July 5th, 2020

Local News

Online child sexual exploitation arrests made across Alberta – including three from Lethbridge

By Lethbridge Herald on June 26th, 2020

Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams release: ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit has arrested 18 suspects from across Alberta – including three from Lethbridge – for offences related to online child sexual exploitation. Between May 20 and June 23, 2020, ICE has charged 18 suspects with 65 offences. Most of the arrests came as the result ... Read More »

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Police chief responds to dismissal of complaint

By Jensen, Randy on June 26th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lethbridge Police Service Chief of Police Scott Woods released a statement Thursday regarding the Lethbridge Police Commission’s dismissal of complaint made by Sgt. Jason Moulton. “I am gratified at the recent dismissal by the Lethbridge Police Commission of the last remaining complaint filed against me by Sgt. Jason Moulton,” said Woods. ” I ... Read More »

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Being active in nature is good for your brain

By Submitted Article on June 26th, 2020

Desirea Agar ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES Spending time outdoors, whether it be in a green space near your house or immersed in a forest, benefits your overall well-being! Add in some imaginative play with your kids or take a walk or jog in that green space and you’ll receive a complete well-being boost. There is a ... Read More »

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City urging residents to celebrate Canada Day in their backyard

By Jensen, Randy on June 26th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge residents are being encouraged to have the greatest Canada Day celebration ever this year, but from their own backyards. “This year it has meant a redesign to include the community without a festival,” explains City of Lethbridge Canada Day Committee chair Sarah Burton. “We have decided to encourage the ... Read More »

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Peace Rally set for Saturday

By Woodard, Dale on June 26th, 2020

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com It’s a step, literally and figuratively, in the right direction. As part of Multiculturalism Day, a Peace Rally March from Multicultural Centre to Galt Gardens is taking place Saturday at 1 p.m. For Evan Wardley, a black hockey player from Vulcan who played for the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns for ... Read More »

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Thinking along with the animals

By Submitted Article on June 26th, 2020

Submitted by the Southern Alberta Group for the Environment In thoughtful times, what Canadian doesn’t turn to Leonard Cohen? Suzanne, the lyrics go, takes you down to her place by the river and “feeds you tea and oranges that come all the way from China.” All the way from China? Yes, for this was written ... Read More »

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U of L celebrates medal winners from its 2020 graduating class

By Jensen, Randy on June 26th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD The University of Lethbridge is celebrating the achievements of its newest graduates this week during its online 2020 Spring Convocation. Distinguishing themselves among the many outstanding graduates are the U of L’s medal winners for 2020. They include: – Gold Medal of the Governor General – Aimee Benoit, awarded to the student with ... Read More »

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Call to defund Watch sparks debate

By Jensen, Randy on June 26th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com A presentation on defunding The Watch program heard at the Lethbridge Police Commission Wednesday evening stirred interesting debate and an important dialogue about the ongoing role of The Watch in the community, and its relationship, particularly, with disenfranchised peoples in downtown Lethbridge. Prior to presenters Rebecca Runions and Jaisie Walker ... Read More »

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Police reminding people to be wary of scam phone calls

By Jensen, Randy on June 26th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lethbridge Police are investigating after two citizens were defrauded significant sums of cash. On Tuesday a 69-year-old woman reported she had been contacted by a male who indicated she had won a vehicle and large cash prize in the STARS Lottery. As the victim had previously purchased STARS tickets she initially believed the ... Read More »

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Man who twice evaded police sentenced to six months in jail

By Shurtz, Delon on June 26th, 2020

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Leading police on a chase twice this year has earned a southern Alberta man a bed at the Lethbridge Correctional centre. Kyle Richard Pace was sentenced to six months in jail after he pleaded guilty this week in provincial court to a couple of charges of fleeing from police and ... Read More »

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Show of support for police

By Lethbridge Herald on June 25th, 2020

Tim KalinowskiLethbridge Heraldtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.comA group of Lethbridge residents, mostly mothers with their children, came out to make a heartfelt show of support for local law enforcement at Lethbridge Police Service headquarters on Thursday.About 30 people came out to give tokens of appreciation and express their appreciation for the work the police service does in the community; ... Read More »

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