April 22nd, 2024

Local News

Preliminary inquiry begins for man accused of killing fellow healthcare facility resident

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

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A preliminary inquiry has begun for a 52-year-old man accused of killing a resident at a healthcare facility in Lethbridge more than a year ago. The multi-day hearing, to determine if there is enough evidence to warrant a trial, began Monday in Lethbridge court of justice, where Wesley Red Young Man faces charges ... Read More »

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Nenshi brings message of optimism to city

By Justin Seward - Lethbridge Herald on April 16th, 2024

Alberta NDP leadership candidate Naheed Nenshi was in the city on Saturday to speak to supporters in front of a packed house in Essie’s Ballroom at the Lethbridge Sandman Signature Lodge. “As I’m talking to people across the province, they’ve been telling me all the same thing, that they’re not really excited because they’re happy ... Read More »

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Accused in human trafficking case wants charges resolved without trial

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

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man charged in connection to a three-year-old human trafficking case and who has been living under strict release conditions, has had several of his conditions removed pending the expected resolution of his charges without the need for a trial. Chief among the conditions is his 24-hour-a -day curfew, or house arrest, ... 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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Bail hearing adjourned for man accused of hotel robbery

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

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A suspect who is accused of robbing a man and woman at a hotel late last year will have to wait nearly a month before asking a judge to grant him bail. Marvin Blake Weasel Head had anticipated having a bail hearing Monday in Lethbridge court of justice, but instead his lawyer requested ... Read More »

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Tyler Oler has developed a habit of volunteering

By Gayle Low - for the Lethbridge Herald on April 16th, 2024

Tyler Oler loves to make others happy, and everyday as he volunteers, he’s doing just that! In 2020 Tyler served a two year Service Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His remarkable parents Dan and Mindy Oler helped plan and organize a huge variety of daily, mini service experiences, targeted at ... Read More »

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Flagraising kicks off Volunteer Week

By Lethbridge Herald on April 15th, 2024

Alejandra Pulido-Guzman – LETHBRIDGE HERALD – apulido@lethbridgeherald.com Representatives from multiple organizations gathered outside of City Hall Monday to take part in Volunteer Lethbridge’s Volunteer Week kickoff flag-raising ceremony.  Amanda Jensen, executive director of Volunteer Lethbridge talked about the important role volunteers play in the community.  “This is a big deal, we’re literally raising a flag, but we’re ... Read More »

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ABmunis resists push for municipal party politics

By Lethbridge Herald on April 13th, 2024

Cal Braid LOCAL JOURNALISM INITIATIVE REPORTER Alberta Municipalities (ABmunis) is standing firm in its resistance to the injection of political parties into municipal elections.  There’s only one problem: Premier Danielle Smith is the one pushing for it.  Tyler Gandam, mayor of Wetaskiwin and president for ABmunis, told the media during a press conference this week ... Read More »

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Men’s Sheds organization looking to expand into Lethbridge

By Lethbridge Herald on April 13th, 2024

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald Men, is retired life got you down? Are you bored, looking for something to do other than sitting on a couch with a bag of chips while watching endless reruns on TV? Men’s Sheds may be literally and figuratively just what the doctor ordered. This isn’t the backyard shed that’s full ... Read More »

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Provincial grant solves funding anomaly for Coaldale policing costs

By Lethbridge Herald on April 13th, 2024

Erika Mathieu Southern Alberta Newspapers The Town of Coaldale is finally getting financial relief after nearly a decade of paying 100 per cent of their RCMP-contracted policing costs, which has cost the Town over $4.4 million since 2016. Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Services and Deputy Premier, Mike Ellis on Friday attended a press ... Read More »

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AI not ready to take over the world, prof tells SACPA session

By Lethbridge Herald on April 13th, 2024

Delon Shurtz LOCAL JOURNALISM INITIATIVE REPORTER In the 1930s an invention called the Automat was amazing consumers everywhere. “You put a quarter or a nickel one at at time into a machine and pressed a button, and if by magic food comes out the other side,” says Sidney Shapiro, assistant professor of business analytics at ... Read More »

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