August 17th, 2018

Local News

Guilty plea to arson charges

By Kalinowski, Tim on August 16th, 2018

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com A man accused of lighting a couch on fire in an attempt to burn down a house in Brocket has pled guilty to arson charges. Windsor Stump of the Piikani First Nation entered the guilty plea in Lethbridge provincial court on Wednesday. Crown attorney Clayton Giles read the agreed statement ... Read More »

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Lethbridge officer cleared by ASIRT investigation

By Schnarr, J.W. on August 16th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The provincial body that investigates use-of-force incidents by police during law enforcement actions has cleared a Lethbridge police officer of any wrongdoing in regards to injuries received by a suspect who jumped off the Stafford Drive overpass last summer while evading police. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team was directed ... Read More »

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Canadian Blood Services makes plea for donations

By Schnarr, J.W. on August 16th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com When an operation to remove a suspected cancerous mass developed serious consequences, local resident Natalie Stronks nearly died on the operating table. At the time, she had three children at home waiting for her to recover and get back them – including a five-month-old baby. Since then, she had three ... Read More »

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Adjournment for Black Rabbit

By Kalinowski, Tim on August 16th, 2018

Lethbridge Herald A man caught and convicted of selling methamphetamine and heroin at the Lethbridge Public Library appeared by closed circuit TV from the Lethbridge Correctional Centre Wednesday on additional drug and weapons charges related to a bust at a known drug house earlier this year. Clement Black Rabbit, 35, made a brief appearance at ... Read More »

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Commercial vehicles get failing grade

By Schnarr, J.W. on August 16th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The annual three-day commercial vehicle inspection is underway in Lethbridge this week. The operation features a number of different police agencies from around southern Alberta. The Lethbridge Police Services operation targets unsafe commercial vehicles. It began Tuesday and wraps up today. LPS, along with Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Calgary Police Service, ... Read More »

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Smoke gets in your eyes

By Lethbridge Herald on August 15th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com While forest fires are raging far from Lethbridge, southern Albertans are feeling the impact. Health advisories are warning residents to stay indoors, reducing their exposure to the smoke filling our skies. And travellers are advised a fire-related state of emergency has been declared in British Columbia, while highways in Montana ... Read More »

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Chamber deadline approaches

By Schnarr, J.W. on August 15th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Time is running out to nominate your favourite business for a Business of the Year Award. The Business of the Year awards are presented by the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce at an annual Gala event celebrating all business in the city. The awards are a way for the Chamber to ... Read More »

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Bare Shin Bone released for rehab

By Kalinowski, Tim on August 15th, 2018

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com One of three people charged in a double stabbing in the city at the beginning of August has been released from custody into an addictions treatment program in Medicine Hat. Prior to the release, Tia Ronel Bare Shin Bone, 29, pled guilty to one count of breach of probation and ... Read More »

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Providing options after foster care

By Submitted Article on August 15th, 2018

What’s next for young adults who age out of the foster care system? Victoria Throckmorton and Felicia Julienne Cuecaco Typically, when one thinks of adoption, the image of excited new parents welcoming an infant or small child have into their home appears. This wasn’t the case for Austin and Catherine Mardon. The Mardons had known ... Read More »

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Adjournment for Tams’ case

By Kalinowski, Tim on August 15th, 2018

Lethbridge Herald A Taber town council member charged with impaired driving has had his case adjourned until Nov. 27. Three-term councillor Louie Tams made a brief appearance in the Taber Provincial Courthouse on Tuesday to seek the adjournment. Tams was re-elected in the October 2017 Taber municipal election after taking the previous term off from ... Read More »

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Claresholm councillor tenders resignation

By Schnarr, J.W. on August 15th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Claresholm Town Council member Donna Courage has resigned her position. On Monday, Mayor Doug MacPherson issues a media release via social media stating the remaining council was “disappointed that Donna has chosen to resign,” but that Council respected her decision. MacPherson thanked her for her service. According to an update ... Read More »

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