March 29th, 2015

Local News

No funds for more students a concern

By Villeneuve, Melissa on March 29th, 2015

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Local school districts will be juggling their resources to maintain student education after Thursday’s provincial budget announcement. Superintendents say they’re disappointed with no funding to cover projected student enrolment growth, cuts to operations and maintenance, and restrictions on accessing reserve funds. “We were... Read More »

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Don’t give identity thieves a shred of evidence

By Villeneuve, Melissa on March 29th, 2015

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com It’s a silent crime, one that usually goes undetected until it’s too late. Identity theft can devastate an individual’s life, as thieves target personal information to obtain credit, leaving the victim on the hook to repair the damage. The annual Alberta Motor Association... Read More »

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Man rescued from reservoir

By Jensen, Randy on March 29th, 2015

STAVELY One man is listed in “very critical condition” after being rescued from the Pine Coulee Reservoir, west of Stavely, after a boat overturned on Saturday. At approximately 9:30 a.m., police, fire and EMS attended the Pine Coulee Reservoir, and located the man in the lake. The fire... Read More »

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Wilson’s ‘Collage of the Arts 2015′ presents ‘Alice in Wonderland Jr.’

By Villeneuve, Melissa on March 29th, 2015

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Wilson Middle School is inviting the public to follow the White Rabbit to Sterndale Bennett Theatre for its latest production, “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” The musical is part of “Collage of the Arts 2015,” an annual spring celebration featuring the Wilson Middle School... Read More »

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Less fortunate get pampered treatment at Project Connect

By Villeneuve, Melissa on March 29th, 2015

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Haircuts, massages, pedicures. Many of us would spoil ourselves with these treats at a spa, but for the homeless, they are rare indulgences. To walk into any business as a homeless person, many feel unwelcome. These are just a few of the reasons... Read More »

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Young scientists to take talents to national stage

By Lethbridge Herald on March 28th, 2015

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Their names were announced, and they could hardly contain their excitement. Four scientifically inclined southern Alberta students won an all expenses-paid trip to represent Lethbridge at the national science fair in New Brunswick. Almost 120 students took part in SCI-FUSION 2015: The Lethbridge Regional Science... Read More »

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Man suspected in series of bank robberies is denied bail

By Shurtz, Delon on March 28th, 2015

lethbridge herald A B.C. man accused of robbing several banks across three provinces in December and January will not be getting out of jail any time soon. Judge Derek Redman denied Shaun Christopher Cornish’s bid for freedom Thursday during a bail hearing, despite assurances the accused would live... Read More »

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Mennonites want to be part of the community

By Villeneuve, Melissa on March 28th, 2015

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald -TABER mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com “Let’s not paint them all with the same brush.” With all the national attention around recent town bylaws in Taber and other small communities, it seems many are eager to classify the Low-German speaking Mennonite community. However, members of the community... Read More »

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Man sentenced to 3 years for series of break-ins

By Shurtz, Delon on March 28th, 2015

lethbridge herald Jonathon William Cohen didn’t enjoy his freedom for very long. The 35-year-old Lethbridge man had only been released from jail Feb. 10 when he found himself back in custody a month later. Cohen, 36, broke into eight homes in March, three of them in one day... Read More »

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Men facing drug charges make first appearance

By Shurtz, Delon on March 28th, 2015

lethbridge herald Three Lethbridge men charged in connection with a drug bust in February made a brief appearance Friday in Lethbridge provincial court, but simply had their matters adjourned to next month. Grant Lamane, 24, Lawrence Kreutz, 21, and William Paksi, 23, are charged with a total of... Read More »

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American men fined total of $20,000 for trying to smuggle guns

By Shurtz, Delon on March 28th, 2015

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A total of $20,000 in fines were handed out to three men caught trying to smuggle guns over the Canadian border last year. Christopher Michael Grosstephan of Alaska was fined $10,000, while Jeffrey Dee Hill of Las Vegas was fined $6,000 and Steven... Read More »

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