July 22nd, 2018

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Standardized training and recognition as a trade being championed Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Trucking could be considered the lifeblood of the economy. Without semi-trailers delivering everything from livestock to fresh produce, the way of life we as we know would be vastly different. But the trucking industry has issues, among them a shortage of

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  • Trucking industry driving for change

    Standardized training and recognition as a trade being championed Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Trucking could be considered the lifeblood of the economy. Without semi-trailers delivering everything from livestock to fresh produce, the way of life we as we know would be vastly different. But the trucking industry has issues, among them a shortage of ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Sense of family permeates the South Country Fair

    Organizers expect this year’s to be one of the best Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com An eclectic ensemble of musical artists has touched down at the South County Fair in Fort Macleod this weekend and is taking southeastern Alberta by storm. With weather co-operating, and a stellar lineup of great musical acts, organizers are saying ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Pow Wow showcases Kainai culture

    Event attracts about 200 dancers Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald – STANDOFF tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The annual Kainai Pow Wow was the showcase event for a bust weekend of cultural celebration, fun and ceremony on the Kainai First Nation. Along with the colourful sights and driving rhythms of the Pow Wow, Standoff also hosted a rodeo, Indian relay ... Read More »

    18 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Elks down the Mavericks

    Lethbridge The Lethbridge Elks earned a road win Saturday afternoon. In Montana to face the Missoula Mavericks, the Elks prevailed 9-4 in American Legion play to improve to 11-9. Ty Penner led Lethbridge in Saturday’s win with three hits and two doubles. Raleigh Ferby, Liam Leech and Skylar Braun had two hits each, while Levi ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • South West start strong at Divisional Tournament

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com There’s still plenty of baseball left to be played, but so far the hometown boys have made good. The host South West is off to a 2-0 start to the South West Major AAA Divisional Tournament following a 13-1 win over Edmonton Confederation Park during Day 2 Saturday afternoon at ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Bulls charge back

    Lethbridge Herald It wasn’t the start the Lethbridge Bulls wanted, but fortunately the ending was a little more ideal. The Bulls topped the Fort McMurray Giants 11-9 in Western Major Baseball League play Saturday night at Spitz Stadium. In a pivitol weekend for both teams as they battle for the fourth-and-final playoff berth in the ... Read More »

    18 hours ago


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  • It’s not (quite) as bad as it seems

    In a particularly bad week for wrecking behaviour, Donald Trump trashed the NATO summit, declared the European Union a “foe,” undermined Prime Minister Theresa May’s attempts to get a “soft” Brexit for Britain, sucked up to the Russians and betrayed his own intelligence services. But his actions made it clear that the NATO alliance is ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Making progress on strategic priorities

    This month’s ‘From City Hall’ column by Mayor Chris Spearman We’re more than halfway through 2018, and we are making excellent progress on many strategic priorities. One that is very significant for our organization is the appointment earlier this week of Bramwell (Bram) Strain as our new city manager. We began our recruitment process seven ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Cabinet adds voice for seniors

    Return of seniors portfolio a welcome addition Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled a rejigged cabinet on Wednesday to lead the Liberal government into the final stretch of its term before voters go to the polls again in October 2019. The shuffle juggles some familiar names into new positions while adding some new faces to an ... Read More »

    4 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • How about cameras to monitor illicit activities?

    Got to thinking about the city’s opioid problem the other day, and came up with what I think might be a start to addressing this situation. I’m going to suggest that a series of CCTV cameras be placed at strategic hot spots – areas where known drug deals and illicit activities are taking place, or ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Citizens can help combat opioid crisis

    Re: July 18 Lethbridge Herald article: “Business in jeopardy due to drug users.” I wish to respond to the above article in regards to the current opioid crisis that has gripped our community. Since 2012 this crisis has been escalating at an exponential rate. No one can ignore this issue. I am asking, “What can ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Lethbridge needs a solution that works for us

    Opioids. Needles. Businesses. Community safety. Lethbridge is in crisis. Much has been said about the World Health Organization (WHO) and other experts that prescribe what we should be doing. It’s good information. However, WHO does not live here. They deal with this at a global level, while we experience it daily at a local level. ... Read More »

    2 days ago


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