April 26th, 2018

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Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Westside residents have lost one of their routes into downtown Lethbridge. Ongoing maintenance work on the Crowsnest Trail bridge over the Oldman River has temporarily severed access from eastbound Bridge Drive West. Drivers will have to detour by way of Whoop-Up Drive or access Highway 3 at the Highway 25

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Local News

  • SACPA to talk NAFTA today

    Lethbridge Herald When the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into effect in 1994, it created one of the world’s largest free-trade zones. However, since Donald Trump became U.S. president last year, renegotiating NAFTA along with other trade deals has been high on his agenda. Today, during the regular weekly SACPA session at noon ... Read More »

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  • More subsidized child-care spaces for city

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge parents will gain 82 subsidized child-care spaces in September, as the Alberta government adds 6,000 spaces to its $25-per-day program. The Lethbridge YMCA will open a “pilot project” in the Lethbridge Centre, officials say, and also plans to add 62 westside spaces next year. But it’s not known if ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Friends of Medicare discusses effects of for-profit clinics

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com How private clinics can affect public health care was discussed Monday night in Lethbridge during a town hall-style meeting held by Friends of Medicare. The group is on a four-stop tour to raise awareness around issues they see with private, for-profit health clinics which charge large sums of money in ... Read More »

    7 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Hurricanes back even

    Canes earn second straight 5-1 victory to knot WHL Eastern Conference Final Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Thanks to a little continued home cooking with a not-so-secret ingredient, the Lethbridge Hurricanes made their series with the Swift Current Broncos a best-of-three affair. The Canes downed the Broncos 5-1 in Game 4 of the teams’ Western ... Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • AAA Canes settle for tie

    Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge midget AAA Hurricanes are undefeated at the Telus Cup, but settled for a tie on the third day of the National Midget Hockey Championship. The Hurricanes skated to a 3-3 tie with the Toronto Young Nationals Wednesday afternoon in Sudbury, Ont. Toronto struck for three third-period goals and rallied from a ... Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Roll into cycling season with Bike Fest

    A ‘Free Wheelin” column by Tyler Stewart I don’t want to jinx it, but spring might finally be here. It’s been an unusually long and miserable winter season, even for the more die-hard cold-weather cyclists. Given the past two months of weekly snowstorms, it’s been a struggle to get the tires rolling on pavement until ... Read More »

    2 hours ago

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  • Terror attacks the new normal?

    A day after a man mowed down pedestrians with a rented van in Toronto, it’s understandable if citizens are starting to believe that terror attacks are the new normal. Monday’s tragedy, which killed 10 people and injured 15 more, came just a day after a gunman killed four people at a Waffle House restaurant in ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • If the model is broken, fix it

    If the model is broken, should you try to fix it, or should you scrap it and get a new one? In questions of technology, increasingly the answer is: scrap it. Computer repair shops are dying out: if your laptop doesn’t work, just buy a new one. What applies to consumer technology, however, does not ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Constitutional crisis threatening Canada?

    Al Barnhill Recently, a friend sent a YouTube video entitled “Technology Disruption – Energy and Transportation.” The essence of the 2017 video was the growing trend of accelerating technology and its disruptive effects on markets and economies. The speaker, Tony Seba, provided historical examples of what is commonly known as product and/or service obsolescence. Between ... Read More »

    5 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Some ex-politicians can’t keep feet out of their mouths

    Our outspoken ex-prime minister Stephen Harper has hit the news channels again, but this time with European connotations that I’m afraid that he is not very conversant with. After the very harmful legacy of his inviting the rich of the world to come to Canada to invest on a five-year tax-free basis when he was ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Tickets deserved for parking illegally in school zones

    Charlotte George’s recent letter complaining about receiving a ticket for parking illegally in a school zone is a head shaker. On my daily drive to work, I often pass by a school and am constantly amazed at the legion of helicopter parents dispensing their precious cargo while ignoring no-parking signs, even those near crosswalks. Some ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • 43 Street mess was created years ago

    While present City leadership is being critized for the closing of 43 Street, they are only putting the “final nail in the coffin.” The City compromised the viability of 43rd as functional roadway years ago. When the City of Lethbridge created its southeast area structure plan, the key element in the plan regarding traffic flows ... Read More »

    7 hours ago

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