September 17th, 2019

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Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald City council voted 5-2 in favour of allowing Streets Alive to build a 20-bed transitional housing facility in Scenic Heights South, despite the strenuous objections of property owners in the neighbourhood. About 60 people assembled in the city hall gallery to express their views both for or against having the

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  • City adopts ‘Oki’ as official greeting

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald City council voted unanimously on Monday to adopt the Blackfoot word “Oki” as the official greeting of the City of Lethbridge. The word, which means “Welcome” or “Greetings” in English, will soon appear on all formal branding associated with the City, and will be highly visible at public functions and ... Read More »

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  • Applications being accepted for Community Priorities, Henry S. Varley Fund grants

    Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald The Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta is accepting grant applications for their Community Priorities and Henry S. Varley Fund for Rural Life granting programs. The Community Priorities granting program is the Community Foundation’s largest granting initiative, with more than $400,000 being awarded annually from this fund to support ... Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Man facing charges in alleged weekend attacks in northside alleys

    Lethbridge Herald A 36-year-old man is facing a number of charges after two weekend incidents where men were allegedly attacked in northside alleys. Lethbridge Police officials say an investigation determined at approximately 9:45 p.m. Saturday, a 37-year-old man was walking in the alley along the 500 block of 13 Street North when a red truck ... Read More »

    10 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Hurricanes net a profit

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald The 2018-19 Western Hockey League season turned out to be another profitable one for the Lethbridge Hurricanes. The Hurricanes held its 34th annual general meeting Monday night in the upstairs lounge of the Enmax Centre. Following a 40-18-5-5 regular season and a seven-game first round playoff series that unfortunately for ... Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Kodiaks soccer wins big in Calgary

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge College Kodiaks men’s soccer team bounced back big time. The Kodiak women, meanwhile, kept winning. Jimmy Bukuru scored a hat trick for the Kodiak men as Lethbridge blanked the Ambrose Lions 7-0 in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference play Saturday afternoon in Calgary to improve to 2-1. The women ... Read More »

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  • T-Birds take flight vs. Horns

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s soccer team was on the wrong end of an own goal before the game was even two minutes old. Unfortunately, it didn’t get much better from there as the Horns fell 4-0 to the UBC Thunderbirds in Canada West play Sunday afternoon at the ... Read More »

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  • U of L, college aren’t just places for students

    A week ago thousands of young women and men arrived in Lethbridge, ready to begin another year of studies at our college and university. In a city our size, their return is highly visible. Our stores, sports facilities, restaurants and bars – and particularly, our transit system – are suddenly busy after a lazy summer. ... Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Climate: Jonathan sees the light

    Jonathan Franzen has finally seen the light. Unfortunately, it has blinded him. The distinguished American novelist and essayist has a piece in the current issue of The New Yorker entitled “What If We Stopped Pretending?” Stop pretending that the climate apocalypse is not going to sweep us all away, he means. As he writes: “to ... Read More »

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  • What is happening with private passenger auto insurance?

    Recently, our UCP Government made the decision to allow the five per cent auto insurance rate increase cap to expire. So, what does this mean for Alberta drivers and insurance payers – is this just another rate hike? To better understand this decision, and to understand the short and long range impact on all of ... Read More »

    4 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Canada needs policies that are positive and practical

    Concerning Marc Roussel’s rebuttal to my letter on global CO2, I would like to state that I humbly disagree with him, but appreciate the civil tone of his letter. Science is not always black and white, or 100 per cent clear. Even if global warming is true, as presented by those perpetuating the theory, efforts ... Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • … and the beat goes on

    Anybody reading and watching the news must by now be wondering how in the world is it possible that someone like Trump became the president of the USA? Sounds most likely because of Russian interference, but after the Robert Mueller report, almost two years and $25 million US, no proof yet, and the daily talk ... Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Beware enemies of science

    In the Sept. 10 edition of The Herald there is a Canadian Press article on climate wars stating that the group Friends of Science “. . . bills itself as a non-partisan advocate for civil debate on climate change. . .” This not true whatsoever. It’s a Calgary-based lobby group which denies the established scientific ... Read More »

    10 hours ago

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