August 19th, 2022

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Justin Seward – LETHBRIDGE HERALD Federal, provincial and territorial ministers of agriculture met in Saskatoon this month to reach an agreement in principle for a five-year commitment to an Agricultural Policy Framework (APF).  The APF, which has been rebranded as the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, is a policy that provides direction to make sure Canada is

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  • Provincial police force could cost much more than estimated, argues National Police Federation

    LETHBRIDGE After the United Conservative Party government outlined its blueprint for more police in rural Alberta on Tuesday, the National Police Federation reiterated the fact that many municipalities are opposed as shown in recent research conducted by Pollara Strategic Insights. “There was no new information, what it did was to continue to confuse Albertans ... Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Rotary Club’s annual Ribfest to benefit Ukraine relief

    The Rotary Club of Lethbridge is presenting Ribfest this Friday from August 19 – 21 starting at 11 a.m. daily at the Enmax Centre, looking to raise funds for those affected by the crisis in Ukraine. The Rotary Club will assist Ukrainian refugees dealing with conflict overseas coming here to Lethbridge, along with sending funding ... Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Barrage of threats and property offences net seven month sentence

    LETHBRIDGE Cyril Stephen Shugarue seemed normal enough when he first met his girlfriend, and even later when he moved in with her. Then the nightmare began. Shugarue went “crazy,” the woman told police, and he threatened to rape and kill her and to kill other people, as well. Shugarue pleaded guilty Thursday in Lethbridge ... Read More »

    17 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Local basketball players win Summer Games gold

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald For Raymond High School’s  Delaney Gibb and Abby Graves and Magrath High School’s Grace Hansen, the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Niagara will be an unforgettable experience as the trio won gold as a part of Team Alberta’s female basketball team. Team Alberta defeated Team Saskatchewan 71-60 in the gold ... Read More »

    23 hours ago
  • Rourke’s control of the game an echo of Doug Flutie

    Halfway through the fourth quarter last Saturday, the B.C. Lions were trailing the hometown Stampeders 33-24. They had the ball on the Calgary 53, a perfect time for a quarterback sneak. Instead, Nathan Rourke fired a 33 yard strike to Bryan Burnham who continued to the end-zone. After Sean Whyte’s convert the Lions were two ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Local wrestlers medal at Canada Games

    Submitted Current Lethbridge amateur wrestling association and LCI wrestler Payton Shields and Lethbridge product Angelina Ellis-Toddington were in Niagara this past week at the Canada Summer Games and both contributed to Alberta capturing the bronze medal in the team competition.   In the individual competition, Shields ended up placing seventh in her category with a ... Read More »

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  • Farming losing to misguided urban politics

    Sylvain Charlebois DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY Most Canadians have never been on a farm, let alone lived on one, which makes more than 98 per cent of our population agriculturally illiterate.  For many Canadians, crop production is an unknown concept. Because of this, it’s relatively easy to use fear to influence public opinion on any food-related issue ... Read More »

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  • Moving aboriginal services closer to people a good idea

    Joseph Quesnel Frontier Centre for Public Policy Manitobans should be cautiously optimistic about a deal that will transfer health care for Indigenous communities in the province to a regional Indigenous authority.  If done properly and not politicized, a deal between the federal government, the Manitoba government and First Nations in southern Manitoba could really improve ... Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Wearing masks reduces the medical costs of COVID-19

    Auston Mardon and Jonathan Wiebe To say that masks have been a divisive topic over the course of the pandemic would be a bit of an understatement. Arguments have been raised in favour and defense of masks and the policies implemented surrounding them as well as strongly against them, with many officials and the vast ... Read More »

    2 weeks ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Teen donating money for new cat ranch home due to volunteer rules

    Editor: My name is Rowan and I have volunteered at Last Chance Cat Ranch as often as I could. The city’s choice to put a limit on the number of volunteers has stoppedmy chances of going. I am 14 years old which means I need a parent with me. We have only done the sanctuary ... Read More »

    7 days ago
  • Curling club shelter will be a permanent home to squatters

    Editor: I propose the City Of Lethbridge make the Civic athletic field available to the so called “homeless tent people.” We should provide portable toilets and bottled water to the inhabitants and wait for Mr. Winter to roll in. Once Mr. Winter comes, the real homeless will use our current indoor shelters and the pretenders ... Read More »

    7 days ago
  • Many willing to mitigate the homeless situation

    Editor: Several years ago, I wrote a blog (that a few people read) about the long historical evolution of the idea of the “deserving” as opposed to the “undeserving” poor.  In the Middle Ages and Early Modern periods in England, parish and poor taxes helped alleviate somewhat the plight of the “wandering poor” without rigidly ... Read More »

    1 week ago


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