November 29th, 2021

Southern Alberta News

String of criminal offences earn man prison timet

By Delon Shurtz on November 16th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 24-year-old southern Alberta man who racked up a slew of criminal offences over the past 19 months, including assaults and threats to cause death, has been sentenced to nearly five months in jail. Brandon Jesse Marshall was sentenced Friday in Lethbridge provincial court, where he pleaded guilty to the charges, as well ... Read More »

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Council requests report on changes to transit

By Al Beeber on November 16th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge city council in its first meeting of a new term approved five official business motions put forward by councillor Ryan Parker Monday. Those motions included one that council request the City Manager to provide a report to city council on the impact of the most recent changes to the transit system. The ... Read More »

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Awards celebrating philanthropy

By Dale Woodard on November 16th, 2021

In a time of some much-needed positivity, the 2021 Inspiring Philanthropy Awards brings a sliver of light. It also highlighted individuals and companies alike as the 2021 Inspiring Philanthropy Awards were announced via a flag raising Monday morning a Lethbridge City Hall. “We’ve been hosting the Inspiring Philanthropy Awards in Lethbridge for about seven years ... Read More »

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Agenda set for new council’s first meeting

By medicinehatnews on November 13th, 2021

Several items of official business are on the agenda of the first meeting of Lethbridge’s new council Monday. The meeting starts at 1:30 p.m. in council chambers. A motion will be put forward that city council request the City Manager to provide a report on the impact of the recent changes to the transit system ... Read More »

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Trial set for three men facing drug and weapons charges

By Delon Shurtz on November 13th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Three men charged with drug and weapon-related offences following a police bust in Lethbridge last January, are set to stand trial next year. Lawyers appearing for Alfredo Joshua Barreira, Kevin Mitchell Coady and Kristopher Hironaka, were in Lethbridge provincial court Friday where they confirmed trial dates of July 4-8 and Sept. 6-7. The ... Read More »

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Human trafficking case adjourned while defence awaits disclosure

By Delon Shurtz on November 13th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Lawyers for several individuals charged in relation to human-trafficking continue to adjourn their court matters while they wait to receive disclosure from the Crown’s office. The matters for six of eight adults charged during the summer were in Lethbridge provincial court Friday, but lawyers were unable to do anything more than adjourn their ... Read More »

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Phillips calling for help for childcare operators

By Al Beeber on November 13th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge West MLA Shannon Phillips has weighed in on her party’s call for the Alberta government to help child-care operators keep their doors open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this week NDP critic Rakhi Pancholi said in Edmonton the province’s Children’s Services Department has roughly $70 million in unspent funds because of lower ... Read More »

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Gov’t funding jobs program

By Al Beeber on November 13th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com The Alberta government is taking applications for the second round of the Alberta Jobs Now program. With funding of $370 million split between the Alberta and federal governments, Labour Minister Tyler Shandro said Friday in a phone conference with members of the Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association that is the largest jobs program in ... Read More »

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Vaccine QR codes only starting Monday

By Al Beeber on November 13th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Starting Monday, operators participating in the province’s Restrictions Exemptions Program will only be accepting Alberta vaccine records with paper or digital QR codes. Businesses will be using the COVD Records Verifier app to scan QR codes, says the Alberta government. When scanned, the code shows a person’s name, birthday and vaccination information. It ... Read More »

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Themes of ‘Design For Living’ ahead of their time

By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman - LETHBRIDGE HERALD on November 13th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com The University of Lethbridge drama department is taking the audience back in time to bring ‘Design For Living’ to life. A play written by Noel Coward that explores contemporary themes while taking place in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s. Julia Wasilewski, Set and Costume Designer explained that this play required a lot ... Read More »

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