April 18th, 2015

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Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comTravelling around southern Alberta for the past two days has shown Premier Jim Prentice that it’s time to restore common sense in the province.“We see the effects of the collapse of oil prices and the effects it’s having on the economy and the job

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Local News

  • Wildrose tout top priorities in Taber

    Greg Price Southern Alberta Newspapers -Taber In a game of follow the leader, leader Brian Jean is hoping the winner will be Albertans when they vote Wildrose. As part of the party’s Follow the Leader campaign, Jean stopped by Taber Friday with local Cardston-Taber-Warner Wildrose candidate Grant Hunter... Read More »

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  • City finishes year with $5M surplus

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com The City of Lethbridge ended 2014 in a strong financial position, according to its annual report, approved by council this week. Net financial assets are sitting at almost $61.8 million, with an unrestricted surplus of close to $5 million. Coun. Jeff Coffman, chair... Read More »

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  • Man chargedafter house fire

    LETHBRIDGE Charges have been laid in connection with a Thursday-afternoon house fire. Lethbridge Regional Police Service has charged a 22-year-old Lethbridge resident after a fire broke out in the man’s basement suite. Thursday at about 2 p.m., police responded to a fire in a basement suite of a... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Racquetball players win provincial titles

    Lethbridge HeraldLethbridge can boast two open provincial racquetball champions, both with the last name Iwaasa.Coby Iwaasa won the Men’s Open title and his cousin Alexis Iwaasa won the Women’s Open title at the Alberta Provincial Championships, held last weekend at the University of Calgary.This is Coby’s fifth provincial Men’s Open crown. He is qualifying for ... Read More »

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  • Seven local football players to compete in Bantam Bowl

    Lethbridge HeraldSeven players from the area have been selected as Football Alberta’s Bantam Bowl South All-Stars.They will represent southern Alberta in the Bantam Bowl game, set for the University of Lethbridge Community Stadium on May 18, after concluding selection camp last weekend at McMahon Stadium in Calgary.Of the top graduating Grade 9 Bantam football players, ... Read More »

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  • Speedskater honoured for outstanding season

    Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comFor Kaleb Muller, it doesn’t matter if the ice is on a short track or long track.He likes them both and excels at both.Although the six-foot-two 16-year-old speedskater thinks his future is in the oval rather than the arena.Muller... Read More »

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  • Measuring job skills is important

    Any time a business hires an employee – or a consumer pays to have work done by a business – it’s important that the worker actually has the skills needed to do the work competently. But how do we go about measuring those skills? A new report from the Canada West Foundation, “Competence is the ... Read More »

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  • uch accomplished, still more to do

    As we on city council approach the halfway point of our term later this year, we will be dedicating time to take stock of what we’ve accomplished so far as well as the important work that remains to be done. Almost a year has passed since we formally approved the City Council 2014-17 Strategic Plan, ... Read More »

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  • Seniors strategy a good idea

    The call is growing for a national seniors strategy in Canada, and those spearheading the push are hoping to engage citizens in helping to make it happen. A new report released Wednesday by the Conference Board of Canada highlights the need for governments at all levels to work together in tackling the challenges facing Canadian ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Many people played key roles in MLA’s career

    The election has been called. I cease to be an MLA and therefore, there was no final column. So briefly, my 17 years in public life has not been a singular exercise. The many people behind me enabled me to perform my job as city alderman, MLA and legislator. The Lethbridge East staff left to ... Read More »

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  • Paying the visitors’ tax

    A few days ago my wife and I travelled past Lethbridge and we turned off the highway because she wanted to go antique shopping. The big surprise came later, in the mail. Apparently I was driving 44 km/h in Lethbridge, and that cost me $87, plus an administration fee, plus GST. I probably missed a ... Read More »

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  • MP not even present for vote on ISIL mission

    I suggest it is more than disingenuous of MP Jim Hillyer to advocate for the extension and expansion of Canada’s military role against “ISIL” given that he was not even present in the House when the vote was taken (re: Hillyer’s column, “ISIL a threat to Canadians and others,” Lethbridge Herald, April 3, page A8). ... Read More »

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