September 20th, 2019

Local News

Applications being accepted for Community Priorities, Henry S. Varley Fund grants

By Bobinec, Greg on September 17th, 2019

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherlad.com The Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta is accepting grant applications for their Community Priorities and Henry S. Varley Fund for Rural Life granting programs. The Community Priorities granting program is the Community Foundation’s largest granting initiative, with more than $400,000 being awarded annually from this fund to support ... Read More »

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Smile Cookie campaign to benefit CRH Foundation

By Bobinec, Greg on September 17th, 2019

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com The annual Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign is returning to Lethbridge this month, with the full $1 from every Smile Cookie sold supporting the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation in Lethbridge. Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign supports 550 charities across Canada including hospitals and community programs, including the Chinook Regional Hospital ... Read More »

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Cyclist injured in collision with truck

By Kuhl, Nick on September 17th, 2019

Lethbridge Herald A 13-year-old cyclist was injured Friday night following a collision with a motor vehicle on the southside. At approximately 8 p.m. Friday, Lethbridge Police responded to a report of a vehicle collision with a cyclist along Dieppe Boulevard South. Police said, in a news release Monday, that an investigation determined a 64-year-old man ... Read More »

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Man facing charges in alleged weekend attacks in northside alleys

By Kuhl, Nick on September 17th, 2019

Lethbridge Herald A 36-year-old man is facing a number of charges after two weekend incidents where men were allegedly attacked in northside alleys. Lethbridge Police officials say an investigation determined at approximately 9:45 p.m. Saturday, a 37-year-old man was walking in the alley along the 500 block of 13 Street North when a red truck ... Read More »

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City Reconciliation flag raised during rally at city hall

By Mabell, Dave on September 17th, 2019

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Learning to understand a First Nations language is important as Canadians pursue Truth and Reconciliation objectives. And Lethbridge is taking some first steps, participants at a downtown rally learned Monday. The greeting word “Oki” is being recognized as a part of Lethbridge conversation, Mayor Chris Spearman said during a flag-raising ... Read More »

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Council approves transitional home

By Lethbridge Herald on September 16th, 2019

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com City council voted 5-2 in favour of allowing Streets Alive to build a 20-bed transitional housing facility in Scenic Heights South, despite the strenuous objections of property owners in the neighbourhood. About 60 people assembled in the city hall gallery to express their views both for or against having the ... Read More »

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Well-known Lethbridge banjo player dead at 91

By Jensen, Randy on September 16th, 2019

Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge has lost its best-known banjo player. Clark Figenshau died last week, at 91. For many years, Figenshau was recognized as the busker who welcomed everyone to the Lethbridge Farmers Market. He dressed for the role, complete with colourful band uniform and straw hat. But Figenshau played guitar most of his life, friends ... Read More »

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Tattoo enthusiasts, artists gather for Tattoo Weekend

By Bobinec, Greg on September 16th, 2019

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com Whether its a small piece hidden away, or a body covered in collaborative art, tattoo enthusiasts and artists came together over the weekend for three days of inking, for the 12th annual Windy City Lethbridge Tattoo Weekend. Exhibition Park’s main pavilion was filled with dozens of artists with a wide ... Read More »

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Ingram offers insight about the human brain

By Bobinec, Greg on September 16th, 2019

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com The University of Lethbridge welcomed hundreds of interested people to the campus over the weekend to see and experience all things possible in the new Science Commons building during the Big Bang Grand Opening Weekend. Throughout the weekend, people were able to explore and learn about all of the research ... Read More »

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No shortage of fun, activities at Lethbridge College Coulee Fest

By Bobinec, Greg on September 16th, 2019

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge College welcomed hundreds of people to its campus on Saturday for Coulee Fest, an afternoon full of interactive activities, food, live entertainment and more. This year, the college celebrated the 50th anniversary of two programs, the School of Justice Studies and Nursing. Each program, along with many others, had ... Read More »

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Odd couple shares spotlight at Pet and Comic Expo at Exhibition Park

By Bobinec, Greg on September 16th, 2019

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com An odd blend of two different worlds made for an entertaining event, as the Pet and Comic Expo returned to Exhibition Park over the weekend. In one half of the pavilion, pet rescues and pet suppliers displayed their products and puppies that were up for adoption. The comic side of ... Read More »

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