Lethbridge lĕth´brĭj [key], city (1991 pop. 60,974), S Alta., Canada, on the Oldman River. Formerly a coal-mining center, Lethbridge is now a commercial and service center for an irrigated farming and ranching district. Its diverse industries include sugar refining, food processing, brewing, steel fabricating, and the manufacture of electronic equipment. There are federal agricultural and veterinary research stations. The Univ. of Lethbridge was founded in 1967.

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