May 24th, 2024

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Justin Sibbet – LETHBRIDGE HERALD – Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Following a record-high number of overdose fatalities in the province last year, the funeral processions are not stopping. Like the province, Lethbridge also saw a yearly record rate of fatal overdose victims, with 124 total deaths in 2023. This is up dramatically from 78 deaths in 2022

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Local News

  • Foremost woman to be sentenced for impaired driving causing bodily harm

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A man and woman driving toward Lethbridge on Highway 4 a year ago made it to the city, but in an ambulance instead of their own car. As the couple approached the intersection with Highway 61 north of the Village of Stirling at about 5 p.m. on April 30, 2023, a pick-up truck ... Read More »

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  • LCI valedictorian feels honoured

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge Collegiate Institute students will be crossing the graduation stage Saturday at the Enmax Centre surrounded by family and friends as they receive their high school diplomas. Among the almost 300 graduates crossing the stage this year is Marie Metz, who has been named valedictorian for the class of 2024. On Thursday she ... Read More »

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  • Convocation set to celebrate college grads

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge College students will be walking across the stage today to receive their diplomas during two ceremonies taking place at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium. Lethbridge College will also recognize Indigenous graduates from fall 2023 and spring 2024 at an Honour Night in the Garden Court Restaurant. The evening event will bring Indigenous graduates and ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Bulls to hold open practice

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald Baseball fans are encouraged to come down to Spitz Stadium this afternoon to watch the Lethbridge Bulls in an open practice as a part of the Western Canadian Baseball League  opening week festivities. Fans will have the opportunity to watch the Bulls in a live practice and get a glimpse ... Read More »

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  • Pronghorns ringette awarded University Challenge Cup

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns ringette team will welcome 16 university teams from across the country for the 2024 University Challenge Cup this December, as per Wednesday’s announcement. It will be the first time that the U of L’s ringette program will host this event. “I haven’t had the chance ... Read More »

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  • Uneasy week leads to Olympic team spot for Hess

    By Justin Seward Lethbridge Herald Local swimmer, Apollo Hess, will live out his Olympic dream this summer after qualifying for the Paris Summer Olympics for the Canadian swim team  at Olympic Trials last week in Toronto. The Lethbridge swimmer, who is swimming out of the High Performance Centre in Toronto,  will be the lone Olympian ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Giving a potential eye remedy a shot

    LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber – Managing editor After working most of the long weekend, I figured the mind would be sharp and I’d have plenty of fodder for a column this week. But this could be the ultimate dud because this dude is out of gas and out of inspiration. I tried to ... Read More »

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  • New housing project a great collaboration

    FROM THE HALL Blaine Hyggen – Mayor of Lethbridge I’m very pleased to begin this month by highlighting a wonderful collaboration between CONCEPT Investment Partners Ltd. (CIPL), Province of Alberta and the City of Lethbridge that will soon bring 50 new housing units to the city.   At The Edwards, located at 1730, 10 Avenue South ... Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Kindness is all around us

    LEAVE IT TO BEEBER Al Beeber – managing editor To start with, I want to say a special thanks to the anonymous reader who dropped off a gift at the office last Friday for my birthday. The reader told Nikki at the front counter she’s a fond reader of my columns and I gather she ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Humanity will be extinct if it continues on the same path

    Editor: Transporting live horses by air to supply fresh horse meat to Japan is provoking consternation among animal lovers. A commentator on CBC Radio says that it shows ignorance of the city dwelling animal loving romantics about the food. I, too, was like those animal lovers, not particularly interested to know how meat comes to ... Read More »

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  • Government spends while Albertans struggle to make ends meet

    Editor: I simply could not remain silent after reading the column by Lethbridge East MLA Nathan Neudorf dated May 1, “Empowering Albertans to take control of their finances”. In this self serving column, one can clearly see through Mr Neudorf’s disingenuous concern for Albertans in his announcement therein of a government created website generously offering  ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • The time of the dictators is just a shot away

    Editor: Next month it will be eight years since I retired from teaching.  Life now is a mixture volunteering, music, church activities and a continuing study of politics and history.  But  I am not totally out of teaching:   I often get contracts from the University of Lethbridge to observe student teachers, and this spring ... Read More »

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