August 20th, 2019

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Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge City Council rejected Coun. Blaine Hyggen’s motion to ask the province to prevent ARCHES from allowing needles to leave the supervised consumption site and to suspend funding to the SCS pending a provincial review. The motion, co-sponsored by Hyggen, Coun. Ryan Parker and Coun. Joe Mauro, was defeated by a

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  • SCS supporters, opponents face off

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Supporters of the supervised consumption site faced off with those wishing to shut it down in front of city hall on Monday. Among the chants, whistles, shouts and car horns of those passing by on Stafford Drive a basic consensus seemed to emerge among the 700 or so assembled protesters ... Read More »

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  • Date set for RCMP assault trial

    FORT MACLEOD An assault charge laid against a southern Alberta police officer won’t be tried in court until next spring. Troy Heystek, while serving as an RCMP officer in the Fort Macleod detachment, was charged after meeting a Granum resident who’d called for assistance. Defence and Crown lawyers, appearing Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court, proposed ... Read More »

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  • Whoop-Up Days events

    Lethbridge Herald Following is a list of events at Exhibition Park and around Lethbridge during Whoop-Up Days 2019. The list is provided to Exhibition Park and the Lethbridge Herald. It is subject to change. Have an event that’s not listed or that’s changed? Email editor@lethbridgeherald.com. We will update the calander daily all week. Tuesday, Aug. ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Wrestlers medal at Games

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com For Brantley Saar, it was a chance for a rematch and redemption. For Reese Ferguson, it was another situation she’s simply gotten used to. When it was all said and done, the Lethbridge Wrestling duo did their part to power Team Alberta to the top of the podium at the ... Read More »

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  • Copperheads holding tryouts

    Copperheads holding tryouts Lethbridge The Coaldale Copperheads are getting ready to lace up for their 13th season in the Heritage Junior Hockey League. That will begin next month as the Junior B club holds its tryout session Sept. 5, 7 and 8 at the Coaldale Sportsplex. The cost for registration is $125 with a deadline ... Read More »

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  • LRC women win CRU

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Rugby Club Senior Women’s team is the Calgary Rugby Union champions. The LRC defeated the Calgary Rams RFC 59-14 in the championship final Saturday afternoon to land their first CRU title in a decade. Not only that, the win Saturday caps off a perfect Round 2 for the ... Read More »

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  • Unity key to battling drug issue

    This month’s ‘From City Hall’ column by Mayor Chris Spearman The excitement of Whoop-Up Days is just around the corner. A great deal of effort from the organizers has gone into revamping and reenergizing the format this year to make Whoop-Up Days an event for the whole family. This annual event offers the opportunity to ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • ARCHES is a lifesaver

    I recently heard the City was holding a vote Monday to try and stop funding to ARCHES. This saddens me greatly, and I feel it is only to appease some loud-mouth business owners who are very insensitive to the world of today. ARCHES has helped over 9,363 people! This number is staggering. Naloxone was given ... Read More »

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  • Consumption site is needed

    I am writing to you in support of ARCHES and the Supervised Consumption Site (SCS). I understand there are community members who believe the SCS is a burden, has led to an increase in crime, the unsafe discarding of needles and an increase in drug use. However, I do not believe there is adequate consideration ... Read More »

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  • Funding for SCS needs to be continued

    Mayor Spearman and Members of Council: On Aug. 19, council will be hearing a motion to petition the provincial government to stop the funding for the Supervised Consumption Site. Please consider this letter my formal objection to this motion and I urge you to vote against it. Here are my reasons: – Since opening in ... Read More »

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