February 22nd, 2018

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Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Sarah Orban just returned from her first Olympics. The next time she goes to the Games, she hopes to compete for a medal. The 22-year-old University of Lethbridge student athlete was in South Korea last week to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang as a spectator. But the trip

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Local News

  • New paramedic service to start in May

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge will soon have three new community paramedics on patrol in the city, but they will not be contracted through the City of Lethbridge. Associate Minister of Health Brandy Payne announced on Tuesday the expansion of the existing community paramedic program for the first time outside of the cities of ... Read More »

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  • Website to track urban wildlife sightings

    SUBMITTED ARTICLE Did you see something wild in your neighbourhood? University of Lethbridge graduate student Leila Armstrong has launched a new link through which you can share your urban wildlife sightings: http://backyardwilderness.info/report-animal-sightings/. This is part of the Backyard Wilderness project, concerned with urban biodiversity and attitudes towards urban wildlife within Lethbridge city limits. The goal ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Emergency Services updates council on sharing agreement

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com They get by with a little help from their friends. And now Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services have an updated agreement to formalize that self evident truth. On Tuesday, LFD Deputy Chief Dana Terry presented an updated Southern Alberta Emergency Management Resource Sharing Agreement. The previous agreement was signed in ... Read More »

    13 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Raiders crush Canes

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com It took the Prince Albert Raiders 16 seconds to get on the scoreboard against the Lethbridge Hurricanes. For the hosts, it only went downhill from there as the Raiders enjoyed a stats night en route to an 8-2 win over the Hurricanes in Western Hockey League action Wednesday night at ... Read More »

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  • Dates, info set for Hockey Alberta spring programs

    A ‘Hockey Talk’ column by Matt Weninger We are almost through February. Golf season is right around the corner (hopefully). Incredible the lack of chinooks we have seen this winter, I am not used to seeing the snow build up so much here in southern Alberta. Last week I threw a teaser out regarding Hockey ... Read More »

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  • Kodiaks ready for their moment

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Laura Serafini has put in the time. Now, for the veteran four-year middle for the Lethbridge College Kodiaks women’s volleyball team, it’s her time. Following a 14-10 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference regular season that earned them third place in the South Division, the Kodiaks are off to the post season ... Read More »

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  • Tackling the addictions crisis

    Al Barnhill Decades ago, while an undergraduate student, I did a term paper on drug addiction. What I observed one day at a sanatorium has remained vividly in my memory. Four men in a locked room with padded walls were yelling and screaming, pounding the walls with their heads and hands. Two of them had ... Read More »

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  • Becca made a global impact

    “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try,” former U.S. President John F. Kennedy once noted. A New Brunswick teenager who bravely battled brain cancer demonstrated the truth in that statement. Rebecca Schofield of Riverview, N.B., just 18 years old, succumbed Saturday evening to the cancer she had fought for years, but not ... Read More »

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  • Jobs: Moravec’s Paradox vs. AGI

    Don’t bother asking if jobs are being lost to computers. Of course they are, and the current wave of populist political revolts in Western countries is what Luddism looks like in an era of industrialized democracies. The right question to ask is: what KINDS of jobs are being lost? Moravec’s Paradox predicted the answer almost ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Dairy industry needs supply system

    We don’t need to look too far past the American border to see how the removal of these “unneeded dairy supply rules” are impacting our American neighbours. Farmers in the U.S. are suffering, their federal government is heavily subsidizing them so they can even survive, and there is a drastic oversupply of milk. It’s a ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Every coin has two sides

    The recent issue of the “Economist” lists a few interesting examples of the positive side of a negative trend. One of them: about 1,000 pubs are closing every year in Britain. In the affluent countries of the OECD, 25 per cent of 16-24-year-olds do not drink alcohol, about a 20 per cent decrease since 1998. ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Threatening the environment for profit and votes

    The Alberta-B.C. pipeline feud isn’t about oil, it’s about destroying your rights. Oh, and getting votes. Remember the Exxon Valdez because with increased tanker traffic in constricted waterways, it’s when, not if. Millions of people rely on the waterways for drinking water, the beaches, ecosystems and infrastructure, and there’ll be devastation for years to come ... Read More »

    2 days ago

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