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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 14, 2015, Lethbridge, AlbertaA sub by Price is 43 plus get great escapes a View from above if you re looking for a family adventure that immerses you in nature Beauty and a fascinating culture a and you re willing to rough it some a consider trekking in Nepal. See d1 on career Singer being inducted into Canadian music Hall of Fame a Bio assaulted cop awarded $89k in damages Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald �shi�fl2 a Corr two Calgary men who viciously attacked a Lethbridge police officer four years ago Are paying for their crime where it sometimes hurts the most a in the Wallet. Raymond Joshua Ash am was sent to prison in october 2011, and Aaron Lee head about a year later but just last december a court of Queens Bench judge awarded const. Norm Smith s89.000 in general damages court costs and interest. The judgment sends a message that crime does no to pay and offenders will have to suffer the consequences of t heir actions often with More than just a jail sentence say s Jay Mcmillan president of the Lethbridge police association. A offenders need to understand that any decision or action that leads to the intentional injury of a police officer will result in serious and financial consequences Quot Mcmillan says. Asham and head were convicted of aggravated assault of a peace officer after an attack on Smith in the Early morning of feb. 23,2011. The men had been causing a disturbance at a pub and ran away from the police officer after he tried to Stop them As they walked along South Parkside drive. Smith caught Asham and placed him in Handcuffs despite Ashamy a attempts to resist arrest. During the arrest. Head who had jumped Over a Fence to escape returned and punched the officer in the face knocking him to the ground. Asham kicked him in the face knocking him unconscious and both men tied. The officer was flown to the Calgary Foothills Hospital where he was treated for a fractured Skull bleeding on the brain and a broken nose. He subsequently made a full recovery. Asham and head eventually pleaded guilty and were sentenced to 33 months in a Federal Penitentiary. The successful lawsuit launched by the police association sends another message Mcmillan says. A in a time of increasing dangers and violence directed toward Law enforcement officers the Lethbridge police association is pleased with the result for const. Smith and his family. On behalf of our members and police officers across the province we applaud the court s decision. We believe that it sends an important message that the costs of directing violence against police officers will be certain and Lone survivor details plane crash in Book Taber police return fire Over bylaw scorn social Greg Price Southern Alberta newspapers Taber feeling the Taber police service Taber town Council and Taber residents have been unfairly branded under the con t Roverial Community standards bylaw making its Way through National and International social Media the Taber police service held a Public information session on Friday evening to dispel any misconceptions a a passing third Reading late last month Insp. Graham Abela was critical of social Media which has spread word worldwide with the notion some of the provisions in the bylaw feature draconian measures a some in social Media have questioned whether this bylaw is constitutional Quot said Abela to approximately 40 people listening to the presentation. A we As a police service enforce Many different Laws i can Tell you under no Uncertain terms if the police service believes a Law is unconstitutional we will not enforce that if the Taber police service charges anyone under the com a Unity standards bylaw the person has the ability to bring a charter application to the court and Challenge the constitutionality of the Law according to Abela. A if a judge determines a Law is unconstitutional they will make a ruling As such. Either the lawmakers will be Able to Appeal that decision change the Law or remove it completely from the books a said Abela. The inspector noted the Taber police service has a mandate to inform involve and protect residents. Regarding the social problems occurring in the Community that information is used to make bylaws which began the formation of the Community standards bylaw. Of the 27 sections in the new Community standards bylaw 14 of them Are incorporated from previous bylaws that have been enacted in Taber. Four were previously dealt with from the criminal code or provincial statutes. For municipal bylaw enforcement in Iab i Foi 201 f then were 451 bylaw reported issues. Of those 451 bylaw issues Taber police service Laid 55 charges. Of the 55 charges that were Laid 54 resulted in convictions. A continued please see Page a2 Tom Wilson does own investigation into crash Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald it kith com not Many people can Tell their Story of being involved in a plane crash. But Coaldale resident Tom Wilson stale is anything from Ordinary. Wilson was the Lone survivor of a november 2008 . Plane crash that killed seven people. He has since done his own investigation into the crash including Why the Pilot made the decision to Fly that Day and Why the plane was even allowed to Fly at All. He also wanted to share his tale of personal recovery and to Tell Why he chose now to speak publicly about the incident. Those experiences have All culminated into the Book a moments of Impact a which he co authored and intends to formally launch when he attends a construction conference in Edmonton late next month. A there s obviously a lot of interest in the Story but i wanted it to be More than that a Wilson said. A a we be written a Book to try to help people understand pressure and Wilson a seaplane crashed into the Side of a Mountain on Thor Marty Island off the . Coast about 20 minutes after taking off from Vancouver International Airport. After Impact Wilson who was 35 at the time managed to scramble out of the wreckage Mere moments before it exploded. I Lis face and hands were burned and Cut. But he walked several Kilometres Down the Mountain to a Beach where he was spotted about 4.5 hours later. He told the Rescue Crew he did no to know what caused the crash As he was asleep at the time. A it was International in Media attention. I Wasny to prepared or ready to talk to the Media. I was still in mourning i worked on my recovery and personal Healing trying to find a meaning Quot Wilson said. A the entire plane was just ripped to pieces. There was nothing left of it. The transportation safety Board actually listed it As a continued please see Page a2 Herd Ltd photo by Tijana Martin Spring in their Steps Samuel Fehr left and Bill Okeyo play a game of basketball in their shorts and i shirts on a warm Friday afternoon according to the weather network the temperature reached a High of 19 degrees. Another Balmy Spring like Day is expected today with the temperature forecaster to reach 18 c a return to reality will begin sunday with showers and a mix of ram and Snow showers on monday before temperatures begin to moderate again Pandora a run Haw he ten $i2s $1. My a imn Doda jewel tory Jiki Quality to mow a to Pandora Fuji feel he fit you it nut byte. At part paling auit Hori Rel Pandora. Only a nth or time tax. White Hurt limit one Jet i. 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