September 20th, 2019

Local News

Japanese Garden hosting annual Golden Maple Reception

By Bobinec, Greg on September 18th, 2019

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, in partnership with the Nikkei Memory Capture Project, the University of Lethbridge and the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs (SACPA), will be amalgamating the stories of local Japanese Canadian visionaries who changed the face of post-war Lethbridge. The Golden Maple Reception, Nikka Yuko’s annual fundraising ... Read More »

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Standoff man facing weapons charges

By Kuhl, Nick on September 18th, 2019

Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge Police have charged a 37-year-old man with weapons offences. On Tuesday at approximately 6:40 a.m., police responded to a report of several men outside the Supervised Consumption Site passing around a machete. Police located one of the men, matching the description, a short distance away. He was found to be in possession ... Read More »

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City council proclaims Oct. 4 ‘Sisters in Spirit Day’

By Kalinowski, Tim on September 18th, 2019

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com City council voted unanimously to allow Mayor Chris Spearman to proclaim Oct. 4 “Sisters in Spirit Day” to honour and remember murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls in Lethbridge. The proclamation motion was sponsored by Coun. Belinda Crowson during Monday’s public meeting at the request of the Sisters in ... Read More »

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Suspects sought in robbery near Galt Gardens

By Kuhl, Nick on September 18th, 2019

Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge Police are investigating a street robbery after cash was allegedly stolen from a woman near Galt Gardens. On Tuesday at approximately 1:48 a.m., police responded to a report of a robbery. A 53-year-old woman reported she had been confronted by two unknown women earlier in the evening near 7 Street and 1 ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat to shut down 2,000 shallow gas wells

By Kuhl, Nick on September 18th, 2019

Collin Gallant Southern Alberta Newspapers – Medicine Hat cgallant@medicinehatnews.com Medicine Hat city councillors say it’s a sad day to approve shutting down 2,000 shallow gas wells – the symbol of bounty and the enterprising nature of the city – but insist the time is now to stem losses, and “do what’s right” by properly closing ... Read More »

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Accused seeks bail in manslaughter trial

By Shurtz, Delon on September 18th, 2019

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge manslaughter trial against two men has taken an abrupt detour while lawyers try to convince the judge to free their clients on bail. With the six-week trial for Simon Danny Scout and Rylan James Twigg not even half over, Scout’s lawyer, Vincent Guinan, argued Tuesday to have his ... Read More »

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U of L Students’ Union launches Get Out the Vote

By Bobinec, Greg on September 18th, 2019

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com With the call of the upcoming federal election, the University of Lethbridge Students’ Union (ULSA) has launched the Get Out the Vote campaign to empower students to make their ballot count on election day. The ULSA hosted a variety of events through the Get Out the Vote campaign during the ... Read More »

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City council proclaims Oct. 4 ‘Sisters in Spirit Day’

By Lethbridge Herald on September 17th, 2019

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com City council voted unanimously to allow Mayor Chris Spearman to proclaim Oct. 4 “Sisters in Spirit Day” to honour and remember murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls in Lethbridge. The proclamation motion was sponsored by Coun. Belinda Crowson during Monday’s public meeting at the request of the Sisters in ... Read More »

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City adopts ‘Oki’ as official greeting

By Lethbridge Herald on September 17th, 2019

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com City council voted unanimously on Monday to adopt the Blackfoot word “Oki” as the official greeting of the City of Lethbridge. The word, which means “Welcome” or “Greetings” in English, will soon appear on all formal branding associated with the City, and will be highly visible at public functions and ... Read More »

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Needle books and pin cushions

By Submitted Article on September 17th, 2019

By Hannah Stephenson Sewing is one of the oldest survival skills and textile arts in human cultures. Different cultures and groups have different techniques of sewing and stitching that change over time. The first sewing machine was patented in 1790 by BarthŽlemy Thimonnier. Isaac Singer further refined the technology of sewing machines in the 1850s. ... Read More »

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Blackfoot language on ‘endangered’ list: actor

By Mabell, Dave on September 17th, 2019

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Vital knowledge and oral history of the Blackfoot peoples may be lost forever if action isn’t taken soon, a Lethbridge audience was warned Monday. But we have the technology to preserve some of it, actor Eugene Brave Rock pointed out. Younger members of First Nations don’t need anything more elaborate ... Read More »

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