March 31st, 2020

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Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Food Bank is continuing a partnership with My City Care and the Holy Spirit School Division, as they continue a lunch program and evolve it into an in-need supplement plan for students and their families. Following the closure of schools from the COVID-19 pandemic, many students who depended

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  • Blood Tribe initiates under-18 curfew

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD -STANDOFF Due to the COVID-19 crisis, a State of Emergency has been declared on the Blood Reserve by Blood Tribe Chief and Council. A curfew will now be enforced to minimize the risk of community transmission, especially in the townsites. Effective immediately, all youth under the age of 18 must stay at home ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • When Lethbridge hosted the nation for ’75 Canada Games

    By Bobbie Fox Every two years since 1967, various cities across Canada have hosted either a summer or winter national sporting event. Red Deer most recently hosted the Canada Winter Games in February 2019. This sporting event focuses on participation and community rather than winning. Even so, the competition has always been fierce between provincial ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Occupants escape Coaldale house fire

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD – COALDALE With the help of working smoke alarms in the home, two occupants and two dogs escaped safely from an early morning house fire in Coaldale on Monday. Coaldale and District Emergency Services received a call at 5:38 a.m. on Monday regarding a house on fire at 1943 Parkside Close. On arrival, ... Read More »

    7 hours ago

Local Sports

  • City sports programs have impressive histories

    Submitted by Lethbridge Sport Council In part one of this two-part series published March 4, the history of the Lethbridge College Kodiaks and the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns was covered. Part two will cover the history of the Prairie Baseball Academy, the Lethbridge Bulls and the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Splitting athletes between both the Lethbridge College ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Several local groups offering pandemic activities

    Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Sport Council is providing numerous ways to stay active during the COVID-19 pandemic, compiling a list of local organizations and businesses – and non-local related organizations – who are offering active living, active recreation and sport opportunities in alternate ways such as providing online resources, Facebook Live or YouTube videos. The ... Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Hurricanes announce refund packages

    Lethbridge Herald With the cancellation of their last three Western Hockey League regular-season home games as well as the playoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lethbridge Hurricanes are offering fans refunds for the lost games. The cancelled home dates are March 13 against the Edmonton Oil Kings, March 18 against the Swift Current Broncos and ... Read More »

    5 days ago

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  • Ease layoff laws during COVID crisis

    Alex Whalen and Niels Veldhuis THE FRASER INSTITUTE Aside from the enormous health-related challenges due to the COVID-19 virus, employers and workers are feeling major economic pain with job loss, reduced income and revenue. The ability of businesses to adjust quickly will be key to stabilizing the economy and laying the foundation for recovery. As ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • The Plague: a few changes

    The COVID-19 pandemic is going to change a number of things in our world They teach you in journalism school never to use the phrase “… X has changed the world forever.” Or at least they should. COVID-19 is certainly not going to change the world forever, but it is going to change quite a ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Weathering the COVID crisis

    Lethbridge residents rising to the challenge Needless to say, I was not expecting to be writing this column in the midst of a public health crisis. But, here we are. As challenging as these times are for our community – for our kids and our seniors and those least fortunate among us especially – I ... Read More »

    4 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Carbon tax increase much higher than we’re being told

    I have just looked at my utility bill for last month, and I see the federal carbon tax has been added. The Government of Canada website states “the average household will see a 13 per cent increase” in their utility bill. They also talk about the amount of the tax “per cubic metre” of gas. ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • The many benefits of shopping locally

    My perspective on shopping local whenever possible and especially during what will be an increasingly challenging time for local business and our local economy. (I don’t sell bikes. This is an example, not a sales pitch.) When you buy a bike from a large, multinational, out-of-region online retailer, you: – get a bike. When you ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Man versus the Earth

    I remember Charles Atlas, a man with the Earth on his back, advertising body-building techniques. That was never my thing, but cleaning the Earth and its pollution has always been a keen task. Lethbridge started a feeble task in recycling with the blue bins, but most things, especially industrial waste, still ends up in the ... Read More »

    3 days ago

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