August 29th, 2016

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J.W. Schnarr J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald The Whitbie’s Fish and Chips lunch crowd begins filtering in as soon as the shop opens its doors Saturday. The staff are tired-looking but friendly. Whitbie’s is a place where people have good conversations, and the air is thick with the smell of hot oil, malt vinegar and

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  • School zones and distracted driving a dangerous combination

    It’s that time of year – back to school – and the hustle of activity with vehicle and pedestrian traffic in and around school zones is about to begin. After a two-month hiatus school zones will be back in effect Sept. 6 and drivers will be required to once again slow down to 30 km/h. ... Read More »

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  • Southern Alberta boy dies in collision

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald A young boy has died in a tragic accident after his bicycle was struck by a vehicle near Barnwell over the weekend. On Saturday around 4:40 p.m., Taber RCMP and EMS were called to a collision involving a child on a bicycle and a motor vehicle. Investigators determined that the ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Residents asked to prepare for postal strike

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald A possible Canada Post labour disruption has the City of Lethbridge asking local residents to avoid putting their bill payments in the mail. Instead, people are urged to use alternative methods of submitting payment. These methods include paying in person at city hall. Payments may also be made in deposit ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Canes camp continues

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald After the rookies and prospects kicked things off Thursday and Friday, the veterans joined the fray Saturday afternoon as the Lethbridge Hurricanes headed into their main camp over the weekend. On Sunday, it was the first full day of main camp as the wide-eyed 15-year-olds and the grizzled vets alike ... Read More »

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  • Bull rider wins one for Canada

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald Astride Grand Slam, Tyler Pankewitz hit it out of the park. The Ponoka bullrider charged from the chute during the final ride of the Whoop-Up Days Rodeo and the Bucking & Barrels Can-Am Pro Challenge Saturday night and rode the 11-year-old veteran bull to a ride of 88.5 for the ... Read More »

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  • Goalies going to work

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald Attention masked men of the Lethbridge Hurricanes: get ready to bring your lunch buckets to the rink. The Hurricanes head into the 2016-17 Western Hockey League season with a new coach overseeing what’s going on in the crease with the hiring of former NHLer and southern Alberta product Darcy Wakaluk ... Read More »

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  • Duterte and the United Nations

    Philippines’ new prime minister unlikely to follow through on his threat Rodrigo Duterte, the new president of the Philippines, gives good copy. Here’s a quote from his final election rally: “Forget the laws on human rights. If I make it to the presidential palace, I will do just what I did as mayor. You drug ... Read More »

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  • Make mining firms more accountable

    Canada likes to think of itself as a principled middle power, projecting a moral voice in the world. But in the rugged fields of international mining, oil and gas, it is a muscular giant whose power is not always wielded in an ethical way. That’s why Father Melo, a Honduran Jesuit priest who is under ... Read More »

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  • 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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Letters to The Editor

  • Who’s going to pay for society’s higher costs?

    It seems a few people are happy to be taken advantage of with no questions asked. I am fully aware that taxes are both inevitable and necessary for a civilized society to function, and if you have a nice juicy pension nearing the later years of your life, you’re laughing. But what about the rest ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Drivers should show respect for pedestrians

    This is to all the drivers out there who rant and rave about pedestrians like myself. First of all, all I really want to do is get to where I’m going safely and in a timely matter. It has become a difficult chore to do this without being screamed and honked at and being made ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Community support made art show a success

    When Deana and I began to plan ArtBeat’s first “Under $100 Art Show and Designer Sale,” we had an idea of what we envisioned for the event. We wanted to develop an artist collective and create a space that contributed to the artistic culture of Lethbridge. Our ultimate goal was to facilitate the connection between ... Read More »

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