February 28th, 2015

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Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Maintaining self-confidence can be a struggle for anyone, but for young girls going into middle school, it’s especially tough. Girls Group, a program designed by Miss Teen Lethbridge Brookelyn Fortier and Robbyn Amy, a Grade 4/5 teacher at Senator Buchanan School, addresses the issue at

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  • Quilt Canada workshops filling up

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lethbridge will serve as host for Quilt Canada 2015, and while the national quilting extravaganza is still several months away, workshops at the event are filling up fast. There are still spots remaining in some of the workshops being conducted by expert instructors. They include: -... Read More »

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  • Talk of removing tuition cap has post-secondary students worried

    Lethbridge Herald The University of Lethbridge Students’ Union is joining others across the province in speaking up about the importance of affordable post-secondary education. Alberta Premier Jim Prentice said earlier in the week that the existing provincial tuition cap may be eradicated in the next budget. The cap... Read More »

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  • Beer showcase fundraiser tonight

    Lethbridge A showcase of unique beers and culinary delights will help raise money to support a good cause tonight. The MS Society of Canada, Lethbridge & District Chapter, will host Exhibit B, the Art of Craft Beer from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lethbridge Lodge. The... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Steel looking for new members

    LETHBRIDGE Attention potential new members of the Lethbridge Steel, the women’s football club is ready to teach you a little bit of everything about the game on the gridiron. As the Steel gear up for the Western Women’s Canadian Football League season with some indoor practices, they do so tackling every facet of the game. ... Read More »

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  • Horns off to another Hall

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The coaches and players of the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s rugby team from 2007-2009 will no doubt look back fondly on their three consecutive CIS Championship titles in that span. But then-Pronghorns coach Neil Langevin said the hard work the team put... Read More »

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  • Golden Hawks season ends

    Lethbridge The Lethbridge Val Matteotti Bantam AAA Golden Hawks Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League season came to an end last week. The Golden Hawks were swept 2-0 in the second round of league playoffs by the Rocky Mountain Raiders Raiders, losing 4-1 Thursday in Okotoks and 4-1 Friday... Read More »

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  • Reaching out is the best defence

    It was undoubtedly unsettling for Albertans to hear that a landmark like the West Edmonton Mall was listed as a target by the militant Muslim Somali group al-Shabaab. We’re more likely to set foot there than the hallowed democratic grounds of parliament that was attacked this Fall. While unsettling, the threat should be taken with ... Read More »

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  • Canada-U.S. ties will survive pipeline tension

    Prime Minister Harper had warned back in 2013 that Canada wouldn’t take no for an answer on the Keystone XL pipeline project. So even though U.S. President Obama said no by vetoing the pipeline bill earlier this week, Canada, as well as the pipeline’s American supporters, say the project isn’t dead. The issue has, however, ... Read More »

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  • pplauding Pastoor’s work for city

    Reading Bridget Pastoor’s Herald column earlier this month about her impending retirement brought back a lot of memories for me. I will very much miss working with her, and not just as a fellow member of the Progressive Conservative caucus. Bridget and I have been friends for many years, and we really got to know ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Alberta needs to get off of oil dependence

    In recent years, Alberta MLA pay has increased from $78,138 to $134,000, a 72 per cent increase. Granted, the MLAs agreed to take an eight per cent cut in 2013, but then later voted themselves an extra $11,000 in RRSP contributions equivalent to an eight per cent pay increase (http://bit.ly/173S3RH). Last July, the PCs also ... Read More »

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  • Beware the erosion of liberties

    As the debate surrounding the proposed anti-terror legislation Bill C51 roils around us, it is perhaps worth revisiting a couple of quotes from yesteryear: “I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.” – Thomas Jefferson “Every war when it comes, or ... Read More »

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  • Let’s be part of a ‘renewables’ future

    There is no greater environmental threat facing the human race than man-made climate change. Warning bells have been going off for years; thousands of credible scientists and climatologists offering us proof, directing us to take action. The United Nations’ latest report on climate change describes limits of adaptation and urges every level of government to ... Read More »

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