August 4th, 2021

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Galt Museum deaccessioning part of military collection

By Lethbridge Herald on July 21st, 2021

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Galt Museum and Archives will be deaccessioning some of its military collection which has no direct links to Lethbridge or southwestern Alberta. The deaccessioning, which is the formal process through which a museum divests items from its permanent collection which have accumulated over many decades, is being done according ... Read More »

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Bail hearing on hold for man accused of vehicle theft

By Lethbridge Herald on July 21st, 2021

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Calgary man who was anxious last week to make bail so he wouldn’t have to spend the weekend in custody, will have to spend at least one more week and weekend behind bars before making a bid for freedom. Eric Christopher Smith, who is accused of breaking into a Lethbridge ... Read More »

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Neudorf takes on challenge as UCP caucus chair

By Herald on July 20th, 2021

Tim Kalinowski – Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge-East MLA Nathan Neudorf says he agreed to take on the challenge of sitting as United Conservative Party caucus chair because he wants to do everything he can to heal the cracks within the party which have emerged over the last year. “Believe me,” he says. “A number of my ... Read More »

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Man has stolen property charges withdrawn, $28,000 returned

By Delon Shurtz on July 20th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Charges against a Toronto man who was arrested last year following a police bust in the city, have been withdrawn. During a brief hearing last week in Lethbridge provincial court, the federal Crown prosecutor withdrew charges of possession of stolen property over $5,000 and failure to comply with release conditions against Abdulkadir Yusuf. ... Read More »

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Dates still to be set for manslaughter trial

By Delon Shurtz on July 20th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A trial has yet to be set for a 28-year-old man accused of killing another man during a violent assault more than a year ago. Trial dates were expected to be set Monday for Jason James Crane Chief, but during a brief hearing in Lethbridge Court of Queen’s Bench, his lawyer noted the Crown is seeking ... Read More »

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Burial ceremony held for ‘Unknown Blackfoot Warrior’; Skull discovered in Oldman River over 40 years ago

By Fort Macleod RCMP on July 20th, 2021

A skull discovered more than 40 years ago has been reinterred near the confluence of the Oldman and Belly rivers. On July 22, 1979 a human skull was found in the waters of the Oldman River west of the Monarch bridge at Highway 3A. At that time, the it was turned over to the Royal ... Read More »

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Accused rejects resolution proposal, heads to trial

By Delon Shurtz on July 20th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man who looked like he was going to resolve several criminal charges, has rejected a plan by his lawyer and the Crown prosecutor that could have avoided running trials. The accused, Travis Roy Priest, had been considering with his lawyer a resolution proposal from the Crown in relation to an electrical ... Read More »

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Alberta on the Plate festival celebrating local food

By Tim Kalinowski on July 20th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Alberta on the Plate is holding its annual Dine Around Festival on August 6-15 in conjunction with Alberta Local Food Week and Open Farm Days. The marketing organization, which seeks to give a boost to local food producers and the restaurants who serve local food products, hopes to give Albertans a local food ... Read More »

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Wide Skies festival returns to raise the roof

By Al Beeber on July 20th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com The Wide Skies festival is back! The downtown event staged by Mike Spencer of the Geomatic Attic will return in a modified form July 28. The festival will be staged this year on the roof of the downtown Park ‘N Ride building at 705 5 Avenue South with doors opening at 7:30 and ... Read More »

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Rural crime town hall meetings scheduled for southern Alberta

By Government of Alberta on July 20th, 2021

Justice Minister and Solicitor General Kaycee Madu is meeting with Albertans this summer to hear their perspectives on rural crime. Since the beginning of July, Minister Madu has been meeting with municipal councils, Indigenous leaders and other stakeholders throughout the province. Starting July 20, the first in a series of town hall meetings scheduled across ... Read More »

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Preliminary hearing set for murder case

By Delon Shurtz on July 20th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 37-year-old Piikani man accused of killing a teenager last summer, is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing later this year. The hearing for Dustin Big Bull – who elected Feb. 16 to be tried by a Court of Queen’s Bench judge and jury, and pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree murder and causing an ... Read More »

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