January 22nd, 2021

Local News

Company still facing multiple charges in death of an employee

By Delon Shurtz on January 22nd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com After spending a week hearing from Crown witnesses, the lawyer representing a livestock feed company charged in the death of an employee three years ago, wasn’t going to call any evidence of his own. During a break in the Lethbridge trial this week, Calgary lawyer Michael Smith said the Crown failed to prove ... Read More »

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Man pleads guilty to uttering forged document

By Delon Shurtz on January 22nd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbrigeherald.com Kane Otto Phillips subscribes to the well-know advice, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. The former Edmonton man walked into an Edmonton bank late last year and attempted to open an account using a driver’s licence in another person’s name. The clerk noticed several discrepancies and became suspicious. When thes ... Read More »

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Violent offender facing new charges

By Delon Shurtz on January 22nd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 23-year-old violent offender who was convicted in 2018 of sexually assaulting a woman and cutting her throat, is facing new charges. The accused, who can’t be named because he was only 17 when he assaulted his victim, was back in Lethbridge court this week for allegedly breaching a conditional supervision order, which ... Read More »

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New officers join the city police force

By Greg Bobinec on January 22nd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDgbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Police Service welcomed two additions to their team on Tuesday, following the first Officer Graduation Ceremony of 2021. Constable Gerrilee Boon and Constable Dayton Pagliericci were sworn in after an accelerated training period, due to both of their previous law enforcement training and experience. Both were graduates from the cadet program ... Read More »

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Pipeline bet cost Albertans

By TIM KALINOWSKI on January 22nd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Opposition Finance Critic and Lethbridge West MLA Shannon Phillips said Premier Jason Kenney made a risky bet on the Keystone XL pipeline that left Alberta taxpayers over-exposed, and now on the hook for billions of dollars after on his first day in office President Joe Biden, as promised throughout the last year of ... Read More »

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Fransen case adjourned for a week

By Delon Shurtz on January 22nd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The lawyer for a 46-year-old man charged last week with several drug offences on the Blood Reserve made a brief appearance Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court. However, Calgary lawyer Robin McIntyre was simply granted an adjournment for a week, when, she told court, she may resolve some unrelated charges against her client, ... Read More »

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Waterton increasing admission fees

By Ian Martens on January 22nd, 2021

Waterton Lakes National Park admission fees are set to increase beginning Feb. 1. The park says the adjustment brings Waterton Lakes in line with the six other mountain national parks and supports visitor services and conservation programs. Adjusted daily admission fees will go up to $10 for adults, $8.40 for seniors and $20 for families. ... Read More »

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Man charged after package thrown into police station

By Ian Martens on January 22nd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDimartens@lethbridgeherald.com A 29-year-old man has been charged with a pair of incidents after the Lethbridge police station was forced to close Thursday morning as officers dealt with a suspicious package left in the building. Police say around 10:15 a.m. they were alerted to a man who was said to have thrown a package into ... Read More »

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Taber census shows town is growing

By Stan Ashbee on January 22nd, 2021

According to the Town of Taber’s Director of Planning and Economic Development Phyllis Monks, administration has completed the 2020 Municipal Census. The enumeration began in October and ran until Dec. 20, 2020. “The project was a little more challenging with the pandemic in play, but we were able to successfully get a response for 3,445 ... Read More »

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Subsurface drip irrigation may represent the future

By Tim Kalinowski on January 22nd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI) may represent the future of irrigation for crops in southern Alberta, but a two-year trial conducted by Lethbridge College research associate Rezvan Karimi Dehkordi, who is a member of the college’s Mueller Applied Research in Irrigation team, shows it may have some ways yet to go before the technology ... Read More »

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COVID hit downtown businesses hard

By Lethbridge Herald on January 21st, 2021

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Over the course of 2020, downtown businesses suffered like no other area in the city due to province-wide shutdowns from COVID-19, and a general lack of pedestrian and other traffic because of ongoing public health restrictions. The recent Avison Young commercial real estate report confirms these impacts, recording a jump ... Read More »

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