July 14th, 2024

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Editor’s note: This is the third and final part of a series looking at the southern Alberta opioid crisis through an Indigenous lens Alexandra Noad – LETHBRIDGE HERALD – Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Trauma is just one piece in the puzzle of addiction among Indigenous peoples. Historically, Indigenous people have suffered from isolation and racism, which is

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Local News

  • Event puts spotlight on rescue animals

    People had a chance to meet adoptable animals and learn how they can support the nine rescue groups that were on hand recently at the Community Animal Services RescueFest. “Rescuefest is an opportunity to provide a spotlight to the local animal rescue organizations operating in southern Alberta,” said Skylar Plourde, Community Animal Services director of ... Read More »

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  • University hosts prestigious summer event for high school students

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDjsibbet@lethbridgeherald.com The University of Lethbridge has become, for the first time, a Shad campus this summer. What does this mean? Shad is “a prestigious non-profit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship, innovation, and leadership among high school students across the country. Each year, Shad brings together some of the brightest young minds from various regions ... Read More »

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  • City council won’t be asked to approve housing strategy update

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com City council will not be asked to approve an updated municipal housing strategy. The matter was addressed at Thursday’s meeting of the Economic and Standing Policy Committee of city council which consists of the mayor and all council members. A report submitted by Community Social Development housing solutions co-ordinator Matthew Pitcher outlined the ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Bulls take down Giants

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Bulls snagged the second game of a four-game series with the Fort McMurray Giants after a 5-1 road win on Friday night during Western Canadian Baseball League action. The Bulls got all their runs in the fifth inning. Kalem Haney, Tyler Monroe, Jake Lacey, Mikey McGinnis and Kyle ... Read More »

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  • U15 soccer team ready for international experience

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Football Club Blue U15 girls soccer team is  set to compete in a big international competition in Minnesota next week. LFC will kick-off competition in Blaine, Minn., on Tuesday at the U.S.A Cup. “It’s one of the bigger tournaments that’s held and it’s a great opportunity for these ... Read More »

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  • Elks get crucial win against Chargers

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Elks edged the Great Falls Chargers 3-1 on the strength of a complete game pitched by Jesse-James Olson during American Legion AA baseball action at Spitz Stadium on Friday night. Olson tossed seven innings, giving up three hits and struck out five Charger batters. “We faced a pretty ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Addressing Canada’s economic challenges and Alberta’s path forward

    AT THE LEGISLATURE Nathan Neudorf – UCP MLA for Lethbridge East Thanks to the federal Liberal-NDP government’s poor policies, Canadians from coast to coast to coast are feeling the strain on their budget. While Alberta’s government is doing its part, it is clear that Ottawa needs to acknowledge how their policies are only exacerbating the ... Read More »

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  • Cousin Mary will be missed

    LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber – Managing editor A couple of years ago after connecting with a cousin from our B.C. Whitelaw clan – no relation that we know of yet to former Herald managing editor Bill – a couple of other family members reached out to me to introduce themselves and welcome me ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Reflecting on Parliament’s spring session

    FROM THE HILL Rachael Thomas – Conservative Member of Parliament for Lethbridge Following a busy session holding the government accountable in Parliament, it feels great to be home in Lethbridge for the summer. I look forward to connecting with many of you at parades and other summer events! There truly is no greater honour than ... Read More »

    1 week ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Nenshi’s leadership of the NDP has both pros and cons

    Editor:  With Nenshi now ruling the NDP, I think of the good, the bad and the ugly.  The good is that the extreme socialist element will no longer influence party. The bad is that we now have a liberal lead Opposition. The ugly is that Nenshi will actually have to do something. What are his ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Danielle Smith needs to lower the price of gasoline for Albertans

    Editor: Lydia and I travelled to Winnipeg about two weeks ago and surprisingly filled our tank in Brandon, Manitoba at $132.9 per litre.  The prices were the same in Winnipeg and wondered if every gas station there had a price war. Taber was cheaper than Coaldale and Lethbridge at $150.9 per litre. Saskatchewan’s prices were ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Will a successful economy doom our species?

    Editor: During the 1970s, many people were worried about “population explosion.” “How to feed the rapidly growing population with finite resource?” At the same time “baby bonus” in different names was never abolished in most of the affluent countries encouraging new babies. Labour shortages had been a serious problem for a long time. “Guest workers” ... Read More »

    5 days ago