January 23rd, 2018

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J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The City of Lethbridge has launched phase one of its new curbside recycling program. Beginning in April, about 900 homes in five different communities will receive their recycling bin. This is the first stage in what will eventually become city-wide residential curbside recycling in 2019. In addition, 20 bins will

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Local News

  • Power outages planned for London Road area

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Planned power outages are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday to upgrade power lines in the London Road neighbourhood. The first outage is scheduled for Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., weather permitting, and will affect approximately 18 homes along the 700 block of 7 Avenue South as well as the 700 blocks ... Read More »

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  • Trial date set for former Raymond teacher

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The trial for a Raymond school teacher accused of inappropriate conduct involving a female student is expected to take nearly three weeks when it finally begins next year. The case was in Lethbridge Court of Queen’s Bench Monday where Jentry Jack Salmon was arraigned and the trial scheduled for March ... Read More »

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  • Professor remembered for his dedication to students and U of L

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com A memorial service will be held Saturday for professor Bhagwan Dua, a longtime department chair and dean at the University of Lethbridge. Hired as a political science professor in 1977, Dua was named department chair in 1983 and then Dean of Arts and Science from 1991 to 2002. He died ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Midget AA Hurricanes sweep pair of weekend CAHL games

    Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Midget AA Hurricane Hounds padded their lead atop the Central Alberta Hockey League with a pair of wins last weekend. The Hurricanes downed the Okotoks Oilers 5-3 Friday in Lethbridge and completed the weekend with a 6-1 win over the Foothills Bisons Saturday night. The wins up the Canes record to ... Read More »

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  • Not everyone appreciates the passion of fandom

    Everybody’s got a hobby. Yours might be screaming at the top of your lungs while a group of teenagers play hockey. It might be filling in a scorecard at a baseball game. It might be playing hockey, slo-pitch or curling. It might be weekly poker games among friends or a trip to the casino to ... Read More »

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  • AAA Canes rolling

    Lethbridge Herald In their lone game of the weekend, the Lethbridge midget AAA Hurricanes turned in a shutout win. The Hurricanes blanked the St. Albert Tire Warehouse Raiders 2-0 during Alberta Midget Hockey League action Saturday evening at Nicholas Sheran Arena. Carl Tetachuk stopped all 19 shots he faced for his league-leading fifth shutout of ... Read More »

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  • Will U.S. betray Syrian Kurds?

    Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is an angry man at the best of times, but on Monday he outdid himself: “This is what we have to say to all our allies: don’t get in between us and terrorist organizations, or we will not be responsible for the unwanted consequences.” That was a barely veiled threat ... Read More »

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  • City took many key steps in 2017

    This week, I had the privilege of delivering a 2018 State of the City presentation to members of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce. Although my presentation was aimed at a business audience, I think there are many elements that are of interest to all Lethbridge residents, so I am using this month’s column to share ... Read More »

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  • Communist takeover in Nepal

    The Communists are taking over in Nepal, and nobody cares. Thirty years ago it would have caused a grave international crisis; 50 years ago there would even have been talk of foreign military intervention. Today – nothing. Outside Nepal, it has barely made the news at all. In the grand old Marxist tradition, Nepal’s Communists ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Cyclists and motorists need to be educated

    Having recently written deploring the angry screeds of many “Roast and Toast” contributors, I congratulate Robert Gammon (The Herald, Jan. 18) for a calmer tone in his opposition to the 7 Avenue cycling boulevard. I believe his argument is sometimes incomplete, however, and sometimes wrong. I do agree fully with Mr. Gammon on our need ... Read More »

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  • City’s process guards against conflict of interest

    The writer that submitted the roast in the Monday, Jan. 15 Lethbridge Herald is misinformed regarding the conflict of interest of a city councillor. All city representatives (mayor and councillors) are held to standards of accountability not only to the voting citizens but to each other. The mayor, councillors and all elected city officials will ... Read More »

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  • OHV users do respect backcountry

    Response to the online comment to our letter to the editor about our pristine area: Yes, we do live in a pristine area, and do know how to appreciate it. We have spent thousands of dollars and thousands of volunteer hours to keep it pristine, by bridging trout streams, cleaning and maintaining trails, planting willows ... Read More »

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