April 22nd, 2024

Local News

Hero dog rescues resilient man; gratitude abounds

By Cal Braid - Taber Times Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on April 17th, 2024

Who would ever expect a quiet evening walk with the dog to become a life or death struggle? Not you and not I, but that’s exactly what unfolded for a Taber man a couple of weeks ago. He literally got stuck in a sucking mud pit overnight and couldn’t escape until his dog went off ... Read More »

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Woman accused of sexually assaulting her child may resolve charges without trial

By Delon Shurtz - Lethbridge Herald on April 17th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge woman accused of sexually assaulting her own child could resolve her case without the need for a trial. Lethbridge lawyer Marcus Mueller told a judge Tuesday in Taber court of justice that he had received a proposed agreed statement of facts (ASF) from the Crown prosecutor and needs to review it ... Read More »

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Richardsons have no plans to quit volunteering

By Gayle Low for the LETHBRIDGE HERALD on April 17th, 2024

In 1956 while attending the University of Alberta in the Faculty of Pharmacy, Ted Richardson, from Edmonton, fell in love with a classmate named Iris Kirk, and in June they will celebrate their 66th wedding anniversary! Following their 1957 graduation they moved to Iris’s hometown of Lethbridge and in 1963 opened Lakeview Drugs, which was ... Read More »

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Rental prices up in city as interprovincial migration helps raise rates, says report

By Steffanie Costigan - Lethbridge Herald Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on April 17th, 2024

Canadian rent growth shows a shifting market dynamic, according to website Rentals.ca and the Urbanation Rent Report. Lethbridge ranked 33rd out of 35 cities in March with the average one-bedroom rent being $1,282, which was a 2.4 per cent increase month-over-month and 5.9 per cent increase year-over-year, said Giacomo Ladas, communications manager of Rentals.ca, in ... Read More »

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Guilty pleas expected in sex and child pornography case

By Delon Shurtz - Lethbridge Herald on April 17th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 45-year-old Lethbridge man who intends to resolve some of his sex and child pornography charges, could enter pleas when he returns to court later this month. The accused, James Martinac, has been expected since March to plead guilty to some of his charges, but the case has been adjourned several times since ... Read More »

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Ecycle drive celebrates 10th year

By Justin Seward - Lethbridge Herald on April 17th, 2024

The Ecycle Drive celebrated its 10th year of electronic recycling in Lethbridge over the weekend. Citizens could donate or recycle electronics at both Save-on-Foods locations and Visions Electronics for the purposes of being reused, repurposed, recycled all in effort of keeping them out of the landfill. “People are here happy,” said Alan Schneider, event organizer. ... Read More »

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AMA launches pay-as-you go auto insurance

By Al Beeber - Lethbridge Herald on April 17th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com The Alberta Motor Association has introduced pay-as-you go auto insurance to the province. It’s the first prodeuct of its kind in Alberta and the AMA says it’s already saved Albertans more than 40 per cent off their premiums. “AMA MyPace is a groundbreaking, distance-based insurance product where, alongside a fixed fee for things ... Read More »

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Galt exhibit a snapshot of Canadian identity

By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman - Lethbridge Herald on April 17th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com A new temporary exhibit at the Galt Museum and Archives will take visitors on a photographic journey of recent history to explore how it has affected certain aspects of the Canadian identity. The Road to L.A.: Reflections on Canadian Identity, features the work of local photographer Kort Woycheshin through images taken in and ... Read More »

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Housing providers see increase in budget

By Al Beeber - Lethbridge Herald on April 17th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge Housing Authority is among 48 Alberta providers of community housing that is seeing an increase in its operating budget this year. The province on Tuesday announced it was committing an increase of $21 million in operating funding, bringing the total for 2024-25 to $75 million. The funding, says the province, will keep ... Read More »

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Trio found guilty of mischief for roles in 2022 border blockade at Coutts

By Lethbridge Herald on April 16th, 2024

Bill Graveland – The Canadian Press – Lethbridge Three men accused by the Crown of helping lead and coordinate the COVID-19 protest blockade at Coutts, Alta., in 2022 have been found guilty of mischief. Jurors deliberated for three hours Tuesday night before finding Alex Van Herk, Marco Van Huigenbos, and Gerhard (George) Janzen guilty of ... Read More »

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Man accused of robbery wants to hire new lawyer

By Delon Shurtz - Lethbridge Herald on April 16th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man who has fired a string of lawyers because his armed robbery case is taking too long to resolve, says he wants to hire a fifth lawyer. Jamie Gerald Bagu fired his fourth lawyer last month, and told a judge he would represent himself. But during a hearing this week in ... Read More »

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