October 20th, 2020

Local News

Taber police issue warrant for Lethbridge man after report of possible assault and abduction

By Herald on October 16th, 2020

Taber police have issued a warrant for a Lethbridge man after a report of a possible assault and abduction. Taber Police Service release: On October 15, 2020, at approximately 6:15pm, the Taber Police Service was advised of a possible assault and abduction involving the occupants of an older model Cutlass, which occurred near Coaldale. Taber ... Read More »

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Part of Stafford Dr. N. closed

By Jensen, Randy on October 16th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE Effective immediately, the southbound lanes of Stafford Drive North will be closed between 4 Avenue and 5 Avenue so crews can work on an emergency water main repair. Two-way traffic will be maintained in the northbound lanes. This work is expected to be completed by Wednesday, weather permitting. As this road closure may impact ... Read More »

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14 new active COVID cases for Lethbridge

By Jensen, Randy on October 16th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lethbridge has 14 new active cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours according to statistics released by Alberta Health Services on Thursday. North Lethbridge has 45 active cases, followed by south Lethbridge with 43 and west Lethbridge with 38. The number of recovered cases remained at 182. Lethbridge County has 43 active ... Read More »

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Car seats and the COVID-19 pandemic

By Submitted Article on October 16th, 2020

Lisa Doyle ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES October is Occupant Restraint Month, and with many sports such as hockey returning this season, safety guidelines have been developed to help prevent the risk of COVID-19 transmission. To save time, space and be prepared, some parents may be dressing their children in their gear at home ahead of time. ... Read More »

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Former ARCHES director says she was whistleblower

By Jensen, Randy on October 16th, 2020

Lethbridge Herald Former ARCHES (AIDS Outreach Community Harm Reduction Education Support Society) managing director Jill Manning has publicly stated she acted as a whistleblower who provided government officials with crucial information for their audit and other investigations related to the organization. In a statement posted to Facebook during an online discussion, which The Herald obtained ... Read More »

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Reinke recognizes Taber firm with award

By Sulz, Dave on October 16th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Reinke Manufacturing, a global leader in irrigation systems and technology, recently recognized RPH Irrigation in Taber with a five-year PLUS Program Longevity Award. Justin Bugg received the award in recognition of his dedication to maintaining a PLUS Program certification for five years. “Justin Bugg has shown great commitment to the Reinke PLUS Program ... Read More »

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Lethbridge College to host virtual open house on Oct. 21

By Jensen, Randy on October 16th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Anyone interested in pursuing a post-secondary education is invited to Lethbridge College’s Virtual Open House. Taking the place of the annual in-person Open House, the Virtual Open House will provide prospective students with live Zoom sessions where they can connect with college faculty and staff in an interactive setting that showcases all of ... Read More »

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Man charged in fatal highway crash back in custody

By Shurtz, Delon on October 16th, 2020

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man for whom police have been searching since he disappeared while on bail in June is back in jail after being arrested late last month. On Thursday Wesley Brian Phillips had his first court hearing in Lethbridge since his arrest in September. His matter was simply adjourned for ... Read More »

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The flights of the Zeppelins

By Submitted Article on October 16th, 2020

Walter Kerber LETHBRIDGE PHILATELIC SOCIETY Graf Zeppelin had been building airships since 1900. After the First World War, he produced LZ 126 airship, which was traded to the U.S. and renamed the SS Los Angeles. This allowed Zeppelin to build the LZ 127 in 1928, which was to transport 20 passengers in the lap of ... Read More »

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Group hopes gov’t will expand Hwy. 3 twinning plan

By Beeber, Al on October 16th, 2020

Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com With one stretch of Highway 3 approved for twinning, efforts are underway to convince the provincial government to expand the project. The Highway 3 Twinning Development Association said Wednesday it is urging the Alberta government to fund four other sections of the highway. The association wants four specific stretches of ... Read More »

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Assault suspect undergoing psychiatric assessment

By Shurtz, Delon on October 16th, 2020

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 28-year-old man accused of assaulting a couple of city business owners during an intoxicated frenzy in June is undergoing a psychiatric assessment. During a brief hearing Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court, defence explained Alan Edwin Valin was unable to attend court because he was involved in the assessment. The ... Read More »

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