October 17th, 2018

Local News

City has room to improve

By Kalinowski, Tim on October 16th, 2018

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com BILD Lethbridge Region says the City could be doing more to increase its competitive advantage in attracting businesses by reducing taxes, evaluating the size of its civil service numbers and possibly lowering municipal expenditures relative to other comparable jurisdictions in Alberta and around Canada. These were the conclusions of a ... Read More »

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Close shave earns man 45 days in jail

By Shurtz, Delon on October 16th, 2018

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Maybe Jason Frank Busby needed a haircut, but he should have gone to a barbershop instead of a drug store. Busby, 44, entered a local drug store July 26 and picked out a hair trimmer. Rather than buy it, however, “he went into the washroom and used it to shave ... Read More »

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An end to Prohibition in Alberta

By Jensen, Randy on October 16th, 2018

Graham Ruttan After seven years of prohibition, Alberta held a plebiscite on Oct. 9, 1923 on whether to rescind prohibition of the sale of alcohol. The vote included four options: prohibition, licensed sale of beer only by private sellers; government sale of beer only; or government sale of all liquors. Of the 162,341 votes cast ... Read More »

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bumper crop

By Sulz, Dave on October 16th, 2018

Photo submitted by Louis Teglas Louis Teglas of Lethbridge has been growing large kohlrabis for the past five years, but he established a personal record with the production from his garden this year. The four giants in this photo weigh in at 18 pounds (eight kg.), 23 lbs. (10.35 kg.), 24 lbs. (10.80 kg.) and ... Read More »

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Friday fire at Cavendish Farms ruled accidental

By Jensen, Randy on October 16th, 2018

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lethbridge fire investigators have determined the cause of a fire at Cavendish Farms Friday night was accidental. On Friday at approximately 6:15 p.m. fire crews were dispatched to a fire alarm at Cavendish Farms Potato Processing in the 2700 block of 2A Ave. N. Fire crews arrived shortly after and were met by ... Read More »

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Recent detention column sparks interesting feedback

By Yoos, Cam on October 16th, 2018

Two weeks ago I wrote about the need for robust provincial legislation that would allow for the detention of people intoxicated or high on alcohol and/or drugs by non-police professionals – ideally medical professionals. This would allow for family members, police or medical personnel to conduct some sort of intervention for a person caught in ... Read More »

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Mayor concerned about city’s share of provincial pot funding

By Kalinowski, Tim on October 16th, 2018

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Mayor Chris Spearman acknowledged the $11.2 million announced by the province on Monday to help municipalities with the extra costs associated with the legalization of marijuana, but said he would have to wait to see what Lethbridge’s share of that money would be before making his final opinion known on ... Read More »

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Streets Alive offers thanks but more donations needed

By Bobinec, Greg on October 16th, 2018

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com Streets Alive Mission celebrated its Day of a Thousand Thanks earlier this month to thank all of the Lethbridge community, businesses, churches and individuals who support and volunteer with them to help people in need. Last year, community donations and volunteers helped provide over 1,069 emergency food hampers, 7,674 hours ... Read More »

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Woman sentenced to 11 months after pleading guilty to robbery

By Shurtz, Delon on October 16th, 2018

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A woman who threatened a store employee with a broken bottle after she was caught shoplifting earlier this year has been sent to jail. Constance Red Crow was caught July 17 trying to leave the London Road Market with food and a bottle of pop. She was seen by an ... Read More »

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Province providing $11M for pot policing

By Lethbridge Herald on October 15th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Alberta is ready to light up! And local officials across the province will share grants worth more than $11 million to help with policing and other administrative challenges. That’s the word from government officials, as the nation braces for the legalization of marijuana on Wednesday. And in Lethbridge, eight stores ... Read More »

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Christmas tree raffle supports L’Arche efforts in the city

By Nick Kuhl on October 15th, 2018

Organization assists people with brain injuries Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com The Rotary Club Lethbridge Sunrise, in partnership with L’Arche Lethbridge and the Lethbridge Stitching Divas have launched a raffle to help raise funds so L’Arche clients can attend the Alberta Winter Games in 2019. The Library Stitching Divas is a knitting and stitching community ... Read More »

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