September 21st, 2021

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Tim Kalinowski – Lethbridge Herald Conservative Party of Canada incumbent Rachael Harder was easily re-elected in Lethbridge despite a spirited challenge on the right from the People’s Party of Canada during the 36-day campaign, and a stronger than anticipated showing for the New Democrats locally on the left. “We worked hard,” said a beaming Harder

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  • Landslide win for Barlow in Foothills

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDtbusch@lethbridgeherald.com Incumbent MP John Barlow has reasserted control of the Foothills riding for the Conservative Party of Canada in a landslide showing on Monday night where he took 69 per cent of the vote. Despite an easy margin of victory in Foothills, Barlow said the campaign was hard-fought. “We never take anything for granted. ... Read More »

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  • Blackfoot Confederacy flag flies reconciliation over city

    The spirit of reconciliation will now soar above Lethbridge City Hall permanently. The permanent raising of the Siksikaitsitapi – Blackfoot Confederacy – flag signaled the official kick-off to Reconciliation Week within the city in a ceremony Monday morning at City Hall. The City of Lethbridge has made a number of commitments to Truth and Reconciliation, ... Read More »

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  • Man fined after resisting arrest

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A southern Alberta man got off with only fines after he fled from police several months ago. Kayle Hood-Betts was fined $1,390 after he pleaded guilty Monday in Lethbridge provincial court to charges of resisting arrest and careless driving. On April 7 police received a report of suspicious activity at Botterill Bottom Park ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Despite loss, Horns men’s soccer team shows promise

    The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men’s soccer team lost a close one in their Canada West season opener. But in the eyes of Pronghorns head coach Randy Bardock, his team’s mental game goes right into the win column. The Pronghorns were edged 1-0 by the Mount Royal University Cougars in Canada West action Saturday afternoon ... Read More »

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  • Hurricanes ink Meneghin to WHL standard player agreement and split with Medicine Hat

    Coming off a 1-1 Western Hockey League preseason split with the Medicine Hat Tigers, the Lethbridge Hurricanes announced another signing Monday. They went to the crease this time, signing 2004-born goaltender Harrison Meneghin to a WHL Standard Player Agreement. Meneghin, 17, was undrafted in the WHL Prospects Draft. The product of South Surrey, B.C. played ... Read More »

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  • Pronghorns topped in home opener

    The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s soccer team is looking for a complete game. Kicking off a triple header of Canada West action that also included the Horns men’s soccer team and the women’s rugby team, Lethbridge was topped 4-1 by the MacEwan Griffins Saturday at the University of Lethbridge Stadium. The loss was the ... Read More »

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  • National standards needed for long-term care

    Elections should be about more than just candidates. They should also be about issues that matter to Canadians.  There are plenty of issues in this election vying for attention. Like the candidates, some will be winners, others will lose.  Unfortunately, the urgent need for national standards in long-term care – a matter of life and ... Read More »

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  • Politicians need to practice what they preach

    Politicians are good at preaching, but they’re not so good at practicing what they preach. Case in point: the federal wage subsidy.  Federal politicians have been moralizing about the evils of business executives taking bonuses while collecting the pandemic wage subsidy, but their silence on their own party taking the subsidy is deafening.  At the ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Reconciliation Week significant for the city

    Chris Spearman – Mayor of Lethbridge Sadly, the COVID-19 situation is quite bleak in our province at the moment, as our active case numbers continue to rise, more surgeries continue to be cancelled, our AHS South Zone ICU beds are full and as our hospitals are close to overall capacity limits. On behalf of City ... Read More »

    5 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Charter freedoms aren’t absolute

    Editor: The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, 1982, Section 1 – The rights and freedoms in the Charter are not absolute. They can be limited to protect other rights or important values. For example, freedom of expression may be limited by laws against hate propaganda or child pornography because they prevent harm to the ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • COVID chart raises questions

    Editor: For the past six weeks your COVID-19 daily update has shown the number of cases in Lethbridge increase dramatically, but the chart has always shown that no one is in the hospital, or the ICU. On Monday night Sept. 13 I asked Mayor Spearman in a public Facebook message if this was true. “No.  ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Critics ignoring what Trudeau has done in his time in office

    Editor: The leaders of all the political parties are bombarding us with much negative information about Trudeau. That is a normal political behaviour at the time of elections . According to them he has not done much for Canada during all the years he has been our PM. Let us use our own analytical mind ... Read More »

    5 days ago



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