July 17th, 2024

Local News

Blackfoot women had key roles in pre-colonial society

By Alexandra Noad - Lethbridge Herald Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on July 16th, 2024

Before colonialism, Blackfoot women were respected and considered as equal to men. Mary Fox (Mia’nistsitsiiksiinaaki) made a presentation on Blackfoot women last week at Fort Whoop-Up. Fox currently is a professor in the Indigenous Studies department at the University of Lethbridge. In the presentation Fox spoke about how women played significant roles in both domestic ... Read More »

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MADD teams up with Blood Tribe police

By Alexandra Noad - Lethbridge Herald Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on July 16th, 2024

Alexandra Noad – Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Lethbridge chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada has partnered with the Blood Tribe Police to help bring awareness to the dangers of impaired driving. According to the MADD Canada website they are a charitable, grassroots organization that is committed to stopping impaired driing and supporting ... Read More »

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Dash a blast for Street Wheelers

By Justin Seward - Lethbridge Herald on July 16th, 2024

Street Machine Weekend included the 100-foot dash on Saturday which allowed attendees to witness drivers not only do burnouts with clouds of smoke, but to see how fast those custom cars and trucks could go down the track at the Exhibition Grandstand. Lethbridge driver Rick Charles was driving in his 15th 100-foot dash. “It’s fantastic ... Read More »

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City using artificial intelligence to limit recyclable contamination

By Lethbridge Herald on July 15th, 2024

Justin Sibbet – LETHBRIDGE HERALD – Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Artificial intelligence (AI) may have to wait to take over the world, but in the meantime, it is being utilized by the City of Lethbridge to make waste streams cleaner and work conditions safer. Lethbridge’s waste and environment teams will be using cameras and AI technology inside ... Read More »

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City council won’t be asked to approve housing strategy update

By Al Beeber - Lethbridge Herald on July 13th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com City council will not be asked to approve an updated municipal housing strategy. The matter was addressed at Thursday’s meeting of the Economic and Standing Policy Committee of city council which consists of the mayor and all council members. A report submitted by Community Social Development housing solutions co-ordinator Matthew Pitcher outlined the ... Read More »

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University hosts prestigious summer event for high school students

By Justin Sibbet - Lethbridge Herald Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on July 13th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDjsibbet@lethbridgeherald.com The University of Lethbridge has become, for the first time, a Shad campus this summer. What does this mean? Shad is “a prestigious non-profit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship, innovation, and leadership among high school students across the country. Each year, Shad brings together some of the brightest young minds from various regions ... Read More »

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Event puts spotlight on rescue animals

By Justin Seward - Lethbridge Herald on July 13th, 2024

People had a chance to meet adoptable animals and learn how they can support the nine rescue groups that were on hand recently at the Community Animal Services RescueFest. “Rescuefest is an opportunity to provide a spotlight to the local animal rescue organizations operating in southern Alberta,” said Skylar Plourde, Community Animal Services director of ... Read More »

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No free parking in front of City Hall

By Al Beeber - Lethbridge Herald on July 13th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com City council will not be following through on an official business motion to implement free 15-minute parking in front of City Hall. The Economic and Finance Standing Policy Committee of Lethbridge city council on Thursday agreed with a report submitted by parking co-ordinator Phillip Berg to maintain the status quo and both inform ... Read More »

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Interfaith Food Bank celebrates 35 years

By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman & Justin Sibbet - Lethbridge Herald on July 13th, 2024

The Interfaith Food Bank is celebrating 35 years in the community and with it the launch of their “35th anniversary endowment campaign,” with a goal of raising $35,000. Danielle McIntyre, executive director told media Friday that even though it is sad to need an organization like the food bank, they are very happy to be ... Read More »

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Suspect in stabbing seeks release from custody

By Delon Shurtz - Lethbridge Herald on July 13th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 34-year-old man charged in relation to a stabbing last month is expected to seek his release from custody when he returns to court next week. The matter for Christopher David Smith was in Lethbridge court of justice Friday, where his lawyer requested an adjournment to allow time for him and his client ... Read More »

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Water drive underway for the unhoused

By Alexandra Noad - Lethbridge Herald Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on July 13th, 2024

With the scorching temperatures of above 30 degrees for the upcoming weeks, many organizations throughout the city are banding together to provide water for the unhoused population. The unhoused population is at risk for dehydration and heat-related heath issues. Jennifer Lepko, chief development officer at Streets Alive, says their organization sees several instances of dehydration ... Read More »

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