July 6th, 2015

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Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comWith Fathers’ Day, Canada Day, the Lethbridge dragon boat festival, and the Lethbridge Pride Festival, all individually running concurrently during games, it was tough for the Women’s World Cup party at Festival Square to get noticed.“This World Cup was in competition with a lot

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  • City council decides to support FCM campaign for federal party leaders debate prior to election

    Lethbridge city council is throwing its support behind the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) campaign calling for a federal party leaders debate on municipal issues prior to the federal election this fall.Council members approved an Official Business Resolution endorsing the FCM’s call for a National Leaders’ Debate on Municipal Issues, which has so far attracted ... Read More »

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  • Tourism-management plan underway for Lethbridge — councillors briefed at today’s meeting

    Work has begun on a tourism-management plan for Lethbridge.Coun. Bridget Mearns, who chairs the Tourism Strategy Committee, briefed city council today on how a Destination Management Plan will benefit the city, and outlined stakeholder-engagement efforts planned over the next four months. The committee consists of three city council members, as well as representatives from Chinook ... Read More »

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  • World Cup party stayed quiet

    Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comWith Fathers’ Day, Canada Day, the Lethbridge dragon boat festival, and the Lethbridge Pride Festival, all individually running concurrently during games, it was tough for the Women’s World Cup party at Festival Square to get noticed.“This World Cup was in competition with a lot... Read More »

    18 hours ago

Local Sports

  • HITMAKER — Bulls rightfielder Brandon Bluffton holds WMBL’s hitting-streak record

    Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.comThe Lethbridge Bulls must think Brandon Bufton is pretty stupid.For more than a week, members of the Bulls have tiptoed around the rightfielder, trying to avoid jinxing his hitting streak — which set a Western Major Baseball League record on Sunday. Bufton... Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Alberta junior boys golf championship — Harrison wins boys title

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDAndrew Harrison continued to attack Henderson Lake Golf Club, and it proved to be an effective strategy as he won the Alberta Junior boys golf championship on Thursday. Harrison, 18, led from the start, putting up a final-round 68 and winning by 13 strokes. Harrison was the only compeitior to finish all four rounds at ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • It’s hard to judge a coach on performance alone

    In 2011, the Canadian Women’s Senior National Soccer team suffered a demoralizing and embarrassing last-place finish at the FIFA World Cup. This was only eight years removed from Canada’s best performance on the World Cup stage, having finished fourth at the 2003 event. The team was... Read More »

    3 days ago


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  • Bluffer’s guide to the Greek crisis

    Political parties rarely commit suicide. The current crisis in Greece, which has led to today’s referendum on the terms of a deal with the European Union, is mainly about the survival of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s Syriza Party. But it is also about the electoral future of Germany’s governing party, the Christian Democratic Union. Almost ... Read More »

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  • Fables of the Forest Service

    Logging isn’t the solution to forest fires it’s touted as being Lorne Fitch PROFESSIONAL BIOLOGIST Landowners bordering the Forest Reserve must feel special these days, especially where logging is proposed. Senior Alberta Forestry staff have visited them, sometimes repeatedly, to warn them of the dangers of unlogged forests. The message is, these landowners face grave ... Read More »

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  • ‘Golden Years’ worries

    As the latest crop of high school grads embarks on life’s next chapter, most likely brimming with enthusiasm for what lies before them, many older Canadians are approaching a new chapter in their lives with much less optimism. According to a new survey from the Angus Reid Institute, most retirees did not retire when they ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Time to close Alberta’s high-priced embassies

    Has anyone heard of an Ontario foreign embassy, or a Saskatchewan foreign embassy, or any other provincial embassy? Then why are these many Alberta foreign embassies, costing many millions of your dollars, allowed to function, and what is the justification and purpose of their being? My belief is that they are merely retirement havens and ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Quality matters

    I was fascinated by Steven Reive’s article about the impact an American statistics professor had on the auto industries. (Lethbridge Herald, June 12, page C4). W. Edward Deming of New York University built “a paradigm during the 1930s and a set of 14 principles” on management and quality control. American automakers did not understand him ... Read More »

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  • We can all help make things better

    In The Herald of June 22, the Pope made these remarks during a visit to Turin, Italy: World powers did nothing as Jews, gays were taken to death camps during the Second World War. He also mentioned the death camps in Russia and the slaughter in Armenia. He told the young people: Everything is done ... Read More »

    4 days ago