February 18th, 2018

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Event also teaches youth about their heritage J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Members of the Bangladeshi community came together at the University of Lethbridge on Saturday to celebrate their language and culture ahead of International Mother Language Day. The event was hosted by the Bangladeshi Student Organization at the University of Lethbridge, otherwise known as

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  • Spitz factory being closed

    Bow Island operation started in 1982 Collin Gallant SOUTHERN ALBERTA NEWSPAPERS – MEDICINE HAT The sun will set on Spitz – the southern Alberta success story that grew into a nationally known sunflower seed snack and as a business in Bow Island was bought out by a global snack food giant 10 years ago. On ... Read More »

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  • Flu shots still available in area

    Vaccine lowers risk considerably J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com With Influenza season officially in its peak, Alberta Health Services is asking South Zone residents to remain vigilant against contracting or spreading the flu and reminding them that flu shots are still available. “The good news is that we’ve reached our peak and we’re slowing down,” ... Read More »

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  • Pass ski hill attracting novices at special event

    Demi Knight Southern Alberta Newspapers – Crowsnest Pass The Pass Powderkeg Ski Society is sliding into February with an event everyone can get involved with to enjoy the long winter months. In hopes to elevate their attendance during the open season, create an easy opportunity for beginners to get involved with a favourite Canadian pastime ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Cougar girls move into third place

    Lethbridge Herald The top four spots in the girls Southern Alberta High School Basketball League standings just got a bit closer. The Cardston Cougars varsity team earned a 69-50 home win over the Magrath Pandas during league action Saturday afternoon in Cardston. The win improves the Cougars to 6-2 on the season and into third ... Read More »

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  • Bellerive, Hurricanes bounce back

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com For a few minutes, a hushed crowd of 3,680 at the Enmax Centre wondered if Jordy Bellerive’s night was over, or worse. It didn’t take long for the Lethbridge Hurricanes captain to deliver the answer as Bellerive scored his 40th goal of the season that also stood up as the ... Read More »

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  • Hurricanes hold off Blades

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Fans showing up late to the Lethbridge Hurricanes games against the Saskatoon Blades Friday night at the Enmax Centre may have thought something was wrong with the scoreboard at the Enmax Centre. As it turned out, the clock was functioning fine, it was just the scorekeepers that were getting a ... Read More »

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  • Jobs: Moravec’s Paradox vs. AGI

    Don’t bother asking if jobs are being lost to computers. Of course they are, and the current wave of populist political revolts in Western countries is what Luddism looks like in an era of industrialized democracies. The right question to ask is: what KINDS of jobs are being lost? Moravec’s Paradox predicted the answer almost ... Read More »

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  • City looking at transit improvements

    This month’s ‘From City Hall’ column by Mayor Chris Spearman Today, Feb. 16, is the official beginning of Chinese New Year. In the Chinese Zodiac, 2018 is the Year of the Dog and celebrates the virtues of honesty and loyalty which are demonstrated by our canine friends. On behalf of Lethbridge City Council, I would ... Read More »

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  • Who’s taking advantage?

    U.S. President Donald Trump was reportedly a star athlete while attending New York Military Academy as a young man. Perhaps that’s where he developed his affinity for playing hardball. Trump was at it again Monday, complaining that the U.S. is tired of being taken advantage of by Canada when it comes to trade, and threatening ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • The true spirit of the Olympic Games

    Olympic athletes are awesome. It doesn’t matter if they don’t reach the podium. They are the model in dedication, hard work and passion for excellence. One-tenth of a second that divides bronze medal and no medal is irrelevant compared to the world peace they advance. Unfortunately today, the Olympic movement is highjacked by those whose ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • How will golf tournament benefit taxpayers?

    In response to the upcoming Mackenzie Tour golf tournament, I would like to know what benefits are the taxpayers going to get for their $750,000 that our city council has so graciously donated. This is not peanuts, city council, but a lot of money to be given out so a group of people can come ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • PM’s ‘leadership’ is intolerance of opposing beliefs

    Re: “Trudeau showing leadership with summer jobs funding change,” Feb. 3 Letter to the Editor. I absolutely agree with the claim made in this letter that Prime Minister Trudeau is showing leadership in the summer jobs funding change; however, let’s call this type of leadership out for what it really is: dictatorship. The Liberal Party ... Read More »

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