February 13th, 2016

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Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com At least briefly, there’s good news and better news in a province so heavily dependent on oil. The wholesale price for oil jumped $3.23 per barrel in week’s-end trading, while the Canadian dollar rose as well. But at the gas pumps, the posted price for

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  • Radiothon exceeds goal of $230,000

    J.W. Schnarr LETHBRIDGE HERALD jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com An annual radiothon aimed at raising cash for special projects, equipment and programming at the Chinook Regional Hospital smashed their targets by raising nearly $250,000. The Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation’s seventh annual Care From the Heart Radiothon on Thursday was able to shoot... Read More »

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  • Warm, dry spring forecasted

    J.W. Schnarr LETHBRIDGE HERALD jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com One of the strongest El Nino weather patterns on record could contribute to a warm, dry spring, and that could be bad news for farmers. Brett Anderson, senior meteorologist at Accuweather, said southern Albertans will continue to feel the effects of El Nino... Read More »

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  • SAAG exhibits utilize comic art, explore ideas of living

    J.W. Schnarr LETHBRIDGE HERALD jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Two new exhibitions at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery explore the deeper truths of ourselves through comic art and what it means to be alive in a world of increasingly life-like technology. “Imitation of Life” and “Blue Line” are running at SAAG beginning... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Sutter cracks WHL top 50

    Lethbridge Herald Brent Sutter has cracked the Top 50 Western Hockey Players of All-Time. Sutter, a former Lethbridge Bronco, was named Thursday as the 44th-best player in the league all-time. As part of the Western Hockey League’s 50th Season celebrations, a panel selected the top 125 players in WHL history last September and from that, ... Read More »

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  • Horns need help

    LETHBRIDGE The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns will play a part deciding their season this weekend. In a supporting role, however, they’ll need a great performance from the Manitoba Bisons. The Pronghorns need to win both games against the Calgary Dinos, starting tonight in Calgary, or their season is over. At approximately the same time, they ... Read More »

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  • Copperheads can finish series

    Lethbridge Herald – Coaldale A natural hat trick from Matthew Johnson has helped the Coaldale Copperheads take a 1-0 series lead over the High River Flyers following a 5-2 win Wednesday night at the Coaldale Sportsplex in Coaldale. The Copperheads defenceman from Sylvan Lake scored three unanswered goals... Read More »

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By grinandbearit: Medicine Hat News Comment i would like to agree with a couple of points in Arlene's letter here. First, it is clear that Mr. Morton was off-base, ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Shift from oil will take decades

    Two things can be said about the University of Waterloo professors and students clamouring for their school to sell off its investments in fossil fuels. First, the campaign reminds us of the need to fight climate change, which threatens this planet, and to do so by finding alternatives to oil and natural gas. That’s a ... Read More »

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  • Decisive action needed

    What is war good for? Absolutely nothing. So said the peace movements from the 1960s onwards. And for the most part, we still tend to agree today. Justin Trudeau relied on that sentiment when he promised to recall Canadian fighter jets from the fight against ISIS (also called ISIL) during last fall’s election campaign. A ... Read More »

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  • MLA’s schedule is a full one

    As always, life as an MLA is busy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Over the past month I’ve attended many events and addressed many issues locally and at caucus and committee meetings in Edmonton. I also took a few days off to refresh and make sure I am full of vim and ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Numbers show city needs curbside recycling

    I was very pleased with the letter written by Cheryl Bradley (Feb. 2 Herald) regarding the decision by city council to not begin curbside recycling. The letter from Martin Vogt in the Feb. 10 Herald has prompted me to write. I have been appalled by the often vitriolic letters and roasts coming from the opponents ... Read More »

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  • Wind industry should be accountable for wildlife deaths

    Congratulations to Herald reporter J.W. Schnaar for his interview with Robert Hornung, president of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (The Herald, Feb. 8). Mr. Schnaar obviously sought answers to the many negative issues raised about the wind industry within the Opinion pages of the Lethbridge Herald. The word limit on letters to the editor limits ... Read More »

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  • Letter writers exercising rights to voice opinions

    To Gerald Morton, re: letter to the editor, Feb. 9 Herald. I’m glad that at least you did read my letter of Jan. 31. Acerbic? Alienating? (your words regarding my letter) Only to people such as yourself. Fortunately we all are still entitled to our own opinion; it keeps life interesting and we all learn ... Read More »

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