August 19th, 2018

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Event has grown from a humble start Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald Galt Gardens was taken over and transformed into a music lovers paradise Saturday for the largest electronic music festival in Southern Alberta. The seventh annual Lethbridge Electronic Music Festival (LEMF) started with humble beginnings in 2011, with a small community of participants, but has

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  • Woman charged in assault on grandfather released on bail

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald A Lethbridge women charged in connection with a home invasion and assault on her elderly grandfather in Taber on July 11 is out on bail. Stacey Leigh Carlson, 28, was asking Judge Derrick Redman to release her while she awaits trial on break/enter, robbery, aggravated assault, and assault with a weapon ... Read More »

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  • Open Farm days introduce city residents to agriculture

    Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald City folk had the opportunity to get some dirt under their nails and bugs on their skin Saturday to learn about the world of agriculture and innovation at the third annual Open Farm Day. Focusing on teaching about dirt-to-table food production, Farming Smarter invited people out to learn from experts in ... Read More »

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  • Electronic music fest takes over Galt Gardens

    Event has grown from a humble start Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald Galt Gardens was taken over and transformed into a music lovers paradise Saturday for the largest electronic music festival in Southern Alberta. The seventh annual Lethbridge Electronic Music Festival (LEMF) started with humble beginnings in 2011, with a small community of participants, but has ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • O, what a feeling

    Orioles men’s slo-pitch team wins Nationals, B.C. captures women’s titles Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The Ontario 1 Miken/Kahunaverse Sports/Millwood Logistics Orioles needed twice the amount of wins as the Alberta Oilmen. They delivered and are now the 2018 Men’s Canadian Slo-Pitch Champions following a 28-19 win over the Oilmen in the gold medal game ... Read More »

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  • Versteeg off to the KHL

    Lethbridge Herald Kris Versteeg is taking his game overseas. The Lethbridge product who spent the past two seasons with the Calgary Flames signed a deal for the 2018-19 season with Avangard Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League. The 32-year-old forward played 24 games with the Flames last season, scoring three goals and eight points. He ... Read More »

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  • Hurricanes coaching staff returns

    Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Hurricanes coaching staff from last season will return this year with some new additions. Hurricanes head coach Brent Kisio returns for his fourth season, having signed an extension, while assistant coaches Jeff Hansen and Josh MacNevin return for their second and fourth years, respectively. Kisio is third all-time in coaching wins ... Read More »

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  • Here are the facts about new gun laws

    Mark Holland PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE MINISTER OF PUBLIC SAFETY I read with interest a letter to the editor this week regarding the Government of Canada’s gun safety legislation (“Are firearms the real issue,” Aug. 12 Herald). Your readers deserve the facts about this new law: it makes common-sense changes to firearms laws to keep ... Read More »

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  • Ensuring trucks are road-worthy

    The ability of commercial truck drivers to do their job safely has been in the news in the wake of last spring’s crash involving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team. As a result, there’s been a push to ensure drivers are sufficiently trained, with both industry and government working to put policies in place to make ... Read More »

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  • Protectionism on the rise

    Against backdrop of increasingly fraught relationship between U.S. and Mexico, what should Canada do? Steven Globerman SENIOR FELLOW, THE FRASER INSTITUTE The contentious (and sometimes very public) North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations between the U.S., Canada and Mexico likely got more complicated with the recent election of a new president of Mexico. While Andres ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • PM should be part of UN meeting on TB

    If you were the Right Honourable Prime Minister of Canada, and you had pledged to do your part, in fact, had committed to the eradication of tuberculosis, at a time in history when all that was needed was political will, what would you be doing on Sept. 26? I, for one, will be watching the ... Read More »

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  • It’s more than just handguns

    I wish to make a brief comment about the opinion article by Kurtis Bachman of the United Hunters Association (“Are firearms the real issue?”, Aug. 12 Lethbridge Herald). There was a glaring absence to mention it isn’t just “handguns” that is being “targeted” for a ban. Please read the Toronto City Motion and letter to ... Read More »

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  • We can’t be blind to history’s truth

    Recently, in response to removing one of John A. Macdonald’s many statues, readers of this paper expressed concern that we must act “before we lose more of our history.” Removing Macdonald’s statue is not a loss for at least three reasons. First, no one has forgotten who Macdonald is. His bust still sits in St. ... Read More »

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