February 19th, 2020

Local News

Community Gold Band concert to honour women

By Bobinec, Greg on February 15th, 2020

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge Community Gold Band is recognizing International Women’s Day with a concert featuring women composers and conductors. The concert will showcase local, regional and national talent from the wind band tradition. The performance will include guests Gillian MacKay, Cait Nishimura and the LCI Gold Symphonic Band. The performance takes place ... Read More »

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Care from the Heart sets record for funds

By Kuhl, Nick on February 15th, 2020

Lethbridge Herald The Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation had a record-breaking week. The foundation held its annual Care from the Heart Day Radio-a-thon on Thursday and raised more than $352,000, surpassing the goal of $250,000. Jason VandenHoek, executive director for the CRH Foundation, says Care from the Heart Day continues to be a success because of ... Read More »

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Heart of our City going Old Hollywood for its Celebrate Downtown gala

By Kalinowski, Tim on February 15th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Heart of Our City Committee will be holding its fifth annual Celebrate Downtown gala on May 1 at the Multicultural Centre. Lethbridge residents are encouraged to nominate the city’s greatest downtown champions, who will be recognized for their achievements at the gala. “We’re absolutely kicking it up a few ... Read More »

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March brings attention to murdered, missing Indigenous women

By Lethbridge Herald on February 14th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Sisters in Spirit Committee held its second annual Women’s Memorial March in downtown Lethbridge on Friday to draw attention to the issue of murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls and transgendered individuals. “We’re continually trying to raise awareness because, unfortunately, what’s happened in the structure of the colonial system ... Read More »

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Woman pleads guilty to mischief

By Shurtz, Delon on February 14th, 2020

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 30-year-old woman who claimed she was only looking for someone when she went to a Lethbridge home early one morning in 2018, found more than she bargained for. Niomi Good Rider got into a fight with the homeowner, and after she left the house she exacted revenge by smashing ... Read More »

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City unveils first green burial site in province

By Kalinowski, Tim on February 14th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge is the first municipality in Alberta to offer green burials, and the first municipality in the province to set aside specific cemetery ground for such burials to take place. Lethbridge media members and representatives of the local funeral industry were invited to the City’s first green burial ground on ... Read More »

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Man fined for Raymond break-in

By Shurtz, Delon on February 14th, 2020

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Tyler James Lane may have been looking for ghosts when he and two friends broke into the Raymond Care Centre last year, but all he found was trouble with the law. The break-in came back to haunt Lane Thursday when he was fined $1,000 after pleading guilty in Lethbridge provincial ... Read More »

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Police dealing with youth gangs targeting cellphone retailers

By Kalinowski, Tim on February 14th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Police Service says groups or gangs of youth are targeting cellphone retailers and hoping to sell the stolen phones online. In cities throughout the province, including Lethbridge, retailers are being targeted by groups of youths and young adults who enter the store, distract employees and steal cellphones. According ... Read More »

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Nurses rally against impending budget cuts

By Kalinowski, Tim on February 14th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The United Nurses of Alberta Local 120 says it stands ready to fight alongside its fellow union sisters and brothers if the Kenney government picks a fight with them. “I think they have geared up for a fight with us,” stated Local 120 president Margie Emes. “We are firm in ... Read More »

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Ice Dragons earn silver at worlds

By Submitted Article on February 14th, 2020

SUBMITTED ARTICLE Typical Canadian sub-zero winter temperatures were little deterrent to Lethbridge’s Coulee Classic Ice Dragons, as they medalled in their inaugural entry at the IIDBF World Ice Dragon Boat Championships in Ottawa over the weekend. “We came to Ottawa with no ice dragon boating experience, and the simple expectation of learning something new and ... Read More »

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Retired LPS inspector Cove to manage The Watch program

By Kalinowski, Tim on February 14th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Former Lethbridge Police Service Insp. Jeff Cove (ret.) has been named as the The Watch program’s new manager. Cove, who retired from the police service six years ago after 35 years in policing, said he was drawn back to The Watch last year as a volunteer because he wanted to ... Read More »

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