January 31st, 2015

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Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com They have an eye for detail and a natural instinct for capturing compelling photographs. The Launstein family from Pincher Creek is making waves in international photography competitions, and the youngest member is just getting started. At 10 years old, Josiah Launstein has won the Young

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Is the Alberta Tories’ plan to cut cabinet ministers’ pay by 5% a sufficient example in the province’s tough financial times?

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  • Owner of seized dogs files suit to have dogs returned

    Garrett Simmons lethbridge herald gsimmons@lethbridgeherald.com Could some of the dogs seized from a property near Milk River eventually be returned to their owner? That’s the question many are asking, as April Dawn Irving, 55, the woman at the centre of an Alberta SPCA investigation, has filed a statement... Read More »

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  • Wetlands Ð havens for humans and wildlife

    SUBMITTED BY THE NATURE CONSERVANCY OF CANADA World Wetlands Day, celebrated every Feb. 2, encourages citizens around the world to turn their thoughts to wetlands and their importance in our lives. Wetlands provide a reliable food supply and help purify freshwater for billions of global citizens. Like... Read More »

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  • Woman seriously hurt in highway crash with semi

    PURPLE SPRINGS STARS Air Ambulance was called out to a location west of Purple Springs Thursday afternoon, after a head-on collision. At approximately 2:20 p.m., RCMP responded to a motor-vehicle collision involving a passenger car and a semi on Highway 3. Fire and EMS were required to use... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Judoka tops in Saskatchewan

    Lethbridge HERALD The Lethbridge Kyodokan Judo Club won 28 medals at the Judo Saskatchewan Open Tournament last weekend in Regina. The club sent 21 members to the tournament and took home 16 gold, eight silver and four bronze. Keira Trotter, Tanner Sudo, Hana Varsanyi and Taeya Koliaska each won two gold medals, while Brette Poliakiwski, ... Read More »

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  • High School Notebook: Net worth in various endeavours the bottom line

    By Dave Wells Despite our recent remarkable meteorological conditions there’s still no beach volleyball to tie to the local high school scene this week. However, a number of other sports where nets are a prime ingredient are in the forecast. • • • Taber W.R. Myers is the proud host of the... Read More »

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  • Steel hosting information sessions

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Steel women’s football team are getting ready for another season on the gridiron in the Western Women’s Canadian Football League. With indoor training sessions next month, the Steel will be holding new player information meetings Saturday from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at... Read More »

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  • Expression minus responsibility

    Cyberspace often a Wild West of comments Our world is more connected than ever before. In many ways, that is a good thing, as friends can easily stay in touch, grandparents can chat online with their grandchildren and information is easier to access than at any point in human history. With myriad ways to communicate, ... Read More »

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  • Obama misled on ‘warmest year’

    NOAA, NASA announcements of temperature records aren’t supported by statistics Tom Harris INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE SCIENCE COALITION If a public opinion poll showed that the difference between the support for political candidates was less than the survey’s margin of error, most people would understand that the candidates were effectively tied. But when it comes to climate ... Read More »

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  • Prepare for self-driving autos

    News reports tell us automated vehicles are coming, and they could be just a few years away. While the idea of self-driving automobiles sounds like the stuff of science fiction, a new report from the Conference Board of Canada says they could be on our roads by 2020-25, and will bring with them both economic ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Use billboards to serve some public good

    This is further to my contributions to the billboard issue at city council meetings held on March 19, 2014 and Jan. 19, 2015. In essence the Municipal Planning Commission made recommendations to council and the public had opportunities to comment on them. Unfortunately the information provided by MPC was not completely researched. Expertise at our ... Read More »

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  • New economic vision needed

    After Bank of Canada Governor Mr. Poloz’s announcement of a cut in the prime lending rate on Jan. 21, hopefully especially younger and low-income people will rush into taking out more loans; the intended effect is to encourage us to do just that. It may be tempting to upgrade or get a better vehicle, house ... Read More »

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  • Many reasons to quit fossil fuel use

    Cosmos Voutsinos asks many questions about climate change (Lethbridge Herald, Jan. 20) and states one engineer has redefined climate science in 5,000 hours of “research” over 18 months (64 hours a week – check your math). Thousands of highly specialized climate scientists have explored and defined climate change science over many decades and Cosmos says ... Read More »

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