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Campaign launched to fight possible post-secondary cuts

By Lethbridge Herald on March 6th, 2015

Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com “In a time of an economic downturn, is it a smart thing to cut post-secondary education? Absolutely not.” So says Bill Moore-Kilgannon, executive director for Public Interest Alberta (PIA), regarding the indication from Premier Jim Prentice that operational funding of post-secondary education could again see massive cuts, possibly between five ... Read More »

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Fentanyl seizure in city was second such seizure in two weeks in Lethbridge

By Lethbridge Herald on March 5th, 2015

For the second time in as many weeks Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) has made a fentanyl seizure in Lethbridge. More than 300 of the fake oxycontin pills were found in a North Lethbridge home on Feb. 26. ALERT Lethbridge, an integrated team consisting of Lethbridge Regional Police Service and RCMP members, seized the ... Read More »

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Man dies on scene as semi and truck collide head on just north of Welling

By Lethbridge Herald on March 5th, 2015

Raymond police responded to a fatal collision, just north of Welling yesterday. At approximately 12:30 p.m., Raymond RCMP officers were dispatched to what was described as a very-serious vehicle collision between a semi-tractor trailer and pickup truck on Highway 5, approximately two kilometres north of Welling. The pickup truck involved caught fire and the driver, ... Read More »

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SPCA files 13 charges against April Dawn Irving

By Lethbridge Herald on March 4th, 2015

The Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Alberta SPCA) has filed 13 charges under the Animal Protection Act (APA) against April Dawn Irving. In a press release issued today, the SPCA indicated the charges were laid on Feb. 25. The charges are the result of the investigation into Irving’s treatment of more ... Read More »

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Curbside recycling focus of special meeting March 23

By Lethbridge Herald on March 3rd, 2015

Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Debate over curbside recycling has become a focus for everyday residents as well as city council. Funds were earmarked for its introduction during council’s operating budget deliberations last fall. But council is nowhere near making a decision on the issue — not yet. After briefly considering a number of resolutions ... Read More »

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Miss Indian World embraces the role

By Lethbridge Herald on March 1st, 2015

Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com The 2014-15 Miss Indian World made her first trip to Lethbridge for the International Peace Powwow and Festival on the weekend. Taylor Christianna Thomas from Shoshone-Bannock of Idaho is Shoshone-Bannock, Kickapoo, and Prairie Band Potawatomi and has one month left as Miss World Indian. In April, she’ll pass on her ... Read More »

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Two more armed robberies Wednesday night lead police to issue warning to businesses

By Lethbridge Herald on February 26th, 2015

Lethbridge Regional Police Service is investigating two commercial robberies that occurred Wednesday night. At approximately 9:21 p.m., a masked man armed with a gun entered the Husky gas station along the 700 block of 13th Street North and demanded cash. None was provided, and the subject fled the store. No one was injured, according to ... Read More »

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Today’s SACPA session to tackle issue of civil liberties

By Lethbridge Herald on February 26th, 2015

What is meant by civil liberties? That question will be front and centre today at the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs. According to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, civil liberties are protecting those freedoms considered fundamental in a democratic society. These fundamental freedoms include freedom of opinion, thought, belief and expression, freedom ... Read More »

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Nine people arrested in Feb. 20 raids at a south Lethbridge apartment building

By Lethbridge Herald on February 25th, 2015

Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) has seized drugs, guns and stolen property from a Lethbridge apartment building. Nine people were arrested. ALERT Lethbridge, with the assistance of the Lethbridge Regional Police Service, executed two search warrants at a south Lethbridge apartment building on Feb. 20. The raids concluded a short-term investigation into suspected drug ... Read More »

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UPDATE: Monday-night robberies have police seeking man in late teens to 20s

By Lethbridge Herald on February 24th, 2015

Lethbridge Regional Police are investigating two armed robberies that occurred within an hour of each other late Monday night. At approximately 9:45 p.m., a masked male entered Gas Plus along the 100 block of Jerry Potts Boulevard and confronted a male and female working in the store. The man brandished a gun and demanded cash. ... Read More »

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Police investigating suspicious sudden death

By Lethbridge Herald on February 23rd, 2015

Lethbridge Regional Police are investigating a suspicious sudden death after the body of a woman was located in a northside home early this morning. Just after 3 a.m., police responded to a report of an injured woman at a residence along the 300 block of 19 Street North. Upon arrival, LRPS located a deceased female ... Read More »

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