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The dehumanization of people who use drugs

A Lethbridge city councillor recently shared an article that reported on a recent city council meeting regarding the city’s effort to address the opioid crisis. Several people commented on their post, offering words of agreement, but there were a few comments I found problematic.

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Lethbridge Opinion

Rajko Dodic intends to seek action against Elect Lethbridge

I received this email this afternoon from former mayor, Rajko Dodic. regarding an earlier blog post on Elect Lethbridge: To: Kim Siever and Elect Lethbridge Pursuant to section 13 of the Defamation Act of Alberta, I am providing you notice of my intention to bring Action against you for defamation for the article entitled: ‘Ìs there a […]

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Opinion

If my Facebook page gets 3,000 likes, I will run for Lethbridge city council.

I need your help. I’m hoping to run for Lethbridge city council this fall, but I have placed a limit on myself (for various reasons): I can’t run until my Facebook page gets 3000 likes. I don’t want to get into the reason why I chose to do it this way or why I picked 3000. […]

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Lethbridge

Lethbridge skateboarders face prejudice and stereotypes

I sent a condensed version of the following letter to the editor of the Lethbridge Herald. They published it today, but did not include it on their website. I have been following for the last two years with interest the process the Lethbridge Skateboard Association has had to endure in order to get a new skatepark. The […]

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Lethbridge

I love the urbanity of Lethbridge

Over the last few weeks, I’ve had several discussions with others about whether Lethbridge is urban. Actually, discussion might be pushing it since most of the conversation was me pointing out logically (using actual definitions) on how Lethbridge qualifies as urban and most responses opposing my point based on subjective opinions on what qualifies as […]

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6 reasons I’m voting Shannon Phillips for MLA of Lethbridge West

I hate the party system. Well, more specifically, I hate what it has done to our political system. We now live in a time where everything revolves around the party. We cannot discuss politics without others assuming we belong to one party or another. Politicians represent their party to us instead of us to their […]

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Sexism and women studies

Lethbridge needs to abandon “alderman” for “councillor”

A group of citizens will present to Lethbridge City Council this Monday, advocating for changing the usage of “alderman” as a term for city council members to “councillor”. I support this change. The equality of women has become more important to me as I have been back in school. I have taken several courses that […]

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Lethbridge Opinion

Why I am voting Cheryl Meheden for mayor of Lethbridge

There’s only a week left until the municipal election here in Lethbridge, so this morning I figured it was high time I buckled down and finally choose someone to publicly support for mayor. I knew right off the bat that it wouldn’t be Rajko Dodic. He has accused me of being partisan, and has done […]

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Lethbridge

Lethbridge still isn’t ready for cyclists

If there is one thing I hate about cycling in Lethbridge, it’s the drivers. Don’t get me wrong. Most of the drivers by far seem very polite and accommodating to a cyclist like me, who rides on the road with traffic rather than on pathways or sidewalks. They don’t seem to speed past me in frustration, they […]

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Winter in Lethbridge

One of the great things about living in Lethbridge is the variable weather. A common saying in Southern Alberta is, “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes”. While that may be hyperbolic, it does aptly illustrate our very volatile weather pattern. What this means is that we get a variety of weather; it […]