August 4th, 2021

Local News

Galt Museum collecting history of pandemic

By Tim Kalinowski on July 23rd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Learning its own lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Galt Museum and Archives is putting a new emphasis on understanding the history being made today, says Galt CEO and executive director Darrin Martens. “Everyday we are contributing to the history of our community, and of our culture,” he says. “It is imperative that ... Read More »

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LCI teacher taking the court at Tokyo Olympics

By Herald on July 22nd, 2021

Dale Woodard – Lethbridge Herald It’s been a delayed year in the making, but Ross Bekkering is finally on the Olympic stage. And the Taber native who will take the court as part of the Netherlands three-on-three basketball team is hoping his Tokyo Olympics experience will be a slam dunk. “To be honest, there are ... Read More »

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Crow Chief sentenced to eight years for shooting

By Delon Shurtz on July 22nd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Cindy Day Rider is still living in a nightmare, more than a year after her younger brother was shot and nearly killed while he slept beside his girlfriend. “I can still remember that night vividly,” Day Rider said Tuesday in Lethbridge provincial court, where she read aloud her victim impact statement during the ... Read More »

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Judge reserves sentencing for impaired driver who ran over woman

By Delon Shurtz on July 22nd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge woman who ran over another woman with her car two years ago, knows she’s going to jail, but not for how long. The Crown recommended during a hearing Tuesday in Lethbridge provincial court that Jessica Lee Gearing receive a sentence between one year and 15 months, while defence suggested a sentence ranging from ... Read More »

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The Nikkei Way documentary explores Japanese Canadian heritage in Lethbridge

By Dale Woodard on July 22nd, 2021

Kynan Gordon’s documentary is one that hits close to home for him. Working alongside fellow producer and best friend Arjan Gill, the duo’s project, The Nikkei Way, was recently released through the Telus Storyhive documentary edition. The documentary is a journey through the eyes of a group of Japanese Canadians in Lethbridge, exploring their heritage, ... Read More »

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Niitsitapi Experience shares Blackfoot history and traditions

By Al Beeber on July 22nd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Visitors to Fort Whoop-Up on Wednesday had a chance to learn about Indigenous traditions and practises in a program run by the Galt Museum & Archives. Niitsitapi Experience will also run Aug. 18 and 25 at the fort. Natasha Gray, the fort site co-ordinator, said Wednesday the event was a chance for the ... Read More »

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Piikani Nation launches challenge against review panel decision on Grassy Mountain coalmine

By Tim Kalinowski on July 22nd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Piikani First Nation will be launching a legal challenge against the decision of the Joint Review Panel which found the Grassy Mountain coalmine was not in the public interest. In the affidavit filed with the courts on July 16, the Piikani First Nation said the Joint Review Panel should have given more ... Read More »

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New affordable housing projects announced for Lethbridge

By Tim Kalinowski on July 22nd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada announced two new affordable housing projects for seniors and Indigenous women and children in Lethbridge. Alberta Seniors and Housing Minister Josephine Pon took part in two groundbreaking ceremonies, one in Coulee Creek and one near Blackfoot Lodge, on Monday alongside Minister of Indigenous Relations ... Read More »

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Justice minister makes pitch for pepper spray, accepts LPS action plan

By Herald on July 21st, 2021

Al Beeber – Lethbridge Herald Alberta’s justice minister wants the federal government to let citizens carry pepper spray to protect themselves from crime. Kaycee Madu told media assembled on the steps of the Lethbridge Courthouse Wednesday he has sent a letter to the federal government asking Ottawa to allow people to carry capsaicin spray. He ... Read More »

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Adaptive water ski clinic helps get everyone out on the water

By Lethbridge Herald on July 21st, 2021

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com An adaptive water ski clinic for disabled skiers will hit the water tonight. Taking place on the east end of Stafford Lake, the Learn To Waterski Camp in partnership with Water Ski Wakeboard Alberta will allow seven disabled athletes to test their skills in the sport. “It’s a Learn To ... Read More »

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Local documentary pays homage to vanishing prairie grain elevators

By Lethbridge Herald on July 21st, 2021

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald For Erin Chase, they were highway markers on her childhood road trips. When they gradually started to disappear, she knew she wanted to tell their story. Thanks to a grant from Telus Storyhive, Chase was able to put together a documentary, The Vanishing Skyline, paying homage to the grain elevator, once ... Read More »

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