August 1st, 2014

Southern People

Flood cleanup continues on Blood Reserve

By Kuhl, Nick on August 1st, 2014

Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Cleanup from June’s flooding on the Blood Reserve is still ongoing, and may be for some time, as officials are still waiting for confirmation on what type of further government assistance will be provided. Although no Blood Tribe members are using the adminstration’s... Read More »

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Woman sentenced for defrauding government

By Shurtz, Delon on August 1st, 2014

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Trying to pass herself off as her sister to get money from the government has earned a Lethbridge woman a jail sentence. Colleen Butler was sentenced to nearly a year in jail for impersonating her sister, Cassandra, who lives in the United States, and receiving nearly... Read More »

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Race starter sought for Tour of Alberta

By Student on August 1st, 2014

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Calling all those who want to be part of Lethbridge history. The Lethbridge stage of the Tour of Alberta needs a race starter. On Sept. 3, you could be the lucky one to kick off this professional cycling event featuring 120 athletes from around the... Read More »

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Time to change ‘blaming victim’ attitude

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 1st, 2014

The suspension this week of a U.S. television sportscaster for comments about domestic abuse was a reminder that there remains some work to be done to change attitudes that amount to blaming victims of violence. ESPN gave outspoken sports commentator Stephen A. Smith a week’s suspension in the wake of comments Smith made during a ... Read More »

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Support the key for cancer survivor

By Jensen, Randy on August 1st, 2014

Melissa Villeneuve FOR THE HERALD “Together you can conquer anything” is a message that cancer survivor Tatiana Reizvich wants to share with the world. For Reizvich, who is in remission after being diagnosed on Feb. 4, 2013 with a rare form of leukemia, this lesson is one she... Read More »

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Man gets jail time for role in crashing truck into Tim Hortons

By Shurtz, Delon on August 1st, 2014

LETHBRIDGE HERALD A man whose brother is in jail for driving a stolen truck into a Taber business more than two years ago has also been sent to jail for helping his brother and lying to police. Heinrich Krahn, 29, pleaded guilty Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court to... Read More »

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Counselling may offer answers to marriage fear

By Ellie Tesher on August 1st, 2014

Q: I’ve been with my partner for over three years in a good relationship. She’s a wonderful person and a positive influence on me. However, lately, due to social pressure and maternal instincts, there’s been increasing pressure on me for marriage and children. I’d eventually like both but... Read More »

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Adding property rights to charter

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 1st, 2014

The Charter of Rights and Freedoms (which is part of our 1982 Constitution Act) protects many of our fundamental rights such as freedom of speech, religion, equality and mobility, but unfortunately property rights were deliberately excluded from the charter. They were included in early drafts of the document, but some provinces (sadly, Alberta led the ... Read More »

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Man guilty of additional drug charges but won’t serve more time

By Shurtz, Delon on August 1st, 2014

LETHBRIDGE A man serving time in prison has been sentenced on old drug charges, but won’t serve any additional time behind bars. Kenneth Gravelle, who appeared Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court by closed-circuit TV, pleaded guilty to two counts of drug possession and one count each of possessing... Read More »

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Man charged for driving stolen vehicle toward police officers

By Simmons, Garrett on August 1st, 2014

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lethbridge regional police have charged a 25-year-old city man following an incident Tuesday afternoon where a vehicle was driven toward police conducting a traffic training exercise. On Tuesday at approximately 3:45 p.m., an officer was conducting radar training with two recruits and a member of the... Read More »

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