December 22nd, 2014

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Karlene Skretting Southern Alberta Newspapers — Magrath For 14 years the Christmas lights on display at his home in Magrath were a labour of love for Fred Stocker. It was a way for Fred to tinker throughout the year and combine his welding, mechanic and electrical knowledge to create a

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  • Labour of love lives on

    Karlene Skretting Southern Alberta Newspapers — Magrath For 14 years the Christmas lights on display at his home in Magrath were a labour of love for Fred Stocker. It was a way for Fred to tinker throughout the year and combine his welding, mechanic and electrical knowledge to create a... Read More »

    26 mins ago
  • Police chiefs want to protect fund

    Trevor Busch Southern Alberta Newspapers – TABER The Alberta Association of Police Chiefs is protesting government attempts to siphon funds found in the Victims of Crime Fund, that would be used for purposes other than assisting victims services units in the province. Resolution F14-05, or Maintaining the Integrity... Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Discipline policy to be clarified

    J.W. Schnarr Southern Alberta Newspapers – Taber When school conduct is not followed, there are times when discipline needs to be enforced, something which could be clarified for the Horizon School Division if a new policy on student discipline comes to pass. During the division’s regular meeting last... Read More »

    17 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Biggest game in town — Copperheads embraced by Coaldale community

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Coaldale loves their Copperheads. As the Coaldale Copperheads skate in their eighth season in the Heritage Junior B Hockey League, a ticket to a Copperheads home game is a hot commodity and the Coaldale Sportsplex the place to be on game night. The Copperheads have... Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Taber’s Brandon Davidson makes his NHL debut

    Greg Price Southern Alberta Newspapers Brandon Davidson has worked for everything he’s gotten in his hockey career. Everything Davidson has endured he has faced head-on, and last Wednesday the six-foot-two, 215-pound defenceman from Taber fulfilled a dream when he played his first game as a National Hockey League player. Davidson... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • LCI basketball teams earn LSAA wins

    Lethbridge The LCI boys and girls basketball teams scored a sweep over Winston Churchill during Lethbridge Schools Athletic Association action Tuesday. In the boys game LCI won 52-33 and in the girls game, LCI posted a 53-27 win. In the boys game, Lucas Knitel-Allnen led LCI with ... Read More »

    5 days ago

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  • 2 winning tickets for Saturday night’s $5-million Lotto 649 jackpot

    TORONTO – Christmas has come a few days early for the owners of the two winning tickets in Saturday night’s Lotto 6-49 draw. The two will split the $5-million jackpot. One of the tickets was sold in Vancouver, and the other was purchased somewhere in Ontario. The jackpot for the next Lotto 6-49 draw on ... Read More »

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  • New chief can transform indigenous politics

    Joseph Quesnel FRONTIER CENTRE FOR PUBLIC POLICY The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has selected a new national chief. Perry Bellegarde, recently chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and former chief of the Little Black Bear First Nation in Saskatchewan, will have three-and-a-half years to transform indigenous politics for the better. At no ... Read More »

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  • 2014 a year of challenges for council

    The year 2014 provided no shortage of challenging issues and events for city council. We faced many serious and unique challenges, and these were opportunities for council to demonstrate leadership in order to achieve positive results for our city. Urban Drilling The most prominent issue during the first half of 2014 was urban oil and ... Read More »

    4 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Thanks to all who made lights tour possible

    A special thanks to The Herald, CTV’s Terry Vogt and all radio stations for making the citizens of southern Alberta aware of our very successful 52nd annual Kotch’s Exotic International Travel and Tours Christmas Lights Tour. Special thanks also to those home owners and businesses who went out of their way to decorate their floats, ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • We don’t need to be paralyzed by naysayers

    How did it come to pass that we are so easily paralyzed by naysayers when we know these negative views should not stop us from doing the right thing. Rajko Dodic wrote that 75 per cent of the waste stream is commercial waste so what is the point of curbside recycling of residential waste. Paralysis ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Slowing down doesn’t take much time

    In response to the recent pileup on Whoop-Up, let’s ask the following question: How much time would drivers lose if they crossed Whoop-Up at 50 km-h instead of 90 km-h? Answer: 1.33 minutes. Better to lose a minute or two than your life. David Siminovitch Lethbridge... Read More »

    3 days ago