March 23rd, 2017

Pictures of the Year – Ian Martens

Mason Muller follows Danny Robdrup between fields of canola blooms during cycling action near the community of Readymade east of Lethbridge during the first day of the Southern Alberta Summer Games. Herald photo by Ian Martens

Flames blaze out of windows as firefighters work at the scene of a house fire early at a rural property northwest of Monarch. While the home was a complete loss, no injuries were reported. Herald photo by Ian Martens

Jen Bond carries her chocolate lab named Bear, in front of Courtney Sturtevant with her corgi Steve, during the Paws in the Pool event at Westminster Outdoor Pool as dozens of dog owners and their dogs took advantage of the chance for a swim in the pool before the water was drained for the season. Herald photo by Ian Martens

A convocate with a mortarboard cap boasting her accomplishment sits among fellow graduands during Lethbridge College’s convocation ceremony at the Enmax Centre. Herald photo by Ian Martens

Lethbridge police tactical officers remove a man, one several people taken into custody, from a home where they conducted a search warrant on the city’s southside. Herald photo by Ian Martens

Riders in the peloton turn the corner at 4th Avenue and 8th Street downtown during one of the final laps in the opening stage of the Tour of Alberta. Herald photo by Ian Martens

Youngsters Gillian Minor and Nora Laird are seen through a forest of colourful art flowers during the Coulees and Culture program at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery. Herald photo by Ian Martens

Sparks fly as fifteen-year-old Sydney Hepple uses a MIG welder to build a structure during the Mind Over Metal welding camp at Lethbridge College. Herald photo by Ian Martens

Mitch Pollock of Twin Falls, Idaho goes flying off of Mystic River in the saddle bronc event as part of the Bucking and Barrels Can-Am Pro Challenge during Whoop-Up Days at the Exhibition Grandstand. Herald photo by Ian Martens

A procession of firefighters and service personnel, led by the Lethbridge Firefighters Pipe and Drums, marches to start the funeral service for Lethbridge fire captain John Wagontall who died as a result of duty related cancer. Herald photo by Ian Martens

The Harry Ainlay Titans celebrate a last minute interception against the LCI Rams in first night of high school football at the new Comets Stadium at the Victoria Sports Park in Raymond. Herald photo by Ian Martens

Gunners Michael O’Gorman and Thomas Nearing pay their respects at the Cenotaph at the conclusion of Remembrance Day services. Herald photo by Ian Martens