August 19th, 2018

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Event has grown from a humble start Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald Galt Gardens was taken over and transformed into a music lovers paradise Saturday for the largest electronic music festival in Southern Alberta. The seventh annual Lethbridge Electronic Music Festival (LEMF) started with humble beginnings in 2011, with a small community of participants, but has

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  • Electronic music fest takes over Galt Gardens

    Event has grown from a humble start Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald Galt Gardens was taken over and transformed into a music lovers paradise Saturday for the largest electronic music festival in Southern Alberta. The seventh annual Lethbridge Electronic Music Festival (LEMF) started with humble beginnings in 2011, with a small community of participants, but has ... Read More »

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  • City transit taking a new direction

    Riders will be affected throughout the city Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Bus route changes will will affect riders in all parts of the city by month’s end. Lethbridge Transit has announced daytime alterations to routes in the south, north and west neighbourhoods, citing the need to streamline service and improve punctuality. Effective Aug. 29, ... Read More »

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  • Victims Services Unit ready to assist

    Volunteers help people deal with tragedy Heather Cameron Southern Alberta Newspapers For those who have experienced crime or tragedy, the Lethbridge Corridor Victims Services Unit is available to provide assistance. “The unit is a non-profit organization made of up volunteers who work under the guidance and direction of the RCMP, providing support, information and referral ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Dodgers finish strong

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com On the upside, the Lethbridge Dodgers men’s team finished the round-robin of the 2018 Men’s and Women’s Canadian Slo-Pitch Championship with a solid 6-4 record. On the downside, it won’t be enough to get them into the playoffs. The Dodgers downed the New Brunswick Reds for a strong finish to ... Read More »

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  • Mavericks win WMBL title

    Sean Rooney srooney@medicinehatnews.com With the biggest crowd at Athletic Park in a quarter century cheering them on, the Medicine Hat Mavericks delivered a Western Major Baseball League title Thursday night. An 8-2 win over the Regina Red Sox gave the host side a 3-2 series victory, spurred on by a sold-out crowd of 2,200, including ... Read More »

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  • Athlete development program gets facelift

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Travelling long distances becomes necessary when competing in high levels of sports. But the advanced training required to get there doesn’t need to involve long hours on the highway. For 10 years, the Alberta Sport Development Centre Southwest (ASDC SW) at the University of Lethbridge has offered its Athlete Enhancement ... Read More »

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  • Here are the facts about new gun laws

    Mark Holland PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE MINISTER OF PUBLIC SAFETY I read with interest a letter to the editor this week regarding the Government of Canada’s gun safety legislation (“Are firearms the real issue,” Aug. 12 Herald). Your readers deserve the facts about this new law: it makes common-sense changes to firearms laws to keep ... Read More »

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  • Ensuring trucks are road-worthy

    The ability of commercial truck drivers to do their job safely has been in the news in the wake of last spring’s crash involving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team. As a result, there’s been a push to ensure drivers are sufficiently trained, with both industry and government working to put policies in place to make ... Read More »

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  • Protectionism on the rise

    Against backdrop of increasingly fraught relationship between U.S. and Mexico, what should Canada do? Steven Globerman SENIOR FELLOW, THE FRASER INSTITUTE The contentious (and sometimes very public) North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations between the U.S., Canada and Mexico likely got more complicated with the recent election of a new president of Mexico. While Andres ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • PM should be part of UN meeting on TB

    If you were the Right Honourable Prime Minister of Canada, and you had pledged to do your part, in fact, had committed to the eradication of tuberculosis, at a time in history when all that was needed was political will, what would you be doing on Sept. 26? I, for one, will be watching the ... Read More »

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  • It’s more than just handguns

    I wish to make a brief comment about the opinion article by Kurtis Bachman of the United Hunters Association (“Are firearms the real issue?”, Aug. 12 Lethbridge Herald). There was a glaring absence to mention it isn’t just “handguns” that is being “targeted” for a ban. Please read the Toronto City Motion and letter to ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • We can’t be blind to history’s truth

    Recently, in response to removing one of John A. Macdonald’s many statues, readers of this paper expressed concern that we must act “before we lose more of our history.” Removing Macdonald’s statue is not a loss for at least three reasons. First, no one has forgotten who Macdonald is. His bust still sits in St. ... Read More »

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