November 29th, 2021

Southern Alberta News

Mayor supports Wood Buffalo takeover of EMS dispatch

By Tim Kalinowski on February 11th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com A stunning resolution was passed unanimously on Tuesday evening by the Mayor and councillors of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo to no longer transfer 911 calls to the provincial AHS-run central dispatch centre, and thus take over local EMS Dispatch again without the consent of the province. Mayor Chris Spearman said he ... Read More »

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HIgh-risk offender to live here

By Lethbridge Herald on February 11th, 2021

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Policing issues discussed at AUMA virtual summit

By Nikki Jameson on February 11th, 2021

Policing in the province was the featured subject at an AUMA summit this month. The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association President’s Summit on Policing saw municipal leaders across the province join one another for a discussion on policing services, changes and advocacy. In the session on Feb. 4 open to media, AUMA hosted a zoom session ... Read More »

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Winter clothing needed for city’s vulnerable

By Tim Kalinowski on February 11th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.comL Streets Alive Mission says it needs more winter clothing to help the city’s most vulnerable get through this recent cold snap and onward through the end of winter. “We need layerable winter clothing,” says Streets Alive director of operations Cameron Kissick. “Long Johns, warm shirts, sweaters, hoodies, water resistant winter jackets, gloves are ... Read More »

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Community Foundation has new initiative

By Greg Bobinec on February 10th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDgbobinec@lethbridgeherald.comFollow @GBobinecHerald on Twitter... Read More »

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CPAWS celebrates Coal Policy reinstatement

By Greg Bobinec on February 10th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDgbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com Monday’s announcement from the Minister of Energy on the reinstatement of the 1976 Coal Policy is a significant step forward, says the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society of Southern & Northern Alberta Chapters (CPAWS). The announcement came after tens of thousands of Albertans raised their voices in opposition to open-pit mining in the ... Read More »

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ASIRT investigating use of police databases to access info on Shannon Phillips

By Tim Kalinowski on February 10th, 2021

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team will be conducting an investigation into a series of potentially unauthorized uses of police databases to access private information on MLA Shannon Phillips by members of the Lethbridge Police Service dating back to 2018. ASIRT announced on Tuesday it had been directed to investigate the potentially unlawful use of ... Read More »

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Stolen property nets 90-day sentence for city man

By Delon Shurtz on February 10th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com 26-year-old Lethbridge man charged with four others in relation to a serious assault on the westside in September, has received a jail sentence on unrelated matters. Jessie Dean Davidson was sentenced Wednesday in Lethbridge provincial court to 90 days in jail —  minus some credit for pre-trial custody — after pleading guilty to ... Read More »

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SACPA hosting talk on the Oldman River watershed

By Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs on February 10th, 2021

With significant interest in establishing metallurgical coal mining operations throughout the eastern slopes of Alberta, currently there are four companies exploring potential mining operations in the region. All the currently proposed coal mines are open-pit “mountain top removal” mines and are located in the Crowsnest Pass area. Coal mining exploration is also happening along the ... Read More »

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Taber council discuss municipal brand identity

By Stan Ashbee on February 10th, 2021

Town of Taber Communications and Projects Co-ordinator Meghan Brennan said administration is seeking approval for the new Visual Identity Standards Policy, during a report submitted to council for consideration at a regular meeting held Jan. 25. “The Visual Identity Standards Policy outlines the standard to which the town’s brand and visual assets will be held. ... Read More »

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