March 31st, 2015

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Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com Sometimes, something as simple as a quilt can bring comfort in a time of need. About 100 large quilts are donated around the community to various organizations and groups such as the YWCA Harbour House, Chinook Regional Hospital and Lethbridge Family Services by members of

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  • Students want city to set an example

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Athletes need healthy food to fuel their performance and it should be readily available at public recreation facilities, beginning with the new West Lethbridge Leisure Centre, city council was told Monday. Three students representing Student Wellness teams from Chinook High School and... Read More »

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  • Special menu to put smiles on kids’ faces

    Mocha Cabana teaming up with Miss Universe Canada contestant to assist charity LETHBRIDGE HERALD A local finalist for the Miss Universe Canada pageant is working to help promote awareness and raise funds for the Operation Smile Organization – and she’s getting some help from local restaurant Mocha Cabana... Read More »

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  • Wildrose forums today, Wednesday

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD With a provincial election in the wings, three candidates are vying for the Wildrose nomination in Cardston-Taber-Warner. Nomination forums will be held today and Wednesday, party officials say, and the vote will be held Thursday. The opposition party has accepted nomination bids from Larry Bates, Jon... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Harper turns in big performance at Chinook Open

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Darcie Harper had a hunch she was going to put in a good performance. As the 16-year-old figure skater hit the ice at the Chinook Open Saturday afternoon at the Civic Centre, that’s exactly what happened. “Yesterday I ended up first overall in my event,”... Read More »

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  • Walz casts vote for Hurricanes coach

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Score a glowing endorsement for the current head coach of the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Having played on a pair of powerhouse Hurricanes teams from 1988-90, Canes alumnus and former NHLer Wes Walz was back in Lethbridge Thursday afternoon. It’s been nearly 25 years since he was... Read More »

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  • Peewee Hurricanes Red golden yet again

    edmonton The Lethbridge Scotiabank peewee AA Hurricanes Red have captured the 2015 Provincial Peewee AA Minor Championship. In the team’s 60th game of the season, the Hurricanes defeated the Lloydminster Blazers 3-2 Sunday to cap off a 5-0-1 weekend and capture back-to-back provincial championships. The Canes started the... Read More »

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  • Wildrose defectors’ gamble backfires

    Majority of floor crossers won’t be part of next election It was perhaps one of the biggest miscalculations in the history of modern Alberta politics. As a number of factors conspired to influence the Wildrose leader, Danielle Smith made a decision which rocked provincial politics to its very core. Smith, a staunch opponent of the ... Read More »

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  • Yemen: Unintended consequences

    The Sunni Arab countries that started bombing Yemen on Wednesday night seem to think they are fighting an Iranian-backed plot to expand Shia power and influence in the Arab world. Most other countries find that hard to believe, but even if the Sunni countries are right, wars often have unintended consequences. This military intervention is ... Read More »

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  • Phone polling no longer the ‘gold standard’

    Angus Reid CHAIRMAN, ANGUS REID INSTITUTE I read with great interest the recent Canadian Press story, “A voter’s guide to political polling in this 2015 federal election year,” republished on the Lethbridge Herald website on March 14. I also read it with great concern. While it outlined why some individuals think telephone polling is the ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Disputing claims about wood smoke harm

    I cannot stand by and let environmentalists and wood smoke opponents continually distort facts. In reference to Ms. Baiton’s letter (March 7 Herald): Paragraph 1: What are the “100 toxic substances” produced by burning “so-called clean” wood? Paragraph 2: I am a heart patient with COPD and love the smell of firepits in the summer ... Read More »

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  • People need to lighten up

    Re: T-shirt controversy in the March 8 edition. A big thank-you to Alex Pavlenko (Letter to the Editor). I agree with your comments in regard to this T-shirt issue. I think we should blame this lady’s problem on “climate change,” like everything else. It has played games with many people’s minds, to the point where ... Read More »

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  • If the name ‘terrorist’ fits …

    Mr. Mitsui warns that the word “terrorist” is “poisonous,” “ubiquitous” and drives people to “irrational actions” (Lethbridge Herald, March 21 Letter to the Editor, “Be careful how you use the word ‘terrorist'”). He instructs that the word not be applied in certain realms especially politics because its repeated use “scares” people. By that logic, he ... Read More »

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