February 19th, 2020

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Rotary Club hosting first RibFest fundraiser

By Mabell, Dave on July 13th, 2019

Beef or pork? What’s your favourite? That’s the choice later this month when the Rotary Club of Lethbridge holds its first fund-raising RibFest. The three-day chowdown is set for July 25 to 28. And it’s being held in Henderson Park, where Rotary members have welcomed dragonboaters for many years. Organizers say they’ll provide children’s attractions, ... Read More »

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Alberta Sugar Beet Growers hosting day of information, fun

By Mabell, Dave on July 12th, 2019

Lethbridge Herald Sweet treats, games and learning opportunities will be on tap Saturday near Lethbridge. Families and individuals will be welcomed to a sugar beet farm north of Coaldale as part of and Alberta Sugar Beet Growers initiative. From 1 to 4 p.m., the Hofsink farm, 10 kilometres north on Highway 845, will be offering ... Read More »

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Coaldale to seek input on new recreation centre

By Kalinowski, Tim on July 12th, 2019

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com After ruling out public funding for a new swimming pool at its proposed $10-million multi-use recreation centre, the Town of Coaldale announced during Monday’s council meeting it will be launching public consultations on what sorts of activities should be included in the design of its new facility. “The capital and ... Read More »

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Roads to be closed for Controlled Cruise

By Kalinowski, Tim on July 12th, 2019

Lethbridge Herald The City is reminding residents that much of 3 Avenue South will be closed this evening for the Street Wheelers Controlled Cruise. Motorists are advised from 6:30 p.m. to midnight, 3 Avenue South will be closed between 4 Street and Mayor Magrath Drive South. Parking along this section of 3 Avenue South, and ... Read More »

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Coaldale to host meeting on prevention of West Nile virus

By Kalinowski, Tim on July 12th, 2019

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald – COALDALE tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Town of Coaldale will hold a special meeting on July 29 to hear recommendations on how to prevent the spread of West Nile virus in the community going forward. In April, following public reaction to revelations that over a dozen bird deaths at the Alberta Birds of ... Read More »

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Paving to close westside roads

By Mabell, Dave on July 12th, 2019

LETHBRIDGE Paving projects will require two westside road closures this weekend. Today, Heritage Boulevard West will be closed from University Drive to Heritage Crescent. Then on Saturday and Sunday, crews will close McGill Boulevard from McMaster Boulevard to Queens Road West. Motorists are advised to drive with caution and follow posted detours... Read More »

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A life well performed

By Submitted Article on July 12th, 2019

Submitted by the Allied Arts Council This excerpt was previously published in the Winter/Spring 2017 edition of ArtsBridge and written by the late Lottie Austin: My knowledge of the arts is greatest in the study of piano, which I’ve continued to pursue since my first lesson, at seven years old. Following university graduation with a ... Read More »

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Weather giving City leg up in battle against mosquitoes

By Mabell, Dave on July 12th, 2019

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Canada Day was the big test. With thousands of people enjoying the day in Lethbridge parks, how many would be bitten? “We received no complaints,” reports Ron Esau, the City of Lethbridge’s mosquito expert. “It could be the worst time of year.” But southern Albertans should still protect themselves from ... Read More »

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City offering free cart exchange until Aug. 16

By Mabell, Dave on July 12th, 2019

Lethbridge Herald It’s not a “one-size-fits-all” situation. Is that new blue recycling cart far too big for your needs? This summer, Lethbridge residents have an opportunity to upscale or downsize their black and blue refuse carts. From now until Aug. 16, they can contact city hall – at 311 – to request a no-charge change. ... Read More »

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More delays possible in necessaries of life retrial

By Shurtz, Delon on July 12th, 2019

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Another long delay in the necessaries of life retrial in Lethbridge Court of Queen’s Bench was avoided after the judge hearing the case rejected a Crown suggestion one of its witnesses appear in person rather than by closed-circuit TV. Because of the difficulty understanding the thick accent of Dr. Bamidele ... Read More »

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Medical examiner returns to stand at Stephans’ retrial

By Shurtz, Delon on July 11th, 2019

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A medical dictionary would have come in handy during a forensic pathologist’s testimony Wednesday at the necessaries of life retrial for David and Collet Stephan. Hyponatremia, hypernatremia and hyperkalemia were the words of the day as David questioned Crown witness Dr. Bamidele Adeagbo, the former medical examiner who declared in ... Read More »

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