July 24th, 2021

Southern Alberta News

Warrant issued for court no-show

By Delon Shurtz on July 23rd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a 32-year-old woman accused of robbing a taxi driver and stealing his car nearly two years ago. It’s at least the second time an arrest warrant has been issued for Kimberly Mae Eagle Speaker, who failed to attend court last August and was later arrested. ... Read More »

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Former city councillor Mearns joins the race for mayor

By Tim Kalinowski on July 23rd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com A major piece of the race to fill the Mayor’s seat moved onto the board as former two-term city councillor and BILD Lethbridge executive office Bridget Mearns announced she will be seeking the highest elected office in the city this fall. “Four years ago, I decided to leave city council after serving two ... Read More »

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Re-Imagine Downtown Activation Grants announced

By Al Beeber on July 23rd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com The new Re-Imagine Downtown Activation Grant is going to help 11 initiatives this summer. The grant recipients were announced Thursday morning across from Casa at Lighthouse restaurant. The grant money is designed  to “support businesses, entrepreneurs, organizations and community-minded individuals in implementing initiatives, events and/or programs that seek to activate vacant, under-utilized and ... Read More »

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Young offender sentenced to jail for part in group attack on teenager

By Delon Shurtz on July 23rd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com An 18-year-old man who was only 16 when he and a group of friends attacked and brutally beat another teenager, has been sent to jail. The man, who can’t be identified because he was a youth at the time of the offence, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lethbridge provincial court to one count of ... Read More »

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Farming Smarter back in the field

By Tim Kalinowski on July 23rd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Farming Smarter held its first in person Plot Hop in over a year at its compound on Thursday. The event, which has participants being driven around in a wagon to various test plots to learn about the results of Farming Smarter’s extension research projects geared toward helping solve problems encountered in everyday management ... Read More »

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Galt Museum collecting history of pandemic

By Tim Kalinowski on July 23rd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Learning its own lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Galt Museum and Archives is putting a new emphasis on understanding the history being made today, says Galt CEO and executive director Darrin Martens. “Everyday we are contributing to the history of our community, and of our culture,” he says. “It is imperative that ... Read More »

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Crow Chief sentenced to eight years for shooting

By Delon Shurtz on July 22nd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Cindy Day Rider is still living in a nightmare, more than a year after her younger brother was shot and nearly killed while he slept beside his girlfriend. “I can still remember that night vividly,” Day Rider said Tuesday in Lethbridge provincial court, where she read aloud her victim impact statement during the ... Read More »

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The Nikkei Way documentary explores Japanese Canadian heritage in Lethbridge

By Dale Woodard on July 22nd, 2021

Kynan Gordon’s documentary is one that hits close to home for him. Working alongside fellow producer and best friend Arjan Gill, the duo’s project, The Nikkei Way, was recently released through the Telus Storyhive documentary edition. The documentary is a journey through the eyes of a group of Japanese Canadians in Lethbridge, exploring their heritage, ... Read More »

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Niitsitapi Experience shares Blackfoot history and traditions

By Al Beeber on July 22nd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Visitors to Fort Whoop-Up on Wednesday had a chance to learn about Indigenous traditions and practises in a program run by the Galt Museum & Archives. Niitsitapi Experience will also run Aug. 18 and 25 at the fort. Natasha Gray, the fort site co-ordinator, said Wednesday the event was a chance for the ... Read More »

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Piikani Nation launches challenge against review panel decision on Grassy Mountain coalmine

By Tim Kalinowski on July 22nd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Piikani First Nation will be launching a legal challenge against the decision of the Joint Review Panel which found the Grassy Mountain coalmine was not in the public interest. In the affidavit filed with the courts on July 16, the Piikani First Nation said the Joint Review Panel should have given more ... Read More »

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