March 28th, 2020

Southern Alberta News

Robbery suspect already in jail denied bail

By Shurtz, Delon on March 28th, 2020

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man serving time in jail for various criminal offences has been denied bail on charges relating to a robbery five months ago. Following a lengthy bail hearing Wednesday in Lethbridge provincial court, Kyle James Young Pine was remanded in custody, despite concerns by Lethbridge lawyer Vince Guinan it ... Read More »

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Homeless shelter moving into Fritz Sick gymnasium

By Jensen, Randy on March 28th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The City of Lethbridge announced Friday it would be temporarily moving the homeless shelter to the Fritz Sick gymnasium to allow for proper social distancing between individuals in the homeless community. “Within our business continuity plans, the Fritz Sick centre has always been our backup facility for the homeless shelter,” ... Read More »

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Man asks judge to keep him in custody

By Shurtz, Delon on March 28th, 2020

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Most people can’t wait to get released from custody after they’ve been arrested, but not Abdi Dahir. During a brief hearing Friday in Lethbridge provincial court, Dahir, who appeared by closed-circuit TV from the Lethbridge Correctional Centre, made it clear he wanted to remain in custody, and complained if he ... Read More »

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One killed in two-vehicle collision on Highway 22

By Jensen, Randy on March 28th, 2020

CROWSNEST PASS One person was killed following a two-vehicle collision on Highway 22 on Thursday. A preliminary investigation by Crowsnest Pass RCMP revealed a car and SUV were heading north on Highway 22. Both vehicles lost control and collided after going into a ditch. The 27-year-old male driver of the car from Calgary was pronounced ... Read More »

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Local small bookstore offering diversions from pandemic woes

By Jensen, Randy on March 28th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com With few financial options, and facing increased social pressures to close as the pandemic continues, small business owners in the community are trying to do the best they can to serve customers in the safest way possible. Big John’s Books in downtown Lethbridge is just one example of a small ... Read More »

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Wood’s Homes continues operations during COVID-19

By Jensen, Randy on March 28th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Wood’s Homes’ youth shelter and other services to support families in crisis will be trying as much as possible to be carry on business as usual during the pandemic. “The shelter and all of our other programs are considered essential services,” says Shauna Cohen, program manager for Wood’s Homes ... Read More »

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Police ready to enforce public health orders

By Jensen, Randy on March 28th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Police Service is preparing to enforce public health orders pertaining to the COVID-19 outbreak for those who refuse to follow provincial and municipal safety protocols. “As mentioned by the premier on Wednesday, he is enhancing police authorities as well as community peace officer authorities to enforce the Public ... Read More »

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COVID concerns force more adjournments

By Shurtz, Delon on March 27th, 2020

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Summer months are shaping up to be particularly busy at the Lethbridge court house as cases get adjourned now to reduce the number of people who need to attend court every day during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than a dozen cases heard in court Thursday were adjourned until June in ... Read More »

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Man facing weapons, other charges released on bail

By Shurtz, Delon on March 27th, 2020

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man who has been in custody since he and a 38-year-old Lethbridge woman were arrested earlier this month has been released on bail. Jason Robert Bertram, 46, was released Thursday following a brief bail hearing in Lethbridge provincial court. He was ordered to pay $300 bail, report weekly ... Read More »

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Help others through COVID Silver Linings Facebook page

By Jensen, Randy on March 27th, 2020

Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Looking for a diversion from the unending doom and gloom surrounding the coronavirus? Seeking to find ways to help the community in a time of crisis? Maybe you just want to feel empowered to do something positive? Look no further than the COVID Silver Linings Facebook page and new volunteer ... Read More »

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