July 15th, 2019

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Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge was taken over by the loud rumbles of engines from hundreds of classic and souped-up vehicles for the 41st annual Street Machine Weekend. Thursday night kicked off the weekend with a traditional drive-in movie at Exhibition Park where over 300 vehicles lined up, and drivers tuned into the radio

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  • Clarifying the role of Community Peace Officers

    This week’s ‘Police Beat’ column by LPS Chief Rob Davis On Thursday the Lethbridge Police Service made history when we received approval from the Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General authorizing our Community Peace Officers – who graduated from cadet training late last month – to carry out their duties. With the announcement has come ... Read More »

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  • Back Alley Bash raises funds for animal rescue groups

    Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com The Union Salon and Barbershop hosted their third annual Back Alley Bash Saturday afternoon, for community members to hang out in the back alley of their shop and enjoy an afternoon filled with live bands, shopping, and supporting local organizations. For the last three years, Union has been hosting the ... Read More »

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  • Palliser schools have drivers prepared for coming season

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Many provinces reviewed their driver training rules after the Humboldt hockey tragedy. In Alberta, the government announced a Mandatory Entry-Level Training initiative for new drivers, along with introduction of an “S” endorsement program for already-licensed commercial drivers. But now the United Conservative government has put that upgrade on hold. While ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Intermediate Bisons romp to Alberta title

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com This time, with a championship on the line, Joseph Seo delivered. The 13-year-old pitcher nearly went the distance as the Lethbridge Intermediate AAA Bisons defeated Medicine 7-0 in the final of the Alberta Little League Intermediate Divisional Championship Saturday afternoon at Atso Towaawa Park. Seo pitched into the seventh inning, ... Read More »

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  • Elks win tournament in Montana

    Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Elks are tournament champions south of the border. The Elks defeated the Glacier Twins 11-2 Sunday to win the Sapa Jonsrud Tournament in Whitefish, going 4-1 on the weekend, three of those shutouts. Josh Kabayama and Kalem Haney each had two hits, while Dalton Demers earned the win on the bump. ... Read More »

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  • Bulls battle back against 57s

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Bulls took a cringe-worthy moment and managed to follow it up with a good response. It ultimately paid off with a win as the Bulls downed the Swift Current 57s 7-5 in Western Canadian Baseball League play Sunday afternoon at Spitz Stadium. The win puts the Bulls one game ... Read More »

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  • The real refugee problem

    Mass migration will continue and borders will start closing Every once in a while a photograph of a migrant’s tragic death (usually that of a child) catches the public’s imagination. The image of three-year-old Alan Kurdi, fleeing from the Syrian civil war, dead face down in the surf on a Turkish beach in 2015, triggered ... Read More »

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  • Fighting for Albertans

    UCP government has been keeping election promises Since the election in April, our UCP government has been working hard to fulfil our campaign promises. We have passed Bill 1 that scrapped the job-killing carbon tax, we have recently passed Bill 2 to “Make Alberta Open for Business,” and have passed many other important bills that ... Read More »

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  • Rethinking campaign against eco-groups

    Michael Bloomfield HARMONY FOUNDATION OF CANADA Dear Premier Kenney: Spending $2.5 million (likely more) to ferret out those dastardly groups who have questioned or opposed the practices and future of the fossil fuel industry is an odd combination of McCarthyism and Keystone Cops. Please allow me to explain. First, it’s not a fair fight. The ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Bigger isn’t always better

    “It’s better to be the head of a chicken than the tail of a cow,” says a Chinese proverb in the Japanese variation. (The Chinese original is “the tail of a phoenix.”) I worked for big organizations in big Canadian and overseas cities. That seems to impress some people. However, truth be told, the tail ... Read More »

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  • Kenney not working for Albertans

    Re: Alberta government accused of raining on Opposition’s good-news parade. It’s increasingly hard to believe anything the UCP government says. It accused the previous government of lying about the state of provincial finances only to reluctantly reveal later that last year’s deficit is $2 billion less than predicted. Why, then, should Albertans believe what the ... Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Why not try being more thoughtful, co-operative?

    How do we see the world? Is it simply “eat or be eaten”? Have we lost the perspective of a co-operative, big family affair, a neighbourhood, a community? Have we been swung too far into being individual and competitive? Canada has enjoyed a respected place in the world by encouraging co-operation. When we approach problems ... Read More »

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