December 9th, 2018

Local News

U of L researcher explores children’s active transportation

By Bobinec, Greg on December 4th, 2018

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com Children riding their bikes or walking to school have been largely replaced by a lineup of cars and school buses bringing them to the front door. There are a number of factors that have contributed to the decline of active transportation for children and a University of Lethbridge public health ... Read More »

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Wake, funeral planned for well-known Kainai Elder

By Mabell, Dave on December 4th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Wake and funeral services will be held this weekend in honour of a nationally known Kainai Elder. Pete Standing Alone, featured in more than a dozen films, was 90 when he died Nov. 27 in Standoff. One of the area’s last free-range ranchers in his early days, Standing Alone raised ... Read More »

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Food for Fines to benefit food banks

By Bobinec, Greg on December 4th, 2018

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge Public Library is giving the community the opportunity and encouraging them to pay off their library fines on late items, while teaming up with local food banks for the Food for Fines program. Until Dec. 12, library readers with late fines and hold fees are able to donate food ... Read More »

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Man picks up jail sentence for shoplifting

By Shurtz, Delon on December 4th, 2018

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Shoplifting 17 times in three months – sometimes twice a day – has netted a 40-year-old man a four-month jail sentence. Farron Many Shots pleaded guilty Monday in Lethbridge provincial court to the 17 offences, as well as single counts of possession of stolen credit cards and breaching release conditions. ... Read More »

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Heavy metal pioneers Judas Priest to play Enmax

By Kuhl, Nick on December 4th, 2018

Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com If you’re a local heavy metal fan and thought you had your Christmas shopping wrapped up, well – “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’.” On Monday morning, the Enmax Centre announced that metal pioneers Judas Priest will perform a concert at the Lethbridge venue on June 10. The legendary band, which ... Read More »

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Piikani reject plan for Hwy. 3 commercial strip

By Mabell, Dave on December 4th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Piikani Nation members have rejected plans for a commercial strip along Highway 3. Unofficial results of a referendum held last week indicate close to 75 per cent of the votes were opposed to the proposal. Piikani officials have not released official results, or responded to phone calls for comment. The ... Read More »

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Coalhurst man who helped couple escape burning home hailed a hero

By Lethbridge Herald on December 3rd, 2018

Tim KalinowskiLethbridge Heraldtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.comA Coalhurst man is being praised as a hero by local fire officials after entering a burning home to help wake an elderly couple and bring them out to safety. Coalhurst fire chief Mathew Conte said no one was injured in the early morning blaze. But it might have been different without the ... Read More »

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Memorial service honours loved ones

By Bobinec, Greg on December 3rd, 2018

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com The holiday season can be a lonely time for anyone who has lost a loved one over the past year. Spiritual Care at the Chinook Regional Hospital held their annual memorial service over the weekend, to help individuals and families grieve their loss with a group of people experiencing the ... Read More »

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Non-emergency 911 calls can put others at risk

By Submitted Article on December 3rd, 2018

This week’s ‘Police Beat’ column by LPS Chief Rob Davis I recently had the occasion to speak with police leaders from several police services across Canada. During the course of the conversation the discussion turned to the challenges many agencies are facing with our respective communication centres and the use of 911 for matters that ... Read More »

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Musical twist for classic

By Bobinec, Greg on December 3rd, 2018

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com The Young Single Adults of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is helping the community get into the spirit of the season with their production of the play, A Christmas Carol. Since mid-September, director Chelsey Campbell has been working with the crew and cast of around 30 members ... Read More »

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‘In Flanders Fields’ honoured by Elder

By Kalinowski, Tim on December 3rd, 2018

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com This past Remembrance Day, Lena Heavy Shields-Russell, an Elder of the Kainai, and her daughter Maria unveiled the first ever Blackfoot translation of “In Flanders Fields” during the annual ceremony held at Standoff. Heavy Shields-Russell began working on her translation of the famous First World War poem by Canadian soldier. ... Read More »

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