July 17th, 2018

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J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Former federal and provincial government official Bramwell Strain is the new city manager. City council held a special council meeting on Monday where they voted on a motion to appoint Strain to the position. The vote passed unanimously, but Coun. Joe Mauro was absent due to a family engagement. Strain

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  • Province announces inclusive education funding

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com More than $500,000 in provincial funding has been announced to provide support for inclusive education opportunities for students with developmental disabilities in Lethbridge. The province is providing more than $575,000 to help Inclusion Alberta support students at the University of Lethbridge and Portage College. The money will be used to ... Read More »

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  • Three face charges after ALERT search and seizure

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Three people have been arrested and are facing a number of charges after allegedly using a local hotel suite to traffic methamphetamine and suspected carfentanil in Lethbridge. The hotel, located in the 1000 block of Mayor Magrath Drive South, was searched late last week, after ALERT’s Lethbridge organized crime team ... Read More »

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  • Becoming the Devil’s Brigade

    ‘The worst is yet to come,’ enemy was warned Isabella Lee In July 1943, the First Special Service Force (FSSF) was sent to the Aleutians, an island chain in Alaska, on their first mission. Their mission was to attack the island of Kiska in mid-August and push the Japanese from their foothold in North American ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Bulls homestand continues

    Lethbridge Herald Following a split with the Moose Jaw Miller Express, the Lethbridge Bulls continue their homestand tonight. The Bulls welcome the Brooks Bombers to Spitz Stadium for a double dose of Western Major Baseball League play tonight and tomorrow at 7 p.m. Lethbridge is coming off an 11-3 loss to Moose Jaw that puts ... Read More »

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  • Something to sing about

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Finally, the Lethbridge Football Club men’s team had a chance to tune up their vocal chords. Enduring what has thus far been a frustrating summer, LFC managed its first win of the season courtesy a 3-1 win over the Calgary Callies in Alberta Major Soccer League play Saturday afternoon at ... Read More »

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  • Elks sweep Billings Scarletts

    Lethbridge After a lengthy stint in Montana, the Lethbridge Elks returned home for a pair of wins Sunday night. The Elks scored a double-header sweep over the Billings Scarletts with 7-3 and 9-2 wins in American Legion play at Spitz Stadium. In the first game, Ty Penner and Wyatt Tomalty led the way at the ... Read More »

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  • Brexit: No turning point yet

    Even with Donald Trump scheduled for a brief visit to the United Kingdom this week amid massive protests, it’s still “all Brexit, all of the time” in the sceptred isle – and the long struggle over the nature of the deal that will define Britain’s relationship with the European Union post-exit allegedly reached a turning ... Read More »

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  • Busy with committee work, local events

    Since the session ended I have been back and forth to Edmonton to attend committee meetings, and though the Assembly is not sitting, the committee work continues. The first meeting was an issue addressed with the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, and the other committee was the Standing Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future. The ... Read More »

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  • Trucker training a wise addition

    Alberta’s plan to tighten trucking industry regulations and to require mandatory driver training for new commercial truckers as well as bus and school bus drivers should help make roadways a little safer. The proposed changes, which Alberta Transportation Minister Brian Mason acknowledged were spurred by the deadly crash involving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team, should ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Where does blame fall?

    Over the past few months I have read with some humour how the two resident socialist naysayers and local MLAs writing comments to The Herald blame the previous governments for today’s economic problems. For the first year or so it’s common for new governments to blame the former for issues they inherit. But after 3 ... Read More »

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  • Forced separation can’t be viewed as healthy

    In response to Jacob Van Zyl and Dale Brooks who expressed their opinions on Sunday, July 8. Separate responses, to each. First, Jacob Van Zyl, I don’t understand where the justification comes from for “progressive separation” in the context of these prolonged and sometimes permanent separation of asylum seekers from their children. They are escaping ... Read More »

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  • Blood Tribe still seeking full compensation

    In regard to a letter written by Dale Brooks, July 8 Lethbridge Herald. This man stated the Blood Tribe was in court suing for “more compensation.” 1. The Blood Tribe was never compensated for the land that was swindled. 2. In 1877 during treaty negotiations, John A. McDonald agreed to share the land south of ... Read More »

    3 days ago

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