July 30th, 2016

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Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Despite Alberta’s economic malaise, Lethbridge will post a gross domestic product tally of $5.85 billion this year. The city’s cultural and information industry will lead the way, predicts the Conference Board of Canada, with gains of 3.4 per cent. But two of Alberta’s other mid-sized cities — Red Deer and

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Local News

  • Blood Tribe Police seeking help in theft of truck, tools

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Blood Tribe Police Service is requesting the public’s help to identify thieves who stole a vehicle and used it in a theft from a construction site. BTPS say they have recovered $4,500 worth of tools that were stolen from a construction site in Stand Off on Monday. The suspects in ... Read More »

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  • Local brewer raises a glass to provincial plan

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge brewers and beer fans were hoisting a cool one Friday in appreciation of Joe Ceci, the province’s finance minister. The Calgary MLA went to one of Alberta’s 37 small-scale breweries Thursday to announce a $20-million plan to support the province’s craft brewing industry. Starting Aug. 5, operators will be ... Read More »

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  • Nanton hosting Round-Up Days

    Stephanie Labbe Southern Alberta Newspapers – Nanton The annual Round-Up Days in Nanton runs until Monday and the community is excited to host visitors once again. Pam Woodall, president of the host Nanton Chamber of Commerce, says planning went well, but it was very busy. “As ever, we’re down to the wire with mailing out ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Bulls slip against Prospects

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Bulls spent the majority of Thursday afternoon doing onfield damage control. After sloshing water off the field at Spitz Stadium for the previous six hours, the Bulls were unable to cap off the busy day on a winning note, losing 4-1 to the Edmonton Prospects during Western Major ... Read More »

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  • Southwest headed to Little League nationals

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD sports@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge’s Southwest All-Stars will represent Alberta at the Canadian AAA Major Little League championship tournament in Vancouver beginning on Aug. 4. Southwest defeated Medicine Hat 24-2 on Thursday at Canola Harvest Field with Sam Hilgersom pitching the entire game and the local side putting up four runs in the first ... Read More »

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  • Bombers double the Bulls

    Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Bulls were doubled up on the road Wednesday night. The Bulls were defeated 10-5 by the Brooks Bombers during Western Major Baseball League action in Brooks. The loss puts the Bulls at 26-19 as the team hosts the Edmonton Prospects tonight and Friday at Spitz Stadium. Lethbridge led 2-1 after two ... Read More »

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  • Consumers making voices heard

    Sylvain Charlebois Columnist, Troy Media – Halifax, N.S. Social media has given consumers a licence to manipulate the food industry. The result could be transformative. Social licensing frames an organization’s ability to operate with the confidence that its activities are morally and socially legitimate to its stakeholders. And as the result of social media and ... Read More »

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  • Driving home the point: Focus when behind the wheel

    Two fatal collisions is two too many. Especially given the ages of the victims and the short timeframe between them – as well as the likelihood both could have been prevented. In two separate incidents this week, a 17-year-old girl and a four-year-old boy were killed on roads on the outskirts of Lethbridge. There’s been ... Read More »

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  • Justify new taxes

    For many Canadians, the “spell of the Yukon” involves adventure, risk – and maybe riches. When our premiers met in Whitehorse last week, they seemingly failed to capture the wide vision, the untamed splendour of our far northern mountains and valleys. Instead, some of them talked about grapes – and beer! Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall, as ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • NBA will have trouble finding perfect city

    The NBA has decided to pull the All-Star game out of Charlotte, N.C., because of the “climate created” by the transgender bathroom law. If the NBA is genuinely concerned about human rights, it will be interesting to see which city’s “climate” they deem to be satisfactory. Is there a city with no racial discrimination, no ... Read More »

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  • And the carbon tax is next

    My Enmax bill for my shop this past month: $6.32 for elec usage; $7.24 admin fee; $29.85 distribution charge; $13.74 transmission charge; $0.24 CD, balance pool allocation; $0.19 rate riders; $8.60 Lethbridge access fee; WOW $65.70 for $6.32 worth of elec. Gets even better… 0.00 use of gas; $7.70 admin fee; $26.90 ATCO fixed charge; ... Read More »

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  • Analyzinga difficult situation

    Re: Judge’s decision regarding David and Collet Stephan. I was praying for Justice Jerke and the difficult case he was presiding over in the matter of David and Collet Stephan. I was amazed at the wisdom, kindness, love and gentle rebuke his decision manifested. In trying to analyze what he all said, I felt that ... Read More »

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