August 23rd, 2017

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Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald Sunshine and smiles were out in full force as hundreds of southern Albertans got their whoop on during the 2017 Whoop-Up Days Parade, which kicked off five days of festivities on Tuesday morning. A full field of 125 parade entries wound their way through downtown Lethbridge and up 13 Street

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  • Whoop-Up Days activities

    Following is a list of events at Exhibition Park and around Lethbridge during Whoop-Up Days 2017 for today and Thursday. The list is provided to Exhibition Park and the Lethbridge Herald. It is subject to change. Have an event that’s not listed or that’s been changed? Email We will update the calendar daily all ... Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Fireworks cancelled for Shine On Festival

    Lethbridge Herald Due to the severely dry conditions in the river valley and the citywide fire ban, the Shine On Festival scheduled for Sept. 2 at the University of Lethbridge Stadium will not be hosting the Canadian Team Fireworks, nor will there be any fireworks portion of the event that day. Organizers say they believe ... Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Cigarette butts in valley a concern

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge smokers need to butt out of the river valley when it comes to tossing their cigarette butts on the ground. This year to date, cleanup efforts in the river valley have resulted in 1,370 cigarette butts being recovered and documented by the Helen Schuler Nature Centre Shoreline Cleanup program. ... Read More »

    3 hours ago

Local Sports

  • A heck of a Guy

    A ‘Good Sport’ column by Dylan Purcell I was at a Lethbridge Herald staff party in the river bottom a few years back when a touch football game broke out. Guy Pomahac was on my team. It was the only thing I wanted when the game started. I like to win. At that stage of ... Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • Stoski strong in opening round

    Stoski strong in opening round Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge’s Justin Stoski is six shots off the lead following the first day of the PGA of Alberta Championship The member of the Lethbridge Country Club carded a 72 during the first round Monday in Red Deer as the final round goes today. Stoski is one of seven ... Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • Canes acquire a known name

    Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Hurricanes made a move for a familiar name on Monday. With the team’s training camp two days away, the Hurricanes acquired the rights to forward Austin Wong – the younger brother of former Canes captain Tyler Wong – from the Kootenay Ice in exchange for defenceman Tyler Strath and a conditional ... Read More »

    21 hours ago

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  • Child well-being more than basics

    Youths rank health, sense of belonging at top of priority list As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, Canadians can bask in the fact they are living in a wonderful country. Can there be any better country in the world in which to grow up? Well, yes, perhaps up to two dozen other countries, ... Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • System a challenge to caregivers

    Navigating health and social system is time-consuming AmŽlie Quesnel-VallŽe and Miles Taylor EVIDENCENETWORK.CA – MONTREAL The Canadian population is aging. For the first time, Canadians 65 years and over outnumber those 14 years and under. To face this major demographic change head on, we need to adapt. In particular, to meet the preferences of the ... Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • The hidden and high cost of ‘free’ health care

    Bacchus Barua SENIOR ECONOMIST, THE FRASER INSTITUTE It seems like a simple question: how much do you pay for public health care? And yet it’s one that most Canadians would struggle to answer. Many would say “it’s free.” Others may point to health-care premiums in provinces that charge them. And those more familiar with the ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Dishonouring Lougheed’s vision for Alberta

    Premier Rachel Notley, along with Minister of Veterans Affairs and Trudeau Liberal mouthpiece in Alberta Kent Hehr, recently presided over groundbreaking ceremonies for the construction of Enbridge’s Line 3. Line 3 will export more crude oil to U.S. Midwest refineries even though 99 per cent of Canadian crude oil already goes to only one customer ... Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Some marches are about pushing people down, not lifting them up

    Most of the time, it’s important to disagree respectfully, and to give everyone a voice, even if their opinions are different from yours or make you uncomfortable. However, there is a limit to this, and white nationalists fall squarely outside that limit. It’s not fair to say, “If black people can march for their race, ... Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • MLA’s actions questioned

    MLA Derek Flidebrandt cites his participation in the new “sharing economy” as part of his justification for subletting his taxpayer-subsidized condominium in Edmonton through Airbnb. I would like it noted that I did not give him permission to use my tax dollars in this way. I checked with my wife over breakfast this morning, and ... Read More »

    3 days ago

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