August 31st, 2016

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J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com An education advocacy group has given the Lethbridge School District No. 51 a “B” when it comes to their sexual orientation and gender policy. But the message from the school division is that the group may not have done all its homework. Public Interest Alberta and the University of Alberta’s

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  • Chalk it up to planning for future

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com If you’ve taken a stroll through Galt Gardens this past week, you may have noticed a unique chalkboard installation. As the population nears 100,000, it’s all part of the City of Lethbridge’s effort to engage the community in “100K+” conversations about the city’s future. The chalkboard was installed last Friday ... Read More »

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  • Cutting off cop car leads to jail time

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 29-year-old man who cut off a police officer while driving down a city street earlier this month will spend some time in jail. James Patrick Williams was travelling in a right turn lane Aug. 17 when he decided at the last second he didn’t want to turn right. He ... Read More »

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  • Lethbridge Leftovers win gold at ‘Rip Up the River’ festival

    Submitted story Lethbridge Leftovers Dragonboat team headed to Edmonton the weekend of Aug. 19-21 for the “Rip Up The River” Dragonboat Festival which was celebrating its 20th anniversary. The races are held on the North Saskatchewan River in front of the Shaw Centre. The Leftovers started their weekend by winning their first 500-metre heat in ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • It’s time to light the lights

    ‘High School Notebook’ column by Dave Wells Frankly, with the amount of athletic event schedule changes presented to me as Southern Alberta Interscholastic Administrative Council activities co-ordinator this week, I feel a kinship to school administrators making requested course corrections for kids — and their parents. Regardless, for both classroom and sporting endeavours, time waits for ... Read More »

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  • Out of nowhere

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com You may not be familiar with Riley Shamray’s hometown. The 18-year-old defenceman from Manitoba plans to land squarely on the hockey map in southern Alberta with the Lethbridge Hurricanes. The Canes wrapped up training camp with their annual Red and White Game Tuesday night at the Enmax Centre. Team White ... Read More »

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  • McAllister confirmed for Team Canada

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD sports@lethbridgeherald.com The Canadian Paralympic Committee finally made it official, and Lethbridge swimmer Zack McAllister is headed to Rio. McAllister, who missed out on Rio Paralympic qualification by one-hundredth of a second, was added to the Canadian team that will compete in the Paralympic Games Sept. 7-18. The Herald first reported the story ... Read More »

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  • Change is a good thing

    Whoop-Up Days is over, so now what? The Tour of Alberta. Lethbridge’s largest annual family festival wrapped up Saturday night. But the event that will get our city seen by the most people is coming up right behind. The 2016 edition of the Tour of Alberta cycling race is set to run through Lethbridge streets ... Read More »

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  • Canada shines in EpiPen furor

    Canadians take note: it’s a myth that this country has the best health-care system in the world. That dispiriting – but entirely correct – diagnosis comes from Jane Philpott. As federal health minister, and a former family doctor, she’s in a position to know. It could, however, be worse. A lot worse. Consider the furor ... Read More »

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  • Alberta cap on oilsands emissions could cost billions

    Kenneth P. Green and Taylor Jackson The Fraser Institute – Calgary Alberta’s energy industry has been hit hard by the decline in oil prices, but the province is still home to the world’s third largest oil reserves, and despite a temporary glut, oil will still largely power the world for the foreseeable future. However, just ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Business success starts with the basics

    I am constantly amazed they don’t teach business basics in school so that people understand where the money to pay for health, education, infrastructure and pensions comes from. Hint: Governments may print money but they do not create the wealth backing the currency and thereby making money valuable. The global economy is a marketplace where ... Read More »

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  • Right of ways based in English Common Law

    The City Parks manager shouldn’t be offering dubious legal advice about trespass and Douglas Bergen’s (land speculator), new No Trespassing signs in Tudor Estates. Read this quote, it explains it all and is based in English Common Law that can apply to Canada’s court decisions: First, some background detail. A right of way – sometimes ... Read More »

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  • Tanning beds not a fairytale

    Attention all parents, there are thousands of free children’s tanning bed games online, many featuring (unauthorized) Disney Princesses and Barbies. Some of the popular characters are pregnant, sending the message that tanning is safe and fun, when in reality tanning beds are carcinogenic and are banned for minors in all Canadian provinces. Urban Medical Officers ... Read More »

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