March 20th, 2019

Local News

Superhero Fun Run accepting registrations

By Bobinec, Greg on March 13th, 2019

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com Lakeview Elementary School is accepting registrations for the fourth annual Lakeview Community Superhero Fun Run, taking place on May 8. The Superhero Fun Run started in 2016 as a major fundraiser for the Lakeview playground project and has grown into one of the city’s most family-friendly and entertaining events on ... Read More »

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Guiding youth in a digital world

By Submitted Article on March 13th, 2019

The ease and speed at which we can now communicate have created new period of innovation for many around the world. The “flattening of the world,” as American political commentator Thomas Friedman defined it, has created amazing opportunities. It is, however, important to note these opportunities have not been without their challenges. This new connectedness ... Read More »

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Man enters surprise guilty plea to charges

By Shurtz, Delon on March 13th, 2019

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com With a Crown witness waiting in the wings to testify, Maulid A. Mohamed was all set to stand trial Tuesday on charges of robbery and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm. It wasn’t expected to be a lengthy trial. In fact only two witnesses were scheduled to testify ... Read More »

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City will be provincial election battleground: poll

By Mabell, Dave on March 13th, 2019

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Political commentators may be predicting a return to Conservative rule in Alberta. But that’s not a safe bet in Lethbridge, according to a detailed survey. “Lethbridge is shaping up to be quite a battleground,” says Faron Ellis, a research director at Lethbridge College. Local campaign efforts will determine whether the ... Read More »

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Support grows for curbside recycling: poll

By Mabell, Dave on March 13th, 2019

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com With a curbside waste and recycling system being launched this spring, Lethbridge residents are willing to give it a try. Just one-third of the city’s residents were in favour of the alternate-week plan when city council started the wheels rolling in 2015. But today, support has doubled to 68.7 per ... Read More »

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College’s Coulee Fest returning for third year

By Mabell, Dave on March 13th, 2019

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com It’s not quite spring, but Lethbridge College is already planning for fall. For the third year, it will be staging its popular Coulee Fest celebration in September. “The community reaction made it obvious that Coulee Fest should continue to be a part of our campus celebrations,” says event co-ordinator Sydney ... Read More »

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Recent freezing temperatures had limited effect on new parking meters

By Mabell, Dave on March 13th, 2019

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge’s new digital parking meters were just as cold as the motorists using them. But few stopped working, a City official reports – even during a record-breaking February freeze. With 170 of the new payment kiosks installed downtown, transportation manager Darwin Juell says just three of them needed a battery ... Read More »

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Exhibition Park going digital

By Bobinec, Greg on March 13th, 2019

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com As Exhibition Park gets ready to present its 43rd annual Home and Garden Show, they are also preparing to launch their new digital ticketing system for future events. The Home and Garden Show will be the first event in its portfolio that will include digital ticketing. The concept of bringing ... Read More »

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CancerBlast benefit concert set for April 13

By Mabell, Dave on March 13th, 2019

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Cancer has touched the lives of many southern Alberta musicians. But promising research, leading to better outcomes for cancer patients, is underway in Lethbridge. That’s the inspiration for CancerBlast, a first-time benefit concert being held April 13 in support of those medical research projects. “CancerBlast is a musical performance event ... Read More »

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Physicians stressing need for cardiac lab in the city

By Lethbridge Herald on March 12th, 2019

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com A recent open letter to Premier Rachel Notley from the physicians of Internal Medicine at Chinook Regional Hospital is helping to advance public awareness of the need for a cardiac catheterization (PCI) lab here in the city. After “playing within the lines” for years, and making little progress with AHS and ... Read More »

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All systems go for U SPORTS U Cup

By Kuhl, Nick on March 12th, 2019

Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Mike Mahon was dean at the University of Alberta for a decade. But he wants everyone to know that on Thursday, he will not be supporting the Golden Bears. “I’m really looking forward to cheering on the Pronghorns and rooting against the Golden Bears,” said Mahon, University of Lethbridge president, ... Read More »

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