April 11th, 2021

Local News

Story of inspiration

By Lethbridge Herald on April 6th, 2021

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald The Logan Boulet Effect has inspired Brandy Hehn to keep telling her story. That effect and those stories will continue to be celebrated as the third Green Shirt Day takes place today, celebrating Boulet — one of 16 people killed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash on April 6, 2018 — ... Read More »

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City yard waste sites open

By Lethbridge Herald on April 6th, 2021

The City of Lethbridge’s seasonal Yard Waste Sites have opened and the Waste & Recycling Centre’s (landfill) summer hours began on April 1.  Yard Waste Sites: •  Open 7 days a week, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. • Self-service sites meaning residents must be able to unload their own material •  Residents must wear a mask/face ... Read More »

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Lifting the curtain on blockbuster supports for film

By Stan Ashbee on April 6th, 2021

Enhancements to the Film and Television Tax Credit will attract medium and big-budget productions that will create jobs and attract investment in the province, according to a recent media release. It was stated in the release, the Film and Television Tax Credit, in combination with Alberta’s competitive tax environment, affordable labour costs and breathtaking scenery ... Read More »

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Active COVID cases 10X the number a year ago

By Gillian Slade on April 6th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDGslade@abnewsgroup.com There are currently more than 10 times the number of active COVID cases in Alberta compared to exactly one year ago. April 1, 2020 An Alberta Health press release, update 19 at 5 p.m. that day states there are 871 cases in the province including 12 in the South zone. There are 29 ... Read More »

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New COVID-19 case at Catholic Central High School

By Lethbridge Herald on April 6th, 2021

The Holy Spirit Catholic School Division has been informed of some cases of COVID-19 at Catholic Central High School in Lethbridge over the weekend, bringing the total active cases in the division to 11. The HSCSD learned of one more case at Catholic Central Saturday night, bringing the total to four at that school. As of ... Read More »

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National Volunteer Week to recognize those serving at the core of community organizations

By Garrett Simmons on April 6th, 2021

Volunteers are at the core of many local organizations. Each and every day, countless hours are sunk into worthwhile endeavours that help our communities in myriad ways. From community groups to churches, schools and sports organizations, volunteers truly make all the difference in the world. Take the Taber and District Soccer Association for example. Aleah ... Read More »

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MLA withdraws from anti-lockdown coalition over member’s Nazi post

By Lethbridge Herald on April 5th, 2021

Gillian Slade Southern Alberta Newspapers gslade@abnewsgroup.com A southern Alberta MLA who joined a national group questioning the effectiveness of COVID lockdowns says he decided to withdraw because of a statement he felt was wrong. In early February Drew Barnes MLA for Cypress-Medicine Hat together with Angela Pitt MLA for Airdrie-East joined the newly formed Liberty ... Read More »

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Yoga teacher promotes benefit of laughter in SACPA livestream

By Herald on April 5th, 2021

Tim Kalinowski – tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Certified Laughter Yoga teacher Cheryl Ann Oberg was a fitting guest for a special April Fools Day edition of the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs weekly YouTube livestream speaker series. “Even when we don’t feel like it, when we start smiling other people look at us and smile back, and ... Read More »

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“Misunderstanding” in report of attempted child abduction

By Herald on April 5th, 2021

Lethbridge Police Service has released an update to an earlier release regarding a report of an attempted child abduction, saying they have determined the incident was a misunderstanding and that there was no criminal intent involved. A 12-year-old girl had reported that five individuals in a van had attempted to abduct her near Lakeview School on ... Read More »

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Sentencing for arsonist adjourned until May 4

By Delon Shurtz on April 3rd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDDshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man who lit fires in three locations all in the same evening will have to wait at least until next month before he is sentenced. Danny Berdan pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lethbridge provincial court to three counts of arson and one count of failing to comply with probation, but his matter ... Read More »

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Lethbridge man found guilty of sexual assault after Feb. trial

By Delon Shurtz on April 3rd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man was not always truthful when he testified at his sexual assault trial in February, and his evidence was intended “to paint himself in a better light with the court,” a judge ruled Wednesday. Justice Vaughan Hartigan said Ivan Iain Palmer was not a credible witness, and the Lethbridge Court of ... Read More »

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