February 8th, 2016

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Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com One person is dead following an incident on the westside late Sunday afternoon. Lethbridge police were called at about 5:15 p.m. to a disturbance inside an apartment complex in the 100 block of Columbia Boulevard West, near the corner of Laval Blvd. The building is directly across the street from

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  • Death ruled homicide

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge police continue to investigate the city’s second murder of 2016. Members of the LPS Criminal Investigation Section confirmed Monday they were treating the death of a 56-year-old woman, found Sunday evening on the westside, as a homicide. Police and Lethbridge EMS responded Sunday, at... Read More »

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  • Distracted driving a focus for February

    ‘Police Beat’ column from LPS Chief Rob Davis Crotches kill. Keep your eyes off your phone. February is distracted driving month and you’ll see that slogan on billboards and hear it featured on radio commercials as law enforcement and other traffic safety partners continue to work to drive the message... Read More »

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  • Opera concert staged to benefit Syrian family

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com The University of Lethbridge Opera Workshop sang sweet sounds of success at St. Augustine’s Church on Sunday. “Sunday Afternoon at the Opera,” a concert organized by the University of Opera Workshop, and St. Augustine’s Church, helped raise money to bring an extended Syrian refugee family... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Kodiaks shut down the Bronos in sweep

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge College Kodiaks women’s basketball team has demonstrated they can put up some points. After an 84-61 win over the Olds Broncos during Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference action Saturday afternoon at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium, the Kodiaks proved they can also play... Read More »

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  • Comets beat Bulldogs at home

    Lethbridge Herald – Raymond The Raymond Comets boys varsity basketball team defeated the Winston Churchill Bulldogs during Southern Alberta High School Basketball League action Saturday night in Raymond. Boomer Heggie topped Comets scorers with 28 points and teammate Chase Bohne contributed with 27 as Raymond topped the Bulldogs... Read More »

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  • Lethbridge College men score big win over Olds

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Chalk up an important win and a triple-digit outing to boot for the Lethbridge College Kodiaks men’s basketball team. The Kodiaks downed the Olds Broncos 100-91 during Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference action Friday night at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium. The win not only improves the... Read More »

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  • EU’s open borders could close

    “Europe has forgotten that history is fundamentally tragic,” said Manuel Valls, the French prime minister. “If Europe can’t protect its own borders, it’s the very idea of Europe that could be thrown into doubt. It could disappear – not Europe itself, not our values, but the European project, the concept we have of Europe, that ... Read More »

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  • Family time has benefits

    The annual Family Day holiday is coming up Feb. 15. It’s a day intended to provide time for family togetherness. However, since not everyone has the day off, there are some people who won’t have the opportunity for this extra family time. Still, the idea is a good one. But a single day isn’t really ... Read More »

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  • Public input sought on assisted dying

    The month of January provided many opportunities for me to get out into the community. You may have seen me at the State of the City Address with Mayor Chris Spearman, the University of Lethbridge Farewell Dinner for Gordon E. Jong, the CHBA Building the Best Awards, having coffee with farmers in Picture Butte, or ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Parental action urged on gender guidelines

    All concerned parents and grandparents should inform themselves on how the imposed school “guidelines” of the NDP government will affect their children, youth and families here in Alberta. Those school boards who do not adopt these guidelines will be penalized for funding. These “guidelines” are not part of the legislation, they were written up by ... Read More »

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  • Praise to gov’t for making housing a priority

    Re: New Alberta cabinet. Premier Rachel Notley should be complimented for elevating housing to a cabinet-level priority under Minister Lori Sigurdson. Our association hosted a meeting last week of government, industry and non-profit groups to share ideas about housing affordability across the income spectrum. We hoped to illustrate that the provincial government has a hand ... Read More »

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  • City should focus on industrial recycling first

    The Southern Alberta Group for the Environment (SAGE) letter to the editor Jan. 23 was well meaning but wrong. Firstly, monies spent to encourage and facilitate recycling should be spent in the area of the largest contributors – industrial, commercial and institutional – the so-called ICI group, and the construction and demolition – the C ... Read More »

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