October 1st, 2014

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Melissa VilleneuveLethbridge Heraldmvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.comDesign plans for the new Copperwood area elementary school, which will include a Parent Link Centre, were revealed at the Lethbridge School District No. 51 board of trustees meeting on Tuesday. Trustees approved the selection of Ferrari Westwood Babits Architects, in collaboration with Taff Architecture,

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  • Project Protein looks to add meat products to city and area food bank coolers and shelves

    Garrett Simmons Lethbridge Herald gsimmons@lethbridgeherald.com Donations to food banks generally include some familiar items. Canned goods, dry pasta and boxes of cereal make up the list of items most people think of when making a donation. Cuts of prime rib and pork tenderloin, on the other hand, don’t... Read More »

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  • Project to evaluate gravel road surfacing

    lethbridge herald Maintaining gravel roads is expensive and time consuming for every rural municipality. In an effort to find a cost-effective and more durable surfacing solution for the county’s haul routes (arterial gravel roads), Lethbridge County council approved the Calcium Stabilized Gravel Surfacing test project. This project is... Read More »

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  • ALERT spoils Hells Angels’ evening out

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Approximately 50 Hells Angels spent time in Lethbridge last weekend frequenting several bars and clubs, which resulted in two arrests when some refused to leave the licensed premises by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT). According to Mike Tucker, communications manager... Read More »

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  • Question Period needs an answer

    Perhaps Speaker should have more power to force relevant responses Not surprisingly, the federal Conservatives shot down a New Democrat motion Monday aimed at reforming a rather key aspect of Parliament: the daily Question Period. The NDP motion sought to give the Speaker greater power to intervene and force members of the government to provide ... Read More »

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  • TFW issue falls into Prentice’s lap

    New premier plans to talk to PM about labour issue impacting many Alberta businesses Alberta’s new premier is looking to attack the issue of temporary foreign workers. Jim Prentice has indicated that part of his labour policy will be top of mind when he has an opportunity to meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. One ... Read More »

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  • Carving up imperfect Afghanistan

    “We have to recognize that Afghanistan will not be a perfect place, and it’s not America’s responsibility to make it one,” said President Barack Obama last May. No, it isn’t, and Afghanistan is a strikingly imperfect society in almost every respect: politics, economy, security and human rights. But it isn’t entirely a lost cause, either. ... Read More »

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  • We don’t elect executive branch of government

    Alberta politics has been buzzing lately with the leadership race for the PCs, the swearing in of a new cabinet, and the ditching of Alberta Air (a.k.a. the Alberta government air fleet). We’ve seen a few interesting things in the whole process of the PCs electing a new leader (who does not have a seat ... Read More »

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  • Funding cuts represent a step back in social history

    Lethbridge has made great strides over the last several years towards becoming an inclusive, supportive and welcoming community. In recent weeks, our community has rallied to support 5th on 5th Youth services, who in this case serve as a prime and yet most unfortunate example of the provincial trend of limited and non-sustainable funding for ... Read More »

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  • Key option missing from end-of-life care

    Members of Dying With Dignity (DWD) Lethbridge, including myself, recently had opportunity to engage in conversations about end-of-life choice with visitors to the Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization’s 55-Plus Live Well Showcase. Death and dying is a difficult subject in most social situations, but not with that crowd. Many visitors were willing to express frankly their ... Read More »

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