August 19th, 2019

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Lethbridge Herald The 2019 Whoop-Up Days Parade will take place Tuesday and residents are advised this will require a number of road closures before and during the parade. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. from Park Place Shopping Centre and will finish at Adams Ice Centre. It will proceed east along 3 Avenue South

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  • Pioneer Village hosts Harvest Days

    Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald Taking a step back in time to when Canada was still beginning to build itself as a nation and learning about how farmers used to operate is something the Coyote Flats Pioneer Village looks forward to teaching people about with their annual Harvest Days celebrations. Over the weekend, out by ... Read More »

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  • Galt Museum hosts Beer Tasting Soiree

    Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald The Galt Museum and Archives is gearing up to present this year’s Galt Beer Tasting SoirŽe on Sept. 6, with tickets on sale now. The Galt Beer Tasting SoirŽe is an annual fundraiser for the Galt Museum and will feature some of the best craft and microbrews available in southern ... Read More »

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  • Variety of programs have helped make a difference

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald The drug crisis involves crime and social problems. Some of it is reality, some of it is perception and some of it misconception. Sgt. Robin Klassen, head of the Downtown Policing Unit with Lethbridge Police Service, is on the front lines every day dealing with crime. But she also sees ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Copperheads holding tryouts

    Copperheads holding tryouts Lethbridge The Coaldale Copperheads are getting ready to lace up for their 13th season in the Heritage Junior Hockey League. That will begin next month as the Junior B club holds its tryout session Sept. 5, 7 and 8 at the Coaldale Sportsplex. The cost for registration is $125 with a deadline ... Read More »

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  • LRC women win CRU

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Rugby Club Senior Women’s team is the Calgary Rugby Union champions. The LRC defeated the Calgary Rams RFC 59-14 in the championship final Saturday afternoon to land their first CRU title in a decade. Not only that, the win Saturday caps off a perfect Round 2 for the ... Read More »

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  • Dawgs win WCBL title

    Dawgs win WCBL title Lethbridge For the first time since 2009 the Okotoks Dawgs are the Western Canadian Baseball League champions. The Dawgs downed the Regina Red Sox 8-6 in Game 2 Friday night in Okotoks to win the best-of-three final 2-0. Okotoks won Game 1 7-2 Thursday night in Regina. The Dawgs defeated the ... Read More »

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  • Treachery in the Middle East

    Things have got so complicated in the Middle East that the players are no longer just stabbing each other in the back. They are stabbing each other in the chest, in the groin, behind the left ear – anywhere that comes to hand. Friends and allies one day are targets and enemies the next. Item ... Read More »

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  • Unity key to battling drug issue

    This month’s ‘From City Hall’ column by Mayor Chris Spearman The excitement of Whoop-Up Days is just around the corner. A great deal of effort from the organizers has gone into revamping and reenergizing the format this year to make Whoop-Up Days an event for the whole family. This annual event offers the opportunity to ... Read More »

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  • Water is a key commodity

    Americans need water and we have it Brian Giesbrecht SENIOR FELLOW FRONTIER CENTRE FOR PUBLIC POLICY “Water is more valuable than oil.” – former U.S. President George W. Bush Canada exports huge quantities of water to the United States and all over the world. As the world’s fifth-largest exporter of agricultural products – which are ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Funding for SCS needs to be continued

    Mayor Spearman and Members of Council: On Aug. 19, council will be hearing a motion to petition the provincial government to stop the funding for the Supervised Consumption Site. Please consider this letter my formal objection to this motion and I urge you to vote against it. Here are my reasons: – Since opening in ... Read More »

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  • SCS saves lives and benefits city

    I was disappointed to read the CBC report that Councillor Blaine Hyggen, of the City of Lethbridge, wants to defund the local Supervised Consumption Site. The SCS saves lives and saves us money on health and emergency services. I don’t condone the local nickname, adopted by some, of “Euthanizin’ Hyggen.” However, I am surprised to ... Read More »

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  • Closing SCS would be a mistake

    I’m writing in regards to the upcoming council vote on the future of our supervised consumption site. Harm reduction services such as needle distribution programs and supervised consumption sites have been effective at reducing deaths from drug overdose, decreasing transmission of communicable diseases (e.g. HIV and hepatitis C), and increasing uptake of health services by ... Read More »

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