March 6th, 2015

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Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Five new events will help draw crowds to downtown Lethbridge this year. They’re among 19 festivals or shows receiving public support through the Heart of Our City grants program. Mark Bellamy, Heart of the City committee chair, said all 19 groups that applied qualified for financial

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  • Fire causes estimated $200,000 damage to duplex in Coaldale

    Garrett Simmons Lethbridge Herald – coaldale gsimmons@lethbridgeherald.com It was fortunate no one was home when a fire broke out Thursday morning in the basement of a Coaldale duplex. That was the assessment of Coaldale fire chief Andy Van Rijn, who said the intense heat and thick smoke would... Read More »

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  • Mike Holmes appearing at Lethbridge College on Saturday

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Contractor and television host, Mike Holmes, will be in Lethbridge Saturday. Holmes will be at Lethbridge College from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Trades Wing (TR 1840) in celebration of his partnership with Bezooyen Contracting Inc. and Stranville Living – two award-winning Lethbridge builders. Parking is available... Read More »

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  • Sex-assault case involving former teacher closer to resolution

    lethbridge herald The lawyer representing a former elementary school teacher charged with multiple counts of sexual assault and other sex-related offences may be getting closer to resolving the case. Greg White told court Thursday he and the Crown are “figuring out” a potential resolution and discussing which facts... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Peewee Hurricanes off to conference final in SCAHL playoffs

    Lethbridge herald Peewee The Lethbridge Bert and Macs Hurricanes peewee AA White are off to the South Central League South Conference finals. The Canes defeated the Lethbridge Red in a thrilling three-game series, winning the Game 3 7-1 after losing Game 2 in overtime. Zack Stringer scored three goals for... Read More »

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  • Horns own the podium

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Peter Millman’s individual performance at the Canada West Track and Field Championships in Winnipeg last weekend was indeed impressive. The third-year member of the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns earned gold in the weight throw and added another gold medal in the shot put... Read More »

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  • Copperheads semifinal series starts tonight

    Coaldale The puck drops on Game 1 of the Heritage Junior B Hockey League semifinal between the Coaldale Copperheads and the Okotoks Bisons tonight. The Copperheads and Bisons face off in the best-of-seven series at the Coaldale Sportsplex tonight at 8:30 p.m. Game 2 is Friday in Okotoks with Game 3 coming back to Coaldale ... Read More »

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  • Playing the blame game

    Albertans should be ashamed of themselves. Collectively, we have allowed our province to plunge into the depths of economic crisis. As we stare down the barrel of a multi-billion-dollar hole in Alberta’s budget, our top politician has made it clear where the blame lies – seemingly anywhere but the Progressive Conservative government. For years, greedy ... Read More »

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  • Protecting Canadians from terrorism

    In late January Prime Minister Harper announced legislation intended to protect Canadians from the evolving threat of terrorism. Canada clearly is not immune to the escalating risk of extremists’ attacks. This concept was made very real just days ago when the al-Qaida-linked >terrorist group al-Shabaab called >on followers to attack shopping malls across North America ... Read More »

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  • Manage finances wisely, grasshopper

    Canadians continue to accumulate household debt at record pace Financial experts have sounded the alarm in the past few years about the dangers of Canadians’ increasing consumer debt load. And Canadians have responded – by piling up even more debt. Figures released this week by credit monitoring agency Equifax show that Canadian consumer debt, including ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Renewables don’t meet consumers’ energy needs

    Re: Jim Byrne’s letter of Feb. 18. I am astonished to see a respectable geographer with expertise in inland waters to be also a climate scientist and an energy expert. Specifically these two fields contain the most extremely complex and multidisciplinary issues. I was disappointed when I read in his letter that he dismissed scientific ... Read More »

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  • Thanks to all for a well-run, successful 55 Plus Games

    My compliments to the City of Lethbridge and especially the volunteers for hosting and their excellent job of running the 55 Plus Winter Games. As a former badminton chairman of the Canada Games, as well as twice running the badminton program at the games, I am well aware of the many hours of work and ... Read More »

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  • Opportunity to escape carbon energy addiction

    During a lengthy analysis of the recent fall in the price of oil and gas, “The Economist” called upon governments around the world to seize this once-in-a-generation opportunity to fix bad energy policies that encourage harmful addiction to carbon energy sources. That’s from the international masthead of western corporate capitalism, not exactly a communist rage ... Read More »

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