August 1st, 2014

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  • Man gets jail time for role in crashing truck into Tim Hortons

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD A man whose brother is in jail for driving a stolen truck into a Taber business more than two years ago has also been sent to jail for helping his brother and lying to police. Heinrich Krahn, 29, pleaded guilty Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court to[...] Read More »

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  • Piikani celebration goes today through Monday

    BROCKET Drumming and dance competitions for prize money and a Sunday morning parade in Brocket will be among the highlights of the Piikani Nation’s 57th annual celebration – Canada’s oldest powwow. The events, which also include a princess pageant, a junior and an open rodeo, horse races, softball[...] Read More »

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  • Lopped locks going to a good cause

    Melissa Villeneuve FOR THE HERALD After two and a half years of growing, shampooing and brushing, Jim Kristensen chopped his long locks Thursday for children suffering from hair loss conditions. What started out as a goal of $1,000 to help one child grew into a $5,555 cheque and[...] Read More »

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  • Man guilty of additional drug charges but won’t serve more time

    LETHBRIDGE A man serving time in prison has been sentenced on old drug charges, but won’t serve any additional time behind bars. Kenneth Gravelle, who appeared Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court by closed-circuit TV, pleaded guilty to two counts of drug possession and one count each of possessing[...] Read More »

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  • Support the key for cancer survivor

    Melissa Villeneuve FOR THE HERALD “Together you can conquer anything” is a message that cancer survivor Tatiana Reizvich wants to share with the world. For Reizvich, who is in remission after being diagnosed on Feb. 4, 2013 with a rare form of leukemia, this lesson is one she[...] Read More »

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National News

  • Judge commits two people to stand trial in death of Loretta Saunders

    HALIFAX – A Nova Scotia judge has committed two people accused in the death of Loretta Saunders to stand trial on charges of first-degree murder. Judge Anne Derrick said in Nova Scotia provincial court today that there was enough evidence to send 26-year-old Blake Leggette and his 28-year-old girlfriend, Victoria Henneberry, to trial. A publication [...] Read More »

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  • Public health agency urges Canadians to stay away from Ebola-affected countries

    OTTAWA – Health officials are telling Canadians to avoid travel to three African countries hit hard by an outbreak of Ebola virus. The Public Health Agency of Canada says the recommendation that Canadians avoid all non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone is in line with an advisory issued by the United States. The [...] Read More »

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  • Ottawa man faces 181 charges after police say 38 people were cyberbullied

    OTTAWA – An Ottawa man faces 181 charges after police say 38 people in Canada and other countries were subjected to cyberbullying and harassment. Police say 18 of the alleged victims are Ottawa residents while the others are from elsewhere in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. The charges follow an eight-month investigation [...] Read More »

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  • Judge to rule on whether Loretta Saunders homicide case should proceed to trial

    HALIFAX – A Nova Scotia judge is expected to rule today on whether the Loretta Saunders homicide case will proceed to trial. Police have charged 26-year-old Blake Leggette and his 28-year-old girlfriend Victoria Henneberry with first-degree murder in the university student’s death. A publication ban has been placed on evidence that was presented during the [...] Read More »

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  • Cross-stitch pattern seized at Edmonton airport a cover for oxy pills

    EDMONTON – Customs officials at Edmonton International Airport have intercepted a cross-stitch pattern that your grandmother probably didn’t order. Upon closer examination, officers discovered the item declared as “cotton cross stitch” was actually a sealed package containing 275 oxycodone pills. Insp. Gary Peck of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team says Canadian Border Services Agency [...] Read More »

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