January 27th, 2015

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The manhunt is on for a robbery suspect who also struck here in Lethbridge. The RCMP from Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, as well as the Lethbridge Regional Police Service, are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who is believed to have committed eight armed robberies across the three provinces. The robberies occurred

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  • Multi-province search continues for robbery suspect who also hit Lethbridge

    The manhunt is on for a robbery suspect who also struck here in Lethbridge. The RCMP from Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, as well as the Lethbridge Regional Police Service, are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who is believed to have committed eight armed robberies across the three provinces. The robberies occurred ... Read More »

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  • Temperatures and high winds raise threat of fire in area

    Not too long ago, Lethbridge was covered in a heavy blanket of snow. That situation has changed drastically, and officials in the city and county are warning residents of a potential danger the unseasonably-warm conditions are bringing. Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services has cautioned residents a possible fire hazard has resulted from the recent warm ... Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • UPDATE: No charges yet laid in Monday incident at westside Safeway

    Lethbridge Regional Police Service has concluded an investigation into a robbery at the westside Safeway Monday night and at this time, no charges have been laid. Investigation determined the 78-year-old male subject was suffering from medical issues at the time of the incident and as such, has been admitted to hospital. Police have referred the ... Read More »

    9 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Tuesday’s Good Sport column — Caution: Column may contain nuts

    By Dylan Purcell Hey, buddy. You, reading this column. Yeah, you. Do me a favour, make like Marshawn Lynch and grab your junk. So, anyone left reading this? Too bad, because this column is going to be the only worthwhile story about balls a sports reporter will write during Super... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • LFC earns awards

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD sports@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge FC goalkeeper Colin Pattison was named MVP for the Alberta Major Soccer League, the team accepted its trophy as champions and the talismanic Marcus Karpati was honoured again. Karpati, who died on Nov. 23 after a long battle with cancer, received the... Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Celebrating baseball

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Who says it’s too early in the year to have a baseball-laden weekend? The Prairie Baseball Academy and Little League Alberta are going to team up this weekend for the Celebration of Baseball and Awards Banquet Saturday at the Lethbridge Lodge. In addition... Read More »

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    Reading skills key to success as adults Given the choice between reading a book and playing a video game, most youngsters will likely choose the video game. That’s because of the perception that the video game provides more entertainment. But books can be fun and entertaining, too, and adults – particularly parents – can play ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Some will always oppose progress

    I wish to comment on Ken Ikle’s letter of Wednesday, Jan. 21, “City taking on too much debt for projects.” Mr. Ikle opposes the building of several facilities. He lists at least five. Personally I will probably not use these buildings. However, I fully support the building of these facilities as they will make Lethbridge ... Read More »

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  • Step in right direction

    Over the past year, the Municipal Planning Commission drafted a new bylaw in an attempt to regulate the proliferation of digital billboards in our city. I would like to thank city council for considering the MPC submission and unanimously approving the new bylaw regulating this industry. Digital billboards distract from driving, add unnecessary light pollution ... Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Someone will have to pay for city’s projects

    I agree with Ken Ikle regarding the debt the city is taking on. In the early ’70s the Mirabel Airport was built north of Montreal at a cost of $500 million ($2 billion in today’s currency) and the airport was abandoned 10 years ago. We still pay about $5 million a year to maintain it. ... Read More »

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