April 18th, 2019

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Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Local officials are congratulating Premier-elect Jason Kenney and the United Conservative Party for their strong election win Tuesday night, and are conveying their thanks to defeated MLA Maria Fitzpatrick for her staunch advocacy in Edmonton these past four years. “I wanted to specifically thank Maria Fitzpatrick,” said Deputy Mayor Ryan

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  • Foodgrains project begins by seeding 115 acres of barley

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Coaldale-Lethbridge Community Growing Project 2019 seeding party to support the Canadian Foodgrains Bank went off without a hitch on Tuesday. “It went well,” confirmed Coaldale-Lethbridge project organizing committee chair Edgar Dueck. “Field conditions are actually looking pretty good right now, but it would never hurt to have 10 more ... Read More »

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  • New lease for tennis club

    LETHBRIDGE Tennis, anyone? The Lethbridge Tennis Club was born in 1887 – the oldest in Alberta. And now it’s set for another decade of energetic activity near Henderson Lake. City council has approved a new 10-year lease on the city-owned court built in 1972, running until the end of 2028. The fee will be a ... Read More »

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  • City man handed short sentence

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man who stubbornly refused to stay away from a couple of Lethbridge businesses has received a short jail sentence. Abdi Abdullahi Dahir was sentenced to 21 days in custody after he pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lethbridge provincial court to four charges of mischief and single charges of theft ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • PBA still trying to find their game

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com An identity crisis has dogged the Prairie Baseball Academy. Hosting Edmonton Collegiate for a doubleheader in Canadian College Baseball Conference play at Lloyd Nolan Yard Wednesday, the PBA started the day on a solid note with a 12-1 victory. But a less-than-inspired performance in the second game led to an ... Read More »

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  • Plenty of pedalling taking place next month

    A ‘Free Wheelin” column by Tyler Stewart of BikeBridge Cycling Association Once you start seeing the first robins of spring, it’s time to get that bike out of the garage – if you haven’t already. If you’re still looking for some motivation to pump those tires and grease your chain, well then look no further ... Read More »

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  • High school rugby grows yet again

    This week’s ‘High School Notebook’ column by Dave Wells To me, there is absolutely no question rugby has done the best job of any sport in terms of increasing its Alberta Schools Athletic Association imprint over the last four decades. It’s not even close. Heck, I remember when Lethbridge Rugby Club oblong ball evangelists first ... Read More »

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  • Pendulum swings back

    Albertans vote for change – again – by moving back to the right Four years after Alberta’s political landscape was turned upside down in the 2015 election, the pendulum has swung back the other way. Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party, which rose from the ashes of the Progressive Conservative dynasty toppled by Rachel Notley’s New ... Read More »

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  • New guidelines fail women

    Changes in breast cancer screening could put lives at risk Dr. Jean Seely PRESIDENT, CANADIAN SOCIETY OF BREAST IMAGING Changes to breast cancer screening guidelines have been big news since the release of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care’s updated guidelines in December. Women aged 50 to 74 are now recommended to undergo ... Read More »

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  • Cut energy export shackles

    Canada must unlock potential of its energy industry for full domestic, global benefits Stacey Hatcher VICE-PRESIDENT – COMMUNICATIONS CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM PRODUCERS Canada can, and should, supply our responsibly produced energy to the rest of the world. Being allowed to do so would allow us to obtain fair value for our natural resources, and ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Carbon tax isn’t helping Canadians or the climate

    Like many Canadians I’m embarrassed by government corruption, actions or inaction at every level of governance. Not more so than a scam, that in the coming years is going to steal a lot more earnings – doing absolutely nothing to change anything. That scam is the wrongly stated carbon tax. This tax is a job-killing, ... Read More »

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  • Conversion therapy for climate ‘deniers’?

    Patricia and Tony Pargeter, in their letter “So much for open discussion about climate” of April 4, indicate a recent university panel discussion seemed to be aimed at “reaching the stubborn block of people who do not accept climate change as true, or not ‘true enough’ to require action.” It seems that some believe this ... Read More »

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  • Changes make small business, young workers the losers

    After reading the article in the Lethbridge Herald dated March 28, “Alberta restaurants struggling with minimum wage, carbon tax,” it reminded me of a recent conversation I had with a local business. I will not name the business in this letter, but I will provide some background for better clarity and understanding. This owner/manager has ... Read More »

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