July 5th, 2020

Local News

$27.8M for Exhibition

By Kalinowski, Tim on July 2nd, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Exhibition Park Exolution upgrade got a super charge from the provincial government to help transform it into a world-class agrifood hub right here in Lethbridge. Premier Jason Kenney and Agriculture Minister Devin Dreeshan announced $27.8 million in funding for the project at a special press conference at the park’s ... Read More »

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Second part of YMCA reopening set for July 18

By Jensen, Randy on July 2nd, 2020

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com YMCA Lethbridge announced the second part of their public opening as part of the provincial phases of reopening from COVID-19. Starting on July 18, the gym and fitness centre are set to open, along with the aquatic centre, as long as repairs on the facility are completed by that time. ... Read More »

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Canada Day brings visitors to Galt, Fort

By Jensen, Randy on July 2nd, 2020

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com Although COVID-19 restricted many events and gatherings for Canada Day, many families took to local historic sites that recently opened to celebrate and learn about Canadian history. On a normal Canada Day, Fort Whoop-Up is a popular venue for families, but with some changes and limited space, the Fort was ... Read More »

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Making the best of COVID Canada Day

By Jensen, Randy on July 2nd, 2020

Chalk art in Downtown Lethbridge; Raymond hosts reverse parade Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com With COVID-19 halting almost all Canada Day events throughout southern Alberta, community organizations found ways to keep communities connected for the nation’s celebration. The Lethbridge Downtown BRZ heard about the City of Lethbridge cancelling its Canada Day celebrations and still wanted ... Read More »

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Aggies take Grow the Future Gala online, raise $10,000

By Submitted Article on July 2nd, 2020

SUBMITTED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE The Grow the Future Gala could not be held in person this spring, so the University of Lethbridge Agricultural Students’ Society (The Aggies) went online and still managed to raise $10,000 to donate to the local non-profit organization Agriculture for Life. The Aggies annually present their Grow the Future ... Read More »

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Province announces $27.8 million for agri-food hub at Exhibition Park

By Lethbridge Herald on June 30th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Exhibition Park Exolution upgrade got a super charge from the provincial government to help transform it into a world class agrifood hub right here in Lethbridge.Premier Jason Kenney and Agriculture Minister Devin Dreeshan announced $27.8 million in funding for the project at a special press conference at the park’s ... Read More »

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Longtime Holy Spirit trustee, administrator Terry O’Donnell passes away

By Jensen, Randy on June 30th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD The Holy Spirit Catholic School Division has announced the passing of Terry O’Donnell on Saturday, surrounded by his family. “We are devastated to have lost him so quickly, but also thank God for calling him home so peacefully,” said his wife, Sue, in a release on the school division’s website. O’Donnell was a ... Read More »

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$10K grant came at perfect time for Honkers owner

By Jensen, Randy on June 30th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lethbridge business Honkers Pub & Eatery is one of 62 grant recipients of $10,000 each announced on Monday by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce from its Canadian Business Resilience Network Small Business Relief Fund. “We are so thrilled and honoured to be a recipient of the grant from the Canadian Business Resilience Network ... Read More »

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Programmable lighting systems require permits

By Jensen, Randy on June 30th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD The City of Lethbridge says programmable, coloured lighting can be a great way to have a year-round festive atmosphere at your home. But, did you know they have to be installed by a licensed electrician and inspected by the City to be deemed safe and meet the requirements of the Canadian Electrical Code? ... Read More »

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Waterton ready for Canada Day visitors

By Jensen, Randy on June 30th, 2020

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald -waterton gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com With the delayed openings of national and provincial parks this year due to COVID-19, Waterton Lakes National Park is hoping area residents will head to the park on Canada Day for a proper national celebration. Since the opening of the park on June 1, visitation has been limited, but ... Read More »

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Anna McLaren: From waitress to labour leader

By Submitted Article on June 30th, 2020

Bobbie Fox Lethbridge’s history has many examples of amazing women who have affected change in our community. One such woman was Anna MacLaren, who was a waitress at the Ritz CafŽ in 1946 when she became publicly involved with the Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union. She started as the union’s secretary but quickly became the ... Read More »

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