October 31st, 2020

Local News

ALERT seizes firearms, stolen property following arrest of Coaldale man

By Herald on October 30th, 2020

ALERT release: Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams has seized several firearms and an array of stolen property following the arrest of a Coaldale man. ALERT’s Southeast Alberta Property Crime Unit seized six firearms in total, including two sawed-off shotguns, two rifles, and two homemade zip guns. Investigators also seized numerous firearms parts and ammunition from the ... Read More »

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First Blood Tribe school case of COVID-19 at Tatsikiisaapo’p Middle School; new case at Chinook

By Herald on October 30th, 2020

Lethbridge Herald Kainai Board of Education has received confirmation of one case of COVID-19 at Tatsikiisaapo’p Middle School from the Blood Tribe Emergency Management Team, in what the Blood Tribe is reporting as their first school case. Blood Tribe officials from KBE, Blood Tribe Department of Health, Indigenous Services Canada – First Nations and Inuit ... Read More »

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Man sentenced to two years in prison for robbery

By Shurtz, Delon on October 30th, 2020

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 30-year-old Lethbridge man who robbed a convenience store so he would be thrown in jail, got what he wished for. Just after midnight on Sept. 28, Jonathan Manitowabie, who suffers from mental health issues, walked into a 7-Eleven on the northside and asked the clerk what would happen if ... Read More »

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Coaldale council rejects mask bylaw

By Jensen, Randy on October 30th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald – Coaldale tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Coaldale Town Council strongly suggested local residents and business owners should consider wearing a mask or face covering when out in public as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the region, but stopped short of implementing a mandatory face covering bylaw during Monday’s council meeting. Town council was ... Read More »

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Help available to quit tobacco

By Submitted Article on October 30th, 2020

Rita Aman ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES If you are considering making a change with your tobacco use, it’s important to reach out for support. Even though in-person support may be a bit limited right now, AlbertaQuits continues to offer lots of support, just delivered differently. Maybe it’s a good time to give this a try. Here ... Read More »

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SACPA offers up ghost stories in the spirit of Halloween

By Woodard, Dale on October 30th, 2020

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald Who doesn’t love a good spooky story? With Halloween right around the corner, Lethbridge ghost stories and all things that go bump in the night was the topic of the Southern Alberta Council of Public Affairs online session Thursday morning. A noted storyteller, tour guide and author who researches and shares ... Read More »

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Piikani murder suspect hires high-profile Calgary lawyer

By Shurtz, Delon on October 30th, 2020

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 37-year-old Piikani man accused of killing a teenage boy last summer has hired a high-profile Calgary lawyer. Dustin Big Bull, who is charged in the death of 16-year-old Tregan Crow Eagle, has hired Calgary lawyer Balfour Der to defend him against charges of second-degree murder and causing an indignity ... Read More »

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SACPA denounces group distributing flyers

By Jensen, Randy on October 30th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD The Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs board is denouncing an effort by a local group which is using a falsified screenshot of SACPA’s webpage and distributing flyers with false information regarding SACPA’s next session about the Lethbridge Overdose Prevention Society on Nov. 5. The SACPA board said in a release to The ... Read More »

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Blackfoot names bestowed on SAAG, Catholic Central

By Jensen, Randy on October 30th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Blackfoot names have been bestowed on two Lethbridge institutions over the past week. Last Friday, a Blackfoot Naming Ceremony was held at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery (SAAG. The ceremony was led by Elder Bruce Wolf Child and First Nations Education, Language & Cultural Consultant and Elder Mary Fox, as the SAAG received ... Read More »

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Halloween Charity Run to benefit Lethbridge Food Bank

By Jensen, Randy on October 30th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD The Halloween Charity Run in the Park is set for Saturday at Henderson Lake, with all net proceeds being donated to the Lethbridge Food Bank. The five-kilometre timed run will begin at 9:30 a.m. Halloween Charity Run in the Park is a fun and safe way to participate in an event. Participants are ... Read More »

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Two COVID deaths this week in city

By Jensen, Randy on October 30th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD A second death this week from COVID-19 has been recorded in Lethbridge, according to statistics from the past 24 hours released by Alberta Health. The two deaths this week has increased Lethbridge’s total to four since the pandemic began. According to Alberta Heath, the latest death was a man in his 40s and ... Read More »

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