January 25th, 2022

Southern Alberta News

Student petition demands online learning at U of L

By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman - Lethbridge Herald on January 25th, 2022

LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com A petition to commit to online learning for the remainder of the spring of 2022 has been started by a University of Lethbridge student. The online petition, which at the moment of this article has gathered 2,101 signatures, reads in part, “It would be best for students if the spring term was formally ... Read More »

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Man sentenced for property-related offencest

By Delon Shurtz - Lethbridge Herald on January 25th, 2022

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 35-year-old man has been sentenced to nearly a year in jail for several criminal offences last year, including a break-in at the Lethbridge police storage compound. Timothy Corey Scout was sentenced to 11 months in jail after pleading guilty last week in Lethbridge provincial court to charges of shopbreaking, attempted shopbreaking, shoplifting, ... Read More »

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Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge rescheduled for Feb. 25

By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman - Lethbridge Herald on January 25th, 2022

LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Polar Plunge is going virtual once again, after being originally scheduled to be live at Henderson Lake Park. The plunge, which was scheduled to take place on Feb. 5, has been rescheduled to Feb. 25, when Lethbridge Police Const. Braylon Hyggen, who is Chair for LETR Alberta, ... Read More »

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Songwriting camp plays notes of inspiration

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on January 25th, 2022

A chord was struck as the Lethbridge Youth Songwriting Camp took place this past weekend at the Owl Acoustic Lounge. As young, aspiring musicians received some songwriting tips from Shaela Miller and a host of local musicians, it was clear everyone was tuned in to the weekend’s musical lessons. With the COVID-19 pandemic knocking the ... Read More »

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Repeat offender receives six month sentence for driving offences

By Delon Shurtz - Lethbridge Herald on January 25th, 2022

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Driving while prohibited on two occasions, and nearly striking a pedestrian on one of those occasions, has earned a 26-year-old man six months in jail. Dylan Sokol was sentenced Monday in Lethbridge provincial court, after pleading guilty to two charges of driving while prohibited and single charges of breach of an undertaking and ... Read More »

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Freeze-thaw cycles contribute to frequency of water main breaks

By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman - Lethbridge Herald on January 22nd, 2022

LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com Did you know that southern Alberta has the most freeze-thaw cycles in Canada? The temperature fluctuations that we have been experiencing in the last couple of weeks, thanks in part to chinook winds and climate change can make those cycles somewhat unpredictable. These freeze-thaw cycles can cause damage to infrastructure that is buried ... Read More »

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Water management critically important for southern Alberta

By Dale Woodard - Lethbridge Herald on January 22nd, 2022

Water competition and conflict was the topic the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs dove into during its online session Thursday. Heading up the discussion was Dr. Dena McMartin, an environmental and agricultural engineer, faculty member and vice-president (research) at the University of Lethbridge, discussing the challenges, constraints and competing interests that are making water management ... Read More »

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Composting facility gets major funding injection

By Lethbridge Herald on January 22nd, 2022

The Alberta government in partnership with the federal government is investing over $5.8 million to support municipal infrastructure improvements in Lethbridge. This money will go towards completing various municipal projects through the Canada Community Building Fund. This is a federal funding stream administered by the Alberta government that provides capital funding for municipalities to help ... Read More »

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Songwriting camp to assist aspiring young musicians

By Amy Forliti And Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press on January 22nd, 2022

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Shaela Miller and some of her music compatriots are giving a boost to the Lethbridge Girls Rock Camp with a fundraising weekend songwriting camp. The camp, which runs today and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Owl Acoustic Lounge is for aspiring songwriters between the ages of 12-18. Because of ... Read More »

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Volunteers needed at southern Alberta health centres

By Lethbridge Herald on January 22nd, 2022

Raymond Health Centre is seeking volunteers who are available during the day for various positions to work with patients as well as residents in long-term care.   Helpers are required to assist with sing-alongs, to play musical instruments for entertainment, and to provide pet therapy.  Volunteers are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Volunteers ... Read More »

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