February 22nd, 2020

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Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com It’s been said that journalism is the first rough draft of history. For The Lethbridge Herald, 2020 marks 115 years of publishing and documenting events in the city and region. Earlier this week, The Herald donated its entire microfilm collection from 1905 to 2019 to the Galt Museum & Archives.

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Local News

  • City withdraws from Badlands tourism group

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com City council’s decision last week to withdraw its membership from the Canadian Badlands tourism organization allows even greater space for developing a Lethbridge-centred tourism identity and brand, says Tourism Lethbridge executive director William Slenders. “The Canadian Badlands brand is certainly well recognized, but is the City of Lethbridge part of ... Read More »

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  • The Coldest Night of the Year Walk set for today at E-Free Church

    Lethbridge Herald The forecast may suggest otherwise, but today will mark the ninth annual The Coldest Night of the Year Walk for the Streets Alive Mission. The event is designed to bring awareness of the plight of the poor and “Put a Freeze on Poverty” in Lethbridge, with funds raised set to benefit their clients ... Read More »

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  • City looking to electrify downtown with utility box art

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The City of Lethbridge Public Art Program and the Heart of Our City committee are putting out a call to local artists to submit design proposals which could be used to add a bit of colour to utility boxes in Galt Gardens and at Casa. “We are asking artists to ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Canes break out with 8-2 win over Warriors

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Earlier this week, Lethbridge Hurricanes forward Brett Davis was honoured for his 300th Western Hockey League career game. Over the course of that time, there were a few two-goal games, but the third one was always elusive. That changed Friday night as the Canes downed the Moose Jaw Warriors 8-2 ... Read More »

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  • LSHOF celebrating 35 years

    Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame is celebrating its 35th anniversary by announcing six new inductees. One athlete, one team and four builders who have contributed significantly to the athletics history of Lethbridge and southern Alberta will join the ranks of more than 320 past inductees at the 2020 induction ceremony on May ... Read More »

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  • Kodiaks capping off regular season

    Lethbridge The Lethbridge College Kodiaks men’s and women’s volleyball teams wrap up their final weekend of Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference regular season play this weekend. On Friday night at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium, the Kodiak men defeated the Briercrest Clippers 3-1, while the women were defeated 3-0. The teams complete the weekend today with the ... Read More »

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  • The next Russo-Turkish war?

    Russia, Turkey could butt heads over Syrian province Turkey has not won a war against Russia since the 1600s, although there have been at least a half dozen of them. You would think that even the most aggressive Turkish leader would try to avoid another one, but you would be wrong. President Recep Tayyib Erdogan, ... Read More »

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  • Opportunities that lie ahead

    Last month, I was delighted to be able to present the Chamber of Commerce State of the City address. This is an event I look forward to every year as it allows me some time to reflect on the achievements, challenges and priorities of city council from the previous year. It also provides a look ... Read More »

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  • G7 rank nothing to crow about

    Leading a slow-growth club isn’t a reason for pride Ben Eisen and Finn Poschmann THE FRASER INSTITUTE Recent forecasts suggest Canada may compete with the United States for the top spot in the G7 in 2020 for economic growth. Those forecasts include one from the International Monetary Fund. Political partisans have since flooded social media ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Attracting diversity requires being competitive

    I read with interest Owen Holmes’s letter in The Herald on Feb. 15, “Do we still wannabe like Texas?” He indicates that Texas is getting away from gas and oil as a major growth industry and has become very diversified. Some of the information seems to point in that direction but when I read information ... Read More »

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  • Why do authorities hesitate to do the right thing?

    Balancing the rights of the individual with that of the group, and the rights of a minority with that of the country, has exerted the minds of professionals and lay people for centuries. Historically, the country comes first regarding national interests. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms states: “2. Everyone has the following fundamental ... Read More »

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  • New regulations don’t benefit consumer

    For several years now, my local pharmacist has made to prescription a cream that I apply to my feet. A few days ago I learned that he was no longer allowed to do this as all “compounding” had to be done in a Calgary pharmacy. Accordingly, my latest batch of cream was made up there ... Read More »

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