February 21st, 2017

Local News

Sexual assault case adjourned to March 9

By Shurtz, Delon on February 18th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald A 32-year-old Coaldale man charged in January with several sex-related offences against young girls will be back in court next month. Trevor Pritchard was in Lethbridge provincial court Thursday but his case was adjourned to March 9 when he is scheduled for a bail hearing. The accused was initially charged with sexual assault, ... Read More »

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Man faces drug charges

By Shurtz, Delon on February 18th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge Police have charged a 24-year-old man with drug and weapons offences following the search of a residence near a day home. Following numerous tips from the public regarding drug trafficking near a day home, police searched a residence in the 2200 block of 6A Avenue North and recovered a small amount of ... Read More »

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SAAG exhibit a collaboration of sight and sound

By Mabell, Dave on February 18th, 2017

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com She lived 900 years ago, but her visions and music live on today. A Lethbridge painter has created a series of panels based on the writings and chants of Hildegard of Bingen, a Benedictine nun and mystic who died in 1174. After visiting the monastery in the Rhine region of ... Read More »

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Family Centre looking forwardto expansion to west Lethbridge

By Mabell, Dave on February 18th, 2017

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com It’s the fastest-growing part of the city. So staff at the city’s Family Centre are looking forward to opening a westside location in September. Family Centre West will be part of the new Coalbanks Elementary School in Copperwood, and communications manager Kathryn Ponomar says many of the programs offered downtown ... Read More »

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Schools celebrate family literacy

By Jensen, Randy on February 18th, 2017

Parental involvement pays off throughout child’s education Craig Albrecht PALLISER REGIONAL SCHOOLS The events planned across Palliser Regional Schools to celebrate Family Literacy Day may have varied, but the goal was constant. Students, staff and community gathered Jan. 27 to increase awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a ... Read More »

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Blood Tribe police dealing with fentanyl abuse daily

By Villeneuve, Melissa on February 18th, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com When it comes to fighting the illegal drug trade, fentanyl knows no borders. Overdose deaths attributed to the illicit opioid are skyrocketing each year in cities, towns and on reserves in Alberta. The Blood Tribe Police have not been immune to the effects on the community it serves to protect. ... Read More »

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Small businesses urged to utilize STEP program

By Schnarr, J.W. on February 18th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Time is running out for small businesses to take advantage of a program designed to help offset the costs of providing summer employment to students. Applications for Summer Temporary Employment Program must be submitted before Feb. 24. Employers can receive a $7 per hour wage subsidy to provide students with ... Read More »

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Robbery suspect still needs new lawyer

By Shurtz, Delon on February 18th, 2017

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man who fired his lawyer earlier this month to try and get a better deal from the Crown for robbing a couple of stores last year still doesn’t have new counsel. During a brief hearing Friday in Lethbridge provincial court, duty counsel explained that Legal Aid had not ... Read More »

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Sentencing in manslaughter case set for summer

By Shurtz, Delon on February 18th, 2017

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 39-year-old man who admitted killing his sister’s common-law spouse in 2015 likely won’t be sentenced until the summer. The man’s lawyer said Thursday during a hearing in Lethbridge provincial court that reports from various assessments of his client have yet to be completed. Those assessments will provide the accused’s ... Read More »

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Brothers bring dark part of Canadian history to light in film

By Lethbridge Herald on February 17th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Two local brothers with a love of film have provided a fresh perspective on a dark part of Canadian history. Arjan and Lakshjit Gill started Gill Productions last year. Their first project, “Arigato,” is a short documentary about The Ghost Town Bus Tour led by George Takashima on behalf of ... Read More »

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Suspect in recent standoff released from custody

By Shurtz, Delon on February 17th, 2017

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com One of two men charged in connection to a standoff with police last week has been released from custody. Forrest Jensen, 19, was released Thursday on $100 surety and ordered to live with his sister on the westside. He was placed on house arrest, although he’s allowed out with some ... Read More »

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