June 19th, 2018

Local News

Hoops remain for pot legalization

By Mabell, Dave on June 15th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com It’s another step forward. But many more will be needed before Canadians can legally buy recreational marijuana. Canada’s Senate gave its approval this week to a government bill that would end 95 years of prohibition. But it added close to 50 amendments, which the federal Liberal government has reduced. Now, ... Read More »

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City awards grants to 15 local non-profit groups

By Schnarr, J.W. on June 15th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Fifteen local non-profit groups have been awarded grants for a number of community projects. During their regular meeting on Monday, city council awarded matching grants totalling $460,148. The money will be used to support capital enhancement projects for community-use facilities and is part of the annual Community Capital Project Grant. ... Read More »

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Bequest a ‘hidden treasure’

By Schnarr, J.W. on June 15th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Selected pieces of the largest gift of art and cultural properties ever received by the University of Lethbridge are now on display in the U of L Art Gallery. On Thursday, the Dr. Margaret (Marmie) Perkins Hess collection was presented with a select number of works on exhibit. The collection ... Read More »

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Bird to be sentenced today

By Shurtz, Delon on June 15th, 2018

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com It’s been nearly two years since Denzel Dre Bird viciously attacked and sexually assaulted a Lethbridge woman as she walked to work one fall morning. But after months of hearings and numerous court adjournments, Bird will finally learn today how long he’s going to spend in prison. Judge Jerry LeGrandeur ... Read More »

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Man expected to plead guilty to attempted murder

By Shurtz, Delon on June 15th, 2018

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 28-year-old man accused of trying to kill his elderly parents earlier this year is expected to enter guilty pleas when he returns to court next month. The case was in Lethbridge provincial court Thursday where defence lawyer Greg White said he had spoken to his client, Nigel Kyle Vermeulen, ... Read More »

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Part of Whoop-Up Drive closed

By Kuhl, Nick on June 15th, 2018

Lethbridge Whoop-Up Drive will be closed in both directions, from McMaster Boulevard to the MŽtis Trail roundabout, starting at 9 a.m. today, weather permitting. The closure is required to complete asphalt construction in the area, says the City of Lethbridge. The road is expected to reopen on Sunday... Read More »

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Harbour House shares in donations

By Sulz, Dave on June 15th, 2018

LETHBRIDGE HERALD YWCA Harbour House, Lethbridge was among 20 charities in Alberta, B.C., Saskatchewan and Ontario sharing more than $17,000 in donations from Paris Jewellers as a result of the Alberta-founded company’s pay-it-forward program. The initiative included providing customers the opportunity to purchase an exclusive necklace curated for Mother’s Day. One hundred per cent of ... Read More »

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Taber One Horse Town finalist

By Kuhl, Nick on June 15th, 2018

Lethbridge Herald – Taber Country stars Dallas Smith, Tim Hicks and Kira Isabella could be coming to Taber later this year. That’s if the town wins the Coors Banquet One Horse Town Contest. Taber is one of six towns across Canada that have been named as a contest finalist. The others are Miramichi, N.B., Portage ... Read More »

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More honours for college magazine

By Mabell, Dave on June 15th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Yet again, Lethbridge College’s promotional magazine has won international acclaim. For the fourth time over the last five years, Wider Horizons has been named North America’s best community college magazine. The recognition comes from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, based in Washington, D.C. The organization holds the ... Read More »

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‘Not Another Needle Rally’ today at city hall

By Schnarr, J.W. on June 15th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A rally is planned for today to protest ongoing needle debris issues in the community. Beginning at 7:30 a.m. and going until 1:30 p.m., local residents are being asked to come to city hall for “Not Another Needle Rally,” hosted by the Facebook page “Lethbridge Needle Support Group.” Organizers are ... Read More »

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Summer Reading Club to the rescue

By Sulz, Dave on June 15th, 2018

SUBMITTED ARTICLE The summer slide. Sounds fun, right? The term, also known as summer learning loss, actually refers to students forgetting how to read, spell and do math over the two-month summer break. Summer Reading Club to the rescue! The Nanton Thelma Fanning Library hosts a weekly program every Wednesday from July 4 to mid-August. ... Read More »

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