January 17th, 2019

Local News

American facing charges could be out $10,000

By Shurtz, Delon on January 12th, 2019

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A U.S. citizen risks being arrested and losing $10,000 if he doesn’t show up for court next week to resolve smuggling and weapons charges. Christopher Gies is scheduled to stand trial Monday and Tuesday on seven counts of contravening the Canada Custom Act, four counts of unauthorized importation and four ... Read More »

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Exhibit with six local artists at Casa

By Michalezki, Amanda on January 12th, 2019

Amanda Michalezki Lethbridge Herald amichalezki@lethbridgeherald.com Casa is presenting six new exhibitions from six local artists who have focused on forms of history from their own perspective and in a unique way. The exhibits open today and showcase work from artists, David Hoffos, Katie Bruce, Angeline Simon, Anneli Janssens, Gene Brack and John MacDonald. A local ... Read More »

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The thrill of risky play

By Submitted Article on January 12th, 2019

Vicki Hazelwood CO-ORDINATOR OF LETHBRIDGE EARLY YEARS COALITION Fear, you would think, is a negative experience to be avoided whenever possible. Yet, as everyone who has a child or was one knows, children love to play in risky ways – ways that combine the joy of freedom with just the right measure of fear to ... Read More »

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‘Every life holds value’

By Lethbridge Herald on January 11th, 2019

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Being out on a limb is a lonely place at the best of times, and then to have a certain vocal group of citizens demanding the branch you are on be sawed off — let’s just say it tends to add another dimension to that loneliness. As the Supervised Consumption ... Read More »

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Blood Tribe police charge man in ambulance theft incident

By Lethbridge Herald on January 11th, 2019

Lethbridge Herald Blood Tribe Police have charged a man with theft of an ambulance after  an incident earlier this week. On Wednesday afternoon, Blood Tribe EMS were called to assess a person  in custody at the Blood Tribe Police building, they said in a news  release Friday morning. While EMS personnel were treating the patient ... Read More »

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U of L researchers studying cells in glioblastoma

By Mabell, Dave on January 11th, 2019

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Brain cancer is one of today’s most aggressive, incurable diseases. But now the findings of a University of Lethbridge cancer research team, being shared worldwide, may lead to better outcomes. Glioblastoma (GBM), the brain cancer that killed Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip and former American senator John McCain, has ... Read More »

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Man sentenced to time served

By Shurtz, Delon on January 11th, 2019

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Committing a series of criminal offences, including slashing a man with a fork in 2017, has earned a 25-year-old Lethbridge man a jail sentence of nearly one year. Donaldson Steven Paksi was sentenced to 345 days in jail after he pleaded guilty this week in Lethbridge provincial court to charges ... Read More »

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Malanka celebration goes Jan. 19

By Sulz, Dave on January 11th, 2019

LETHBRIDGE HERALD The time is approaching to celebrate Ukrainian New Year with a night of Ukrainian food, fun and festivities. The annual Malanka celebration will take place Jan. 19 at the German Canadian Club. Proceeds go to support the Toyanda Ukrainian Dance Club, which is celebrating its 24th year. The event will feature a complete ... Read More »

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New West GM impressed by support

By Mabell, Dave on January 11th, 2019

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Alberta is one of the leaders in Canada’s drama scene. And Lethbridge is playing a role in keeping Alberta’s theatre groups innovative and exciting. That’s the news from Kelly Reay, the new general manager at New West Theatre after 20 years of experience in Calgary, Red Deer and Edmonton. Reay ... Read More »

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Christians working on global issues can be a thankless job

By Mabell, Dave on January 11th, 2019

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Finding pathways to truth and reconciliation has become the latest focus for Christian activists in Canada. The nation’s churches and church members have been active on social justice issues over many decades, a Lethbridge audience was reminded Thursday. But Joe Gunn outlined how they’ve been quietly working across denominational lines ... Read More »

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Men sentenced to jail for drug possession

By Shurtz, Delon on January 11th, 2019

Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Two men charged following a drug bust last month have been sentenced to short periods of jail after pleading guilty Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court to some of their charges. John Elvis Jones, who was originally charged with drug possession for the purpose of trafficking, pleaded guilty instead to drug ... Read More »

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