November 28th, 2014

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Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com New life was breathed into an old facility to create a better quality of life for animals at the Lethbridge Animal Shelter. Renovations and upgrades on the 10-year-old building, which began in April, are now completed. A grand re-opening celebration took place Thursday. Two donations

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  • $3.8 million extra for schools

    Garrett Simmons Lethbridge Herald gsimmons@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge School District No. 51 received some good news at its regular board meeting earlier this week. The board received the fall update to the budget 2014-2015, highlighted by a $3.8-million increase of revenue in the district budget, compared to the spring... Read More »

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  • Packed house for ISIS issue

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Over the last couple months, the world has watched terror unfold at the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) militant group. Shocked and devastated by the merciless beheading of several journalists and terrifying citizens of Syria and Iraq, many people search for answers... Read More »

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  • Christmas Lights Tour ready for 52nd year

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com It’s been a Christmas tradition for 52 years. For those looking to get in the spirit of the season, Kotch’s Exotic International Travel & Tours will guide the annual Christmas Lights Tour on Dec. 14. “It seems like yesterday in a way,... Read More »

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  • Youth sports should be positive

    Sports participation offers a lot of positives for youth, and encouraging community sports involvement is the aim of the fifth annual RBC Sports Day in Canada, taking place Saturday. A new report called “Sport Moves Us: The State of Community Sport in Canada, 2014,” released by the organizations True Sport and ParticipACTION, indicates that 83 ... Read More »

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  • aking action on property rights issue

    The big news in Alberta this week was definitely the announcement on Monday that Ian Donovan, MLA for Little Bow, and Kerry Towle, MLA for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake, had joined the Progressive Conservative caucus. The move was a surprise to many, but the PC team under Premier Jim Prentice has welcomed them both this week. I ... Read More »

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  • More support for pharmacare

    A growing number of Canadians are getting behind the idea of a pharmacare plan for Canada. This week, the next generation of physicians brought the message to parliamentarians that a cost-effective universal pharmacare system is worth examining. The Canadian Federation of Medical Students held its annual Lobby Day on Monday, during which it met with ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • PM not reason Canada a target of terrorism

    It seems even recent history escapes those with a monomaniacal axe to grind. Does Ramma Sawhney (Nov. 12 letter) actually think Canada was free of Islamist threats because the Liberals were in charge? Al-Qaida made its first specific threat against Canada on Nov. 12, 2002. The Chretien government’s response was delivered right here in Lethbridge ... Read More »

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  • Failing to see the bigger picture?

    Brainwashing is accomplished by repetition and lack of rest, creating stress. Our sense of reality is socially constructed. Certain assumptions are built in. Social insularity allows politicians and so-called experts to fabricate reasons for war and national security. Once we start down that rabbit hole, leaders fall into group think, vast leaps of faith can ... Read More »

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  • Canada needs growth, not income splitting

    Buried in the federal government’s fall fiscal update was some major news: economic growth in Canada will decline year-after-year for the next five years. Let me say that again: from 2015 to 2019, growth will decline each and every year. Faced with this sad prognosis, the Conservatives are putting all their eggs in the income ... Read More »

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