February 11th, 2016

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Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com The city’s population growth will be bolstered by more than 300 refugees this year. And with Lethbridge volunteers, organizations and agencies already on the job, officials say nearly half of those men, women and children will be here by the end of the month. Refugees

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Local News

  • Person of interest in murder turns herself in

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com A woman sought by Lethbridge police as a person of interest in a murder this week turned herself in to police Wednesday night. Jillian Wendy Across The Mountain was identified as a “person of interest” in relation to the murder of Frances “Candy&#... Read More »

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  • Couple hoping for stay in their trial

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A southern Alberta couple accused of failing to provide the necessities of life to their young son won’t know until Friday whether their lawyer convinced a judge to stay the charges and cancel their trial B.C. lawyer Sean Buckley argued Wednesday in Lethbridge... Read More »

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  • Police on lookout for disappearing Magic cards

    J.W. Schnarr and Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Attempting to sell stolen collectible Magic: The Gathering cards has resulted in charges against a Lethbridge man. Michael Thomas Coates, 33, of Lethbridge, was charged with theft over $5,000 and possession of stolen property for the purpose of trafficking. The... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Grin and bear it

    The Associated Press When Brent Burns packs his bags for road trips, the San Jose Sharks defenceman often leaves something behind: His cosmetic teeth. “I don’t wear them often,” he said. “I usually find them in a drawer a couple months down the road and put them somewhere... Read More »

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  • Impact Hack-a-Someone tactic having on NBA is growing issue

    The Associated Press – Miami San Antonio’s first play of the 2008-09 season was designed and executed perfectly. Spurs’ centre Tim Duncan didn’t bother jumping for the opening tap, conceding it to Phoenix’s Shaquille O’Neal. Five seconds later, Michael Finley wrapped his arms around O’Neal for an... Read More »

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  • Blue Jays confirm Josh Donaldson signing

    The Canadian Press – Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins has no trouble praising American League MVP Josh Donaldson. He’s just glad he didn’t have to do it in an arbitration hearing. Donaldson agreed to a contract worth US$28.65 million on Wednesday that will keep him... Read More »

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  • No alternative to a sales tax

    Tax measure would help alberta get back onto a solid financial footing Trevor Harrison UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE Alberta must bring in a harmonized sales tax. This is the conclusion reached by myself and 18 economists, political scientists, sociologists and other public policy experts in an article that recently ran in two major Alberta newspapers. Why ... Read More »

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  • microbeads editorial

    It was more than 150 years ago that the first man-made plastic came on the scene. Parkesine, made from cellulose, the major component of plant cells walls, and patented by Britain’s Alexander Parkes, was unveiled at London’s Great International Exhibition in 1862. Since then, plastics – most derived from petrochemicals – have countless uses and ... Read More »

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  • Little acts can have big impact

    Little things can add up to a lot. That’s the basic premise behind the Cheers 4 Lethbridge campaign, which encourages a series of positive actions on a small scale in the hope of effecting positive change on a community-wide scale. As indicated in the story on page A3 of Tuesday’s Herald, the idea is to ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Thank councillors for voting down blue box recycling

    Cheryl Bradley was clearly upset about the rejection of the motion re: blue box recycling (re: letter to the editor, Feb. 2 Herald). After all, according to Coun. Bridget Mearns, it would only cost $5.50 per month to have this fabulous service. Councillors Coffman, Hyggen, Iwaskiw, Mauro and Miyashiro brazenly defeated the motion and shattered ... Read More »

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  • No apologies for protecting child from danger

    This letter addresses a concern that many have, but I’d like to address it to one woman in particular. This woman thought it prudent to call the police because I spanked my three-year-old child in public. That’s right; I spanked my child for disobeying me and running across a busy street. I’d like to tell ... Read More »

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  • Keeping costly election promises

    The ongoing rush by both the federal and provincial governments to complete their election promises is costing Canadians a huge bundle. You have to add the huge cost of the election itself on top of those elaborate electioneering goodies. A case in point, federally there is the now very embarrassing withdrawal of our fighter jets ... Read More »

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