July 26th, 2016

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J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A downtown building has moved closer to receiving a historic designation. During their regular meeting on Monday, Lethbridge City Council addressed a recommendation by the Historic Places Advisory Committee to have the building located at 610 3 Ave. S., known as the Burns Block, be designated as a Municipal Historic Resource.

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Local News

  • Teenage girl dies from injuries sustained in multi-vehicle collision Monday

    Lethbridge Herald A 17-year-old girl has died following a collision on the westside Monday afternoon. Members of the Lethbridge Police Traffic Response Unit continue to investigate a collision. At about 3:15 p.m., police responded to a three-vehicle collision on Westside Drive West south of Highway 3.‎ Police say the investigation determined a southbound car was ... Read More »

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  • Homebuilders nominated for provincial awards

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Five Lethbridge homebuilders are in the running for Alberta Awards of Excellence in Housing this year. Empire Homes is one of three finalists in the “small employer builder” category while Greener Homes is a finalist in the “green home” competition for its “Country Living” design. Among price categories, Ashcroft Master ... Read More »

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  • Structure plan approved for future northside development

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A new framework for a northside development could eventually see living space for some 16,000 residents in the coming decades. City council approved the Royal View Area Structure Plan during Monday’s regular meeting following a public hearing. The plan will see long-term development of approximately 395 hectares north of the ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Bulls beat Mavs, host Brooks tonight

    Ryan McCracken Southern Alberta Newspapers – MEDICINE HAT First place slipped one game farther away from the Medicine Hat Mavericks Monday at Athletic Park in Medicine Hat. The Mavs dropped a 5-4 contest to the Lethbridge Bulls, while the Okotoks Dawgs padded their hold on first in the Western Major Baseball League’s Western Division with a ... Read More »

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  • Bancks is a big fan

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD sports@lethbridgeherald.com Almost every Canadian professional hockey player would rather be a pro golfer. Almost every Canadian pro golfer wants to be a hockey player. That’s certainly the case with Carter Bancks, the Lethbridge Hurricanes-star-turned-Utica Comet, and Canadian Open star Jared du Toit. Bancks and du Toit are both from Kimberley, and ... Read More »

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  • LFC wins big over Rapids

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD sports@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge FC women’s team took to their home field on Saturday with a strong starting 11. Good thing, too, because those were the only 11 players they had. A spate of provincial soccer games robbed LFC of its reserve players and then jobs, vacations and the vagaries of life took ... Read More »

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  • Imagining Trump in power

    Let us suppose that it is July 2017. Let us suppose that Donald Trump, nominated as the Republican candidate for the U.S. presidency exactly a year ago, won the November election – quite narrowly, perhaps, but the polls are certainly suggesting that such a thing is possible. So he was inaugurated six months ago, and ... Read More »

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  • Finding a way out of downturn

    Albertans will get through tough times by working together David Schneider MLA, LITTLE BOW It feels good to be Alberta bound Summer has arrived. Across our great province, families are hitting the road to make the most of their vacations, rediscovering the great outdoors, joining local parades, and attending festivals. It’s that wonderful time of ... Read More »

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  • Enjoying our city and public lands

    Summertime means a lot of things to southern Albertans. For some, it means spending weekends at music festivals or powwows, gardening or going to the farmers’ market, enjoying our natural spaces by camping, fishing, and hiking, or maybe just walking around the city catching PokŽmon. Whatever interests you, you can be sure there is something ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Professor should be free to question events

    This letter is in regard to an article by J.W. Schnarr entitled, Conspiracy Theories, June 19. In this article Mr. Schnarr attacks the credibility of Dr. Tony Hall and whether he has a place at the University of Lethbridge because of his views on some recent events including the Sandy Hook shooting and the Boston ... Read More »

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  • NDP gov’t continues to pile up debt

    There is something very wrong with our NDP government in Alberta. They said they would discuss plans with the people before they acted. This has not been the case. The biggest mistake so far is probably the environmental minister slashing the firefighting budget even though they knew it was a dry winter and dry spring ... Read More »

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  • SRSAN welcomes end of SIS test

    This letter is from the South Region Self-Advocacy Network. We teach people with disabilities to advocate on behalf of themselves and others. We are a group of approximately 100 people with and without disabilities across the south region of Alberta (from the British Columbia border to the Saskatchewan border to the U.S. border to Nanton). ... Read More »

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