August 19th, 2014

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Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comFrom wacky to western to political, Tuesday’s Whoop-Up Days parade through Lethbridge offered up something different for everybody.Thousands of southern Albertans lined city streets for the annual kickoff to the five-day event, which will centre at Exhibition Park until Saturday, to see floats from

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  • Yee-haw!

    Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comFrom wacky to western to political, Tuesday’s Whoop-Up Days parade through Lethbridge offered up something different for everybody.Thousands of southern Albertans lined city streets for the annual kickoff to the five-day event, which will centre at Exhibition Park until Saturday, to see floats from... Read More »

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  • 73-year-old killed in crash with semi truck

    Lethbridge Herald A 73-year-old woman was killed Monday after the SUV she was riding in collided with a semi-truck at the intersection of Highway 23 and Highway 519 near Nobleford. At approximately 10:35 a.m., a northbound SUV was attempting to make a lefthand turn from Highway 23 onto... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Accused to remain in custody after northside homes raided last week

    Lethbridge Herald Two Lethbridge residents arrested on drug-related charges may make a bid for their freedom later this week when they are scheduled to have a bail hearing. Charles Ray Howard and Charlene Jennifer Kane were both remanded in custody following a brief appearance Monday in Lethbridge provincial... Read More »

    18 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Bullseye

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com It was over 50 years that Rudy Mack first took aim alongside Frank and Evelyn Leffingwell. What followed was a friendship that has stayed right on target and Mack trekked down from Calgary to attend the 14th Annual Frank Leffingwell Memorial Shoot at... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Lethbridge Rugby Club men fall to Calgary Irish

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com On the plus side, a playoff berth is still a possibility for the Lethbridge Rugby Club men’s team. However, following a 27-20 loss the Calgary Irish Saturday afternoon at the Lethbridge Rugby Club, the LRC squad just made that run for a post-season... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Former Jays greats to hold two-day clinic at Spitz Stadium

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Some Major League Baseball-calibre instructors will be on hand at Spitz Stadium today and Friday offering up some tricks of the trade for local young ball players. Former Blue Jays Roberto Alomar Jr., Lloyd Moseby, Rance Mulliniks and Duane Ward as well as... Read More »

    6 days ago

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  • Ebola fears real, but not for us here

    A Hollywood movie is released every few years showing all of the world collapsing from a pandemic caused by some superbug. As much as the Chicken Littles over the past month have been pushing, we’re not facing this with the Ebola virus. If you’re worried about Ebola landing on North American shores, sorry to burst ... Read More »

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  • Xinjiang: ‘China’s Chechnya’

    It’s not really “China’s Chechnya” yet, but the insurgency in Xinjiang is growing fast. Incidents of anti-Chinese violence are getting bigger and much more frequent. Since March, 176 people have been killed in six separate attacks on Chinese police and government officials, local collaborators and ordinary Chinese residents of Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in northwestern ... Read More »

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  • Sooner CETA ratified, the better

    threat of competition from well-valued EU imports could spur Canadian companies to up the ante Robert W. Murray and Raquel Dancho FRONTIER CENTRE FOR PUBLIC POLICY Last week the Harper Government announced that the highly anticipated Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union had been finalized. The ratification process could ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • These are worrisome times we live in

    Are we getting ready for World War Three? We just commemorated the anniversary of the start of the First World War. I thought people would like to forget one of the greatest tragedies in world history, but we seem to be celebrating every movement of the war. The world thrives on war. The world finds ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Some Christians are persecuted from many sides

    (Re: Page A6, the Lethbridge Herald, August 10.) I usually like what Gwynne Dyer says, but I take exception to his emphasis on Islamic pressures in Sudan, Iraq, and other Arab countries causing demise of Christians. However, in other parts of the world other factors are also responsible. One example I know well is in ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Encouraging human-powered activity has positive side-effects

     A close-to-final version of the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan for land has been released. The plan commendably recognizes recreation as an important land use. There is an obvious effort to offer a breadth of recreational alternatives on public lands and to treat the variety of users in an even-handed way. Implicitly, the actual proportions of ... Read More »

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