January 23rd, 2018

Local News

Man given two months in jail for hitting sister

By Shurtz, Delon on January 17th, 2018

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man who hit his sister during a brawl earlier this year is going to spend a little more time in custody. Dwayne Bastien pleaded guilty Tuesday in Lethbridge provincial court to one count of assault and was sentenced to two months in jail. Bastien was among several people ... Read More »

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Break-in tools earn man 30 days

By Shurtz, Delon on January 17th, 2018

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com In the hands of an electrician, screwdrivers may be considered essential tools. In the hands of crook, they might be better described as break-in tools. Shawn Eric Hart was caught carrying a couple of screwdrivers when he was stopped by police last month in Taber. He was charged with one ... Read More »

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Man in court for assault

By Schnarr, J.W. on January 17th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald -TABER jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A Taber man was in court Tuesday morning following a recent altercation involving a knife. Donald Bourassa, 40, appeared in Taber provincial court via closed-circuit TV from Lethbridge Correctional Centre. He is facing charges stemming from a Saturday incident which occurred at around 4:23 p.m. near the 5000 block ... Read More »

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Chinook dancers put new spin on ‘Romeo and Juliet’

By Martens, Ian on January 17th, 2018

Ian Martens Lethbridge Herald imartens@lethbridgeherald.com Chinook High School is staging a unique take on the story of “Romeo and Juliet” with a hip-hop battle of the Capulets and the Montaques as part of the school’s upcoming dance production “Urban Verona,” spinning Shakespeare’s tragedy into more of a happily-ever-after version of events. “In Shakespeare’s time comedy ... Read More »

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Woman sentenced to two years in prison

By Shurtz, Delon on January 17th, 2018

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 29-year-old woman who helped steal thousands of dollars in items from a couple of rural homes 18 months ago has been sent to a federal penitentiary. Christie-Lee Stotz pleaded guilty Tuesday in Lethbridge provincial court to two counts of housebreaking and was sentenced to two years in prison. Court ... Read More »

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Unstable ice cancels pond hockey tourney

By Kuhl, Nick on January 17th, 2018

Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Some southern Albertans who were planning to head south of the border this weekend may be altering their plans. Unstable ice conditions across northwest Montana have forced organizers to cancel the Montana Pond Hockey Classic in Kalispell, which was to be held Friday to Sunday. During the past several years, ... Read More »

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City hopes MSI continues

By Lethbridge Herald on January 16th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge can afford neither a performing arts centre nor a trade and convention centre — if the provincial government cancels its stabilization grants to cities and towns. That was the blunt warning from Mayor Chris Spearman, during his annual “State of the City” address to the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce. ... Read More »

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Teacher suspended after charges laid

By Shurtz, Delon on January 16th, 2018

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Brocket elementary school teacher charged with child exploitation offences has been suspended from teaching and barred from Peigan board of education property. “The safety and wellbeing of our Piikani Nation students and children is our highest priority,” states a news release issued by the board Monday. “PBOE wishes to ... Read More »

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Shoplifter with long record gets 60-day jail sentence

By Shurtz, Delon on January 16th, 2018

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A man caught stealing from a Lethbridge business last year will spend time behind bars. While shoplifting rarely attracts a jail sentence, Silas Lorne Abraham resisted arrest after he was caught stealing from London Drugs in November 2017. Abraham also has a significant criminal record, the Crown pointed out Monday ... Read More »

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Renovations ongoing at supervised drug site

By Mabell, Dave on January 16th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com With staff training well underway, officials at the city’s supervised drug consumption centre will be ready once building contractors have finished their work. Renovations on the 1 Avenue S. structure – a night club and bar for many decades – started last fall. Stacey Bourque, executive director of the Arches ... Read More »

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Trial planned for man accused in a pair of sexual assaults

By Shurtz, Delon on January 16th, 2018

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 32-year-old Lethbridge man accused of sexually assaulting two young boys last year is headed for trial. Following a preliminary hearing Monday in Lethbridge provincial court, Cody Tyler Black Forehead consented to be tried on four of five charges against him. Black Forehead, who previously elected to be tried by ... Read More »

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