October 25th, 2016

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Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Two southern Alberta organizations that focus on the prevention of child abuse will receive extended funding from the province. One of the programs, the North Star — Apatski’kaktosi — Building Stronger Urban Aboriginal Families project, has helped more than 80 Indigenous families this past year at the Opokaa’sin Early Intervention

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  • County students participating in We Day

    Stan Ashbee Southern Alberta Newspapers – Coaldale We Day Alberta promotes the noble notion of creating change locally and globally. Mike Gibson, a teacher at Coaldale Kate Andrews High School, is taking a group of 32 Lethbridge County students to Calgary Wednesday to experience the inspirational, motivational and thought-provoking annual event. This year’s presenters at ... Read More »

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  • U of L symposium to discuss relationship between art, technology

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The University of Lethbridge Faculty of Fine Arts is inviting local residents to blur the lines between art and technology. The Crossing Boundaries symposium takes place on Friday and Saturday, and will feature technology in the arts and how the two can intermingle and co-exist. Visiting artist co-ordinator Naomi Sato ... Read More »

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  • ‘Bacon-guy’ readyto take on the world

    Stan Ashbee Southern Alberta Newspapers In the words of Homer Simpson – “Mmm, bacon.” It sizzles, it pops, it delivers an enticing aroma like no other when cooked and it tastes heavenly. Canadians, thanks to back bacon lovers Bob and Doug McKenzie, embrace the bacon-loving stereotype with open salivating mouths and a fattening gut because ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Playoffs next for the Horns

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The University of Lethbridge has wrapped up one season, now it’s onto the next one. The Pronghorns men’s soccer team duelled the Mount Royal University Cougars to a scoreless draw during Canada West action Sunday afternoon at the University of Lethbridge Stadium. With the tie, the Pronghorns finish up their ... Read More »

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  • Rugby team salutes veterans

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com For the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s rugby team, it was just as much a chance to say goodbye as it was the chance to host a Canada West Championship. The Horns wrapped up an 0-6 season with a 36-27 loss to the Alberta Pandas during the Canada West bronze ... Read More »

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  • Horns soccer team plays hard to the end

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s soccer team went out guns blazing. The Pronghorns came up on the losing side of a 2-0 setback to the Fraser Valley Cascades during the team’s final Canada West regular season game Saturday afternoon in Abbotsford. But with their playoff hopes fading, the Horns ... Read More »

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  • A tale of two besieged cities

    Sieges on Middle East centres have similar circumstances Two great sieges are getting underway in the Middle East, one in Mosul in Iraq and the other in Aleppo in Syria. They have a great deal in common, including the fact that the attackers both depend heavily on foreign air power, but they are treated by ... Read More »

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  • We all deserve a home

    Shelter is one of the most basic human needs, and the majority of people have that need fulfilled to varying degrees ranging from modest apartments to palatial mansions. Then there are those who have no home at all, save for a park bench, a cardboard box in an alley or, if they’re lucky, a bed ... Read More »

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  • tanding together as a community

    It has been a difficult few weeks in our community and across the province. There have been heart-breaking and shocking events that have reaffirmed to all of us just how precious life is and how quickly our world can change. At this time last week we were learning of the sudden loss of former premier ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Diversity is part of our school system

    Recent media coverage about the proposal of a new Islamic school in Lethbridge prompts these thoughts. I live in Coaldale, just 13 kilometres east of Lethbridge. In our town, which falls under the umbrella of Palliser Regional Schools, we have the following public schools: Jennie Emery Elementary School, R.I. Baker Middle School and Kate Andrews ... Read More »

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  • Foreign-language schools not part of public system

    Should we all re-read the Quran to enter the halls of the U of A, the U of C and the U of L, to secure our economically sound professional status as doctors, lawyers and like-minded useful Canadian citizens? Regardless of who the Muslim associations in Canada represent, whether they have international ties and/or Middle ... Read More »

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  • Action against polio still needed

    Oct. 24 is World Polio Day. In Canada, epidemics of infantile paralysis date back to the 1950s. Children don’t catch polio here since 1994, but they will be vaccinated until its worldwide eradication. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative was launched in 1988 when tens of thousands of children became paralysed each year. Since then, most ... Read More »

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