December 14th, 2019

Local News

School division responds to story about LCI principal

By Kuhl, Nick on December 14th, 2019

Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge School Division officials issued a statement Friday afternoon in relation to a CBC report earlier this week titled “Former employees laun-ch bullying accusations against Lethbridge principal.” The CBC story is in reference to LCI principal Wayne Pallett. Four current or former unnamed staff members accuse Pallett of bullying behaviour in the last ... Read More »

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‘Oilsands of sun and wind’

By Mabell, Dave on December 14th, 2019

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Now being described as “the oilsands of sun and wind,” southern Alberta is receiving a $1.5-billion boost from its fast-growing alternative energy industry. Overseas investors continue to underwrite new Alberta projects, a just-released report confirms, due to strong demand around the world for energy from renewable resources. “International investment is ... Read More »

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An abundance of holiday entertainment

By Mabell, Dave on December 14th, 2019

For 30 years, New West Theatre has been entertaining southern Albertans with its unique blend of music and mirth. That’s quite an accomplishment – a cause for “Celebration.” And that’s the focus of New West’s holiday show this year, opening Wednesday. “This show is a tribute from our family to yours,” the performers say, celebrating ... Read More »

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Support the community by buying local this season

By Submitted Article on December 14th, 2019

SUBMITTED BY THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE With the holiday season fast approaching, Lethbridge businesses are leaning in to the holiday retail frenzy. According to the Retail Council of Canada, in 2019 Canadians are estimating to spend about $790 on their holiday purchases, but in reality, will most likely spend over $820. >The same survey also ... Read More »

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Community Foundation presents $286K in grants

By Kalinowski, Tim on December 14th, 2019

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta handed out over $286,000 in grants to various community projects through the Henry S. Varley Fund for Rural Life and Community Priorities Granting Program on Thursday. About 37 projects in total benefited from the funds this year, many of which were based ... Read More »

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Holiday Food Drive continues

By Bobinec, Greg on December 14th, 2019

Lethbridge The Real Canadian Superstore and Real Canadian Wholesale Club in Lethbridge is joining other Loblaw stores across the country for the Loblaw Companies National Holiday Food Drive. Until Dec. 24, Loblaw stores are asking shoppers to donate non-perishable food items and funds at checkout to help support local food banks. Nationally, the campaign aims ... Read More »

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Severe assault case adjourned again

By Shurtz, Delon on December 14th, 2019

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The case against a man accused of brutally assaulting an elderly Lethbridge woman in her home earlier this year has been adjourned again while lawyers decide how they’re going to proceed on the next court date. The matter was in Lethbridge provincial court Friday, where the lawyer for Adam Hobkirk-Onate ... Read More »

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17-year-old arrested after LCI lockdown

By Kalinowski, Tim on December 14th, 2019

Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge Collegiate Institute parents, staff and students were breathing a sigh of relief Friday when a lock-and-hold incident at the school ended peacefully after the arrest of a lone suspect. On Friday at approximately 10 a.m. Lethbridge Police School Resource Officers attended Lethbridge Collegiate Institute (LCI) to investigate a threats complaint made toward ... Read More »

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Still no court date for father, son facing several charges

By Shurtz, Delon on December 14th, 2019

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A father and son accused of breaking into a city electrical substation last spring have yet to schedule a trial, even though they pleaded not guilty nearly a month ago to several charges. David Bradley Priest and his son Travis Roy Priest, were expected to set a date for trial ... Read More »

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RBC optimistic of slight rebound for Alta. in 2020

By Lethbridge Herald on December 13th, 2019

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com RBC is projecting a slight rebound in the Alberta economy next year after an admittedly “puny” year of growth in 2019 where the economy essentially stalled. “Considering the starting point of 2019 was disappointing, with growth of barely 0.5 per cent, we’re looking at next year with some reason to be ... Read More »

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Police investigating threats complaint at Lethbridge high school

By Lethbridge Herald on December 13th, 2019

From Lethbridge Police: On December 13, 2019 at approximately 10:00 a.m. Lethbridge Police School Resource Officers attended Lethbridge Collegiate Institute (LCI) to investigate a threats complaint made toward a group of students at the school. Staff at the school had called police and requested that they attend. Police determined that the threat had been made ... Read More »

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