September 30th, 2014

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Dave MabellLethbridge Heralddmabell@lethbridgeherald.comThe city’s upscale RiverStone neighbourhood won’t remain exclusively single-family homes.Reversing the decision of last year’s city council, councillors voted Monday to reject planning proposals which would have removed the only medium density zone left in the city-developed subdivision.Instead council members spoke in favour

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  • Second person now charged in connection with Monday stabbing outside northside clinic

    Lethbridge Regional Police Service has charged a second person in connection with a stabbing along 13th Street North.Monday at approximately 10:30 a.m., police responded to a report of a man in medical distress at the Northside Medical Clinic along the 400 block of 13th Street North. Police and EMS attended and located a 29-year-old man ... Read More »

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  • The force is with you

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD The Town of Coaldale and the RCMP are preparing to take the next step in bringing a new police service to the community. “Subsequent to a meeting town council had with representatives of the RCMP’s “K” Division, while attending the annual Alberta Urban Municipalities Association convention... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Council opts to honour agreement

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald When the provincial Conservatives are cutting support for the arts, does it make sense to host a gala provincial event in Lethbridge? City council wrestled with that question Monday, before deciding to go ahead with misgivings. Earlier the city and the Allied Arts... Read More »

    18 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Tuesday’s Good Sport column by Dylan Purcell: Shareholders get their shot tonight

    Good Sport: By Dylan PurcellBrian McNaughton insists he’s more than happy to face the insults and accusations of Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club shareholders at tonight’s annual shareholders meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at the Enmax Centre Lounge. McNaughton has burnished his shield with good news from the... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Games kick off campaign — 55-Plus Games starts its push for volunteers and athletes

    Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.comDean Gallimore said what many people were thinking, and it got a big rise out of the crowd. Gallimore is the finance director for the 2015 Alberta 55 Plus Winter Games, which will be in Lethbridge from Feb. 19-22. The organizers are looking for ... Read More »

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  • Zeniths serve up a win

    Magrath The Magrath Zeniths boys varsity volleyball team earned a home win during Southern Alberta High School Volleyball League action Wednesday night. The Zeniths hosted the Coaldale Kate Andrews Pride and posted a 3-0 win (25-15, 25-6, 25-14). Jarod Paquette led Coaldale with five kills, two blocks and... Read More »

    6 days ago

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  • TFW issue falls into Prentice’s lap

    New premier plans to talk to PM about labour issue impacting many Alberta businesses Alberta’s new premier is looking to attack the issue of temporary foreign workers. Jim Prentice has indicated that part of his labour policy will be top of mind when he has an opportunity to meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. One ... Read More »

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  • Carving up imperfect Afghanistan

    “We have to recognize that Afghanistan will not be a perfect place, and it’s not America’s responsibility to make it one,” said President Barack Obama last May. No, it isn’t, and Afghanistan is a strikingly imperfect society in almost every respect: politics, economy, security and human rights. But it isn’t entirely a lost cause, either. ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Neighbourhood exclusivity desirable?

    There is certainly a segment of the population who would love to live in an “exclusive” neighbourhood. An area free of medium-density areas and high-density developments, with only large, and very expensive, single-family homes would certainly create the type of atmosphere some would prefer. Monday, city councillors debated a proposal which would see RiverStone’s next ... Read More »

    4 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Sensitivity training needed?

    As someone whose family recently moved to the beautiful city of Lethbridge, and who has had very positive experiences in the town so far, I have been disappointed by the apparent discrimination my wife has experienced in the city’s transit system. My wife, who wears the traditional Muslim headscarf, has on more than one occasion ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Key option missing from end-of-life care

    Members of Dying With Dignity (DWD) Lethbridge, including myself, recently had opportunity to engage in conversations about end-of-life choice with visitors to the Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization’s 55-Plus Live Well Showcase. Death and dying is a difficult subject in most social situations, but not with that crowd. Many visitors were willing to express frankly their ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • It isn’t older drivers who are a hazard on the roads

    It is now widely known that it is not only younger drivers but also distracted drivers who are a major cause of on-road collisions. However, in Alberta, millions upon millions of tax dollars are being spent on medical assessments and driver testing of older Albertans, a segment of the population, who are not causing the ... Read More »

    3 days ago