October 22nd, 2014

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OTTAWA – Ottawa police say the Canadian Forces soldier injured in a shooting at the National War Memorial has died of his injuries. Witnesses described seeing the soldier, who was serving as a ceremonial guard at the foot of the cenotaph, shot at point-blank range before the gunman ran off in the direction of Parliament

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  • MP Jim Hillyer not on Parliament Hill at time of shooting

    Lethbridge MP Jim Hillyer was not among the MPs on Parliament Hill this morning, who dealt with the aftermath of a shooting incident.Hillyer released a statement early this afternoon regarding the shootings, which claimed the life of a member of the Canadian Armed Forces. “A terrible incident has occurred in our nation’s capital and at this ... Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • College hosting FNMI celebration this week

    Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comThe teepee is a major symbol of Blackfoot culture, and, for the next several days, students, faculty and community members at Lethbridge College will see one when they arrive on campus.Tuesday marked the beginning of LC’s annual FNMI Days, a three-day event  designed to... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • User fees to help offset budget increases

     Dave MabellLETHBRIDGE HERALDdmabell@lethbridgeherald.comAs Lethbridge grows, budgets for key services like police and fire protection are growing, too. Over the next four years, gross expenditures for the Lethbridge police service are forecast to climb to $35.3 million by 2018.By comparison, this year’s budget was $33.7 million, offset by revenue of $... Read More »

    12 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Peewee Hurricanes go 2-0

    LethbridgeThe Lethbridge Scotiabank peewee AA Hurricanes Red went 2-0 in South Central Alberta Hockey League action last weekend.The Hurricanes beat the Cranbrook Eagles on Friday and wrapped up the weekend with a 10-7 win over the Okotoks Oilers Black team Saturday.In the 3-0 win, Luke Preddy, Conner Furukawa and Tristan Kimmen scored for the Hurricanes. ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Tuesday’s Good Sport column: Life after 10

    Good Sport: By Dylan PurcellThere are no easy answers to what plagues the Lethbridge Hurricanes 10 games into the Western Hockey League season. At 1-8-0-1, the team put together a misfiring 6-1 effort against the Regina Pats Saturday night, just a day after Axel Blomqvist scored twice to... Read More »

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  • A Ram tough work ethic — LCI set to battle Cardston Friday night

     Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comIt’s not a fancy formula that has put the LCI Rams football team in the position they’re currently in.The Rams and Cardston Cougars square off for the right to hoist the Southern Alberta High School Football League T. Eaton Trophy for Division A Friday night at the University... Read More »

    6 days ago

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  • Small business keeps economy humming

    Major corporations may be the big movers and shakers in the business world, but small business is the glue that holds the economy together. That’s why it makes sense to celebrate Small Business Week, taking place through Saturday. Vancouver Liberal MP Joyce Murray hit the nail on the head when she stated in the House ... Read More »

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  • Shining example of giving back

    To say Val Matteotti touched the lives of many in southern Alberta would be a huge understatement. The long-time resident, farmer, businessman and philanthropist died Friday at the age of 101, after a long life of helping those around him, and contributing to a wide range of charitable causes. Matteotti’s name is attached to some ... Read More »

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  • What’s the secret in Bolivia, Brazil?

    To nobody’s great surprise, Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has won a third five-year term by a landslide majority. It’s no surprise because Bolivia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has tripled since he took office in 2006. The number of people living in poverty has fallen by a quarter, even the poorest now have the right to ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Good isn’t good enough in tourism

    Lethbridge acknowledges that it under-performs in tourism. Take a moment and consider what a tourist may find to be good here. We have two good public 18-hole golf courses, and two distinctly different par-threes. A good museum. A good assortment of original cuisine, alongside sundry predictable-food franchises. We have good live horse racing, but it ... Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Right to die is individual issue

    Regarding this controversy about the right to die, I suggest that the people who are against this should not do it, but I was wondering why these persons feel that they have the right to tell the rest of the people what they can or cannot do. What other people do with their lives is ... Read More »

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  • Where will Prentice find the money?

    Alberta’s self-anointed superhero, Premier Jim Prentice, is bravely trying to fix all the wrongs and baggage that this tired old Conservative Party has carried since the Klein era. With all the big-money announcements and costly flood prevention renovations, etc., there is one thing missing in his notably loud pronouncements: the wherewithal. Where is he going ... Read More »

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