November 25th, 2015

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J.W. Schnarr LETHBRIDGE HERALD He may have lost the girl, but in the end, local high school student Thomas Black ended up with the money. Black, a student at Catholic Central High School, recently won a $5,000 scholarship for an essay he wrote for the Credit Education Week Canada

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  • French Immersion planned for Nicholas Sheran

    J.W. Schnarr LETHBRIDGE HERALD Students at Nicholas Sheran Community School will have an opportunity to expand their bilingualism with the introduction of a French Immersion program currently in the works. On Monday, the Lethbridge School Board approved a plan to institute a French Immersion program at the school. The program would begin in the ... Read More »

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  • Hay fire probed

    LETHBRIDGE Lethbridge County officials are looking for public assistance in investigating a hay fire early Tuesday. Fire crews from Lethbridge and Coaldale were called to a haystack fire near the intersection of Highway 5 and Highway 508 just before 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. The County said, in a... Read More »

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  • Lane closures Thur., Fri. on Whoop-Up Drive

    Lethbridge Herald Whoop-Up Drive will once again face lane closures and a speed reduction later this week. Sensors for the Road Weather Information System (RWIS) will be installed on the bridge deck Thursday and Friday. As such, Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., eastbound Whoop-Up Drive will... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Good news for Nielsen, Babenko

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD Everything has been going Andrew Nielsen’s way since he was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in June. The Leafs announced on Monday that they signed the 19-year-old Lethbridge Hurricanes defenceman to an entry-level contract. It’s hard to argue with their thinking, as Nielsen had scored more than a point per ... Read More »

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  • On the right track

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD Danika Schmidtke needed a little perspective. The 15-year-old ran in two events at the Royal Canadian Legion Track and Field National championships in Sainte-Therese, Que. in August. She’d set a personal best in the first race, an eighth-place finish in the 2,000-metre middle distance run. Her second run was not as ... Read More »

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  • The best in the game

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald Nico Pasquotti was the best player in men’s college soccer this season. Pasquotti, the former Catholic Central star quarterback, was named Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association player of the year earlier this month in Quebec. Pasquotti made the trip to accept his award after a season... Read More »

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  • End shame, stigma of adoption

    Adoption needs to be seen as a positive third option in unexpected pregnancies Sheryl Proulx ADOPTION OPTIONS We know it happens. You probably know someone who has been in the situation, someone who has found themselves unexpectedly pregnant. It really is incredibly common, as an estimated 40 per cent of all pregnancies in Canada are ... Read More »

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  • Russia’s doomsday machine?

    “Of course, the whole point of a Doomsday Machine is lost if you keep it a secret,” said Dr. Strangelove to the Soviet ambassador in Stanley Kubrick’s classic film of the same name. Fifty years later, it would appear that the Russians have finally watched the movie. In Kubrick’s film, a rogue American air force ... Read More »

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  • Paris prompts security solidarity

    There aren’t a lot of game-changing moments in international affairs, says Peter Van Praagh. But the ISIS terrorist attacks on Paris last weekend, like the 9-11 attacks on New York and Washington in 2001, fall into that rare category. It is, he says, one of those “events that turn things.” It has acutely heightened the ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • What is our leaders’ vision for future security?

    We just celebrated Remembrance Day to honour those brave Canadians who gave their lives for the freedom we enjoy today. The sad thing is this slaughter of millions of people could have been prevented. Chamberlain, the British prime minister, caved into Hitler in 1938 for a promise of peace. Fortunately the British people were wise ... Read More »

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  • Why play American anthem before our own?

    Over the years, Remembrance Day has been a quiet day for me, preferring to watch the national ceremony in Ottawa. Twice now I have gone downtown to the cenotaph where Remembrance Day was celebrated at 11 a.m. by a man playing the Last Post reverently on his trumpet. That was a small gathering. This year ... Read More »

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  • Canada needs to show compassion, not fear, regarding refugees

    “Do you agree with Sask. Premier Brad Wall that Canada should suspend its plan to bring in 25,000 Syrian refugees?” This question was asked in The Herald recently. I am appalled and heartbroken that so many of this community say “no” to refugees. Where is this community’s sympathy for the refugees, whose lives and families ... Read More »

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