March 30th, 2015

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Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com The Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour faced its share of setbacks this weekend. The festival took place in the parking lot of the Enmax Centre and was initially planned as a two-day event, but Saturday’s activities were cancelled due to high winds. However, Lethbridge residents are

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  • Ag project could benefit Blood Tribe

    Garrett Simmons Lethbridge Herald gsimmons@lethbridgeherald.com Every journey needs to have a beginning. For those involved in the Blood Tribe Agricultural Project (BTAP), that beginning will take place this spring, as 4,200 acres will be seeded by tribe members to canola, wheat and barley. Through the Blood Tribe Agriculture... Read More »

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  • Street sweepers hit the road

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com It’s still early in spring, but the city’s street sweepers have started their annual cleanup. Thanks to a mild winter, Lethbridge transportation department crews are at work on the city’s arterial roads. They’re starting to sweep residential streets as well, starting in the... Read More »

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  • Business leader, humanitariansees promise with next generation

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com It’s always up to the next generation to move society forward. That’s one of the principles from Ian Hill, a business leader, humanitarian and founder of The Changing Point. He was in Lethbridge Friday for a workshop with University of Lethbridge Faculty of... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Walz casts vote for Hurricanes coach

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Score a glowing endorsement for the current head coach of the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Having played on a pair of powerhouse Hurricanes teams from 1988-90, Canes alumnus and former NHLer Wes Walz was back in Lethbridge Thursday afternoon. It’s been nearly 25 years since he was... Read More »

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  • Hurricanes to pick second in bantam draft

    Lethbridge The Lethbridge Hurricanes will have the second overall pick in this year’s Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. The Hurricanes finished as the runners-up to the Spokane Chiefs, who will pick first overall in the draft May 7 at league headquarters in Calgary after acquiring the pick from... Read More »

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  • Still plenty to play for

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Spring is right around the corner and the calendar is about to turn to April, but the Coaldale Copperheads schedule still has some games scrawled on it. And don’t expect Copperheads goaltender Dillan Kelly to be complaining too loudly about that. Fresh off... Read More »

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  • Yemen: Unintended consequences

    The Sunni Arab countries that started bombing Yemen on Wednesday night seem to think they are fighting an Iranian-backed plot to expand Shia power and influence in the Arab world. Most other countries find that hard to believe, but even if the Sunni countries are right, wars often have unintended consequences. This military intervention is ... Read More »

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  • Phone polling no longer the ‘gold standard’

    Angus Reid CHAIRMAN, ANGUS REID INSTITUTE I read with great interest the recent Canadian Press story, “A voter’s guide to political polling in this 2015 federal election year,” republished on the Lethbridge Herald website on March 14. I also read it with great concern. While it outlined why some individuals think telephone polling is the ... Read More »

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  • The ‘end-of-life-care’ talk

    These days, the importance of drawing up a living will to provide medical care guidance when a person is incapable of making decisions has been widely touted. People seem to be listening, according to statistics. Results of a study released last year in the United States showed that a record number of older Americans were ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Dear Lt. Governor, please, no election

    To the Honourable Colonel (Ret’d) Donald S. Ethell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta: I do not know you, and you do not know me. However, by reading your biography, I certainly wish I did know you, and know you well. Very shortly, Mr. Prentice is going to approach you to have you approve dissolving the Legislature ... Read More »

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  • Is the tail wagging the dog in civic government?

    Over the past several months a number of viewpoints have been presented regarding curbside recycling. Most if not all have dealt with the cost factor for providing this service. I would propose that there are other costs that have not been considered. It is a well-known fact that in the private as well as the ... Read More »

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  • Recycling issue needs forward-thinking leadership

    I wish to commend Klaus Jericho for his thought-provoking letter of March 19 concerning the decision-making process that needs to be employed by city council and administrators in regard to disposing of the city’s waste materials. Mr. Jericho argues that waste disposal is a very complex matter in today’s society and, as such, both council ... Read More »

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