February 21st, 2018

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Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com They start their career with the best of intentions. But despite their university training, some brand-new teachers don’t make the grade. “Every kid has had a Ms. Sugarcoat as a teacher,” says New West Theatre artistic director Sharon Peat. “Ms. Sugarcoat,” a comedy by Calgary-based Alice Nelson — a performer

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  • Hearsay evidence debated

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Hearsay evidence provided during an attempted murder trial is simply not reliable, and the 20-year-old man accused in a violent attack on a woman in 2015 should be acquitted, says the man’s lawyer. Lethbridge lawyer Scott Hadford argued Tuesday in Lethbridge provincial court that it would be inappropriate for the ... Read More »

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  • Ode to school support staff

    It is difficult not to automatically think about teachers when we talk about schools or education. In past articles, I’ve written about the importance of our school leaders and, just recently, about the unseen life of teachers. But our school systems do not run as effectively and efficiently as they do with only the certificated ... Read More »

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  • Two injured in armed robbery of gas station

    Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge police are investigating an armed robbery at a northside gas station during which two employees were injured. At about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday police were called to Gas King in the 900 block of 5 Avenue North where they found two injured employees – a 20-year-old man and 24-year-old man. Police learned that ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Bellerive earns WHL honours

    Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Hurricanes completed the hat trick as far as the Western Hockey League Player of the Week award is concerned. On Tuesday, the WHL announced Canes forward Jordy Bellerive had been named the WHL Player of the Week, making the captain the third Hurricane this season to win the award following Calen ... Read More »

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  • Numerous games to end regular season

    Does 70 hoop games in the next 11 days sound like a loaded buffet of action? It sure does to me. And that’s exactly the number of tilts left on the associated Southern Alberta Girls and 4A Boys High School Basketball Leagues’ 2017-18 regular season slates, which conclude March 3. Wow. One person who I ... Read More »

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  • Copperheads to tangle with Flyers in playoff series

    Lethbridge Herald The Coaldale Copperheads opponent in the second round of the Heritage Junior Hockey League playoffs is set. After getting a bye in the first round of the post season, the Copperheads begin their playoff run as they host the High River Flyers in Game 1 of the team’s best-of-five South Division semifinal tonight ... 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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  • Jobs: Moravec’s Paradox vs. AGI

    Don’t bother asking if jobs are being lost to computers. Of course they are, and the current wave of populist political revolts in Western countries is what Luddism looks like in an era of industrialized democracies. The right question to ask is: what KINDS of jobs are being lost? Moravec’s Paradox predicted the answer almost ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • 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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  • A society of hole fillers and free riders?

    Is Alberta becoming a class society? The media talks a lot about the middle class, not so much about the rich or the poor. I consider myself on the upper edge of middle age, and sometimes feel I grew up in a more equal society. Recently in a group discussion someone asked, “Who repairs the ... Read More »

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  • The facts show court verdict was not racism

    In response to the acquittal of Gerald Stanley, media stressed how a white farmer had been charged with murder and everyone jumped on the racism wagon. Wow! Fact: 750 people were summoned for the jury selection. The prosecutor and defence are both allowed to dismiss 12 potential jurors (peremptory charge), leaving 726 from which to ... Read More »

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