August 4th, 2021

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Micro-zone irrigation aims to save in-demand water

By Tim Kalinowski on July 24th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Farming Smarter hosted a very timely session on micro-zone irrigation at its Plot Hop event earlier this week. The featured speaker to address this topic was Cam Cote, founder of InteliRain- a company which designs precision irrigation systems for turf and agriculture. Cote put the problem succinctly to participants at the Plot Hop ... Read More »

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Candidate looking for transparency, growth and performance on city council

By Tim Kalinowski on July 24th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge-based entrepreneur and libertarian thinker Dale P. Leier recently announced his bid to run for a city council seat in this fall’s municipal election. “I think council needs to be more transparent,” he says. “The three key planks of my platform are transparency, growth and performance. Are we getting value for money? Are ... Read More »

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Man sentenced for assault and shoplifting

By Delon Shurtz on July 24th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Calgary man who became violent after he stopped taking his medication has received a two-month jail sentence. Blaine Meakin was sentenced Friday in Lethbridge court, where he pleaded guilty to several counts of assault and a charge of shoplifting. He was also placed on probation for a year and fined $500. Court was ... Read More »

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‘Bittersweet’: Summer Games cancellation leads to Legacy Fund to help non-profits

By Dale Woodard on July 24th, 2021

Out a disappointing development comes a helping hand for local non-profit groups. With the cancellation of the 2020 Alberta Summer Games due to the COVID-19 pandemic – and again in 2021 when it was postponed – the Lethbridge 2020 Alberta Summer Games Society has announced the 2020 Games Legacy Fund designed to support not-for-profit sport ... Read More »

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City celebrates local athletes competing at Tokyo Olympics

By Herald on July 23rd, 2021

Dale Woodard – Lethbridge Herald A single medal has yet to be doled out at the Tokyo Games, but Lethbridge has already put in a podium performance. Celebrating southern Alberta’s presence at this year’s game was the event Friday morning in a ceremony at the Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden. With a host of former local ... Read More »

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Retraction

By Herald on July 23rd, 2021

In the July 23 edition of the Lethbridge Herald coverage of Bridget Mearns’ mayoralty announcement, there were some unfounded comments and inferences by Herald reporter Tim Kalinowski regarding Blaine Hyggen and his political affiliations. The Herald regrets the wording and inference, there is no evidence to suggest any direct or indirect support from any provincial ... Read More »

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Warrant issued for court no-show

By Delon Shurtz on July 23rd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a 32-year-old woman accused of robbing a taxi driver and stealing his car nearly two years ago. It’s at least the second time an arrest warrant has been issued for Kimberly Mae Eagle Speaker, who failed to attend court last August and was later arrested. ... Read More »

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Former city councillor Mearns joins the race for mayor

By Tim Kalinowski on July 23rd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com A major piece of the race to fill the Mayor’s seat moved onto the board as former two-term city councillor and BILD Lethbridge executive office Bridget Mearns announced she will be seeking the highest elected office in the city this fall. “Four years ago, I decided to leave city council after serving two ... Read More »

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Young offender sentenced to jail for part in group attack on teenager

By Delon Shurtz on July 23rd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com An 18-year-old man who was only 16 when he and a group of friends attacked and brutally beat another teenager, has been sent to jail. The man, who can’t be identified because he was a youth at the time of the offence, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lethbridge provincial court to one count of ... Read More »

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Re-Imagine Downtown Activation Grants announced

By Al Beeber on July 23rd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com The new Re-Imagine Downtown Activation Grant is going to help 11 initiatives this summer. The grant recipients were announced Thursday morning across from Casa at Lighthouse restaurant. The grant money is designed to “support businesses, entrepreneurs, organizations and community-minded individuals in implementing initiatives, events and/or programs that seek to activate vacant, under-utilized and ... Read More »

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Farming Smarter back in the field

By Tim Kalinowski on July 23rd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Farming Smarter held its first in person Plot Hop in over a year at its compound on Thursday. The event, which has participants being driven around in a wagon to various test plots to learn about the results of Farming Smarter’s extension research projects geared toward helping solve problems encountered in everyday management ... Read More »

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