September 18th, 2014

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Melissa VilleneuveLethbridge Heraldmvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.comApproximately 12 per cent of Lethbridge’s population lives with a low income, according to the Waterfall Report released by Vibrant Lethbridge. Wednesday the Vibrant Lethbridge committee and local organizations met at Casa for the Community Solutions Conference, presented by the United Way of Lethbridge and

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Local News

  • Government building evacuated on Stafford Drive North

    The Government of Alberta Administration Building on Stafford Drive North has been evacuated.Emergency crews received a call this morning of a battery leaking acid, as maintenance works accidentally dropped a 12-volt battery. Crews were switching the battery that runs the elevator in that part of the building, and as the battery was dropped, it cracked ... Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Police investigating sudden death of 37-year-old woman

    Lethbridge Regional Police Service is investigating the sudden death of a 37-year-old woman.Wednesday at approximately 12:30 p.m., police responded to a report a man had assaulted a woman along the 400 block of 5th Street South. Police attended and located the victim with a group of people. While speaking to police, the woman experienced medical ... Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Newborn recovered after police arrest city woman in connection with suspected drug deal

    A 24-year-old Lethbridge mother was arrested by Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) after her newborn baby was being brought along on suspected drug deal.The baby boy, who is less than a month old, was removed from a vehicle along with nearly $9,000 worth of crack and powder cocaine. The boy’s mother, a 24-year-old Lethbridge ... Read More »

    8 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Copperheads season starting this weekend

    CoaldaleThe puck is ready to drop on the Coaldale Copperheads Heritage Junior B Hockey League season.The Copperheads ice their home-opener Saturday when they host the Strathmore Wheatland Kings at 8:30 p.m. at the Coaldale Sportsplex.Coaldale recently wrapped up its training camp last week with over 50 hopefuls looking for a roster spot and brought their ... Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • High school football heats up under the lights

    Thank goodness summer weather has returned! If you’re a fan of enjoyable meteorological conditions and spirited high school sporting entertainment Friday evening appears to be right in the sweet spot. In all likelihood the LCI-Raymond high school series draws the largest average annual Alberta Schools Athletic Association gridiron... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Tuesday’s Good Sport column by Dylan Purcell: Breaking Wind

     There is a lot of science to this running thing.Since I began my gasping, sweaty dysfunctional relationship with fitness several months ago, I’ve tried to balance out my training regimen. I have hit the gym regularly – or more accurately, I have gone to the gym sporadically and with mixed... Read More »

    3 days ago

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  • South left without a cabinet voice

    Southern Alberta is in a unique position politically. In Lethbridge, we have a pair of Progressive Conservative MLAs in Lethbridge West’s Greg Weadick and Lethbridge East’s Bridget Pastoor. Surrounding them on all sides are Wildrose MLAs, to the west in Pat Stier (Livingstone-Macleod), south in Gary Bikman (Cardston-Taber-Warner), to the north in Ian Donovan (Little ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Restricting message doesn’t serve public

    Carefully crafted statements are what we have come to expect from many levels of government. It is akin to a corporate communications department at a large multinational company, with a team of wordsmiths dedicated to toeing the company line and portraying their employer in the best possible light. It can border on the absurd, however, ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Time to adopt police cameras?

    Calls for police to wear small portable body cameras have ramped up in the U.S. following the shooting death of unarmed teenager Mike Brown by a Ferguson, Mo,, police officer in August. The death coincided with the asphyxiation death of Eric Garner after being put in a chokehold by a New York police officer which ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Pool fiasco shows poor planning

    I feel that I must write again about Henderson pool, now that we know it will be two years before it will be completed. I also feel that the city didn’t have all their ducks in a row before somebody was given the green light to knock down the only southside pool. It has been ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Join call for action on climate change

    This Sunday, Sept. 21, Lethbridge will be joining hundreds of cities around the world in a rally calling for immediate action on climate change. More than a million people are expected to turn out in New York, thousands in other cities. While our turnout will be far less, our call for action will be every ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Democratic renewal for Alberta?

    Jim Prentice promised democratic renewal as part of his platform to be the new leader of the PC party. We got our first view of this renewal today (Monday) when our new unelected premier appointed unelected people to the cabinet and thereby to represent the interests of the people of Alberta. Seems like what he ... Read More »

    13 hours ago