August 30th, 2016

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J.W. Schnarr J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The Whitbie’s Fish and Chips lunch crowd begins filtering in as soon as the shop opens its doors Saturday. The staff are tired-looking but friendly. Whitbie’s is a place where people have good conversations, and the air is thick with the smell of hot oil, malt vinegar and

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  • Library receives book donation for Word on the Street Festival

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Public Library received a surprise donation of thousands of brand new books for its upcoming outdoor festival. Now in its sixth year in Lethbridge, the Word on the Street Festival is a national celebration of literacy. When WOTS organizers asked Chizine if they wanted to advertise this year, ... Read More »

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  • Bail hearing set for murder suspect

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man accused of killing a nine-month-old baby earlier this year will attempt to get out of jail this week. Tyler Brian Hogan, 40, is scheduled to have a bail hearing Wednesday in Lethbridge Court of Queen’s Bench. Following that hearing, regardless of the outcome, he’ll return to provincial ... Read More »

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  • Phillips off to climate summit in Mexico

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Provincial Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips is headed to Mexico this week to showcase Alberta’s environmental leadership. Phillips departs today for Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, where she will take part in the annual Governors’ Climate & Forests Task Force meeting and the Climate Summit of the Americas. During the mission ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Burke ascending

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD sports@lethbridgeherald.com Prior to last season, few people outside of Peter Anholt would have predicted Brayden Burke would finish the season as the third-leading scorer in the Western Hockey League. The Lethbridge Hurricanes’ general manager’s belief in Burke has been unwavering, but for most of the league his 109-point season was a ... Read More »

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  • Canes camp continues

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com After the rookies and prospects kicked things off Thursday and Friday, the veterans joined the fray Saturday afternoon as the Lethbridge Hurricanes headed into their main camp over the weekend. On Sunday, it was the first full day of main camp as the wide-eyed 15-year-olds and the grizzled vets alike ... Read More »

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  • Bull rider wins one for Canada

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Astride Grand Slam, Tyler Pankewitz hit it out of the park. The Ponoka bullrider charged from the chute during the final ride of the Whoop-Up Days Rodeo and the Bucking & Barrels Can-Am Pro Challenge Saturday night and rode the 11-year-old veteran bull to a ride of 88.5 for the ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Alberta cap on oilsands emissions could cost billions

    Kenneth P. Green and Taylor Jackson The Fraser Institute – Calgary Alberta’s energy industry has been hit hard by the decline in oil prices, but the province is still home to the world’s third largest oil reserves, and despite a temporary glut, oil will still largely power the world for the foreseeable future. However, just ... Read More »

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  • Canada shines in EpiPen furor

    Canadians take note: it’s a myth that this country has the best health-care system in the world. That dispiriting – but entirely correct – diagnosis comes from Jane Philpott. As federal health minister, and a former family doctor, she’s in a position to know. It could, however, be worse. A lot worse. Consider the furor ... Read More »

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  • Duterte and the United Nations

    Philippines’ new prime minister unlikely to follow through on his threat Rodrigo Duterte, the new president of the Philippines, gives good copy. Here’s a quote from his final election rally: “Forget the laws on human rights. If I make it to the presidential palace, I will do just what I did as mayor. You drug ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Tanning beds not a fairytale

    Attention all parents, there are thousands of free children’s tanning bed games online, many featuring (unauthorized) Disney Princesses and Barbies. Some of the popular characters are pregnant, sending the message that tanning is safe and fun, when in reality tanning beds are carcinogenic and are banned for minors in all Canadian provinces. Urban Medical Officers ... Read More »

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  • Who’s going to pay for society’s higher costs?

    It seems a few people are happy to be taken advantage of with no questions asked. I am fully aware that taxes are both inevitable and necessary for a civilized society to function, and if you have a nice juicy pension nearing the later years of your life, you’re laughing. But what about the rest ... Read More »

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  • Drivers should show respect for pedestrians

    This is to all the drivers out there who rant and rave about pedestrians like myself. First of all, all I really want to do is get to where I’m going safely and in a timely matter. It has become a difficult chore to do this without being screamed and honked at and being made ... Read More »

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