October 20th, 2020

Local News

Kaelee walks with a purpose

By Woodard, Dale on October 13th, 2020

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald Kaelee Steele strolled down the sidewalk alongside Henderson Lake Sunday morning, her fists thrust triumphantly up in the air. Considering this was no regular walk, her enthusiasm was understandable. As the clock struck 11 a.m. on a cool Sunday morning with the wind whipping in off the lake, Steele completed a ... Read More »

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Police recover drugs, cash, weapons

By Jensen, Randy on October 10th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD On Wednesday, Lethbridge Police Service (LPS) concluded a short-term drug investigation that led to the seizure of drugs and weapons. Since early October, the Crime Suppression Team has been investigating a drug dial-a-dope operation, LPS said in a news release. Surveillance led to a traffic stop and the arrest of Brettan James Neill ... Read More »

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Lethbridge Family Services reopens its North office

By Jensen, Randy on October 10th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE Lethbridge Family Services has announced it has reopened its North office, following closure earlier this week due to several confirmed cases of COVID-19. “After a successful protocol and safety inspections by Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), LFS has moved forward, with an abundance of care, and opened the North ... Read More »

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Chillin’ 4 Charity to take place online Oct. 17-25

By Jensen, Randy on October 10th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD T-he University of Lethbridge Dhillon Business Students’ Association is challenging students, local businesses, community members and media representatives to join this year’s Chillin’ 4 Charity event, which will take place online from Oct. 17-25. The event supports the United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta and normally features a polar plunge on ... Read More »

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Crossings playground opens

By Woodard, Dale on October 10th, 2020

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald It’s the playground for everybody. The Crossings Playground on Lethbridge’s west end was officially unveiled with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on a sunny, but slightly cool, Friday morning. With the assistance of a trio of children enjoying the playground, Lethbridge Mayor Chris Spearman led the official cutting of the ribbon at the ... Read More »

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Morning fire severely damages westside apartment building

By Jensen, Randy on October 10th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Residents of a large westside apartment complex on the 300 block of Highlands Boulevard West will be seeking temporary shelter this weekend after an early morning fire on Friday did substantial damage to their building According to the Lethbridge fire department, the blaze began just before 8 a.m. on a ... Read More »

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College to host virtual screening of Boushie documentary

By Jensen, Randy on October 10th, 2020

Panel discussion with filmmaker and Boushie’s sister/cousin to follow screening Submitted by Lethbridge College In 2016, a young Indigenous man named Colten Boushie was shot in the head after driving onto a farmer’s property with his friends. The emotionally charged trial and ultimate acquittal of shooter Gerald Stanley intensified conversations around anti-Indigenous racism and Canada’s ... Read More »

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COVID case identified at Victoria Park High School

By Jensen, Randy on October 10th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD The Lethbridge School Division has been notified by Alberta Health Services that one case of COVID-19 has been identified at Victoria Park High School. In a letter from School Division Superintendent Cheryl Gilmore to school parents, she said close contacts to the individual are being notified and instructed to quarantine for at least ... Read More »

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Operation Red Nose will not operate in 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns

By Jensen, Randy on October 10th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE herald Operation Red Nose Lethbridge will not be providing its safe ride service during the 2020 holiday season, it was announced Wednesday. Given the current public health situation with COVID-19 and considering its logistical impacts, Operation Red Nose has decided not to provide its safe ride service nationally, which includes the Lethbridge region. “The ... Read More »

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Cash flowing to irrigation districts

By Jensen, Randy on October 10th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com While $815 million will soon be flowing to eight southern Alberta irrigation districts for infrastructure replacement and increasing storage capacity in reservoirs, there wasn’t a whole lot of details in Friday’s announcement on exactly which projects will be funded through this partnership between irrigation districts, the province and the federal ... Read More »

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Fire severely damages westside apartment building

By Lethbridge Herald on October 9th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Residents of a large westside apartment complex on the 300 block of Highlands Boulevard West will be seeking temporary shelter this weekend after an early morning fire on Friday did substantial damage to their building. According to the Lethbridge fire department, the blaze began just before 8 a.m. on a ... Read More »

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