September 28th, 2016

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Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com There is a place elementary school children can go during recess to find a friend to play with. It’s called a “friendship bench,” and two were installed at Fleetwood-Bawden Elementary School last Friday. The idea is quite simple. If a student is feeling lonely or is too shy to approach

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  • School district gives first reading to gender policy for staff

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A policy intended to provide Lethbridge School District 51 with guidance in handling sexual orientation, gender identity and expression issues for staff has passed first reading. LSD 51’s Board of Trustees passed first reading of Policy 400.1.1 Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression on Tuesday during their regular meeting. ... Read More »

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  • Trial adjourned due to health issues for suspect

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The case for a Taber woman accused of robbing a Lethbridge gas station earlier this year has been adjourned while she deals with some health issues. The accused, Dawn Ila Hart, was not in Lethbridge court Tuesday when her lawyer explained he was unable to proceed given his client’s condition. ... Read More »

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  • Ashcroft Homes repeats as Alberta’s Builder of the Year

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD The Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA) Alberta hosted the annual BUILD Conference in Jasper, Sept. 15-18. The evening of Sept. 16, Ashcroft Master Builder in Lethbridge had two home finalists: “The Carlos” in the $250,000-$280,000 category, and “The Kristin” (current Copperwood showhome) in the $340,000-$380,000 category. At the end of the night, they ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Miss Maddison steps en avant

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD sports@lethbridgeherald.com Maddison Meierhofer has big slippers to fill. Meierhofer has taken over the University of Lethbridge’s ballet program, one of the school’s most renowned community resources. The program was under the auspices of Mary Falconer – Miss Mary to her thousands of students – since its founding. Falconer was a dance ... Read More »

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  • Horns down the T-birds

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com This time, the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men’s soccer team was rewarded and handed a nationally-ranked team their first loss in the process. The Pronghorns beat the CIS fifth-ranked UBC Thunderbirds 3-2 during Canada West action Sunday afternoon at the University of Lethbridge Stadium. Lethbridge jumped out to a 3-0 ... Read More »

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  • Tigers tame the Hurricanes in Medicine Hat

    Lethbridge Herald The Medicine Hat Tigers have scored a split with the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the team’s season-opening home-and-home series. The Tigers handed the Hurricanes a convincing 9-3 loss during Western Hockey League action Saturday night in Medicine Hat. The Tigers – who lost 4-2 to the Hurricanes Friday night in Lethbridge – blew the ... Read More »

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By LilBitNerdy: Medicine Hat News Comment I fully agree with the points raised by the author. Bus pass prices are definitely an issued that must be addressed, and... Read More »

By Fescue: Medicine Hat News Comment Agreed, phlushie. My experience as well. The comparison above assumes the student to have a car regardless - a luxury, ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Driving to U of L the cheaper alternative

    In an ideal world, we’d all have late-model vehicles and non-congested roads. And when we reached our destination – work, entertainment, shopping – parking would be easy and free. But, of course, we don’t live in an ideal world, and things like rush-hour delays and parking fees aren’t very important in the real world. Let’s ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Time to rethink fluoridation issue

    Tony Hall PROFESSOR OF LIBERAL EDUCATION AND GLOBALIZATION STUDIES UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE The failure of the political push to re-introduce fluoride into Calgary tap water should renew pressure on Lethbridge City Council to terminate forced fluoridation here. Recently Calgary City Council voted nine to five against a notice of motion that would have re-opened the ... Read More »

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  • Who would ISIS vote for in U.S. election?

    “Hillary Clinton’s weakness while she was Secretary of State has emboldened terrorists all over the world to attack the U.S., even on our own soil,” wrote Donald Trump on Facebook after the bombing in New York last Saturday. “They are hoping and praying that Hillary Clinton becomes president, that they can continue their savagery and ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Trade deal with China doesn’t benefit Canada

    Regarding proposed trade with China, here are some comments from economist Jim Stanford, writing for Rabble.ca: “Whenever someone says we should ‘trade more’ with China, we have to ask: ‘What kind of trade? And going in which direction?’ Achieving ‘more trade’ hardly helps Canada, if that trade consists mostly of imports.” Stanford also writes: “Canada ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Cottonwood Park is a sacred place

    I am writing to voice my disgust regarding the blatant disrespect and indifference being shown to the magnificent Cottonwood Park Nature Reserve. This is perhaps my favourite place in all of Lethbridge, and I walk here several times a week. I frequently spend 45 minutes to an hour cleaning up garbage in the small parking ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Digging deeper than politicians’ fluff answers

    Is there a reason Canadians are confused about the “new” Liberal defence strategy? Listening to interviews in the media, we get little information. The prime minister was recently on a world tour, the trade minister is informing the world Canada is still open for exploitation, the defence minister is letting NATO speak for him, the ... Read More »

    3 days ago


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