November 29th, 2021

Southern Alberta News

Fun Center helps give kids a lift during not-so-fun hospital stays

By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman - Lethbridge Herald on November 24th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com The Chinook Regional Hospital recently received a donation from Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada and the Ardene Foundation: a Starlight Fun Center to help keep young patients entertained during long hospital stays. The Ardene foundation raised funds across Canada last year for Starlight Children’s Foundation and wanted to place some fun centers in hospitals ... Read More »

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Police boot camp looking to add diversity to the force

By Trevor Busch - Lethbridge Herald on November 24th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtbusch@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Police Service wants to put more boots on the ground and as part of a diversity mandate is launching a new police boot camp recruitment drive targeting female cadets. The new four-day boot camp series is intended to help future female constables hone their physical fitness. “The more diverse we are ... Read More »

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Man sent to prison for sexual assault of young daughter

By Delon Shurtz - Lethbridge Herald on November 24th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man who sexually assaulted his four-year-old daughter nearly six years ago has been sent to a federal penitentiary. The 31-year-old man, who can’t be named to protect the identity of his daughter, was sentenced Tuesday in Lethbridge Court of Queen’s Bench to seven years in prison; five years for sexual interference, ... Read More »

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Mayor’s Hockey Challenge facing off for charity

By Al Beeber - Lethbridge Herald on November 24th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com There won’t be any contact but participants in a charity hockey game will be hoping to make a big hit with the organizations they’ll be helping. Mayor Blaine Hyggen will be backstopping a City of Lethbridge team against a community squad Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. at the ATB Centre in a fundraiser ... Read More »

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Tourism Lethbridge offering artistic views of the area

By Al Beeber - Lethbridge Herald on November 24th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Tourism Lethbridge has unveiled six travel posters created by local artists that are being sold at its visitors centre. The posters are on display at the Tourism Lethbridge Visitors Centre at 2805 Scenic Drive South and are available for purchase at a price of $35 or $175 for all six. The project was ... Read More »

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Accused’s court tirade leads to possible psychiatric assessment

By Delon Shurtz - Lethbridge Herald on November 24th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A man who says he was tasered by police, punched in the face and arrested without his rights being read to him, may be ordered to have a psychiatric and psychological assessment following a profanity laced outburst in Lethbridge provincial court. Cody Gregory Fleming, who is in custody at the Lethbridge Correctional Centre, ... Read More »

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Festival of Nativities set to be held as a drive-thru event

By Al Beeber - Lethbridge Herald on November 24th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com A new spin is being put on an indoor nativity festival that ran several years at a south Lethbridge church. The Festival of Nativities at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Scenic Drive went on hiatus when COVID-19 restrictions were implemented but an outdoor version of it is being mounted ... Read More »

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Police Commission denies request for public inquiry

By Al Beeber - Lethbridge Herald on November 23rd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Police Commission will not be ordering a Section 32 Public Inquiry of the Alberta Police Act requested by the lawyer of MLA for Lethbridge West Shannon Phillips. On Monday, the police commission issued a statement to media saying after receiving legal advice it considered several factors before making the decision. The ... Read More »

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Rob Miyashiro wins NDP nomination for Lethbridge East

By Al Beeber - Lethbridge Herald on November 23rd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com He spent two terms on Lethbridge city council and now Rob Miyashiro is looking to serve residents in the Alberta legislature. The executive director of the Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization won the NDP nomination for Lethbridge East Sunday night on the second ballot. Miyashiro was running against Kevin McBeath, Amanda Jensen and former ... Read More »

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Teddy bears and pillow cases filling a need for comfort

By Dale Woodard - Lethbridge Herald on November 23rd, 2021

Thanks to a needlepoint initiative, some heads will rest comfortably. There will also be some plush toys to snuggle up to as well. On Saturday afternoon, Fabric Fusion Inc. unveiled 1,000 pillow cases and 47 teddy bears to be given out to local organizations. A product of some tireless handiwork by both Fabric Fusion. customers ... Read More »

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