January 22nd, 2021

Local News

Power outage delays court proceedings in the city

By Delon Shurtz on January 14th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com It wasn’t exactly business as usual Wednesday at the Lethbridge Courthouse. As if COVID-19 hasn’t interrupted court proceedings enough the past year, Wednesday’s power outage interrupted them even more, delaying some cases by hours, and others by days and even weeks. A two-week trial for a Cardston company, Taurus Natural Inc., was delayed ... Read More »

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Man gets four months jail for not obeying court orders

By Delon Shurtz on January 14th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.comL A Lethbridge man who refuses to abide by court orders has received a four-month jail sentence. Jyi Mickell Trotter was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in Lethbridge provincial court to one count of driving while prohibited and two counts of failing to comply with release conditions. Court was told Trotter had, in December ... Read More »

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Gilbert Paterson has COVID outbreak

By LETHBRIDGE HERALD on January 14th, 2021

Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge School Division received notice that there was an outbreak of COVID-19 at Gilbert Paterson Middle School on Jan. 12. Alberta Health Services has been working closely with Lethbridge School Division to support and manage the safety of their schools. As a result of the outbreak, Gilbert Paterson Middle School is required to ... Read More »

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Windstorm wreaks havoc

By Lethbridge Herald on January 13th, 2021

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald A morning windstorm blowing through southern Alberta caused power outages and damage throughout the area. Extreme wind gusts knocked out power to large sections of the northside and southside of Lethbridge, downing tree limbs and blacking out traffic lights on several major roadways in the city. An Environment Canada alert indicated ... Read More »

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SACPA to discuss siege at the United States Capitol

By Herald on January 13th, 2021

The Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs will be focusing on the current turmoil in American politics following last week’s events at the United States Capitol, where supporters of Donald Trump stormed the building in an attempt to overturn the outgoing president’s defeat. The speaker, University of Lethbridge political science professor John von Heyking, will ... Read More »

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Climber dies on Crowsnest Mountain

By Herald on January 13th, 2021

A 31-year-old man has died while climbing Crowsnest Mountain over the past weekend. Crowsnest Pass RCMP report that on Saturday evening they were dispatched to a personal satellite emergency activation on an area of Crowsnest Mountain known as “the chutes”. Police say the information that was provided indicated an injury. Crowsnest Pass Fire and Rescue, ... Read More »

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Windstorm blows power outages and damage across area

By Herald on January 13th, 2021

A morning windstorm blowing through southern Alberta caused power outages and damage throughout the area. Extreme wind gust knocked out power to large sections of the northside and southside of Lethbridge, downing tree limbs and blacking out traffic lights on several major roadways in the city. An Environment Canada alert indicated winds reached a reported ... Read More »

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All southside and northside schools closed due to power outages

By Herald on January 13th, 2021

The Lethbridge School Division is sending students home from all southside and northside schools due to power outages in the city.  The Division says they will continue to monitor westside schools. Buses will arrive between 11:45-12:30 for students whose parents have been contacted. Other students whose parents have not been contacted cannot board the bus. ... Read More »

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Outbreak at Gilbert Paterson Middle School

By Herald on January 13th, 2021

With students only just having returned to in-class learning at the start of this week the Lethbridge School Division reports they have received notice from Alberta Health Services on Tuesday of a COVID-19 outbreak at Gilbert Paterson Middle School. AHS has notified the Division that there are three COVID-19 cases at Gilbert Paterson Middle School. ... Read More »

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Ambulance dispatch out of city’s hands

By Tim Kalinowski on January 13th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The City of Lethbridge is no longer dispatching local ambulance service after Alberta Health Services took over on Tuesday. “They flipped the switch today, and our units are being dispatched out of Calgary,” confirmed Lethbridge Chief of Fire and EMS Marc Rathwell. “What we need to monitor now is sort of trending. If ... Read More »

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Commercial air travel here dates back to 1920

By Andrew Chernevich - Galt Museum & Archives on January 13th, 2021

Andrew Chernevych Galt  Museum & Archives In the early days of aviation, Lethbridge was poised to take advantage of this revolutionary technology. The earliest commercial airline venture dates back to 1920, long before Lethbridge’s Time Air airline was established in 1966. The 1920s aviation venture was called the Lethbridge Aircraft Company. Just like other small ... Read More »

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