April 21st, 2018

Local News

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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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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Arrest included five RCMP detachments

By Lethbridge Herald on April 19th, 2018

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The RCMP is giving a few more details about the operation which led to the arrest of a man charged with four counts of attempted murder after a westside shooting incident on Sunday. Robert John Sheppard was charged on Tuesday in Lethbridge. Considered a high-risk subject, Sheppard was met with ... Read More »

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Musaeus adding guest artist for final concert

By Mabell, Dave on April 19th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Southern Albertans have been entertained for many years by Musaeus, the string quartet that’s at the core of the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra. But on Friday, the quartet will be adding a fifth voice. Catherine McLaughlin, principal bassist with the orchestra, will be the guest artist at Musaeus’ final concert of ... Read More »

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Council delays meeting on pot

By Schnarr, J.W. on April 19th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A public meeting on how the City will handle the end of marijuana prohibition has been delayed in order to give city council more time to prepare the event. Council has referred a plan for a Community Issues Committee meeting on local cannabis regulations to the Open and Effective Government ... Read More »

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City property taxes can be viewed online

By Schnarr, J.W. on April 19th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com This year’s property taxes are available online. Property owners can sign up to receive their annual property tax notices by email and view their notices online through MyCity, the City of Lethbridge’s online system. Local taxpayers will still receive their tax notices by mail unless they request an email notification ... Read More »

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Woman killed in rollover south of Grassy Lake

By Jensen, Randy on April 19th, 2018

LETHBRIDGE HERALD -TABER At about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Taber RCMP and Emergency Services were called to the scene of a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 513 at the intersection of Range Road 140, south of Grassy Lake. The female driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene while one of three passengers was taken ... Read More »

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Woman sentenced on drug charge

By Shurtz, Delon on April 19th, 2018

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A woman has been sent to jail and a man is no longer facing charges in connection to drug overdoses on the Blood Reserve more than three years ago. Jessica Good Rider and Charles Shouting were scheduled to stand trial this week in Lethbridge Court of Queen’s Bench on charges ... Read More »

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Dismal spring weather delays cleanup in city parks

By Mabell, Dave on April 19th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Picturesque Henderson Lake, Nicholas Sheran and Lethbridge’s other major parks are popular destinations in spring. Trees are budding, grass is growing, birds are singing. Not this year, however. Spring is long delayed and our parks are far from pristine. Cleanup operations haven’t even begun, says Kevin Jensen, operations manager for ... Read More »

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Court considers dangerous offender status for registered sex offender

By Shurtz, Delon on April 19th, 2018

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A registered sex offender who was convicted of sexually assaulting 13-year-old girls three times between 2004 and 2010, may be designated a dangerous offender. Crown prosecutor Donna Spaner is seeking the designation following Trevor Pritchard’s guilty plea last week to yet another charge of sexual assault, as well as a ... Read More »

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