September 20th, 2017

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Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com A new flag was raised Tuesday at city hall, as part of the first Reconciliation Week initiative in Lethbridge. And next week, the yellow-and-black reconciliation-themed banner will be replaced by the official Blackfoot Confederacy flag. A pipe offering ceremony, a teepee raising and a reconciliation walk through downtown streets were

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  • Pamela Wallin to speak at SACPA

    Lethbridge Herald A well-known Canadian senator will be in Lethbridge on Thursday. Pamela Wallin will be the guest speaker at the regular weekly SACPA session, set for noon at Country Kitchen Catering, presenting “Is a less-partisan Canadian Senate likely to be more effective?” Wallin was appointed, as an independent from Saskatchewan, to the Senate of ... Read More »

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  • Lethbridge College unveils Blackfoot Confederacy flag

    Ian Martens Lethbridge Herald imartens@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge College unveiled the Blackfoot Confederacy flag in front of its campus during a ceremony Tuesday acknowledging and celebrating its location on the traditional land of the Blackfoot people. “It is important to have symbols of what we believe in here at Lethbridge College and prominently flying the Blackfoot Confederacy ... Read More »

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  • Fourth Holy Spirit trustee acclaimed

    Lethbridge Herald The Holy Spirit Roman Catholic School Division announced Tuesday that Philip Mack has been nominated and acclaimed the Trustee for Ward 3 (Picture Butte). The position was vacant as of noon on Monday (Nomination Day), as no candidates had come forward at that time. Mack is the fourth acclaimed trustee for the division ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Horns bolster rugby ranks

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com With their Canada West season ready to kick off Thursday, the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s rugby team welcomed two new players to the fold. Two familiar faces returned as well. On Tuesday afternoon at the 1st Choice Savings Centre at the U of L, the Pronghorns announced the signing ... Read More »

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  • Rams recover against Sugar Kings

    lethbridge herald Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Rams dropped the first game of the match before rolling to three consecutive victories against Picture Butte in Southern Alberta High School Volleyball League boys’ play Tuesday night in Picture Butte. The Rams lost the first game 25-21, then recorded victories of 25-14, 25-9, 25-18. In another match, Chinook Coyotes ... Read More »

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  • Football trophy races kick-off this week

    This week’s ‘High School Notebook’ column by Dave Wells Serious football players strength train diligently. That comes in handy for those who earn the right to hoist the Southern Alberta High School Football League team championship hardware each season. The now six-plus decade (heck, even older than me) Division A T. Eaton “Gold Football” Trophy ... Read More »

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  • High dental fees create health crisis

    Governments should put more money toward basic dental care Lorian Hardcastle EXPERT ADVISER, EVIDENCENETWORK.CA Last year, a provincial government report found that dental procedures cost up to 44 per cent more in Alberta than in neighbouring provinces. Does this inflated cost have an impact on dental health? You bet. A staggering 62 per cent of ... Read More »

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  • Running for office a public service

    The race has officially begun. With the passing of Monday’s Nomination Day deadline for candidates to file for the upcoming municipal election, the campaign will begin in earnest. And there are lots of candidates for voters to consider. Twenty-nine candidates have thrown their hats into the ring to seek a seat on Lethbridge City Council. ... Read More »

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  • The coming car revolution

    France and the United Kingdom recently announced that they will ban the sales of gasoline and diesel-engined cars from 2040. The lower house of the Dutch parliament has passed a law banning such sales from 2025. India says it will institute a similar ban by 2030. China, the world’s largest producer of cars – 28 ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Ideology trumps reality in climate debate

    Re: “Climate: politics or perception?”, Sept. 9 Lethbridge Herald. Philosophy professor Kent Peacock fittingly states, “É droughts, floods, storms and fires have been coming and going for a very long time.” Like others, he seems to suggest the recent disastrous events are perhaps the result of climate change. Yet, the climate has always changed and ... Read More »

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  • Tax change all about more revenue

    In a letter from Dave Zeeb, RN BN, published in the Lethbridge Herald on Sept. 13, the writer questioned why the Canadian Nurses Association supports the proposed federal tax changes for small businesses and medical corporations. He states that there is no help in Alberta for physicians who have their own practices and have no ... Read More »

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  • Did NDP bend to pressure on OHV use?

    The movement to ban OHVs from the backcountry has certainly backfired under the NDP. A significant number of fire roads which have provided access to the Castle backcountry have now been reserved exclusively for off-highway vehicles. Those are the roads, not the trails, that hunters, hikers, horse riders and anglers and other low-impact outdoor enthusiasts ... Read More »

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