April 16th, 2024

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Alejandra Pulido-Guzman – LETHBRIDGE HERALD – apulido@lethbridgeherald.com Representatives from multiple organizations gathered outside of City Hall Monday to take part in Volunteer Lethbridge’s Volunteer Week kickoff flag-raising ceremony.  Amanda Jensen, executive director of Volunteer Lethbridge talked about the important role volunteers play in the community.  “This is a big deal, we’re literally raising a flag, but we’re

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Local News

  • Preliminary inquiry begins for man accused of killing fellow healthcare facility resident

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A preliminary inquiry has begun for a 52-year-old man accused of killing a resident at a healthcare facility in Lethbridge more than a year ago. The multi-day hearing, to determine if there is enough evidence to warrant a trial, began Monday in Lethbridge court of justice, where Wesley Red Young Man faces charges ... Read More »

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  • Nenshi brings message of optimism to city

    Alberta NDP leadership candidate Naheed Nenshi was in the city on Saturday to speak to supporters in front of a packed house in Essie’s Ballroom at the Lethbridge Sandman Signature Lodge. “As I’m talking to people across the province, they’ve been telling me all the same thing, that they’re not really excited because they’re happy ... Read More »

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  • Accused in human trafficking case wants charges resolved without trial

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man charged in connection to a three-year-old human trafficking case and who has been living under strict release conditions, has had several of his conditions removed pending the expected resolution of his charges without the need for a trial. Chief among the conditions is his 24-hour-a -day curfew, or house arrest, ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Sydor cherishes WHL career

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald Over age forward Dylan Sydor cherished his time in the Western Hockey league with the Lethbridge Hurricanes and his hometown Kamloops Blazers. “It was awesome,” said Sydor. “And thanks to all my coaches and the teammates I played with throughout the years, it’s been a great time and just seeing ... Read More »

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  • Alexander, Lehman named U of L’s athletes of the year

    University of Lethbridge Pronghorn Athletics recognized the excellence of their athletes earlier week at the annual Blue and Gold Awards Ceremony and some athletes spoke about their awards on Thursday during a media availability. Swimmer Delaney Lehman  won the Female Athlete of the Year. Lehman won a silver medal in the 50-metre breaststroke and bronze ... Read More »

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  • Bulldogs taking a day-by-day approach

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald The Winston Churchill Bulldogs senior rugby team begin their quest for a third consecutive provincial title when a new season begins next week. “We just  want to take it one step at a time, one day at a time ,” said head coach Jonathan Dick. “We’ve been working hard in ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Transforming southern Alberta: Budget 2024 unveils major investments

    AT THE LEGISLATURE Nathan Neudorf – UCP MLA for Lethbridge East Exciting news is on the horizon for Southern Alberta as Budget 2024 unveils substantial investments aimed at propelling our region’s healthcare and infrastructure sectors to new heights. With a focus on the expansion of the University of Lethbridge (U of L) medical school and ... Read More »

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  • Arguing over religion has absolutely no point

    LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber – managing editor Some days I wonder if some people were just born with a chip on their shoulders. And why they don’t get some poly-filla to repair it instead of heaping their misery upon others. As I get older I’m losing patience with – and respect for – ... Read More »

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  • A blueprint for rural energy innovation in Alberta

    Bill Whitelaw Living in what I’ve whimsically dubbed “M&M-ville” holds the promise of a groundbreaking energy paradigm for rural Alberta. Nestled about 45 minutes southwest of Calgary along Highway 543, this imaginary locale embodies the dynamic interplay between traditional petroleum industries and innovative renewable energy ventures. “M&M-ville” is my imaginary descriptor for the community of ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Lethbidge snow policy creates barriers to residents accessing their properties

    Editor: I wish to express my dissatisfaction with the snow policy adopted for 2024. Although I have completed the 311 snow survey, I believe the policy needs to be addressed more thoroughly at council. I do not believe that council will get the full story from the service providers of the negative effect on people ... Read More »

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  • Transgender issue needs more voices heard

    Editor: They’re still protesting, almost two months after Danielle Smith announced restrictions on transgender procedures. But the activist fringe is not on the winning side of this argument.  Katie DeLucia-Burk (March 22) seems to assert morphology is guided by self-image: “they’re not fighting against their body, their bodies (sic) working with them.” The body actually ... Read More »

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  • Thoughts on forgiveness and reconciliation

    Editor: We saw the excellent staging of “Jesus Christ Superstar” produced by the University of Lethbridge Drama Department.   I was moved. Judas Iscariot was superbly acted and sung by a talented female artist. Watching to see how Judas was agonized in deciding to betray her beloved master was excruciatingly painful.  Should we condemn the Judas-like ... Read More »

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