April 17th, 2014

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Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comBob Turner was in Boston on April 15, 2013, to run the famed marathon. He completed it in a time of three hours, 42 minutes — a personal best for the 64-year-old.Half an hour after he crossed the finish line, two pressure cooker bombs

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  • A donation of record proportions

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com There is a Guinness World Record for almost everything. But for Carly Cruse, her attempt at becoming a part of the book was far less about achieving the mark than it was to raise awareness that women can donate extra breast milk to... Read More »

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  • AHS launches advance care website

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Making informed decisions proactively instead of reactively is the goal of a new online tool from Alberta Health Services (AHS). To coincide with National Advance Care Planning Day on Wednesday, AHS launched its “Conversations Matter” website at www.conversationsmatter.ca. It provides information on advance... Read More »

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  • U of L team in running for $50,000 prize

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD A team of University of Lethbridge master’s students is one step closer to winning $50,000 and a meeting with Bill Gates after claiming the Innovation category of the Imagine Cup Canada competition organized by Microsoft. Students Mohammed Akbari (computer science) and Hossein Naseri (physics), along with... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Bosch makes it official

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com It was the pen to the paper that will officially send Kacie Bosch south of the border after a stellar athletic career with the Chinook High School Coyotes. Having been on the Gonzaga University women’s basketball team’s radar for some time, the Grade... Read More »

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  • Switch to badminton singles a smashing success

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Lindsday Amatto has gone solo. And for the Grade 11 badminton player from Catholic Central, her decision to cross over the singles last year has been a smashing success. Riding the momentum of a solid season, Amatto had a berth at provincials on... Read More »

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  • Coby Iwaasa makes return for Junior Nationals tourney

    Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comIt would be understandable if Coby Iwaasa rolls into Junior Nationals a tad tuckered out.After all, when the Lethbridge racquetball player heads to Grande Prairie for the week-long event starting April 21, he’ll do so having rolled off the plane following a flight from... Read More »

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  • Disaster plan only works if it’s used

    As severe weather events occur with growing frequency and ring up a rising damage tally, it’s becoming increasingly clear that some sort of plan to deal with the situation would be helpful. Fortunately, a little over six years ago, the federal government, together with provincial and territorial governments, launched Canada’s National Disaster Mitigation Strategy. “Mitigation ... Read More »

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  • Consumers at market’s mercy

    Lack of cellphone competition means Canadians pay high prices The wireless industry has been a hot topic in Canada. It would have been difficult for the average Canadian to have not been drawn into the debate in some form, as the Government of Canada and the industry have traded barbs. Government advertising has focused on ... Read More »

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  • Ongoing battle against stigma of mental illness

    Austin Mardon My wife often tells me that we are only as sick as our secrets. If you have nothing to hide, even from yourself, life can be much easier. People are often shocked at my willingness to be so public about my illness. On the one hand, it is nice not having to hide, ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • LSCO membership important for Bhutanese seniors

    I am writing to add clarity and context to comments made by Frank Toth in his April 9 Letter to the Editor. Mr Toth’s correspondence made reference to very generous provisions made for a reportedly large group of immigrant Lethbridge seniors wishing to belong to the LSCO. Mr. Toth mentions that a “fractious report on ... Read More »

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  • Action needed to preserve health-care system

    To MP Jim Hillyer: I am expressing my huge concern with respect to the government’s lack of action on the very important issue of our prized health-care system usually referred to by everyday Canadians as medicare. I am greatly disturbed that the government did not appear to have had any negotiations in the months leading ... Read More »

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  • Province has planes but no jets

    As a matter of interest, the Government of Alberta does not own or lease any jet aircraft, contrary to some people’s misconceptions. They own: - one Dash 8 (twin turbo prop) - three King Airs (twin turbo props) So this magnificent jet fleet does not exist. It was really a lot of fun trying to ... Read More »

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