May 26th, 2017

Local News

400 fentanyl pills seized from Lethbridge apartment: ALERT

By Lethbridge Herald on May 19th, 2017

From ALERT: The execution of a search warrant at a west Lethbridge apartment has resulted in the seizure of 400 fentanyl pills and two people being arrested on drug-related charges. On May 17, 2017, ALERT Lethbridge’s organized crime and gang team arrested two men in a vehicle after receiving information about suspected fentanyl trafficking. They ... Read More »

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Man charged with arson

By Shurtz, Delon on May 19th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge Police Service has charged a 43-year-old man in connection with a fire at a downtown business last month. At about 5:30 a.m. April 5, Lethbridge firefighters responded to a fire in the alley in the 600 block of 4 Avenue South. The fire, which was considered suspicious, caused damage to the Boarderline ... Read More »

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Man who sold drugs to cop sentenced to 6 months in jail

By Shurtz, Delon on May 19th, 2017

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man who sold drugs to an undercover police officer has been sent to jail. Richard Giroux pleaded guilty Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court to a single count of drug trafficking and was sentenced to six months behind bars. Court was told Giroux, 49, met with the undercover cop ... Read More »

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College student puts her stamp on Canada Post designs

By Mabell, Dave on May 19th, 2017

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com If your neighbourhood letter carrier walks by in a sharp new uniform, you might thank Karah Nicholls. A fashion design student at Lethbridge College, Nicholls won second prize in a national competition sponsored by Canada Post in collaboration with Logistek Unicorp. It’s aimed at promoting new trends in uniform garments, ... Read More »

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Westside firehall included in CIP draft

By Villeneuve, Melissa on May 19th, 2017

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge will not get its first ever Cycle Escalator alongside Whoop-Up Drive. The $3.35-million proposed project was tossed out of the draft 2018-27 Capital Improvement Program in a unanimous decision by Finance Committee during day four of deliberations Thursday. What the residents of Lethbridge will receive is a new fire ... Read More »

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Bad decision results in fine

By Shurtz, Delon on May 19th, 2017

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com When police arrived at a westside home in December 2014, just two days before Christmas, they didn’t find presents under a tree. Instead what they found was a home splattered with blood and, oddly, smelling of bear spray. They also found a dented frying pan, all evidence of a fight ... Read More »

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Hearing to resume in baby death case

By Shurtz, Delon on May 19th, 2017

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A preliminary hearing for a man accused of killing a baby last year will continue later this summer as expected. The Crown and defence confirmed Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court that the preliminary hearing for Tyler Brian Hogan will resume Aug. 14-17. The matter had to be adjourned April 24 ... Read More »

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Project Street Sweeper nets 86 charges

By Schnarr, J.W. on May 19th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Eighty-six charges have been laid with more pending, along with $90,000 worth of stolen property and two loaded firearms during the first 10 days of Project Street Sweeper. The following charges have been laid since May 8: – Daymon William Sippola, facing 33 charges, including firearms offences, possession of stolen ... Read More »

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Plenty of compromise to come, says political scientist

By Mabell, Dave on May 19th, 2017

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com After years of bickering, can Alberta’s right-wing parties merge? Thursday’s announcement by the two competing leaders, suggests political scientist Faron Ellis, indicates it’s a possibility. But there’s still plenty of debate and compromise to come. “It’s a pretty good start,” said Ellis, a political science instructor at Lethbridge College. Both ... Read More »

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RCMP investigating Stirling elevator break-in

By Shurtz, Delon on May 19th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald -STIRLING The RCMP are looking for help tracking down the culprit or culprits who stole fuel and various items from a grain elevator near the small community of Stirling. At about 11:40 p.m. Sunday a dark-coloured pickup truck entered the compound of Richardson Pioneer on Highway 61 about one and half kilometres east ... Read More »

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Recyclables drive aids West Wind Gymnastics Club

By Sulz, Dave on May 19th, 2017

LETHBRIDGE HERALD The West Wind Gymnastics Club is encouraging people to save their pop bottles, juice boxes, milk jugs and other recyclables and exchange them for a drop-In pass to West Wind Gymnastics – one pass per garbage bag of cans. All money raised from this fundraiser will support the programs offered by West Wind ... Read More »

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