August 5th, 2015

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Melissa VilleneuveLethbridge Heraldmvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.comSome say “good things happen in threes,” and for 2015 Stanley Cup champion Kris Versteeg, that couldn’t be more true. On Tuesday, he was presented with a Key to the City from Mayor Chris Spearman in a brief ceremony before the council meeting. Joining

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  • Deadline extended for CCH Class of 75 reunion

    Submitted by the CCH Class of 75 Reunion Committee While the response has been good for the Catholic Central High School Class of ’75 40-year reunion, the reunion committee has decided to extend the deadline for registration to Aug. 15 to accommodate any people who may have been... Read More »

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  • Not all local ridings have full slate of candidates for federal election

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD Though the federal election marathon has just begun, voters in the Lethbridge and Medicine Hat ridings already know who’s running. But the campaign is a little less certain in southern Alberta’s other two constituencies. Just one candidate has been ratified in the Bow... Read More »

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  • Business recycling strategy approved

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald A five-year strategy aimed at business recycling and waste diversion was approved unanimously by city council at Tuesday’s meeting. Dave Schaaf, Waste and Recycling Services manager, initially put forward a request to implement a seven-year recycling strategy for the Industrial, Commercial &#... Read More »

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Local Sports

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    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald The first pitches of the 2015 Junior Little League Canadian Championships are set to fly today as Day 1 action takes the field at Spitz Stadium. As the host Lethbridge Giants get ready to kick off their nationals run tonight at 7 p.m... Read More »

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  • Horns name new rugby coach

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s rugby team have added an experienced – and dedicated – member to its coaching staff. The Pronghorns announced Tuesday they had hired Richard Suggitt as the new head coach of the women’s rugby program. Suggitt becomes... Read More »

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  • MVP Bufton bashes Bulls past Indians

    Dylan PurcellLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comBrandon Bufton was announced as the Western Major Baseball League’s 2015 Most Valuable Player on Monday night. It was announced as he stepped up to the plate in the second inning.The Bulls beat the Swift Current Indians 5-1, thanks to... Read More »

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  • Not-so-smart meters in Lethbridge

    Anthony James Hall UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE In 2011 the Union of B.C. Municipalities voted in its annual convention to ask the B.C. provincial government to put a “moratorium” on its plan to revamp the province’s power grid. The core of this plan involved the installation of smart meters. In B.C. and many other jurisdictions in ... Read More »

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  • Society can’t tolerate sexist heckling

    After a mysogynistic heckling episode in Toronto in May became an international incident, you might think humanity would have seen the end of such despicable behaviour. But some men are slow learners, apparently. Recently, as CBC journalist Charlsie Agro was reporting in front of a camera on the closing ceremonies of the Pan Am Games, ... Read More »

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  • Reunification of Cyprus coming?

    It was not so much a straw in the wind as a cheese in the wind. It’s a chewy, salty cheese that is delicious grilled: halloumi, as they call it in the Greek-speaking Republic of Cyprus, or hellim, as it is known in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus. This week, the island’s two rival ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Speed bumps needed on Algonquin Road?

    Algonquin Road West is not a racetrack; it is a residential street with a playground zone. A playground zone has a speed limit 30 km/h from sunrise to sunset. I am not talking just about private vehicles; I also want to include city transit and school bus drivers and operators of city-owned vehicles. I have ... Read More »

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  • Furor over Pride flag smacks of hypocrisy

    The furor raised by conservative Christians (but are they really Christians at all?) over flying the Pride flag in front of City Hall is laughable in its hypocrisy. Jesus is directly quoted in Matthew 22:37-40: “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Air show was an awesome event

    The Lethbridge Air Show organizing committee and volunteers have once again outdone themselves in presenting a premier air show to southern Alberta. As one of those who journeyed south to Lethbridge, it was a truly marvelous, well-organized event with an outstanding display of aircraft. With all that heavy metal on the static display, one was ... Read More »

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