September 20th, 2018

Local News

Unique Watermark Park opens on westside

By Kalinowski, Tim on September 19th, 2018

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Despite chilly and rainy weather, Senator Joyce Fairbairn Middle School students came out with enthusiasm and energy to help cut the ribbon on the nearby Watermark All-Wheel Park on Tuesday. While the sophisticated skateboard, BMX and exercise park is a paid for with public money and is considered a public ... Read More »

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Yates renovations $560K over budget

By Kuhl, Nick on September 19th, 2018

Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com When the Yates Memorial Centre reopened on Sept. 6, it was said that the $13.4-million upgrade project was on budget. However, during Monday’s city council meeting, there was a clarification from that statement: the renovation project is actually facing a $560,000 overage. “It was an oversight and we apologize for ... Read More »

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Chamber getting early start on Christmas

By Bobinec, Greg on September 19th, 2018

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce is launching a new program to connect businesses with the chance to fulfil the needs of non-profit organizations over the holiday season. The inaugural Santa’s Wish List program will connect non-profit organizations who have a need big or small, and match them with businesses and ... Read More »

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Astronaut excited about future of space exploration

By Lethbridge Herald on September 18th, 2018

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Space may be the final frontier, says NASA astronaut Col. Doug “Wheels” Wheelock, but it is still just the beginning for human space exploration as we enter a new age of public space flight sponsored by private companies and corporations. “It’s actually amazing and wonderful,” says Wheelock, who was born ... Read More »

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More than 90 kg of suspected drugs found in search, court told

By Shurtz, Delon on September 18th, 2018

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Canada border officers found more than 90 kilograms of suspected cocaine during a search of a commercial vehicle nearly two years ago, a witness testified Monday during a drug-smuggling trial in Lethbridge Court of Queen’s Bench. Crown witness Kyle Reindl, a border officer working at the Coutts port of entry ... Read More »

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Blackfoot honours bestowed to begin Reconciliation Week

By Kalinowski, Tim on September 18th, 2018

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Two Lethbridge residents were honoured with new Blackfoot names in gratitude for their community service and their roles in building connections with local Indigenous people at a special flag raising ceremony at city hall to mark the start of Reconciliation Week on Monday. Retired city planner and longtime downtown development ... Read More »

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Musaeus to Autumn Concerto Friday at Casa

By Mabell, Dave on September 18th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com It looks like an early autumn. So the Lethbridge Symphony organization’s first concert couldn’t be more timely. The Autumn Concerto, from Vivaldi’s celebrated “Four Seasons” will be the featured work Friday when the professional string quartet Musaeus welcomes a new member and special guests. Violist Gabriel Kastelic has joined the ... Read More »

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U of L responds to surplus claim made by AUPE

By Kuhl, Nick on September 18th, 2018

Lethbridge Herald The University of Lethbridge took issue Monday regarding claims made last week by the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees are representing U of L support staff in proposed mediation. “The University of Lethbridge Board of Governors has been informed by the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE), Local 053, which represents non-academic support ... Read More »

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City to probe possibility of urban hens

By Kuhl, Nick on September 18th, 2018

Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Urban agriculture in Lethbridge could soon be crossing a new road. In a 6-3 vote Monday, city council approved a process to begin investigating the feasibility of a pilot project looking at allowing the keeping of up to four hens on urban properties with suitable yard space to do so. ... Read More »

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Quilt drive aids flood, fire victims

By Sulz, Dave on September 18th, 2018

SUBMITTED by Lethbridge Centennial Quilters Guild Members of Lethbridge Centennial Quilters Guild, in partnership with local quilting shops, spearheaded a quilt drive for the flood victims of the Grand Forks community and surrounding areas in B.C. and families affected by the major wildfires in the Burns Lake area of B.C. The response across southern Alberta ... Read More »

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Coors One Horse Town Concert draws 4,000 people in Taber

By Kuhl, Nick on September 18th, 2018

Greg Price Southern Alberta Newspapers – Taber Although already in its fourth year of existence, Taber winning the chance to host this past Saturday’s Coors Banquet One Horse Town Concert has made some impressive history. Nearly 4,000 people descended on Confederation Park on Saturday, including fans, volunteers and concert support crew to enjoy the country ... Read More »

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