May 28th, 2016

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Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com After more than 15 years housed in the Bill Kergan Centre, the Southern Alberta Ethnic Association is excited to show the community its new home on 6 Avenue South. The SAEA has provided a voice for culture for more than 40 years, promoting diversity, heritage

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Local News

  • Birds of Prey Centreco-founder dies in England

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com The co-founder of Coaldale’s famous Birds of Prey Centre has died in England. Wendy Slaytor, who became an expert falconer in Britain before coming to Alberta in the early 1980s, was 83. After meeting Colin Weir – and with the support of local... Read More »

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  • College vice-president academic resigning

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Stuart Cullum, Lethbridge College Vice-President Academic and Chief Operating Officer, is stepping down from his position at the college, The Herald has learned. Cullum’s last day is expected to be Wednesday, according to an email from college president Paula Burns obtained by The... Read More »

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  • Coaldale Custom Cruisers Show and Shine set for Sunday

    Stan Ashbee Southern Alberta Newspapers – COALDALE Coaldale Custom Cruisers kick off the classic and not-so-classic car show circuit on Sunday in the bowl of R.I. Baker Middle School in Coaldale with the club’s 15th annual Show and Shine. Club president Gary Klassen said last year’s show was... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • RMTC heads into third weekend

    Garry Allison Rocky Mountain Turf Club If the three-times lucky adage holds true, then the Rocky Mountain Turf Club should be your lucky charm this weekend. This is the third weekend of the RMTC’s Spring season, with nine races lined up for Saturday and Sunday for you to wager on... Read More »

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  • High school rugby tier finals set

    Lethbridge Herald The Southern Alberta High School Rugby League tier finals are set for boys and girls for Monday. In boys and girls Tier II action Wednesday, the third-ranked teams defeated the second-ranked squads as the Fort Macleod F.P. Walshe Flyers Flyers downed the Chinook Coyotes 34-10 and the Flyers... Read More »

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  • Former Bulls remembered for playing the game the right way

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Tanner Craswell and Mitch MacLean played the game of baseball the right way. They were dirtbags – in the best way possible – and the two former members of the Lethbridge Bulls proudly showed that with nightly displays of hard-played, properly-played ball with the dirty... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Time to rein in tax code

    Is Canada’s labyrinthine tax policy doing what it is intended to do? In its original form, Canada’s tax code was 11 pages long. A century later, it is more than 200 times that length. That the Income Tax Act has become a complex tangle will come as no surprise to the many Canadians for whom ... Read More »

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  • ‘Pop tax’ not the answer

    Natalie Riediger ADVISER, EVIDENCENETWORK.CA – Winnipeg A “pop tax” is hardly a simple solution to the rising problem of obesity in Canada, despite the chorus of support. A recent Senate report on obesity in Canada recommends a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages be examined and points to tobacco product taxes as a successful example worth imitating. ... Read More »

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  • Taking steps to tackle climate issues

    Climate Leadership Plan will help ensure cleaner air for Albertans Tuesday was an important milestone for Alberta when we introduced the Climate Leadership Implementation Act to the Legislative Assembly. I wanted to share with you the speech I gave as I introduced Bill 20: Last fall, Premier Notley joined with Albertans from all walks of ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Is STEP program really such a good deal?

    The Alberta Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP) is advertised by the Government of Alberta (GOA) to allow students to obtain work experience through subsidised wages to those student workers. $10 million is allocated to this program in 2016. I applied to hire two summer students through this program, and was turned down. The funds had ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Economic theory is no longer working

    Is there any better example of why our current theory of economics is no longer working than Fort McMurray today? Economic theory suggests that prices rise to meet demand. Demand continues to rise, but hundreds of thousands are out of work, and therefore cannot meet their needs. The theory refuses to include the costs of ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • In praise of writer’s common sense

    To Kimberlee Vroom, whose letter “Don’t discount young people’s opinions on right-to-die” appeared in the Lethbridge Herald Sunday, May 22. You have shown more common sense on the euthanasia situation than most people twice your age. Well done, Kimberlee. Arlene Butler Lethbridge... Read More »

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