May 31st, 2023

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Delon Shurtz – LETHBRIDGE HERALD – It was a perfect storm of sorts that led to Monday night’s painfully slow counting of votes across the province. Changes in process, late-closing polling stations and even a greater focus on accuracy over speed culminated in vote counting that dragged late into the night and in some areas into

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  • Construction to start on new Galt Gardens play space

    LETHBRIDGE A new play area is coming to downtown. Construction of the new Galt Gardens Inclusive and Accessible Play Space will begin within the next few weeks, and has a completion date set for early fall. This new amenity, which will be located immediately adjacent to the Rotary Centennial Fountain in the southeast corner ... Read More »

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  • Foodie Fest returns to downtown for another season

    LETHBRIDGE Downtown visitors were able to enjoy a variety of food trucks, free samples at participating restaurants, and evening shopping for the second year in a row Tuesday during Foodie Fest 2023. Downtown Lethbridge BRZ executive director, Sarah Amies told media Tuesday the event was so successful last year, that they just had to ... Read More »

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  • U of L honours professor for teaching excellence

    The University of Lethbridge has named art history and museum studies professor Devon Smither winner of its 2023 Excellence in Teaching Award. Smither will receive her excellent teaching award at the Spring 2023 Convocation Ceremony Friday at the 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport and Wellness. Smither said this is the second time she has ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Iwaasa wins at racquetball nationals

    By Justin Seward Local racquetball player, Coby Iwaasa was crowned a national championship this past weekend. Iwaasa won his third career Mens’ Doubles racquetball title with Manitoba’s Curtis Cullen at the 2023 Canadian National Racquetball Championships in Winnipeg after defeating the Murray brothers of Samuel and Tommy on Friday. “My partner and I played the ... Read More »

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  • Football brothers furthering careers in the game

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald Chinook Coyotes alumnus Rylen Blasco and his brothers Ryder and Gage are taking their passion for football and going on developmental paths in the sport. While Rylen didn’t get to play in his graduating year in 2021 due to COVID, he decided to continue his football aspirations by heading east ... Read More »

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  • L.A.W.C set to host arm wrestling provincials

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Arm Wrestling Club is set to host the 2023 Provincial Arm Wrestling  Championships today for the first time in the club’s history. “So the whole club got together (and) did some fundraising, and everything and … able to put on this awesome event at the Sandman in the ... Read More »

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  • UCP not the only party that needs to be accountable

    OUR OPINION It’s over! Albertans have made their choice at the polling booths and for better, or worse, we have pretty much the status quo. The UCP is still in charge but their majority has been reduced substantially.Will this be a lesson learned for Danielle Smith or are we facing four years of turmoil under ... Read More »

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  • Albertans should ‘think Alberta, vote local’ this election

    GUEST OPINION ALBERTA MUNICIPALITIES BOARD OF DIRECTORS If you’ve been following Alberta’s election, then you know that municipal infrastructure, public safety and healthcare are among the issues that are on many Albertans’ minds as they consider how to vote this time around.  Alberta Municipalities (ABmunis), an association that represents 275 communities across Alberta, wants political ... Read More »

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  • It’s time to state opinions at the ballot box

    OUR OPINION It’s almost over! After a long, bitter campaign, the Battle for Alberta ends on Monday when voters go to polling stations across the province to elect a new government. The campaign waged in Lethbridge has been hard-fought with the UCP and NDP clearly laying out their visions for a new Alberta.  Both have ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • The expression of critical opinions a valued part of our society

    Editor: I am writing this before the May 29th Alberta election. Whatever the result, I predict the situation I am writing about will remain relevant.  Some people complain about an opposition party member criticizing the government.  “Can’t she say positive things about the government?” And I say: She must be doing a good job.   To ... Read More »

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  • Wildfires having an impact on many throughout Alberta

    Editor: Our thoughts are with all Albertans impacted by the wildfires in northern Alberta, particularly with the recent evacuations.  Albertans – even if not directly affected by the wildfires, may experience a sense of distress or vulnerability.  As a provincial community we have been through several natural disasters in the last decade and are still ... Read More »

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  • A minority government would be best for the province

    Editor: It is election time again in Alberta and we will be casting our ballots at the end of May. Hopefully, as the electorate, we have been doing our due diligence by researching our candidates to see if they align with our vision of Alberta, moving forward.  Also, do they have the same concerns that ... Read More »

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