October 25th, 2020

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Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald As violence continues in their home country, a local group is lending its voice from a distance to end the injustice. Members of the Lethbridge Nigerian Association gathered at Lethbridge City Hall Friday afternoon for a peaceful protest against the ongoing unrest in Nigeria as locals are protesting against police brutality

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Local News

  • Drive Away Hunger campaign raises $10,057 for food banks

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lethbridge & District Exhibition and Umami Shop have announced donations totalling $10,057 to its Farm Credit Canada – Drive Away Hunger campaign. The total donation has been split evenly between nine southern Alberta food banks including Interfaith Food Bank, Lethbridge Food Bank, Bow Island Food Bank, Pincher Creek Food Bank, Taber Food Bank, ... Read More »

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  • Local pub, bands teaming up for Lethbridge Food Bank fundraiser

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald A perfectly timed fundraiser is taking place next month. Benefitting the Lethbridge Food Bank, a fundraiser will be held Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at Honkers Pub & Eatery. The event will include live music by local bands Vintage Wine, Whiskey Gap and Rebel Angels with the pub offering a feature ... Read More »

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  • Counterfeit suspect continues to look for lawyer

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com One of two people accused of spending counterfeit U.S. money in several southern Alberta communities may have to continue looking for a lawyer following a brief hearing this week in Lethbridge provincial court. Lethbridge lawyer Claudia Connolly, who represents one of the accused, Clayton Wayne Jordan, also appeared in court ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Kodiaks name assistant coaching additions

    Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge College Kodiaks announced four new assistant coaches Friday. Rounding out the Kodiaks coachings are Andre Arsenault (men’s volleyball), Micaela Stone (soccer) and Nick Ontkean & Ricardo Quesada (cross country and indoor track) in time for the 2020-21 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference season. Arsenault joins Kodiaks head coach Greg Gibos on the ... Read More »

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  • WHL grants temporary player transfers

    Lethbridge The Western Hockey League announced Friday it has granted temporary transfers for WHL roster players to continue their development by playing competitive hockey at the Junior A, Junior B, and Under-18 levels. “This is an opportunity for WHL roster players to continue their development by playing hockey at a competitive level,” said WHL Commissioner ... Read More »

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  • Canes add defenceman

    Canes add defenceman Lethbridge The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club have made a move on their blue-line. The Hurricanes announced Friday they had acquired 2001-born defenceman Zach Ashton from the Seattle Thunderbirds in exchange for a conditional seventh round draft pick in the 2021 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. Ashton, 19, appeared in 41 games in ... Read More »

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  • Britain’s pantomime crisis

    Boris Johnson playing chicken with EU in Brexit deal negotiations The British pantomime is a traditional Christmas entertainment in which stock characters face imaginary dangers and audience participation is encouraged (“He’s behind you!”), but the play never frightens the children and it always has a happy ending. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson could be a ... Read More »

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  • Gov’t has no solutions to crises

    I have to say I wasn’t quite ready for the snow to fly yet! After a few weeks of wonderful fall weather, which Lethbridge’s wonderful tree-lined streets augmented with a dazzling – if short-lived – display of colours, I must admit that the season of backyard harvests and comfortable park visits is drawing to a ... Read More »

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  • WFP a long-running success story

    Trevor Page On Oct. 9, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced that the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize had been awarded to the UN’s World Food Programme. In announcing its decision, its chairperson said it was because of WFP’s efforts in combatting hunger, for its contribution for bettering conditions for peace in conflict areas and for acting ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Let Albertans have say in health policy changes

    Mr. Kenney has made a serious mistake in making a lawyer (Mr. Shandro) the health minister. Most lawyers define their profession as confrontational. The Minister of Health definition is more one of healing, more one of negotiation, like a property manager. If we hire a property manager, we do not expect him to bulldoze the ... Read More »

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  • EMS decision is saving money at what cost?

    So, our misguided Minster Shandro “will not overturn the AHS decision” to end the EMS dispatch contracts in Lethbridge. He assures us “There is no reason to expect response times to change.” I beg to differ. A year ago my wife suffered a TIA (mini-stroke.) I called 911, was told to give her two Aspirins ... Read More »

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  • UCP gov’t living in a glass house?

    Further to Marlaina Ditrich’s letter, I find the UCP’s Honourable Shane Getson’s reported comments characterizing CERB recipients disappointing. On May 25, the Canadian Press reported the UCP applied for the Federal Wage Subsidy program to avoid staff layoffs. (https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/ucp-wage-subsidy-1.5584469) The old adage “Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones” may apply. Laurie ... Read More »

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