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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  • City donates service vehicles to Mexico communities

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The City of Lethbridge has donated three soon-to-be decommissioned vehicles to a program that provides emergency vehicles and training to communities in Mexico. The Los Amigos project is aimed at providing decommissioned emergency vehicles for Mexican communities that need them. It is an international service project organized by Rotary Club ... Read More »

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  • Man sentenced on weapon, drug charges

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Coaldale man set to stand trial Monday on multiple weapon and drug-related charges, pleaded guilty instead and was sentenced to nearly two years in jail. Shane Desmond Journoud pleaded guilty in Lethbridge provincial court to one count each of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking and careless storage ... Read More »

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  • The Power of Sport

    1975 Canada Winter Games drew people together Ryan Dutchak The 2018 Winter Olympics, set to take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea next month, have garnered plenty of international attention. North Korea recently seems poised to participate in the Games, bringing up the idea of “unity through sport.” Although not on the same international scale, the ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Addison earns spot in Central Scouting rankings

    Lethbridge Herald A member of the Lethbridge Hurricanes has made the grade as Central Scouting released its mid-term ranking for North American skaters Monday. Making the list and cracking the top-40 is Hurricanes defenceman Calen Addison, who came in ranked 34th. This year, the second-year defenceman from Brandon has seven goals and 47 points in ... Read More »

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  • Lightning top Mustangs

    Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Lightning kept their hold on third place in the Ranchland Hockey League with a win last weekend. The Lightning downed the Fort Macleod Mustangs 8-5 Saturday night in Fort Macleod to improve to 8-6-0-1. New addition Matthew Nadeau scored twice in the win, while brothers Nic and Ben Bohle each scored ... Read More »

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  • 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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  • 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

  • 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 »

    10 hours ago
  • 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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  • Trump’s remarks an insult to all immigrants who seek better lives

    I am an immigrant, as millions and millions who have come to America (the American continent extends from Tierra del Fuego, at the south, to the farther north of Canada, not only U.S.A.). As many reasons led poor countries’ people to emigrate, my reason was related to my concern about how human rights were being ... Read More »

    10 hours ago

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