February 22nd, 2024

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Alejandra Pulido-Guzman – LETHBRIDGE HERALD – apulido@lethbridgeherald.com For the last six years many Canadians have made the decision to become organ donors as part of the Logan Boulet effect, which is commemorated by Green Shirt Day and Wednesday marked the official campaign kick-off leading up to the April 7 event.  Logan’s parents Bernadine and Toby Boulet spoke

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Local News

  • Province launches plan to protect endangered hawk

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com The province of Alberta on Wednesday announced a plan to protect the endangered ferruginous hawk. Known as the largest of its species in North America, the ferruginous hawk has long been seen in southern Alberta’s grasslands. But despite efforts to increase its numbers, the bird is still deemed endangered under Alberta’s Wildlife Act. ... Read More »

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  • Province invests $3.85 million in medical first responders

    The Alberta government on Wednesday announced $3.85 million in new funding to Medical First Responders to benefit more than 200 medical MFR partner agencies. “These investments will directly benefit more than 200 medical first responders partner agencies across our province. These agencies are an essential part of our Emergency Response Network, and are heroes to ... Read More »

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  • Home fire under investigation

    Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services responded to a structure fire to a single-family house in the 400 block of 12 Street North at 6:48 a.m. on Wednesday. The first crew arrived and contacted the occupants, who had called 911 to report smoke. The home smoke detectors also activated, which gave the two occupants and a ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Kodiaks ready for tough test in their championship opener

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald For the first time in school history, the Lethbridge College Kodiaks women’s volleyball team will be hosting the ACAC women’s volleyball championships beginning today. The South Division fourth-seeded Kodiaks (8-11) open the tournament tonight against the Lakeland Rustlers, who finished first in the North Division with an 18-1 record. What ... Read More »

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  • Kodiak men’s volleyball team ready for championship challege

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge College Kodiaks men’s volleyball team will travel to Olds College this weekend in what hopes to be an extended tournament for them as they vie for an ACAC championship. The Kodiaks finished third in the South Division with a 12-6 record. Ball control will be key to the ... Read More »

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  • Canes snap losing streak with win over the Warriors

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Hurricanes snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 6-3  win over the Moose Jaw Warriors on Wednesday night at the Enmax Centre. “I thought we were really composed tonight which was important coming down the stretch ” said Bill Peters, Hurricanes head coach. “We took three penalties in ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • We’re running out the clock on caribou population

    Running Out the Clock on Caribou Lorne Fitch, P. Biol. Great billows of smoke were used to hide battleships in wartime. Smokescreens are still employed, but to disguise a lack of meaningful activity, especially with the long-running battle to save caribou in Alberta. You can’t see the smoke, but it’s there in the form of ... Read More »

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  • Albertans rose to the challenge on emergency response

    AT THE LEGISLATURE Nathan Neudorf – UCP MLA for Lethbridge East In a historic moment for our province, Albertans came together as we navigated our first emergency response concerning the electricity grid. On January 13, Albertans experienced an unprecedented event — for the first time an Emergency Broadcast Alert was used in relation to the ... Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • February a month of milestones

    LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber – managing editor Time flies when you’re busy and realize the calendar has reached a milestone: it’s been a year since I took over as managing editor of the Herald, a huge honour and privilege that came after 35 years of devoted service here. Coming up soon are two ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Downtown bike lanes a mistake the City needs to rectify

    Editor: Cities are not easy to run. There are so many decisions to make that mistakes are inevitable. The bike lanes on 7th Street downtown are a prime example of a dangerous and costly mistake. I’m sure the decision was made with good intent, especially when our city was sharing the initial cost with another ... Read More »

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  • The world is turning away from internal combustion engines

    Editor: Premier Smith and her Cabinet have been railing against any and all climate action measures by the feds, especially the emissions cap.  Have they been too busy to notice the world turning? 14 months ago, Hyundai announced they would no longer sell internal combustion vehicles in Norway.  Yesterday, Ethiopia announced a ban on the ... Read More »

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  • Amount generated from electricity sources varies

    Editor: The letter from Mr. Barrie Orich of February 1 makes some interesting points but also consists of inaccuracies.  Just because wind and solar resources are variable doesn’t make them ineffective or valueless.   As for electricity storage there are 190 megawatts (MW) of battery storage and, this winter there has been roughly 300MW’s of ... Read More »

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