June 19th, 2018

Local News

Rally over needle debris looks to send petition to city council

By Lethbridge Herald on June 16th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Local residents fed up with the amount of drug activity and needle debris in the city held a rally at city hall Friday to voice their concerns and collect signatures for a petition they are hoping to present to city council in order to force a change to current needle ... Read More »

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Is someone planting needles in public spaces?

By Lethbridge Herald on June 16th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Are some local residents intentionally trying to fan the flames of anger toward the ARCHES clean-needle distribution program by planting needles in the city’s public spaces? On Thursday during an interview with CTV Lethbridge, Mayor Chris Spearman confirmed he has been told about incidents where it could be happening. “I will ... Read More »

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Man sentenced to 28 months for assaulting taxi driver

By Lethbridge Herald on June 16th, 2018

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Striking a taxi driver with a weed pipe, then threatening to kill a police officer has netted a 28-year-old man a prison sentence. Curtis Neil Wolfleg, who was convicted of robbery and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm following his trial in 2016, was sentenced Thursday in Lethbridge ... Read More »

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Man Van is coming to Lethbridge on July 14

By Lethbridge Herald on June 16th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The Man Van is coming to town. The Prostate Cancer Centre is bringing its mobile men’s health clinic to Lethbridge in July. The clinic provides free baseline PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) blood tests to men between the ages of 40 and 80. And don’t worry. It’s a blood test, not ... Read More »

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Busy local festival season continues with PrideFest

By Mabell, Dave on June 16th, 2018

This week’s ‘Seen & Heard’ column by Dave Mabell We’re into it now! First, the Lethbridge Jazz and Blues Festival, then Lethbridge PrideFest and the Dragon Boat Festival, Canada Day, Street Wheelers. . . It’s definitely festival season in Lethbridge, and we can only hope the weather co-operates. For its 10th edition, PrideFest listed more ... Read More »

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Developing emotional maturity

By Submitted Article on June 16th, 2018

Lorelei Bachman When my son entered kindergarten, I expected all sorts of good things. For several years he had participated in pre-school, community programs, outdoor play and summer camps. Despite this, his first week was a total disaster. The teacher met with me daily to recount the problems: he did not play well with others ... Read More »

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‘Horrifying act’ nets 15 years

By Shurtz, Delon on June 16th, 2018

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge judge has sentenced Denzel Dre Bird to 15 years in a federal penitentiary for viciously attacking and sexually assaulting a woman as she walked to work nearly two years ago. Judge Jerry LeGrandeur called Bird’s attack in 2016 a “horrifying act,” which left the woman and her family ... Read More »

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Environment Lethbridge secures funding

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

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Environment Lethbridge has secured funding for the rest of the year and has officially made a request for funding to deliver programming for the next four years. Kathleen Sheppard, executive director for Environment Lethbridge, appeared as a delegation at city council’s regular meeting on Monday to make the request. Following ... Read More »

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Consider facts in pipeline debate, SACPA told

By Mabell, Dave on June 16th, 2018

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Canadians need to consider the facts before deciding to support a new oil pipeline to the Pacific. But little of the rhetoric they’re hearing can be shown to be true, a Lethbridge audience was warned. Statements on the cost of the project, the number of jobs created and the long-term ... Read More »

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Show of support for opioid battle

By Lethbridge Herald on June 15th, 2018

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com City leaders and local MLAs came together Friday in a show of support for harm-reduction efforts in Lethbridge as the province outlined ongoing efforts to deal with the opioid crisis. “This is a community crisis,” said Lethbridge East MLA Maria Fitzpatrick. “It’s not just the group of people that go to ... Read More »

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Canes set sights on 2020 Cup

By Kuhl, Nick on June 15th, 2018

Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Call it a 2020 vision. On Thursday, the Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club officially announced an intention to bid on hosting the 2020 Memorial Cup, the national major junior hockey championship. Confirmation was received by the Western Hockey League, who will host the 10-day event next in May 2020, from four ... Read More »

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