February 12th, 2016

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J.W. Schnarr LETHBRIDGE HERALD jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Retired American astronaut icon Buzz Aldrin sees a future where humanity has set up a permanent home on Mars, with Canada playing a significant role in getting there. In a Lethbridge Herald exclusive interview, Aldrin spoke from his home in Satellite Beach, Fla., on Thursday

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  • To the moon and beyond

    J.W. Schnarr LETHBRIDGE HERALD jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Retired American astronaut icon Buzz Aldrin sees a future where humanity has set up a permanent home on Mars, with Canada playing a significant role in getting there. In a Lethbridge Herald exclusive interview, Aldrin spoke from his home in Satellite Beach, Fla., on Thursday... Read More »

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  • ‘Prairie Dog’ a ’50’s monster flick

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com For people living across the west, the prairie dog may seem like a threatened species. They’re a kind of burrowing rodent – not in the dog family at all – and they’re far more numerous in western American states than on the grasslands... Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Sentencing delayed for teen in robbery case

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Sentencing has been delayed for a 16-year-old Lethbridge teenager who tried to rob a gas station last November with a couple of friends. The youth, who can’t be identified because of his young age, was scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in youth court... Read More »

    22 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Coyotes draw into curling provincials

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com This time, the Chinook Coyotes girls curling team will get their shot. Facing a familiar Dunmore Eagle Butte foursome in the gold-medal game of the South Zone High School Curling championships, the Coyotes won 10-5 Wednesday afternoon at the Lethbridge Curling Club. After a pair... Read More »

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  • Canes wake up to beat Blades

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD sports@lethbridgeherald,com Dawn broke and the Lethbridge Hurricanes staved off the coming apocalypse with a 7-4 win over the Saskatoon Blades on Wednesday night. The Hurricanes remain in charge in the Western Hockey League’s Eastern Conference at 38-16. Their 76 points keeps them ahead of the Red Deer... Read More »

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  • Struggling Hurricanes still in good shape

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD sports@lethbridgeherald.com The struggle is real, but it’s nothing to worry about. The Lethbridge Hurricanes are 1-4 in the last five games. After a franchise climax of 10 consecutive wins in January, the team went limp on a West Coast road trip. They lost three consecutive games... Read More »

    2 days ago


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By backformore: Medicine Hat News Comment I've always thought that the best model would be to run operating off reliable sources (like a sales tax) and legislate ... Read More »

By Jagtech: Medicine Hat News Comment The real problem with a sales tax, or any other VAT, is that it's permanent, forever. It might be more palatable if the... Read More »

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  • No alternative to a sales tax

    Tax measure would help alberta get back onto a solid financial footing Trevor Harrison UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE Alberta must bring in a harmonized sales tax. This is the conclusion reached by myself and 18 economists, political scientists, sociologists and other public policy experts in an article that recently ran in two major Alberta newspapers. Why ... Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Banning microbeads is wise

    It was more than 150 years ago that the first man-made plastic came on the scene. Parkesine, made from cellulose, the major component of plant cells walls, and patented by Britain’s Alexander Parkes, was unveiled at London’s Great International Exhibition in 1862. Since then, plastics – most derived from petrochemicals – have countless uses and ... Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Little acts can have big impact

    Little things can add up to a lot. That’s the basic premise behind the Cheers 4 Lethbridge campaign, which encourages a series of positive actions on a small scale in the hope of effecting positive change on a community-wide scale. As indicated in the story on page A3 of Tuesday’s Herald, the idea is to ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • No apologies for protecting child from danger

    This letter addresses a concern that many have, but I’d like to address it to one woman in particular. This woman thought it prudent to call the police because I spanked my three-year-old child in public. That’s right; I spanked my child for disobeying me and running across a busy street. I’d like to tell ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Thank councillors for voting down blue box recycling

    Cheryl Bradley was clearly upset about the rejection of the motion re: blue box recycling (re: letter to the editor, Feb. 2 Herald). After all, according to Coun. Bridget Mearns, it would only cost $5.50 per month to have this fabulous service. Councillors Coffman, Hyggen, Iwaskiw, Mauro and Miyashiro brazenly defeated the motion and shattered ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Reminded of soap-box orators

    The acerbic and quite alienating tone underpinning Arlene Butler’s letter to the editor of Jan. 31 reminded me of post-war times in Britain and the long tradition of street soap-box orators to be found there, ranting their various messages to disinterested passersby. The problem with these orators/social activists was that their messages were too loud, ... Read More »

    3 days ago