August 17th, 2018

Local News

Galt Railway Park offering ‘Ticket to Ride’

By Kalinowski, Tim on August 12th, 2018

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Great Canadian Plains Railway Society cordially invites you to be their guest for a unique railway adventure at the Galt Historic Railway Park for its “Ticket to Ride” events on Aug. 18 and Aug. 25. “We have a tour given by our summer tour guides,” explains Bill Hillen, treasurer ... Read More »

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From the oven to the smoker

By Lethbridge Herald on August 11th, 2018

Lethbridge Herald A change in the wind overnight brought thick smoke into southwestern Alberta Saturday from wildfires burning in British Columbia and prompted Health Canada to issue a special air quality warning for the region. According to Health Canada’s Air Quality Health Index, Lethbridge and area ranked eight out of 10 for severity of conditions at one ... Read More »

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Stabbing case adjourned

By Shurtz, Delon on August 11th, 2018

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Two of three people charged in relation to a double stabbing in the city a week ago made a brief appearance Friday in Lethbridge provincial court. Nicholas Blaine Heavy Runner and Tia Ronel Bare Shin Bone appeared by closed-circuit TV from the Lethbridge Correctional Centre, but their matters were simply ... Read More »

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City council to ask police for public safety strategy for opioid crisis

By Schnarr, J.W. on August 11th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Hoping to get a jump on a discussion bound to happen during end-of-year budget deliberations, Lethbridge City Council will ask the Lethbridge Police Commission to come forward with one or more strategies to provide an enhanced model of public safety in dealing with the opioid crisis. Coun. Joe Mauro and ... Read More »

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One killed in highway crash near Taber

By Schnarr, J.W. on August 11th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald – TABER jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com One person was killed and another injured in a two-vehicle collision early Friday morning north of Taber. Shortly after 6:40 a.m. on Friday, Taber/Vauxhall RCMP and Municipal District of Taber Fire Department, Community Peace Officers, and EMS attended to the scene of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 36 ... Read More »

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Feds pressed to help beef producers

By Schnarr, J.W. on August 11th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Federal Conservatives pressed the federal government for action to help Canadian beef producers this week, and Lethbridge MP Rachael Harder was leading the charge. Harder and 32 other Conservative MPs wrote to the finance minister urging the government to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership as soon ... Read More »

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Drug charges earn 30 months in prison

By Shurtz, Delon on August 11th, 2018

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man caught with drugs and weapons twice in only two months has been sent to prison. Bradley Paskiuski was sentenced Friday in Lethbridge provincial court to 30 months in a federal penitentiary after he pleaded guilty to two counts of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking and ... Read More »

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Hopkins caps off City career

By Schnarr, J.W. on August 11th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com At the close of Tuesday’s city council meeting, a torch was officially passed at city call. The meeting marked the last official council meeting for Kathy Hopkins, interim city manager. When council meets again in two weeks, new city manager Bramwell Strain will be sitting in that chair. Hopkins finished ... Read More »

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Evacuation alert issued for MD of Pincher Creek

By Schnarr, J.W. on August 11th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com An evacuation alert was issued Friday afternoon for the Municipal District of Pincher Creek as a proactive step due to the Sage Creek Forest Fire. As of Friday afternoon the fire had not yet crossed into Alberta. An evacuation alert was issued to residents of Castle Mountain Resort, West Castle ... Read More »

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Hottest day ever

By Lethbridge Herald on August 10th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com So, Lethbridge, how about this heat? The current heat wave across southern Alberta went out with a bang after Lethbridge hit a record-breaking 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) for a few hours Friday afternoon. According to Environment Canada, the average high for Aug. 10 is 26.2 C. The record high ... Read More »

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Interfaith looks to provide lunch kits for lower-income students

By Mabell, Dave on August 10th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Parents, rejoice! Less than one month until school starts! And Lethbridge service agencies are already planning to make that back-to-school experience easier for lower-income families. The Interfaith Food Bank has launched a drive to provide lunch kits to 1,200 girls and boys next month. Since 2013, points out Interfaith executive ... Read More »

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