January 27th, 2020

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Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com Members from all First Nations Indigenous communities and other parts of the province joined together at the University of Lethbridge Saturday morning to remember and honour the life and legacy of Jason Goodstriker. Goodstriker, Ootsimiohkitopi (Sorrel Horse Rider), Tasunka Duta Akanyaka (Red Sorrel Horse Rider) passed away in Slave Lake

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  • Career in law enforcement has changed Munson’s life

    Sometimes, just a few conversations can completely change someone’s life. For Maria Munson, it was discussions with her high school’s resource officer that led her to pursue a career in policing. “She was an intelligent, confident, fit and well-spoken women,” says Munson. “I admired her as a strong female in what was typically a male-dominated ... Read More »

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  • Local restaurants, food vendors welcome Food and Beverage Expo

    Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com The Alberta Food and Beverage Expo was brought back to Lethbridge for its eighth year at Exhibition Park this Saturday, for an evening of exploration of local restaurant foods and industry beverages. Throughout the evening, thousands of people made their way through the pavilions to explore the hundreds of vendors ... Read More »

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  • Keeping their culture alive

    Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com Red Crow Community College brought representatives from other First Nations Indigenous colleges and institutions throughout the province together to tackle the issues of losing Indigenous language and culture with their youth. “Last year was the year of Indigenous language, all of the Indigenous groups are working on reviving their language ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • The Hurricanes defence can’t rest, says Walz

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Hurricanes Wes Walz played for back in the day had no problem putting the puck into the back of the net. Neither does this year’s Hurricanes whose 189 goals in 47 games is fourth best in the league. Still, Walz, who played for the Hurricanes from 1988-1990 said ... Read More »

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  • Cozens powers Canes in OT

    Lethbridge Herald The road continues to agree with Dylan Cozens. The Hurricanes rallied to defeat the Brandon Wheat Kings 6-5 in overtime in Western Hockey League play Saturday night in Brandon. With the Canes down 4-1 early in the second, Cozens scored his 27th of the season to key four consecutive goals and a 5-4 ... Read More »

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  • McDonald, Walker off to Scotties

    Lethbridge Herald Some curling talent with local ties is heading to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Lethbridge-born Taylor McDonald, second for the Laura Walker rink from the Saville Community Sports Centre in Edmonton, won the Sentinal Storage Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts Sunday afternoon in Okotoks. Following a 7-0 round-robin, McDonald, Walker and third Kate ... Read More »

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  • Putin the Immortal?

    Russian leader prizes order above all else Five years ago somebody posted photographs on the internet showing a man who looked a lot like Vladimir Putin in photographs from 1920 and 1941. In both shots he was in military uniform, defending the interests of the Russian people then as he still does today. But how ... Read More »

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  • What’s the reason for all this pain?

    Though it’s getting a bit late in the month, I want to wish all residents of Lethbridge a very happy new year! I hope that 2020 has gotten off to a great start, despite the fearsome weather that we’ve encountered this month. As the Legislature has been risen since early December, I’ve taken the opportunity ... Read More »

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  • Royals welcome, but on our terms

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (a.k.a. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) are welcome to spend time in Canada while they try to start new lives at a long arm’s length from the Royal Family. But… The “buts” arise for the simple reason that they can’t immediately shed the considerable baggage that comes with being ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Loss of wetlands is an overlooked biodiversity crisis

    Feb. 2, World Wetlands Day, forces all of us to come to terms with an environmental crisis happening right in our own backyard. It’s a crisis just as damaging as those being experienced by rainforests, coral reefs and the Australian Outback. The loss of wetlands in Alberta, in Canada and around the world continues at ... Read More »

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  • Funding cuts always affect the ‘little people’

    Because of cuts to government income from taxes and resource revenue, we have seen cuts to services to the public and layoffs. We have seen increases in fees, and reductions in education and health programs. There is even talk of privatizing some government services to make them more “efficient” – did that work with AGT/Telus, ... Read More »

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  • Is Alberta gov’t really helping citizens?

    Does the Alberta government care about people with disabilities when they don’t care about the seniors? They talk about how we are to look at how a six-per-cent increase to funding for the people with disabilities (PDD), seven per cent for Community and Social Services (CSS), and eight per cent for Family Support for Children ... Read More »

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