March 27th, 2015

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Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com It was a whole different kind of high school graduation ceremony Thursday evening in the Lethbridge College Garden Court Restaurant. More than 100 local high school students celebrated their achievements in the trades at the Registered Apprentice Program (RAP) recognition banquet. RAP allows high school

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Local News

  • Lawyer representing murder suspect withdraws from case

    lethbridge herald The lawyer for a Lethbridge man accused of killing a 37-year-old woman last year has withdrawn from the case. Lethbridge lawyer Greg White told court Thursday Lucien Maurice Crane Chief intends to hire a Calgary lawyer to defend him against a charge of second-degree murder. Crane... Read More »

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  • ‘There are many tax and fee increases, but they’re all small’

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Premier Jim Prentice followed a textbook strategy, says a Lethbridge political scientist. The premier warned Albertans about higher taxes, slashed services – and dark days ahead. But then, Faron Ellis says, the provincial government tabled a moderate budget Thursday which supports needed services,... Read More »

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  • More bitefor distracted driving penalties

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge drivers still haven’t dialed in, or received the message, regarding distracted driving. But that could soon change, if provincial Bill 204 gets enacted next week as anticipated. The bill, proposed by a Calgary MLA late last year, would push the cost of... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Still plenty to play for

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Spring is right around the corner and the calendar is about to turn to April, but the Coaldale Copperheads schedule still has some games scrawled on it. And don’t expect Copperheads goaltender Dillan Kelly to be complaining too loudly about that. Fresh off... Read More »

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  • Peewee Hurricanes Red golden yet again

    edmonton The Lethbridge Scotiabank peewee AA Hurricanes Red have captured the 2015 Provincial Peewee AA Minor Championship. In the team’s 60th game of the season, the Hurricanes defeated the Lloydminster Blazers 3-2 Sunday to cap off a 5-0-1 weekend and capture back-to-back provincial championships. The Canes started the... Read More »

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  • Copperheads sixth man a key in team’s championship

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com You can forgive the Coaldale Copperheads if they’re sometimes unsure if they’re playing a home game or a road game. It’s not that 2014-15 Heritage Junior B Hockey League champions are geographically-challenged or can’t identify the inside of their home stomping grounds at... Read More »

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  • ills aimed at improving Albertans’ lives

    By the time you read this, Budget 2015 will have been introduced in the Alberta Legislature, and with it, significant changes to the way the government will budget in the future. The budget comes after considerable consultation with Albertans over the past few months. More than 40,000 people responded to an online survey designed to ... Read More »

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  • Sharing Alberta’s financial pain

    Albertans can’t say they weren’t warned. Three weeks after saying in a radio interview that all Albertans share the responsibility for the province’s financial troubles and they must all shoulder the burden to fix it, Premier Jim Prentice delivered a budget that ensures all Albertans will pay to make up for the shortfall. Average Albertans ... Read More »

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  • Give consumers all the information

    GMO foods should be labelled as such A new genetically modified apple that won’t turn brown has gained the green light in Canada. But once the Arctic Apples eventually hit store shelves, don’t expect to see GMO labels on them. That’s because GMO labelling isn’t mandatory in Canada, and the company that produces Arctic Apples, ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Recycling issue needs forward-thinking leadership

    I wish to commend Klaus Jericho for his thought-provoking letter of March 19 concerning the decision-making process that needs to be employed by city council and administrators in regard to disposing of the city’s waste materials. Mr. Jericho argues that waste disposal is a very complex matter in today’s society and, as such, both council ... Read More »

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  • Why such an uproar over wearing niqab?

    I am somewhat perplexed about the debate regarding the wearing of the niqab during the recitation of the oath of citizenship. The government is insisting that the woman giving the oath must remove the veil so that she can be seen to be reciting the oath. Some well-meaning people have offered compromises. Perhaps someone could ... Read More »

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  • Alberta Canada’s latest embarrassment?

    I have just returned from a 10-day trip through the state of Florida where I spent much time with old friends from the Maritimes, Ontario and many Americans and this is what’s happening. Growing up in northern New Brunswick with a father from Quebec, I have seen and heard it all about Quebec’s constant desire ... Read More »

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