February 21st, 2019

Local News

Topics set for young ag speakers

By Sulz, Dave on February 21st, 2019

LETHBRIDGE HERALD The Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture (CYSA) Competition has announced the 2019 competition topics, which include: – How can aquaculture support the Earth’s growing population? – Food fraud: Do you know what you’re eating? – Are GMOs the solution to food security? – The benefits and challenges of adopting new technologies on the ... Read More »

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Bird placed on Sexual Offender Registry for life

By Mabell, Dave on February 21st, 2019

Lethbridge Herald A Lethbridge man has been placed on the nation’s Sexual Offender Registry for life. Denzel Bird is serving a 15-year penitentiary sentence for a brutal sexual assault on a young woman. But when he’s eventually released, police across Canada will be able to tell where he is, based on information that will be ... Read More »

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Watoto Children’s Choir to perform in city

By Mabell, Dave on February 21st, 2019

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Like other performers, the Watoto Children’s Choir has new album to promote. But what’s unusual is that the choir – appearing next Wednesday in Lethbridge – is part of an extended family for hundreds of abandoned children in Uganda. And through their music, the boys and girls share their stories ... Read More »

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One killed in collision near Taber

By Kuhl, Nick on February 21st, 2019

Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald – TABER nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com A 39-year-old man died Wednesday morning after a two-vehicle collision on Highway 36 north of Highway 61 near Taber. Taber RCMP say a preliminary investigation has revealed that a southbound truck collided head-on with a northbound van at about 9:25 a.m. Wednesday. Road conditions at the time of ... Read More »

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College awaiting new board chair with appointment of Kristin Ailsby as provincial judge

By Mabell, Dave on February 21st, 2019

Lethbridge Herald While Lethbridge College awaits the appointment of a new board chair, officials are congratulating their outgoing chairperson. Kristin Ailsby was named a provincial court judge earlier this week, to be stationed in Lethbridge. That precludes her from continuing in her college role. “This is an incredible honour for Kristin and we celebrate with ... Read More »

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Harder supports to truck convoy

By Kalinowski, Tim on February 21st, 2019

Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge MP Rachael Harder is expressing her support for the United We Roll convoy, which landed in Ottawa on Tuesday. Harder also spoke at the rally in support of the convoy participants on Parliament Hill. “The ‘United We Roll’ convoy demonstrates the importance of Canada’s energy sector and the crisis it is facing,” ... Read More »

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Last day for Herald’s annual online auction

By Kuhl, Nick on February 21st, 2019

Lethbridge Herald Only hours remain to take advantage of local deals through the Lethbridge Herald. The second annual LethbridgeAuctions.com is open for bidding on more than 500 items until 10 p.m. tonight. The items from local retailers include dining, health and spa, travel, entertainment, and home and garden supplies. Bidding is simple: if you haven’t ... Read More »

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Vos brings business experience to new role with chamber

By Kalinowski, Tim on February 21st, 2019

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge and District Chamber of Commerce formally introduced its new executive officer at a press conference Wednesday morning. Local business owner and longtime chamber member Cyndi Vos will assume the role at a key moment with a provincial election looming in near future. “I have been involved with the ... Read More »

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SACPA to discuss role of Independent politicians

By Kuhl, Nick on February 21st, 2019

Lethbridge Herald The Northwest Territories has a consensus government, in which all members are Independent and do not belong to a political party caucus. Today, during the regular weekly Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs session, set for noon at the Royal Canadian Legion, speaker Richard Strankman will present “Alberta’s Partisan Politics and Ideology: Would ... Read More »

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Alston sentenced to two years for roles in robberies

By Mabell, Dave on February 21st, 2019

Lethbridge Herald A Magrath man who drove the robbery getaway car has been sent to prison for two years. Joshua Lloyd Alston, 38, was handed the penitentiary term Wednesday after entering guilty pleas on charges dating back the summer of 2017. He and Derek Ross Blackmer, also from Magrath, were changed after three local 7-Eleven ... Read More »

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Canes’ game Friday to highlight importance of organ donation

By Kalinowski, Tim on February 21st, 2019

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Hurricanes, Don Cherry and the Boulet family will be coming together at Friday’s Lethbridge Hurricanes’ game to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation. The Boulet family will be dropping the puck before the Western Hockey League game against the Medicine Hat Tigers, and the team will ... Read More »

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