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Coalition members discussing Supervised Consumption Services. Clockwise starting at centre: Fire/EMS Chief Richard Hildebrand, Jill Manning with ARCHES, Dr. Karin Goodison with AHS and LPS Insp. Tom Ashcroft
Coalition members discussing Supervised Consumption Services. Clockwise starting at centre: Fire/EMS Chief Richard Hildebrand, Jill Manning with ARCHES, Dr. Karin Goodison with AHS and LPS Insp. Tom Ashcroft Lethbridge News Now

Coalition working to bring Supervised Consumption Services to Lethbridge

By Patrick Burles - @PatrickBurles on Twitter
June 22, 2017 - 3:15pm Updated: June 23, 2017 - 11:40am

LETHBRIDGE – Increasing numbers of drug overdose deaths in Alberta, and specifically the south zone of our province, has prompted a local coalition to begin the process of applying to the federal government for a Supervised Consumption Services site.

Cheyenne Dunbar enters the Lethbridge courthouse with a group of family members
Cheyenne Dunbar enters the Lethbridge courthouse with a group of family members Lethbridge News Now

Mother of Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette testifies in Saretzky triple murder trial

By Patrick Burles - @PatrickBurles on Twitter
June 21, 2017 - 4:31pm Updated: June 21, 2017 - 5:52pm

LETHBRIDGE – Derek Saretzky glanced up as Cheyenne Dunbar entered the courtroom Wednesday morning (June 21), before immediately casting his eyes down and away as she walked by him in the prisoner’s box.

Derek Saretzky (Right) stands next to the fire pit where he says he disposed of Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette's body while conducting a video re-enactment with Staff Sgt. Michael McCauley
Derek Saretzky (Right) stands next to the fire pit where he says he disposed of Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette's body while conducting a video re-enactment with Staff Sgt. Michael McCauley Court exhibit

Saretzky trial focuses on campsite where toddler’s remains found (WARNING: Story contains graphic content)

By Patrick Burles - @PatrickBurles on Twitter
June 20, 2017 - 5:32pm

LETHBRIDGE – The campsite where two-year old Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette’s remains were recovered in September of 2015, was the focus of day 10 in the Derek Saretzky triple murder trial.

Carmellia Saretzky speaks to the media outside the Lethbridge courthouse
Carmellia Saretzky speaks to the media outside the Lethbridge courthouse Lethbridge News Now

“He had done something bad, really bad”: aunt of Derek Saretzky (WARNING: Story contains graphic details)

By Patrick Burles - @PatrickBurles on Twitter
June 19, 2017 - 5:02pm

LETHBRIDGE – A second member of Derek Saretzky’s family testified for the Crown, as week three of his triple murder trial got underway.

Derek Saretzky shows Staff Sgt. Michael McCauley the site where he killed 2-year old Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette
Derek Saretzky shows Staff Sgt. Michael McCauley the site where he killed 2-year old Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette Court exhibit

Juror breaks down as accused details cannibalising toddler in police interview (WARNING: Story contains extremely graphic details)

By Patrick Burles - @PatrickBurles on Twitter
June 16, 2017 - 5:33pm

LETHBRIDGE – The jury needed a 40-minute break Friday morning (June 16), as one of its members broke into tears while watching a re-enactment video in the triple homicide trial of Derek Saretzky.

A list found in Saretzky's apartment
A list found in Saretzky's apartment Court exhibit

Police officer says he didn’t know what he was walking into in Saretzky murder trial (WARNING: Story contains graphic details)

By Patrick Burles - @PatrickBurles on Twitter
June 14, 2017 - 6:29pm

LETHBRIDGE – A 17 year RCMP veteran was brought to silence on Wednesday (June 14), as he tried to control his emotions while testifying in the triple homicide trial of Derek Saretzky.

Graffiti written on a coffee table in Derek Saretzky's apartment
Graffiti written on a coffee table in Derek Saretzky's apartment Court exhibit

“I knew he was involved”: father of Derek Saretzky in triple murder trial (WARNING: Story contains graphic content)

By Patrick Burles - @PatrickBurles on Twitter
June 13, 2017 - 6:23pm Updated: June 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

LETHBRIDGE – “He told me she was in heaven.”

Larry Saretzky made the statement with tears streaming down his face Tuesday afternoon (June 13), as he testified in the triple homicide trial of his son, Derek Saretzky.

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