July 23rd, 2014

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Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comIt’s an 1,800-square-foot, three-bedroom home with an unusual floor plan and a sweeping south-facing view toward the Little Bow River out of large glass windows. Its final cost, estimated at between $350,000 and $400,000, would be comparable to a similar-sized unit in an average

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  • Earthship lands in southern Alberta

    Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comIt’s an 1,800-square-foot, three-bedroom home with an unusual floor plan and a sweeping south-facing view toward the Little Bow River out of large glass windows. Its final cost, estimated at between $350,000 and $400,000, would be comparable to a similar-sized unit in an average... Read More »

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  • Wind warnings issued for parts of southern Alberta for tomorrow

    Hold on to your hats — it could be a little windy in southern Alberta tomorrow. Environment Canada has issued wind warnings for the Cardston-Fort Macleod-Magrath area and the Crowsnest Pass-Pincher Creek-Waterton Lakes National Park area.The warnings cover the Blood Reserve and areas in Cardston County, the M.D. of Willow Creek, M.D. of Pincher Creek, ... Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Man charged in connection with theft of Ford F350 trucks in June and July

    Lethbridge Regional Police Service has charged a 48-year-old man with multiple counts of possession of stolen property in connection with the theft of Ford trucks in June and July.In late June and July, police responded to a number of thefts involving Ford F350 trucks. Following an investigation by members of the Priority Crimes Unit, a ... Read More »

    7 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Lethbridge Giants suffer first loss at Canadians

    Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comThe Lethbridge Giants have been handed their first loss at the Junior Little League Canadian Championship. The Giants were defeated 9-2 by the Saskatchewan-representative Regina All-Stars during action Tuesday night at Spitz Stadium.The loss puts the Giants at 3-1 with B.C.’s Whalley All-Stars as... Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Big bats power Bulls to win

    Medicine HatTwo big innings at the plate have powered the Lethbridge Bulls to their third straight win.The Bulls scored five runs in the second inning and added another six in the sixth as they downed the Medicine Hat Mavericks 15-8 during Western Major Baseball League action Tuesday night... Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Bulls hold on to first place

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDThe Lethbridge Bulls are sitting pretty in the Western Major Baseball League. With seven games remaining, they are in first place in the league, and are four games up on the Medicine Hat Mavericks in the West Division. Four of their remaining games are against the Mavs, but the... Read More »

    1 day ago

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Opinions

  • ‘Cruel and unusual punishment’

    By Ryan Meili The Federal Court of Canada recently ruled that the Conservative government’s 2012 cuts to healthcare for refugees were unconstitutional, going against Section 12 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which forbids “cruel and unusual punishment.” The court ruling is a victory for refugees, for those who work with them, and more ... Read More »

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  • Paying too high a price for green lawns?

    Everyone loves a nice, green, lush lawn. There are some who go to great lengths to make this happen. Fertilizers, aeration and of course, liberal amounts of water are often just a few techniques those with a green thumb use to have the best-looking lawn in the neighbourhood. Make no mistake – taking pride in ... Read More »

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  • Been there, done that with AHS

    That we might return to having an Alberta Health Services (AHS) “superboard” has been a big surprise. That this is considered necessary because of the size of the provincial budget gobbled up through AHS, even more so. Every government ministry has a budget and there is a directorate made up of a deputy minister, an ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Guaranteed income idea has some merit

    Re: “$20,000 per person: Activists push for guaranteed minimum income for Canadians,” Benjamin Shingler, Canadian Press, June 30. (https://ca.news.yahoo.com/20-000-per-person-activists-push-guaranteed-minimum-173717556.html) A guaranteed income would give people funds for additional consumption without increasing the economy’s productive capacity which in the long run could be inflationary. It might also result in the divisive perception of two classes of ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • On this, sir, we disagree

    The July 13th. Herald edition, carried a letter with a lot of rancor, from a regular Herald scribe, who has seriously insulted a very astute professor and an acknowledged leader in public policy and indepth economic and political awareness. I am certain of the line up of offended readers, in the ready, to refute your ... Read More »

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  • Changing licence plates a big waste of money

    The utter stupidity of the government spending $15 million to change licence plates that do not need changing goes to prove that Alison lives on! Alberta Health Services is in absolute chaos. The government does not want to pay our nurses or teachers adequately. And yet they are happy to waste $15 million because they ... Read More »

    4 days ago