March 20th, 2019

Local News

New trial date set for rural theft suspect

By Shurtz, Delon on March 16th, 2019

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A new trial date has been set for a 35-year-old man facing charges in connection with a police chase near Vulcan almost a year ago. It’s the fourth time Tyrone Michael Emblau has been scheduled for trial on some 18 charges. The trial was initially set to run last October, ... Read More »

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Province announces funding for Hwy. 3 bridge replacement

By Lethbridge Herald on March 15th, 2019

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Heraldtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The city of Lethbridge will be getting a new bridge — but not a third  bridge. Alberta Transportation Minister Brian Mason made the announcement  Friday morning at Lethbridge City Hall that his government would be  spending $100 million to replace the existing bridge across Highway 3  by 2022. “Our government is committed ... Read More »

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Weapons sentence sparks appeal

By Shurtz, Delon on March 15th, 2019

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A former Lethbridge man sent to prison earlier this year for shooting up a westside residential area is appealing his sentence. And so is the Crown. Jesse Dallas Hills is appealing his three-and-a-half-year federal sentence, claiming the sentencing judge imposed a sentence that is demonstrably unfit. His lawyer, Greg White ... Read More »

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Driving drunk not ‘suit’able for anyone

By Kalinowski, Tim on March 15th, 2019

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Struggling to stand on one leg, touch their noses or walk in a straight line, several members of the local media and public came out to Dunlop Ford Thursday morning to take part in the company’s “Drunk Suit Challenge” to help raise awareness of the issue of impaired driving in ... Read More »

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Rec facilities can receive energy efficiency funds

By Kalinowski, Tim on March 15th, 2019

Lethbridge Herald The Government of Alberta is providing $9 million under the Climate Leadership Plan to help municipalities cut energy costs and emissions by upgrading their recreation facilities with energy-efficient technology. The Recreation Energy Conservation Program provides up to $750,000 per municipality, and all municipalities in Alberta are eligible to participate. “Whether it’s for hockey ... Read More »

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Stabbing suspect pleads not guilty

By Shurtz, Delon on March 15th, 2019

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 30-year-old man accused of stabbing another man during a fight last year is headed for trial. William Edward Fick pleaded not guilty Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court to single counts of aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and two counts of breaching court orders. ... Read More »

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FUNdrive aids community radio

By Sulz, Dave on March 15th, 2019

Annual fundraiser to assist CKXU SUBMITTED ARTICLE From March 15-22, CKXU 88.3 FM is celebrating its week-long radio-telethon fundraiser, FUNdrive! FUNdrive is the time of year where CKXU collects donations from generous listeners and supporters in order to maintain general operations, fund capital projects, build resources in the community and grow as an organization. This ... Read More »

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Carbon tax support growing locally: poll

By Mabell, Dave on March 15th, 2019

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com As part of Canada’s response to climate change, carbon-use taxes are being collected across the nation. British Columbia was the first to take that initiative, which has now become a federal program as well. But a carbon tax remains a highly divisive issue in Alberta, with most people responding according ... Read More »

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Complete census before travelling

By Mabell, Dave on March 15th, 2019

Lethbridge Herald Taking a break in April? Census officials are asking Lethbridge residents to give them a call before leaving. City clerk Aletha Neufeld says calling her office before leaving will help them complete the task. “For those residents who travel south for the spring or who know they will be away during census collection ... Read More »

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Coulee Brew captures five medals at Alta. event

By Mabell, Dave on March 15th, 2019

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Maybe it’s the water. More likely, it’s the recipes and craftsmanship that won the judges’ approval. Coulee Brew earned five awards at the recent Alberta Beer Convention, including silver in “Brewery of the Year” competition. The Lethbridge business, just three years old, placed second to the longer-established Alley Kat brewery ... Read More »

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Model railroad open house this weekend

By Mabell, Dave on March 15th, 2019

Lethbridge Big or small – this weekend, southern Albertans can have a look at two ways to create a model railroad. While familiar “HO” sized trains will be running on one side of the building, members of the Southern Alberta Model Railway Club will be operating a smaller “N” scale layout on the other Saturday ... Read More »

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