May 22nd, 2015

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Melissa VilleneuveLethbridge Heraldmvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.comPublic Works employees are essential to keeping our community clean and beautiful for residents and visitors. National Public Works Week, which runs May 17-23, is a time to recognize those employees who work behind the scenes to improve the quality of life for everyone

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  • Test-drive event to raise money for Wilson School

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD College Ford is bringing Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited’s Drive 4 US School program to Lethbridge in an effort to raise up to $6,000 for Wilson Middle School. For every person who test-drives a Ford vehicle at Wilson Middle School on Saturday, College Ford... Read More »

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  • Flag display today at Galt Gardens to reflect abortions in Canada

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lethbridge’s Galt Gardens will be covered with 10,000 small pink and blue flags today. Each flag is meant to represent 10 pre-born children aborted in Canada each year. Although statistics are difficult to confirm with certainty, there are approximately 100,000 abortions performed in Canada every... Read More »

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  • Assault suspect felt threatened, so he punched first, court told

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald Michael Stanley Mitchell was only acting in self defence when he punched another man and knocked him to the ground, court was told Thursday at the conclusion of Mitchell’s assault trial in Lethbridge. Mitchell, who is charged with one count of assault causing... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • LCI, Raymond earn berths to league final

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald The final is set, and the league will have a new champion for 2015. Following semifinal wins on Wednesday, the Raymond Comets and the LCI Rams are set to square off Friday for this season’s Lethbridge Regional High School Baseball League postseason title... Read More »

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  • Canes ink new, young prospect

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Hurricanes have another piece of the future locked up. Prospect Tyler Strath, who was selected 59th overall in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft, has signed a Standard Player Agreement with the local club, the team announced Wednesday. Strath, who will turn... Read More »

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  • Baseball leads off high school post-season action

    The end is near. No need for alarm, I’m simply referring to the end of the 2014-15 local high school athletic campaign. – – In fact, I see the Lethbridge Regional High School Baseball League post-season goes this week, with semifinals today (teams unknown as I write... Read More »

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  • Time for U.S. to lose its COOL

    Can cooler heads prevail and head off a trade war between Canada, Mexico and the U.S. over discredited American COOL (country of origin labelling) rules for meat? The potential for a bruising, multi-billion-dollar trade battle – which would hurt consumers in all affected countries – has heated up after the World Trade Organization this week ... Read More »

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  • Another avenue for civic funding

    Crowdfunding catching on as way to fund civic projects When times are tough financially, sometimes you just have to think outside the box, as the saying goes. That’s what many community groups, non-profit organizations and even local governments are doing these days to find the money for assorted civic projects. According to a recent Canadian ... Read More »

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  • Moving toward rule by decree?

    Tories bypassing fundamental checks and balances The contention that RCMP were acting on the will of Parliament in destroying long-gun registry documents subject to an access to information request is fair comment. But when does the will of Parliament supersede the established laws of Canada? The answer in this case is chilling if parliamentarians go ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Helping the poor would pay dividends

    The CBC quoted Statistics Canada that people living in poverty, five per cent of the population, cost the Alberta Health Service 56 per cent of its total health-care budget (May 8, the CBC National). The figure is even worse in Ontario with 68 per cent of the budget. It’s a staggering statistic. Poor people cannot ... Read More »

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  • Animal cruelty is not entertainment

    Ringling Circus has decided to stop touring with elephants after being fined $270,000 for mishandling animals. The common use of bullocks, prods and shackles was considered in violation of Federal Law in the U.S. According to Animal Defenders International, numerous countries around the world have now banned the use of animals in circuses, and in ... Read More »

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  • Who will be the watchdog to ensure patients receive timely surgery?

    A year has passed since my mother’s death. I wrote a letter to the editor that was published Oct. 26. My late mother, Barbara Davies, fractured her hip on May 9, 2014 and was taken by ambulance to Chinook Regional Hospital where her condition wasn’t considered life threatening. She spent close to two hours in ... Read More »

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