February 19th, 2017

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J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Two local brothers with a love of film have provided a fresh perspective on a dark part of Canadian history. Arjan and Lakshjit Gill started Gill Productions last year. Their first project, “Arigato,” is a short documentary about The Ghost Town Bus Tour led by George Takashima on behalf of

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  • Canadian chambers aim for more competitiveness

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Chambers of Commerce across Canada have come up with a list of key opportunities to grow the country’s economy. The list, titled, “Ten Ways to Build a Canada That Wins,” features key opportunities for the country to regain competitiveness, improve productivity, and grow the economy. It was developed in part ... Read More »

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  • Two charged after Taber flashlight attack

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A Taber husband and wife have been charged after a Taber man was seriously injured in an attack with a flashlight early Thursday morning. At about 4:30 a.m., Taber Police Service responded to complaints of a disturbance to the 5000 block of 56 Avenue. The callers reported multiple assailants attacking ... Read More »

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  • Family violence rates in Alberta among highest

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Alberta still has some of the highest rates intimate partner violence and violence against seniors in the country, according to a new survey released by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics. On Thursday, CCJS released their report, “Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2015” as part of the Federal ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Cougars top the Comets in a clash of first-versus-second

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com In the battle of the top-two teams in the Southern Alberta High School Basketball League, the Cardston Cougars remain undefeated. The Cougars topped the Raymond Comets 100-93 Saturday night in Cardston to improve to 9-0 on the season. Leading the Cougars in Saturday’s clash was Max Russell with 33 points. ... Read More »

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  • Alfaro powers Hurricanes to win

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com A nice night on the stats sheet from one of the Lethbridge Hurricanes trade deadline acquisitions has earned the Canes their second win in as many nights. The Hurricanes downed the Saskatoon Blades 6-2 during Western Hockey League action Saturday night at the Enmax Centre. Leading the way in the ... Read More »

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  • Kodiaks court teams in action Saturday

    Kodiaks court teams in action Saturday Lethbridge All four Lethbridge College Kodiaks court teams were in action Saturday. At the Val Matteotti Gymnasium, the Kodiaks men’s and women’s teams played host to the St. Mary’s Lightning in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference action. The women’s team won the weekend opener 66-58 Friday night to improve to ... Read More »

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  • Exploring a Universal Basic Income

    There’s a new idea that might be the solution to runaway populism. Well, it’s not that new, really – it has been kicking around in left-wing circles for a least a quarter-century – but it has suddenly gone mainstream. It’s called Universal Basic Income (UBI), and pilot programs to see if it really works in ... Read More »

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  • Offer input on carbon tax effects

    David Schneider MLA, LITTLE BOW On Jan. 1, Alberta’s carbon tax went into effect. This is legislation that the Alberta Wildrose Party – and indeed all opposition parties – opposed when it was being debated in the legislature last spring. However, it was passed with a government majority and has now became law. Right now, ... Read More »

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  • Mission to Asia making inroads

    This month’s ‘From City Hall’ from Mayor Chris Spearman As you read this month’s column, our Lethbridge-and-region delegation is approaching the halfway point of our 14-day Mission to Asia trip. Two dozen representatives from Lethbridge and our surrounding region embarked Feb. 12 on this journey to China and Japan to pursue economic development opportunities, to ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Deadline too soon for council meeting agenda

    I get my information about Pincher Creek Town issues online via the town media site. Recent town council agendas and minutes are posted there. The agenda for the Monday, Feb. 13 meeting appeared on Friday, three days before the council meeting. This agenda contained riveting information. A monument of a motion was on the table ... Read More »

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  • Clearing up some details about OHV issue

    The recent article by Barry Harper (“Justified science or activist agenda?”) contains several inaccuracies. Perhaps I can deal with a couple of them. Harper criticizes Minister Phillips for referring to what he describes as “more than 200 species of endangered plants and animals.” I don’t know what the minister actually said (she is usually pretty ... Read More »

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  • Wasting resources in a have or have-not world

    There are daily, incremental changes taking place in both technological capacities and levels of social interconnection. In a desire to maintain an optimal level of efficiency, it is critical to analyze if one’s actions create an environment that leaves others better or worse off. It is clearly inefficient to make choices that negatively impact another ... Read More »

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