September 28th, 2016

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Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com There is a place elementary school children can go during recess to find a friend to play with. It’s called a “friendship bench,” and two were installed at Fleetwood-Bawden Elementary School last Friday. The idea is quite simple. If a student is feeling lonely or is too shy to approach

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  • Ashcroft Homes repeats as Alberta’s Builder of the Year

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD The Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA) Alberta hosted the annual BUILD Conference in Jasper, Sept. 15-18. The evening of Sept. 16, Ashcroft Master Builder in Lethbridge had two home finalists: “The Carlos” in the $250,000-$280,000 category, and “The Kristin” (current Copperwood showhome) in the $340,000-$380,000 category. At the end of the night, they ... Read More »

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  • Oktoberfest expanding to Galt Gardens

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Not every event gets its own beer made for it. But when you are about to set up what may be the largest beer garden ever in downtown Lethbridge, people will pull out all the stops. The two-day 2016 Oktoberfest Lethbridge is set to run from 11 a.m. to 11 ... Read More »

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  • Exhibition helping 4-H celebrate 100th anniversary

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Southern Alberta 4-H turns 100 next year and, to celebrate, Lethbridge Exhibition Park is hosting an event marking the importance of the organization to generations of southern Albertans. The Southern 4-H Region kickoff event will take place Jan. 7 in the North Pavilion at Exhibition Park. The region comprises an ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Miss Maddison steps en avant

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD sports@lethbridgeherald.com Maddison Meierhofer has big slippers to fill. Meierhofer has taken over the University of Lethbridge’s ballet program, one of the school’s most renowned community resources. The program was under the auspices of Mary Falconer – Miss Mary to her thousands of students – since its founding. Falconer was a dance ... Read More »

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  • Horns down the T-birds

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com This time, the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men’s soccer team was rewarded and handed a nationally-ranked team their first loss in the process. The Pronghorns beat the CIS fifth-ranked UBC Thunderbirds 3-2 during Canada West action Sunday afternoon at the University of Lethbridge Stadium. Lethbridge jumped out to a 3-0 ... Read More »

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  • Kodiaks play tough in loss

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge College Kodiaks men’s soccer team put in a solid performance, but fell just shy of the win. The Kodiaks were downed 1-0 by the Medicine Hat College Rattlers during Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference action Saturday afternoon in Medicine Hat. The mens team held their opponents in check outside ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Driving to U of L the cheaper alternative

    In an ideal world, we’d all have late-model vehicles and non-congested roads. And when we reached our destination – work, entertainment, shopping – parking would be easy and free. But, of course, we don’t live in an ideal world, and things like rush-hour delays and parking fees aren’t very important in the real world. Let’s ... Read More »

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  • Time to rethink fluoridation issue

    Tony Hall PROFESSOR OF LIBERAL EDUCATION AND GLOBALIZATION STUDIES UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE The failure of the political push to re-introduce fluoride into Calgary tap water should renew pressure on Lethbridge City Council to terminate forced fluoridation here. Recently Calgary City Council voted nine to five against a notice of motion that would have re-opened the ... Read More »

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  • Who would ISIS vote for in U.S. election?

    “Hillary Clinton’s weakness while she was Secretary of State has emboldened terrorists all over the world to attack the U.S., even on our own soil,” wrote Donald Trump on Facebook after the bombing in New York last Saturday. “They are hoping and praying that Hillary Clinton becomes president, that they can continue their savagery and ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Trade deal with China doesn’t benefit Canada

    Regarding proposed trade with China, here are some comments from economist Jim Stanford, writing for Rabble.ca: “Whenever someone says we should ‘trade more’ with China, we have to ask: ‘What kind of trade? And going in which direction?’ Achieving ‘more trade’ hardly helps Canada, if that trade consists mostly of imports.” Stanford also writes: “Canada ... Read More »

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  • Cottonwood Park is a sacred place

    I am writing to voice my disgust regarding the blatant disrespect and indifference being shown to the magnificent Cottonwood Park Nature Reserve. This is perhaps my favourite place in all of Lethbridge, and I walk here several times a week. I frequently spend 45 minutes to an hour cleaning up garbage in the small parking ... Read More »

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  • Digging deeper than politicians’ fluff answers

    Is there a reason Canadians are confused about the “new” Liberal defence strategy? Listening to interviews in the media, we get little information. The prime minister was recently on a world tour, the trade minister is informing the world Canada is still open for exploitation, the defence minister is letting NATO speak for him, the ... Read More »

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