TOPIC: LETHBRIDGE NEWS

Greenhouse research could boost Alberta's crop output of strawberries, tomatoes

Lethbridge College is about to wrap up the final phase of its 16-month greenhouse research that some say it will change the horticulture industry in Alberta.

Long road to recovery for students and teachers returning to campus in Lethbridge

Professors at the University of Lethbridge are excited to have students back on campus. But it has come with its challenges — lack of engagement and many students struggling to readjust. The faculty is bringing new solutions and changes to the campus.

Lethbridge city council is asking residents for input on a parks master plan

Residents of the city can take an online survey to pick their priorities for park and outdoor recreation services. The survey also includes feedback on the existing parks system. The collected data will guide the plan for the next 15-20 years. 

The unsung heroes who shaped Canadian identity: women and children in wartime

War shaped Canadian literature for kids, invaded homes, schools and play, and allowed women to enter the workforce.

First Nations youth in Lethbridge among groups most impacted by poverty, report says

​​​​​​​A recent report on Lethbridge’s family and youth poverty found that First Nations youth are among the groups most impacted by poverty in the city.

'I don't want drugs anymore,' says first Blackfoot graduate from drug treatment court 

Armande Good Rider, 25, recently graduated from the Lethbridge Drug Treatment Court after 21 months of care. He is the first Blackfoot graduate, and the second from the program. 

Women's health at risk as Lethbridge battles severe obstetrician shortage, doctors warn

A shortage of obstetricians in Lethbridge is being called a crisis, and it's sparking concerns about patient safety.

Celebrate Halloween weekend with your partner, friends or family!

BOO! There is so much going on this weekend in the Lethbridge area, make sure to get out there donned in your best costume with everyone you love.

Lethbridge charity helps kids, young adults with special needs through horseback riding

Riding, brushing and walking Peeps is one of 13-year-old Roree's favourite things to do, and he says the horse is his best friend. The two met through the Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association.

Explore southern Alberta this Thanksgiving long weekend

Get out with your partner, family, or friends this Thanksgiving weekend to support local, explore the local nature scene, and enjoy what southern Alberta has to offer over the long weekend.

Lethbridge trailer manufacturer expanding its southern Alberta operation

Southland Trailer Corp. will expand operations in the Lethbridge area, doubling its production and creating 250 jobs.

10 ways to honour National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Lethbridge this week

This Friday, Sept. 30, is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. In honour of this day, many organizations in Lethbridge and across southern Alberta are hosting events, from yoga with elders, to film screenings, to the launch of Blackfoot language classes. See a list of 10 ways to honour the day here.
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CBC Lethbridge attends Word on the Street

More than 3,000 people attended the Lethbridge Public Library's Word on the Street festival on Saturday. CBC Lethbridge was on location gathering stories for their upcoming bureau. Hear what people had to say!

Coal company seeks more than $3.4B in damages from Alberta government over policy change

Four months after the provincial government announced it was doing a U-turn on looming coal policy changes, a coal company says it has started legal proceedings based on the impacts of that decision.

More Albertans looking at voting UCP than NDP — but alternative parties of interest, poll suggests

With the race to lead the United Conservative Party still in its early days, a new poll suggests more Albertans would consider voting for that party than the Opposition NDP in the 2023 provincial election.

Entire southeast Alberta school district getting day off for Eid al-Fitr next year

After many students at Brooks Composite High School spoke up about the hassle of missing class each year to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, school administration decided to make a change on the school calendar.

CBC expands news coverage with permanent Lethbridge bureau

Canada's public broadcaster is expanding its news coverage in southern Alberta with a full-time, permanent bureau based out of Lethbridge.

Should Lethbridge build a 3rd bridge? Depends whom you ask

This one bridge — debated for decades and recently put to a ballot vote — could cost $300 million. That’s a property tax hike of up to 22 per cent in a city of just over 100,000.

Dry community in southern Alberta keeps ban on alcohol sales

A majority of 52 per cent of the 885 respondents in a town survey indicated they wanted Raymond, Alta., to remain a dry community.

Southern Albertans create group to 'fill that gap' getting Ukrainians settled

Millions of Ukrainians have been forced to leave their homes behind since Russia invaded, and a group called Project Sunflower in southern Alberta is helping some who are relocating to Canada.

One of Alberta's last dry communities could soon see pours of alcohol

Raymond, a close-knit agricultural community about 250 kilometres southeast of Calgary, has been dry since it was founded in 1903. These days, you can drink in town, but you just can't purchase alcohol there — yet.

Important biological area in Southern Alberta now under environmental protection

A large portion of land near the Livingston mountain range which has been used for cattle ranching by the same family for five generations. Now, thanks to a contract with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, it will be protected against future development.

Historic Alberta building — a potential home for Indigenous hub — could be sold instead

A historic building in downtown Lethbridge, considered as a potential home for an Indigenous hub, is now at the centre of debate by community members after city council took steps to possibly sell it last month.

Alberta keeps decades-old coal policy in place, 4 advanced projects to continue regulatory process

After months of consultation and nearly two years after it cancelled a policy that protected parts of the Rockies from coal development, the provincial government says it will keep a 1976 coal policy in place.

Students feel 'frustrated' and 'confused' as Lethbridge university strike wears on

Ongoing uncertainty, a lack of communication and a loss of academic opportunity are worrying students at the University of Lethbridge while classes remain cancelled.

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