August 27th, 2016

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J.W. Schnarr and Ian Martens Lethbridge Herald Part of main street in Coaldale was closed for several hours Friday after a woman brought a stick of dynamite to the town’s RCMP detachment. Around 2 p.m. Friday afternoon, a woman attended the Coaldale RCMP Municipal Detachment and told police she had found a single stick

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  • Theatre group performing at Casa tonight

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald A year after the earliest Fort Whoop-Up opened here, a far more odious event occurred south of the Canadian border. In 1870, the U.S. Army sent in cavalry to attack a Blackfoot settlement near the Marias River in northern Montana. Most of the men in the camp were out hunting, ... Read More »

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  • Tour of Alberta kicks off busy September downtown

    The bikers are coming! Well, some call them “cyclists” – but we’ll call them a major attraction for Lethbridge as we turn the corner into September. Quite apart from all the Tour of Alberta race day activity on Sept. 1, local organizers are presenting an exciting list of no-charge community events. From Monday through Wednesday, ... Read More »

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  • Preliminary hearing set for woman accused of murdering her mother

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald A preliminary hearing has been scheduled in Lethbridge for a Calgary woman accused of killing her elderly mother earlier this year. During a brief hearing Friday in Lethbridge provincial court, Calgary lawyer Andre Ouellette said his client, 51-year-old Lisa Freihaut, has chosen to be tried by a judge alone, and ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Hayworth has a reason to Smile

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald For Kenny Hayworth., the scouting report on this particular horse was a good one right from the get-go. It was the night before Day 2 of the Whoop-Up Days Rodeo and the Bucking & Barrels Can-Am Pro Challenge when the bareback rider from Orofino, Idaho spotted Cajun Smile out in ... Read More »

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  • Rookie is determined

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald Calen Addison is planning on sticking around. As the Lethbridge Hurricanes headed into Day 2 of their Rookie Camp Friday afternoon at the Enmax Centre with the full camp ready to kick off today at 1 p.m., the Canes prospect, selected second overall in last year’s Western Hockey League Bantam ... Read More »

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  • Rookie is ready for Canes camp

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald Whether he was on the ice or off it over the summer months, Dylan Cozens has put in the necessary prep time for his first Western Hockey League camp. Cozens became the first Yukon-born player to be selected first-round in the WHL bantam draft in May when the Lethbridge Hurricanes ... Read More »

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  • Make mining firms more accountable

    Canada likes to think of itself as a principled middle power, projecting a moral voice in the world. But in the rugged fields of international mining, oil and gas, it is a muscular giant whose power is not always wielded in an ethical way. That’s why Father Melo, a Honduran Jesuit priest who is under ... Read More »

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  • Respect for the public purse

    The governments may change, but some of the actions don’t. Two Liberal cabinet ministers have been under fire recently over expenditures which critics viewed as a waste of taxpayers’ money. Last week, after it was revealed that Health Minister Jane Philpott submitted bills of $1,700 and more than $1,900 for high-end car service on separate ... Read More »

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  • Funding a quality education

    In what felt like the blink of an eye, summer is almost over. I hope you were able to make the most of the season; Lethbridge and area certainly provides plenty of opportunity for summer fun. Whether you swam at the newly reopened Henderson Lake Outdoor Pool, learned about our environment at the Helen Schuler ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Community support made art show a success

    When Deana and I began to plan ArtBeat’s first “Under $100 Art Show and Designer Sale,” we had an idea of what we envisioned for the event. We wanted to develop an artist collective and create a space that contributed to the artistic culture of Lethbridge. Our ultimate goal was to facilitate the connection between ... Read More »

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  • Drivers should show respect for pedestrians

    This is to all the drivers out there who rant and rave about pedestrians like myself. First of all, all I really want to do is get to where I’m going safely and in a timely matter. It has become a difficult chore to do this without being screamed and honked at and being made ... Read More »

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  • Who’s cherry picking their facts?

    I hate to break into the ongoing debate between Dr. Vipond and Shaun Ward on the subject of coal plant closure. It appears that if anyone is cherry picking facts, it is none other than the good physician himself. Nothing in his letter of Aug. 16, or the report he accuses Mr. Ward of cherry ... Read More »

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