December 19th, 2018

Local News

Lethbridge safest Alta. city to drive?

By Lethbridge Herald on December 17th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Take a bow. But watch the road! For motorists, Lethbridge is ranked as one of the nation’s safest cities. But here and right across the country, late December can prove the most dangerous time of year. And Fridays are the worst, according to results from the Allstate Canada Safe Driving ... Read More »

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Province must continue to act on drug crisis

By Submitted Article on December 17th, 2018

This week’s ‘Police Beat’ column by LPS Chief Rob Davis This past week many people have asked about my thoughts on the province’s announcement to fund supportive housing for 42 vulnerable people and the addition of 30 beds for intoxicated persons to get sober and clean. I am supportive of both. They are much needed ... Read More »

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Nativity display a holiday favourite

By Bobinec, Greg on December 17th, 2018

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints worked hard over the weekend to put on a unique display of about 500 different nativity set-ups at their church for people in the community to observe and get into the holiday spirit with their annual Festival of Nativities. The free community ... Read More »

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Grant seeks change of guilty plea

By Shurtz, Delon on December 17th, 2018

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge woman who pleaded guilty three months ago to aggravated assault and admitted she stabbed a man, wants to change her plea. Janice Colleen Grant was scheduled to be sentenced Friday in Lethbridge provincial court, but instead the judge was told she wants to withdraw her guilty plea and ... Read More »

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SAEA hosts Christmas dinner

By Lethbridge Herald on December 16th, 2018

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com In the spirit of giving, the Southern Alberta Ethnic Association (SAEA) teamed up with other local organizations to bring a hot meal to families who are struggling this holiday season, with their 20th Annual Community Christmas Dinner. Last year, SAEA helped over 200 people in the community with a hot ... Read More »

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Yellow Vest protesters see red over government issues

By Lethbridge Herald on December 16th, 2018

Protesters speak their minds Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com People across Canada gathered Saturday at their local Member of Parliament office to speak out about their concerns that are not being heard by government. The Yellow Vest Rally is a peaceful movement, which started in France, that has been gaining momentum through people who feel ... Read More »

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City youth lets his hair down for young cancer victims

By Michalezki, Amanda on December 16th, 2018

Gavin Schaffer wants other kids to have wigs Amanda Michalezki Lethbridge Herald amichalezki@lethbridgeherald.com Three years ago, nine year-old Gavin Schaffer decided to grow his hair out to donate it for childhood cancer with the Canadian Cancer Society. He wanted to help make wigs for kids who are sick from cancer and lost their hair. This ... Read More »

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Cheese factory opens retail outlet

By Bobinec, Greg on December 16th, 2018

Area family fulfilling dream Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com Since 2005, the Crystal Springs Cheese processing facility near Park Lake has been a family-owned business, creating cheese and other dairy products. Inviting more people directly to where their food is made, Crystal Springs has constructed a new retail store on the cheese plant. Following their ... Read More »

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Art contest winners named

By Michalezki, Amanda on December 16th, 2018

Amanda Michalezki Lethbridge Herald amichalezki@lethbridgeherald.com Local artists of all ages submitted their artwork for the Expressions of Reconciliation art contest that started on Nov. 1, and recently those winners were announced at the Lethbridge Public Library. The idea for the contest came about with a discussion that began with Reconciliation Lethbridge, Lethbridge Indigenous Sharing Network, ... Read More »

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Library offering free memberships

By Bobinec, Greg on December 16th, 2018

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com In conjunction with its 100th anniversary celebration, the Lethbridge Public Library will be offering community members a free library membership throughout 2019. Lethbridge City Council approved the one-time funding request to cover the cost of memberships for one year at its meeting on Dec 10 as part of the 2019-22 ... Read More »

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City, union agree to four-year deal

By Kalinowski, Tim on December 15th, 2018

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com City council has bought labour peace for the next four years after voting to approve a new agreement with its largest union. “What we are looking at is labour peace and being fair employers,” said Mayor Chris Spearman, after a vote of 7-2 earlier this week approved the agreement with ... Read More »

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