August 26th, 2016

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J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A 61-year-old Calgary man has been arrested and charged with a number of sexual exploitation offences against a Lethbridge teen. Laurence Bouwmeester was arrested by Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams Internet Child Exploitation investigators at his Calgary home on Tuesday. ICE members from Calgary Police Service, Lethbridge Police Service and

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  • Counterfeit suspect granted bail

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The second of three individuals accused of passing fake money at Lethbridge businesses recently has been released from custody. Jarrett James Hamilton was granted bail Thursday during a brief hearing in Lethbridge provincial court. The accused, who appeared by closed-circuit TV from the Lethbridge Correctional Centre, was released on a ... Read More »

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  • Standstills show you don’t need strength in numbers

    Review by Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com I won’t be apologetic. If you missed The Standstills on Wednesday night, there will be a day you’ll regret it. The rock duo – who will be one of Canada’s next big bands (mark my words) – made their Lethbridge debut at Whoop-Up Days with an hour-long set ... Read More »

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  • Nothing fishy with this treat

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com A former Lethbridge duo have had a sweet homecoming during Whoop-Up Days this week. Friends Shaun Riddell and Kelly Tso formed Sweetfish Taiyaki, a Japanese waffle stand, a few months ago as insurance against the possibility of job layoffs in a sluggish economy. Riddell, born and raised in Lethbridge, and ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Choi’s 59 is an amazing feat

    Dylan Purcell LETHBIRGD HERALD sports@lethbridgeherald.com Even a PGA Tour pro might pause before signing a scorecard with a 59 on it after a round of golf. For most golfers, a 59 means no witnesses and no conscience. Even claiming a recreational 59 might get you beat up in the clubhouse. Pincher Creek golfer Ethan Choi ... Read More »

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  • Canes won’t shock anyone this season, camp set to open

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com There will be no surprises from the Lethbridge Hurricanes this season. The Canes get ready for another Western Hockey League season starting this afternoon when the club begins its rookie camp at the Enmax Centre. After a 2015-16 season that saw the Hurricanes rise up the ranks with a 46-24-1-1 ... Read More »

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  • Choi shoots 59 to win bantam title

    Lethbridge Herald Ethan Choi has won a provincial golf title — in an astounding manner. The 14-year-old Pincher Creek golfer shot a stunning 12-under 59 during the Alberta Bantam and Novice Championship Wednesday afternoon at the River’s Edge Golf Club in Okotoks. After the first day’s competition Tuesday was cancelled due to strong winds and ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Respect for the public purse

    The governments may change, but some of the actions don’t. Two Liberal cabinet ministers have been under fire recently over expenditures which critics viewed as a waste of taxpayers’ money. Last week, after it was revealed that Health Minister Jane Philpott submitted bills of $1,700 and more than $1,900 for high-end car service on separate ... Read More »

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  • Funding a quality education

    In what felt like the blink of an eye, summer is almost over. I hope you were able to make the most of the season; Lethbridge and area certainly provides plenty of opportunity for summer fun. Whether you swam at the newly reopened Henderson Lake Outdoor Pool, learned about our environment at the Helen Schuler ... Read More »

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  • Wading through the rhetoric

    Climate-change town halls sounding the false alarm Tom Harris and Tim Ball The best answer to many of the claims being made in climate-change town halls across Canada this summer is simply: of course! “Climate change is real,” they say. Of course! Gravity and sunrise are also real. But that doesn’t mean we cause them ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Who’s cherry picking their facts?

    I hate to break into the ongoing debate between Dr. Vipond and Shaun Ward on the subject of coal plant closure. It appears that if anyone is cherry picking facts, it is none other than the good physician himself. Nothing in his letter of Aug. 16, or the report he accuses Mr. Ward of cherry ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Thanks for supporting drag racing at airport

    Now that the smoke has cleared, the LeBarons Car Club 1961 has had a chance to catch its collective breath and reflect on what was a great event to add to Lethbridge’s repertoire – first-ever drag racing at the airport. This could not have happened without the persistence of the Drag Race Committee and the ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • More changes needed for utility providers

    As part of my retirement plan I own a rental property in a small town in Alberta. The other day Fortis came by and shut off the power without so much as a by your leave. I am wondering how this could happen. I am forced to use the default electrical provider if I want ... Read More »

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