May 7th, 2015

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Melissa VilleneuveLethbridge Heraldmvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.comStem cell research can bring a lot of new and exciting possibilities when it comes to healing certain illnesses. While there is certainly hope, we must caution against believing it could be a miracle cure, according to Freda Miller, senior scientist at The Hospital for

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Local News

  • ‘No parent should go through what I’ve endured’

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 20-year-old Lethbridge woman knew she was going to jail when she hugged family and friends only moments before her court hearing began Wednesday. But Venessa Lilian Francis was hoping for a sentence of six months, not the 12 months handed to her... Read More »

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  • 14-year-old sentenced in Coaldale home invasion

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A youth who was involved in a violent home invasion last year has avoided jail, but he’s not off the hook. The 14-year-old boy, who pleaded guilty Feb. 11 to one count each of house breaking to commit a robbery and wearing a... Read More »

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  • Lawyer sought for teen accused in vicious sex assault

    lethbridge herald The case against a young man accused of a violent sexual assault in the city early Sunday has been adjourned to give the accused time to apply to Legal Aid for a lawyer. The accused, who can’t be named under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Myers slips past Griffins

    lethbridge herald W.R. Myers of Taber won a pair of defensive struggles against the Winston Churchill Griffins in Southern Alberta High School Girls Rugby League play Wednesday evening. In the senior game, Churchill held a 5-0 lead at half before Sam Sorenson converted a penalty try to lift... Read More »

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  • Wednesday’s High School Notebook column: Morgan Munroe gains historical ASAA status

    By Dave WellsFrom my quick research Marge Clarke, Jim Whitelaw, Leroy Walker, Glen Magneson, Marg Derbyshire, Jim Steacy, the Ralph Family and Dean Rook, along with Alberta Schools Athletic Association founders Grant Jensen, Jim Day, Lyman Jacobs, Jim Blumell — and yes, again Jim Whitelaw — comprise... Read More »

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  • Good Sport: SELL, SELL, SELL

    By Dylan PurcellWestern Hockey League commissioner did not equivocate when he addressed shareholders of the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Monday night at the Enmax Centre lounge.It is time for the franchise to be sold into private ownership. Robison addressed a few hundred shareholders and said without any doubt... Read More »

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  • New hands holding reins in Alberta

    Albertans getting the fresh start they were seeking People across the province woke up to a new reality Wednesday morning. Even though recent polls predicted the possibility of an Alberta NDP majority government, few could likely believe their eyes as the poll-by-poll results rolled in, and Rachel Notley was declared the winner. An orange wave ... Read More »

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  • Feeling fine or feeling phine?

    CMHA trying to get mental health discussion out into the open Are you feeling fine? Or are you feeling “phine”? There’s a difference, says the Canadian Mental Health Association, which defines “feeling phine” as saying you’re feeling fine when you’re really not. Most of us have probably done that at one time or another. In ... Read More »

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  • Volunteer firefighters vital

    There are many ways to volunteer. Some people deliver Meals on Wheels; others teach English to newcomers; still others coach youth sports. The list goes on and on. But there are a few volunteer situations that are more demanding than the others. You might call it “extreme volunteering.” One of them is that of serving ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Thanks, Coach, for building boys into men

    An open letter to Pius Labolevech: My attendance at your Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony (Saturday night) got me thinking about what a great influence you were in my life, and the lives of so many others, and I just wanted to write you this letter to personally thank you and pay tribute ... Read More »

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  • Bus drivers make riding the bus a pleasure

    I have a visual impairment which requires me to take buses rather than drive, and I have always been impressed by two drivers whose personalities and friendliness make taking their buses more than just a bus ride. Their names are Christopher and Simon and they work on Route 21 North. When I first started using ... Read More »

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  • Federal gov’t a triple threat in crisis response

    How can we bequeath our grandchildren a world such as the one we have enjoyed? I see a triple threat to this in how the Conservative government responds to every serious crisis in Canada. Firstly, while global warming and sea levels increase, the Harperites denounce renowned scientists and environmentalists as terrorists and refuse to meet ... Read More »

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