October 25th, 2016

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Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Two southern Alberta organizations that focus on the prevention of child abuse will receive extended funding from the province. One of the programs, the North Star — Apatski’kaktosi — Building Stronger Urban Aboriginal Families project, has helped more than 80 Indigenous families this past year at the Opokaa’sin Early Intervention

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  • Halloweens of yesteryear

    Kayla Craig MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS INTERN, GALE MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES The countdown to Halloween is on. Pumpkins are being carved into jack-o’-lanterns, re-runs of old horror movies light up television screens, and bags of candy are disappearing from store shelves. On this occasion, let’s take a moment to reflect on some of the history behind ... Read More »

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  • United Way matching charities and volunteers

    Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com The United Way of Lethbridge and South Western Alberta is trying their hand at matchmaking. Earlier this month, they began to match charities that need quick, quality help with volunteers from various businesses or organizations and will be continuing to do so until the end of December. “Generally we are ... Read More »

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  • County students participating in We Day

    Stan Ashbee Southern Alberta Newspapers – Coaldale We Day Alberta promotes the noble notion of creating change locally and globally. Mike Gibson, a teacher at Coaldale Kate Andrews High School, is taking a group of 32 Lethbridge County students to Calgary Wednesday to experience the inspirational, motivational and thought-provoking annual event. This year’s presenters at ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Playoffs next for the Horns

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The University of Lethbridge has wrapped up one season, now it’s onto the next one. The Pronghorns men’s soccer team duelled the Mount Royal University Cougars to a scoreless draw during Canada West action Sunday afternoon at the University of Lethbridge Stadium. With the tie, the Pronghorns finish up their ... Read More »

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  • Rugby team salutes veterans

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com For the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s rugby team, it was just as much a chance to say goodbye as it was the chance to host a Canada West Championship. The Horns wrapped up an 0-6 season with a 36-27 loss to the Alberta Pandas during the Canada West bronze ... Read More »

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  • Horns soccer team plays hard to the end

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s soccer team went out guns blazing. The Pronghorns came up on the losing side of a 2-0 setback to the Fraser Valley Cascades during the team’s final Canada West regular season game Saturday afternoon in Abbotsford. But with their playoff hopes fading, the Horns ... Read More »

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  • A tale of two besieged cities

    Sieges on Middle East centres have similar circumstances Two great sieges are getting underway in the Middle East, one in Mosul in Iraq and the other in Aleppo in Syria. They have a great deal in common, including the fact that the attackers both depend heavily on foreign air power, but they are treated by ... Read More »

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  • We all deserve a home

    Shelter is one of the most basic human needs, and the majority of people have that need fulfilled to varying degrees ranging from modest apartments to palatial mansions. Then there are those who have no home at all, save for a park bench, a cardboard box in an alley or, if they’re lucky, a bed ... Read More »

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  • tanding together as a community

    It has been a difficult few weeks in our community and across the province. There have been heart-breaking and shocking events that have reaffirmed to all of us just how precious life is and how quickly our world can change. At this time last week we were learning of the sudden loss of former premier ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Foreign-language schools not part of public system

    Should we all re-read the Quran to enter the halls of the U of A, the U of C and the U of L, to secure our economically sound professional status as doctors, lawyers and like-minded useful Canadian citizens? Regardless of who the Muslim associations in Canada represent, whether they have international ties and/or Middle ... Read More »

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  • Diversity is part of our school system

    Recent media coverage about the proposal of a new Islamic school in Lethbridge prompts these thoughts. I live in Coaldale, just 13 kilometres east of Lethbridge. In our town, which falls under the umbrella of Palliser Regional Schools, we have the following public schools: Jennie Emery Elementary School, R.I. Baker Middle School and Kate Andrews ... Read More »

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  • Action against polio still needed

    Oct. 24 is World Polio Day. In Canada, epidemics of infantile paralysis date back to the 1950s. Children don’t catch polio here since 1994, but they will be vaccinated until its worldwide eradication. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative was launched in 1988 when tens of thousands of children became paralysed each year. Since then, most ... Read More »

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