April 22nd, 2024

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Alejandra Pulido-Guzman – LETHBRIDGE HERALD – apulido@lethbridgeherald.com The minister of environment and protected areas has announced the largest water-sharing agreement in the province to respond to severe drought conditions.  Rebecca Schulz said Friday during a news conference from Calgary that even though snow and rain have improved moisture conditions slightly in the last couple months, the snow

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Local News

  • City could impose water restrictions as part of agreement

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com The announcement Friday of the largest water-sharing agreement in the province will have significant impacts on Lethbridge and area, says the director of infrastructure services for the city. Following the provincial announcement, Joel Sanchez said the water-sharing agreements are established between the largest license holders in the province to draw water from the ... Read More »

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  • Southern Alberta woman charged with dangerous driving causing death set to stand trial

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A southern Alberta woman charged in 2022 with dangerous driving causing death is set to stand trial later this year. The charge stems from an incident on Sept. 7, 2022 when a minivan westbound on Highway 3 approached the intersection at Coalhurst. The vehicle drifted toward the turning lane, and without slowing struck ... Read More »

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  • New theatre group mounting first play

    Local new theatre group “Experience Theatre” is taking the spotlight with their upcoming production of “I Hear Abel Singin’ in the Fields.” Experience Theatre owner Jesse Thibert Bear Child said in an interview this week the group of artists goal is to produce original Canadian content within the community “I’ve watched about approximately 90 per ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • LCI varsity girls looking for more this season

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald The LCI senior varsity girls rugby team is going into a new season with high expectations. “We felt like we didn’t quite get the results we were looking for at provincials last year and we didn’t have a huge turnover of players,” said head coach Sam Wright. “So we knew ... Read More »

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  • Rams excited to be back playing 15s

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald For the first time since pre-COVID, the LCI Rams boys rugby teams  are returning to play in the 15s league this season. The Rams were able to field enough players this year after not being able to field a program a year ago due to low numbers, which was the ... Read More »

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  • Coyote varsity girls rugby to use teamwork and leadership

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald The Chinook Coyotes senior girls rugby team will use teamwork, communication and leadership to band together success this season. “We have the skills,” said head coach Alaya French. “We just need to make sure that we’re all supporting each other the whole time.” The Coyotes will rely on solid backs ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Volunteers show the city cares

    Al Beeber Managing Editor How important are volunteers to a community? In Lethbridge, more than half of residents do volunteer work and the average is 90 hours per year, contributing $135 million annually to the local economy. That information comes from Amanda Jensen, executive director of Volunteer Lethbridge who spoke to The Herald’s Alejandra Pulido-Guzman ... Read More »

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  • Alberta seniors will pay for UCP subterfuge of their pensons

    DAVID B. CARPENTER On December 7 of 2023, I fell on the city sidewalk, fractured my femur in a comminuted fashion, could not move and had three lovely neighbourhood ladies and my wife hoist me up and call an ambulance.  I met an exceptionally attentive ER doc as well as really great nursing staff and ... Read More »

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  • Transforming southern Alberta: Budget 2024 unveils major investments

    AT THE LEGISLATURE Nathan Neudorf – UCP MLA for Lethbridge East Exciting news is on the horizon for Southern Alberta as Budget 2024 unveils substantial investments aimed at propelling our region’s healthcare and infrastructure sectors to new heights. With a focus on the expansion of the University of Lethbridge (U of L) medical school and ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • AESO mismanaged situation that prompted blackouts

    Editor: Despite Premier Smith stating in a recent news briefing that the April 5th rotating blackouts were the result of not enough wind energy being online the reality is that the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) mismanaged this particular situation. As is predictable, the premier was dissing wind, building up fossil fuel generation and, in ... Read More »

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  • Lethbidge snow policy creates barriers to residents accessing their properties

    Editor: I wish to express my dissatisfaction with the snow policy adopted for 2024. Although I have completed the 311 snow survey, I believe the policy needs to be addressed more thoroughly at council. I do not believe that council will get the full story from the service providers of the negative effect on people ... Read More »

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  • Transgender issue needs more voices heard

    Editor: They’re still protesting, almost two months after Danielle Smith announced restrictions on transgender procedures. But the activist fringe is not on the winning side of this argument.  Katie DeLucia-Burk (March 22) seems to assert morphology is guided by self-image: “they’re not fighting against their body, their bodies (sic) working with them.” The body actually ... Read More »

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