November 28th, 2020

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Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald Tannis Chartier had a sketch of an idea. Now, she’s helping the homeless not only create works of art, but drawing up some funds to help them start a new page. Chartier is the founder of Resilient Art YQL, a program run out of the Lethbridge Soup Kitchen that allows the

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Local News

  • Supplemental funding for LPS programs recommended

    LETHBRIDGE The Finance Committee ended its week of budget deliberations by recommending the full allocation of almost $3 million in supplemental funding to the Lethbridge Police Service for the Community Peace Officer program, The Watch and the Police and Crisis Team (PACT) for the next two years. There was some concern voiced by Councillors ... Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Mission accomplished

    LETHBRIDGE After a difficult week of deliberations, the Finance Committee of city council was able to meet its target of a zero-per-cent municipal property tax increase for 2021 and 2022 while holding the line on fees and utility rates. While city council cannot guess what the provincial government may do in terms of its ... Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • City services survive budget cuts

    LETHBRIDGE The Finance Committee of city council avoided significant cuts to utility services during its final morning of scheduled budget deliberations on Friday, but left instructions to staff to further explore some of these potential savings, as presented, outside of the current budget process. One initiative for consideration at a future time would be ... Read More »

    8 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Pandemic has slowed city runner’s marathon aspirations

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald  In both the literal and figurative sense, Trevor McIlroy has come a long way in his running career. In fact, it only took him five years to reach those distances. Though COVID-19 has essentially knocked McIlroy off the trail for 2020, the lifelong Lethbridge resident and member of the Henderson Lake Parkrun kept active ... Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • COVID slows local Team Canada hopeful

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald His trip to his first Canadian junior selection camp was delayed by a few days, but Ridly Greig hopes to be in Red Deer by the end of the week. The Lethbridge product tested positive for COVID-19 Nov. 8 – according to his agent, Kevin Epp – and has been at ... Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Golden Hawks earn point

    U18 ‘Canes remain undefeated Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Val Matteotti U15AAA Golden Hawks picked up their first point of the season. The Golden Hawks skated to a 3-3 tie with the Okotoks Oilers in Alberta Elite Hockey League play Sunday afternoon at Nicholas Sheran Arena. With the tie the Golden Hawks are 0-2-0-1. Aidyn Law ... Read More »

    3 weeks ago

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  • ‘Oil rich’ isn’t what it used to be

    “The only officials present were American and Saudi,” tweeted the Saudi Arabian foreign minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, but he was lying. Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu really did fly in to Saudi Arabia to spend a few hours with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. We ... Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • UCP efforts a hindrance, not a help

    Since I last had the opportunity to write this column, I’ve noticed so many of our neighbours setting up their Christmas lights and holiday displays a bit early this year. There can be no doubt that we are all exhausted by the challenges this year has brought, and many of us are doing our best ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • The cost of policing a province

    Even if the United Conservatives decide not to replace the RCMP following a $2-million panel taking a look at it, Albertans who live where they patrol will soon pay 13 times what they do now. If, however, the UCP decides to go through with its plan to start up Alberta’s very own provincial police force, ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Public notices not the best place to start cutting back

    If the City is looking for areas where it can reduce expenditures, cutting back on public notices for zoning changes and development permits may not be the best place to begin. To start with, the province requires municipalities to give notice of such public hearings. Second, a business requesting a bylaw change is responsible for ... Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Working to end violence against women

    The statistics prior to the pandemic were stark enough: women experience violence at a rate four times that of men. Within that number, Indigenous women experience violence at rates 2.7 times higher than non-Indigenous women and are three times as likely to experience spousal violence. Transgendered women are nearly two times as likely to experience ... Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • What Herald provides can’t be replaced

    We’ve been Lethbridge Herald subscribers for 46 years. That’s about 15,650 issues. We were both born and raised here in Lethbridge. We’ve volunteered here, worked here, owned a business here, raised children and are enjoying our grandchildren here. Like thousands of Lethbridge retired folks, we own computers, smartphones, televisions and radios, so we have an ... Read More »

    1 day ago

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