August 4th, 2021

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Public being asked to step up with help for shoe campaign

By Dale Woodard on July 31st, 2021

s the Lethbridge Shoes For Kids YQL campaign picks up speed, the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy has hit the ground running with the initiative to help make sure kids going back to school have the proper footwear. With the Lethbridge Shoes For Kids YQL drive taking place in a little over two weeks on Aug. 14 ... Read More »

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City wants public help controlling foxtail

By Tim Kalinowski on July 31st, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The City of Lethbridge is asking everyone to do their part to control foxtail in the community to protect pets and create more sightly public spaces. While all noxious weeds are of great concern to City staff, foxtail barley, which is not classified as a weed, is a particular issue where pets are ... Read More »

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Trustee candidate brings experience in Catholic education to the table

By Dale Woodard on July 31st, 2021

Helping students transition back into a school environment following the pandemic and helping Catholic school students to understand their options are keys for Frances Cote as she runs for a school trustee spot. Cote recently threw her hat in the ring for the Ward 1 school trustee position with Holy Spirit Catholic School Division, bringing ... Read More »

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Southern Alberta loses a philanthropy giant

By Lethbridge Herald on July 30th, 2021

Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Well-known southern Alberta philanthropist and cattleman Cor Van Raay has died at Chinook Regional Hospital. Jennifer Petracek-Kolb, chief executive officer of the YMCA of Lethbridge, said Friday “his donation to the Y and his support of the Y has been foundational in our ability to serve the community in the ... Read More »

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City restoring some parks dept. budget

By Tim Kalinowski on July 30th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com A seemingly straightforward decision on whether or not to raise Parks funding in the City of Lethbridge went a bit sideways as city council engaged in a philosophical debate about operational spending priorities. The lengthy discussion during Tuesday’s council meeting was prompted by a motion introduced by Coun. Blaine Hyggen to increase Parks ... Read More »

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Judge finds man guilty of kidnapping, assault and other charges

By Tim Kalinowski on July 30th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com A man charged with kidnapping and assault following a violent carjacking has been convicted in Lethbridge provincial court. Judge Gregory Maxwell handed down a guilty verdict on Thursday on eight charges for Cory Ray Williams including kidnapping, assault with a weapon, flight from a police officer, dangerous operation of a vehicle, threats to ... Read More »

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4-H sows the seeds for an agricultural career

By Dale Woodard on July 30th, 2021

Some agricultural expertise as well as stellar people and marketing skills has planted the seed for Carmen White’s future. The Claresholm resident who attended Catholic Central High School recently competed at her second Summer Synergy and 4H Provincial show in Olds earlier this month alongside siblings Charles and Lauren. All three siblings came away with ... Read More »

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Judge receives final submissions on case of woman involved in swarming attack on boy

By Tim Kalinowski on July 30th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The case of a woman accused of being part of a gang-style attack against a younger boy more than a year ago is now in the hands of the judge. Judge Gregory Maxwell received final submissions from Crown lawyer Adam Zelmer and Calgary lawyer Andre Ouellette in Lethbridge provincial court on Thursday with ... Read More »

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City fire crews get refresher course in low-slope rescues

By Lethbridge Herald on July 29th, 2021

Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Emergencies can happen in any type of terrain and on Thursday city fire and EMS teams trained for low-slope rescues in scorching heat at the Sugar Bowl. The Sugar Bowl in south Lethbridge just off Scenic Drive, popular with tobogganers in winter, provided a good training venue for new recruits ... Read More »

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Toews, Phillips take different views on economic recovery

By Tim Kalinowski on July 29th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Two very different interpretations of Alberta’s prospects for post-pandemic economic recovery were on display in Lethbridge yesterday with Finance Minister Travis Toews telling attendees at the Lethbridge and District Chamber of Commerce luncheon he believed Alberta was turning the corner while a stone’s throw away at the Galt Museum, Official Opposition Finance Critic ... Read More »

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Lethbridge No. 1 on crime severity index again

By Dale Woodard on July 29th, 2021

For the second straight year, Lethbridge has topped Statistics Canada’s Crime Severity Index. The Statistics Canada report released Tuesday showed Lethbridge has a CSI index of 138.65, down roughly three per cent from 142.77 in 2019. Lethbridge also posted a violent crime severity index of 109.32 and a non-violent crime index of 148.87. The CSI ... Read More »

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