November 29th, 2021

Southern Alberta News

Woman testifies in sexual assault trial

By Delon Shurtz - Lethbridge Herald on November 19th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A woman who says she was sexually assaulted in a man’s vehicle more than three years ago, didn’t see his face during the assault, but recognized his voice, she told a judge Wednesday. The woman, who can’t be identified under a court-ordered a publication ban, testified Wednesday in Lethbridge provincial court she recognized the ... Read More »

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Officials tout the benefits of air travel to local economy

By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman - Lethbridge Herald on November 19th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com Local officials are communicating the economic benefits of increased access to air travel for the city and area. “It’s really important for businesses to be able to get flights, so whether it’s business travel for conferences or visitors and investors coming, we want to make sure that there is great air access,” said ... Read More »

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Mootookakio’ssin making Blackfoot reconnections

By Al Beeber - Lethbridge Herald on November 19th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com A collaborative website involving the University of Lethbridge, Blackfoot elders, British museums and UK artists is now up and running. The Mootookakio’ssin – distant awareness in English – project is designed to virtually reconnect Blackfoot people with items in UK museums. The project is intended to help build bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous ... Read More »

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Man expected to seek release in motel raid case

By Delon Shurtz - Lethbridge Herald on November 19th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 39-year-old Lethbridge man who remains in custody following a police raid at a motel earlier this month, is expected to seek his release, possibly as early as next week when he returns to court. Lethbridge lawyer Marcus Mueller attended Lethbridge provincial court Thursday, where he appeared on behalf of the accused, Jerome ... Read More »

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Ecolabel program has wheat producers helping waterfowl

By Al Beeber - Lethbridge Herald on November 18th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com A new initiative promoting winter wheat may have benefits for southern Alberta farmers and wildlife. The Habitat-Friendly Winter Wheat Ecolabel Program is a joint venture involving Cereals Canada, Ducks Unlimited and the Prairie Wheat Growers, as well as millers and food processors. The partnership will help meet consumer demand for sustainable food products ... Read More »

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Lethbridge man found guilty of contravening health order

By Delon Shurtz - Lethbridge Herald on November 18th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge businessman who was ticketed under the Public Health Act for unlawfully holding a rally on the steps of City Hall in January, has been found guilty. Judge Erin Olsen found Mike Hoffman guilty of contravening a public health order that prohibited public gatherings, and said Tuesday in Lethbridge provincial court she ... Read More »

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City sharing tools for Truth and Reconciliation

By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman - Lethbridge Herald on November 18th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Public Library and South Alberta FASD Network offered a zoom webinar called Allyship in Action on Wednesday, to share some tools and resources produced by the City of Lethbridge that are available to be utilized in the Truth and Reconciliation process. Under the Reconciliation Initiatives section of the City of Lethbridge ... Read More »

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Coaldale council hears implications of moving school site

By Erika Mathieu - SOUTHERN ALBERTA NEWSPAPERS on November 18th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDssnews@sunnysouthnews.com Mayor Jack Van Rijn posed the question of relocation to Palliser School’s secretary-treasurer Dexter Durfey during a Coaldale council meeting earlier this month, “if council was to decide that they wanted to move the school what is Palliser’s position on that?” Durfey said the project has already incurred costs that would not be ... Read More »

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Empress Theatre looking for additional volunteers

By Ryan Dahlman SOUTHERN ALBERTA NEWSPAPERS on November 18th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDrdahlman@prairiepost.com Margaret Anni Bianco, Theatre Director of the Empress Theatre, has been with the historic and iconic Fort Macleod venue for over 20 years. Now a lot has changed because of the pandemic and nothing is status quo. One change has been securing enough volunteer help in different areas such as community events or ... Read More »

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Council exploring adding more dog parks

By Al Beeber - Lethbridge Herald on November 18th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com A city of 100,000 has four off-leash dog parks and one city councillor wants to know if it’s possible to create more. A Ryan Parker motion was approved by all members of city council Monday except deputy mayor Belinda Crowson, who made it clear she’s not against dogs or dog parks. The motion ... Read More »

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