June 27th, 2019

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Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has concluded that a Lethbridge Police Service officer being investigated for repeatedly running over a gravely injured juvenile deer in order to “euthanize it” did not act in way which is criminal. A video showing the incident went viral back in January after

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  • They’re baa-ack

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com After a successful pilot project last year in Cottonwood Park, the goats have returned to Lethbridge to help fight invasive species in local nature reserves. “They are down in Alexander Wilderness Park targeting leafy spurge, wormwood, crested wheatgrass, and any other invasives they can get a hold of,” explains City ... Read More »

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  • Donation supports youth in Alberta, B.C.

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD The Tom Harris Fund for Families has donated $30,000 to youth support organizations in communities across British Columbia and Alberta, including the YMCA of Calgary, where donations will send hundreds of kids from families facing financial hardship to YMCA Camp Chief Hector outside of Kananaskis, and similar memorable experiences, this summer. Tom Harris ... Read More »

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  • Officer who ran over deer to ‘euthanize it’ won’t face charges

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has concluded that a Lethbridge Police Service officer being investigated for repeatedly running over a gravely injured juvenile deer in order to “euthanize it” did not act in way which is criminal. A video showing the incident went viral in January after it ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Stringer among invites for U-17 national camp

    lethbridge herald Zack Stringer of the Lethbridge Hurricanes is one of 25 Western Hockey League players invited to attend the National Under-17 Development Camp in July at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. Stringer, from Lethbridge, is a Hurricanes’ first-round selection in the WHL bantam draft and played last season ... Read More »

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  • Dawgs double up the Bulls

    Lethbridge Herald After a home win over the Western Division leaders to start the weekend, the Lethbridge Bulls were unable to tame the Okotoks Dawgs Saturday and Sunday. The Bulls were defeated 8-1 by the Dawgs in Western Canadian Baseball League play Sunday afternoon in Okotoks, coming less than 24 hours after a 7-3 loss ... Read More »

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  • Elks win big in Medicine Hat

    Elks win big in Medicine Hat Lethbridge The Lethbridge Elks won big on the road in American Legion play Saturday. The Elks defeated Medicine Hat Monarchs 19-5 as Kalem Haney went three-for-four with one double, one triple and seven RBI. Kale Moser, Dalton Demers and Thomas Little added two hits in the winning cause. Elks ... Read More »

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  • China steps up pressure tactics

    Meat ban just the latest attempt to force Canada to capitulate China has turned the dial up another notch to increase pressure on Canada over the dispute involving the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. On Tuesday, China announced it has asked Canada to suspend exports of all meat products to China after Chinese customs ... Read More »

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  • School bus seatbelts should be mandatory

    There has been plenty enough study on the issue already It seems simple enough. Seatbelts save lives. So they should be in the school buses that carry our most precious cargo, right? Not so fast, says the House of Commons transportation committee. They listened to a lot of experts over the last eight months and ... Read More »

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  • Explaining city property taxes

    Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day to formally acknowledge and celebrate the contributions that the Blackfoot people, and all Indigenous peoples, have made to our city, past, present and future. But given Lethbridge is located in the heart of traditional Blackfoot Territory, we should strive to celebrate Indigenous peoples in our everyday life, ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • UCP seems to be giving lip service to harm reduction

    Jason Luan (Alberta’s Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addiction) states that their government is “helping keep people alive” and “working with all viewpoints.” These comments are just part of the UCP smoke and mirrors cleverly used to convince their voters that they value humanity, social justice and scientific evidence more than they value profit ... Read More »

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  • Alberta should pay a higher carbon tax

    In the guest column, “Adding insult to injury” (Herald, May 22), two writers from the Montreal Economics Institute (MEI) promoting the neocon philosophy ask “why should Alberta pay higher carbon tax than Quebec?” Answer, for the gang that fell off the beet truck on the way to town: because we produce more CO2 than anyone ... Read More »

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  • Letter on elder abuse gives no credit to quality of caregivers

    The recent issue-based letter to the editor highlighting unspecified elder abuse, though well intended, does no justice to its writer or to current standards in caregiving. Neither is credit given to the quality and improvement in long-term care facilities or to nurses and caregivers who provide quality care in the most difficult of conditions. I ... Read More »

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