July 29th, 2016

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J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Police have charged a 40-year-old Lethbridge man with murder in the death of nine-month-old Austin Wright. Tyler Brian Hogan was arrested on Wednesday morning without incident and has been charged with one count of second-degree murder. He was remanded in custody and appeared in Lethbridge provincial court on Thursday. On

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Local News

  • Deadly intersection has seen many close calls

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The death of a four-year-old boy in a collision east of Lethbridge on Wednesday highlights a need for stronger safety measures at the intersection where it occurred, says a woman whose family lives in the immediate area. Just after 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Coaldale RCMP responded to a multi-vehicle collision ... Read More »

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  • Gift of reading thrills kindergarten students

    Craig Albrecht PALLISER REGIONAL SCHOOLS -BARONS The shiny wrapping paper and pretty bows didn’t stand a chance as Barons School kindergarten students tore into three parcels on the classroom floor. The packages they were so excited to open didn’t contain the hottest new toy or latest piece of technology, however, but books given to them ... Read More »

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  • Taking the fight to the gutters

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com In Europe, water is part of the transportation system in cities like Amsterdam and Venice. In usually dry Lethbridge, melting snow or the occasional rainfall is directed to pipes running beneath our streets and boulevards. That’s the theory. But this year is a different story. By midweek, officials report, July ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Southwest headed to Little League nationals

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD sports@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge’s Southwest All-Stars will represent Alberta at the Canadian AAA Major Little League championship tournament in Vancouver beginning on Aug. 4. Southwest defeated Medicine Hat 24-2 on Thursday at Canola Harvest Field with Sam Hilgersom pitching the entire game and the local side putting up four runs in the first ... Read More »

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  • Bulls slip against Prospects

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Bulls spent the majority of Thursday afternoon doing onfield damage control. After sloshing water off the field at Spitz Stadium for the previous six hours, the Bulls were unable to cap off the busy day on a winning note, losing 4-1 to the Edmonton Prospects during Western Major ... Read More »

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  • Giants stand tall

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Intermediate Giants baseball team is off to the World stage. But before the Giants head off to the Little League World Series in Livermore, California, there’s still enough time to soak up the local spotlight before heading south. The Giants blanked the Ontario-representative Oakville Whitecaps 11-0 during the ... Read More »

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  • Driving home the point: Focus when behind the wheel

    Two fatal collisions is two too many. Especially given the ages of the victims and the short timeframe between them – as well as the likelihood both could have been prevented. In two separate incidents this week, a 17-year-old girl and a four-year-old boy were killed on roads on the outskirts of Lethbridge. There’s been ... Read More »

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  • Democratic reform needs democratic consent

    When it comes to proportional representation, e-voting and lowering the age of voters, we all deserve a voice Jackson Doughart Contributor, Troy Media – Halifax, N.S. Democratic reform is a hot topic these days. And democracy must be a critical part of the decision-making in any reform. Parliament has drawn up a committee to study ... Read More »

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  • Justify new taxes

    For many Canadians, the “spell of the Yukon” involves adventure, risk – and maybe riches. When our premiers met in Whitehorse last week, they seemingly failed to capture the wide vision, the untamed splendour of our far northern mountains and valleys. Instead, some of them talked about grapes – and beer! Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall, as ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • And the carbon tax is next

    My Enmax bill for my shop this past month: $6.32 for elec usage; $7.24 admin fee; $29.85 distribution charge; $13.74 transmission charge; $0.24 CD, balance pool allocation; $0.19 rate riders; $8.60 Lethbridge access fee; WOW $65.70 for $6.32 worth of elec. Gets even better… 0.00 use of gas; $7.70 admin fee; $26.90 ATCO fixed charge; ... Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Analyzinga difficult situation

    Re: Judge’s decision regarding David and Collet Stephan. I was praying for Justice Jerke and the difficult case he was presiding over in the matter of David and Collet Stephan. I was amazed at the wisdom, kindness, love and gentle rebuke his decision manifested. In trying to analyze what he all said, I felt that ... Read More »

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  • NDP gov’t continues to pile up debt

    There is something very wrong with our NDP government in Alberta. They said they would discuss plans with the people before they acted. This has not been the case. The biggest mistake so far is probably the environmental minister slashing the firefighting budget even though they knew it was a dry winter and dry spring ... Read More »

    4 days ago