December 14th, 2017

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J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald A decision by the City of Lethbridge to change garbage pickup from an alley to the street in the London Road area has sparked outrage by residents affected by the change. On Wednesday, residents came together to hear from City administration regarding the decision to end garbage pickup in the

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  • Local pertussis outbreak over

    Lethbridge Herald Southern Alberta’s pertussis outbreak is over. But 441 cases were confirmed since the health warning was issued last June, with 388 of them linked to the outbreak. Officials say new cases have decreased significantly, but “standard surveillance” will continue across the South Zone and across the province. And Alberta Health Services will continue ... Read More »

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  • City appoints new city treasurer with retirement of Corey Wight

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald A new city treasurer has been appointed following the announcement of Corey Wight’s impending retirement after nearly three decades of service. The official notice was given during Monday’s city council meeting, which was Wight’s last. Members of council congratulated him and thanked him for his work. Wight joined the City ... Read More »

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  • Sentencing delayed in brutal attack

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald Sentencing for a man who attacked and sexually assaulted a woman as she walked to work last year has been delayed for nearly three months while the man undergoes a psychiatric assessment. That assessment was expected to be done by Jan. 5, 2018, when Denzel Dre Bird was scheduled for ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Team Alberta captures the Border Bowl

    Lethbridge Herald With a roster chock full of southern Alberta talent, Team Alberta emerged as this year’s winner of the ABC Border Bowl. In the annual gridiron game between the top high school football talent in Alberta and B.C., Alberta posted a 28-7 win over Team B.C. Saturday in Chilliwack, B.C. Of the 16 local ... Read More »

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  • Plenty of southern Alberta success in hockey circles

    There is only about two weeks per year that I can tolerate snow. Those two weeks are the week leading up to Christmas as well as the week after Christmas. Although, I heard Santa will be bringing my kids skis for Christmas this year, so maybe I should cheer for at least enough snow to ... Read More »

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  • Wildcats prevail over Griffins

    Lethbridge Herald The Cardston Wildcats junior varsity girls basketball team posted a road win Wednesday night. The Wildcats headed to Winston Churchill to take on the Griffins and earned a 71-21 win during Southern Alberta High School Basketball League play. Cardston held a 38-21 lead at the half en route to the win as Melissa ... Read More »

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  • The end of Ali Abdullah Saleh

    Ali Abdullah Saleh seized power in Yemen in 1978, when he was only 36 years old. He lost it in 2012, when the “Arab spring” was in full spate, and had been trying to get it back ever since. Thirty-four years was not enough. But on Monday, his truly astonishing ability to switch sides got ... Read More »

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  • Correcting carbon levy fallacies

    This month’s ‘At The Legislature’ column by MLA Maria Fitzpatrick 2017 is coming to a close so I share this column as my last for this year. When I look back over the year I am proud of the work of our government and of the dedication shown by all my legislature colleagues as we ... Read More »

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  • Adverse effects of alcohol abuse

    Research shows complex problem carries a huge cost for society in assorted ways Al Barnhill During a recent flight between Vancouver and Calgary, I sat next to a young teacher. Like many passing conversations, we casually asked, “Where are you from? What do you do?” When she asked the latter question, in part I responded ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Some liberal ‘experts’ and their contributions

    Well, that didn’t take long, did it? Forty-two minutes, by my watch, for one regular commenter and a little over three hours for another know-it-all to tell me I’m “ignorant” and full of “it”! (re: letter to the editor in the Dec. 6 Herald). Funny in a sad sort of way! I’m surprised they didn’t ... Read More »

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  • Are we being responsible?

    Caroline Slingerland asked in her letter Nov. 18 if parents or the state should raise children. Look around and ask who are not doing their job now? There are some good jobs done, but many children have been abandoned. I admire those politicians who refuse to shrug their shoulders, and teachers who take on more ... Read More »

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  • Taxpayers need facts showing how addiction centre will succeed

    I agree with writer Mark Goetell (Letters to the Editor) that Jill Manning should return to Lethbridge for another public forum. However, the return should be a year from now. Follow up with information that is conducive to the success of the program. Simply telling taxpayers that there is an urgent need for a consumption ... Read More »

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