January 25th, 2021

Local News

Exhibition reschedules upcoming events

By Herald on January 25th, 2021

Lethbridge & District Exhibition has announced that three upcoming events have been rescheduled in order to comply to provincial COVID-19 health measures currently in place. Ag-Expo is now set for March 17-19, moved from the last week in February, while the Southern Alberta Home & Garden Show is now scheduled for April 7-10. The Southern ... Read More »

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Raymond woman gets jail for assault

By Delon Shurtz on January 23rd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 23-year-old Raymond woman caught trying to steal items from a grocery store last year has been sentenced for assaulting a store employee and police officer. Cheyenne Sommerly Tilley was sentenced to 90 days in jail after she pleaded guilty Friday in Lethbridge provincial court to charges of assault with a weapon, assaulting ... Read More »

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Keystone failure on Trudeau: Harder

By Tim Kalinowski on January 23rd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge Member of Parliament Rachael Harder says the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline represents a failure in leadership for Prime Minister Trudeau, but stopped short of endorsing punitive sanctions against the United States over the decision – despite calls to do so from Premier Jason Kenney. “Of course Mr. Kenney has a ... Read More »

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Universities play role in shaping change

By Dale Woodard on January 23rd, 2021

Laurie Adkin, a political economist and professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta, was the guest speaker as the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs met Thursday to discuss the corporate interests and idealogies shaping Alberta’s universites. Speaking to those gathered in this week’s Zoom session, Adkin asserted if ever ... Read More »

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Holy Spirit names new deputy superintendent

By Trevor Busch on January 23rd, 2021

Michelle MacKinnon has been appointed as the new deputy superintendent for Holy Spirit Catholic School Division. “We are incredibly blessed to have Mrs. MacKinnon take on this role as Deputy Superintendent,” stated board chair Bob Spitzig. “The breadth of knowledge she brings from her educational experiences in early learning, inclusive education, counselling, health and wellness ... Read More »

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Suspect accused o throwing package into police station in court

By Delon Shurtz on January 23rd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man accused of throwing a suspicious package into the police station Thursday then fleeing on a bicycle, had his case heard briefly in Lethbridge provincial court Friday. Duty counsel lawyer Brett Carlson appeared for the accused, Kyle Glen Lowe, and simply requested the matter be adjourned to Monday. In the meantime, ... Read More »

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City council changing the way it does business

By Lethbridge Herald on January 22nd, 2021

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com City council has made wide sweeping changes to the way it will conduct the people‚Äôs business in Lethbridge from now on. Under the new system, which commenced this month, city council will no longer hold Community Issues Committee meetings every two weeks, but will instead operate a series of Standing ... Read More »

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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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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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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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