January 22nd, 2021

Local News

Coal lease pause not enough, say groups

By Tim Kalinowski on January 20th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Southern Alberta conservation groups and some public officials are welcoming the UCP government’s announcement that it will be putting a pause on new coal leases in the Eastern Slopes and cancelling new offerings on 11 leases with the Oldman River headwaters, but stress this gesture does little to address the many more lease ... Read More »

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Downtown Lethbridge appoints new director

By Lethbridge Herald on January 19th, 2021

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com Downtown Lethbridge BRZ has welcomed Tulene Steiestol in her appointment as its new executive director. With extensive experience in developing and delivering community-focused and business-driven strategic marketing campaigns, events, festivals and community initiatives that address, support and enhance business sustainability and growth, the Downtown BRZ says Steistol will make a ... Read More »

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Hearing to set trial date delayed

By Delon Shurtz on January 19th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A hearing to set a trial date for a woman accused of arranging a brutal attack on a younger boy has been delayed, and won’t be scheduled until next month. Calgary lawyer Andre Ouellette was expected to confirm a trial date Monday in Lethbridge provincial court for Trinity Savard, who faces one count ... Read More »

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Chamber pleased with limited reopening

By LETHBRIDGE HERALD on January 19th, 2021

With the Government of Alberta easing some public health restrictions on Monday, the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce is applauding their resolve in implementing expanded supports and a measured reopening. The province is allowing businesses offering personal and wellness services to reopen by appointment only. In addition, up to 10 people will be allowed to gather ... Read More »

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Blood Reserve under new health measures

By Greg Bobinec on January 19th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDgbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com The Blood Reserve is under new public health measures, following an announcement from Chief Roy Fox and Director of Emergency Management Rick Soup on Friday, in response to the rise in COVID-19 cases. As of Jan. 4 there were only three active cases, with the most recent reported numbers as of Monday now ... Read More »

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Family facing financial issues after health crisis

By Nikki Jameson on January 19th, 2021

Sunny South News A Picture Butte family is facing significant bills after experiencing an unexpected medical emergency. Pierre and Sylvia Nieuwoudt and their three children have lived in Picture Butte since October, 2017, when they moved to the area from South Africa thanks to work permits. The family applied to renew their work permits in ... Read More »

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More jail time for man who tried to flee police

By Delon Shurtz on January 19th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man who attempted to flee from police in a stolen vehicle will have to spend a few more weeks in custody, even though he hoped to be released last week. Anthony Douglas Johnston had hoped Judge Kristin Ailsby would agree with a defence recommendation last week for a sentence of 13 ... Read More »

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Roxy Theatre fundraising campaign in final stretch

By LETHBRIDGE HERALD on January 19th, 2021

The Act One fundraising campaign by Crowsnest Cando to purchase the Roxy Theatre in the historic downtown of Coleman is in its final stretch as they work to raise $50,000 to purchase the multi-use community facility. Crowsnest Cando has a goal of raising $50,000 by Jan. 26, to close on purchasing the building. To date, ... Read More »

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College providing additional financial help to students

By LETHBRIDGE HERALD on January 19th, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Lethbridge College is reaching out to aid their students affected by the unprecedented financial challenges brought on by the pandemic. In the Fall 2020 semester, the college made available $200,000 of emergency funding to students to assist them in continuing from the Fall semester to Winter semester. Necessary funding has ... Read More »

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City real estate market a study in contrasts

By Lethbridge Herald on January 18th, 2021

Almost like a tale of two cities, Lethbridge’s real estate sectors diverged from one another in remarkable ways in 2020. On the commercial side of things, as might be expected with the severe economic impacts of COVID-19 and ongoing public health restrictions, last year was a fairly bleak year. New home starts were also sharply ... Read More »

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Blue Monday the most depressing day

By Herald on January 18th, 2021

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Fighting the winter blahs on Blue Monday  means seeking out support, and connecting with friends and family, says registered psychologist and University of Lethbridge counsellor Carly Sharpe. “People are social animals, and we have to connect with others,” she says, “and I know it is really hard in a pandemic right ... Read More »

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