April 20th, 2018

Local News

Smoke in the air at ‘420’ celebration

By Lethbridge Herald on April 20th, 2018

Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com It was a clear blue day in Lethbridge on Friday, but things were a little hazy downtown as hundreds took part in the second annual “420@ThePark” event. They joined Canadians across the country in their festivities with April 20 being a common date to celebrate and advocate cannabis. During previous ... Read More »

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Blood Tribe to designate land for lease outside the tribe

By Lethbridge Herald on April 20th, 2018

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com After a contentious and contested referendum vote, the Blood Tribe officially announced this week it will move to re-designate a parcel of land surrounding its Moccasin Flats Plaza parcel north of Cardston, and make it available for long-term leases to businesses outside the tribe. “The land designation is for the ... Read More »

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Pharmacists to feel the pain of planned cuts to services

By Schnarr, J.W. on April 20th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Pharmacists around the province, including Lethbridge, rallied on Thursday against what they see as cuts to frontline pharmacy services by the NDP government. A group of about 50 pharmacists and their supporters started in Galt Gardens and made their way to the downtown office of Lethbridge West MLA Shannon Phillips, ... Read More »

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Man facing numerous charges remains in custody

By Shurtz, Delon on April 20th, 2018

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man charged with numerous offences following a police chase in January has lost his bid for freedom. Winston Frederick Hegi, 27, was remanded in custody following a lengthy bail hearing Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court. Although evidence presented during the bail hearing cannot be published under a publication ... Read More »

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Man accused in downtown stabbing has charges stayed

By Shurtz, Delon on April 20th, 2018

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com One of several men accused of stabbing of another man downtown earlier this year no longer faces prosecution in connection with the incident. A single charge of aggravated assault against Jesse Dean Davidson was stayed by the Crown Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court. A stay of proceedings is a ruling ... Read More »

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Education key to reduce number of FASD babies

By Mabell, Dave on April 20th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Sending them to jail is no way to respond to people living with developmental challenges. Instead, a Lethbridge audience heard Thursday, a range of other alternatives is helping those with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) contribute to their community. The problem is much greater than previously thought, participants at the ... Read More »

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Logging and watersheds topic of talk

By Sulz, Dave on April 20th, 2018

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Logging and its effect on watersheds will be the topic when the Lethbridge and District Horticultural Society holds its next public meeting on Monday. Professional biologist Lorne Fitch will discuss “Stumps, Sawdust and Sediment: A legacy of logging in the headwaters.” The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Theatre Gallery at the ... Read More »

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Prelim hearing into weapons case begins

By Shurtz, Delon on April 20th, 2018

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A preliminary hearing for a couple of Cardston businessmen charged with several weapons-related offences has begun in a Lethbridge courtroom. The hearing, which began Thursday and is scheduled to conclude Monday, will determine whether there is enough evidence to commit the accused, Dean Dan Sommerfeldt and Todd Dean Sommerfeldt, to ... Read More »

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Spring Reuse Rendezvous set for Saturday

By Mabell, Dave on April 20th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Do we like “Free”? City residents will see that sign on many streets Saturday, for the first springtime “Reuse Rendezvous.” Families are being invited to place any “gently used” but no longer needed items on their front lawn or driveway, accompanied by a big “Free” label. At the same time, ... Read More »

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No relief from gas prices

By Lethbridge Herald on April 19th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Hitting the highways this summer? Albertans may want to leave early, take a smaller vehicle — and avoid British Columbia. A full month before the May long weekend — when pump prices usually spike — Albertans are already paying an average of $1.253 for a litre of regular gas, up ... Read More »

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Charges pending in motorcycle collision

By Lethbridge Herald on April 19th, 2018

From Lethbridge Police: Lethbridge police are investigating a motorcycle collision Wednesday evening that resulted in a 51-year-old man sustaining life-threatening injuries. On April 18, 2018 at approximately 7 p.m. police responded to a report of a motorcycle collision at the intersection of 3 Avenue and 12 B Street South. Investigation determined a motorcycle, operated by ... Read More »

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