April 30th, 2017

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150 donors being sought J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The City of Lethbridge is offering local residents an opportunity to leave their mark on Watermark Park and help low-income residents access local recreational and cultural programs. The City marked Arbor Day on Friday by kicking off their Canada 150 Forest program starting in Watermark Park

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  • Increased property crimes linked to drug crisis

    Car prowlings can lead to other acts J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Rising property crimes in Lethbridge are linked to the ongoing drug crisis in the city, the Lethbridge Police Commission heard Wednesday. Monthly police statistics are part of regular reporting to the commission. As of the end of March, total call volume for 2017 ... Read More »

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  • Tree-planting program helps low-income residents

    150 donors being sought J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The City of Lethbridge is offering local residents an opportunity to leave their mark on Watermark Park and help low-income residents access local recreational and cultural programs. The City marked Arbor Day on Friday by kicking off their Canada 150 Forest program starting in Watermark Park ... Read More »

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  • Crime deterrence turning a new page

    Police and library working together to address downtown issues J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com City police and the downtown library are working together to curb drug and crime issues. “It’s a public space and it’s in the downtown area, so there’s a certain element of society that congregates there,” said Inspector Tom Ascroft of the ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Canes look to stay alive

    Greg Harder Regina Leader-Post The Regina Pats have established an aptitude for playing the catch-up game. Now it’s time to assess their killer instinct. Thanks to a 5-3 decision over the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Friday night, Regina took a 3-2 lead in the WHL’s Eastern Conference final and can wrap up the best-of-seven matchup tonight ... Read More »

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  • Senior men scrap their way to silver

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Team Canada took the defending World Champions right down to the last rock. Facing Sweden in the gold medal game of the World Senior Curling Championships Sunday afternoon at the Lethbridge Curling Club, Canada pushed the defending champions to an extra end before Sweden posted a 5-4 win. Still, the ... Read More »

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  • Sports hall ready

    Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame is preparing to host its 32nd Banquet and Induction Ceremony May 6 at the Canadian Western Bank Lounge at Enmax Centre. This year’s theme is “Celebrating 60 Years of Athletics at Lethbridge College” and will feature guest speaker Todd Caughlin (Lethbridge College athletics manager) and master of ... Read More »

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  • Universal Basic Income a hot topic

    In Switzerland last June, they had a referendum on a universal basic income that would have given each adult Swiss citizen $2,500 per month. It was a truly universal basic income, because it would have gone to everybody whether they were working or not – and the horrified Swiss rejected it by a majority of ... Read More »

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  • Gardening, food and child care

    It’s official: Spring is here. Like many of you, I am eagerly planning this year’s garden and getting ready to put plants in the ground come May. Maybe some vegetables, maybe some flowers; with our fantastic growing conditions we have plenty of options for our Lethbridge gardens. We also have incredible growers nearby, so whatever ... Read More »

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  • Thanks to all those who volunteer

    The spotlight is on Canada’s army of unsung heroes this week during National Volunteer Week. According to Statistics Canada figures, approximately 13 million Canadians are involved in volunteering each year, contributing close to two billion hours of their time (as of 2013 numbers). That’s an astounding contribution, one which would leave an enormous and devastating ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • How about crosswalks for everyone else?

    In (Tuesday’s) newspaper it said that city council had delayed their decision on the rainbow and transgender crosswalks. That’s good because then in the meantime they will have time to consider adding crosswalks with wooden shoes for the many Dutch people in Lethbridge and area, crosswalks with shamrocks for the Irish, crosswalks with kimonos for ... Read More »

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  • Writer’s claim a case of revisionist history

    I would like to comment on the letter to the editor that questioned the Easter photo that appeared on the front page of the Lethbridge Herald, April 14, which reminded everyone of the true meaning of Easter. To suggest that the picture was inappropriate for school children to see because of their impressionable age is ... Read More »

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  • Letter writer should respect beliefs of others

    I would like to express my feelings regarding the letter to the editor written by Patricia Pargeter in the April 22 paper titled “Easter photo questioned.” I respect your beliefs but I would ask you to have some respect for the beliefs of others. To openly disrespect the faith practices of others is an expression ... Read More »

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