June 24th, 2017

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J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The trial for a Blairmore man accused of killing three people, including a toddler, adjourned shortly after it began on Friday as the Crown wrapped up its case and the defence declared no evidence would be called. Derek Saretzky is accused of the 2015 Blairmore first-degree murders of Terry Blanchette

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  • Crown concludes its case in Saretzky triple-murder trial

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The trial for a Blairmore man accused of killing three people, including a toddler, adjourned shortly after it began on Friday as the Crown wrapped up its case and the defence declared no evidence would be called. Derek Saretzky is accused of the 2015 Blairmore first-degree murders of Terry Blanchette ... Read More »

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  • Racism remains evident in city

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com High school students’ “cowboys and Indians” parties aren’t the only signs of racism in Lethbridge. Members of a “white posse” continue to prowl city streets, a Lethbridge audience learned Thursday – assaulting aboriginal men, young and old. And a University of Lethbridge professor reported the racist “Brocket 99” broadcast now ... Read More »

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  • Community discussion dates

    Schedule for Community Discussion Sessions (spaces will be limited to a maximum of 20 attendees for each session. Anyone wishing to attend must register in advance by contacting scs@lethbridgearches.com): – July 4, 6-8 p.m. at Crossings Library Branch – July 5, 1-3 p.m. at Lethbridge College (Sunflower Room) – July 6, 9-11 a.m. at Alberta ... Read More »

    20 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Hurricanes awaiting the call

    Lethbridge Herald Three members of the Lethbridge Hurricanes are eligible to have their names called at this weekend’s NHL draft. Hurricanes goaltender Stuart Skinner and forwards Jordy Bellerive and Ryan Bowen are listed in the sit in the Canadian Hockey League rankings as the draft begins today and runs until Saturday in Chicago. Skinner is ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Late run gets Bombers past the Bulls

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Two big swings of the bat weren’t enough to earn the Lethbridge Bulls the win. The Bulls were edged 7-6 by the Brooks Bombers in Western Major Baseball League action Thursday night at Spitz Stadium. Lethbridge got a towering three-run shot from Jesse Hillyard in the bottom of the sixth ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Brooks awarded 2019 Royal Bank Cup

    Lethbridge The Royal Bank Cup is coming back to Alberta. Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Junior Hockey League, Alberta Junior Hockey League and Hockey Alberta, announced Thursday the Brooks Bandits will host the 2019 national championship. The RBC Cup returns to Alberta for the seventh time after the event was previously hosted in ... Read More »

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  • Raising awareness of PTSD

    A few years ago, a friend of mine was the first responder on scene at a motor vehicle accident. She provided first aid to a child, just a little older than her own, until the ambulance arrived. She never learned the outcome for that child. A small moment in time – an hour or two ... Read More »

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  • Protect bullying victims

    Ten-year-old Xander Rose didn’t have to worry about being bullied on his way to school Wednesday morning. That’s because he was accompanied by 150 leather-clad bikers. As indicated in news reports, the fourth-grade student at Harbourside Elementary in Sydney, N.S. had been regularly bullied because of his race and size. In an effort to stop ... Read More »

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  • A start to better transparency

    More must be done to improve information access The Liberal government is making a move to put some actual “access” into the Access to Information Act. New legislation was tabled Monday that would give the federal information commissioner more power to order the release of government records. That’s a welcome step, especially in view of ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Rainbow crosswalk issue is about human rights

    This is Pride Week in Lethbridge. The vandalism of the rainbow crosswalks speaks volumes about the perpetrators. It speaks of their ignorance as well as their bigotry. This week-long event is not a celebration of being LGBTQ. It’s a celebration that this group no longer faces discrimination, segregation and abuse by the larger society. Unfortunately ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Taxpayers shouldn’t foot repair bill

    Please tell me it isn’t true that the taxpayers of Lethbridge will be footing the bill to repair the Pride crosswalk that was damaged! Regardless as to how and why this happened, I feel that those people who initially painted the crosswalk should be maintaining them, at their expense. I say this because I find ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Showing support for Pride community

    Re: Vandalism to the Pride crosswalks in Lethbridge. I am writing as the president of Alberta and Northwest Conference of the United Church of Canada. My mandate is to provide leadership in matters pertaining to justice and peace in our society, according to the teachings of Jesus Christ. I have also been a family doctor ... Read More »

    2 days ago


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