March 27th, 2015

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Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com It was a whole different kind of high school graduation ceremony Thursday evening in the Lethbridge College Garden Court Restaurant. More than 100 local high school students celebrated their achievements in the trades at the Registered Apprentice Program (RAP) recognition banquet. RAP allows high school

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  • Owner of stolen jewelry sought

    LETHBRIDGE Lethbridge regional police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the owner of jewelry recovered during an investigation. On March 12, police seized a diamond ring valued at more than $3,000, a gold earring and costume jewelry pendant. The items were located inside a container in the... Read More »

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  • It’s a RAP for young apprentices

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com It was a whole different kind of high school graduation ceremony Thursday evening in the Lethbridge College Garden Court Restaurant. More than 100 local high school students celebrated their achievements in the trades at the Registered Apprentice Program (RAP) recognition banquet. RAP allows... Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • College employee enjoys taking his desk for a spin at work

    Tijana Martin LETHBRIDGE HERALD TMARTIN@LETHBRIDGEHERALD.COM WHEN YOU WALK INTO THE ADVISORY OFFICE AT THE LETHBRIDGE COLLEGE, YOU MIGHT NOTICE SOMETHING A LITTLE UNUSUAL. THERE ARE AROUND SIX STANDING DESKS IN THE OFFICE, HOWEVER, ONE MAN HAS TAKEN IT A STEP FURTHER AND CREATED A STATIONARY BIKE DESK. ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Walz casts vote for Hurricanes coach

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Score a glowing endorsement for the current head coach of the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Having played on a pair of powerhouse Hurricanes teams from 1988-90, Canes alumnus and former NHLer Wes Walz was back in Lethbridge Thursday afternoon. It’s been nearly 25 years since he was... Read More »

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  • Still plenty to play for

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Spring is right around the corner and the calendar is about to turn to April, but the Coaldale Copperheads schedule still has some games scrawled on it. And don’t expect Copperheads goaltender Dillan Kelly to be complaining too loudly about that. Fresh off... Read More »

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  • Peewee Hurricanes Red golden yet again

    edmonton The Lethbridge Scotiabank peewee AA Hurricanes Red have captured the 2015 Provincial Peewee AA Minor Championship. In the team’s 60th game of the season, the Hurricanes defeated the Lloydminster Blazers 3-2 Sunday to cap off a 5-0-1 weekend and capture back-to-back provincial championships. The Canes started the... Read More »

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  • Sharing Alberta’s financial pain

    Albertans can’t say they weren’t warned. Three weeks after saying in a radio interview that all Albertans share the responsibility for the province’s financial troubles and they must all shoulder the burden to fix it, Premier Jim Prentice delivered a budget that ensures all Albertans will pay to make up for the shortfall. Average Albertans ... Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Bills aimed at improving Albertans’ lives

    From the Legislature: By Greg Weadick By the time you read this, Budget 2015 will have been introduced in the Alberta Legislature, and with it, significant changes to the way the government will budget in the future. The budget comes after considerable consultation with Albertans over the past few months. More than 40,000 people responded ... Read More »

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  • Give consumers all the information

    GMO foods should be labelled as such A new genetically modified apple that won’t turn brown has gained the green light in Canada. But once the Arctic Apples eventually hit store shelves, don’t expect to see GMO labels on them. That’s because GMO labelling isn’t mandatory in Canada, and the company that produces Arctic Apples, ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Recycling issue needs forward-thinking leadership

    I wish to commend Klaus Jericho for his thought-provoking letter of March 19 concerning the decision-making process that needs to be employed by city council and administrators in regard to disposing of the city’s waste materials. Mr. Jericho argues that waste disposal is a very complex matter in today’s society and, as such, both council ... Read More »

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  • Why such an uproar over wearing niqab?

    I am somewhat perplexed about the debate regarding the wearing of the niqab during the recitation of the oath of citizenship. The government is insisting that the woman giving the oath must remove the veil so that she can be seen to be reciting the oath. Some well-meaning people have offered compromises. Perhaps someone could ... Read More »

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  • Inspiration for Alberta’s farmworkers

    Alberta farmworkers are still wishing, wagging and wanting for equal rights and take great inspiration from the very successful effort of Alberta Liberal MLA Laurie Blakeman and her team of supporters. They have shown it is possible to make the Alberta PC government yield, submit and capitulate, if you are right. Even the left can ... Read More »

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