June 30th, 2016

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Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com However you choose to celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday, there are a multitude of free activities in Lethbridge and beyond for people of all ages to indulge in. With a sunny forecast and temperatures expected to reach near 30C, thousands are expected to take in the sun and fun at city

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  • Chinook valedictorian will cherish the friendships, fun

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Hana Graham is Chinook High School’s 2016 valedictorian. Graham said she was surprised by the announcement, as there were several students in the running. “I didn’t expect it,” she said. “It was pretty surprising. It was pretty close between the top of us. It’s nice to be recognized for the ... Read More »

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  • Leroy Little Bearto receive Alta. honour

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A local community leader will receive Alberta’s highest honour. Leroy Little Bear is set to become a member of the Alberta Order of Excellence in 2016. The province made the announcement that eight Albertans will receive the honour this year. The order is the province’s highest honour a citizen can ... Read More »

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  • Lethbridge couple survives first leg of ‘Amazing Race Canada’

    Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge’s team in the fourth season of “Amazing Race Canada” have survived to compete another day. Julie and Lowell Taylor were among the nine teams which made it through a gruelling opening episode Tuesday which opened in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and ended in Jasper National Park. The teams had to ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Bulls go late, lose again

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com In a game already delayed by rain, the Lethbridge Bulls and Okotoks took an already late night and made it a bit later. And when nine innings didn’t decide a winner, the teams took it to extra innings before the Dawgs posted a 3-2 Western Major Baseball League win Tuesday ... Read More »

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  • Bulls beaten by Bombers

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD sports@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Bulls have won just once in their last six games. The Brooks Bombers beat the defending Western Major Baseball League champion Bulls 6-3 in Brooks on Monday night. The Bulls are at Spitz Stadium tonight at 7 p.m. against the Okotoks Dawgs. Pat Kelley took the loss on ... Read More »

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  • Bulls to battle the Bombers

    Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Bulls hectic schedule continues tonight. After five games in as many nights, the Bulls are back in action and on the road as they head to Brooks to take on the Bombers in Western Major Baseball League action. The Bulls are 14-8 heading into tonight’s game, four games back of first ... Read More »

    3 days ago

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  • The good, the bad and the unintended consequences of an expanded CPP

    Robert L. Brown Amazingly, eight of ten provincial finance ministers and the federal government have agreed to a modest increase in the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). The two provinces who have not signed on are Manitoba, where the government is only four weeks old, and Quebec, which has chosen to allow itself the option of ... Read More »

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  • Celebrate Canada

    Canada turns 149 on Friday. To celebrate Canada Day, there are plenty of activities around the city and the region. Go take advantage of them. The weather should be hot, while the political climate should be cool – unlike many other places in the world in the past couple of weeks. There was Brexit. There ... Read More »

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  • Federal carbon tax a cash grab

    Ken Green The Fraser Institute -Calgary According to a report in the Globe and Mail, Finance Canada is quietly promoting the idea of a federal carbon tax, or at least, a minimum carbon price, in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as Canada has pledged to do in last December’s Paris Agreement. The problem is, ... Read More »

    24 hours ago

Letters to The Editor

  • University needs to address professor’s interest

    I am horrified that an admirable institution like the University of Lethbridge would support and maintain tenure for Professor Hall who is not merely “researching” a personal interest, but rather seeking whatever he can find to deny the Holocaust and demonize Jews everywhere. He is dealing with young, impressionable minds, and is exposing them not ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Great value in private schools, home schooling

    Barbara Silva is shortsighted to overlook the value of private schools and home schooling. Certainly, we need to ensure students educated in this way meet academic standards in math, language skills and basic social studies knowledge, but the fact is that private schools complete, in an average of 11 years and at a higher standard, ... Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Emotion played role in decision to leave

    The leave vote was delivered from the heart. The British voters who opted to leave the E.U. seem to have voted with their hearts and the ones who wished to remain with the E.U. have employed pragmatism to make their decision. The trouble is that the decision to leave was more of an emotion to ... Read More »

    5 days ago