May 28th, 2015

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Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comAshley Steacy is one of the top rugby players in the world.She’ll be inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame this weekend in Red Deer, alongside her former teammates and coaches at the University of Lethbridge who won three straight national university championships

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  • Magrath won’t sell golf course

    Karlene Skretting Southern Alberta Newspapers -MAGRATH The 90-year legacy will continue as the Town of Magrath has decided to maintain ownership of the Magrath Golf Club. Tuesday night, a standing-room-only crowd of more than 50 citizens gathered to voice their opinions and concerns after hearing the town had... Read More »

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  • Fleetwood Bawden students take recycling concerns to the top

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald Recycling is a hot topic in our city, even for the littlest citizens. The Grade 2/3 Montessori class at Fleetwood Bawden Elementary School began a letter-writing campaign to Mayor Chris Spearman in April to share their views on curbside recycling. “Some were... Read More »

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  • Gaining an appreciation of barriers facing the disabled

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald He wasn’t just sitting down on the job. Holy Spirit Catholic School Division superintendent Chris Smeaton gained a new perspective of life, in a wheelchair, on Wednesday. It was part of the third annual Chair-Leaders “Enabling Access” event, presented by Spinal Cord... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Kids of Steel accepting entries

    Lethbridge Herald Registration has opened for this year’s Kids of Steel (KOS) Triathlon The event will take place at 8:30 a.m. on June 14 at the Nicholas Sheran Community Centre. The three-sport timed event will feature swimming, cycling and running. The swim will take place at the... Read More »

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  • Churchill rugby squads advance to title games

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Winston Churchills rugby teams advanced to their respective championship games following a pair of one-sided semifinal victories in Southern Alberta High School Rugby League action Wednesday. In boys’ play, Winston Churchill Bulldogs routed Medicine Hat Crescent Heights 66-3. Darian Booysen and Navid Azimi each had a... Read More »

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  • t’s almost time to close the show

    This is a special value-added time of the year if you are a fan of championship high school sports. – – The 20-team Southern Alberta High School Baseball League playoffs go this week. Tier I action takes place Thursday-Saturday in Vauxhall. The hosts and High River Highwood... Read More »

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  • Shining light on Senate spending

    Perhaps audit will ensure taxpayers’ money is treated with more respect Suspended senator Mike Duffy may be viewed by many Canadians as the poster boy for what’s wrong with the Canadian Senate, but in a way, we owe him a debt of gratitude. Duffy’s standing as the primary focus of the scandal involving Senate expenses ... Read More »

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  • Smaller cabinet at helm

    It’s official. After 44 years, there’s a new government running things in Alberta. New premier Rachel Notley and her fellow NDP cabinet ministers took their oaths of office Sunday and the task of guiding the province now rests in their hands. Notley’s government features a trimmed-down cabinet with just 12 ministers, including herself, a departure ... Read More »

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  • The freedom to express opinions

    that includes the right to communicate controversial messages Mark Penninga ASSOCIATION FOR REFORMED POLITICAL ACTION CANADA If you walked by Galt Gardens last Friday, you couldn’t have missed a striking sight: 10,000 bright pink and blue flags testified to the 100,000 abortions occurring in Canada each year. This is a sensitive issue. It required courage ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • ‘Support our troops’ phrase needs to be defined

    We’ve noticed that some of the new Alberta vehicle licence plates are now displaying the words “support your troops.” It got us thinking, what does that really mean? It seems as though that word “support” is not very specific as to what kind of support is meant. And is the implication in the words “support ... Read More »

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  • Prentice abdicated his responsibility

    The recent election continues to spark an outburst of emotions: surprise, shock, dismay to the point of despair. What was shocking was the immediate and ill-timed announcement of Jim Prentice to abdicate his throne to the premiership of Alberta, to the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta, and to resign as MLA for ... Read More »

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  • Easy solution to prayer problem

    Over 50 years ago, the Lord’s Prayer was a daily part of my morning assembly in school. I remember there being some students that stayed in the classroom while this assembly took place. I never felt this to be problematic. There were no protests. It was a way of life for me. If parents do ... Read More »

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