October 20th, 2020

Local News

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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Supporters speak out in favour of LOPS

By Lethbridge Herald on October 15th, 2020

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald A media gathering for the Lethbridge Overdose Prevention Society was once again met with opposition Thursday afternoon. In their ongoing battle with Lethbridge’s opioid crisis, the LOPS held an event Thursday at London Road Park featuring a variety of speakers and members of the medical field to speak on behalf of ... Read More »

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Residents urged to remain diligent during pandemic

By Woodard, Dale on October 15th, 2020

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald As COVID-19 cases hit triple digits in Lethbridge, the City of Lethbridge is asking residents to remain diligent in the face of the pandemic. As of Wednesday, Lethbridge showed active COVID cases at 112 – including 52 new cases over the long weekend and another 22 Wednesday – putting Lethbridge on ... Read More »

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Man facing sex assault charges still hasn’t retained a lawyer

By Shurtz, Delon on October 15th, 2020

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A southern Alberta man who wants to withdraw his guilty plea to several sex offences still hasn’t retained a lawyer, despite repeated warnings from a judge. Gary James Lippa has been ordered to contact Legal Aid before he officially applies to change his plea to not guilty on charges of ... Read More »

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AHS launches Indigenous Patient Navigator program

By Jensen, Randy on October 15th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com In an effort to improve Indigenous patient outcomes and help bridge some of the trust gaps which exist between local Indigenous peoples and the health-care system, the Alberta Health Services South Zone launched its Indigenous Patient Navigator program on Wednesday. “It has been a long time coming, having worked with ... Read More »

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22 new COVID cases in Lethbridge

By Jensen, Randy on October 15th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lethbridge’s COVID-19 active case total increased by 22 in the past 24 hours and now sits at 112. The total includes 41 active cases in south Lethbridge, 37 in north Lethbridge and 34 in west. The good news is there was finally an uptick in recovered cases in the city. After sitting stagnant ... Read More »

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City launches river valley survey

By Jensen, Randy on October 15th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The City of Lethbridge wants all residents to take part in an online survey to determine how the river valley area will balance recreation and conservation going forward into the next generation. “We are going to have a public engagement survey that is going to be distributed via Canada Post ... Read More »

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Man sentenced to 15 months for assault

By Shurtz, Delon on October 15th, 2020

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 29-year-old Lethbridge man, who in a drunken rage randomly attacked another man outside a city apartment building, has received a 15-month jail sentence. Abdalla Hassan Ibrahim attacked the man Sept. 22, 2019, after he asked Ibrahim for a cigarette. Ibrahim, who is the larger of the two men, pushed ... Read More »

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Nobel Peace Prize-winning WFP continues to make a difference

By Lethbridge Herald on October 14th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The recent announcement that the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the recipient of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize is a recognition that much of the world’s hunger is directly attributable to armed conflicts raging around the world with an estimated 80 per cent of the world’s malnourished children ... Read More »

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SACPA session to discuss World Food Programme

By Jensen, Randy on October 14th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday’s Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs online session will focus on World Food Day and addressing global hunger in a time of COVID. Friday is World Food Day and this year’s theme of the Food & Agriculture Organization is: Grow, Nourish, Sustain Together. However, this is no ordinary World Food Day as ... Read More »

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