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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  • Students get insight into tech, trades

    J.W. Schnarr LETHBRIDGE HERALD jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com About 300 students from the Lethbridge area were on hand at Exhibition Park Wednesday to take part in a pair of career fairs aimed at helping young people make smart decisions about their futures. The fifth annual Youth Exploring Trades and Technology workshop and second... Read More »

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  • School athletics gain exposure

    Vulcan school teams with vTV for live-stream viewing Craig Albrecht PALLISER REGIONAL SCHOOLS – VULCAN County Central High School is looking for greater exposure for its athletics program. The online television network, vTV, wishes to increase community content and engagement. The result is live-stream coverage of the... Read More »

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  • Entries being accepted for dragon boat festival

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbidgeherald.com The events are still four months away. But registration is open for the ATB Financial Lethbridge Rotary Dragon Boat Festival. Returning and new teams for the June 24-26 competition are being invited to register online. Organizers have set a May 13 deadline for... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Sutter cracks WHL top 50

    Lethbridge Herald Brent Sutter has cracked the Top 50 Western Hockey Players of All-Time. Sutter, a former Lethbridge Bronco, was named Thursday as the 44th-best player in the league all-time. As part of the Western Hockey League’s 50th Season celebrations, a panel selected the top 125 players in WHL history last September and from that, ... Read More »

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  • Horns need help

    LETHBRIDGE The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns will play a part deciding their season this weekend. In a supporting role, however, they’ll need a great performance from the Manitoba Bisons. The Pronghorns need to win both games against the Calgary Dinos, starting tonight in Calgary, or their season is over. At approximately the same time, they ... Read More »

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  • Copperheads can finish series

    Lethbridge Herald – Coaldale A natural hat trick from Matthew Johnson has helped the Coaldale Copperheads take a 1-0 series lead over the High River Flyers following a 5-2 win Wednesday night at the Coaldale Sportsplex in Coaldale. The Copperheads defenceman from Sylvan Lake scored three unanswered goals... Read More »

    9 hours ago

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  • Decisive action needed

    What is war good for? Absolutely nothing. So said the peace movements from the 1960s onwards. And for the most part, we still tend to agree today. Justin Trudeau relied on that sentiment when he promised to recall Canadian fighter jets from the fight against ISIS (also called ISIL) during last fall’s election campaign. A ... Read More »

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  • MLA’s schedule is a full one

    As always, life as an MLA is busy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Over the past month I’ve attended many events and addressed many issues locally and at caucus and committee meetings in Edmonton. I also took a few days off to refresh and make sure I am full of vim and ... Read More »

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  • 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 »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Letter writers exercising rights to voice opinions

    To Gerald Morton, re: letter to the editor, Feb. 9 Herald. I’m glad that at least you did read my letter of Jan. 31. Acerbic? Alienating? (your words regarding my letter) Only to people such as yourself. Fortunately we all are still entitled to our own opinion; it keeps life interesting and we all learn ... Read More »

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  • 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 »

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  • 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 »

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