September 4th, 2015

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Emergency simulation keeps air rescue unit readyTijana MartinLethbridge Heraldtmartin@lethbridgeherald.comA C-130 Hercules circled a field north of Diamond City Thursday as it responded to a crash site, but don’t worry —  it was just a training exercise. The Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) Zone

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  • Murder case adjourned

    Prosecutor in Austin Vielle case on vacation lethbridge herald Another court appearance and another adjournment for a man accused of killing three people. Austin Vielle, 21, made a brief appearance Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court, but only long enough for his lawyer to say the case would need... Read More »

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  • Hearingset forsex case

    lethbridge herald A former Lethbridge man accused of sexually assaulting three young girls 10 years ago is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing later this year. The lawyer for Michael Charles Chute was in Lethbridge provincial court Thursday for a brief hearing, and told the judge his client... Read More »

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  • Higher volume expected at border crossings

    Travellers should plan ahead Lethbridge Herald The end of summer is here. But not before thousands of people enjoy one final weekend. As such, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has issued a reminder to those travelling to plan ahead for their Labour Day weekend. The ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • The fall season rides in

    GARRY ALLISON Rocky Mountain Turf Club We are leaving the Spring race meet behind – and a great memory it was – and heading full bore into the Rocky Mountain Turf Club’s Fall Race Meet this coming Saturday, Sunday and Monday – post time is 1:15 p.m. each... Read More »

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  • Thunder Chief a hit at Hurricanes camp

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald Playing some downright Thunder-ous hockey has gotten Drayton Thunder Chief this far. The Lethbridge Hurricanes skate into their first Western Hockey League preseason game when they host the Medicine Hat Tigers tonight at 7 p.m. at the Enmax Centre. Following a week of... Read More »

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  • Pieces falling into place for Pronghorns men’s hockey team

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald This University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men’s hockey team is starting to look a bit more familiar to Spiros Anastas. As the Horns head coach heads into his second season behind the bench, the pieces are starting to fall into place. More specifically, the... Read More »

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  • What’s next for primary care?

    Four things we can do to improve health care in Canada Joshua Tepper EVIDENCE NETWORK Health care is the purview of the provinces in Canada, but health leadership – setting big-picture goals, helping achieve best practices across the country and providing long-term, sustainable funding models – is the role of the federal government. As the ... Read More »

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  • What if Oct. 19 brings minority gov’t?

    With seven weeks left before election day, it is arguably too early to speculate about potential outcomes. But on a quiet day in late summer, there are worse things to contemplate, so here we go. First, a word about polling. Some argue it has been largely discredited given recent elections at various levels where the ... Read More »

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  • The crucial role of community policing

    Modern police forces are brimming with the latest high-tech innovations in policing and crime detection. But Canada’s forces are also built on a foundation of principles that date back almost 200 years. Satyamoorthy Kabilan, director of National Security and Strategic Foresight, writing in a new report on the Conference Board of Canada website, says the ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Changes to research centre library not minister’s decision

    Re: Research centre destroys library? The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food oversees the following organizations: Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal, Canadian Dairy Commission, Canadian Grain Commission, Farm Credit Canada and the Farm Products Council of Canada. There is a board of governors who oversee each commission, tribunal and farm products group. Same as the Agri Food ... Read More »

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  • Proportionately elected gov’t would serve Canadians better

    In a recent Lethbridge Herald letter to the editor of mine, Mr. Neil Vermeulen quite rightfully criticized my quote of the percentage of majority of the P.C. party that I had quoted, and I promise to research my facts more accurately. I stand to be corrected for his attention of the political scene, which is ... Read More »

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  • Remember the past

    I wonder how people will vote if they remember the past. A short-term memory is my problem: I reached the bottom of the stairs; I can’t remember why I came into the basement. But I remember what happened 30 years ago very well. The fact is, people forget and politicians benefit. First Nations and Jewish ... Read More »

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