November 24th, 2014

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Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald It’s chic to be a geek, at least that’s the consensus from participants at the Lethbridge Entertainment Expo at Exhibition Park this weekend. A few short years ago, cosplay — dressing up in costume — was an unfamiliar word. Now it’s become a culture that’s

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Local News

  • Final approval given to operating budget — average homeowner will see tax bill rise just over $61/year

    City council members gave final approval today to a new four-year operating budget. According to a press release, one of council’s strategic goals was to demonstrate financial stewardship by balancing resources with needs to achieve the current and future priorities of the community. After several months of discussions and deliberations which culminated last week, council ... Read More »

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  • Mealshare program arrives

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald The next time you go out for a meal in Lethbridge, you may just be helping someone less fortunate. And with no extra effort, because of a new partnership between the non-profit Mealshare initiative and four local restaurants, the Interfaith Food Bank Society... Read More »

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  • Council deals with funding requests

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD City council can’t hand out money to every group that asks. But it’s taking a new approach to helping non-profit organizations raise the funds they need. Councillors have agreed to a proposal to hire a community development officer, in response to the growing... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Journey to Olympic gold a simple step — Carla MacLeod on hand for Wednesday KidSport luncheon

    Dylan Purcell Lethbridge Herald “Because you asked.” The journey to a pair of Olympic gold medals started with as simple a step as Carla MacLeod asking her parents if she could play hockey. MacLeod, who won Olympic and world championship gold with Canada’s national women’s hockey team, wanted to... Read More »

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  • Earth-shaking gold for local

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald It was truly an earth-moving experience for Tyler Aiken. The Lethbridge broomballer recently returned from the Land of the Rising Sun with a gold medal around his neck following the World Broomball Championship in Tomakomai, Japan, Nov. 3-7. But if the gold-medal moment... Read More »

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  • Music to their ears

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald The horn has sounded for the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns swim team. Literally. Judging by what was taking place at practice Tuesday afternoon at the Max Bell Pool as the Pronghorns get set to host the Canada West Swim Championships Friday through Sunday,... Read More »

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  • Abe’s gamble: Snap election in Japan

    “I need to hear the voice of the people,” said Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “I will step down if we fail to keep our majority because that would mean our Abenomics is rejected.” And with that feeble excuse he announced that he was calling an election two years earlier than necessary, on 14 December. ... Read More »

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  • Solution needed for ‘Code Gridlock’

    CMA president urges a national seniors strategy Canadian hospitals are continually having to deal with overcapacity because of older patients with nowhere else to go, the president of the Canadian Medical Association said Tuesday. In a speech to the Canadian Club of Ottawa, Dr. Christopher Simpson, a cardiologist at Kingston General Hospital, said hospitals are ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • From City Hall column by Chris Spearman: Building relationship with province

    Alberta Premier Jim Prentice’s visit to Lethbridge last week provided a welcome opportunity to begin developing a positive relationship with our new provincial leader and to advocate on behalf of our community on several important issues. Those issues included capital funding programs, the local effects of cuts to provincial programs and the arts, our ongoing ... Read More »

    4 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Dumped wood products should be recycled

    Mayor Spearman and some councillors want to involve taxpayers in curbside recycling, for the “greater public good.” Given that only 25 per cent of the current waste stream heading to our landfill facility is attributable to residential waste, would it not be more productive (and the effort pay larger dividends) if proportionate attention be directed ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Thanks, PCs, for the tax relief

    Re: “Surplus shrinks” (Nov. 13 Herald). We are pleased that the Conservatives are making good on their promise supporting the family unit. The family unit is the only institution that moulds the next generation of Canadians, and has always been the cornerstone of society, and always will be. No matter how many storms it faces, ... Read More »

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  • All the killing, torture because of wars the West started

    This is a response to Jill Skiver’s letter (Nov. 16) criticizing my letter of Nov. 9. In Afghanistan, she says, the lives of woman and children have improved since the invasion in 2001. She offers no references for her opinions. A Thomson Reuters Foundation survey (Trustlaw Poll) June 2011 found that, “Afghanistan is the most ... Read More »

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