May 26th, 2017

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From LPS: Lethbridge Police have charged a 42-year-old man with uttering threats and other offences following an incident Wednesday that resulted in members of the Critical Incident Response Team attending a westside apartment building. On May 24, 2017 at approximately 9:30 a.m. police responded to a request to check on the well-being of a male

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  • Lethbridge man facing charges following standoff with police

    From LPS: Lethbridge Police have charged a 42-year-old man with uttering threats and other offences following an incident Wednesday that resulted in members of the Critical Incident Response Team attending a westside apartment building. On May 24, 2017 at approximately 9:30 a.m. police responded to a request to check on the well-being of a male ... Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Trial date delayed in triple murder case

    ­Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The trial for a man accused of killing three people, including a young girl, in the Crowsnest Pass in 2015 has been delayed again. Derek Saretzky was scheduled to stand trial May 29 on three counts of first-degree murder, but it was put off until June 5 to allow more ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Police release sketch of sex assault suspect

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge police have released a composite sketch of a man wanted in connection with a violent attempted sexual assault last March. Police are asking anyone who recognizes the man to come forward. A badly beaten woman went to the police station around 3:13 a.m. on March 18 to report that ... Read More »

    21 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Churchill, County Central post rugby wins

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Winston Churchill Griffins defeated Chinook Coyotes 39-5 in Southern Alberta High School Rugby League girls’ action Wednesday. Nikki Carter led the Griffins with three tries while Shelby Needham, Maile Funa, Tyler Kruchkywich and Hanna Vanderhulst each added one try. Vanderhulst also contributed two converts. Taryn Kustra replied with a try for the Coyotes. ... Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • There’s no shortage of hockey camps this summer

    Not only has hockey season come to an end but school is starting to wind down. I probably shouldn’t say that as to give students an excuse to mail it in for the last month. Although I’ve talked to enough teachers to hear that many already have. But just because the hockey season is over ... Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • Penultimate week of local spring school sports

    It’s said all good things must come to an end. Well, in terms of this year’s local high school sports campaign, the curtain will soon drop. But not this week. In fact, there are prime shows on multiple stages. – – The Alberta Schools Athletic Association South Zone Track and Field Championships are scheduled for ... Read More »

    2 days ago


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  • A challenging balancing act

    Choosing projects for CIP means tough decisions It’s an exercise not unlike managing your household finances, except that the numbers are bigger. Members of Lethbridge City Council had some difficult decisions to make during the latest Capital Improvement Program budgeting process which was completed Tuesday. More than 100 projects in total were proposed, including $284 ... Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • Lots of life left after age 65

    Age 65 is generally accepted as the point at which a person becomes a senior citizen. But these days it’s not uncommon to see people continuing to live active, productive lives 25 years or more past that age. It’s an important consideration as Canada’s seniors demographic becomes an increasingly larger portion of the population. While ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • We’re living in preposterous times

    All the talk of special prosecutors and the like will not bring the man to book. The soap opera will continue and no amount of dysfunction in the White House will make it stop until early 2019 at best. Even though a great deal of damage will have been done by then. Some of the ... Read More »

    5 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Forcing hospitals to provide MAID is wrong

    Re: “Should public institutions be able to opt out from MAID?”, May 17 Letter to the Editor. Dr. Amies of Dying With Dignity Canada (DwDC) wants to force Catholic health-care facilities (Covenant Health Care) to poison people. In the typical deceptive language intended to hide the truth about what “MAID” really is, Dr. Amies declares ... Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • Is driving a right or a privilege?

    I have been informed that the courts have held over on a decision to immediately suspend a person’s driver’s licence when they are suspected of drunk driving. What a shame. We need immediate consequences for people to get the message. After all, if you maim, injure or kill another party, they do have immediate consequences. ... Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • Wildrose-Tory merger would be a mistake

    In 2004, I ran for MLA in the Livingstone Macleod riding as the Alberta Alliance (now Wildrose) candidate against the Conservative incumbent, David Coutts. Not being a strong enough candidate, unfortunately, I lost and the Conservatives went on to win not only that election but the following as well. The Alberta Alliance/Wildrose party was formed ... Read More »

    2 days ago


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