August 25th, 2016

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Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Turning 90 years old is a huge milestone in itself. But for Elvira Dueck, Monday was not only a celebration of her life, but of her gift to the community as a volunteer for the Lethbridge MCC Thrift Store for the last half a century. Dueck has been regularly donating her

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  • Gun smuggler fined $4,000

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A U.S. citizen caught lying to border officers has been fined for trying to smuggle guns into Canada. When Michael Gerstner of Colorado arrived at the Coutts border crossing last June, he told officers he did not possess or even own any guns. Officers suspected he might be lying, however, ... Read More »

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  • Warming the feet of the needy

    Alberta chiropractors launch Toasty Toes Sock Drive LETHBRIDGE HERALD Alberta’s chiropractors are once again teaming up with United Way and Wood’s Homes to warm the feet of vulnerable Albertans. The Toasty Toes Sock Drive aims to collect 25,000 pairs of socks for shelters and programs throughout the province. Donations of new pairs and packages of ... Read More »

    47 mins ago
  • Palliser superintendent placed on paid leave

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Palliser Regional Schools superintendent Kevin Gietz has been placed on paid leave and unassigned to duties pending the outcome of a district-wide organizational review. Palliser administration confirmed Wednesday that Gietz is on leave. In a memorandum sent out to Palliser staff on Wednesday, which was obtained by The Herald, Garry ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Ashley arrives home

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD sports@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge’s Ashley Steacy has enjoyed some big moments in her rugby career. The kinds of moments that make headlines and get clicks. The Olympic bronze medallist returned home to Lethbridge on Tuesday as she and husband Sean pulled into the Patzer family’s driveway to a small crowd of proud fans and ... Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Comet Stadium opens Friday

    ‘High School Notebook’ column by Dave Wells The local Grade 10-12 athletic campaign steps into the spotlight before the bells toll beckoning students (and staff) back to the hallowed halls of learning. On Friday night in Raymond, four of the super-powers of Alberta Schools Athletic Association high school football tangle at new Comet Stadium. The ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Zack attack headed to Rio?

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD The Lethbridge Herald has learned that Lethbridge swimmer Zack McAllister will be named to Canada’s swimming contingent headed to the Rio Paralympic Games later this month. McAllister holds the Canadian record in the 100-metre freestyle, finishing in 1:00.92, but was short of being named to Team Canada by one-hundredth of a second. That ... Read More »

    23 hours ago


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Opinions

  • Wading through the rhetoric

    Climate-change town halls sounding the false alarm Tom Harris and Tim Ball The best answer to many of the claims being made in climate-change town halls across Canada this summer is simply: of course! “Climate change is real,” they say. Of course! Gravity and sunrise are also real. But that doesn’t mean we cause them ... Read More »

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  • Canada shone in Rio

    What an Olympic Games that was. From the thrill of the opening ceremonies, through all the exemplary performances of our athletes, to the invitation extended by Canada House in Rio for athletes, family and friends to watch the historic Tragically Hip concert on Saturday night, it was a time for Canadians to celebrate our best ... Read More »

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  • Palliative care access important

    Canadian doctors who deal with end-of-life care are calling on the country to step up its game in the area of palliative care. In an article in Monday’s Canadian Medical Association Journal, the group of specialists say there’s a need to improve Canadians’ access to palliative care, particularly for those other than cancer patients. They ... Read More »

    23 hours ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Who’s cherry picking their facts?

    I hate to break into the ongoing debate between Dr. Vipond and Shaun Ward on the subject of coal plant closure. It appears that if anyone is cherry picking facts, it is none other than the good physician himself. Nothing in his letter of Aug. 16, or the report he accuses Mr. Ward of cherry ... Read More »

    23 hours ago
  • Thanks for supporting drag racing at airport

    Now that the smoke has cleared, the LeBarons Car Club 1961 has had a chance to catch its collective breath and reflect on what was a great event to add to Lethbridge’s repertoire – first-ever drag racing at the airport. This could not have happened without the persistence of the Drag Race Committee and the ... Read More »

    23 hours ago
  • Give credit where it’s due

    There are many matters of fact on which Donald Trump can, has and should be corrected. And until now I have been content to leave the task up to such left-wing rags as the Washington Post, The New York Times and The Economist. But his recent pronouncement that President Obama and Hillary Clinton are the ... Read More »

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