March 28th, 2015

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Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Ron MacLean probably knows more about Lethbridge’s hockey connections than most hockey people in Lethbridge. From Frank Boucher’s time with the RCMP in the city in the 1920s, before he won Stanley Cups, to how many current NHL coaches have direct ties to the community,

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Local News

  • Three facing charges in fatal drug overdoses released on bail

    lethbridge herald Three residents of the Blood Indian Reserve accused of trafficking in drugs that killed two people earlier this month have been released from custody. Jessica Joy Good Rider, 26, Charles Shouting, 34, and Bobby Weasel Head, 41, appeared Friday in Lethbridge provincial court and were released... Read More »

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  • Mennonites want to be part of the community

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald -TABER mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com “Let’s not paint them all with the same brush.” With all the national attention around recent town bylaws in Taber and other small communities, it seems many are eager to classify the Low-German speaking Mennonite community. However, members of the community... Read More »

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  • Science fair continues today at U of L

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Young scientists are the stars this weekend at the University of Lethbridge. The Southern Alberta Technology Council (SATC) and the University of Lethbridge are presenting SCI-FUSION 2015: The Lethbridge Regional Science Fair and Science Olympics, which began Friday and continues today on campus, on the... 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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  • 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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  • Peewee Hurricanes Red golden yet again

    edmonton The Lethbridge Scotiabank peewee AA Hurricanes Red have captured the 2015 Provincial Peewee AA Minor Championship. In the team’s 60th game of the season, the Hurricanes defeated the Lloydminster Blazers 3-2 Sunday to cap off a 5-0-1 weekend and capture back-to-back provincial championships. The Canes started 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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  • 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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  • Bills aimed at improving Albertans’ lives

    From the Legislature: By Greg Weadick By the time you read this, Budget 2015 will have been introduced in the Alberta Legislature, and with it, significant changes to the way the government will budget in the future. The budget comes after considerable consultation with Albertans over the past few months. More than 40,000 people responded ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • 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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  • Why such an uproar over wearing niqab?

    I am somewhat perplexed about the debate regarding the wearing of the niqab during the recitation of the oath of citizenship. The government is insisting that the woman giving the oath must remove the veil so that she can be seen to be reciting the oath. Some well-meaning people have offered compromises. Perhaps someone could ... Read More »

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  • Alberta Canada’s latest embarrassment?

    I have just returned from a 10-day trip through the state of Florida where I spent much time with old friends from the Maritimes, Ontario and many Americans and this is what’s happening. Growing up in northern New Brunswick with a father from Quebec, I have seen and heard it all about Quebec’s constant desire ... Read More »

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