April 25th, 2019

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Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) will be providing two grants worth over $1.6 million to the University of Lethbridge to enhance its Terrestrial Eco-system Remote Sensing program and to help the local Piikani First Nation meld traditional teaching with new technological innovations in community-based environmental monitoring. For the first grant,

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Local News

  • Forecast should ease fire concerns

    Lethbridge Herald With little rainfall this spring, Saskatchewan is already facing serious grassfires. But the danger is high in southern Alberta as well, and several municipalities posted advisories or restrictions as the warm, windy weather continued. But that could soon be changing. Light showers are forecast for the Lethbridge area on Friday and Saturday, followed ... Read More »

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  • Oldman Watershed Council to present custom brew

    Lethbridge Herald The Oldman Watershed Council will soon be saluting its latest contribution to southern Alberta life. A launch party on May 7 will introduce a new craft brew. Oldman Watershed Council Hazy Kolsch Ale has been named winner of this year’s Phillips Benefit Brew Competition. It will be served during a launch party from ... Read More »

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  • Second tourism season should be smoother for LDMO

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com The first year brought many challenges. But William Slenders says the city’s new visitor promotion agency is gearing up for action during its second summer. Slenders, executive director of the Lethbridge Destination Management Organization, says its inaugural year was “incredibly successful.” As mandated by city council, the new organization had ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Cozens, Canada off to the quarter-finals

    Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge Hurricanes forward Dylan Cozens and Team Canada will look to remain undefeated as the IIHF World Men’s Under-18 Championship heads into the playoff portion. Canada defeated the Czech Republic 6-2 in the final round-robin game Tuesday to finish atop Group A at 4-0 and now get set to face Latvia in the ... Read More »

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  • Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame honouring athletes May 3

    Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame is preparing to host its 34th Banquet and Induction Ceremony May 3 at 6 p.m. in the Canadian Western Bank Lounge at Enmax Centre. This year’s theme recognizes the sport of judo and will feature guest speaker Tim Takahashi. > Among the inductees this year is the ... Read More »

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  • A big lift

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com A local powerlifter is doing his part to hoist the awareness of the sport. On May 4, a field of 65 competitors -half of them local – will compete in their first event and perhaps plunder a prize or two as the Pirates of the Platform takes place at the ... Read More »

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  • Expect fast action from new premier

    Jason Kenney has created a daunting to-do list for the incoming United Conservative Party government. After last week’s celebrations and the moving of furniture in the Alberta legislature, we’ll begin to find out how do-able it is. Make no mistake, Conservatives have been champing at the bit to be back in government. After four years ... Read More »

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  • Don’t forget Kovrig, Spavor

    The trouble with a news cycle is that it’s just that. A story hits the top of a newscast or the front page of a newspaper one day and can be forgotten the next. That’s troublesome enough when the public loses sight of an important issue because there are no new developments to report. But ... Read More »

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  • Quebec, Alberta need each other

    Jason Kenney’s outstretched hand should not be ignored by Quebec Germain Belzile SENIOR ASSOCIATE RESEARCHER, MONTREAL ECONOMIC INSTITUTE In a speech following his election victory (last) week, Alberta premier-designate Jason Kenney extended a hand to Quebec, urging the province not to hinder the development of Alberta’s energy sector. We Quebecers should listen to him. Alberta ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Corruption the biggest problem today

    Every day across this great country of Canada, you will find old guys gathering in local coffee shops for fellowship and to discuss everyday issues. We discuss the local news and world events, health and families, religion and politics, sports and the weather. In most cases it is an open discussion where opinions may differ ... Read More »

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  • With UCP in power, can Nirvana be far behind?

    The morning after the election was beautiful. A bit hazy and warmer than normal but the sun was shining and why not. Celebrate! The new government is going to make Alberta great again. There will be good jobs for everyone, with more retraining and more university graduates to meet the needs of economic growth. Our ... Read More »

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  • Clarifying home energy-use figures

    Further to my letter of March 8, in which I report my home energy use in 2018, I want to make a correction and a point of explanation. The letter states average annual home electricity consumption in Alberta to be 72,000 Kwh which should have read 7,200 Kwh. Sorry, my typing mistake. In addition, attentive ... Read More »

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