December 9th, 2018

Local News

New city manager discusses his first 100 days in office

By Mabell, Dave on December 7th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge is in good shape, fiscally as well as physically. But its property taxes are among the highest in the province, the new city manager agrees. Lethbridge has done a poor job in recruiting First Nations and visible minority employees, Bramwell Strain told a questioner. And it’s essential that rehabilitation ... Read More »

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Groups share ChooseWell Healthy Award

By Bobinec, Greg on December 7th, 2018

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com Chinook Arch Library and the Lethbridge College Be Fit For Life (BFFL) program share a passion of bringing active living opportunities to as many people as possible. With a new successful partnership between the organizations, they were recently recognized with a ChooseWell Healthy Community Award. Chinook Arch was recognized for ... Read More »

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Stephans seeking stay of proceedings

By Kalinowski, Tim on December 7th, 2018

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com David and Collet Stephan are seeking $1 million in compensation for past legal costs from Alberta Justice, and $3 million for their next trial – which is set to begin in June of next year. During a court appearance in Lethbridge via closed-circuit TV from Grande Prairie Thursday, the couple ... Read More »

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Casa hosting youth concerts

By Mabell, Dave on December 7th, 2018

Lethbridge Herald Music is in the air this week and next at Casa. Students from the University of Lethbridge music conservatory will present a “First Friday” concert today at 12:15 p.m.; admission is free, and audience members are invited to bring a bag lunch. This evening, the Casa-based Ventus Women’s Choir will present its seasonal ... Read More »

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Award honours wellness efforts

By Submitted Article on December 7th, 2018

Submitted by Chinook Arch Regional Library System What do a library system and a fitness resource centre have in common? The answer that may spring to mind is “nothing,” but the successful partnership between Chinook Arch and Lethbridge College Be Fit For Life (BFFL) proves otherwise. These two organizations share a passion for bringing active ... Read More »

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Lack of midwife privileges at CRH concerns expectant mom

By Lethbridge Herald on December 6th, 2018

Tim KalinowskiLethbridge Heraldtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.comAn expectant mother is expressing her frustration that midwives have not as of yet been granted privileges at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge.“I was surprised in 2018 in Lethbridge women don’t have all of the options they could have,” says Elaine Van Rootselaar, who is expecting her first child in the next week. ... Read More »

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Community Links opens at public library

By Mabell, Dave on December 6th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com A new Lethbridge initiative has already won a provincial award. That news was shared during an official opening earlier this week for the relocated Community Links program at the downtown library. The information and referral service, provided by the Canadian Mental Health Association, is now located at a crossroads in ... Read More »

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Streets Alive launches Holiday Helper campaign

By Michalezki, Amanda on December 6th, 2018

Amanda Michalezki Lethbridge Herald amichalezki@lethbridgeherald.com Streets Alive Mission officially launched its Holiday Helper campaign on Wednesday. Marie McLennan, associate director of philanthropy with Streets Alive, said the campaign is a way to make an impact in the community. “It’s important to give because there’s people out there that are hungry and cold,” said McLennan. “We ... Read More »

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First Check Stop nabs four impaired drivers

By Shurtz, Delon on December 6th, 2018

lethbridge herald Lethbridge police charged four people with impaired driving during the kickoff of the 2018 Christmas Check Stop campaign on the weekend. Police also arrested two suspended drivers, issued 26 tickets under the Traffic Safety Act and Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act, charged two people with resisting arrest and suspended two drivers for consuming ... Read More »

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Caritas Christmas concert Mondayat Southminster

By Mabell, Dave on December 6th, 2018

Lethbridge Herald A Lethbridge community choir has announced its Christmas concert for Monday. Caritas will present “Christmas Love” at 7:30 p.m. in Southminster United Church. “The goal of Caritas has always been to provide an outlet for the joy of singing, and a presentation of choral excellence to the community,” says director Frank Gnandt. Monday’s ... Read More »

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Community Bands to perform at Mayor’s Christmas Concert

By Mabell, Dave on December 6th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com After a quarter-century, it’s certainly a Lethbridge tradition. The Mayor’s Christmas Concert will salute the season Saturday night in Southminster United Church. Both of the Lethbridge Community Band Society’s ensembles are ready to share some of their Christmas favourites, as usual. And all attending are invited to bring a cash ... Read More »

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