May 17th, 2022

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Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald ‘Better Way Alberta’ rallies were held across Alberta on Saturday, including in front of Lethbridge’s City Hall, to protest the Alberta government’s attacks on the province’s health care system. The rallies in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Medicine Hat and Lethbridge were a joint effort from the Friends of Medicare, the Alberta

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Local News

  • Clarification Re: MP Rachael Thomas

    In the April 1 article “MP Thomas sees social media backlash over Trudeau comments” by Al Beeber published in The Lethbridge Herald, it was not the intent of the story to infer that Lethbridge MP Rachael Thomas thinks Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a dictator. Later in the story, it specifically states that in the ... Read More »

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  • SPC weighs options for emergency services staffing models

    Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge’s chief of fire and EMS, Greg Adair, came before the Community Safety Standing Policy Committee on Thursday to present options for an operational staffing model for emergency services. Challenges that are being faced include a 20 per cent increase in long distance transfers, a 58 per cent increase in responding ... Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Five face charges in connection to Lane Tailfeathers death

    FORT MACLEOD RCMP On June 23, 2021, Lane Tailfeather’s family reported him missing to the Fort MacLeod RCMP. Fort MacLeod RCMP conducted a missing person investigation that transitioned to a homicide investigation. On July 20, 2021, Tailfeather’s remains were found in a remote area near Crowsnest Pass. It was determined that the homicide occurred in Fort ... Read More »

    10 hours ago

Local Sports

  • LC Kodiaks athletics hosts successful E-sports tourney

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge College Kodiaks athletics hosted an E-sports tournament for southern Alberta students this weekend. Grades 9-12 battled it out in a Super Smash Bros tournament that was known as Kodiaks Spring Smash. “It’s centred around smash only,” said Allyson Cikor, Kodiaks Spring Smash event organizer and coach of the school’s ... Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • West Wind Gymnastics Club ends year as hosts of Alberta Compulsory meet

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald West Wind Gymnastics Club saw seven participants compete in the Alberta Compulsory Championships provincial meet  in their home gym over the weekend. “And all of them did really well,” said  Katrina Brandt, Women’s Artistic head coach for West Wind. “We walked away with some medals, some ribbons. But I think ... Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Magrath’s Happy Camper to compete at PBR World Finals

    By  Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald Magrath bucking bull Happy Camper is down in Texas preparing for his fifth appearance at the 2022 PBR (Professional Bull Riding) World Finals in Fort Worth. Happy Camper is owned by Josh Berezay and  wife Tamara of Two Bit Bucking Bulls. “It’s always special,” said Josh. “We’ve done it seven ... Read More »

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  • Know your facts before you draw conclusions

    If you haven’t seen the heartwarming video and story of the Blue Jays fan who caught a ball and handed it to a young Yankees fan I’d suggest you do so. A gentleman, and I mean true gentleman, named Mike Lanzillota catches a ball hit into the stands by Yankees player Aaron Judge and takes ... Read More »

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  • Free speech is under attack in Canada

    Rachael Thomas – MP for Lethbridge “Freedom is a fragile thing and it’s never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by way of inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation.”  There couldn’t be a more apt quote for this period of time than this one ... Read More »

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  • Allegations for invoking Emergencies Act baseless

    Ryan Alford Troy Media  The Emergencies Act was invoked for the first time in Canadian history on February 14, 2022. While the public order emergency was repealed nine days later, it remains unclear whether the Trudeau government had a rational basis for concluding that it had the power to proclaim such an emergency, or whether ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • U of L faculty group vote deserves response from administration

    Dear Editor, Unlike corporations, universities operate via “collegial governance” in which faculty members (the “collegium”) are active participants in academic decision making. They typically work in partnership with an external board of governors whose role is to provide financial expertise to complement the faculty’s academic expertise. In healthy university governance, both fields of expertise are ... Read More »

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  • There is an urgent need to fix a flawed system in Alberta

    Editor: This letter is a response to Mr. David Carpenter’s heartfelt conviction that Mr. Kaycee Madu should be punished for missing his power when he was Justice Minister. Mr. Carpenter has chosen to believe the news report that Mr. Madu contacted the Edmonton police chief, Dale McFee, to have his traffic ticket waived. Mr. Madu ... Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Lethbridge fortunate to have a symphony and so much musical talent

    Editor: I just returned home after attending an outstanding performance of Brahms’ German Requiem by the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra with Vox Musica. What a truly uplifting experience. The Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Glenn Klassen with choral music by Vox Musica directed by Joanne Collier and members of Luminous Voices and soloists, deserve a shout-out ... Read More »

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