April 22nd, 2024

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Medicine Hat doctor sanctioned by College of Physicians and Surgeons

By SOUTHERN ALBERTA NEWSPAPERS on April 19th, 2024

A Medicine Hat doctor accused of engaging in oral sex with a mentally disabled man in his care will appeal a professional conduct board ruling against him, while the professional association will appeal for harsher penalties than those that will allow him to continue seeing patients. The College of Physicians and Surgeons announced Thursday the ... Read More »

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SPC hears report about unsightly premises

By Al Beeber - Lethbridge Herald on April 19th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com The City of Lethbridge’s Regulatory Services department is proactively taking measures to address properties of concern. That was one message from a report presented Thursday to the Safety and Social Standing Policy Committee of Lethbridge city council by Regulatory Services manager Duane Ens. The committee consists of councillors Jenn Schmidt-Rempel, John Middleton-Hope and ... Read More »

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SACPA hears about stolen children era

By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman - Lethbridge Herald on April 19th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com The Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs hosted Tiffany Hind Bull-Prete, University of Lethbridge associate professor of Sociology and intergenerational survivor of residential schools to speak about what indigenous children endured during the “stolen children era.” Hind Bull-Prete started her presentation Thursday by explaining why she uses the term “stolen children era” instead ... Read More »

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SPC votes to recommend encampment strategy

By Lethbridge Herald on April 18th, 2024

Al Beeber – LETHBRIDGE HERALD – abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com The Safety and Social Standing Policy committee of Lethbridge city council on Thursday unanimously voted to recommend council approve amendments to the encampment strategy. The request was made in a presentation by general manager of Community Social Development Andrew Malcolm. A report to the SPC says there is no additional ... Read More »

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Judge gives youthful offender a break

By Delon Shurtz - Lethbridge Herald on April 18th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 20-year-old Lethbridge man facing seven months in jail for his first criminal conviction as an adult, was given a break from a judge, although not as much as he hoped. Patrick Joseph Moore had asked for a sentence of two months in jail after he pleaded guilty Tuesday in Lethbridge court of ... Read More »

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Lethbridge man uses excessive force, chokes girlfriend during drunken fight

By Delon Shurtz - Lethbridge Herald on April 18th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man who was tried and found guilty several months ago of choking his girlfriend, will be able to serve a custodial sentence in the community. Paul Odong received in Lethbridge court of justice Wednesday an 18-month conditional sentence, the first half of which he will be under house arrest 24 hours ... Read More »

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Politicians weigh in after federal budget tabled

By Al Beeber - Lethbridge Herald on April 18th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com The federal budget has been tabled and provincial politicians are reacting. In a statement to media on Tuesday afternoon, mayor Blaine Hyggen said it will take time, including discussions with city treasurer Darrell Mathews, to review the full scope of the budget and see its impacts. “As always, city council will continue to ... Read More »

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Curtain closing on Binning ownership of the Movie Mill

By Steffanie Costigan - Lethbridge Herald Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on April 18th, 2024

A new chapter in the history of the locally owned Movie Mill theatre is set to begin soon. Movie Mill owner Leonard Binning said Wednesday new ownership will take over the theatre within the next week. “We’re so appreciative of the community. The Movie Mill has been about community and the community has been very ... Read More »

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Province teams up with U of L on research projects

By Lethbridge Herald on April 18th, 2024

The provincial government is partnering with the University of Lethbridge to study water storage, endangered species and other issues impacting the southern Alberta region. The province on Wednesday announced a $500,000 grant to the U of L, Minister of Environment and Protected Areas Rebecca Shultz announced Wednesday in a release. “This grant will help us ... Read More »

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Police lay charges after officers arrest fraudster

By Lethbridge Herald on April 18th, 2024

Lethbridge police have charged a 41-year-old male with fraud after he was apprehended attempting to collect money from a senior citizen targeted in a grandparent scam. LPS said in a news release Wednesday that on Monday members of the Crime Suppression Team responded to a report of a fraud after a 75-year-old woman was victimized ... Read More »

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Students get ‘EPIC’ learning experience at career event

By Lethbridge Herald on April 17th, 2024

Al Beeber – LETHBRIDGE HERALD – abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Hundreds of students from southwestern Alberta schools had a chance to learn about different career opportunities at an epic educational session inside the Agri-Food Hub and Trade Centre Wednesday. The 13th annual Career Transitions EPIC Day saw 660 students – primarily in Grades 9 and 10 – from 39 schools ... Read More »

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