May 1st, 2016

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Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Fifty years later, it stands as a well-loved reminder of the city’s “baby boomer” expansion. The Yates Centre, when it officially opened on May 1 of 1966, was part of an impressive list of achievements for a city of not quite 37,000. But it was

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  • Ceremony a step to building bridges

    Land use experts will be working on project J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Elders and officials from three southern Alberta Blackfoot Nations came together with elected leaders and staff from the City of Lethbridge Friday morning for a ceremony in the Oldman River valley to initiate a Traditional... Read More »

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  • Students collaborateon SAAG exhibitions

    Original works showcase young artists Halen Kooper For The Herald Three new exhibitons at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery will highlight the work of young, local and regional artists. Starting today, Art’s Alive and Well in the Schools, Aa’sitapiwa and Then and Now: The Buchanan Collection will be... Read More »

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  • A VISION UNFULFILLED

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Fifty years later, it stands as a well-loved reminder of the city’s “baby boomer” expansion. The Yates Centre, when it officially opened on May 1 of 1966, was part of an impressive list of achievements for a city of not quite 37,000. But it was... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Maple Leafs win NHL draft lottery

    THE CANADIAN PRESS – TORONTO Six. Eight. Five. Thirteen. It was that sequence of four numbers, the 162nd of 200 randomly assigned combinations, that won the Toronto Maple Leafs the draft lottery on Saturday night. Toronto, which finished 30th overall this season, had the best odds (20 per... Read More »

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  • Raptors hitting re-set button

    THE CANADIAN PRESS – TORONTO A day after the Toronto Raptors’ four-game sweep by the Washington Wizards in last year’s playoffs, Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan talked. They vowed they’d never again have to feel that stinging pain of a season that ended too soon. Today, the... Read More »

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  • Sadler wins Xfinity Series race at Talladega

    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS – TALLADEGA, Ala. Elliott Sadler celebrated his 41st birthday Saturday with his first victory in almost two years. Mired in a drought that dated to May 4, 2014, Sadler didn’t mind waiting through a five-minute post-race review by NASCAR to be named the winner of... Read More »

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  • Bangladesh is in trouble

    How’s this for a staunch defence of free speech in a secular state? Earlier this month, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh denounced anyone who criticised religion or expressed their own lack of religious faith in striking terms: “I don’t consider such writings as freethinking but filthy words. Why would anyone write such words? It’s ... Read More »

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  • Drug companies must be held accountable

    The irony is obvious. Once Canadians are allowed to buy tested and controlled cannabis – maybe at their local pharmacy – they may find its benefits go beyond medicinal or recreation expectations. In today’s world, it may also be far cheaper to pick up some marijuana than to pay the exorbitant price some of the ... Read More »

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  • Independent schools have place in Alberta

    Private schools and charter schools actually reduce the strain on Alberta budget Deani Van Pelt and Jason Clemens The Fraser Institute – VANCOUVER While parents in Alberta have more choice for their children’s education than Canadians in most other provinces, that level of choice may soon be reduced by the current government in Edmonton. In ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Provincial sales tax will not help reduce Alberta’s deficit

    So the big push is on for a PST. How’s that going to help reduce the deficit? The only way I see it is to stop spending like drunken sailors. You’ve got to start living within your means. I have to; governments have to. If not, you’re going to go broke. They say a PST ... Read More »

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  • Digital billboards distracting, dangerous

    The last thing most people want on their daily drive is to be distracted by blinding colours, flash and motion generated by digital outdoor advertising. At best it’s annoying; at worse a safety risk and environment disruptor. The huge sign on Mayor Magrath Drive and 6 Avenue South, the one high up on the Water ... Read More »

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  • Why would you not utilizetop-notch medical treatment?

    Over the past 30 years our children have experienced everything from sports injuries to a dog bite (south of the border) resulting in blood poisoning, to a high fever with convulsions that could have been meningitis. In every case, they received excellent, life-saving treatment from medical doctors right here in Lethbridge. We are blessed with ... Read More »

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