April 21st, 2015

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Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comThere was something in the air outside of city hall on Monday afternoon, moreso than just the remnants of a warm April breeze.About 75 local marijuana enthusiasts gathered in honour of the 4/20 counterculture holiday, as well as to promote their beliefs that legalizing

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Local News

  • ’73 acres of weeds’

    Lethbridge Herald Legacy Park could finally see some development underway beginning next week. An amendment to rezone the 73-acre area in North Lethbridge from Future Urban Development to Parks and Recreation was presented to council during a public hearing on Monday. Development on the park, which will... Read More »

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  • Helping with recovery from life-changing injuries

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com When Marj Machen talks about fitness and health, she speaks from experience. A fitness instructor at the city’s YWCA for many years, Machen trained hard to become a top-ranked Canadian in her sport. Before moving to the U.S., she was ranked third in... Read More »

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  • Schools mount campaign against cuts

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Facing government-ordered budget reductions, Lethbridge school officials have joined a province-wide campaign to halt the cuts. Holy Spirit Catholic Schools and 18 more divisions are asking Premier Jim Prentice and his Conservative government to reconsider newly announced cuts that would hurt English language... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Racquetball players win provincial titles

    Lethbridge HeraldLethbridge can boast two open provincial racquetball champions, both with the last name Iwaasa.Coby Iwaasa won the Men’s Open title and his cousin Alexis Iwaasa won the Women’s Open title at the Alberta Provincial Championships, held last weekend at the University of Calgary.This is Coby’s fifth provincial Men’s Open crown. He is qualifying for ... Read More »

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  • Seven local football players to compete in Bantam Bowl

    Lethbridge HeraldSeven players from the area have been selected as Football Alberta’s Bantam Bowl South All-Stars.They will represent southern Alberta in the Bantam Bowl game, set for the University of Lethbridge Community Stadium on May 18, after concluding selection camp last weekend at McMahon Stadium in Calgary.Of the top graduating Grade 9 Bantam football players, ... Read More »

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  • Speedskater honoured for outstanding season

    Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comFor Kaleb Muller, it doesn’t matter if the ice is on a short track or long track.He likes them both and excels at both.Although the six-foot-two 16-year-old speedskater thinks his future is in the oval rather than the arena.Muller... Read More »

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  • Protecting our food foundation

    Spring has arrived and that means across the country, farmers will be preparing their fields for another growing season. In spite of Canada’s vast, wide-open spaces, there’s really only a small percentage of land that is suitable for agriculture – about five per cent, according to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – and even what we ... Read More »

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  • What to do about killer robots?

    “Killer Robots” is a dreadful name, don’t you think? It reminds you of the killing machines in the “Terminator” series and the “Battle Droids” of “Star Wars”. “Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems” is a much classier name, and the acronym is even better: LAWS. So the international conference that opened at the United Nations Geneva office ... Read More »

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  • Measuring job skills is important

    Any time a business hires an employee – or a consumer pays to have work done by a business – it’s important that the worker actually has the skills needed to do the work competently. But how do we go about measuring those skills? A new report from the Canada West Foundation, “Competence is the ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Little wonder Iran wants its own nuclear weapons

    Iran lives in a rough neighbourhood. Nukes to the north, south, east and west. And vast arsenals of modern conventional weaponry all around. North there is Russia with over 4,000 nuclear warheads. However, Iran and Russia are on good terms so not a threat at this time. South there is the American superpower with land ... Read More »

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  • Arguments against meat difficult to sink your teeth into

    Re: Reasons to stop eating meat, Herald, April 9. Ms. King’s arguments are a bit laughable, especially the part that cows produce methane gas. I think that there are more people than cows in the world. People produce methane gas, too. Then on the back page of the very same paper, the Good Doctor, Gifford-Jones, ... Read More »

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  • Oh, to enjoy the life of a senator

    I cannot allow myself to pass up some remark on your piece about Senator Nancy Ruth’s complaint on being expected to eat the awful airline food. The poor thing! She must have been travelling in business class (at our expense) to be even offered “cold Camembert cheese” with “broken crackers.” I, too, have travelled business ... Read More »

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