July 31st, 2016

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Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com An Air Canada flight from Toronto made an emergency landing in Lethbridge Saturday night after hail severely damaged the windshield on its final approach to Calgary. Flight AC1159, an Airbus A320 with 144 passengers and five crew members, landed safely at Lethbridge Airport just before 6:30 p.m. after being scheduled

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Local News

  • The ‘Heat’ is on at Yates

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com For Canadians, says Sharon Peat, summer “is the most treasured of all the seasons.” That’s true for pop music groups and their fans as well, considering such memorable favourites as “Sunny Days,” “Saturday in the Park” and the iconic “Summer of ’69.” So Peat, artistic director at New West Theatre, ... Read More »

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  • ‘Shelter Me Party in the Park’ welcomes everyone

    Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com A public space is just that, it’s there for everyone to use. That’s the message the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination (CMARD) and McMan Youth Services tried to spread at Galt Gardens on Saturday during their “Shelter Me Party in the Park” event. “‘Shelter Me Party in ... Read More »

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  • Hail damages Air Canada jet

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com An Air Canada flight from Toronto made an emergency landing in Lethbridge Saturday night after hail severely damaged the windshield on its final approach to Calgary. Flight AC1159, an Airbus A320 with 144 passengers and five crew members, landed safely at Lethbridge County Airport just before 6:30 p.m. after being ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Bulls, Mavs start playoffs

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com It’s time for the second season to take the field. In a mid-summer tradition, the Western Major Baseball League post season starts today and will feature two rivals from down the road as the Lethbridge Bulls head to Medicine Hat to take on the Mavericks in Game 1 of the ... Read More »

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  • A battle for the bronze

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Anthony Gibson needed a little pick-me-up. His father and coach provided it and now the member of Legacy Tae Kwon Do has a world championship bronze medal as a result. Locked in a grueling match with an opponent from Poland in his second-last bout of the 2016 TaeKwonDo TI World ... Read More »

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  • Elks off to the State Championship final

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Elks are off to Championship Sunday and knocked off the number-one seed to get there. The Elks downed the top-ranked Missoula Mavericks during the American Legion State Championship Saturday afternoon in Missoula. With the win, the Elks will face either the Billings Scarletts or the Kalispell Lakers – ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Terrorism in Europe: ‘Our country is at war’

    “Our country is at war,” said French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday, after a priest was murdered near Rouen in front of his congregation by two attackers who claimed to be serving Islamic State. It’s the sort of thing leaders feel compelled to say at times like this, but it does send the wrong message. ... Read More »

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  • Consumers making voices heard

    Sylvain Charlebois Columnist, Troy Media – Halifax, N.S. Social media has given consumers a licence to manipulate the food industry. The result could be transformative. Social licensing frames an organization’s ability to operate with the confidence that its activities are morally and socially legitimate to its stakeholders. And as the result of social media and ... Read More »

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  • Driving home the point: Focus when behind the wheel

    Two fatal collisions is two too many. Especially given the ages of the victims and the short timeframe between them – as well as the likelihood both could have been prevented. In two separate incidents this week, a 17-year-old girl and a four-year-old boy were killed on roads on the outskirts of Lethbridge. There’s been ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Prescription for ill health

    Council of Canadians, April 14: “Yesterday was the first meeting of the Commons Standing Committee on Health to study how Canada might create a national pharmacare program. First recommended in a 1964 Royal Commission on Health Services, Canada remains, “the only country in the world with a medicare system that excludes prescription drugs as if ... Read More »

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  • NBA will have trouble finding perfect city

    The NBA has decided to pull the All-Star game out of Charlotte, N.C., because of the “climate created” by the transgender bathroom law. If the NBA is genuinely concerned about human rights, it will be interesting to see which city’s “climate” they deem to be satisfactory. Is there a city with no racial discrimination, no ... Read More »

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  • And the carbon tax is next

    My Enmax bill for my shop this past month: $6.32 for elec usage; $7.24 admin fee; $29.85 distribution charge; $13.74 transmission charge; $0.24 CD, balance pool allocation; $0.19 rate riders; $8.60 Lethbridge access fee; WOW $65.70 for $6.32 worth of elec. Gets even better… 0.00 use of gas; $7.70 admin fee; $26.90 ATCO fixed charge; ... Read More »

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