May 9th, 2021

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Tim Kalinowski – Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Soup Kitchen is asking for community support after experiencing a drop in financial donations over the past few months. “Our expenses per month are about $20,000, and since January this year we have seen about a 50 per cent reduction in our funding,” explains Soup Kitchen executive director

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Local News

  • City looking at rentable e-scooter pilot project

    LETHBRIDGE Micro-mobility was a major topic of discussion at this week’s Civic Works Standing Policy Committee meeting of city council – namely, the viability of bringing rentable e-scooters to downtown Lethbridge as a pilot project this summer. The e-scooters, provided by a private business entity, would be readily accessible for anyone who wanted to ... Read More »

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  • No quick decision on Grassy Mountain mine assessment; OWC

    The Oldman River watershed has been at the centre of the debate regarding coal mining in the Rockies. There are two coal mines that are being proposed which are undergoing review. The area covered by the Oldman watershed expands from High River to the St. Mary River system in Glacier National Park, and part of ... Read More »

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  • Southern Alberta couple celebrating 75th wedding anniversary

    LETHBRIDGE Steele and Loree Brewerton will be celebrating a special anniversary on Sunday but COVID-19 restrictions mean family and friends won’t be joining them in person at their Magrath home. The Brewertons who live in the Diamond Willow Lodge in Magrath, will be marking their 75th wedding anniversary on Mother’s Day. Eldest daughter Bonnie ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Golfers limited to close contacts amid restrictions

    LETHBRIDGE Even with the latest COVID-19 crackdowns announced earlier this week, golfers can still get in the swing of things, albeit with a select group. On Thursday, provincial health authorities announced that, starting Monday, restrictions will be placed on who golfers can play with. “At this time, outdoor sport and recreation activities like golf ... Read More »

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  • Pronghorns newest signing brings a can-do attitude

    LETHBRIDGE Perhaps no one would be surprised if the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s basketball team’s latest recruit arrived complete with a lunch pail and work boots. This much is certain, Chloe Deklerk has put in the work to make the step up to the Canada West. On the same day it was announced ... Read More »

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  • Tetachuk hits half-century mark

    LETHBRIDGE Even in a shortened season, Carl Tetachuk managed to hit a statistical milestone before it ended. For the third-year goaltender for the Lethbridge Hurricanes, that involved hitting the half-century mark as the hometown boy made good, backstopping the Canes to a 6-3 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers last Saturday in Medicine Hat ... Read More »

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  • Costly government child care isn’t a winning solution

    There’s a big difference between making something affordable and playing a shell game with the costs. Unfortunately, the feds are choosing the latter with their new child-care program. The federal 2021 budget allocated $30 billion over the next five years towards a national child care program in an attempt to bring costs down for parents. ... Read More »

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  • Hard questions need to be asked about how the pandemic was handled

    With infection rates rising steadily and COVID-19’s third wave of variants now penetrating into all corners of the province, it is all too easy to focus on the immediate and familiar – the situation in your community, municipality or province – rather than the bigger, global picture. Early on during the pandemic in 2020 we ... Read More »

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  • We stand for freedom

    In a democracy, it is the government’s job to defend people’s right to speak freely. Yet, the federal Liberal government is doing the exact opposite. Bill C-10-An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts – was first introduced in the House of Commons on November 3, ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Riversdale Resources issues clarification statement

    Benga Mining Ltd., which operates in Canada as Riversdale Resources, respects the right of all Albertans to express their opinion, and recognizes that the Opinion pages of The Lethbridge Herald are meant to provide a forum for different points of view on various topics, and to spark and contribute to debate around key issues that affect ... Read More »

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  • System misused

    Editor: I am writing tonight to express my disgust at this government’s negligent and reckless use of the Emergency Alert System. That system is meant to be used for time sensitive, immediate emergencies where lives are in imminent danger and swift action is imperative. Not to send out messages from a government who just told ... Read More »

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  • LTC looking forward to contributing to improved processes

    Editor: Over the last few months, our City Manager Craig Dalton has engaged in open dialogue with the Lethbridge Transparency Council (LTC) on issues brought forward by the LTC. Our joint goal is to create a conduit to City Hall, where citizens can not just raise concerns, but also confirm information and understand the reasoning ... Read More »

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