June 28th, 2017

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J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The fate of Derek Saretzky is now in the hands of a jury. This morning, the jury in the Saretzky triple murder trial received their final instructions from Judge William Tilleman prior to beginning deliberations. Saretzky is on trial for the 2015 Blairmore murders of Terry Blanchette and his daughter,

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  • Saretzky guilty of triple murder

    A Lethbridge court jury has found Derek Saretzky guilty on all three counts of first degree murder in the 2015 Crowsnest Pass deaths of 69-year-old grandmother Hanne Meketech, Terry Blanchette, 27, and Blanchette’s two-year-old daughter, Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette. The 24-year-old Saretzky was also found guilty of offering an indignity to a human body in relation to ... Read More »

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  • Saretzky jury deliberations underway

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The fate of Derek Saretzky is now in the hands of a jury. This morning, the jury in the Saretzky triple murder trial received their final instructions from Judge William Tilleman prior to beginning deliberations. Saretzky is on trial for the 2015 Blairmore murders of Terry Blanchette and his daughter, ... Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Downtown Farmers’ Market continues to grow

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com The popular outdoor Downtown Farmers’ Market will open for the summer season next week. It’s the 12th year for the annual event held in Festival Square (3 Avenue and 6 Street S) by Lethbridge Exhibition Park and Downtown Lethbridge BRZ. Beginning July 5, the Downtown Farmers’ Market will run Wednesdays ... Read More »

    14 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Hurricanes’ schedule released

    Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Hurricanes announced its 2017-18 Western Hockey League regular season schedule. The Canes open the season Sept. 22 when the Medicine Hat Tigers pay a visit to the Enmax Centre. The Hurricanes will play the Tigers seven times, four at home and three away. Lethbridge will also face the Kootenay Ice seven ... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Bulls hold off Dawgs

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Even when their hitting hasn’t been the best, the Lethbridge Bulls have still found their way into the win column. The Bulls downed the Okotoks Dawgs 7-4 in Western Major Baseball League play Tuesday night at Spitz Stadium. With the win, the Bulls improve to 14-7 as the team continues ... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Pronghorns mourn loss of rugby coach

    A ‘Good Sport’ column by Dylan Purcell Ric Suggitt died quickly, to me. I heard he got sick, then less than 12 hours later, I heard he died. Sluggo, the head coach of the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns, was dead. Ric Suggitt, the father and husband and friend, died, too. I met Sluggo when he ... Read More »

    14 hours ago


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  • Taber group shows determination

    Years later, many people remember their favourite childhood stories. Images from “Cinderella,” “Jack and the Beanstock,” “The Little Engine That Could” – they’ve captured youngsters’ imaginations for many generations. One of their lasting lessons for young readers is the idea that anything may be possible, difficult as it seems. But it takes energy, patience and ... Read More »

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  • Russia, U.S. playing dangerous game

    I don’t remember which navy I was in when I first heard the term “silly buggers,” but the meaning was clear. It included some sensible exercises like “man overboard” drills, but the heart and soul of the game was high-speed manoeuvres by ships travelling in close company. These sometimes got quite exciting, because ships don’t ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • A route to more effective health care

    Providers need to be encouraged to innovate Alexis Wise CONTRIBUTOR, EVIDENCE NETWORK – TORONTO Health care costs the public sector about $160 billion a year in Canada, a higher per-capita cost than most industrialized nations. Yet Canadians are not markedly healthier, nor do we receive better care. The Commonwealth Fund has ranked Canada 10th out ... Read More »

    5 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • We are entitled to clean air

    Last evening air pollution kept some residents on/near 13 Street South inside. When someone lights a wood fire in a residential zone (and there are always cleaner, smoke-free, non-wood burning alternatives), that person affects air quality for fellow citizens, often up to two or more blocks away – and impinges unfairly on neighbours’ peaceful enjoyment ... Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Important to continue to show Pride

    I was very saddened to hear the news about your rainbow crosswalk being vandalized for the second time. It’s unfortunate that this kind of homophobia still exists in our society. It is incidents like this that make the case for having Pride festivals in the first place. I hope this strengthens the resolve of the ... Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • There is interest in ward system

    The Lethbridge Herald Question of the Day survey published on June 23 revealed strong community support for revisiting the ward system model of municipal government. Sixty-two per cent of those who respondent indicated support for exploring the ward model. But this isn’t the first time Lethbridge residents indicated an interest in some form of area ... Read More »

    14 hours ago


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