March 5th, 2015

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Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Five new events will help draw crowds to downtown Lethbridge this year. They’re among 19 festivals or shows receiving public support through the Heart of Our City grants program. Mark Bellamy, Heart of the City committee chair, said all 19 groups that applied qualified for financial

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  • No shortage of festivals for downtown this year

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Five new events will help draw crowds to downtown Lethbridge this year. They’re among 19 festivals or shows receiving public support through the Heart of Our City grants program. Mark Bellamy, Heart of the City committee chair, said all 19 groups that applied qualified for financial... Read More »

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  • Fentanyl seizure in city was second such seizure in two weeks in Lethbridge

    For the second time in as many weeks Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) has made a fentanyl seizure in Lethbridge. More than 300 of the fake oxycontin pills were found in a North Lethbridge home on Feb. 26. ALERT Lethbridge, an integrated team consisting of Lethbridge Regional Police Service and RCMP members, seized the ... Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Man dies on scene as semi and truck collide head on just north of Welling

    Raymond police are still on scene at a fatal collision, just north of Welling. At approximately 12:30 p.m., Raymond RCMP officers were dispatched to what was described as a very-serious vehicle collision between a semi-tractor trailer and pickup truck on Highway 5, approximately two kilometres north of Welling. The pickup truck involved caught fire and ... Read More »

    8 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Peewee Hurricanes off to conference final in SCAHL playoffs

    Lethbridge herald Peewee The Lethbridge Bert and Macs Hurricanes peewee AA White are off to the South Central League South Conference finals. The Canes defeated the Lethbridge Red in a thrilling three-game series, winning the Game 3 7-1 after losing Game 2 in overtime. Zack Stringer scored three goals for... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Horns own the podium

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Peter Millman’s individual performance at the Canada West Track and Field Championships in Winnipeg last weekend was indeed impressive. The third-year member of the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns earned gold in the weight throw and added another gold medal in the shot put... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Copperheads semifinal series starts tonight

    Coaldale The puck drops on Game 1 of the Heritage Junior B Hockey League semifinal between the Coaldale Copperheads and the Okotoks Bisons tonight. The Copperheads and Bisons face off in the best-of-seven series at the Coaldale Sportsplex tonight at 8:30 p.m. Game 2 is Friday in Okotoks with Game 3 coming back to Coaldale ... Read More »

    2 days ago


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  • Manage finances wisely, grasshopper

    Canadians continue to accumulate household debt at record pace Financial experts have sounded the alarm in the past few years about the dangers of Canadians’ increasing consumer debt load. And Canadians have responded – by piling up even more debt. Figures released this week by credit monitoring agency Equifax show that Canadian consumer debt, including ... Read More »

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  • Not as healthy as we think we are?

    There is an anonymous adage which states, “In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired. But what if we don’t feel sick and tired? What if we’re feeling pretty darn good? That’s a good thing, right? The author of a recent report for the Conference Board of Canada ... Read More »

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  • Wise advice: Don’t be a hero

    Police suggestion to comply with robber’s demands is best way to handle situation A string of four armed robberies in a week’s time is highly unusual in Lethbridge, and that’s good news. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the incidents, and that’s good news, too. In two of the instances, the clerks refused to provide ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Renewables don’t meet consumers’ energy needs

    Re: Jim Byrne’s letter of Feb. 18. I am astonished to see a respectable geographer with expertise in inland waters to be also a climate scientist and an energy expert. Specifically these two fields contain the most extremely complex and multidisciplinary issues. I was disappointed when I read in his letter that he dismissed scientific ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Thanks to all for a well-run, successful 55 Plus Games

    My compliments to the City of Lethbridge and especially the volunteers for hosting and their excellent job of running the 55 Plus Winter Games. As a former badminton chairman of the Canada Games, as well as twice running the badminton program at the games, I am well aware of the many hours of work and ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Accuracy lacking in minutes from AltaLink meetings

    The following is a shortened version of a letter I sent to AltaLink: I’ve read AltaLink-recorded minutes from two December (2014) meetings, and AltaLink-recorded minutes from another event, an open house in Lundbreck. There are, as reported to me by several participants, more than a few factual errors in one of the December meeting minutes ... Read More »

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