Tags : Coutts

Adjournment of case to November 4 for three men involved

A large group of protestors gathered at the Lethbridge Courthouse on Tuesday morning. Lethbridge Police were also on scene. The protestors were there in support of Marco Van Huigenbos, Alex Van Herk and George Janzen. The three men were in court facing charges of mischief over $5,000 related to their alleged involvement at the Coutts […]Read More

Truckers leave Coutts border

It appears as though most of those who were protesting government mandates have left the Coutts Border crossing. It was a place that was previously blocked by protesters supporting the Freedom Convoy and those who are against government COVID-19 mandates. A number of highway tractors and other vehicles could be seen leaving the scene and […]Read More

NDP calling for Coutts blockade to end

The blockade at the Coutts border is entering its 13th day. The Vice-President of the Alberta and Saskatchewan division of Canadian Manufacturers, David MacLean, said between 800 and 1,200 trucks cross at the Coutts border almost every day. That means over $44 million is passed through as well. Lorne Dach, NDP Critic for Transportation, called […]Read More

RCMP on Coutts protest

RCMP say they will be taking further action to put an end to the protest at the Coutts border. Police say they want to resolve the situation down at the border in a safe and peaceful way, but they have seen activity happen that is dangerous and reckless. Deputy Commissioner Curtis Zablocki says they plan […]Read More

Potential of criminal charges facing Coutts protestors

The Deputy Commissioner of the Alberta RCMP, Curtis Zablocki, says the police plan to press charges against protestors at the Coutts border. Lisa Silver, an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary, says there is a broad range of regulatory and criminal offenses that protesters at the Coutts border could […]Read More

Mayor Jim Willett of Coutts visits protestors at border

Protestors at the Coutts border have continued to stand firm with their protesting of the government mandates. A second blockade between Milk River and the Coutts border has allowed for one lane of the highway to open, letting traffic in and out. Coutts Mayor Jim Willett, says he went down to the blockade this past […]Read More

Lethbridge community leaders call for end to blockade

Alberta RCMP say the truckers near the village of Coutts decided to open a lane for both north and southbound traffic on Highway 4 near Highway 501 by the Coutts border crossing. Officials say this will allow emergency services to provide full services, border access and the flow of goods to resume. Law enforcement remain […]Read More

Coutts cafe speaks about convoy at border

The owner of Hills of Home Cafe in the village of Coutts says the convoy at the border has been actually helping her business as lots of people have been ordering food from the restaurant. Caroline Dangerfield says she has been receiving support from the truckers who have come in to eat.  Read More

Border towns ready to welcome back tourist traffic

Earlier this week, the Federal Government announced that starting July 5  restrictions for fully vaccinated when entering Canada will be easing. Fully vaccinated Canadians won’t have to complete the 14-day isolation period, but still have to show a negative test when entering. Meanwhile, south of the border, the U.S. Government has been pushing Canada to […]Read More

Trial begins for drug-smuggling suspects

A trial, following jury selection began Monday for a husband and wife accused of trying to smuggle cocaine into Canada at the Coutts border crossing in December of 2017. Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) seized 84 bricks of cocaine, weighing 99 kilograms from the cab of a truck carrying a load of produce from California […]Read More