May 28th, 2024

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EDMONTON – Two police officers who broke rules when they surveilled a legislature member won’t face criminal charges, even though there are reasonable grounds to believe they committed a crime, says the province’s law enforcement watchdog. In a letter to the lawyer for Lethbridge New Democrat MLA Shannon Phillips, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team says

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Local News

  • Man believes threat to burn sister’s house warranted

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 33-year-old man who received a short jail sentence for threatening to kill his sister and burn her house to the ground because she had his dog, still believes such destruction is an appropriate punishment, a judge was told Monday. John Andrew Krkosky pleaded guilty to one count of indecent communication with intent ... Read More »

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  • London Road Park focus of public hearing

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com A public hearing will be held today at 3 p.m. in council chambers on the proposed rezoning of the southwest corner of London Road Park and the adjacent property for construction of a medium-scale residential housing project. Opportunity Lethbridge has applied to rezone the space. In 2018, says a report to be presented ... Read More »

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  • Spring moisture a blessing for area fields and farmers

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com With moisture being essential for farming the drought has put farmers’ schedules behind, but the recent precipitation has helped move the process along. Ken Coles, executive director of Farming Smarter spoke to the Herald Monday morning and said the recent precipitation will help southern Alberta in a big way. “Our reservoirs were completely ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Will Winnipeg make it five trips to the Dance?

    Graham Kelly Inside the CFL The dominant team in the CFL since 2019 has been the Winnipeg Blue Bombers who have played in the Grey Cup four straight years. But they’ve lost the last two. Although a few stars have departed, this is still a formidable group of veterans who are determined to prove they ... Read More »

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  • Bulls swing into 25th season

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Bulls kick off their 25th anniversary season today in the Western Canadian Baseball League. Head coach Ryan MacDonald is going  into his second stint in the position  with the team after the departure of Chance Wheatley to the league’s newest franchise, the Saskatoon Berries. “Just kind of building ... Read More »

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  • Bulls to hold open practice

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald Baseball fans are encouraged to come down to Spitz Stadium this afternoon to watch the Lethbridge Bulls in an open practice as a part of the Western Canadian Baseball League  opening week festivities. Fans will have the opportunity to watch the Bulls in a live practice and get a glimpse ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Bill 18 a red tape production scheme

    AT THE LEGISLATURE Shannon Phillips – NDP MLA for Lethbridge West One of the oldest truisms in any parliament is that an Opposition’s greatest tool is time. While governments want to pass legislation in a timely manner, it is up to His Majesty’s Loyal Opposition to use their legislative time to debate bills the government ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Giving a potential eye remedy a shot

    LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber – Managing editor After working most of the long weekend, I figured the mind would be sharp and I’d have plenty of fodder for a column this week. But this could be the ultimate dud because this dude is out of gas and out of inspiration. I tried to ... Read More »

    5 days ago
  • New housing project a great collaboration

    FROM THE HALL Blaine Hyggen – Mayor of Lethbridge I’m very pleased to begin this month by highlighting a wonderful collaboration between CONCEPT Investment Partners Ltd. (CIPL), Province of Alberta and the City of Lethbridge that will soon bring 50 new housing units to the city.   At The Edwards, located at 1730, 10 Avenue South ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Humanity will be extinct if it continues on the same path

    Editor: Transporting live horses by air to supply fresh horse meat to Japan is provoking consternation among animal lovers. A commentator on CBC Radio says that it shows ignorance of the city dwelling animal loving romantics about the food. I, too, was like those animal lovers, not particularly interested to know how meat comes to ... Read More »

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  • Government spends while Albertans struggle to make ends meet

    Editor: I simply could not remain silent after reading the column by Lethbridge East MLA Nathan Neudorf dated May 1, “Empowering Albertans to take control of their finances”. In this self serving column, one can clearly see through Mr Neudorf’s disingenuous concern for Albertans in his announcement therein of a government created website generously offering  ... Read More »

    7 days ago
  • The time of the dictators is just a shot away

    Editor: Next month it will be eight years since I retired from teaching.  Life now is a mixture volunteering, music, church activities and a continuing study of politics and history.  But  I am not totally out of teaching:   I often get contracts from the University of Lethbridge to observe student teachers, and this spring ... Read More »

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