April 14th, 2021

Local News

Streets Alive donation centre filling community needs

By Herald on April 13th, 2021

Dale Woodard – Lethbridge Herald What may be clutter in someone’s house may be exactly what’s needed in someone else’s. To make sure families in need have what they need in their homes, Streets Alive Mission has once again stepped up and is welcoming donations at its RePurpose Donation Drop-Off Centre located at 10th Street ... Read More »

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Magnet fishing draws angler to treasure

By Herald on April 13th, 2021

Dale Woodard – Lethbridge Herald It wasn’t the type of fishing that was going to put food on the table for Justin Lorenson. But it was certainly a beneficial type of fishing nonetheless. On this particular outing on the docks at Henderson Lake Sunday afternoon, live bait was swapped out for a double-sided magnet and while ... Read More »

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Lethbridge School Division rejects draft curriculum

By Lethbridge Herald on April 13th, 2021

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge School Division is refusing to pilot the UCP government’s widely criticized draft K-6 curriculum, and is asking the province to take it back to the shop for a complete overhaul. “We are calling on the province to stop this process and take the curriculum back and start again,” ... Read More »

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Youth One holding Stream-athon fundraiser

By Lethbridge Herald on April 13th, 2021

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Youth One is seeking to raise $100,000 in April to help local youth impacted by increased isolation due to COVID-19. According to the media release by Youth One, the money will help 200 youth have full access to all its services, including mental health supports, for the remainder of the ... Read More »

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Stolen property case could be resolved without a trial

By Delon Shurtz on April 13th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Coalhurst man charged last year after RCMP recovered thousands of dollars worth of stolen property in a Coaldale storage unit, hopes to resolve his matter without going to trial. During a brief hearing Monday in Lethbridge provincial court, an agent for the accused’s lawyer explained that even though a pre-trial conference had ... Read More »

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Recreation assessment reveals variety of opportunities for Forty Mile

By Justin Seward on April 13th, 2021

The results of the Forty Mile Region’s recreation needs assessment was presented at a recent virtual town hall. Of the more than 2,000 residents surveyed, 78 per cent of the residents felt recreation was important in the region while 83 per cent overall were satisfied with recreation facilities and services. The assessment included the municipalities ... Read More »

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Crown, defence working on suitable sentence for man convicted of sex assaut

By Delon Shurtz on April 13th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Crown prosecutor and defence lawyer are preparing to tell a judge what they believe would be a suitable sentence for a Lethbridge man convicted of sexually assaulting a woman in his home while she was passed out. Ivan Iain Palmer was found guilty last month on one count of sexual assault, but the ... Read More »

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Council candidate has eye on environment and social issues

By Tim Kalinowski on April 13th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com As a student of accounting and a working tax professional, Lethbridge city council candidate Marissa Black believes in taking a long view in order to position the city environmentally and socially to meet its current and future needs. Black believes in the philosophy of return on investment both financially and in terms of ... Read More »

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Battle of Vimy Ridge has local connection

By Dale Woodard on April 10th, 2021

The Battle of Vimy Ridge has a distinct southern Alberta presence. As the four-day battle that occurred between April 9 and April 12, 1917 celebrates its 104th anniversary, Glenn Miller, Co chair, public relations for the General Stewart Branch #4, noted the local connections to the piece of World War 1 history. “It’s commemmorated across ... Read More »

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Break-in leaves couple shaken

By Delon Shurtz on April 10th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com An elderly couple may have hoped they were only having a nightmare when they awoke early one morning last summer to see a woman peering down at them out of the dark. Sophia Black Plume broke into the couple’s westside home at about 3 a.m. July 29, and awakened the couple as she ... Read More »

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Addiction leads to jail sentence for mom caught with drugs

By Delon Shurtz on April 10th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge woman thought there was something odd two years ago when she watched Karly Andrea Frank take her infant child from the passenger side her car that was parked on Lakeshore Rd. South, and sit it on the ground. Frank then walked around the car, climbed into the driver’s seat, and momentarily ... Read More »

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