November 22nd, 2014

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Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Community efforts to provide affordable housing for the homeless and disadvantaged in Lethbridge have paid off in a major way. According to Social Housing in Action’s (SHIA) annual Homeless Census, there is a 37 per cent decrease in the number of homeless on the streets

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Local News

  • Access-a-Ride service to improve

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com “Smart card” technology has already helped Lethbridge Transit with service improvements. Soon, a transit data analyst will provide still more useful information. Even sooner, city council learned, Access-a-Ride passengers can expect more buses and longer hours of service. During debate over the... Read More »

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  • Burning issue on reserve

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com A number of recent fires on the reserve is keeping the Blood Tribe fire department busy, and one resident is deeply concerned. With four structural fires in the last month, fire chief Oscar Cotton said it’s more than usual. “It’s been a stretch... Read More »

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  • City to enforce illegal secondary suites

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Across Lethbridge, residents live in at least 1,700 “secondary suites” – usually, in the basement. And all but about 225 of them could be considered illegal, city council learned Friday. The city’s land-use bylaw could regulate those low-rent facilities, planning director Jeff Greene... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Journey to Olympic gold a simple step — Carla MacLeod on hand for Wednesday KidSport luncheon

    Dylan Purcell Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com “Because you asked.” The journey to a pair of Olympic gold medals started with as simple a step as Carla MacLeod asking her parents if she could play hockey. MacLeod, who won Olympic and world championship gold with Canada’s national women’s hockey team, wanted to... Read More »

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  • Earth-shaking gold for local

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com It was truly an earth-moving experience for Tyler Aiken. The Lethbridge broomballer recently returned from the Land of the Rising Sun with a gold medal around his neck following the World Broomball Championship in Tomakomai, Japan, Nov. 3-7. But if the gold-medal moment... Read More »

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  • Music to their ears

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The horn has sounded for the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns swim team. Literally. Judging by what was taking place at practice Tuesday afternoon at the Max Bell Pool as the Pronghorns get set to host the Canada West Swim Championships Friday through Sunday,... Read More »

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  • Solution needed for ‘Code Gridlock’

    CMA president urges a national seniors strategy Canadian hospitals are continually having to deal with overcapacity because of older patients with nowhere else to go, the president of the Canadian Medical Association said Tuesday. In a speech to the Canadian Club of Ottawa, Dr. Christopher Simpson, a cardiologist at Kingston General Hospital, said hospitals are ... Read More »

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  • From City Hall column by Chris Spearman: Building relationship with province

    Alberta Premier Jim Prentice’s visit to Lethbridge last week provided a welcome opportunity to begin developing a positive relationship with our new provincial leader and to advocate on behalf of our community on several important issues. Those issues included capital funding programs, the local effects of cuts to provincial programs and the arts, our ongoing ... Read More »

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  • Shopping locally makes sense

    Lethbridge is a city of nearly 100,000 people. Mriad shopping options exist here, yet as a city located both close to the metropolis of Calgary and a hop, skip and a jump from the American border, local shoppers have plenty of other options. Yes, a city with a population of over a million people will ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • City’s practice of loaning money to itself is ‘absurd’

    In a recent article in the Lethbridge Herald (“City eyes $4.4M surplus”) the backslapping was obvious from comments by the current chair of the city’s Finance Committee, Mr. Jeff Carlson. His comments regarding the forecasted surplus of $4.4 million sounds like a lot of money, without context. But in reality it is approximately a 1.35 ... Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Country should follow Winnipeg example

    In response to the article (“Winnipeg teenager who was attacked and beaten is discharged from hospital,” Nov. 14) the Winnipeg community should be applauded for their co-operative response to the horrific attack last weekend on Ms. Harper. The leadership taken in identifying this young woman as a human being with a family and people who ... Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Curbside recycling would benefit entire community

    The rhetoric surrounding the issue of curbside recycling seems to centre around cost concerns. Some members of the community believe it will be an unnecessary burden on taxpayers. However, one point to consider is that many other Canadian communities have had this service in place for years. Another point is that our recycling facilities have ... Read More »

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