October 28th, 2016

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Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Half of the population is female. But only a quarter of elected officials in Alberta are women. The province’s Minister for the Status of Women wants to see that change. “Our populations are diverse,” said Stephanie McLean Thursday evening at the University of Lethbridge’s Students’ Union Ballroom. “If we have

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  • Warrant issued for poppy box thief

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 43-year-old woman who narrowly avoided jail for stealing charity money last year may soon be back in custody. Judge C. Spence gave KellyAnn Larson a break last month in Lethbridge provincial court when he rejected a recommendation by the Crown that the woman spend more time in jail for ... Read More »

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  • Playhouse will charm the kids

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Cheri Phillips’ grandchildren will soon be enjoying a “Charmed” life. Phillips, of Raymond, was the winner of a recent draw for a “Charmed Playhouse” courtesy of Ashcroft Homes. The playhouse, valued at $16,000, was patterned after an Ashcroft showhome in Prairie Arbour Estates and designed by Lethbridge-based Charmed Playhouses. “First off, we were ... Read More »

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  • Trial date set for weapons case

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A trial date has been set for a Lethbridge man who was charged with more than two dozen criminal offences after police discovered a weapons cache in a northside home last spring. Patrick Harvey Rossetti, who previously pleaded not guilty to 28 weapon-related charges, is set to stand trial Jan. ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Horns cool, collected heading into playoffs

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com On the eve of their Canada West playoff run – and just prior to boarding a bus for the West Coast – the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men’s soccer team ran through one more practice session early Thursday afternoon at the University of Lethbridge Stadium. As the Pronghorns – coming ... Read More »

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  • Football playoffs kick off

    Lethbridge Herald The Southern Alberta High School Footbal League/Region 1 playoffs kick off tonight. In Tier II action, the Chinook Coyotes face the Catholic Central Cougars at 7 p.m. at the University of Lethbridge Stadium. The Cougars – ranked eighth in the Football Alberta Tier II division – are 1-3 in Division A play, while ... Read More »

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  • LCI Rams volleyball clinches

    Lethbridge The LCI Rams boys volleyball teams clinched the Southern Alberta High School Volleyball League varsity and junior varsity regular season titles Wednesday night with wins in Magrath over the Zeniths. Both are undefeated with one regular season game left. See Saturday’s Herald for a wrap-up... Read More »

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  • Vital role of small businesses

    Last week, Oct. 16-22, was Small Business Week – an opportunity to celebrate entrepreneurship in our province and recognize the important role small businesses play. I have been pleased to meet with many local entrepreneurs, small business owners and others to learn about the terrific work they are doing in our community. In the face ... Read More »

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  • Getting more women into office

    Campaign’s aim to encourage women to run for municipal office in Alberta Women hold the top political office in three Canadian provinces, including here in Alberta as well as in the largest province, Ontario. In addition, half of the federal cabinet positions are held by women. Overall, though, women are underrepresented on the political scene ... Read More »

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  • Family violence a serious issue

    Problem’s scope is ‘staggering,’ says chief health officer Cancer, heart disease, diabetes – they’re all serious health issues that have a broad impact on the Canadian population. But there’s another serious health issue that the country’s top doctor identified in a 60-page report released last week: family violence. Calling the scope of the problem “staggering,” ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • A good argument against roasts

    On Oct. 13 you published an opinion piece in defence of your decision to run a roast of a clearly identifiable individual whose only offence was being a senior. You argued that somehow by publishing this roast you were in fact supporting the contribution of seniors to our society. I learned this weekend from one ... Read More »

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  • Entangled political, religious identities

    When advocacy organizations claiming to represent Jewish interests intertwine “Israeli” and “Jewish identity,” it becomes well-nigh impossible to call Israel to task for its political crimes, or even speculate about its role in the dirty world of international politics, without being accused of some variation of anti-Semitism. This unfortunately is what seems to have happened ... Read More »

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  • Where’s compassion for the working class?

    Does an “advanced society” refuse food, housing and medical help to many of its citizens? In the new right-wing world, not just cities, countries, but even families are committing triage on sons and daughters. This is not only happening in the Middle East, Africa, or China, where relatives are sold into slavery. Canada, as recent ... Read More »

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