March 28th, 2017

Local News

Police seek counterfeit money suspects

By Shurtz, Delon on March 28th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge police are seeking the public’s help to identify suspects they believe spent counterfeit U.S. $20 and $50 bills at local businesses in February and March. Anyone who recognizes the suspects is asked to contact police at 403-328-4444 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers can also be submitted online ... Read More »

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New West performers take up residency at Assumption School

By Martin, Tijana on March 28th, 2017

Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com Three artists will be spending this week at Our Lady of The Assumption School as part of New West Theatre’s Artist in Residency program. This is the third time New West Theatre has been invited to the school. “I think it gives the kids an opportunity to be creative, they ... Read More »

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Trial dates set in child pornography case

By Shurtz, Delon on March 28th, 2017

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man facing child pornography charges following a police sting last year is scheduled to stand trial this summer. Robert Kelly Rogers will stand trial Aug. 28, 31, and Sept. 1 in Lethbridge provincial court. The dates were set Monday during a brief court hearing, in which the accused ... Read More »

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Voting stations, advance polls approved for Oct. 16 municipal election

By Villeneuve, Melissa on March 28th, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com In less than seven months, it will be time for voters to head to the polls for the 2017 Municipal Election. Voting station locations, and dates and hours for advance polls were approved at Monday’s city council meeting. Election day will be Monday, Oct. 16, and there will be a ... Read More »

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U of L may pursue UPASS for third time

By Villeneuve, Melissa on March 28th, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com The third time could be the charm for the implementation of a UPASS system at the University of Lethbridge, if the students vote for it in a referendum despite being struck down twice before. At Monday’s city council meeting, the City’s Transit department recommended working with the U of L ... Read More »

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Council ratifies wage increases for police

By Villeneuve, Melissa on March 28th, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com City council ratified new two-year collective agreements with the Lethbridge Police Association and the Senior Officers Association on Monday. The agreements provide wage increases of 2.5 per cent, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2016, and two per cent, effective Jan. 1, 2017. The raises will apply to 164 Lethbridge Police Service ... Read More »

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Suspect sought for using bear spray in robbery

By Martin, Tijana on March 28th, 2017

Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com A liquor store employee was allegedly attacked with bear spray early Saturday evening. At approximately 6:50 p.m. an unidentified female entered Liquor Connection along the 1500 block of 9 Avenue South and grabbed a bottle of alcohol before presenting a can of bear spray to threaten the employee. Lethbridge Police ... Read More »

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Gun legislation challenge to delay sentencing

By Shurtz, Delon on March 28th, 2017

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A sentencing hearing for Jesse Dallas Hills, who shot up a westside neighbourhood in 2014, has been adjourned for a month while his lawyer prepares to challenge gun legislation. The matter was in Lethbridge Court of Queen’s Bench Monday, but simply adjourned to April 24 to give Hills’ lawyer, Greg ... Read More »

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Modern society starved for darkness

By Submitted Article on March 28th, 2017

Rena Woss LETHBRIDGE ASTRONOMY SOCIETY In our orbit around the sun, we crossed the darkest point in our journey a few months back (Dec. 21 winter solstice). Just this week we’ve passed the spring equinox and we’re now on our way toward the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. As you’ve noticed, the ... Read More »

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‘The Debaters Live’ coming to Enmax

By Kuhl, Nick on March 28th, 2017

Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com There’s no debate about it, the Enmax Centre has another big show planned for later this year. Comedy stage show “The Debaters Live” will be coming to the Lethbridge arena on Sept. 28, it was announced on Monday morning, The show, featuring host Steve Patterson and two of his favourite ... Read More »

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Gardening season’s coming

By Submitted Article on March 28th, 2017

Sunday talk to focus on native plants Kayla Craig MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS INTERN, GALT MUSEUM & ARCHIVES The first day of spring might not have been the warmest in 2017, but we know eventually the last banks of snow will melt, revealing the thawed-out ground underneath. When that glorious day comes, we can be sure ... Read More »

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