August 1st, 2015

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Feds to spend more than $100 million on park improvementsTijana MartinLethbridge Heraldtmartin@lethbridgeherald.comWaterton Lakes National Park was established in 1895, making it the fourth oldest national park in Canada. On Friday, the federal government announced infrastructure investments for over $107 million in several Parks Canada projects across

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Local News

  • New publisher takes Herald helm

    Brian Hancock has spent 21 years in media Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Herald has a new publisher. Officially beginning today, Brian Hancock is the publisher and sales manager of the city’s newspaper, which is read by more than 35,000 people every day. “That’s an astounding number,” said... Read More »

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  • Coalhurst gets flood relief

    Infrastructure funding will help mitigate problem Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Coalhurst residents hope that storm flooding will be a distant memory. And they could, if a potential nearly $14-million storm water management system project moves ahead. On Friday, outside the Coalhurst Town Office, Lethbridge MP Jim Hillyer... Read More »

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  • Higher traffic expected at borders

    Travellers urged to cross in the morning Lethbridge Herald The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is reminding those heading out to plan ahead for their Heritage Day travel plans. At the Coutts border crossing, the CBSA is expecting higher traffic volumes until Tuesday. During peak hours, all... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Elks bested by the Bucks

    Helena, Montana The Lethbridge KB Heating Elks kicked off their State Championship run on a losing note. Facing the Bozeman Bucks in their opener Wednesday morning in Helena, the Elks fell 8-2 and will now face the host Helena Senators this morning at 9:30 a.m. The teams battled... Read More »

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  • LFC strikes triple gold at Spokane River City Cup

    Spokane The Lethbridge Football Club took home three gold medals at the Spokane River City Cup last weekend. The LFC U16 boys, U10 boys Arsenal and the U14 girls each captured top spot in three-day tournament. The U16 boys defeated the Spokane Black Retan 4-0 in the gold... Read More »

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  • Next stop, Nations capital

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Some early offence, a complete pitching performance have punched the Southwest AAA Major All-Stars ticket to nationals. Facing the Medicine Hat Longhorns in the Little League Baseball AAA Major Prairie championship final Wednesday evening at at Canola Harvest Field, the Southwest All-Stars posted... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Key poll information is in the trends

    Opinion polls can’t be counted on to reliably predict election results, that is for certain, but that doesn’t mean they should be thrown out entirely. Defenders of political polls like to talk about them as snapshots of the electorate. When they’re right, the polling firms puff out their chests and when they’re wrong, they blame ... Read More »

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  • Albertans deserve fair utility market

    The Alberta Utility Commission’s decision this week regarding TransAlta represents an all-too-rare victory for consumers over big business. The commission on Monday ruled that TransAlta did deliberately time outages at coal-fired power plants in late 2010 and early 2011 at peak times in order to push up electricity prices, as alleged by the province’s utility ... Read More »

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  • How profitable are wind turbines?

    Joshua Au-Yeung and Austin Mardon With so much emphasis on investing into alternative energies, it’s worth taking a look at the financial feasibility of them. Can wind energy compete with oil in terms of profit? How much electricity do wind turbines produce and how much do they cost to produce it? How do wind turbines ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Air show was an awesome event

    The Lethbridge Air Show organizing committee and volunteers have once again outdone themselves in presenting a premier air show to southern Alberta. As one of those who journeyed south to Lethbridge, it was a truly marvelous, well-organized event with an outstanding display of aircraft. With all that heavy metal on the static display, one was ... Read More »

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  • Let justice be done, but not by the media

    I feel I must chastise The Herald and CTV for showing such insensitivity in today’s paper (July 29). Front-page news of families that are hurting on all sides. Where is decency, tact, ethics and a host of other descriptive words – like love? We are to be salt to the Earth, not pouring salt into ... Read More »

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  • Efforts must increase to protect rare flora, fauna

    As reported over the weekend, the death of a Zimbabwean alpha lion, “Cecil,” has caused outrage around the world. That the “poachers” will receive 15 years for their crime, the other conspirator (our American dentist), while claiming not to have been aware that they were out of bounds, will likely receive a trophy head for ... Read More »

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