September 24th, 2016

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‘Walk a Mile’ event raises money and awareness J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald Almost 2,000 women and children were turned away from the YWCA’s Harbour House project last year, but an annual fundraising walk with a twist is helping by raising money and awareness to the issue of domestic violence. YWCA’s “Walk a Mile in

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  • Drugs, firearms found after arrest

    lethbridge herald Guns and drugs were seized earlier this week after police swooped down on rural property near Pincher Creek. At about 10 p.m. Wednesday members of the Southern Alberta Emergency Response Team and the Pincher Creek RCMP searched the rural property located near the Pincher Creek airport and arrested one man. The following day ... Read More »

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  • Hectic time for southern Albertans

    Buckled up? In Lethbridge, September is something like a midway ride at Whoop-Up Days. At the start, you’re sitting there waiting for something to happen. Before the end, you’re travelling at breakneck speed. Studies, sports, service clubs and public events – they’re all going full tilt, and southern Albertans may face some difficult choices. That ... Read More »

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  • Drainage project well underway

    Drainage basin will lessen flooding J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald Stormwater mitigation took another step in Coaldale on Friday with the official completion of phase one and ground breaking of phase two of the Malloy Drainage Basin Project. Phase 1 involved rehabilitation of the downstream end of the Malloy Drain from Range Road 19-4 to ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Rebels, Cougars earn wins in SAHSVL action

    LETHBIRDGE HERALD The Taber W.R. Myers Rebels won on the road during Southern Alberta High School Boys Volleyball League action Wednesday in Picture Butte. The Rebels defeated the Picture Butte Sugar Kings 3-1, losing the first set 25-18, but rattling off 25-23, 25-12 and 25-12 set wins to earn the decision. Cole Layton led W.R. ... Read More »

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  • Local teams begin battle for football trophies

    ‘High School Notebook’ column by Dave Wells There is absolutely no doubt my favourite local hardware — high school athletics, or otherwise — is the T. Eaton Trophy, often referred to as The Gold Football. Heck, it’s not even close. Starting this week the 2016 chase is on. The venerable and venerated Southern Alberta High ... Read More »

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  • Pretty awesome: local Olympians speak at SACPA

    A ‘Good Sport’ column by Dylan Purcell There was a young soccer player in the audience. She had a Guns N Roses T-shirt on, so you have to like her right off the bat. She listened, intently for almost two hours. You tell me one other situation unrelated to text messaging or Flappy Bird that ... Read More »

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  • Supporting agriculture sector

    Government has a role to play in helping agriculture industry do its job David Schneider MLA, LITTLE BOW With harvest well underway, this is a good opportunity for all of us to share our appreciation with Alberta’s farm families. These folks are working long hours, bringing in the crops and trucking calves to auction. They’re ... Read More »

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  • Threats to economic freedom

    Government policies threaten Canada’s reputation Fred McMahon and Ben Eisen THE FRASER INSTITUTE – VANCOUVER Canada ranks a remarkable fifth in the world in economic freedom, just behind Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and Switzerland. The “land of the maple leaf” is far ahead of our southern neighbour, supposedly the “land of the free.” The ... Read More »

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  • Problem that won’t go away

    Food bank use continues to grow It’s time to draw the line. That’s the word from Food Banks Canada this week during Hunger Awareness Week, the theme for which is “Draw the Line on Hunger.” Food Banks Canada points out that use of food banks across Canada is 26 per cent higher than it was ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Move designed to keep cattle industry strong

    The cattle industry is a key driver in Alberta’s rural economy, and feeder associations are vital to the success of the industry. That’s why we need to keep this sector strong. Alberta beef is known worldwide for its quality. Cattle feeders add significant value to the way we produce quality food. Success in this sector ... Read More »

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  • No blood system is entirely non-compensated

    Your story of Sept. 17 (“Protection called for blood system,” about the BloodWatch advocacy group) states that “Canada’s donor-based blood service should not be taken over by an American-style, for-profit industry.” In fact, such a system has been in place for decades. Seventy-five per cent of the plasma needed to manufacture immune globulin, the plasma-derived ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Voters need to remember Tory blunders

    Political hacks depend on the electorate’s memory loss and their forgetting past mistakes and damaging blunders. The letters section of the latest Maclean’s magazine jogged my mind with the reminder of the shameful sale and privatization of the Canadian Wheat Board. The stated detrimental effect of this sale to massive foreign corporations has been a ... Read More »

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