April 6th, 2020

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Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Holy Spirit Catholic School Division and Lethbridge School Division will be laying off all “non-essential” personnel in response to a massive $120-million cut to education funding imposed by the province last Saturday as schools remain closed due to the ongoing pandemic. Positions being laid off include all educational assistants, child-

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  • Auto dealers feeling pain of COVID-19 crisis

    Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com With the city slowing to a standstill because of the COVID-19 crisis, auto dealers are still rolling along trying to help people with service and sales needs. But they are also taking precautions to ensure the safety of their staff and customers. Two city dealerships contacted by The Herald this ... Read More »

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  • Woman accused of stealing taxi sentenced on other charges

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A woman accused of robbing a taxi driver last November and stealing his car has been sentenced on unrelated charges. Kimberlie Rose Eagle Speaker pleaded guilty Friday in Lethbridge provincial court to charges of breaching probation, failing to comply with release conditions, possession of stolen property, theft under $5,000, shoplifting ... Read More »

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  • Man facing assault charge after allegedly coughing on police officer

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lethbridge Police have charged a 27-year-old man with assaulting a peace officer after he allegedly coughed in the officer’s face. On Thursday at approximately 10:30 p.m. police were called to a report of a domestic assault at a residence. Police attended a northside home and upon investigation discovered a male was in breach ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Humbolt preparing web page for anniversary of Broncos tragedy

    Lethbridge The City of Humboldt, in collaboration with representatives of the 2017-18 Humboldt Broncos Families, are preparing a dedicated web page on the City of Humboldt’s web site at http://www.humboldt.ca/tribute that will serve as a “virtual tribute” in recognition of the second anniversary of the Humboldt Broncos tragedy of April 6, 2018. Provincial Orders set ... Read More »

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  • PBA looking to next season

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com It’s not under the best circumstances, but Todd Hubka has tackled his spring to-do list. Right into next year, in fact. With the COVID-19 pandemic shuttering the Prairie Baseball Academy and their Canadian College Baseball Conferencen season, the varsity head coach has managed to keep a schedule, just a different ... Read More »

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  • City sports programs have impressive histories

    Submitted by Lethbridge Sport Council In part one of this two-part series published March 4, the history of the Lethbridge College Kodiaks and the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns was covered. Part two will cover the history of the Prairie Baseball Academy, the Lethbridge Bulls and the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Splitting athletes between both the Lethbridge College ... Read More »

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  • Hungary: The first casualty?

    Pandemic provides opportunity for leaders with dictatorial ambitions “Hello, dictator!” said Jean-Claude Juncker cheerily to Hungary’s leader, Victor Orb‡n, at a European Union summit meeting a couple of years ago. The president of the European Commission was only joking, of course, but it was gallows humour. Dictatorship was clearly where Orb‡n was heading – and ... Read More »

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  • Put Canadians first; stop tax hike

    Now is not the time to hit citizens with a carbon tax increase Wednesday was April Fools’ Day, but the prime minister’s carbon tax increase failed to cause laughter among Canadians. Individuals in every part of our country are facing a massive health and economic crisis. Due to COVID-19, 1.6 million people have been laid ... Read More »

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  • A good reason to quit smoking

    COVID-19 serves as a wake-up call to smokers, vapers Juliet Guichon ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY The coronavirus is not just a threat. It’s an opportunity. The COVID-19 pandemic offers every smoker and vaper with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to quit: a wake-up call. The novel virus causes a respiratory disease that’s worse with lungs that ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Message from family physicians

    Dear Albertans: Your family physician is still here for you! In this COVID-19 pandemic, there are excellent, authoritative sources of information for Albertans who think they may be suffering from the virus. – If you have symptoms, use the self-assessment tool to determine if you require testing and should call 811: https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/ Assessment.aspx – We ... Read More »

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  • Let’s not get into name-calling

    Having spent some of the winter south of the border, I am used to, but abhor, name calling such as “Mini Mike, Lyin’ Ted, Pocohontas.” Here in Canada, our grandchildren wear pink T-shirts in school with the words “be kind” on them to promote anti-bullying efforts. Therefore, I was particularly disturbed with a letter to ... Read More »

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  • Alberta’s economic vision is directed at the past

    Our province is quickly moving toward a fossil fuel-spawned financial catastrophe. Our provincial government has no vision. It’s doing what it’s always done, look backwards. There is a global tectonic shift away from fossil fuels. No amount of provincial government interference or taxpayer money is going to change that fact. Fossil fuels play in a ... Read More »

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