December 20th, 2014

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Garrett Simmons Lethbridge Herald gsimmons@lethbridgeherald.com It’s an annual tradition for many — finding that perfect Christmas tree. David Agema took that search to the extreme this season, however, as he began a quest earlier this month to find the city’s biggest tree. He came up with the idea, ignited by

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  • School District 51 receives budget award for excellence

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD For the ninth consecutive year, Lethbridge School District No. 51 has been awarded the Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) for excellence in budget presentation by the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO). LSD No. 51 submitted its 2014-15 budget to the ASBO for a review based... Read More »

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  • LCI Sports Wall of Fame to honour athletic achievements

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Staff and students at Lethbridge Collegiate Institute are working on a larger-than-life “scrapbook” of sorts, and they hope the community will help gather sports memorabilia from years gone by. The Sports Wall of Fame will be a floor-to-ceiling timeline highlighting each one of... Read More »

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  • Jail time for violent bus rider

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 17-year-old student who claims she was attacked by three men after refusing to get off a transit bus, will spend Christmas holidays in custody – again. The girl, who can’t be identified under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, pleaded guilty... Read More »

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  • New chief can transform indigenous politics

    Joseph Quesnel FRONTIER CENTRE FOR PUBLIC POLICY The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has selected a new national chief. Perry Bellegarde, recently chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and former chief of the Little Black Bear First Nation in Saskatchewan, will have three-and-a-half years to transform indigenous politics for the better. At no ... Read More »

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  • 2014 a year of challenges for council

    The year 2014 provided no shortage of challenging issues and events for city council. We faced many serious and unique challenges, and these were opportunities for council to demonstrate leadership in order to achieve positive results for our city. Urban Drilling The most prominent issue during the first half of 2014 was urban oil and ... Read More »

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  • Alberta’s political landscape shaken up

    The world of Alberta politics is much different than almost anywhere else. We have witnessed a political dynasty the likes of which have rarely, if ever, been witnessed in any other democratic jurisdiction on the planet. But just mere months ago, it appeared the Progressive Conservative party’s over-four-decade grip on power was coming to an ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Another way to keep drinkers off the roads

    Re: Holiday Check Stops (Dec. 1 Herald). We really appreciate our police service for being out there. It seems people do not learn! But on the other hand, we make it so easy for people to buy all these drinks. Do we really need a liquor store on every other street? Like Coaldale? I’m sad ... Read More »

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  • Slowing down doesn’t take much time

    In response to the recent pileup on Whoop-Up, let’s ask the following question: How much time would drivers lose if they crossed Whoop-Up at 50 km-h instead of 90 km-h? Answer: 1.33 minutes. Better to lose a minute or two than your life. David Siminovitch Lethbridge... Read More »

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  • Let’s have more ‘good news’ items

    Reading the Herald this morning (Dec. 9), a big smile immediately crossed my face. A little girl from Nicholas Sheran School was pictured on the front page singing her heart out and absolutely filled with joy. What a contrast to the usual doom and gloom of the Middle East and the travesties of the Harper ... Read More »

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