April 21st, 2014

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Nick KuhlLethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comWhen the clock hit 4:20 p.m. Sunday afternoon, local marijuana enthusiasts took notice. As it was April 20, or 4/20 on the calendar, which has become a counterculture holiday in North America, about 30 local ralliers gathered outside Lethbridge City Hall to promote

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Local News

  • Hudson has seen it all

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Officially, he’s been responsible for ensuring the city follows the law. But Doug Hudson – retiring this month after 32 years as the city solicitor – has also become an in-house historian. He’s been an eyewitness to so many hot-button issues in Lethbridge,... Read More »

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  • IODE officials seek local members

    Caroline Zentner lethbridge herald czentner@lethbridgeherald.com The community-minded women who belonged to the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire worked for years to make Lethbridge a better place. Among the IODE’s efforts are the wrought-iron gate at the entrance to Mountain View Cemetery, the Soldiers’ Plot in the... Read More »

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  • Wiebes have the right stuff

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com There’s a lot more to taxidermy than just understanding the terminology. Preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals, horns and antlers for display takes a lot of time and artistic ability. For Kevin Wiebe, taxidermy began as a hobby because he grew... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Magrath no-hits Cardston

     LETHBRIDGE HERALDDerek Strate, who has committed to play college ball at Southern Virginia, threw a no-hitter in their six-inning 10-2 Southern Alberta High School Baseball League victory over the Cardston Cougars, Tuesday.Strate struck out seven batters. The two runs came off walks and errors. Dylan Strang took the loss on... Read More »

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  • Switch to badminton singles a smashing success

     Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comLindsday Amatto has gone solo.And for the Grade 11 badminton player from Catholic Central, her decision to cross over the singles last year has been a smashing success.Riding the momentum of a solid season, Amatto had a berth at provincials on her mind as the South Zone High... Read More »

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  • Bosch makes it official

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com It was the pen to the paper that will officially send Kacie Bosch south of the border after a stellar athletic career with the Chinook High School Coyotes. Having been on the Gonzaga University women’s basketball team’s radar for some time, the Grade... Read More »

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  • We need a uniquely Canadian network

    The last decade has been a rough one for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), and the tough times are continuing. Last week, during a town hall meeting, CBC president Hubert Lacroix announced, due to a shortfall in revenue and government funding, the CBC will be cutting $130 million from its budget, eliminating 657 jobs over ... Read More »

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  • ocal issues taken to Alberta gov’t

    April has been another busy month. On April 2, we had meetings in Edmonton with Energy Minister Diana McQueen as well as Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Minister Robin Campbell to discuss the urban drilling issue, the provincial government’s proposed urban drilling policy, and the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan’s direction for land and water use. ... Read More »

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  • What about the business of governing?

    The Alberta Progressive Conservative party has a target on its back. That comes as no surprise to anyone who has followed provincial politics. Wildrose party members have been hammering away at the governing party for years but recently, the intensity has picked up. Wildrose critics have held the PCs to the fire over everything from ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • A radical idea to lower cell/net prices in Canada

    In response to the excellent article by Caroline Zentner about “Canada’s cellphone users victims of oligopoly,” I want to propose a radical solution to the outrageous bills Canadians are paying for cell and Internet services. The hope that more competitors will lower rates has been shown to be fleeting indeed – the big incumbents lower ... Read More »

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  • ‘Wind’ wants higher prices

    In April, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) sponsored a “Western Forum” in Calgary. Non-members could attend the two-day event for a registration fee of $1,499 excluding taxes. CanWEA is the organization that wants a “Clean Electricity Standard”; to set provincial regulations at a level which will give wind a market advantage. They also want ... Read More »

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  • LSCO membership important for Bhutanese seniors

    I am writing to add clarity and context to comments made by Frank Toth in his April 9 Letter to the Editor. Mr Toth’s correspondence made reference to very generous provisions made for a reportedly large group of immigrant Lethbridge seniors wishing to belong to the LSCO. Mr. Toth mentions that a “fractious report on ... Read More »

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