April 24th, 2014

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Two people have been sent to hospital with unknown injuries as a result of a house fire this afternoon.Two stations initially responded to the blaze, which has caused an estimated $300,000 in damage to a home on the corner of 23rd Avenue South and 27th Street South. Firefighters from a third station responded when it

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Local News

  • Police seeking public assistance to locate missing 35-year-old man

    Lethbridge Regional Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 35-year-old man from Lethbridge.Clarence Martin was last seen on Wednesday, April 23, and was subsequently reported missing by friends. Martin is described as a Caucasian male, 5’9” tall, 175 pounds, with blue eyes and short brown hair. Martin is not believed to ... Read More »

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  • Mahon reappointed to a second five-year term as U of L president and vice-chancellor

    The University of Lethbridge Board of Governors has reappointed Dr. Michael (Mike) J. Mahon to a second five-year term as the university’s president and vice-chancellor. The Board of Governors, as well as the review committee struck to make the recommendation to the board, unanimously supported the reappointment.“The University of Lethbridge’s reputation for excellence in terms ... Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • College breaks ground on new trades and technologies facility

    Today marked the official ground breaking ceremony for the new trades and technologies facility at Lethbridge College. The expansion and new building project significantly changes the campus landscape and demonstrates the college’s commitment to training and education in trades and technology-related fields, accoridng to the college. The building is anticipated to be completed and ready ... Read More »

    1 hour ago

Local Sports

  • Barracudas’ new look

    Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.comThese don’t look much like last year’s Bert and Mac’s Barracudas.    Lethbridge Junior B Tier 2 lacrosse team has undergone some pretty big changes since last season. The changes include new coaching staff, a bunch of young new players and some old players who have... Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • New track will help horseracing industry

    Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.comThere’s a new horse track coming to Alberta, and it’s got the fingerprints of Rocky Mountain Turf Club CEO Max Gibb all over it. Gibb runs the local track at Whoop-Up Downs, which starts its Spring Meet on May 10 and has been trying to build... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Rugby mauls its way onto the local scene

    If you’re looking for information on the Southern Alberta High School Rugby League, co-ordinator John Seaman is a fountain of data. As I found out after hearing from the long-time Vulcan County Central teacher/coach there is already a plethora of notes to be disseminated. I’ll endeavour to make... Read More »

    2 days ago

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  • Keystone delays create problems

    Decision needs to be made on contentious pipeline issue one way or the other In many ways, oil and gas is the lifeblood of Alberta’s economy. Our government coffers fill and empty based on the fluctuating prices these commodities demand, and the value of the Canadian dollar plays a large role in the profitability of ... Read More »

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  • Curriculum redesign and Alberta math

    Larry Jacobs PRESIDENT, COLLEGE OF ALBERTA SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS I appreciate the opportunity to comment on a topic in education that is being discussed in our province: curriculum redesign and specifically the Alberta math curriculum. We are fortunate in Alberta to have an education system which ranks among the top in the world. It is common ... Read More »

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  • More than just a race

    This year’s Boston Marathon was a showcase of resiliency A marathon is more than just an athletic competition. That was certainly the case Monday with the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. The one-year anniversary of the deadly bombing which killed three people, including an eight-year-old boy, and injured more than 260 others made this ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Quote in letter inspiring and thought-provoking

    I am writing regarding the second-last paragraph of Rev. Deverall’s letter, published in the Lethbridge Herald of April 15. I found his quote that God still has “a mob of sheep in a passel of pens” and we are “called to feed ‘em and muck out the mess” inspiring and thought-provoking indeed. Anne Flim Lethbridge... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Voice of industry, gov’t doesn’t always represent the public’s view

    While I was in Tokyo for a family emergency in the beginning of April, the judgment was rendered by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague regarding whaling in the Antarctic Ocean. It found what Japanese so-called “scientific whale hunting” unjustifiable as science, in effect banning the whale hunt in the Antarctic. I ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Views of majority should be respected concerning drilling issue

    In a true democracy, issues are resolved by majority rule. A few have stated in recent Herald letters that hydraulic fracturing drilling is a wonderful thing. Even AJ Goodman from Toronto is extolling the virtues of it for us. However, the majority of Lethbridge citizens and other organizations have spoken also (city, university, real estate, ... Read More »

    13 hours ago