August 28th, 2014

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Dave MabellLETHBRIDGE HERALDdmabell@lethbridgeherald.comIn 1891, the village of Lethbridge became a town. Early that same year, 57 students registered in the community’s first Catholic school.But their small downtown facility, at the St. Aloysius Convent, was soon filled to capacity. A larger school was urgently needed, particularly for

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  • 12-year-old facing sex, incest charges ordered to live with grandmother

    Lethbridge Herald A 12-year-old Lethbridge boy charged earlier this month with incest and sexual assault against his two younger sisters will be residing with his grandmother until at least his next court appearance. That was one of the conditions given to the boy, who cannot be identified, when... Read More »

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  • Woman facing drug charges has case set over to Sept. 16

    Lethbridge Herald One of the co-accused facing drug possession and trafficking charges from a February case will be back on Lethbridge provincial court next month. Sarah Smith, 25, who faces four counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and a charge of possession... Read More »

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  • Underground work almost complete for new LC building

    Melissa Villeneuve FOR THE HERALD Lethbridge College is building toward a better future for the trades industry with the new Trades and Technologies Renewal and Innovation Project (TTRIP) under construction. Since the groundbreaking in April, construction crews have been busy digging and preparing the area, and neighbours and... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Leftovers paddle to silver

    Lethbridge The Lethbridge Leftovers are dragon boat silver medalists. The Leftovers, with the addition of some members of their farm team, The Braggin’ Dragons, headed to Edmonton last weekend for the the Rip Up The River Festival featuring two full days of 500-metre races held in front of... Read More »

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  • Victory celebration — Barracudas lacrosse team shares its historic provincial title at city hall

    Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comNearly a month after capturing the first provincial title in franchise history, the Lethbridge Bert & Macs Barracudas lacrosse team took to city hall Monday afternoon to share their accomplishment.As it turned out, Lethbridge Mayor Chris Spearman was the beneficiary of the visit as the Barracudas presented the mayor with a Barracudas jersey ... Read More »

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  • Skinner! Young ‘Canes goalie goes extra mile(s) to make club this year

     Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comAs far as physical preparation for the coming season goes, Stuart Skinner has done his homework.And after spending two months training under former NHLer Gary Roberts in Toronto, the 15-year-old netminder (who turns 16 in November) hopes to parlay that into his first full Western Hockey League season... Read More »

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  • Giving cities more development say

    City council has a large role to play in what goes on within the borders of its municipality. Elected officials, and the bureaucrats who help guide them, make important decisions every day regarding commercial developments, roadways and residential projects. All of these important decisions, among many, many others, go a long way in helping shape ... Read More »

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  • Term limits would offer advantages

    Many governments around the world impose term limits on their politicians. Reasoning for doing so is varied, and whether or not those limits achieve the goals they set out to achieve is up for debate. Terms limits do not exist in Canada at the moment for elected officials, but if one Progressive Conservative leadership candidate ... Read More »

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  • Role models for active aging

    Remarkable seniors counter stereotypes about the Golden Years “There is absolutely nothing to be said in favour of growing old. There ought to be legislation against it,” Sir Patrick Moore, the late British astronomer and broadcaster, once noted. Charles de Gaulle, the former president of France, was more succinct: “Old age is a shipwreck.” Certainly, ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • A dissatisfied postal customer

    I just got back from a Canada Post outlet and I’m upset with how they do supposed “business.” A couple of weeks ago after being told by the clerk the amount of postage on a letter to Ireland was adequate, yesterday I received it back with stickers indicating insufficient postage and indicating I needed to ... Read More »

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  • Rebuttal to pro-Harper letter

    This is in regard to a letter published in the Aug. 20 Lethbridge Herald re: alternative for Harper. I will attempt to deal with the letter point by point starting with the comment Harper is responsible for the “health” of Canada. Firstly, he is not responsible for our “health.” The previous Liberal government is responsible ... Read More »

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  • Israel’s defenders overlook key point

    As the Palestinian death toll from Israel’s brutal invasion of Gaza surpasses 2,000 – almost 800 of them women and children – one of Harper’s most frequently offered justifications for his unflinching support for Israel remains that it is the only democracy in the Middle East. In his last speech to the Israeli Knesset, he ... Read More »

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