April 11th, 2021

Local News

Donation adds splash to Magrath community pool

By Nikki Jamieson on April 1st, 2021

The Crowsnest Pass is already set in a beautiful evergreen-filled area of southwest Alberta, but through the efforts of the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass they want to make it that much better. The Municipality has been looking for volunteers in hopes of reviving the Communities in Bloom project. Tracey Linderman, Community Services Programmer for the ... Read More »

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Elm tree pruning ban in effect

By Tim Kalinowski on April 1st, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com An elm tree pruning ban goes into effect today and will continue until Sept. 30 to try to prevent the spread of Dutch Elm Disease (DED) in the city. Lethbridge became the first known jurisdiction to report positive cases of DED in the history of Alberta last year, making it more crucial than ... Read More »

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Ground breaks on new agriculture trade centre

By Lethbridge Herald on March 31st, 2021

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald The shovels officially dug into the dirt Wednesday afternoon at the Lethbridge Exhibition Centre. Construction has commenced on the 268,000-square foot Agri-food Hub and Trade Centre, the largest development project in the history of Lethbridge & District Exhibition, at the official sod-turning ceremony Wednesday afternoon at Exhibition Park with Alberta premier ... Read More »

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Magrath Fire Department train for grain bin rescues

By Herald on March 31st, 2021

Nikki Jamieson – Southern Alberta Newspapers The Magrath Fire Department hosted a grain bin rescue course just outside of the Town of Magrath earlier this month. The all-day event, held in conjunction with the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association, Alberta Wheat and various other partners and sponsors, saw groups of firefighters from Magrath, Cardston and the ... Read More »

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Guilty plea in firearm case leads to probation

By Delon Shurtz on March 31st, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A former Lethbridge man who put a scare into patrons of a local pub when he pulled a gun from his car, barely avoided a jail sentence after he pleaded guilty Monday to one count of unauthorized possession of a firearm. Brandon Murphy, 22, was at Hudson’s Tap House at about 1:30 a.m. ... Read More »

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SACPA examines benefits of laughter

By Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs on March 31st, 2021

When we talk about stress, usually we focus on our tight muscles, aching heads and sleeplessness. On Thursday at 10 a.m., Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs speaker Cheryl Ann Oberg will advocate that what we really should be concerned about, is our breathing. The act of laughter is the science of breathing. In times of ... Read More »

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Lethbridge County issues fire ban, all active permits cancelled

By Lethbridge Herald on March 31st, 2021

Due to the dry, windy, and warmer conditions that exist and are forecasted to continue, Lethbridge County has issued a Fire Ban on all open fires within its municipal boundaries.  Under the Fire Ban, all active fire permits are cancelled, and no new permits will be issued until further notice. Burning of any kind is not ... Read More »

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Lawyer for murder suspect receives initial disclosure

By Delon Shurtz on March 31st, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The lawyer for a 37-year-old woman charged with the murder of her ex-spouse last spring says he may finally be in the position to make at least some progress on the case. Lethbridge lawyer James Rouleau told a judge Tuesday in Lethbridge provincial court that he only received initial disclosure Monday from the ... Read More »

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Student online activity sparks investigation

By Dale Woodard on March 31st, 2021

The Lethbridge School Division is looking into some online interactions last weekend between its students and is working with the Lethbridge Police Service in the investigation. “Lethbridge School Division has been made aware of several hurtful online interactions between Division students which took place on the weekend, outside of the school environment,” said the division ... Read More »

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Advocates looking for national standards for long-term care

By Dale Woodard on March 31st, 2021

Advocates representing more than a million Canadians – including the Lethbridge Chapter of Friends of Medicare – have banded together to demand that the federal government and provinces work together to establish national standards for long-term residential care. Last week, groups released a legal opinion setting out a proposal for a commitment from the federal ... Read More »

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Reserve fire burns 15,000 acres

By Lethbridge Herald on March 31st, 2021

Shortly after noon on Sunday, Blood Tribe Fire Chief Jacen Abrey reported the fire department received a call about a grass fire occurring near Highway 509. In response to this call, Abrey and the Fire Department staff set up an incident command and staging area near the hay plant to strategize on how to address ... Read More »

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