May 30th, 2015

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Tijana MartinLethbridge Heraldtmartin@lethbridgeherald.comYou’re never too old for a university degree, and sometimes, you don’t even have to go to school to get one.Ian Tyson is a Canadian music legend perhaps best known for his song “Four Strong Winds,” which was played during ceremony IV of the

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  • School district eyes more international students

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge School District No. 51 has teamed up with a national agency to provide better hosting opportunities for international students. It has partnered with The Canada Homestay Network, which will co-ordinate both continuous and short-term lodging for international students attending District schools... Read More »

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  • Arena planned for Brocket

    Lethbridge Herald -brocket Construction on a new 36,000-square-foot multi-purpose centre will soon begin in Brocket, Piikani Nation officials announced earlier this week. Once complete, the facility will include an ice rink, dressing rooms, a concession, community meeting space and offices. The project, which will be facilitated through a... Read More »

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  • Take a trip back in time with tractor pull near Picture Butte

    For younger Canadians, its significance may be lost in the wisps of time. But steam power was king when Lethbridge and many other Canadian cities began. It propelled our railroads, steamships, factories and our farm operations. In Alberta, at least, some of those steam-powered farm tractors have been... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Hurricane defenceman invited to Scouting Combine

    LETHBRIDGE A member of the Lethbridge Hurricanes defence corps is off to the NHL Scouting Combine. Heading to Buffalo next Monday through Saturday is first-year Cane Andrew Nielsen. The six-foot-three, 210-pound blue-liner, who hails from Red Deer, had seven goals and 24 points in 59 games and had... Read More »

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  • Pan Am Games could be next for racquetball phenom

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald Coby Iwaasa is already the first junior racquetball player to win the singles and doubles titles in both junior and senior nationals in the same year. Those four gold medals came within a four-week span. And, by this time next week, the Lethbridge... Read More »

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  • Local golfers place in top five

    Canmore A pair of Lethbridge golfers earned a top-five placement at the MJT Bow Valley CU Classic. Teeing it up in the Junior boys division, Darin Bertschi, 17, carded consecutive rounds of 73 last Saturday for a total of 146, three strokes behind Garrett Kristjanson of Warren, Manitoba... Read More »

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  • The diminishing middle class

    The middle class in Canada is very important. So important, federal political parties are all vying to represent this demographic come election time in October. At a rally in Saskatoon earlier this month, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair said his party will help the middle class by hiking the minimum wage and creating daycare spaces. Liberal ... Read More »

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  • CPP expansion: good or bad idea?

    Expansion of the Canada Pension Plan is being bandied about by politicians this week, spurred by the federal Conservatives’ sudden reversal on the issue. Stephen Harper’s Conservatives, who have long been against the notion of expanding the plan, reversed course this week by promising to look into the possibility of letting people put more earnings ... Read More »

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  • Shining light on Senate spending

    Perhaps audit will ensure taxpayers’ money is treated with more respect Suspended senator Mike Duffy may be viewed by many Canadians as the poster boy for what’s wrong with the Canadian Senate, but in a way, we owe him a debt of gratitude. Duffy’s standing as the primary focus of the scandal involving Senate expenses ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Contrast of optimism and pessimism

    The letter from Elias Ishak and the column by Trevor Harrison printed side by side in the Saturday, May 23 issue of the Lethbridge Herald are interesting for the contrast of optimism and pessimism about the results of the recent election. They are likely representative of the thoughts and feelings of many Albertans. It appears ... Read More »

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  • Pro-life viewpoint is based on facts

    The picture (“A Thousand Words,” May 25) of five pro-choice demonstrators carrying signs with messages like “I Am Not An Incubator” and “My Body My Choice” belies the claim made by Jessica Friesen in the May 23 story (“Pro-life rally draws interest from both sides of the issue”) that it is pro-lifers who “don’t seem ... Read More »

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  • Humanitarian aid comes from taxpayers

    I would like to acknowledge all who attended the recent Lethbridge fundraiser for the victims of the earthquakes in Nepal and who donated funds. I encourage everyone to contact the Bhutanese Cultural Association in Lethbridge to learn more. I am disappointed that the local Conservative Party of Canada representative, Rachael Harder, took this as an ... Read More »

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