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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  • Nature Conservancy thrilled with addition of Waldron Ranch

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDThe Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in Alberta has announced the completion of the second-largest conservation easement in Canadian history.The iconic Waldron Ranch project is 30,535 acres of privately-owned property located along the Cowboy Trail (Highway... Read More »

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  • City council behind Metis Trail project

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com By 2016, Metis Trail could be taking shape as the westside’s second north-south artery. That’s the target for city officials, following Monday’s city council decision to fast-track planning for the long-awaited roadway. “That’s our goal now,” city manager Garth Sherwin said, after council... Read More »

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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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  • 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 »

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Letters to The Editor

  • 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 »

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  • 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 »

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    Re: Arts funding, Lethbridge Herald, Sept. 23. Reading this article brings forth an air of wonderment. The following website features an article on fracking activities in Denton, Texas: http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.ca/2014/08/wsj-op-ed-ban-on-fracking-is-not.html. As you can see from the article, they reached a compromise whereby drilling and fracking were required to have a setback from any residential property and ... Read More »

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