May 23rd, 2024

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Justin Sibbet – LETHBRIDGE HERALD – Local Journalism Initiative Reporter For over 85 years, children in Alberta have been helping one another safely cross the road in front of their schools. To celebrate the current crop of students who keep their classmates safe, the Alberta Motor Association, University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge Police Service all teamed up

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  • University of Lethbridge to honour long-time letter writer

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com His letters to the editor on a wide range of subjects showing humanity, empathy sensitivity and understanding have long graced the opinion pages of the Lethbridge Herald. His devotion to enriching the lives of others through his words and actions here and elsewhere in the world is a reason why Tad Mitsui is ... Read More »

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  • City celebrates community disability services professionals

    Members of the disabled community on Wednesday marched in the heart of Lethbridge dressed in yellow to celebrate their support workers. Jason Nixon, Minister of Seniors, Community and Social Services, announced this spring that the third week of May would be recognized as Community Disability Service Professional Appreciation week. To celebrate, members from Quest, Ability, ... Read More »

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  • Cats a huge threat to bird populations, says study

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Between 150 million and 300 million birds are killed annually by domestic cats in Canada alone but only about 38 per cent of communities in this country have bylaws on the popular pet. A study suggests that between two and seven per cent of birds in the southern regions of this country are ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Uneasy week leads to Olympic team spot for Hess

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald Local swimmer, Apollo Hess, will live out his Olympic dream this summer after qualifying for the Paris Summer Olympics for the Canadian swim team  at Olympic Trials last week in Toronto. The Lethbridge swimmer, who is swimming out of the High Performance Centre in Toronto,  will be the lone Olympian ... Read More »

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  • Olympic dream comes true for Canadian 3×3 basketball team

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald Canada’s FIBA (International Basketball Federation) 3×3 women’s basketball team had a second chance to qualify for this summer’s  Paris Summer  Olympics and they made the most of it over the weekend. The red and white team that consisted of Lethbridge’s own Kacie Bosch, Paige Crozon and the Plouffe twins , ... Read More »

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  • Elks go 1-2 in Vauxhall

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Elks American Legion baseball team opened their season with a 1-2 record at the Vauxhall tournament over the May long weekend. The tournament started with a loss for the Elks on Saturday, as they lost 7-6 Absolute Human Performance. Bowen Weaver took the loss in the mound for ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • New housing project a great collaboration

    FROM THE HALL Blaine Hyggen – Mayor of Lethbridge I’m very pleased to begin this month by highlighting a wonderful collaboration between CONCEPT Investment Partners Ltd. (CIPL), Province of Alberta and the City of Lethbridge that will soon bring 50 new housing units to the city.   At The Edwards, located at 1730, 10 Avenue South ... Read More »

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  • Kindness is all around us

    LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber – managing editor To start with, I want to say a special thanks to the anonymous reader who dropped off a gift at the office last Friday for my birthday. The reader told Nikki at the front counter she’s a fond reader of my columns and I gather she ... Read More »

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  • Empowering Albertans to take control of their finances

    AT THE LEGISLATURE Nathan Neudorf – UCP MLA for Lethbridge East It is no secret that the cost of living is hitting Albertans hard. I hear from constituents every day who are struggling with inflation, unaffordable housing, food insecurity, and other consequences that come with the high cost of living.  This is putting more pressure ... Read More »

    2 weeks ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Government spends while Albertans struggle to make ends meet

    Editor: I simply could not remain silent after reading the column by Lethbridge East MLA Nathan Neudorf dated May 1, “Empowering Albertans to take control of their finances”. In this self serving column, one can clearly see through Mr Neudorf’s disingenuous concern for Albertans in his announcement therein of a government created website generously offering  ... Read More »

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  • The time of the dictators is just a shot away

    Editor: Next month it will be eight years since I retired from teaching.  Life now is a mixture volunteering, music, church activities and a continuing study of politics and history.  But  I am not totally out of teaching:   I often get contracts from the University of Lethbridge to observe student teachers, and this spring ... Read More »

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  • There doesn’t seem to be a justifiable need for Bill 20

    Editor:  Re: Alberta Municipalities says it still hasn’t been given chance to consult on changes to bill (May 7, 2024). The UCP certainly appears hesitant to consult – with anyone – regarding Bill 20. Call me ill-informed, but I honestly don’t understand the need for this bill in the first place, and the UCP hasn’t, ... Read More »

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