May 5th, 2016

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Lethbridge Herald When she left Fort McMurray, Amanda Gergely didn’t know if her house would still be standing or not. The CCH grad and former Lethbridge resident, along with her husband Chad and her sister Sam, were three of the 80,000 evacuees forced out of Fort McMurray Tuesday due

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  • College offers post-secondary preview to high school students

    Halen Kooper For The Herald Lethbridge College is giving high school students a taste of life as a post-secondary student. For the first time, the college is involved in Experiential Learning Week, a program developed in Pincher Creek allowing students to explore programming they have an interest in... Read More »

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  • Great Falls fares among lowest

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald Flying out of Great Falls, Mont., is still a bargain for southern Albertans, as that city’s airport is in the lowest third of U.S. airports by average ticket price. Late last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation released full-year 2015 average ticket price... Read More »

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  • Conservatives preparing for Hat byelection

    SOUTHERN ALBERTA NEWSPAPERS – MEDICINE HAT The Conservative Party of Canada is getting ready to hit the ground running for an upcoming byelection in Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner Members of the party met through the riding last weekend to discuss the byelection for the seat left vacant following the sudden... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Games on!

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD One of southern Alberta’s landmark events is being hosted by the City of Lethbridge July 6-9. The Southern Alberta Summer Games is a staple of the area and draws approximately 2,000 participants each year in a variety of competitions ranging from photography... Read More »

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  • Konynenbelt worthy of honour

    I’ve had the very good fortune to observe many outstanding high school sports promoters, but when it comes to producing a value-added show, no one surpasses Duane Konynenbelt. He truly is a promoter extraordinaire. Thus, I think it is entirely fitting the Alberta Schools Athletic Association is bestowing their paramount... Read More »

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  • Sports Hall celebrates Lethbridge

    A theme ran through the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet on Saturday night. Each of the inductees and speechmakers mentioned their love of home. And their home, in each case, was Lethbridge. It was a reminder of the deep history of sports in Lethbridge and its... Read More »

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  • Misusing power of the patent

    Patent control shouldn’t be used to gouge customers In 2010, author William Rosen called it “the most powerful idea in the world.” In a book which took that quotation as its title, Rosen argued one big concept explains why humanity started inventing so many useful things in the 18th century and hasn’t let up since. ... Read More »

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  • Give citizens say in council hours

    Let citizen panel investigate change but leave decision up to all voters Do Lethbridge city councillors deserve a pay raise? That’s one of the questions to be examined by a Citizen Assembly, the formation of which was approved Monday by city council. As indicated in a story in Tuesday’s Herald, the assembly – a group ... Read More »

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  • CRA tightening the tax gap

    Every dollar recovered is a win for honest taxpayers Canadians who are feeling the annual sting of tax season have a little something to cheer about this year. The feds are finally cracking down on tax dodgers who finagle their way out of “paying their fair share,” as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau puts it. The ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Do research before protesting on right-to-die issue

    Re: “Protest opposes Bill C-14,” Thursday, April 28 Lethbridge Herald. I couldn’t help but notice that in the photo that accompanied this story, the protesters who gathered in front of MP Rachael Harder’s office on Wednesday all appear to be young, robust and healthy individuals. I had to ask myself: How much could these young ... Read More »

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  • Who will protect disabled from dangers of assisted suicide?

    Rather than outright reject the Supreme Court’s ruling to legalize physician-assisted suicide (PAS), the Trudeau government has tabled a bill placing the lives of all disabled Canadians at risk. Although Bill C-14 falls short of the proposals from a Liberal-appointed parliamentary committee that went so far as to grant mature minors(?) and persons with psychiatric ... Read More »

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  • Thanks for the welcome to Lethbridge

    In the online discussion last month which followed my letter about Trump, I learned a lot about Lethbridge civility from some of the town’s best. One commenter known as “Already Extinct” started it off best when he said, “Mr. Gerzon, welcome to Lethbridge, a place where peace, love and opinion is embraced – in multitudes ... Read More »

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