January 18th, 2021

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Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald A mix of excitement, yet caution, greeted some local businesses when the Alberta government announced Thursday it was easing some of its public-health restrictions laid down in December due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For local businesses such as Southern Roots Hair Design and the Catwalk Salon & Spa, that means

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  • Blue Monday the most depressing day

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Fighting the winter blahs on Blue Monday  means seeking out support, and connecting with friends and family, says registered psychologist and University of Lethbridge counsellor Carly Sharpe. “People are social animals, and we have to connect with others,” she says, “and I know it is really hard in a pandemic right ... Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Paid parking starting again in the city’s downtown

    Paid parking will again be required starting today in downtown Lethbridge. To prepare residents for the return of regular parking operations, enforcement officers have been placing notices on windshields starting for the past week, reminding customers to pay for parking starting again on Jan. 18. As part of a holiday promotion, paid parking in the ... Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Man charged after robbery at northside business

    Lethbridge police have charged a 30-year-old man following reports of a robbery at a northside business early Monday morning. Police responded to a security alarm at a business in the 300-block of 5 Street South about 1 a.m. and found a door broken and ajar but no one inside. About 30 minutes later, police responded ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Cozens posts assist in NHL debut

    BUFFALO – ASSOCIATED PRESS T.J. Oshie had a goal and two assists in Peter Laviolette’s debut as Washington’s coach and the Capitals opened the season with a 6-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. Making his NHL debut, former Lethbridge Hurricanes captain Dylan Cozens posted an assist on Buffalo’s second goal for his first ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Hurricanes reflect on shortened 2020

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Welcome to the 2020 edition of the Lethbridge Hurricanes, the year that was. Or was it the year that wasn’t? Whatever it was, it featured double gold medals at the World Junior Championship, the return of a familiar face at the trade deadline and a Canes defenceman putting up league-leading ... Read More »

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  • History served by Kodiaks; men’s volleyball success highlights college’s sports year

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com So how strong was the Lethbridge College Kodiaks men’s volleyball team last year? Put it this way, not even a pandemic could stop them. In 2020, program history was made as a result as the Kodiaks Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference silver medal – earned on home court at the Val ... Read More »

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  • Arrival of vaccines means we can fight back

    The continued arrival of COVID-19 vaccinations means we are now able to fight back against the pandemic. Almost one month ago, the first Albertan was immunized against COVID-19. Since then, Alberta Health Services (“AHS”) has steadily increased immunizations to take full use of the supply of vaccines in Alberta, beginning with those highest at risk. ... Read More »

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  • It’s time for change

    Let me get straight to the point. Canada is standing at a precipice. When it comes to Canada-China relations, inaction and appeasement are no longer acceptable. The Prime Minister’s primary responsibility is the safety and security of Canadians. So, why is he so willing to pacify China and put his own country at risk? Why ... Read More »

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  • Defending the indefensible

    The recent war between Armenia and Azerbaijan made sense, in an old-fashioned way. The dispute was about territory – borders that were drawn almost a century ago by a Russian dictator, Joseph Stalin – and Azerbaijan had lost the last war and a lot of land. So the Azerbaijanis spent a lot of money (they ... Read More »

    3 weeks ago

Letters to The Editor

  • How much is a life worth?

    A question for Messrs. Kenney and Shandro, “How much is a life worth?” Let me explain. A couple years ago, my wife and I visited family for Christmas, returning to Lethbridge on December 26. I stopped the car and shut the engine off. As I exited the car, my wife asked in a slurred voice ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • We need to look in our own backyard

    The Alberta Energy Regulator informs us that there are eight orphan well sites that date back 100 years and one of them was drilled back in 1911. AER then informs us that there are thousands of orphaned and abandoned oil and gas wells and sites that need to be cleaned up. Added to this are ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Can a newly-tested vaccine be used?

    Editor Re: Letter I faxed on Jan. 6 and a few dayss later Rachael Harder wrote a column stating the same concerns. Well, I have never met or her talked to her. So you see more people think the same way. If Mr. Nightingale can send his letter and you print it, I’m sure my ... Read More »

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