June 20th, 2024

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Justin Sibbet – LETHBRIDGE HERALD – Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Over the past four years, the drug treatment court in Lethbridge has aimed to help non-violent offenders seek rehabilitation.  The program offers offenders an opportunity to avoid jail and instead work with experts to become clean and clear from drugs.  Since the program opened in 2020, seven

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Local News

  • Prayer and smudge lights the way for National Indigenous Peoples Day

    The University of Lethbridge hosted a Blackfoot prayer and smudge on Wednesday to celebrate ahead of National Indigenous Peoples Day. The ceremony was followed by a discussion led by Elder-in-Residence Ninnaisipistoo (Owl Chief), Frances First Charger. First Charger spoke about the values by which Indigenous people try to live, and said before the colonization of ... Read More »

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  • Changing of the guard for LFES C Platoon

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services C Platoon welcomed incoming Platoon Chief Todd Walker and recognized outgoing Chief Rob Chollak during a private Change of Guard ceremony Tuesday. Walker, who has been with LFES for 26 years, told the Herald in a recent interview that it is an honour and privilege to be ... Read More »

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  • Gift collection again honours baby Annie’s memory

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com To celebrate what would have only been Annie Olsen’s second birthday, family and friends, along with Lethbridge Family Services, are collecting items for the Angel Tree campaign that are suitable for a two-year-old child. Today would have been little Annie’s second birthday, but on Oct. 6, 2022 she passed away in her sleep ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • All is well so far for the Riders

     Graham Kelly INSIDE THE CFL On Sunday the Road Warrior Roughriders play their home opener, the second of back-to-back games against Hamilton.  Displaying a never- say-die attitude and an ability to overcome adversity, they are a perfect 2-0, defeating the Elks in Edmonton 29-11 and the Ti-Cats in Steeltown, 33-30. It’s true that in both ... Read More »

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  • McTavish experienced a lot during early years with the Bulls

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald Les McTavish pitched with the original Lethbridge Bulls team 25 years ago and had some memorial experiences throughout his time with the club. McTavish pitched for a couple of seasons and then came back to head coach the team in 2003 for a few summers. McTavish pitched in the first ... Read More »

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  • Bulls take down the Dawgs

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Bulls used two four run innings to knock off the Okotoks Dawgs  9-4  during Western Canadian Baseball League action on Wednesday nigh in Okotoks.  The Bulls scored first when a Scott Hansen single with the bases loaded in the third inning scored Roberto Chaparro. Okotoks tied it in  ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • No legitimate reason for council to delay reviews

    OUR OPINION It sounded like a reasonable motion presented to city council – ask administration to do a review of fee-for-service agreements with external organizations and those with Memorandums of Understanding to see if the City is getting the best bang for the taxpayer buck. As heard at council’s June 11 meeting, the official business ... Read More »

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  • Important items have kept city council busy

    FROM THE HALL Blaine Hyggen – mayor of Lethbridge City council has been busy recently with several important items for the community.  Earlier this week, council voted unanimously to provide the Lethbridge Housing Authority (LHA) with contingency funding of up to $1.05 million to support their new supportive housing project located at 416 Stafford Drive ... Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Phillips showed a warrior’s spirit in her work

    LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber – Managing Editor So much of Canada is focused on the Stanley Cup playoffs this week with an Alberta team still in the hunt to bring home an NHL championship at long that I momentarily thought I could probably skip this column and nobody would miss it. Being a ... Read More »

    6 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Time of the essence to help person with pancreatic cancer

    Editor: Dear Honourable Neudorf, Smith and LaGrange, I am writing to you about a very critical situation regarding a Lethbridge East constituent.  Our friend has pancreatic cancer. Our friend was diagnosed almost eight weeks ago. Our friend has still not received any treatment.  Time is of the essence! We repeat time is of the essence! ... Read More »

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  • When today’s youth inherit the earth, will they know what to do?

    Editor: I worry for the youth of today, because I’m one of them. As an 18-year-old I have not been on this Earth for very long, but in my short tenure as a living being I have borne witness to things that shake me to the core.  My generation has been granted many gifts by ... Read More »

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  • Retiring postal clerk has seen many changes over the decades

     Editor:  Hi! My name is Jim and I have been an employee at the downtown post office since June 10, 1981.  The last 33 of those years were spent as a simple seller of stamps at the front counter. My last day of work will be June 10.  I have seen so many changes over ... Read More »

    2 weeks ago