February 21st, 2017

Local News

Therapeutic Rec program helps people deal with pain

By Lethbridge Herald on February 15th, 2017

Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com Therapeutic Recreation helps those who are facing challenges, whether it be physical, emotional, social or mental, and in February, cities across Canada are celebrating Therapeutic Recreation Month. Recreational Therapists (RecT’s) are able to assess their clients’ needs, strengths and develop an appropriate therapy plan for each individual. Shannon Hoetmer, a ... Read More »

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More disclosure needed in attempted murder case

By Shurtz, Delon on February 15th, 2017

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com An attempted murder case has been adjourned again to give the accused and his lawyer more time to review disclosure. Lethbridge lawyer Greg White told court Tuesday he and his client, Denzel Dre Colton Bird, still need to watch about five hours of video containing statements Bird gave to police ... Read More »

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Man sentenced for role in small-town robbery

By Shurtz, Delon on February 15th, 2017

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The man who drove the get-away car during a small-town convenience store robbery last year has been sent to jail. Lenard Joseph Moorman pleaded guilty last week in Lethbridge provincial court to a single count of robbery and was sentenced to 18 months behind bars. Moorman was the driver of ... Read More »

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Creating inclusive classrooms

By Submitted Article on February 15th, 2017

In a time when we are becoming more aware of the diversity of the people in our community and learning to be more understanding and tolerant of their differences, it is becoming ever more important that we ensure our schools are places that welcome all students in an inclusive learning environment. The idea of inclusion ... Read More »

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G.S. Lakie students ready to bust a move

By Martens, Ian on February 15th, 2017

Ian Martens Lethbridge Herald imartens@lethbridgeherald.com Student dancers will be demonstrating their hip-hop skills during “Cypher” – a one-evening hip hop showcase set for Thursday at G.S. Lakie Middle School. The term “cypher” is a breakdancing term which describes a dance battle. While a battle usually pits different groups against one another, this production is a ... Read More »

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City dog trainer looking to make the greatest of dog shows

By Villeneuve, Melissa on February 15th, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge woman hopes her award-winning purebred Samoyeds have got the right “fluff” to make it to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City next year. Since she was a little girl, Larisa Salay always dreamed of training and entering dogs in dog shows. Born in Russia, ... Read More »

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Coaldale one step closer to return of VLTs

By Schnarr, J.W. on February 15th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald -Coaldale jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The Coaldale video lottery terminal issue took another step toward resolution on Monday with the passage of first reading on a bill that would strike down the nearly two-decade ban. The council split the vote 4-2, with Coun. Bill Chapman and Coun. Jacen Abrey voting against. Coun. Roger Hohm ... Read More »

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Sentencing set for couple charged with child neglect

By Shurtz, Delon on February 15th, 2017

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A husband and wife charged with neglecting their nine-year-old daughter several years ago are finally going to be sentenced. The couple was in Lethbridge Court of Queen’s Bench Monday, where a sentencing hearing was scheduled for March 14. They each pleaded guilty last May to a single count of failing ... Read More »

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Robbery suspect remains in custody

By Shurtz, Delon on February 15th, 2017

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man accused of robbing a city convenience store earlier this month remains in custody while his lawyer waits for disclosure from the Crown’s office. Matthew Justin Farrell appeared in Lethbridge provincial court Tuesday, but after the accused’s lawyer explained he was still waiting for disclosure, the matter was ... Read More »

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Scholarship breakfast offers food for thought

By Kuhl, Nick on February 15th, 2017

Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Idea sex. It’s a concept of ideas starting to reproduce new ideas. It was also one of the notes guest speaker Vik Maraj brought up during the Lethbridge School District 51’s inaugural scholarship breakfast Tuesday morning at the Coast Hotel. Through the creation of the Canada 150 Innovation Scholarship Fund, ... Read More »

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Taxi rates to rise

By Villeneuve, Melissa on February 15th, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Taxi rates for some companies will be going up in Lethbridge, which already has the highest taxi rates among cities in Alberta. On Monday, Lethbridge City Council gave final approval to amendments in the Lethbridge Licence Bylaw with respect to taxi cabs. The changes include an increase to the maximum ... Read More »

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