March 3rd, 2015

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Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge Family Services (LFS) launched their second annual ‘March 2 a Different Beat’ fundraising campaign on Monday at Ensuite by Emco Showroom. The fundraising event challenges businesses and organizations to hire LFS staff and volunteers for an hour of work in exchange for a minimum

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  • Curbside recycling focus of special meeting March 23

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD Debate over curbside recycling has become a focus for everyday residents as well as city council. Funds were earmarked for its introduction during council’s operating budget deliberations last fall. But council is nowhere near making a decision on the issue — not yet. After briefly... Read More »

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  • Kiwanis Festival has long history

    Signs of spring include flowers blooming, trees budding, and robins returning. It also signals the time for the sound of music filling the air: this year, the 85th Lethbridge and District Kiwanis Music & Speech Arts Festival takes place March 16-28. The first music festival in the province... Read More »

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  • Arming seniors to fight fraud

    Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald March is Fraud Prevention month and it’s often senior citizens who find themselves most vulnerable to scams. A province-wide initiative will focus on a specific fraud prevention theme each week and started Monday by focusing on scams that target the elderly. Representatives from... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Good Sport: Open Mike night hits the Penny

    By Dylan Purcell All my training has finally paid off. After just over a year of running with the Runners Soul Marathon Club, I finally got invited to the post-run breakfast at Penny Coffee House. It was shortly after a routine eight-mile slog across the city, Johann Maatje casually asked... Read More »

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  • Steel looking for new members

    LETHBRIDGE Attention potential new members of the Lethbridge Steel, the women’s football club is ready to teach you a little bit of everything about the game on the gridiron. As the Steel gear up for the Western Women’s Canadian Football League season with some indoor practices, they do so tackling every facet of the game. ... Read More »

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  • Horns off to another Hall

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald The coaches and players of the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s rugby team from 2007-2009 will no doubt look back fondly on their three consecutive CIS Championship titles in that span. But then-Pronghorns coach Neil Langevin said the hard work the team put... Read More »

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  • Wise advice: Don’t be a hero

    Police suggestion to comply with robber’s demands is best way to handle situation A string of four armed robberies in a week’s time is highly unusual in Lethbridge, and that’s good news. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the incidents, and that’s good news, too. In two of the instances, the clerks refused to provide ... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • A win for EU, a loss for Greece

    The first round of the battle for the euro is over, and Germany has won. The whole European Union won, really, but the Germans set the strategy. Technically, everybody just kicked the can down the road four months by extending the existing bail-out arrangements for Greece, but what was really revealed in the past week ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Reaching out is the best defence

    It was undoubtedly unsettling for Albertans to hear that a landmark like the West Edmonton Mall was listed as a target by the militant Muslim Somali group al-Shabaab. We’re more likely to set foot there than the hallowed democratic grounds of parliament that was attacked this Fall. While unsettling, the threat should be taken with ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • No benefits yet from spending on renewable energy

    Re: “Southern Alberta can be renewable energy mecca,” Feb. 18. The headline on Byrne’s letter is timely and ironic. Rajendra Pachauri, once head of the IPCC, resigned on Feb. 24 and said that climate change “É is my religion.” Many others share Pachauri’s feelings about climate as they see unreliable renewables as mystical worship idols. ... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Recycling survey didn’t have correct cost figures

    There was a lot of media coverage over the survey done by Citizens Research Lab at Lethbridge College recently. The survey was seriously flawed. Lethbridge residents are very sensitive to cost increases on their utility bills and city council is working hard to reduce the costs of any new recycling programs. In the telephone survey ... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Short-tailed weasels unusual in Lethbridge

    This note is not discussing any of the major questions facing the world. I’m just interested in a picture I saw in the paper last week. There was a photo in the Feb. 20 paper of a magpie and the head of a weasel, photographed in Indian Battle Park. In the details beneath the picture ... Read More »

    2 days ago