August 24th, 2019

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Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com An environmental science professional has been named the Green Party of Canada candidate for Lethbridge in this fall’s federal election. Stephnie Watson, a business owner who graduated with a master’s degree from the University of Lethbridge, says she intends to hold sitting MP Rachael Harder and the Conservative Party of

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  • Assault suspect fit to stand trial

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A former Ontario man accused of brutally assaulting an elderly Lethbridge woman in her home in May, is fit to stand trial, says the psychiatrist who examined him. The doctor’s conclusions, following an examination of Adam Hall Hobkirk-Onate, were discussed briefly Friday in Lethbridge provincial court, where Judge Bruce R. ... Read More »

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  • Spanish artworks reunited in city

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Two Spanish artworks, purchased separately six decades ago in New York, have been reunited in Lethbridge. Now on view at the University of Lethbridge, they symbolize the lifelong friendship between an Alberta art instructor and a star pupil. Margaret (Marmie) Hess met Roloff Beny – then 15 years old – ... Read More »

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  • Flashing beacons on 6 Avenue South to help pedestrians cross

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Sixth Avenue South is set to become a little more pedestrian friendly after new rectangular rapid-flashing beacons (rrfb) are installed at 12, 14 and 15 Street intersections through September and October. City of Lethbridge manager of Transportation Darwin Juell said the changes are pre-planned, and come out of recommendations included ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Wasylowich, Costa win fifth Southern Alberta Best Ball title

    Lethbridge Herald Not even a hole-in-one was enough to unseed Kris Wasylowich and Doug Costa as the Southern Alberta Best Ball champions. The Picture Butte Golf Club duo earned this year’s championship with a 1 up victory over the Lethbridge Country Club’s Darin Bertschi and Jeff Masse as the Country Club wrapped up its 33rd ... Read More »

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  • Miller, Queenie post fast time

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Queenie put in a royal run. That has put Rebecca Miller into the weekend portion of the Western Events at Whoop-Up Days following a top time of 13.914 seconds in the qualifying round of the ladies barrel racing Thursday night at Exhibition Park. After 2017 champion Lynette Brodoway set the ... Read More »

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  • Softball Alberta shares culture

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com A little over a year ago, Gloria Gouthreau got a first-hand taste of Japanese culture. Starting today, Gouthreau and a group of Softball Alberta representatives will return the favour as part of the Alberta-Hokkaido Softball Exchange. Last August, Gouthreau headed to Japan as the Softball Alberta representative with a girls ... Read More »

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  • Greenland’s gamble on China

    From his purchase of New Jersey casinos to his proposed acquisition of Greenland, Donald Trump’s real estate deals have always been plagued by bad timing. The United States could probably have bought Greenland from Denmark in 1917 (when it did buy the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danes), but he’s a century too late now. ... Read More »

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  • Education funding worries loom as school year approaches

    This month’s ‘At The Legislature’ column by MLA Shannon Phillips As August comes to a close many of us are turning our minds to the upcoming school year as we get school supplies, lunch bags, and clothes ready for our return to the rhythm of school. More than one in five residents in Lethbridge West ... Read More »

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  • Are we getting value for health-care dollars?

    The Fraser Institute says an average Canadian family of four will pay $13,311 this year for government health care. That is a 65.8 per cent increase in 22 years. Additionally, you pay for dental, eye care, massage therapy and prescriptions, or pay a premium for private coverage for this. It is important for Canadians and ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Treatment ‘pillar’ needed

    The Lethbridge Citizens Alliance (LCA) Mission Statement, states: “We will create a safe community for our children and other vulnerable members by promoting an atmosphere of continuous awareness and by pushing for 4-pillar (Prevention, Enforcement, Harm Reduction and Treatment”) results-based treatment of drug abuse to stop these drug issues in our city.” “4-Pillars” means that ... Read More »

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  • Let the people lead

    While it is insane, the stance taken against climate control by the People Party, it’s even more bizarre that Elections Canada clamps down on discussion of the issue. Our house is on fire and we can’t form a bucket brigade! Let us tell our wishy washy politicians, in the words of Dwight Eisenhower, get out ... Read More »

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  • SCS is the best path forward

    Nice to see the thoughtful letters from Kim Siever and Michelle Brown in the Aug. 15/19 Lethbridge Herald. It has been said many times that the SCS is about saving lives and it is up to the mayor, councillors and citizens to pressure the federal and provincial governments to take the next steps such as ... Read More »

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