April 20th, 2021

Southern Alberta News

AUMA says province needs to do more

By Tim Kalinowski on April 17th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association Spring Municipal Leaders Caucus ended on Friday with dialogue sessions with various Alberta cabinet ministers in a Q & A format, and remarks from Premier Jason Kenney on the province’s pandemic response and economic path forward. While there was widespread acknowledgement of the ongoing fiscal challenges the province ... Read More »

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AUMA passes three RFD motions

By Tim Kalinowski on April 17th, 2021

The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association passed three Requests for Decision (RFD) motions at its Spring Municipal Leaders Caucus on Thursday. The motions will be forwarded on to AUMA committees for further fleshing out, and will be appended to other AUMA lobbying initiatives toward the provincial government. The first RFD passed was a motion which asks ... Read More »

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Hospitalization prevents court appearance

By Delon Shurtz on April 17th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com One of several men charged following a violent attack at a westside residence last year was unable to make a court appearance Friday. Lethbridge lawyer Ingrid Hess explained her client, Hunter Ferdinand Nolte, was scheduled for a docket appearance in Lethbridge provincial court, but he was unable to attend because he broke his ... Read More »

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Cinderella Project making high school graduation accessible

By Dale Woodard on April 17th, 2021

A local initiative is making sure high school students from lower-income families have the proper resources for a memorable graduation. The Cinderella Project — now entering its fifth year and operated by MyCityCare — opened its doors Thursday with the program running until the end of May at the SAEA Multicultural Centre ballroom on 6th ... Read More »

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Aboriginal Congress of Alberta Association launches new app

By Tim Kalinowski on April 17th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Aboriginal Congress of Alberta Association (ACAA) is introducing a new app designed to provide important outreach and information services to urban Indigenous people and non-status Indigenous people at the touch of an icon. “Our federal government has moved forward with this distinctions-based approach,” explains Beverly Allard, president of the Aboriginal Congress of ... Read More »

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Coaldale Family Fun Run goes virtual

By Southern Alberta Newspapers on April 17th, 2021

Coaldale Christian School has announced a re-boot of the 10th Annual Coaldale 5K Family Fun Run. This event was cancelled last year and as health restrictions continue, adaptation becomes key. In light of this, the Fun Run is hosting a virtual race this year. What is a virtual race and how will it work? Rather ... Read More »

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City working on new monuments policy

By Tim Kalinowski on April 17th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The City of Lethbridge will take the next six months to come up with a new monuments policy which will examine the process of how monuments are chosen, if existing monuments are appropriate within the contemporary age, and whether or not enough financial resources can be allocated to ensure appropriate care of the ... Read More »

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Guilty plea leads to jail sentence for mischief and assault

By Delon Shurtz on April 17th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 36-year-old man whose constant intoxication repeatedly lands him in hot water with the law, has received a jail sentence for several criminal offences last year and the year before. Kesley Wolf Child was sentenced to four months in jail after he pleaded guilty this week in Lethbridge provincial court to charges of ... Read More »

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Dragging man underneath vehicle results in a year’s jail sentence

By Delon Shurtz on April 16th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 25-year-old Lethbridge man who seriously injured another man by dragging him with his vehicle, has been sentenced to a year in jail. Dylan Ivan Sokol pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lethbridge provincial court to one count of dangerous driving causing bodily harm, stemming from an incident last summer when he dragged a man, ... Read More »

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Man charged with firearm and drug-related offences

By LETHBRIDGE POLICE SERVICE on April 16th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDNO Police have charged a man with numerous firearm and drug-related offences. Wednesday at about 7 p.m., members of the Lethbridge Police Service Priority Crimes Unit conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle in the 1700-block of 23 Street North after observing activities consistent with drug trafficking. As a result of the investigation and ... Read More »

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