January 22nd, 2021

Local News

Indefinite sentence given to sex offender

By Delon Shurtz on January 15th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 36-year-old man who sexually assaulted five adolescent girls between 2003 and 2017 has been designated a dangerous offender and sentenced to a prison term with no set end date. Madam Justice Johnna Kubik sentenced Trevor Philip Pritchard Thursday in Lethbridge Court of Queen’s Bench to an indeterminate penitentiary term, and said the ... Read More »

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Wind storm caused back-to-back power outages

By Tim Kalinowski on January 15th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge experienced winds up to 125 km/h during Wednesday’s storm event, but City crews were able to respond effectively to restore power as quickly as possible, said Tracy Brason, Compliance and Controls manager with the City of Lethbridge. “The biggest part is trying to co-ordinate,” he confirmed. “External entities had some issues as ... Read More »

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Police serve tickets at city hall protest

By Lethbridge Herald on January 14th, 2021

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Police Service served two tickets to the organizer of Tuesday’s protest outside of city hall for violating provincial mandatory public health orders, and for holding an unpermitted event within the City of Lethbridge. Local business owner and We The People YQL representative Mike Hoffman received a ticket for ... Read More »

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COVID impacted job of chief judge Redman

By Herald on January 14th, 2021

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Former Lethbridge judge Derek Redman expected to face some challenges after he was sworn in earlier last year as Alberta’s top provincial court judge: budgets to work on; daily emails to respond to; meetings to attend; issues to address; short- and long-term planning; court sittings around the province; and a ... Read More »

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Easing of restrictions for outdoor gatherings, personal services and funeral attendance

By Herald on January 14th, 2021

The government has announced limited province-wide changes to public health measures, easing restrictions for outdoor gatherings, personal services and funeral attendance to take effect Jan. 18. While indoor gatherings remain prohibited, up to 10 people will be allowed at outdoor social gatherings. Personal and wellness services will be allowed to open by appointment only. Funeral ... Read More »

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Lethbridge police charge organizer of protest rally

By Herald on January 14th, 2021

The Lethbridge Police Service has issued two tickets to the organizer of a protest outside City Hall Tuesday over mandatory health measures addressing COVID-19. The organizer has been charged under: Section 73 (1) of the Public Health Act, for Contravening an Order of Medical Officer of Health (Social Gathering) ) of the Public Health Act, with ... Read More »

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City school boundaries set to change

By Greg Bobinec on January 14th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDgbobinec@lethbidgeherald.comL Lethbridge School Division’s boundary review committee has finished preparing recommendations for the Board of Trustees and the community to see the changes in boundaries throughout the city. In west and south Lethbridge, elementary, middles and high school boundaries are set to change. In north Lethbridge, only elementary school boundaries are set to change. ... Read More »

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Power outage delays court proceedings in the city

By Delon Shurtz on January 14th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com It wasn’t exactly business as usual Wednesday at the Lethbridge Courthouse. As if COVID-19 hasn’t interrupted court proceedings enough the past year, Wednesday’s power outage interrupted them even more, delaying some cases by hours, and others by days and even weeks. A two-week trial for a Cardston company, Taurus Natural Inc., was delayed ... Read More »

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Man gets four months jail for not obeying court orders

By Delon Shurtz on January 14th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.comL A Lethbridge man who refuses to abide by court orders has received a four-month jail sentence. Jyi Mickell Trotter was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in Lethbridge provincial court to one count of driving while prohibited and two counts of failing to comply with release conditions. Court was told Trotter had, in December ... Read More »

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Gilbert Paterson has COVID outbreak

By LETHBRIDGE HERALD on January 14th, 2021

Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge School Division received notice that there was an outbreak of COVID-19 at Gilbert Paterson Middle School on Jan. 12. Alberta Health Services has been working closely with Lethbridge School Division to support and manage the safety of their schools. As a result of the outbreak, Gilbert Paterson Middle School is required to ... Read More »

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Injured climber found dead in Pass

By LETHBRIDGE HERALD on January 14th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Crowsnest Pass RCMP on Jan. 9 were dispatched about 6:30 p.m. to a Garmin SPOT emergency activation on an area of Crowsnest Mountain known as “the chutes.” The information that was provided indicated an injury. Crowsnest Pass Fire and Rescue as well as Pincher Creek Search and Rescue were engaged to conduct search ... Read More »

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