April 21st, 2015

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Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comThere was something in the air outside of city hall on Monday afternoon, moreso than just the remnants of a warm April breeze.About 75 local marijuana enthusiasts gathered in honour of the 4/20 counterculture holiday, as well as to promote their beliefs that legalizing

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Local News

  • Prescribed burn set for this afternoon at Waterton Lakes National Park

    Don’t be alarmed this afternoon — things are under control.As travelers may notice smoke and reduced visibility this afternoon on Highway 6 and Highway 5 near Waterton Lakes National Park, it will be due to a prescribed fire. There will be delays traveling through the area.Those heading through the area are asked to follow the ... Read More »

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  • Police seek information on alleged Tuesday-morning assault

    Lethbridge Regional Police Service is investigating an alleged assault that occurred earlier this morning along the 300 block of 28th Street South.At approximately 8:39 a.m., police responded to a report a woman had been assaulted by an unknown man while she was taking her garbage out. According to police, the woman was grabbed from behind ... Read More »

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  • Illegal ammo seized

    Lethbridge Herald Blood >Tribe >Police >Service seized ammunition Sunday as part of an investigation into a suspicious vehicle. Saturday >around >6:40 >p.m. >Blood >Tribe >Police >Service (BTPS) >received >information >a >grey >van >was >approaching >people >in >Standoff >to >sell Oxy >80 >tablets. > A >grey >Chevrolet >Venture >with... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Sports builder O’Brien heads into Hall of Fame

    LETHBIRDGE HERALDThe Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame’s annual induction banquet features the induction of local sports administrator, principal, coach and athlete Cal O’Brien in the builders category.The banquet takes place on May 2 at the Canadian Western Bank Lounge at the Enmax Centre. Tickets are available at... Read More »

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  • Racquetball players win provincial titles

    Lethbridge HeraldLethbridge can boast two open provincial racquetball champions, both with the last name Iwaasa.Coby Iwaasa won the Men’s Open title and his cousin Alexis Iwaasa won the Women’s Open title at the Alberta Provincial Championships, held last weekend at the University of Calgary.This is Coby’s fifth provincial Men’s Open crown. He is qualifying for ... Read More »

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  • Seven local football players to compete in Bantam Bowl

    Lethbridge HeraldSeven players from the area have been selected as Football Alberta’s Bantam Bowl South All-Stars.They will represent southern Alberta in the Bantam Bowl game, set for the University of Lethbridge Community Stadium on May 18, after concluding selection camp last weekend at McMahon Stadium in Calgary.Of the top graduating Grade 9 Bantam football players, ... Read More »

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  • Protecting our food foundation

    Spring has arrived and that means across the country, farmers will be preparing their fields for another growing season. In spite of Canada’s vast, wide-open spaces, there’s really only a small percentage of land that is suitable for agriculture – about five per cent, according to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – and even what we ... Read More »

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  • What to do about killer robots?

    “Killer Robots” is a dreadful name, don’t you think? It reminds you of the killing machines in the “Terminator” series and the “Battle Droids” of “Star Wars”. “Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems” is a much classier name, and the acronym is even better: LAWS. So the international conference that opened at the United Nations Geneva office ... Read More »

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  • Measuring job skills is important

    Any time a business hires an employee – or a consumer pays to have work done by a business – it’s important that the worker actually has the skills needed to do the work competently. But how do we go about measuring those skills? A new report from the Canada West Foundation, “Competence is the ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Little wonder Iran wants its own nuclear weapons

    Iran lives in a rough neighbourhood. Nukes to the north, south, east and west. And vast arsenals of modern conventional weaponry all around. North there is Russia with over 4,000 nuclear warheads. However, Iran and Russia are on good terms so not a threat at this time. South there is the American superpower with land ... Read More »

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  • Arguments against meat difficult to sink your teeth into

    Re: Reasons to stop eating meat, Herald, April 9. Ms. King’s arguments are a bit laughable, especially the part that cows produce methane gas. I think that there are more people than cows in the world. People produce methane gas, too. Then on the back page of the very same paper, the Good Doctor, Gifford-Jones, ... Read More »

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  • Oh, to enjoy the life of a senator

    I cannot allow myself to pass up some remark on your piece about Senator Nancy Ruth’s complaint on being expected to eat the awful airline food. The poor thing! She must have been travelling in business class (at our expense) to be even offered “cold Camembert cheese” with “broken crackers.” I, too, have travelled business ... Read More »

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