July 29th, 2014

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Melissa VilleneuveFor the HeraldMost Canadians learn English as a first language, but for many immigrants and foreign workers to the country, it can be another challenge to overcome.The Lethbridge Public Library (LPL) “Read On” program is helping to ease that transition and needs more volunteers. “Read On” offers

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Local News

  • Police locate body of 34-year-old woman in St. Mary River

    A 34-year-old woman is dead after her body was discovered in a local river.Monday at 1:30 p.m., the Blood Tribe Police Service received a report a woman had been was missing since Sunday in the early afternoon.Investigation revealed the victim had been swimming in the St. Mary River approximately two kilometers from Cardston at the ... Read More »

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  • Concerts in the park

    A typical summer’s night will see families or individuals strolling the paths and walkways of any city park – no doubt swatting away pesky mosquitos! Occasionally they’ll stop and greet an acquaintance or sit on the grass to take in a band concert. In the early days of... Read More »

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  • Foreign worker changes cause for concern

    Melissa Villeneuve For the Herald The program governing temporary foreign workers is not effective for Albertans, according to Senator Doug Black, who was the keynote speaker at a Rotary Club lunch at the Lethbridge Lodge Hotel Monday. Senator Black is touring Lethbridge and southern Alberta to reconnect with... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Steacy earns gold at Commonwealth Games

    Jim Steacy is a gold medalist.The hammer thrower from Lethbridge took gold this afternoon at the Commonwealth Games, as he bested England’s Nick Miller and Scotland’s Mark Dry.Steacy finished second to Dry in the second qualifying round but in the end, his throw of 74.16 metres in the final was good enough for gold, in ... Read More »

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  • Tuesday’s Good Sport column by Dylan Purcell: The boys of late fall?

    ’s approaching three decades with the local American Legion baseball programs, so Scott Oikawa has seen everything you could think of when it comes to baseball for kids aged 14-20. Including the development of year-round sports. The A-ball Y’s Men Miners and AA KB Heating Elks are still... Read More »

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  • Elks have a chance at the State title

    Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.comThe Lethbridge KB Heating Elks have a shot at a Montana American Legion State AA baseball championship this week, thanks to their role as host. They’ll open the tournament tonight at Spitz Stadium at 7 p.m. against the Great Falls Chargers. The event starts today... Read More »

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  • Korean War vets played crucial part

    Canadians in Korea fought for freedom just as those in the two world wars did Tribute was paid Sunday to Lethbridge’s Korean War veterans during the Korean War Veterans Day ceremony at the Lethbridge Cenotaph near city hall. The date coincided with the date the three-year war ended in 1953 with the signing of an ... Read More »

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  • Protecting the interests of gov’t and not taxpayers

    Heather Forsyth Wildrose Health Critic MLA Calgary-Fish Creek The Public Interest Commissioner revealed this past week that a senior Alberta Health Services (AHS) executive failed to disclose a direct conflict of interest in a $75,000 sole-source consulting contract. In particular, this executive was the former partner and shareholder with the corporation that received this contract. ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • 5th on 5tha key player

    Not everyone graduates with a university degree. Even fewer have the opportunity for a good-paying job out of high school, or to slide into a role with a highly profitable family business. Some young people, for whatever reason, struggle to nail down a rewarding career and a job that pays them well enough to cope ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Health system couldn’t function without its caregivers

    The recent “Toast to caregivers” to be found in The Herald is to be commended for its brevity and clarity. However, much more needs to be said on the subject of health care’s “Best Kept Secret,” the caregivers. Their work passes unheralded – no brass band or public accolades for them – only the quiet ... Read More »

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  • Is MP representing constituents or special interest groups?

    MP Hillyer’s taxpayer-funded agenda crowded my mailbox yet again this past Wednesday. After phoning the MP’s Lethbridge office in a second attempt to divert such unsolicited propaganda (and maybe save taxpayer dollars as well), I was informed that, in fact, it is not possible to, um, not receive these mailings as they are sent out ... Read More »

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  • American Spies in Germany: The end of trust

    The question to bear in mind, when reading this whole sorry tale, is this. If Americans are, on average, no stupider than Germans, then why are their intelligence services so stupid? After the most recent revelations about American spying in Germany, there was considerable speculation among members of the Bundestag (parliament) that Germany might “get ... Read More »

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