August 26th, 2016

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J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A 61-year-old Calgary man has been arrested and charged with a number of sexual exploitation offences against a Lethbridge teen. Laurence Bouwmeester was arrested by Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams Internet Child Exploitation investigators at his Calgary home on Tuesday. ICE members from Calgary Police Service, Lethbridge Police Service and

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  • Saturday events at Whoop-Up Days

    SATURDAY Exhibition Grounds 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. West Coast Midway 7:30 p.m. Bucking & Barrels Can-Am Pro Invitational Challenge 11 p.m. Fireworks finale Festival Street 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Christina the Crazy Hooper 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Superdogs 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nikolai Children’s Entertainer 5:30 p.m., ... Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Standstills show you don’t need strength in numbers

    Review by Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com I won’t be apologetic. If you missed The Standstills on Wednesday night, there will be a day you’ll regret it. The rock duo – who will be one of Canada’s next big bands (mark my words) – made their Lethbridge debut at Whoop-Up Days with an hour-long set ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Nothing fishy with this treat

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com A former Lethbridge duo have had a sweet homecoming during Whoop-Up Days this week. Friends Shaun Riddell and Kelly Tso formed Sweetfish Taiyaki, a Japanese waffle stand, a few months ago as insurance against the possibility of job layoffs in a sluggish economy. Riddell, born and raised in Lethbridge, and ... Read More »

    13 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Rookie is ready for Canes camp

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Whether he was on the ice or off it over the summer months, Dylan Cozens has put in the necessary prep time for his first Western Hockey League camp. Cozens became the first Yukon-born player to be selected first-round in the WHL bantam draft in May when the Lethbridge Hurricanes ... Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Bucking and barrels a hit with racer

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Lynette Brodoway is rounding the barrels for her first trip to the Canadian Finals Rodeo. On Thursday night, the barrel racer from Brooks provided a fine tuneup for the big show in Edmonton. Brodoway, astride S.R. Effort In My Boots, placed the top time during the opening night of the ... Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Horns tie Wesmen

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns team took four points while on the road to start the Canada West men’s soccer season. The Pronghorns battled the Winnipeg Wesmen to a 1-1 draw during the second game of regular season action Thursday afternoon in Winnipeg. The tie comes one day after the ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Respect for the public purse

    The governments may change, but some of the actions don’t. Two Liberal cabinet ministers have been under fire recently over expenditures which critics viewed as a waste of taxpayers’ money. Last week, after it was revealed that Health Minister Jane Philpott submitted bills of $1,700 and more than $1,900 for high-end car service on separate ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Funding a quality education

    In what felt like the blink of an eye, summer is almost over. I hope you were able to make the most of the season; Lethbridge and area certainly provides plenty of opportunity for summer fun. Whether you swam at the newly reopened Henderson Lake Outdoor Pool, learned about our environment at the Helen Schuler ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Wading through the rhetoric

    Climate-change town halls sounding the false alarm Tom Harris and Tim Ball The best answer to many of the claims being made in climate-change town halls across Canada this summer is simply: of course! “Climate change is real,” they say. Of course! Gravity and sunrise are also real. But that doesn’t mean we cause them ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Who’s cherry picking their facts?

    I hate to break into the ongoing debate between Dr. Vipond and Shaun Ward on the subject of coal plant closure. It appears that if anyone is cherry picking facts, it is none other than the good physician himself. Nothing in his letter of Aug. 16, or the report he accuses Mr. Ward of cherry ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Thanks for supporting drag racing at airport

    Now that the smoke has cleared, the LeBarons Car Club 1961 has had a chance to catch its collective breath and reflect on what was a great event to add to Lethbridge’s repertoire – first-ever drag racing at the airport. This could not have happened without the persistence of the Drag Race Committee and the ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • More changes needed for utility providers

    As part of my retirement plan I own a rental property in a small town in Alberta. The other day Fortis came by and shut off the power without so much as a by your leave. I am wondering how this could happen. I am forced to use the default electrical provider if I want ... Read More »

    4 days ago


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