October 20th, 2020

Local News

Baptism of fire for new recruits

By Lethbridge Herald on October 19th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge Fire and EMS is set to welcome 12 new recruits into full-time service in the coming weeks, and this year’s training, due to COVID-19, hasn’t quite been like a class like any other, said lead trainer Les Hilliard. “We had to adapt and overcome,” he explained to reporters at ... Read More »

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Two facing charges after police recover weapons and stolen property

By Herald on October 19th, 2020

Two people are facing charges after Lethbridge police executed a search warrant and recovered numerous weapons as well as several stolen items. Members of the Downtown Policing Unit and Priority Crime Unit executed the search warrant on Friday at a home in the 1800-block of 5 Avenue North. The subjects were taken into custody and ... Read More »

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Morning collision claims life of woman near Picture Butte

By Herald on October 19th, 2020

Picture Butte, Alta. – Coaldale and Picture Butte RCMP along with the Picture Butte Fire Department/EMS responded to a collision Monday morning on Highway 25 approximately 2.5 km south of Picture Butte. Preliminary indications are that a blue car travelling north on Highway 25 lost control and collided with a southbound semi truck. The 18-year-old driver and lone occupant of ... Read More »

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Police looking for driver in Saturday morning for hit and run

By Herald on October 19th, 2020

Lethbridge Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the driver and locate a vehicle involved in a hit and run collision that occurred Saturday morning at approximately 8:50 am in the intersection of South Parkside Drive and Parkside Drive South.  The offending vehicle fled the scene and is a red 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado, 4 ... Read More »

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Lawyer change to delay court case

By Shurtz, Delon on October 17th, 2020

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The case against a Lethbridge man facing more than a dozen charges relating to a string of violent offences a year ago will likely be delayed again after his lawyer was recently removed from the record. During a hearing this week in Lethbridge provincial court lawyer Claudia Connolly said a ... Read More »

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Community Foundation announces Cor Van Raay Endowment Fund

By Jensen, Randy on October 17th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD The Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta announces on Friday the establishment of the Cor Van Raay Endowment Fund. Van Raay, a leading Canadian cattle producer and the founder of Cor Van Raay Farms, established a Donor Advised Fund, which means Van Raay will choose which charities and causes he wishes to ... Read More »

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Shandro won’t overturn decision

By Jensen, Randy on October 17th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Minister of Health Tyler Shandro will not intervene in an Alberta Health Services decision to end its local EMS dispatch contracts in Lethbridge, Calgary, Wood Buffalo and Red Deer. “My decision is not to overturn the AHS decision,” he writes, “and I look forward to supporting them and your municipalities ... Read More »

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Family asking for public’s assistance in locating missing Blood Tribe man

By Woodard, Dale on October 17th, 2020

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald – STANDOFF The Blood Tribe Police Service and the family of a missing man are asking for the public’s assistance in locating him. Jason Many Fingers, 46, has been missing since Sept. 20 and was last seen fuelling his truck at Fas Gas in Pincher Creek in the middle of the ... Read More »

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City man facing several charges following incidents in Coaldale and Taber

By Jensen, Randy on October 17th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD – TABER A Lethbridge man has been arrested and is facing several charges following an incident which began near Coaldale on Thursday. At about 6:15 p.m. Thursday, the Taber Police Service was advised of a possible assault and abduction involving the occupants of an older model Olds Cutlass near Coaldale. Taber Police then ... Read More »

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COVID-19 outbreak at Coaldale church

By Jensen, Randy on October 17th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD The Town of Coaldale has announced an outbreak of cases has been identified from a gathering at ROC Christian Ministries in Coaldale, leading to several new cases recently. As there have recent outbreaks in neighboring communities, including Lethbridge and Lethbridge County, it serves as a reminder that COVID-19 still presents a risk in ... Read More »

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LPS UAV locates missing person

By Jensen, Randy on October 17th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD The Lethbridge Police Service used a little help from above to help return a missing person home safely this week. The incident began when a person went missing from a west Lethbridge home about 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday and disappeared into an open field nearby. There was concern for their safety as they ... Read More »

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