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Lethbridge County ‘head tax’ ruled legal

Feeders challenged the $3-per-head business tax on feedlots as unfair, but a judge said the municipal act allows it

Lethbridge County’s controversial ‘head tax’ will be staying put after a judge ruled the tax is legal. “We’re happy that the judge upheld the business tax,” said Lethbridge County Reeve Lorne Hickey. “He felt that under the Municipal Government Act, we were fully capable of putting that tax in place.” The $3-per-head business tax — […] Read more

Ernie Knibb atop Hot Rod at the Golden Age Heritage Horse show in Claresholm in August 2014. 
Knibb’s school for horse trainers is slated to open next spring.

Lethbridge horseman founds first equine-training college in Canada

Ernie Knibb is financing the $7.5-million project and expects to 
have the school up and running in late March or early April


It’s the first of its kind in Canada — and a labour of love for one Lethbridge-area horseman. Would-be horse trainers are already beating down Ernie Knibb’s door, and he hasn’t even opened the door to the Lethbridge Community Equine College. The private college, located just outside Lethbridge on Highway 25, will be the first […] Read more