December 19th, 2014

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Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald It’s a “season for sharing,” says Gail Petrie, the main organizer for the 12th annual Sock It To ’Em campaign. Wednesday morning at Park Meadows Elementary School, representatives from five different organizations — Wood’s Homes, the YWCA Harbour House, the Lethbridge Emergency Shelter, More for

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  • Man who eluded police charged with breaching recognizance

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD – TABER An Irvine, Alta., man is facing a charge after attempting to elude Taber Police twice this week. On Tuesday during the early morning hours, a Taber Police officer was on patrol and located a male known to have court ordered conditions that he not... Read More »

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  • Tim Hortons assists food banks

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Dave Hughes, Siobhan Donaghy and their teams at four local Tim Hortons restaurants recently gave back to their community to mark the 10th anniversary of their first restaurant opening on Scenic Drive South. Each year since, they reach out to some organization(s) in the community as... Read More »

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  • ‘Some very angry, upset people’

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD “There are some very angry, upset people,” says Gary Bikman. But the southern Alberta MLA – one of nine Wildrose members who switched to the ruling Conservatives this week – reports he’s also getting positive feedback from his Cardston-Taber-Warner constituents. Bikman, party leader... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • LCI basketball teams earn LSAA wins

    Lethbridge The LCI boys and girls basketball teams scored a sweep over Winston Churchill during Lethbridge Schools Athletic Association action Tuesday. In the boys game LCI won 52-33 and in the girls game, LCI posted a 53-27 win. In the boys game, Lucas Knitel-Allnen led LCI with ... Read More »

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  • Sugar Queens win royally

    Picture Butte The Picture Butte Sugar Queens reigned on their home court last weekend. The Sugar Queens downed Stirling High School 37-34 to capture this year’s Rule The Court Tournament Saturday at Picture Butte High School. Picture Butte nearly got the tournament sweep, but the Sugar Kings were... Read More »

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  • Golden Hawks post pair of wins

    Lethbridge Bantam AAA The Lethbridge Val Matteotti bantam AAA Golden Hawks went 2-0 during Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League action last weekend. The Golden Hawks topped the SEAC Tigers 3-1 Saturday and defeated the Rocky Mountain Raiders – who are still tied for first in the league -... Read More »

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  • water protection editorial

    The province sought input from citizens regarding water management in Alberta, and Albertans spoke out. The feedback gleaned from the government-initiated “Water Conversation” indicated that Albertans want the province to do more – much more – to protect and conserve fresh water. That included urging better management of fresh water sources including lakes, along with ... Read More »

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  • Alberta’s political landscape shaken up

    The world of Alberta politics is much different than almost anywhere else. We have witnessed a political dynasty the likes of which have rarely, if ever, been witnessed in any other democratic jurisdiction on the planet. But just mere months ago, it appeared the Progressive Conservative party’s over-four-decade grip on power was coming to an ... Read More »

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  • 2014 a year of challenges for council

    The year 2014 provided no shortage of challenging issues and events for city council. We faced many serious and unique challenges, and these were opportunities for council to demonstrate leadership in order to achieve positive results for our city. Urban Drilling The most prominent issue during the first half of 2014 was urban oil and ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Thanks to local Hungarian Canadian group for Christmas party

    The local Hungarian Canadian Oldtimers Society held their jubilant Christmas party on Dec.13 in their premises. A very tall and happy Santa arrived and delivered Christmas presents to a dozen young people after the children sang some seasonal songs. About 125 members and friends braved the sudden snowstorm and greatly enjoyed a scrumptious meal catered ... Read More »

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  • Tom King was right; they’re after the land

    “They’re coming for our land.” That was Tom King’s answer to a question from the audience. The former University of Lethbridge professor was speaking to a forum a couple of years ago on the substance of his 2012 book “The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America.” That book won the ... Read More »

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  • Where is letter writer’s proof?

    In reference to Margaret Giesbrecht’s Dec. 11 letter to the Herald, she asks whether our public schools are “sexual orientation stations where our students are informed about all the weird and immoral modes of sexual behaviour that seem so prevalent now?” These are serious accusations. Could Ms. Giesbrecht provide specific information about where, when and ... Read More »

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