April 18th, 2014

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Garrett SimmonsLETHBRIDGE HERALDgsimmons@lethbridgeherald.comHarold Brown is hoping his implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is never called into action.The 64-year-old had the device implanted on Feb. 28, one of nine local patients who have had the procedure done in Lethbridge. Since September, Chinook Regional Hospital became the fourth acute care site

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  • Changes to ease traffic congestion

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Work will begin soon on a project designed to fix one of the city’s biggest traffic jams. Westside residents turned out Wednesday to check out plans to reduce traffic on Squamish Boulevard – currently the only link between Red Crow Boulevard and Garry... Read More »

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  • Expect border crossings to be busy

    Caroline Zentner lethbridge herald czentner@lethbridgeherald.com Many southern Albertans spending the Easter weekend south of the border can ease their return into Canada by planning ahead. “We do expect that it will be a busy weekend at the border,” said Sean Best, spokesman for the Canada Border Services Agency... Read More »

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  • Vigilante act earns man jail time

    lethbridge herald Trying to take the law into his own hands, by breaking the law, has landed a 20-year-old man behind bars. Dillen Bedard was sentenced to 90 days in jail after he pleaded guilty Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court to one count of mischief causing damage. Court... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Magrath no-hits Cardston

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Derek Strate, who has committed to play college ball at Southern Virginia, threw a no-hitter in their six-inning 10-2 Southern Alberta High School Baseball League victory over the Cardston Cougars, Tuesday. Strate struck out seven batters. The two runs came off walks and errors. Dylan Strang... Read More »

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  • Switch to badminton singles a smashing success

     Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comLindsday Amatto has gone solo.And for the Grade 11 badminton player from Catholic Central, her decision to cross over the singles last year has been a smashing success.Riding the momentum of a solid season, Amatto had a berth at provincials on her mind as the South Zone High... Read More »

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  • Bosch makes it official

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com It was the pen to the paper that will officially send Kacie Bosch south of the border after a stellar athletic career with the Chinook High School Coyotes. Having been on the Gonzaga University women’s basketball team’s radar for some time, the Grade... Read More »

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  • ocal issues taken to Alberta gov’t

    April has been another busy month. On April 2, we had meetings in Edmonton with Energy Minister Diana McQueen as well as Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Minister Robin Campbell to discuss the urban drilling issue, the provincial government’s proposed urban drilling policy, and the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan’s direction for land and water use. ... Read More »

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  • What about the business of governing?

    The Alberta Progressive Conservative party has a target on its back. That comes as no surprise to anyone who has followed provincial politics. Wildrose party members have been hammering away at the governing party for years but recently, the intensity has picked up. Wildrose critics have held the PCs to the fire over everything from ... Read More »

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  • Disaster plan only works if it’s used

    As severe weather events occur with growing frequency and ring up a rising damage tally, it’s becoming increasingly clear that some sort of plan to deal with the situation would be helpful. Fortunately, a little over six years ago, the federal government, together with provincial and territorial governments, launched Canada’s National Disaster Mitigation Strategy. “Mitigation ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • LSCO membership important for Bhutanese seniors

    I am writing to add clarity and context to comments made by Frank Toth in his April 9 Letter to the Editor. Mr Toth’s correspondence made reference to very generous provisions made for a reportedly large group of immigrant Lethbridge seniors wishing to belong to the LSCO. Mr. Toth mentions that a “fractious report on ... Read More »

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  • Action needed to preserve health-care system

    To MP Jim Hillyer: I am expressing my huge concern with respect to the government’s lack of action on the very important issue of our prized health-care system usually referred to by everyday Canadians as medicare. I am greatly disturbed that the government did not appear to have had any negotiations in the months leading ... Read More »

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  • Province has planes but no jets

    As a matter of interest, the Government of Alberta does not own or lease any jet aircraft, contrary to some people’s misconceptions. They own: - one Dash 8 (twin turbo prop) - three King Airs (twin turbo props) So this magnificent jet fleet does not exist. It was really a lot of fun trying to ... Read More »

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