July 5th, 2020

Local News

North access to Henderson Park west parking lot closed

By Jensen, Randy on July 3rd, 2020

LETHBRIDGE herald Effective today, the north access to the west parking lot of Henderson Park will be closed to the public to facilitate the next phase of the Henderson Park Irrigation Replacement construction project. Access to the west parking lot will be maintained via Mayor Magrath Drive South. Areas on the north section of this ... Read More »

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City seeking feedback for programs, services

By Jensen, Randy on July 3rd, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Although in-person community engagement events aren’t possible at the moment due to COVID-19 restrictions, the City is looking to connect with residents digitally through the Get Involved Lethbridge website at http://www.getinvolvedlethbridge.ca. The Get Involved Lethbridge site has the capability to translate the content into more than 100 languages, making it more accessible to ... Read More »

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City belt tightening is paying off

By Jensen, Randy on July 3rd, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The City has tightened its belt in light of COVID-19, and has so far been able to absorb this year’s property tax cut and other revenue losses through reductions in service levels and by hiring fewer seasonal personnel. “The City did reduce operations and didn’t recall summer staff as quickly,” ... Read More »

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Kenney says governments must play role in combatting hatred

By Jensen, Randy on July 3rd, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Premier Jason Kenney was asked this week to reflect on the turbulent social times we are traversing at the moment with the Black Lives Matter movement, with the calls for justice from Indigenous people, and how Canada continues to lag behind in affording equal opportunities to all its citizens as ... Read More »

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Playgrounds are opening – are they safe?

By Jensen, Randy on July 3rd, 2020

Laura Lukye Alberta Health Services With playgrounds slowly opening around Alberta, kids are rejoicing but parents might be feeling a bit more cautious. Playgrounds have always been a place to escape, to play freely and are often the central hub of a community. But are playgrounds safe now? There are some recommendations you should keep ... Read More »

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KidSport, Sysco to host truckload sale fundraiser

By Jensen, Randy on July 3rd, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Due to the cancellation of the KidSport Golf Tournament and Leadercast events this year due to COVID-19, KidSport is teaming up with Sysco for a fundraising truckload sale. The KidSport/Sysco truck sale fundraiser is set for July 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Enmax Centre parking lot. The fundraiser will ... Read More »

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Overland flooding can cause water contamination

By Jensen, Randy on July 3rd, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Alberta Health Services says overland flooding from recent heavy rains is occurring in many areas of southern Alberta, putting private water supplies at risk for contamination and presenting other potential hazards. Standing or fast-moving flood water can contain a number of risks that might affect your health. Some concerns with floodwater include: the ... Read More »

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Province to twin portion of Hwy. 3

By Lethbridge Herald on July 2nd, 2020

Tim KalinowskiLethbridge Herald — tabertkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.comThe Kenney government announced it would be spending $150 million over the next three years to twin Highway 3 between Taber and Burdett as part of its stimulus efforts for southern Alberta.Premier Jason Kenney made the welcome announcement on Thursday in Taber alongside Transportation Minister Ric McIver, Associate Minister Grant Hunter ... Read More »

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Province announces twinning of Highway 3 between Taber and Burdett

By Lethbridge Herald on July 2nd, 2020

The Province announced that it will be twinning a 46-kilometre stretch of Highway 3 between Taber and Burdett. The twinning project will support about 755 jobs and will drive economic recovery and diversification in southern Alberta. Twinning Highway 3 will improve safety along this increasingly busy portion of the highway. “The twinning of Highway 3, ... Read More »

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Aggies take Grow the Future Gala online, raise $10,000

By Submitted Article on July 2nd, 2020

SUBMITTED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE The Grow the Future Gala could not be held in person this spring, so the University of Lethbridge Agricultural Students’ Society (The Aggies) went online and still managed to raise $10,000 to donate to the local non-profit organization Agriculture for Life. The Aggies annually present their Grow the Future ... Read More »

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Kenney prepared to gamble for job creation

By Jensen, Randy on July 2nd, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Premier Jason Kenney said his government has adopted an aggressive policy of corporate tax cuts and infrastructure stimulus spending to try to attract investment, create jobs and help build bridges to get Alberta over the financial “chasm” of the next 12-18 months. “The fiscal situation is dramatic,” he told The ... Read More »

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