October 26th, 2021

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Al Beeber – Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge’s 26th mayor and city council were sworn in Monday afternoon at the Yates Theatre in front of a substantial invitation-only crowd. Blaine Hyggen and eight councillors – four of them re-elected incumbents – took their oaths of office on the Yates stage then listened to taped addresses by MP

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  • Bat house workshop aims to help conserve local flying mammals

    The Helen Schuler Nature Centre hosted experts from the Alberta Community Bats Program on Saturday to help members of the community build bat houses while learning about the different bat species that live in Alberta. “We have nine different species in Alberta, three of them are migratory species and the others all stay and hibernate ... Read More »

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  • History book presents city’s past in pictures

    “Knowing a community’s history is like knowing a superhero’s origin story.” Four local authors and historians, in partnership with MacIntyre Purcell Publishing, have attempted to lay out that origin story in their new book “Lethbridge: a History in Pictures.” “You don’t understand the community, its quirks and the way it does things unless you know ... Read More »

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  • Playing to the next generation of classical music lovers

    The Galt Museum and Archives hosted the Musaeus String Quartet with Lethbridge Symphony’s principal strings for an afternoon of music for children on Sunday as an opportunity to introduce children to classical music. As they planned their season for this year, the Lethbridge Symphony was looking for a way to bring music back, as well ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Copperheads go 2-1 on weekend

    The Coaldale Copperheads went 2-1 in a busy weekend. The Copperheads were downed 5-1 by the Okotoks Bisons in Heritage Junior Hockey League action Sunday afternoon in Okotoks, but downed the Kainai Junior Braves 11-0 Saturday night in at the Coaldale Sportsplex. That win came one day after a 5-1 win over the Junior Braves ... Read More »

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  • Horns women’s soccer ends season with win

    The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s soccer team ended their Canada West season on a winning note. The Horns edged the Mount Royal Cougars 2-1 in season-ending play Sunday afternoon at the University of Lethbridge Stadium. That capped off a 1-0-1 weekend after the Pronghorns dueled the Cougars to a 2-2 tie Saturday afternoon to ... Read More »

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  • ‘Canes split weekend games with win over Raiders

    A key power play goal ultimately propelled the Lethbridge Hurricanes to a win and allowed them to salvage a 1-1 weekend. The Hurricanes downed the Prince Albert Raiders 5-3 in Western Hockey League play Saturday night at the Enmax Centre. Yegor Klavdiev scored on a five-on-three with 5:21 left in regulation to pull the Hurricanes ... Read More »

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  • Addressing tone, perception and commentary

    Chris Spearman – Mayor of Lethbridge With the active case numbers and ICU capacity issues, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have significant impacts in our local community and province as a whole. With the safety and health of employees at the top of mind, the City of Lethbridge recently made the decision to implement a ... Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Make your vote count on Oct. 18

    I realize we are all “election worn out” … two elections in such a short period of time, contentious issues left, right and centre (literally and politically) but now, more than ever, it’s time to put on your game face and get out to vote. When the dust settles on Oct. 18 we will have ... Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • What does Trudeau win mean for western Canadians?

    What does another Trudeau win mean for Western Canadians? After all, the actual composition of the House of Commons changed little, and once again, the Liberals will need the support of either the NDP or the Bloc Quebecois to pass legislation.  So, for the most part, we can expect a continuation of some programs, including ... Read More »

    2 weeks ago

Letters to The Editor

  • LTC ‘pot shots’ were unfair

    Editor: As an incumbent member of Lethbridge city council, we are always held accountable.  That’s an important part of democracy and key to our job. I take offence when a special interest group takes pot shots through the local media.  Not once did the Lethbridge Transparency Council (LTC) reach out to me on an issue ... Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Ivermectin no treatment for COVID-19

    Editor: The COVID-19 pandemic has been long and tiresome to say the least. We all want – and need – safe, effective therapies to help prevent more suffering and death.  Unfortunately, in the sometimes desperate search for treatments to prevent or treat COVID-19, an epidemic of misinformation has emerged around which medications are, and aren’t, ... Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Fixing city’s social issues will take co-operation

    Editor: The biggest issue in Lethbridge is that we have social problems that are making this entire community less safe and less desirable as a place to live. Everything else will come together if we solve the homeless and addiction and drug-dealing issues. Basically we are perpetuating a cycle of wash, rinse, repeat. We should ... Read More »

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