July 21st, 2024

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Alexandra Noad – LETHBRIDGE HERALD – Local Journalism Initiative Reporter With the opioid crisis spreading across Canada, but disproportionately affecting Indigenous populations, the Blood Tribe has taken measures to help combat the crisis. According to the Alberta Opioid Response Surveillance Report published in May 2024, Indigenous people made up for 24 per cent of opioid overdose deaths.

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Local News

  • Man accused of sexually assaulting boy faces new charges involving child porn

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A southern Alberta man’s plan to resolve several sex-related offences next month in Taber may be in jeopardy after he was arrested and charged with more offences. The accused is set to resolve charges of sexual assault, making child pornography, accessing child pornography, and possessing child pornography when he returns to Taber court ... Read More »

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  • City duo bring new life to old houses

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com Two Lethbridge residents are restoring history and neighbourhoods one house at a time as they believe preserving memories is important for the community and the houses deserve a second chance. One of the many houses Anita Rigaux and Kent Andersson have rescued and restored was built in 1912. It is located on the ... Read More »

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  • SPC split on childcare action plan

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDjsibbet@lethbridgeherald.com As waitlists remain “quite high” for subsidized childcare in Lethbridge, the Safety and Social Standing Policy Committee discussed a five-year action plan to reduce strain on the system in the city. The idea of the plan, which was presented on Thursday, was to see the City of Lethbridge adopt affordable childcare solutions as ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Bulls edge Giants in a tight battle

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Bulls prevailed in a 10-9 victory over the Fort McMurray Giants to complete the two-game sweep on Friday night at Spitz Stadium.  The Giants opened the scoring when a Bryce Nevils double scored Peyton McDowall to make the score 1-0 for Fort McMurray in the top of the ... Read More »

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  • Six Bulls set to soak in tonight’s All-Star Game in Okotoks

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald Six Lethbridge Bulls will soak in the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) All-Star Game experience tonight in Okotoks. Josh Kabayama will be the only local Bull going and it will be his second time at the game, while it will be the first time for pitchers Javier De Alejandro and ... Read More »

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  • Inaugural ABA Club Invitational being hosted in Lethbridge

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald Young club basketball players from across the province will compete on the hardwood at the University of Lethbridge in the inaugural ABA (Alberta Basketball Association) Club Invitational this weekend. Top club teams at the U13 and U15 levels for male and female from Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer will be ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Council has been busy with a number of items

    FROM THE HALL Blaine Hyggen – Mayor of Lethbridge July is already off to a hot start – in temperature form and with all the activities taking place in our community.  I want to start this month’s column by reminding our residents of the City resources available to help residents stay cool and safe. City ... Read More »

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  • Summer’s heat is long overdue

    LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber – Managing Editor Don’t complain about the heat to me. Just don’t. After a spring that never seemed to end, southern Alberta is finally getting a taste of summer. With daytime temperatures in the 30s – we’re supposed to get a high of 38 in coming days – we’re ... Read More »

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  • When is a grizzly hunt not actually a hunt in Alberta?

    LORNE FITCH “Curiouser and curiouser!” said Alice, and many of us pondering the Ministry of Forestry and Silly Stuff’s contention that the latest plan to shoot grizzly bears isn’t a hunt. No, in the double-speak we have become accustomed to it is “protection of life and property from problem wildlife.” According to Todd Loewen, the ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Council needs to pay attention to the majority of residents

    Editor: Our council has spent many thousands of our dollars to install bike lanes along 4th Avenue in the downtown area which are rarely, if ever, used.  Meanwhile many potholes from two winters ago remain and are simply getting bigger. The potholes from the past winter remain just that – potholes.  We are now halfway ... Read More »

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  • Ottawa is not trying to steal all of Albertans’ money

    Editor: While those of us conservatives from the world of finance continue to watch Albertans be cheated out of their oil and corporate tax wealth by these phony conservatives, Reformers, we watch Alaska and Norway continue to reap the benefits of their oil wealth by building up their Alaska Permanent Fund and Norge Bank Investment ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Nikki Van Eden’s efforts a credit to the newspaper

    Editor: I am sending you this unsolicited letter to express my deepest appreciation for a staff member, Nikki Van Eden.  I am a lifetime Lethbridge resident and a long-time Lethbridge Herald subscriber.  My involvement with the Lethbridge Herald has primarily been with the sports department.  Over the years, the Herald has followed and reported on ... Read More »

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