April 11th, 2021

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Maxime Bernier promises federalist alternative

By Lethbridge Herald on March 30th, 2021

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier spoke at a special session of the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs YouTube livestream speaker series on Tuesday. During his speech, and in the question-and-answer period following his presentation to SACPA, Bernier kept a very narrow focus reserving his first remarks for ... Read More »

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Historic Carmangay hotel burns to the ground

By Dale Woodard on March 30th, 2021

An historical building in Carmangay has been lost. The Grange Hotel, a nearly 112-year-old building in the village roughly 60 kilometres northwest of Lethbridge, was destroyed in a fire early Sunday that started at approximately 1:30 a.m. As of Sunday afternoon, the cause of the fire was unknown, but there were no injuries or fatalities. ... Read More »

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City group cleaning up discarded face masks

By Dale Woodard on March 30th, 2021

Lethbridge residents are still masking up in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. But a group is doing their part to make sure those masks are also properly disposed of as well. Alyssa Kusalik, coordinator for Community Mask Clean Up, an Alberta-wide initiative, and a few other volunteers have spent the last month making their ... Read More »

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First responders take matters one case at a time

By Tin Kalinowski on March 30th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The old Chinese curse goes: “May you live in interesting times -” and we have certainly been doing that lately, says Lethbridge Director of Emergency Management and Chief of Fire and Emergency Services Marc Rathwell, with escalating COVID-19 numbers, winds, fires and snowstorms as March comes to an end. Rathwell says the key ... Read More »

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House fire leaves five homeless

By Al Beeber on March 30th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com In 30 minutes, the lives of a West Lethbridge family were turned upside down Sunday. Gary Klassen, his wife Love Joy and their two children left their home on Trent Road for a trip to a westside grocery store. When they got home, Love Joy could hear a smoke alarm going off inside ... Read More »

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Firefighters first responders heralded for snuffing blazes

By Lethbridge Herald on March 29th, 2021

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com After a day of chaos and destruction when two large wildfires tore through the region, the MD of Willow Creek is giving thanks to local firefighters and other first responders who attacked the wind-driven blazes with determination and skillful planning. “Our first responders did an amazing job,” said Derrick Krizsan, ... Read More »

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Wind driven wildfires burn through area; evacuations on Blood Reserve and Willow Creek MD

By Herald on March 28th, 2021

Update: reports that the fire threatening the Village of Carmangay has been contained and residents are able to return to their homes according to a post by Vulcan County Wildfires burned in at least two areas of the region Sunday afternoon as heavy winds blew through southern Alberta. RCMP say an out of control fire ... Read More »

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AHS vaccinating most at risk first

By Gillian Slade on March 27th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Alberta Health says every adult will be offered a first dose of the vaccine before the end of June and the roll out has been based on providing for those most at risk first. “With limited supply, we are prioritizing giving the vaccine to those most at risk of severe outcomes. “Every adult ... Read More »

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Blood Tribe members being asked to share stories about housing issues

By Tim Kalinowski on March 27th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Advocates demanding the federal government intervene to order an outside audit of Blood Tribe Housing are asking for Blood Tribe members to email them their stories and letters about problems they have experienced with housing on the reserve so they can be included in their submission to Ottawa. This audit, if granted by ... Read More »

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Testing types possible reason for confusion among Sunrise staff

By Gillian Slade on March 27th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDGslade@abnewsgroup.com Alberta Health Services (AHS) says there is a plausible explanation why some workers at the Sunrise Poultry Processors in Lethbridge, may think they are being unfairly required to work when sick. The first positive case of COVID at Sunrise was identified on Feb. 5. The latest numbers provided by Alberta Health on Thursday ... Read More »

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Massage therapist waiting for sentencing hearing

By Delon Shurtz on March 27th, 2021

A former massage therapist who was found guilty last November of sexually assaulting a female client more than two years ago, is still waiting to to learn his fate. A sentencing hearing for Cyprian Mudenge was set to run Friday in Lethbridge Court of Queen’s Bench, but it didn’t proceed after defence requested an adjournment. The matter returns ... Read More »

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