April 22nd, 2024

Local News

College celebrates International Turban Day

By Lethbridge Herald on April 13th, 2024

Alejandra Pulido-Guzman Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge College community once again had an opportunity to learn all there is to know about turbans during their third annual International Turban Day event Friday.  Gurpreet Singh, president of the Sikh Society of Lethbridge, Alberta and Awalpreet Singh, president of the Sikh students of Lethbridge, Alberta Club at Lethbridge ... Read More »

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Palliser school division averts strike

By Lethbridge Herald on April 13th, 2024

Alejandra Pulido-Guzman LETHBRIDGE HERALD After a year of negotiations between the Palliser School Division and its teachers, an agreement has been reached and a strike averted.  Palliser was the last of 61 school divisions to reach agreement for the current term of bargaining, which extends back to September 2020. Collective bargaining for teachers in Alberta ... Read More »

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NDP hopeful Nenshi here today

By Lethbridge Herald on April 13th, 2024

Al Beeber LETHBRIDGE HERALD Naheed Nenshi is getting his first taste of partisan politics as he runs for the leadership of the Alberta NDP.  And today, the former Calgary mayor’s campaign brings him to Lethbridge for a two-hour stop at Essie’s Ballroom in the Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge on Scenic Drive South. He will be ... Read More »

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Indigenous author hopes to inspire readers

By Lethbridge Herald on April 12th, 2024

Steffanie Costigan Local Journalism Initiative Reporter First time author Pearl Long Time Squirrel will be doing a book reading of her new book “Sacred Bird” at Analog Books today. The reading starts at 1 p.m.  Long Time Squirrel said the inspiration for her novel came from a family story about an ancestor. “It’s based on ... Read More »

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Province investing millions in EMS system

By Lethbridge Herald on April 12th, 2024

Steffanie Costigan Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Alberta government announced on Thursday $35 million in funding over three years to assist with reducing emergency response times and support EMS workers.  “We will outline significant steps our government and partners are taking to enhance the emergency response capabilities and healthcare across Alberta, said Alberta Minister of ... Read More »

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Water report presented to committee

By Lethbridge Herald on April 12th, 2024

Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald The Oldman River reservoir is only about 32 per cent of capacity while the level of the St. Mary’s reservoir has increased to about 20 per cent full. These levels are despite recent snow and rainfall. Neither is anything close to normal, Economic and Finance Standing Policy Committee of Lethbridge city ... Read More »

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Probe school pays tribute to the Logan Boulet Effect

By Lethbridge Herald on April 12th, 2024

Alejandra Pulido-Guzman LETHBRIDGE HERALD Students and staff at Dr. Gerald B. Probe Elementary School gathered in the gymnasium on Thursday morning to learn about organ donation, the Logan Boulet Effect and Green Shirt Day.  This year for their Green Shirt Day assembly, students in Grade 1 and Grade 2 chose the example of a child ... Read More »

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Indecent act caught on video nets man jail and probation

By Lethbridge Herald on April 12th, 2024

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald A man who put on an adult-rated show for a home security camera has been put on probation for a year. Mark Brandon Vielle Spear Chief was also sentenced Wednesday in Lethbridge court of justice to 45 days in custody for committing an indecent act, but his sentence was deemed served ... Read More »

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Crime prevention association gives preview of conference

By Lethbridge Herald on April 12th, 2024

Steffanie Costigan Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association offered a preview  recently of its annual conference, “Pathways to Safe Communities Wellness and Resilience in times of change” that is happening in Calgary from May 6 to 8.  ACCPA hosted a virtual conference with speakers sharing varying topics on various issues relevant ... Read More »

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Police urge motorists to slow their roll

By Lethbridge Herald on April 11th, 2024

Alejandra Pulido-Guzman LETHBRIDGE HERALD The Lethbridge Police Services has partnered with #SlowYourRoll to remind motorists about the importance of slowing down and being alert of children playing.  #SlowYourRoll was founded by Chris DiPasquale in 2020 to get drivers to slow down, drive safely and be aware of children playing following the tragic death of 10-year-old ... Read More »

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SMRID allocates eight inches per acre to district farmers

By Lethbridge Herald on April 11th, 2024

Cal Braid LOCAL JOURNALISM INITIATIVE REPORTER The St. Mary Irrigation District held its annual general meeting last week at the Agri-Food Hub in Lethbridge and the water allocation for growers was finalized. The District’s irrigation season is scheduled to begin the second week of May and irrigators in the district have been allocated eight inches ... Read More »

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