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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 2, 2015, Lethbridge, Alberta Livingstone Macleod candidates a look at the Livingstone Madeoy Riding candidates for the May 5 provincial election a see a3former City Man one of two mounties wound Drobison cleared of two counts of attempted murder assault and weapons charges a see by the ground is moving1 political scientists Handicap Alberta election Campaign heading into final weekend Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald Mabel Lethbridge Herald com will Alberta s new democrats Lead a minority government or will they win a majority both look like realistic possibilities Lethbridge political scientists say after the ballots Are counted tuesday. And in Lethbridge that could mean representation by two new Democrat Las. While it appears conservative Premier Jim Prentice gambled and lost they say opposition Leader Brian Jean Hasni to made inroads with Many voters. But Rachel Notley the new democrats Well spoken Leader seems to have connected with Many albertan who be never considered voting nip before. Public opinion polls can prove wrong Veteran pollster and political scientist Faron Ellis Points out. But he and University of Lethbridge professor Geoffrey Hale say with so Many successive polls putting Notley far in the Lead the writing is on the Wall for Prentice. A i think we re getting signals the ground is moving a says Hale. Albertan will see a some significant after 44 years he observes albertan Are looking for change. That a what Prentice promised when he took Over As the progressive conservatives third Leader in about a decade a but he failed to deliver. A the pc dynasty can Only go to the Well so often a agrees Ellis. Prentice promised a transformation a but he ended up blaming albertan for the mistakes of previous tory leaders. What a worse he agreed to a backroom Deal with Danielle Smith the provinces opposition Leader until she and eight More Wildrose Las crossed the floor to join the Prentice team. A that just backfired a Ellis says making albertan even More anxious for change. And then Prentice called an unscheduled election ignoring the conservatives own fixed Date legislation stirring greater anger. Calling an Early election was a a total miscalculation a Hale maintains. What Price Prentice will pay he adds will be decided by the party later. Hale says Many albertan feel calling an unnecessary election was opportunistic and cynical. Two of the opposition parties a the liberals and the Wildrose a were in the process of selecting a new Leader. A the new democrats were the Only party that had stable leadership a he says. The suddenly revived Wildrose party put on a a spirited Campaign Quot Hale says but their new Leader could t interest More than the party a hard Core members. A continued please see Page a2online saturday May 2, 7015 Price $1.43 plus is hundreds mourn murder victims at Vigil funerals planned for next week Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald hundreds of family members friends and supporters comforted each other at an emotional tribute to three Young lives tragically taken too soon. For a candlelight Vigil they surrounded the West Lethbridge Tow Home where 24-year-old Clarissa English 18-year-old Dakota English and 27-year-old Kyle Devine were found murdered last tuesday. Pictures of happier times lined the outside Wall family photos with beaming smiles. Many brought Flowers candles and other tokens of remembrance to place in a growing memorial outside the residence. Prayers and songs were shared by elders and friends. Loved ones took turns at the microphone sharing memories of the three and encouraging each other to love and support one another in these trying times. A when people pass away this suddenly there a no words to fill our Comfort to fill our hearts. What really fills our hearts is the presence of being with each other a said Jamie Medicine Crane aunt of Clarissa and Dakota. A so please support each other and when you feel like you re alone talk to someone and let them know that you need that extra ear to listen to because you re not alone. Look around at How Many people cared for Clarissa and for Dakota and for Kyle. And How Many of you Are hurting right now All of you together will be a this is a really really bad Nightmare. Its something so unbelievable something that you Only see on to or read in books never realizing its going to be your family. And i Pray for Justice Quot another aunt shared. A continued please see Page a2 Herald photo by Tijana Martin Laurie English Winters Centre is consoled during a Vigil for her two children Clarissa and Dakota English along with Kyle Devine on Friday evening. Hundreds gathered to pay their respects during a candlelight Vigil for the three Young adults who were murdered earlier this week. Alberta nip surge has Federal conservatives weighing in Dean Bennett the Canadian press Edmonton Federal politicians thought bouquets and Billy clubs to albertan selection Trail Friday to address the possibility the nip could Wield Power after More than four decades of progressive conservative government. Federal nip Leader Tom Mulcair praised provincial nip Leader Rachel Notley. A i can Only say that Rachel Notley is an extraordinary politician. She a a very seasoned politician she san extraordinary Leader and Shes shown that with the Type of Campaign that she a run a said Mulcair speaking to reporters in Regina. He said her Campaign ahead of tuesdays vote is resonating with people and an nip Victory would make life affordable for the Middle class. Polls suggest Premier Jim Prentice and his progressive conservatives Are in a tight three Way race with the nip and the Wildrose party and that Notley has had momentum since a leaders debate that Many pundits say she won. The new democrats Are polling so Well the possibility of an nip minority government has been raised in recent Days. In response Prentice has ramped up criticism of the nip Over the last week first saying the party a budget plan does no to add up then saying the nip plan to increase corporate taxes and review Oil royalties would kill business and jobs. A continued please see Page a2 driving fines take huge jump Lethbridge Herald distracted Drivers seem More concerned about their Wallet than getting into a collision and hurting someone so perhaps making them pay a higher Fine will keep them off the phone while driving. The Lethbridge regional police service said the Fine for distracted driving jumped to $287 Friday up $105 from the previous Fine of $172. But that a not the Only Fine to increase As promised in the provincial budget in March. All traffic fines for violations under the Alberta traffic safety act have gone up. General speeding fines will now Range from $78 for driving one pm a Over the Speed limit to $474 for 50 pm a Over while speeding through a construction zone will Cost $949, up from $156, and failing to Stop for a red Light increases to $388 from $287. Anyone caught talking on the phone while speeding through a red Light at an intersection where Road Crews Are working could pay a whopping $1,811. Police remind motorists to always drive safely and obey the rules of the Road. Wmma m a in one a Oner Annin. Custom re design event and trunk show. Exclusive three Day event. 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