November 29th, 2021

Southern Alberta News

Police Commission denies request for public inquiry

By Al Beeber - Lethbridge Herald on November 23rd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Police Commission will not be ordering a Section 32 Public Inquiry of the Alberta Police Act requested by the lawyer of MLA for Lethbridge West Shannon Phillips. On Monday, the police commission issued a statement to media saying after receiving legal advice it considered several factors before making the decision. The ... Read More »

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Local L’Arche ends at second round of Battle of the Bands

By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman - Lethbridge Herald on November 20th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com A local group competing in the Battle of the Fans lip sync competition put on by L’Arche has been beaten out in the second round by L’Arche Honduras, but the experience was still a fulfilling one. Battle of the Fans is in its second season this year. It is an initiative of L’Arche ... Read More »

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Departure marks end of an era for Mounties in Lethbridge

By Al Beeber - Lethbridge Herald on November 20th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com The departure of the RCMP from Lethbridge to Coaldale this year marks the end of a storied history for the national police force in the city. Area historian and artist George Kush knows that history well. Kush gave a lecture about the RCMP in Lethbridge at the Galt Museum this week. That history ... Read More »

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Man accused of armed robbery and threats set to return to court next month

By Delon Shurtz - Lethbridge Herald on November 20th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A man who is accused of helping a woman rob another man last year, may finally move ahead with the case when he returns to court next month. Lethbridge lawyer Marcus Mueller told court Thursday he still needs some additional disclosure, which will have some consequences in relation to the case. But when ... Read More »

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Alberta seeing ‘exodus of young people’ SACPA hears

By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman - Lethbridge Herald on November 20th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs hosted David Finch Thursday to talk about the drivers of talent mobility in Alberta and across Canada. Finch’s presentation, ‘An Exodus of Young People: Is this Alberta’s Future?’ was an expose of how young citizens are leaving the province. As a senior fellow at the Institute for ... Read More »

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Johnny Reid set to play Lethbridge

By Lethbridge Herald on November 20th, 2021

Canadian country music superstar Johnny Reid is coming back to Lethbridge! But unlike previous performances, this one will be in the more intimate environment of the Yates Centre. Reid will be performing two shows in Lethbridge and a date has been held for a third show, said promoter Ron Sakamoto. Reid will perform here April ... Read More »

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Agencies working together for victims of sexualized violence

By Al Beeber - Lethbridge Herald on November 20th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Four agencies working with victims of sexualized violence have created a first-of-it’s-kind in Alberta collaboration. Lethbridge Police Service Victim/Witness Services, along with YWCA Amethyst Project, the Chinook Sexual Assault Centre and RCMP Rural Corridor Victim Services have reached a Memorandum of Understanding which will help all agencies work together to better serve victims. ... Read More »

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Indigenous Craft Market sews a family thread

By Dale Woodard - Lethbridge Herald on November 20th, 2021

For Annette Bad Eagle, it’s been a family affair. As the Indigenous Craft Market at Fort Whoop Up took place Friday afternoon, the seamstress from Piikani set up shop outside in the Fort Whoop Up courtyard displaying her vast varieties of sewing, beading, leathers, moccasins as well as traditional tops and ribbon skirts. The Indigenous ... Read More »

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Lawyer for accused in human trafficking case says he is still waiting for disclosure

By Delon Shurtz - Lethbridge Herald on November 20th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The lawyer for one of several individuals charged in relation to human-trafficking made a brief appearance in Lethbridge provincial court Friday. The matter was simply adjourned for a month, however, after Calgary lawyer James Hawkins said he, like lawyers representing the other accused, is still waiting for disclosure. His client, Dr. Ziyaad Noor of ... Read More »

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Ember Awards look to highlight Alberta’s interactive and digital media landscape

By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman - Lethbridge Herald on November 19th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com Digital Alberta’s Ember Awards is looking to highlight and celebrate the best of the best in Alberta’s Interactive and Digital Media landscape once again. “We are looking at how we can support the sector and grow it, so we can compete with places like Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver and attract some of that ... Read More »

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