July 19th, 2024

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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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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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Addiction recovery camp being offered

By Alexandra Noad - Lethbridge Herald Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on July 11th, 2024

A residential school survivor is helping people in Lethbridge who are suffering from addiction. Alvin Mills spent nine years at St. Paul Residential School and another four years at St. Mary’s Indian Residential School. He says although people can talk about their experiences, one can never truly understand what trauma went on without experiencing it ... Read More »

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Woman to be sentenced for breaking another’s leg during aggravated assault

By Delon Shurtz - Lethbridge Herald on July 11th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge woman who brutally assaulted another woman a year ago, will have to wait two more months before she’s sentenced. Michelle Lynn Rolland pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lethbridge court of justice to a charge of aggravated assault, but sentencing was adjourned to Sept. 8 when Rolland is scheduled to resolve additional, yet ... Read More »

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Mom gets jail for not providing necessaries of life

By Delon Shurtz - Lethbridge Herald on July 11th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge woman who failed to provide the necessaries of life for her baby daughter, then lied to police to cover up the offence, has been sentenced to one and a half years in jail. The woman, who can’t be identified to protect the identity of the child, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Lethbridge ... Read More »

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Dancer directs passion towards teaching

By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman - Lethbridge Herald on July 11th, 2024

LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com A love for dancing has translated into a love for teaching for a local resident who re-discovered her passion and herself in the process. Dayana Pedroza, a dancing instructor who grew up in the Colombian dancing scene thanks to her father and who has been calling Lethbridge home for the last few years, ... Read More »

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