February 23rd, 2018

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J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A local youth organization kicked off its annual fundraising campaign on Thursday. 5th on 5th Youth Services launched its 22nd annual Investing in Youth campaign during a media event at Heritage Hall. The theme for the event is “Building Bright Futures,” referring to the programming available to support young people

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  • Quality daycare growing, SACPA told

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Southern Alberta families will be gaining more $25-per-day Early Learning and Child Care Centres. Three new and 10 existing facilities are being considered for funding, the province’s children’s services minister reported Thursday. Danielle Larivee, speaking to the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs, said her next goal is to have ... Read More »

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  • City man works behind the scenes at Olympics

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Jon Koopmans likely won’t win an Olympic medal. He’s been to five Games and still hasn’t earned one. He barely gets to see any of the events actually happen. “I think on Monday, I went to a hockey game for the first time,” he said. “I didn’t necessarily get to ... Read More »

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  • CANstruction returning March 1

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD It’s a “can you top this?” event with an emphasis on “can.” The 2018 edition of CANstruction is set to return to Centre Village Mall to help supply local food banks. The event challenges participating teams to use canned goods to create elaborate sculptures which will be evaluated by a panel of judges. ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • 2018 inductees for Lethbridge Sports Hall announced

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The sport of volleyball has taken Steve Wilson across the globe. It’s also allowed him to make his mark at home. Wilson, who has been a fixture on the volleyball scene in southern Alberta for more than 40 years as a player, coach and mentor, was one of four people ... Read More »

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  • Gibb makes case for defence

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Colton Gibb has gone on the defensive. And the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men’s basketball team has been the beneficiary. The Horns are in Edmonton tonight for Game 1 of the best-of-three Canada West semifinal series against the Canada West top-seeded Alberta Golden Bears. As the Pronghorns venture into their ... Read More »

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  • Kodiaks hit the road

    Lethbridge The Lethbridge College Kodiaks men’s and women’s basketball teams wrap up their Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference seasons on the road this weekend. Riding a four-game winning streak and sitting in fourth in the ACAC South Division, the 11-8 Kodiaks men can possibly move up to fourth as they take on the winless Clippers (0-19). ... Read More »

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  • Celebrating diversity in Alberta

    February is always such a hopeful month. The days are getting longer, and whether or not the groundhog sees his shadow (this year he did not!) we know that spring is on the way. We had a busy Family Day weekend in Alberta Parks, and people are gearing up for warm-weather activities to come. In ... Read More »

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  • Becca made a global impact

    “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try,” former U.S. President John F. Kennedy once noted. A New Brunswick teenager who bravely battled brain cancer demonstrated the truth in that statement. Rebecca Schofield of Riverview, N.B., just 18 years old, succumbed Saturday evening to the cancer she had fought for years, but not ... Read More »

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  • Tackling the addictions crisis

    Al Barnhill Decades ago, while an undergraduate student, I did a term paper on drug addiction. What I observed one day at a sanatorium has remained vividly in my memory. Four men in a locked room with padded walls were yelling and screaming, pounding the walls with their heads and hands. Two of them had ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Every coin has two sides

    The recent issue of the “Economist” lists a few interesting examples of the positive side of a negative trend. One of them: about 1,000 pubs are closing every year in Britain. In the affluent countries of the OECD, 25 per cent of 16-24-year-olds do not drink alcohol, about a 20 per cent decrease since 1998. ... Read More »

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  • Dairy industry needs supply system

    We don’t need to look too far past the American border to see how the removal of these “unneeded dairy supply rules” are impacting our American neighbours. Farmers in the U.S. are suffering, their federal government is heavily subsidizing them so they can even survive, and there is a drastic oversupply of milk. It’s a ... Read More »

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  • Threatening the environment for profit and votes

    The Alberta-B.C. pipeline feud isn’t about oil, it’s about destroying your rights. Oh, and getting votes. Remember the Exxon Valdez because with increased tanker traffic in constricted waterways, it’s when, not if. Millions of people rely on the waterways for drinking water, the beaches, ecosystems and infrastructure, and there’ll be devastation for years to come ... Read More »

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