September 20th, 2019

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Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com There was loud, boisterous cheering, repeated clapping, a standing ovation and sobs of joy and relief, and it had nothing to do with a sporting event. The spontaneous outburst was in a Lethbridge courtroom, Thursday, where Justice Terry Clackson acquitted David and Collet Stephan of failing to provide the necessaries

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  • Stephans found not guilty

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com There was loud, boisterous cheering, repeated clapping, a standing ovation and sobs of joy and relief, and it had nothing to do with a sporting event. The spontaneous outburst was in a Lethbridge courtroom, Thursday, where Justice Terry Clackson acquitted David and Collet Stephan of failing to provide the necessaries ... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Man charged after alleged assault almost severs victim’s finger

    Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge Police have charged a 23-year-old man in connection with an alleged incident last weekend where they say a man’s finger was nearly severed during an altercation in an alley. At about 10:14 p.m. last Friday, police responded to Chinook Regional Hospital to investigate a report of an assault. Police say an investigation ... Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Resident suffers burns in house fire

    Lethbridge One resident was transported to hospital with serious burns following a house fire Wednesday afternoon. Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services responded to a residential building fire in the 100 Block of 2 Avenue South at 12:28 p.m. When emergency crews arrived, there was light smoke but no visible flames, officials said in a news ... Read More »

    22 hours ago

Local Sports

  • LCI Rams fall to Henry Wise Wood

    Lethbridge Herald Five high school football games hit the gridiron last weekend. The LCI Rams hosted Calgary Henry Wise Wood at the University of Lethbridge Stadium, losing a 20-8 decision, while in Southern Alberta High School Football League interlocking play the Catholic Central Cougars topped the Chinook Coyotes 17-3 Friday night, also at the U ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Catching up with Summer Games athletes from 2012

    Lethbridge Sport Council Where are they now? It’s been seven years since Lethbridge hosted the 2012 Alberta Summer Games. Where are they now updates are being posted on the 2020 Games social media accounts. For many athletes, the 2012 Games was the highest level of competition they would achieve. For others it would become a ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Hurricanes net a profit

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The 2018-19 Western Hockey League season turned out to be another profitable one for the Lethbridge Hurricanes. The Hurricanes held its 34th annual general meeting Monday night in the upstairs lounge of the Enmax Centre. Following a 40-18-5-5 regular season and a seven-game first round playoff series that unfortunately for ... Read More »

    3 days ago


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  • Drastic cuts aren’t the solution

    Alberta needs tax increases and a PST Bob Ascah, Trevor W. Harrison and Richard E. Mueller The government’s release of the MacKinnon report on Alberta’s financial situation confirms concerns that the panel’s limited mandate, focused solely on expenditures, would prohibit a full examination of bigger issues of balance or long-term fiscal sustainability. Due to its ... Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Drug crisis needs new solutions

    David B. Carpenter Many recreational street drug users are pretty much indistinguishable from the rest of society who might enjoy a cold beer on a Friday night after work or a cigarette during a break. They do, however, face substantially more onerous health, security and legal issues when they partake. And those issues are only ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • U of L, college aren’t just places for students

    A week ago thousands of young women and men arrived in Lethbridge, ready to begin another year of studies at our college and university. In a city our size, their return is highly visible. Our stores, sports facilities, restaurants and bars – and particularly, our transit system – are suddenly busy after a lazy summer. ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • More addicts will expand Lethbridge’s problem areas

    Mayor Spearman stated Lethbridge now has 1,300 addicts. I have been a vocal opponent on the Lethbridge Herald website of this city’s direction because of my 28 years in the Navy watching the same thing over and over again. So I thought I would give Lethbridge a snapshot of what is to come. There are ... Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • People’s Party platform worth discussion

    Referring to Larry MacKillop’s letter of Aug 24: While the stance taken by Elections Canada is anti-free speech, the People’s Party platform on climate is worth discussion. The people should decide, but need the facts before they can make decision. The People’s Party platform is as follows: A People’s Party government will: – Withdraw from ... Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Saving a life isn’t the same as helping a life

    My grandchildren will be the fourth generation of Chapmans to live in Lethbridge or the nearby community of Sunnyside in the Lethbridge County. My grandfather came to Lethbridge from Scotland in 1908 and his first job was as a labourer pouring concrete on the new High Level Bridge. In the mid-1950s he saw alcohol as ... Read More »

    2 days ago


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