December 13th, 2017

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Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald Local Salvation Army volunteers are hoping to see more in their “Christmas kettles.” But the long-serving agency is continuing to help people in need, in the hope donations will improve in days to come. “We’re down about $20,000,” reports Capt. Ben Lippers, pastor and administrator for the organization’s many services.

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  • More incentive to prepay city property taxes

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald If Lethbridge residents prepay their property taxes before the end of February 2018, they will get a little bit bigger discount than in years past. Council approved the 2018 Incentives for Prepayments, Penalty and Tax Deferral Bylaw on Monday. In accordance with the Municipal Government Act, taxpayers have the option ... Read More »

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  • Tis the season for concerts

    It is that time of year at our schools, one filled with joy, wonder and great anticipation – and in some cases, dread. It is time for the annual Christmas concert! It’s the school event of the year, one that sets the tone and gauges how the school is doing in the eyes of many ... Read More »

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  • Sentencing date set for fraud case

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald A Stirling man who pleaded guilty last month to defrauding a Lethbridge company of more than half a million dollars won’t be sentenced until nearly halfway into the new year. During a brief hearing Tuesday in Lethbridge provincial court, an agent for the accused’s lawyer said a date for Stephen ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Kate Andrews takes two of three from Picture Butte

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Coaldale Kate Andrews Pride took two of three games from Picture Butte High School in Deep South high school basketball action Monday. In senior boys’ play, the Pride outlasted the Sugar Kings 64-57 as Zac Milligan scored 17 points, followed by Darren Larson and Andrew Thompson with 15 and 10 respectively. Skylar Black ... Read More »

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  • Barwegen pads officiating resume

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald For Micheal Barwegen, it all started as a 12-year-old calling soccer games in Coaldale. Now, the soccer official is ready to take on the world. After calling games at the national level since 2012, Barwegen received word that he can now call the shots at the international level, having been ... Read More »

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  • Basketball tourneys bound into the Christmas season

    If you are looking to sample high school basketball tournament action this week there are plenty of tasty options on the menu. Thanks to tournament organizers who got me info to regale you with in this space. – – I see the Kate Andrews High School Girls and Boys Christmas Basketball Festivals are set for ... Read More »

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  • The end of Ali Abdullah Saleh

    Ali Abdullah Saleh seized power in Yemen in 1978, when he was only 36 years old. He lost it in 2012, when the “Arab spring” was in full spate, and had been trying to get it back ever since. Thirty-four years was not enough. But on Monday, his truly astonishing ability to switch sides got ... Read More »

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  • Correcting carbon levy fallacies

    This month’s ‘At The Legislature’ column by MLA Maria Fitzpatrick 2017 is coming to a close so I share this column as my last for this year. When I look back over the year I am proud of the work of our government and of the dedication shown by all my legislature colleagues as we ... Read More »

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  • Adverse effects of alcohol abuse

    Research shows complex problem carries a huge cost for society in assorted ways Al Barnhill During a recent flight between Vancouver and Calgary, I sat next to a young teacher. Like many passing conversations, we casually asked, “Where are you from? What do you do?” When she asked the latter question, in part I responded ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Travel necessary part of being on council

    Mr. George McCrea recently wrote a Letter to the Editor about city council travel in which he implied that one councillor was taking more than his/her share of the travel “pot.” There is another side to this story and that is the councillor in question travelled in the stead of other councillors who could not ... Read More »

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  • Taxpayers need facts showing how addiction centre will succeed

    I agree with writer Mark Goetell (Letters to the Editor) that Jill Manning should return to Lethbridge for another public forum. However, the return should be a year from now. Follow up with information that is conducive to the success of the program. Simply telling taxpayers that there is an urgent need for a consumption ... Read More »

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  • Alberta consumers still waiting for their money

    During the period 2010 to 2011, TransAlta overcharged Alberta electricity consumers $27 million. Refer to AUC decision 3110-DO3-2015 if you wish to read the actual decision (all 217 pages). This figure was determined by the Market Surveillance Administrator (MSA) who works for the Alberta Utilities Commission. The administrative penalty which was levied against TransAlta for ... Read More »

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