January 25th, 2015

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Selfie exhibit showcases a long history Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com For everyone with a cellphone, it’s a snap! Taking your own photo — a “selfie” — is easier than deciding on a phone payment plan. But while so many “selfie” shots are posted online today, the concept is far

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Local News

  • Making every voice count

    Campaign aimed at getting help for high-risk teens Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Frustrated at the lack of facilities to help high-risk teenagers in southern Alberta, two local grandmothers are taking matters into their own hands. Beryl Brantner and Molly Hollihan hope to pave the way for a... Read More »

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  • Police file charges over shotgun possession

    City residents tried to sell sawed-off weapon LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lethbridge Regional Police have laid charges in the attempted sale of a sawed-off shotgun on Friday, which was used in a previous offence on Jan. 22. At about 7:55 a.m., LRPS investigated a call where people were in possession... Read More »

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  • Group shining a spotlight on early onset dementia

    Disease isn’t just diagnosed in the elderly Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Alzheimer’s is typically viewed as a disease for “oldtimers.” But one in every 1,000 people under the age of 65 is diagnosed with Early Onset Dementia (EOD), according to alzheimer.ca. Many are in the prime of... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Minor midget Hurricanes on a winning streak

    Lethbridge herald Midget The Lethbridge Headwater Equipment midget minor Hurricanes are on a three-game winning streak. The Hurricanes defeated the SEAC Tigers 4-1 last Wednesday before beating the CBHA Blackhawks 5-4 Saturday in Calgary and the Red Deer Aero Chiefs 2-1 Sunday at Nicholas Sheran Arena. In the... Read More »

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  • Celebrating baseball

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Who says it’s too early in the year to have a baseball-laden weekend? The Prairie Baseball Academy and Little League Alberta are going to team up this weekend for the Celebration of Baseball and Awards Banquet Saturday at the Lethbridge Lodge. In addition... Read More »

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  • Eagles win on the road

    Picture Butte The Immanuel Christian Eagles varsity boys basketball team earned a win in Picture Butte during Deep South Basketball Conference last Thursday. The Eagles held a 37-29 lead at halftime on their way to an 80-72 win. Brendan Degner led the Eagles with 23 points, while Mike... Read More »

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  • Political shakeup coming for Greece?

    “I wouldn’t like extreme forces to come to power. I would prefer if known faces show up,” said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, talking about Greece’s election. But his hopes for a quiet life will be dashed. Syriza, the radical left-wing party that leapt to prominence in the 2012 election with 27 per cent of ... Read More »

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  • A hard lesson on world oil pricing

    We are advised in financial matters that it is unwise to rely too heavily on assumptions. In terms of investing, we are told there is no such thing as absolute certainty, but the next sentence involves the stock market always recovering, coming back bigger and stronger each time it crashes. We are also told that ... Read More »

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  • Positives of 2014, challenges of 2015

    January is a good month to look back on the past year and also look ahead to the new one. Alberta saw plenty of changes in 2014, and we will continue to see more in the year to come. Obviously, the biggest change last year was the installation of Jim Prentice as the new premier ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Police put their lives on the line for all of us

    Re: the death of Cst. David Wynn Civil society cannot function without police. We task them with upholding the laws which we have seen fit to engender through our democracy, and we ask that they apprehend villains and keep the peace. It is profoundly sad and ugly when one of them is killed. He or ... Read More »

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  • Harper not showing proper respect to premiers

    One day just recently, our Prime Minister Harper was singing the praises of John A. Macdonald on his 200th birthday for our wonderful confederation, the railroad and our great Canada, the best in the world! A few days later he declines an invitation to meet with all the premiers, even conveniently right in Ottawa, at ... Read More »

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  • Safety should be priority in digital sign rules

    I have been paying close attention for years to this problem of digital advertising and I will say, after listening to some of the arguments this week, that all BS aside, safety trumps anything, period. The information regarding these signs has been available for years. I remember while living in Toronto years ago the Insurance ... Read More »

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