September 20th, 2018

Local News

UCP would focus attack on dealers in opioid battle

By Schnarr, J.W. on September 15th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A United Conservative Party government would not see law enforcement “shrugging their shoulders” when it comes to dealing with the drug crisis in Lethbridge, UCP leader Jason Kenney said on Friday. Kenney is in Lethbridge for a weekend of door knocking and fundraising. On Friday, he held a media availability ... Read More »

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New trial set for Calgary man facing vehicle theft charges

By Shurtz, Delon on September 15th, 2018

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A new trial has been scheduled for a 22-year-old Calgary man accused of breaking into car dealerships in Lethbridge in 2017. Eric Christopher Smith, who had been set to stand trial in August on 22 charges, will now stand trial Jan. 2, 2019 in Lethbridge provincial court. Smith had pleaded ... Read More »

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YQueerL group welcomes possible Conversion Therapy ban

By Kalinowski, Tim on September 15th, 2018

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge LGBTQ+ community is hailing a proposed provincewide ban on the controversial practice of Conversion Therapy in Alberta. Devon Hargreaves, co-president of YQueerL Society for Change, told The Herald the ban, included in a private members bill by Edmonton-Castle Downs NDP MLA Nicole Goehring, was long past due. “It’s ... Read More »

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New city school officially opens

By Lethbridge Herald on September 14th, 2018

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Senator Joyce Fairbairn Middle School officially opened with great fanfare in west Lethbridge on Friday. The event started out with a powerful multimedia presentation highlighting the new school logo and sports team brand, “The Falcons,” before morphing into a tribute to the school’s powerful namesake, Sen. Joyce Fairbairn. While Fairbairn ... Read More »

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Covenant celebrates 10 years with relay

By Schnarr, J.W. on September 14th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The largest Catholic health-care provider in Canada is celebrating 10 years with a special relay. On Thursday, residents, staff and volunteers from St. Therese Villa carried a celebratory baton from the Villa to St. Michael’s Health Centre as part of a long-distance celebratory relay held by Covenant Health. Named “The ... Read More »

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River valley, County fire bans lifted

By Kuhl, Nick on September 14th, 2018

Lethbridge Herald Due to the recent change in weather conditions, Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services has lifted the fire ban for the city’s river valley. The fire ban was put in place July 17 following an extended period of dry hot weather. Precautions should still be taken when having fires, the City of Lethbridge said ... Read More »

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Better ways to spend money than Olympics

By Schnarr, J.W. on September 14th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com An Olympic event in Calgary would be an Olympic-level mistake and cost Lethbridge taxpayers at least $1,000 each, a former MLA and economist told a crowd at the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs on Thursday. “I’m in favour of the Olympic spirit, but I’m concerned about Olympic-sized costs,” former ... Read More »

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Woman accused of assault, robbery has bail revoked

By Shurtz, Delon on September 14th, 2018

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge woman accused of beating her 87-year-old grandfather had her bail revoked Thursday, but she still hopes to be released from custody a second time. Stacey Leigh Carlson is charged with breaching conditions of a recognizance on which she was placed when she was released from custody following a ... Read More »

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UCP converging on Lethbridge this weekend

By Kuhl, Nick on September 14th, 2018

Lethbridge Herald United Conservative Party MLAs and nominated candidates will be in Lethbridge this weekend in preparation for the 2019 provincial election. In addition to training activities for nominated candidates, the UCP team will attend a sold-out fundraiser today for the Lethbridge-East and Lethbridge-West constituency association, with some 300 expected to be in attendance. On ... Read More »

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Much-needed Macleod seniors’ facility opens

By Kalinowski, Tim on September 14th, 2018

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald -FORT MACLEOD tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Willow Creek Foundation hosted the grand opening of the new Pioneer Lodge seniors’ residence on Thursday in Fort Macleod. The spacious, comfortable, ultra-modern facility cost roughly $10 million to construct and is a much-needed replacement for the former Pioneer Lodge. “Our old facility was just not up ... Read More »

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Ag for Life helps people connect what grows in the field to the dinner plate

By Schnarr, J.W. on September 14th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Anyone driving by a field who has ever wondered about what’s growing in it now has an answer. Agriculture for Life, or “Ag for Life,” for short, has been running a program called “What’s in the Field?” designed to help people connect what they see in the fields to their ... Read More »

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