July 18th, 2024

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Funding impacts ability to help people with addictions

By Lethbridge Herald on July 12th, 2024

Editor’s note: This is the third and final part of a series looking at the southern Alberta opioid crisis through an Indigenous lens Alexandra Noad – LETHBRIDGE HERALD – Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Trauma is just one piece in the puzzle of addiction among Indigenous peoples. Historically, Indigenous people have suffered from isolation and racism, which is ... Read More »

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Indigenous artist releases third album

By Alexandra Noad - Lethbridge Herald Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on July 12th, 2024

A Juno Award winning Indigenous artist from Edmonton has released her third studio album which explores her grief process of losing loved ones. Celeigh Cardinal released her album Boundless Possibilities on June 21. The original version of the album was supposed to come out in 2020, however, the pandemic shut everything down. During that time ... Read More »

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LPS reminding residents to obey rules of the road this weekend

By Justin Sibbet - Lethbridge Herald Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on July 12th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDjsibbet@lethbridgeherald.com Street Machine Weekend is revving its engines once more this weekend, but police are reminding residents to keep the fun legal. While LPS says most people ensure things remain at a reasonable level, “there have been a number of incidents where large crowds have gathered on public and private property and drivers have ... Read More »

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Exhibition makes operational changes at Hub

By Lethbridge Herald on July 12th, 2024

The Lethbridge and District Exhibition has replaced its food and beverage provider, one of several changes made to improve quality of service and economic sustainability of the organization. “We’ve made the decision to move in a different direction with our food and beverage services, with the important goal of shifting this area of our business ... Read More »

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Edmonton man facing drug charges re-elects for trial in Court of King’s Bench

By Delon Shurtz - Lethbridge Herald on July 12th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com An Edmonton man accused of selling drugs in Lethbridge, and who was set to stand trial in Lethbridge court of justice later this year, has changed his mind and will stand trial in Court of King’s Bench, instead. Dehandre Mabior Sayed was set to have a voir dire – a mini trial within ... Read More »

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Preliminary hearing to be set for man accused of luring young girl

By Delon Shurtz - Lethbridge Herald on July 12th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 35-year-old city man arrested earlier this year for online child sexual exploitation offences against a girl in Winnipeg is preparing to have a preliminary hearing to determine whether there is enough evidence to warrant a trial. The matter for Oscar Cubides Palacio was in Lethbridge court of justice on Thursday, where Lethbridge ... Read More »

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Controlled cruise returns to Street Machine Weekend

By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman - Lethbridge Herald on July 12th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com Street Machine Weekend will see the return of the classic car controlled cruise along 3 Avenue South tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. after a five-year hiatus. Alex Dewar, president of the Street Wheelers Car Club told the Herald during a phone interview that he is very happy along with the club members ... Read More »

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SPC gives support to Memorial Cup bid

By Al Beeber - Lethbridge Herald on July 12th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com The Economic and Finance Standing Policy Committee of Lethbridge city council has given the financial green light for a bid to host the 2026 Memorial Cup in Lethbridge. The SPC, which consists of all members of council, accepted a revised motion by councillor Rajko Dodic to support the bid which will cost the ... Read More »

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Robbery suspect arrested, released on bail

By Delon Shurtz - Lethbridge Herald on July 12th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 35-year-old man accused of robbing a city convenience store has been released from custody pending the outcome of his case. Kirk Douglas Timm was released on bail Thursday during a brief hearing in Lethbridge court of justice. Timm, who appeared in court by CCTV from the Lethbridge Correctional Centre, did not require ... Read More »

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Social isolation and loneliness can lead to other health issues, research shows

By Justin Sibbet - Lethbridge Herald Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on July 12th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDjsibbet@lethbridgeherald.com A silver lining from the pandemic has been the understanding of mental health and the effects of isolation, according to some researchers in Alberta. A professor at the University of Lethbridge is working alongside other industry professionals to discover the effects of isolation on the health of mothers and their children. Gerlinde Metz, ... Read More »

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Spiritual healing part of addictions recovery

By Lethbridge Herald on July 11th, 2024

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a three-part series looking at the southern Alberta opioid crisis through an Indigenous lens Alexandra Noad – LETHBRIDGE HERALD – Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The last Canadian residential school closed in 1996. These schools were just one of the many attempts by the Canadian government to assimilate Indigenous peoples. ... Read More »

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