February 26th, 2024

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Steffanie Costigan – LETHBRIDGE HERALD – Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The beginning of February was an unforgettable month for Ukrainians as they were devastated by the Russian-Ukrainian war that is still ongoing.  A Ukraine memorial flag raising was held at City Hall on Friday and a candlelight vigil was also held to remember and honour those who

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Local News

  • Coaldale man given conditional discharge for indecent act

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 35-year-old Coaldale man caught performing an indecent act in public last year has been put on probation and warned not to repeat his offence at risk of going to jail. Clayton Myles Hart pleaded guilty Friday in Lethbridge court of justice to a single count of performing an indecent act in the ... Read More »

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  • Ag-Expo to debut in new Agri-food Hub

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com For decades, Ag-Expo has been an integral element of the Lethbridge and District Exhibition. For the first time it will be staged at the new Agri-Food Hub and Trade Centre running from Tuesday throught Thursday this coming week. The history of the event goes back to the earliest days of the Exhibition, a ... Read More »

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  • Coldest Night of the Year fundraisers set for today

    Two local organizations are preparing to take part in the annual “Coldest Night of the Year” fundraiser today. Streets Alive Mission is set to host their walk downtown, while Wood’s Homes is hosting their second annual event at Henderson Lake. Originally the Wood’s Homes event has been staged in Calgary but with the success it ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Local Sports

  • Strong effort needed on both sides of the court from Kodiaks

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge College Kodiaks men’s basketball  team are well aware of the task at hand when they open the ACAC championship against the SAIT Trojans tonight. The Kodiaks will begin the tournament on the road at SAIT, with tip off set for 6 p.m. at the University of Calgary. “SAIT ... Read More »

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  • Copperheads set to clash with Cubs in playoffs

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald The Coaldale Copperheads are bound to be in a fierce battle against rival Medicine Hat Cubs to open up their Heritage Junior Hockey League playoffs tonight. “We believe that being healthy and rested going into playoffs, especially against Medicine Hat, is important,” said Copperheads co-coach Geoff Oster. “So we’re taking ... Read More »

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  • Slow start costs Canes in loss

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Hurricanes couldn’t  get enough done offensively in a 2-1 loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings on Friday night at the Enmax Centre. What was a big factor in the loss was the Hurricanes having a slow start. “In the end it might have cost us giving up two ... Read More »

    3 days ago


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Opinions

  • Hope is not a strategy, real investment is

    AT THE LEGISLATURE Shannon Phillips – NDP MLA for Lethbridge West Surgeries are being canceled, doctors are planning their exit from the province, nurses’ hours are being cut, and approximately 800,000 Albertans don’t have a family doctor. What will it take for this government to invest in healthcare? As we brace ourselves for the unveiling ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • New Exhibition board looks like an impressive group

    LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber – managing editor I may sort of have been away from the office last week but I still kept in touch with the happenings in our busy community. Admittedly, I bailed on council from my couch when they abruptly went in camera during a meeting with a light agenda ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • We’re running out the clock on caribou population

    Running Out the Clock on Caribou Lorne Fitch, P. Biol. Great billows of smoke were used to hide battleships in wartime. Smokescreens are still employed, but to disguise a lack of meaningful activity, especially with the long-running battle to save caribou in Alberta. You can’t see the smoke, but it’s there in the form of ... Read More »

    2 weeks ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Members are frustrated with the Downtown BRZ

    Editor: The recent letter from Sarah Amies regarding the efforts of the BRZ on behalf of the downtown small business community is the same old rhetoric.  The Herald opinion piece questioning the value of the Lethbridge Downtown Revitalization Zone was spot on. Here are some reasons why members are frustrated: • What is the organization ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Edith Cavell and hospital staff appreciated for their help

    Editor: On Thursday, Feb. 8, my husband was entertaining at the Edith Cavell Care Centre when he had an unfortunate medical issue, which required immediate help.  One of their team members called for help, nurses came and CPR was administered as well as personal care.  In the meantime the paramedics were called.  He was transferred ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Alberta’s premier in need of a worthy emblem of her abilities

    Editor: Many great world leaders have over time been associated with stirring and emblematic animal totems. We remember Winston Churchill as the indomitable British Bulldog, Haile Selassie as the noble Lion of Judah, Mao Zedong as the Great Dragon of the People.  These are enduring symbols rife with the spirit and vitality of the times ... Read More »

    4 days ago