September 20th, 2021

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Tim Kalinowski – Lethbridge Herald A Lethbridge city council candidate has past convictions for child luring, robbery, having his face masked while committing an offence, theft, two fraud offences, and committing mischief in the form of property damage when he resided in Nova Scotia. Court documents provided by the Nova Scotia Judiciary Office, and information

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  • Man sentenced to jail after pleading guilty to drug and firearm charges

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 25-year-old Lethbridge man who was caught with drugs and a gun was urged to get counseling for his drug addiction before he ends up dead. “Do the best you can,” Judge John Maher encouraged Dylan Ivan Sokol, who pleaded guilty Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court to single counts of drug possession for the ... Read More »

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  • City arenas and theatres, as well as college, to implement proof of vaccination protocols

    Vaccination or proof of a negative test will soon be mandatory to attend ticketed Enmax Centre events The City of Lethbridge, in consultation with Enmax Centre staff and venue partners, will be implementing the Government of Alberta’s recent restriction exemption program in preparation for live events, requiring proof of vaccination or a negative test result. ... Read More »

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  • Parker says his values remain firm as he seeks eighth term on council

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Incumbent Ryan Parker has declared his intention to run for his eighth term on city council this fall. Parker was first elected to council when he was just 23-years-old. “Over the years my values have always stayed the same,” Parker told reporters on Friday. “I am who I am based on how my ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Canes win for the home town crowd

    With people in the building for the first time in a long time, the Lethbridge Hurricanes delivered a win. The Hurricanes edged the Medicine Hat Tigers 3-2 in their opening game of the Western Hockey League preseason Friday night at the Enmax Centre. Playing in front of a crowd for the first time in 566 ... Read More »

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  • Kodiaks women’s soccer team blanks the Queens

    The Lethbridge College Kodiaks men’s and women’s soccer teams got a split decision to start the Alberta College Athletic Conference season Friday. The Kodiaks women’s blanked the Red Deer Queens 4-0 in Red Deer, but the Kodiaks men were unable to make it a clean sweep for the visitors, falling 5-1 to the Red Deer ... Read More »

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  • High school volleyball play hits the court

    The first week of the Southern Alberta High School Volleyball League season was served up. On the varsity girls side Tuesday, the Cardston Cougars and Catholic Central High School Cougars battled to five sets before Cardston posted the win (23-25, 26-24, 20-25, 25-20, 16-14). In other girls varsity play Tuesday, the Raymond Comets prevailed 3-1 ... Read More »

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  • National standards needed for long-term care

    Elections should be about more than just candidates. They should also be about issues that matter to Canadians.  There are plenty of issues in this election vying for attention. Like the candidates, some will be winners, others will lose.  Unfortunately, the urgent need for national standards in long-term care – a matter of life and ... Read More »

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  • Politicians need to practice what they preach

    Politicians are good at preaching, but they’re not so good at practicing what they preach. Case in point: the federal wage subsidy.  Federal politicians have been moralizing about the evils of business executives taking bonuses while collecting the pandemic wage subsidy, but their silence on their own party taking the subsidy is deafening.  At the ... Read More »

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  • Reconciliation Week significant for the city

    Chris Spearman – Mayor of Lethbridge Sadly, the COVID-19 situation is quite bleak in our province at the moment, as our active case numbers continue to rise, more surgeries continue to be cancelled, our AHS South Zone ICU beds are full and as our hospitals are close to overall capacity limits. On behalf of City ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Charter freedoms aren’t absolute

    Editor: The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, 1982, Section 1 – The rights and freedoms in the Charter are not absolute. They can be limited to protect other rights or important values. For example, freedom of expression may be limited by laws against hate propaganda or child pornography because they prevent harm to the ... Read More »

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  • COVID chart raises questions

    Editor: For the past six weeks your COVID-19 daily update has shown the number of cases in Lethbridge increase dramatically, but the chart has always shown that no one is in the hospital, or the ICU. On Monday night Sept. 13 I asked Mayor Spearman in a public Facebook message if this was true. “No.  ... Read More »

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  • Critics ignoring what Trudeau has done in his time in office

    Editor: The leaders of all the political parties are bombarding us with much negative information about Trudeau. That is a normal political behaviour at the time of elections . According to them he has not done much for Canada during all the years he has been our PM. Let us use our own analytical mind ... Read More »

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