November 27th, 2015

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Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald Ten people face numerous charges, and a child was apprehended, following a string of drug-trade related incidents involving theft and trafficking of firearms over the past week. All of the accused are known and associated through the drug trade. The Lethbridge Regional Police Priority Crimes

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  • Help-Portrait to offer photos on Saturday

    J.W. Schnarr LETHBRIDGE HERALD Local families can have a chance to create a lasting family memory with a framed portrait on Saturday through Help-Portrait. The event provides free, high-quality family portraits for local residents who might not otherwise be able to afford it over the holidays. Steven... Read More »

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  • ATB banking on younger generation

    J.W. Schnarr LETHBRIDGE HERALD Students at a local elementary school had an opportunity to learn about the inner workings of banks and financial management with help from ATB Financial on Thursday. Our Lady of Assumption School welcomed the financial institute as part of the opening of its... Read More »

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  • Program helps make Christmas brighter for seniors

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD For families with young children, Christmas can be one of the most memorable times of the year. Who hasn’t smiled at pictures of youngsters opening their gifts? But for some seniors, the season can be bleak. Their spouse has died, their children are... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Hurricane moves ahead

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald Andrew Nielsen has taken the next step. After being selected in the third round and 65th overall in this year’s NHL draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, the defenceman for the Lethbridge Hurricanes signed a three-year entry deal with the team Monday. After attending the Maple Leafs rookie camp in ... Read More »

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  • Good news for Nielsen, Babenko

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD Everything has been going Andrew Nielsen’s way since he was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in June. The Leafs announced on Monday that they signed the 19-year-old Lethbridge Hurricanes defenceman to an entry-level contract. It’s hard to argue with their thinking, as Nielsen had scored more than a point per ... Read More »

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  • On the right track

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD Danika Schmidtke needed a little perspective. The 15-year-old ran in two events at the Royal Canadian Legion Track and Field National championships in Sainte-Therese, Que. in August. She’d set a personal best in the first race, an eighth-place finish in the 2,000-metre middle distance run. Her second run was not as ... Read More »

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  • Budget aims for a stable Alberta

    As I prepare to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, I find myself thinking about international action and the old adage to “think globally, act locally.” Albertans in all fields, from energy producers to family farms, work hard every day to ensure we build a sustainable province we can leave to our ... Read More »

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  • Family violence has major impact

    As the final few days of November come and go, we near the end of Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta. But while the special awareness designation will disappear for another year, the problem of domestic violence will remain. Figures from Statistics Canada indicate that in 2013, there were close to 88,000 victims of family ... Read More »

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  • End shame, stigma of adoption

    Adoption needs to be seen as a positive third option in unexpected pregnancies Sheryl Proulx ADOPTION OPTIONS We know it happens. You probably know someone who has been in the situation, someone who has found themselves unexpectedly pregnant. It really is incredibly common, as an estimated 40 per cent of all pregnancies in Canada are ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Canada already has more than enough people in need of help

    “Across the country 852,000 people are using food bank services each month” and “food bank use is up 26 per cent since 2008.” Those are quotes from the Lethbridge Herald editorial, “The struggle to put food on the table,” page A6, Nov. 19. Could someone better informed than I shed light on how the Canadian ... Read More »

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  • Canada a pawn of U.S. military machine

    Canada is giving up its sovereignty in order to become a military satellite of the U.S. The process began in 2002 when the Pentagon directed Chretien to deploy Canadian forces in the tribal territory known as Afghanistan. It accelerated when Martin was directed to enlarge the number and shift the location to the centre of ... Read More »

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  • Poppy Fund helping veterans

    With this year’s poppy campaign now over and the results yet to be tabulated, I thought I would share how some of the funds in the Poppy Trust Fund were used last year (2014-15). There were six applications from veterans in need of temporary assistance and a total of $20,885 was allocated. Approximately $20,000 was ... Read More »

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