July 19th, 2018

Local News

Service for longtime Lethbridge businessman set for today

By Mabell, Dave on July 17th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com A graveside service will be held this morning in memory of a longtime Lethbridge businessman. Joseph Green, owner of a downtown shoe store for more than 50 years, died Saturday at the age of 97. The service is set for 11 a.m. in Mountain View Cemetery. Born in Manyberries, Green ... Read More »

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Court dates set for three high-profile drug cases

By Kalinowski, Tim on July 17th, 2018

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com A trio of high-profile drug smuggling cases were once again before the courts in Lethbridge on Monday. Kuldeep Singh was caught with 17 bricks of suspected cocaine weighing 21 kilograms for the alleged purpose of trafficking in his commercial produce-hauling vehicle at the Coutts border crossing on Dec. 17, 2017. ... Read More »

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Broker sentenced for fraud

By Kalinowski, Tim on July 17th, 2018

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge insurance broker Stephen Evanson Jr. was sentenced on Monday to 14 months in jail after pleading guilty to defrauding his former employer. According to the agreed statement of facts, Evanson defrauded the Schwarz Agency, as it was then known, of about $541,000 during the nine years he worked there. ... Read More »

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179 tickets issued over weekend

By Kuhl, Nick on July 17th, 2018

Lethbridge Lethbridge Police, Alberta Sheriffs and the RCMP issued 179 tickets for traffic and liquor violations during the 2018 Street Machine Weekend in Lethbridge. LPS says the most prevalent offences were speeding and stunting. In addition, police charged five people with impaired driving and issued two 24-hour suspensions. Comparatively, in 2017 there were 202 tickets ... Read More »

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Easier paperwork will help Albertans access AISH benefits

By Mabell, Dave on July 17th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com New service guides and shorter application forms should help some disabled Albertans receive the help they need. Physicians, social workers, advocacy groups, clients and their advocates were involved in creating the new forms and information packages. They were outlined Monday in Lethbridge by Irfan Sabir, the province’s minister of community ... Read More »

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Province announces inclusive education funding

By Schnarr, J.W. on July 17th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com More than $500,000 in provincial funding has been announced to provide support for inclusive education opportunities for students with developmental disabilities in Lethbridge. The province is providing more than $575,000 to help Inclusion Alberta support students at the University of Lethbridge and Portage College. The money will be used to ... Read More »

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Three face charges after ALERT search and seizure

By Kuhl, Nick on July 17th, 2018

Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Three people have been arrested and are facing a number of charges after allegedly using a local hotel suite to traffic methamphetamine and suspected carfentanil in Lethbridge. The hotel, located in the 1000 block of Mayor Magrath Drive South, was searched late last week, after ALERT’s Lethbridge organized crime team ... Read More »

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Becoming the Devil’s Brigade

By Submitted Article on July 17th, 2018

‘The worst is yet to come,’ enemy was warned Isabella Lee In July 1943, the First Special Service Force (FSSF) was sent to the Aleutians, an island chain in Alaska, on their first mission. Their mission was to attack the island of Kiska in mid-August and push the Japanese from their foothold in North American ... Read More »

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The Glorious Sons to play Enmax Centre Nov. 13

By Kuhl, Nick on July 17th, 2018

Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com In 2014, they opened for The Trews at Average Joe’s. In 2015 and 2017, they headlined Whoop-Up Days at Exhibition Park. Now, The Glorious Sons are ready for the Enmax Centre stage. On Monday, the band, and the Lethbridge venue, announced details of a 14-date national “SOS Tour” which will ... Read More »

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New city manager brings impressive resume to position

By Lethbridge Herald on July 16th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Former federal and provincial government official Bramwell Strain is the new city manager. City council held a special council meeting on Monday where they voted on a motion to appoint Strain to the position. The vote passed unanimously, but Coun. Joe Mauro was absent due to a family engagement. Strain ... Read More »

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Three arrested, drugs seized from Lethbridge hotel

By Lethbridge Herald on July 16th, 2018

From Alert: Three people have been arrested after allegedly using a Lethbridge hotel suite to traffic methamphetamine and suspected carfentanil. ALERT’s Lethbridge organized crime team made quick work of the suspected drug traffickers after sharing intelligence with Lethbridge Police Service about drug activity taking place. The hotel, located in the 1000-block of Mayor Magrath Drive ... Read More »

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