February 19th, 2020

Local News

EPIC career fair offers hands-on insight to high school students

By Lethbridge Herald on February 12th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Call it career “speed-dating;” call it getting off to great start for a future of work; or call it a networking exercise. Whatever you call it, the EPIC interactive career fair is about helping high school students find a way forward toward finding their first job or potential career, said ... Read More »

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Hit-and-run in stolen vehicle leads to charges

By Lethbridge Herald on February 12th, 2020

Delon ShurtzLethbridge Heralddshurtz@lethbridgeherald.comA 25-year-old Lethbridge man accused of driving a stolen truck, striking another vehicle then running away, will face numerous charges when he appears in court next month.Police say a witness reported a collision at about 6:21 p.m. Tuesday on University Drive, and said the male driver of one of the vehicles was fleeing ... Read More »

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One dead in RCMP shooting

By Lethbridge Herald on February 12th, 2020

Lethbridge HeraldA man is dead following a police shooting Tuesday in Blairmore.At about 5 p.m. two RCMP officers responding to a call for service tried to stop a vehicle in the parking lot of the Home Hardware store in Blairmore.A confrontation with the driver ensued, during which the officers fired their guns. The vehicle travelled ... Read More »

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Reptiles, amphibians at risk in Canada, says WWF study

By Kalinowski, Tim on February 12th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com A recent study led by the Canadian chapter of the World Wildlife Federation found reptiles and amphibians are more at risk in Canada than any other classification of endangered or at-risk species. “From logging to housing to industrial and agricultural development, the impact of humans continues to be felt by ... Read More »

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Local groups working to make internet a safer experience

By Bobinec, Greg on February 12th, 2020

Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com February 11 marks the worldwide Safer Internet Day initiative, and Lethbridge Police Service and the Lethbridge Sexual Violence Action Committee are working together for a better and safer internet experience. Safer Internet Day calls upon young people, parents, caregivers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, businesses and policy makers to join ... Read More »

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Drug charges stayed against two Edmonton men

By Shurtz, Delon on February 12th, 2020

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Drug charges are no longer proceeding against two men who were arrested more than two years ago by ALERT Lethbridge’s organized crime team. The two Edmonton men, Abel Gebeyehu and Brandon Ferguson, were each facing a charge of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking after police searched a vehicle ... Read More »

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Growing innovative thinkers

By Submitted Article on February 12th, 2020

Friday, Lethbridge School Division is proud to host its fourth ICE Scholarship Breakfast. ICE is an acronym for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. It is an event I look forward to because it celebrates three key competencies that will be important for our young men and women to successfully navigate the future. It is also a ... Read More »

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Fraud charges net two-year prison sentence

By Shurtz, Delon on February 12th, 2020

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A man charged more than a year ago for numerous criminal offences relating to stolen mail and personal documents in 2018 had hoped he would be sent to jail for only a year. However, Judge Kristen Ailsby rejected the defence submission, and Tuesday in Lethbridge provincial court she accepted the ... Read More »

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Indigenous Cultural Centre decision deferred

By Kalinowski, Tim on February 12th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge city council deferred a decision on funding any potential Indigenous Cultural Centre until next February’s Capital Improvement Plan deliberations. Council was presented with a thorough report on the matter during Monday’s public meeting and Perry Stein, Indigenous relations adviser for the City of Lethbridge, said he and the cultural ... Read More »

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Murder suspect sought

By Lethbridge Herald on February 11th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Police Service is confirming a man wanted for Lethbridge’s first homicide in two years is also wanted for a second murder in Edmonton two days later. Mohamud Omar Dhiblawe, 29, of Toronto, is charged with one count of second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a ... Read More »

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Police issue Canada-wide warrant in relation to westside shooting

By Lethbridge Herald on February 11th, 2020

From Lethbridge Police Lethbridge Police have issued a Canada-wide warrant for the arrest of a 29-year-old man charged in connection with the city’s first homicide in two years.   Mohamud Omar Dhiblawe, 29, of Toronto, is charged with one count of second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a 35-year-old man last Thursday ... Read More »

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