May 2nd, 2016

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J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Opposition to a proposed $7.6-million visitor reception centre has some Waterton residents frustrated by what they say is a lack of communication from Parks Canada. Bonnie Fromm, organizer of the Save the Waterton Field Facebook page and website, said concerns over the centre have been

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  • Atlantic sacrifices remembered

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com After more than seven decades, Kent Masson hopes a battle at sea that took the lives of thousands of Canadians will never be forgotten. May 1 marked the 71st anniversary of the end of the Battle of the Atlantic. Spanning from 1939 to 1945, it... Read More »

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  • Future of southeast on agenda

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com A proposed plan to develop a large area of land in Lethbridge’s southeast will be put forward to city council for a decision today. In April 2013, council approved a budget to complete a plan for the remaining unplanned 680 hectares of... Read More »

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  • G.S. Lakie production will turn back the clock

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The past will come to life as G.S. Lakie Middle School’s latest fine arts production explores the greatest hits of previous productions. The school is presenting “New York or Busk” Tuesday to Thursday in the G.S. Lakie Middle School Convertible Theatre nightly at... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Showing their stuff

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com After a weekend of showing off Lethbridge’s facilities, the Prairie Baseball Academy Spring Showcase Tournament wrapped up Sunday afternoon. And on a fittingly sunny afternoon that lent itself nicely to the inaugural tournament’s moniker, a pair of local teams squared off in the... Read More »

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  • Derby Dames rolling this weekend

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Roller Derby Guild Deathbridge Derby Dames will be rolling for an extra day this weekend. The Derby Dames will hit the track at the North Pavilion at Exhibition Park for their annual tournament in a six-team showdown starting today and running... Read More »

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  • Steinke bound for Hall of Fame

    Dylan Purcell & Dave Sulz LETHBRIDGE HERALD sports@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame is celebrating coaching at its induction banquet on Saturday, and one of the area’s most successful coaches, Larry Steinke, will be inducted. The Hall is also inducting U of L women’s rugby coach Neil Langevin, soccer... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Bangladesh is in trouble

    How’s this for a staunch defence of free speech in a secular state? Earlier this month, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh denounced anyone who criticised religion or expressed their own lack of religious faith in striking terms: “I don’t consider such writings as freethinking but filthy words. Why would anyone write such words? It’s ... Read More »

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  • Drug companies must be held accountable

    The irony is obvious. Once Canadians are allowed to buy tested and controlled cannabis – maybe at their local pharmacy – they may find its benefits go beyond medicinal or recreation expectations. In today’s world, it may also be far cheaper to pick up some marijuana than to pay the exorbitant price some of the ... Read More »

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  • Is it truth or honesty?

    Above all, people want honesty from their politicians, or at least they say they do. Yet, this week’s high-profile kerfuffle between Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Uber, and the reaction would suggest people would rather politicians agree with their own opinion. It also highlights the crucial difference between truth and honesty. An opinion, no matter ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Digital billboards distracting, dangerous

    The last thing most people want on their daily drive is to be distracted by blinding colours, flash and motion generated by digital outdoor advertising. At best it’s annoying; at worse a safety risk and environment disruptor. The huge sign on Mayor Magrath Drive and 6 Avenue South, the one high up on the Water ... Read More »

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  • Provincial sales tax will not help reduce Alberta’s deficit

    So the big push is on for a PST. How’s that going to help reduce the deficit? The only way I see it is to stop spending like drunken sailors. You’ve got to start living within your means. I have to; governments have to. If not, you’re going to go broke. They say a PST ... Read More »

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  • Why would you not utilizetop-notch medical treatment?

    Over the past 30 years our children have experienced everything from sports injuries to a dog bite (south of the border) resulting in blood poisoning, to a high fever with convulsions that could have been meningitis. In every case, they received excellent, life-saving treatment from medical doctors right here in Lethbridge. We are blessed with ... Read More »

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