January 15th, 2021

Southern Alberta News

SouthGrow awarding two scholarships

By Greg Bobinec on January 15th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDgbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com As part of an ongoing effort to invest in the future of the agri-food economy of Southern Alberta, SouthGrow Regional Economic Development announced they will be awarding two $1,500 scholarships to deserving students in the region. The scholarships are meant to support the academic advancements of promising young people who intend to use ... Read More »

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Indefinite sentence given to sex offender

By Delon Shurtz on January 15th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 36-year-old man who sexually assaulted five adolescent girls between 2003 and 2017 has been designated a dangerous offender and sentenced to a prison term with no set end date. Madam Justice Johnna Kubik sentenced Trevor Philip Pritchard Thursday in Lethbridge Court of Queen’s Bench to an indeterminate penitentiary term, and said the ... Read More »

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Trump called symptom of political problems in the United States

By Tim Kalinowski on January 15th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Southern Alberta on Public Affairs welcomed University of Lethbridge political science professor John von Heyking to its weekly YouTube livestream speaker series to speak about recent events south of the border with the storming of the U.S. Capitol Building by Trump supporters, and the recent impeachment of the president by the House ... Read More »

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Wind storm caused back-to-back power outaages

By Tim Kalinowski on January 15th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge experienced winds up to 125 km/h during Wednesday’s storm event, but City crews were able to respond effectively to restore power as quickly as possible, said Tracy Brason, Compliance and Controls manager with the City of Lethbridge. “The biggest part is trying to co-ordinate,” he confirmed. “External entities had some issues as ... Read More »

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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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Drug charges laid after vehicle stop in Standoff

By LETHBRIDGE HERALD on January 14th, 2021

A police traffic stop in Standoff Tuesday resulted in the arrest of one man. The driver and lone occupant provided a false name and was found to not be a member of the Blood Tribe. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of approximately 60 grams of carfentanyl, 16 grams of methamphetamine and ... Read More »

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Council calls for cap on food delivery fees

By Tim Kalinowski on January 14th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge city council passed a motion calling on the provincial government to cap the fees food delivery apps like Skip The Dishes and UberEats can charge restaurants at 15 per cent of the total price of purchase. Deputy Mayor Rob Miyashiro sponsored the motion, which passed 7-1 in favour, during Tuesday’s city council ... Read More »

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Injured climber found dead in Pass

By LETHBRIDGE HERALD on January 14th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Crowsnest Pass RCMP on Jan. 9 were dispatched about 6:30 p.m. to a Garmin SPOT emergency activation on an area of Crowsnest Mountain known as “the chutes.” The information that was provided indicated an injury.  Crowsnest Pass Fire and Rescue as well as Pincher Creek Search and Rescue were engaged to conduct search ... 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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City school boundaries set to change

By Greg Bobinec on January 14th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDgbobinec@lethbidgeherald.comL Lethbridge School Division’s boundary review committee has finished preparing recommendations for the Board of Trustees and the community to see the changes in boundaries throughout the city. In west and south Lethbridge, elementary, middles and high school boundaries are set to change. In north Lethbridge, only elementary school boundaries are set to change. ... Read More »

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