. The Aggies annually present their Grow the Future ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Kenney prepared to gamble for job creation

By Jensen, Randy on July 2nd, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Premier Jason Kenney said his government has adopted an aggressive policy of corporate tax cuts and infrastructure stimulus spending to try to attract investment, create jobs and help build bridges to get Alberta over the financial “chasm” of the next 12-18 months. “The fiscal situation is dramatic,” he told The ... Read More »

1 response

T-shirt sales to help small businesses

By Jensen, Randy on July 2nd, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD In an effort to support businesses in the region, the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce, Fully Promoted and Inspire Marketing & Media have teamed up to sell T-shirts branded with the slogan, “Won’t Blow Over.” Proceeds from the sales of the T-shirts, which retail for $20 per youth and $25 per adult, will be ... Read More »

1 response

Second part of YMCA reopening set for July 18

By Jensen, Randy on July 2nd, 2020

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com YMCA Lethbridge announced the second part of their public opening as part of the provincial phases of reopening from COVID-19. Starting on July 18, the gym and fitness centre are set to open, along with the aquatic centre, as long as repairs on the facility are completed by that time. ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Making the best of COVID Canada Day

By Jensen, Randy on July 2nd, 2020

Chalk art in Downtown Lethbridge; Raymond hosts reverse parade Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com With COVID-19 halting almost all Canada Day events throughout southern Alberta, community organizations found ways to keep communities connected for the nation’s celebration. The Lethbridge Downtown BRZ heard about the City of Lethbridge cancelling its Canada Day celebrations and still wanted ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

$27.8M for Exhibition

By Kalinowski, Tim on July 2nd, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Exhibition Park Exolution upgrade got a super charge from the provincial government to help transform it into a world-class agrifood hub right here in Lethbridge. Premier Jason Kenney and Agriculture Minister Devin Dreeshan announced $27.8 million in funding for the project at a special press conference at the park’s ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Canada Day brings visitors to Galt, Fort

By Jensen, Randy on July 2nd, 2020

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com Although COVID-19 restricted many events and gatherings for Canada Day, many families took to local historic sites that recently opened to celebrate and learn about Canadian history. On a normal Canada Day, Fort Whoop-Up is a popular venue for families, but with some changes and limited space, the Fort was ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Province announces $27.8 million for agri-food hub at Exhibition Park

By Lethbridge Herald on June 30th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Exhibition Park Exolution upgrade got a super charge from the provincial government to help transform it into a world class agrifood hub right here in Lethbridge.Premier Jason Kenney and Agriculture Minister Devin Dreeshan announced $27.8 million in funding for the project at a special press conference at the park’s ... Read More »

1 response

$10K grant came at perfect time for Honkers owner

By Jensen, Randy on June 30th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lethbridge business Honkers Pub & Eatery is one of 62 grant recipients of $10,000 each announced on Monday by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce from its Canadian Business Resilience Network Small Business Relief Fund. “We are so thrilled and honoured to be a recipient of the grant from the Canadian Business Resilience Network ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Anna McLaren: From waitress to labour leader

By Submitted Article on June 30th, 2020

Bobbie Fox Lethbridge’s history has many examples of amazing women who have affected change in our community. One such woman was Anna MacLaren, who was a waitress at the Ritz CafŽ in 1946 when she became publicly involved with the Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union. She started as the union’s secretary but quickly became the ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!