April 11th, 2021

Local News

Future of sugar beets in southern Alberta is sweet

By Southern Alberta Newspapers on April 8th, 2021

The Alberta Sugar Beet Growers have successfully negotiated a two-year contract with sugar refiner Lantic Inc. for the growing years of 2021 and 2022. The negotiations have been occurring over the last two years with a goal of ensuring Canadians have a source of 100 per cent Canadian sugar through the production and refinement of ... Read More »

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Trial starts into gang-style attack

By Delon Shurtz on April 8th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge teenager was just looking for some marijuana and a good time when he met Trinity Savard for the first time on Dec. 5, 2019. The 16-year-old boy and his girlfriend hoped to buy some weed and find another person for a “threesome,” and had arranged to meet Savard after the boy ... Read More »

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Fundraiser supporting family awaiting liver transplant

By Lethbridge Herald on April 7th, 2021

Melanie Hamilton’s youngest daughter, Erin, has a rare medical liver disorder in which she cannot digest protein. Erin, who hails from Lethbridge, has had this condition since infancy, resulting in numerous hospital stays over the last 10 years, which have increased in frequency and duration over the last five years. Unfortunately, the last year has been ... Read More »

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Coal company’s environment assessment focus of SACPA talk

By Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs on April 7th, 2021

Southern Albertans have heard Environment Canada’s frequent wind warnings, particularly between November to April. It should follow that Benga Mining Ltd. (Riversdale) would, as part of their application, have completed comprehensive and accurate assessments of wind speed, dust particle size etc., as part of their Environmental Impact Assessment for their Grassy Mountain Open-Pit coal mining ... Read More »

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Community Foundation encouraging organ donor registration to benefit endowment fund

By Dale Woodard on April 7th, 2021

The Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta is laying down the challenge to southern Albertans. As Canada honours the third annual Green Shirt Day – a day honouring the victims and families of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash on April 6, 2018, while also spreading awareness about organ donation registration – the Community Foundation ... Read More »

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Lethbridge Public Library celebrating Library Giving Day

By Lethbridge Herald on April 7th, 2021

UPDATE: In light of the Government of Alberta’s announcement on Tuesday, April 6, Lethbridge Public Library will be returning to its Curbside Pick Up service model starting Wednesday, April 7. -via @LethLib   Today, locals are invited to support their local libraries and enjoy a hot cup of joe in the process. The Lethbridge Public ... Read More »

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Taber to use electronic tabulators in upcoming municipal election

By Stan Ashbee on April 7th, 2021

During a regular Town of Taber council meeting held Mar. 22, a Request for Decision was presented in regards to information submitted about proposed automated voting systems. This item was requested to be brought back for council’s further consideration. At a Feb. 22 council meeting, administration requested council’s consideration of approval of Proposed Bylaw 6-2021 ... Read More »

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No attempted abduction, say police

By Lethbridge Herald on April 7th, 2021

Lethbridge Police have determined a report of attempted child abduction was a misunderstanding, and there was no criminal intent. A 12-year-old girl had reported that five individuals in a van had attempted to abduct her near Lakeview School on Sunday.  Subsequent investigation into the incident on Monday determined the van and occupants were in the ... Read More »

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Former transplant nurse’s daughter now waits on recipient list

By Lethbridge College on April 7th, 2021

As a young nurse on a transplant team, Melanie Hamilton learned first-hand how important organ donations are. Two decades later, she’s experiencing a new perspective, as her youngest daughter, Erin, awaits a life-changing liver transplant. “It’s beyond surreal,” says Hamilton, an educational development specialist at Lethbridge College. “I know what it’s like to see that ... Read More »

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Mask bylaw extended until end of 2021

By Dale Woodard on April 7th, 2021

Lethbridge’s Mandatory face covering bylaw will be extended until the end of the year. On Tuesday, Lethbridge City Council voted 6-3 to extend the municipality’s Temporary Mandatory Face Covering Bylaw until December 31. Council has the ability to rescind Bylaw 6239 prior to the extension date of December 31, 2021, should it not be required. ... Read More »

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Former Lethbridge Hurricane hoping for kidney donor

By Lethbridge Herald on April 7th, 2021

Former WHL player, Ryan Smith, born and raised in Taber, Alberta, is currently sidelined and could use some noise to get his story broadcast. The former athlete, who now resides in Kelowna, needs a shiny new kidney to put him back on his skates. Sons Sampson and Cedric would love a chance for Dad to ... Read More »

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