September 1st, 2014

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Lindsay DucharmeFOR THE HERALDA group of local men are taking “gaming” to a whole other level.Andrew Wilton, Patrick Kelly and Charles Olaes have turned their shared love of video games into a new business venture, Cubic Timeline Productions. The company, in collaboration with Hapax Studios and contractor

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  • Expert brings art of felt-making to Galt Museum

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald The heritage art form of felt-making is growing in popularity, according to internationally acclaimed felter Lisa Klakulak of STRONGFELT, inc., who was teaching classes this week at the Galt Museum and Archives. As part of the Cafe Galt lecture series and Heritage Arts... Read More »

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  • Traffic stop leads to drug charges

    LETHBRIDGE Two people face drug charges following a traffic stop which occurred Wednesday. Lethbridge regional police stopped a black Cadillac Escalade for a traffic violation in the 200 block of 4 Avenue South. During the stop, police noticed drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle... Read More »

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  • Strategy key to success in chess

    Lindsay Ducharme FOR THE HERALD Parents were not the only ones celebrating the end of summer this Labour Day weekend. The Lethbridge Chess Club hosted its third annual Active Chess Tournament on Saturday at the Pemmican Lodge. The event, which hosts players from throughout southern Alberta, acts as... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • League champion LFC opens provincials Saturday

    Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comLethbridge FC has had a target on their back the entire Alberta Major Soccer League season.As the LFC men’s squad heads into senior provincials in Edmonton this weekend as the number one seed that earns them a bye into the semifinal Saturday, there’s no... Read More »

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  • Woman face Callies today — Lethbridge FC team opens championship weekend tonight in Edmonton

    Dale WoodardLethbridge HeraldThe Lethbridge FC women’s team opens the Alberta Major Soccer League championship weekend tonight in Edmonton.LFC finished the AMSL season at 4-8-2 — in sixth place, a playoff spot the team hasn’t seen in years. Their provincial run starts tonight against the third-place Calgary Callies... Read More »

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  • Fall season starts this weekend at Rocky Mountain Turf Club

    Garry AllisonRocky Mountain Turf ClubThe long, hot summer is over and the race horses running under the Rocky Mountain Turf Club banner have returned to Whoop-Up Downs after using the summer at Grande Prairie to whip into top condition.Along with the horses, of course, come the trainers... Read More »

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  • Ukraine: A game of chicken

    It is quite possible for soldiers to cross a frontier “by accident on an unmarked section,” and that is how Moscow explains the capture of a group of Russian paratroopers on Ukrainian territory last weekend. Poor lambs, they just wandered across the border by mistake. When they get home, they’ll have to be sent on ... Read More »

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  • A really ‘cool’ fundraiser

    Ice bucket challenge has proven to be a hit with public and for the ALS Association Fundraising efforts have become ever more challenging for non-profit groups in recent years. With such a large number of charitable causes competing for the public’s donation dollars, the onus is on these organizations to come up with new ways ... Read More »

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  • In praise of farmers

    Most of us cannot imagine waking up at the crack of dawn, putting on our shoes to go outside and work for a full day. For a farmer or rancher, it’s just the way of life. Last weekend, the province celebrated Open Farm Days, in which more than 60 farms opened their gates and invited ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Alberta a great place Ð for the politicians

    The interim premier of Alberta is “concerned” that the ex-deputy premier of Alberta wasted $20,250 on roaming charges on a personal trip. I am a senior on a fixed income (which goes down every year because it is not adjusted for inflation). My wife and I have paid taxes in this province since 1967 and ... Read More »

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  • Thoughts of continued Tory gov’t sparks apprehension

    Re: the Aug. 20 letter to the editor titled “Alternative to Harper scary.” I am apprehensive of a continued Conservative regime run by a mediocre politician. On the topic of the health of our nation, I take exception to our present government. We have a prime minister, an economist, who oversees a government that boasts ... Read More »

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  • Smoothing the road to education

    Alberta could be the greatest province in Canada, if . . .? Does every student that emerges from high school have the opportunity to go on to higher learning? They do, mostly, but at what cost? University or college educations cost a lot, not only in tuition, but also in supplies and educational materials. The ... Read More »

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