September 23rd, 2014

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Tijana MartinLethbridge Heraldtmartin@lethbridgeherald.comVolunteers came out on Monday afternoon to help harvest barley for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Larry Penner, the media co-ordinator for the Coaldale-Lethbridge Community Growing Project Foodgrains expected the harvest to take around three hours. He said the crop would raise approximately $120,000, which

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Local News

  • Any old coulee will do

    Regular users of the coulee pathway systems have noticed debris appearing out of the soil, especially after rainy seasons. Local lore has it that various areas in the coulees were used as dumping grounds. Over 100 years ago, paid individuals known as “scavengers” roamed about the city and... Read More »

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  • ‘ It’s not gross but it’s just a little edgier than your Saturday afternoon drive on CBC Radio One’

    Stan Ashbee Southern Alberta Newspapers Comedian, CBC radio referee of the hit program, “The Debaters,” and new dad Steve Patterson believes every day is a new adventure with the arrival of a baby girl. “It’s like house arrest, basically. I can’t go very far yet,” joked Patterson, who... Read More »

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  • Murder trial could be averted

    Lethbridge Herald A Blood Reserve man ordered earlier this year to stand trial for second-degree murder is expected to plead guilty instead, possibly to a lesser charge. On Monday in Court of Queen’s Bench defence lawyer Greg White told the judge a resolution has been reached with the... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • ASDC Southwest column by Travis Grindle: Trying to find a better way to try out

    Tryouts are the worst. The process and the fallout can rip a team apart. For the athlete, the practice is a stressful, nerve-wracking, dream crushing progression that offers the ultimate reward or the lowest of defeats.  It can crush a young athlete’s spirit or provide a bolt of... Read More »

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  • Copperheads season starting this weekend

    CoaldaleThe puck is ready to drop on the Coaldale Copperheads Heritage Junior B Hockey League season.The Copperheads ice their home-opener Saturday when they host the Strathmore Wheatland Kings at 8:30 p.m. at the Coaldale Sportsplex.Coaldale recently wrapped up its training camp last week with over 50 hopefuls looking for a roster spot and brought their ... Read More »

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  • High school football heats up under the lights

    Thank goodness summer weather has returned! If you’re a fan of enjoyable meteorological conditions and spirited high school sporting entertainment Friday evening appears to be right in the sweet spot. In all likelihood the LCI-Raymond high school series draws the largest average annual Alberta Schools Athletic Association gridiron... Read More »

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  • Right to die becomes obligation

    focus should be on caring rather than killing Mark Penninga ARPA CANADA Recently Mr. John Warren, vice chair of the organization Dying with Dignity, made the argument in this paper that the Supreme Court’s upcoming decision about assisted suicide will determine who owns your life – “you or the state.” He referenced Sue Rodriguez who ... Read More »

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  • Bringing attention to issue of domestic violence

    The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event which took place Friday was a light-hearted way to bring attention to a serious issue – domestic violence. It was sadly ironic that two days before the annual fundraising walk to aid local domestic violence services, a local woman died as the result of an alleged assault ... Read More »

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  • Scotland stays; what happens now?

    A week ago, the Kurdistan Times warned that “the British are exercising the old colonialist tongue to control the minds and dampen the aspirations of Scottish people who want to vote Yes (to independence).” And lo! It came to pass just as the Kurdistan Times predicted. The silver-tongued colonialists lured the Scots into voting No, ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • City needs to shut the door to cash stores

    It surprises me how our city is growing. But we all want better businesses and family restaurants that we can take our children to other than the same old place, but it seems to be more cash store places popping up all over town than anything else. A restaurant goes out of business and it’s ... Read More »

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  • Democratic renewal for Alberta?

    Jim Prentice promised democratic renewal as part of his platform to be the new leader of the PC party. We got our first view of this renewal today (Monday) when our new unelected premier appointed unelected people to the cabinet and thereby to represent the interests of the people of Alberta. Seems like what he ... Read More »

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  • Pool fiasco shows poor planning

    I feel that I must write again about Henderson pool, now that we know it will be two years before it will be completed. I also feel that the city didn’t have all their ducks in a row before somebody was given the green light to knock down the only southside pool. It has been ... Read More »

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