October 25th, 2014

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Melissa VilleneuveLethbridge Heraldmvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.comLocal Rotary Club members, officials and the public marched on World Polio Day Friday, in celebration of Rotary International’s efforts to eradicate the disease. The group headed from Casa to city hall, where they heard words of encouragement from those living with polio, Mayor

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  • City awaiting provincial OK to repair river bottom bridge

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com It crosses part of the Oldman River. But it’s built for pedestrians, not vehicles. And these days, it’s a little dangerous. City officials are waiting for provincial government approval of their plans to repair a flood-damaged structure that spans a small channel of... Read More »

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  • Success and smaller classes not a myth

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Class size does matter and homework is not beneficial for elementary students, says David Berliner, an author and regents professor of education at Arizona State University. These are some of the messages Berliner delivered at the “Debunking the Myths: Public Education in Alberta&#... Read More »

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  • Take Me Outside Day Oct. 29

    The Helen Schuler Nature Centre is encouraging participation in Take Me Outside Day, Oct. 29, promoting the importance of spending time outside. The day is an annual event promoted in partnership with The David Suzuki Foundation as well as The Child and Nature Alliance of Canada. The... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Peewee Hurricanes go 2-0

    LethbridgeThe Lethbridge Scotiabank peewee AA Hurricanes Red went 2-0 in South Central Alberta Hockey League action last weekend.The Hurricanes beat the Cranbrook Eagles on Friday and wrapped up the weekend with a 10-7 win over the Okotoks Oilers Black team Saturday.In the 3-0 win, Luke Preddy, Conner Furukawa and Tristan Kimmen scored for the Hurricanes. ... Read More »

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  • Tuesday’s Good Sport column: Life after 10

    Good Sport: By Dylan PurcellThere are no easy answers to what plagues the Lethbridge Hurricanes 10 games into the Western Hockey League season. At 1-8-0-1, the team put together a misfiring 6-1 effort against the Regina Pats Saturday night, just a day after Axel Blomqvist scored twice to... Read More »

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  • A Ram tough work ethic — LCI set to battle Cardston Friday night

     Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comIt’s not a fancy formula that has put the LCI Rams football team in the position they’re currently in.The Rams and Cardston Cougars square off for the right to hoist the Southern Alberta High School Football League T. Eaton Trophy for Division A Friday night at the University... Read More »

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  • Finding the right health motivation

    More research has found that – surprise, surprise – too many of us aren’t exercising enough, aren’t eating a healthy enough diet, and just generally aren’t taking good care of ourselves. The research project from the Conference Board of Canada, released this week, found that, in spite of having more knowledge of what constitutes a ... Read More »

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  • A day that shook our comfort level

    The situation which unfolded Wednesday morning in our nation’s capital was unlike anything generations of Canadians had ever witnessed. As video of the shootout ran on a near-constant loop on television stations, one thought had to cross the mind of many – “How can this be happening here in Canada?” The attacks, which left Canadian ... Read More »

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  • From the Legislature: By Greg Weadick: Efforts made to create more care space

     Province planning a review of home care capacityOne of the greatest challenges facing any health-care system is a lack of hospital spaces available on a regular basis. Simply put, depending on the demand at any given time, there may be more people who need hospital beds than there are beds.The Alberta government is moving to ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Administrators should look in the mirror

    I was very disappointed, though not surprised, when I read the recent Herald article “University board OKs fee hike” (Oct. 17). Although university administrators use the term “market modifiers,” this is just a fancy way of saying they want to raise student tuition fees – $10 per course overall, but a hefty increase for management ... Read More »

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  • Developments should avoid slumping coulees

    I read with interest the article in the Friday, Oct. 17 issue of The Herald entitled “Tudor Estates residents worried” which dealt with a proposed housing development to the west of Tudor Estates. According to the article, a developer has approached city council with an offer to buy the land, which is presently owned by ... Read More »

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  • City’s money grab must end

    The last round of seven years of tax increases has ended so let’s start a new round of only four years. Wow, they must think we are daft! Eleven years in a row of increases . . . when will it end? For someone like Mr. Sherwin making $25,000 a month, a $500 increase over ... Read More »

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