April 25th, 2014

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Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comTwo people were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and at least $300,000 worth of damage is believed to have been sustained after a double house fire on the city’s southside Thursday afternoon.The incident started just past noon at a bungalow on the corner

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  • Solar energy worth money, effort, SACPA told

    Garrett Simmons lethbridge herald gsimmons@lethbridgeherald.com It was all worth it. That’s how Dr. Mark Goettel summed up his experience as the first person in Lethbridge to have a photovoltaic array installed to provide solar power for his home. Goettel, who spoke Thursday at the regular gathering of the... Read More »

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  • Liberals support pipeline projects: resources energy critic

    Garrett Simmons lethbridge herald gsimmons@lethbridgeherald.com The importance of Canada’s energy industry, and Alberta’s large role, are not lost on people across the country. That was just one message Geoff Regan was spreading Thursday in Lethbridge, as the Halifax West Member of Parliament and federal Liberal natural resources critic... Read More »

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  • Bicycle rodeo in Milk River proves to be a major success

    Kari Putzi UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE NURSING STUDENT On Friday, March 21, Milk River proudly hosted a bicycle rodeo for the Milk River Elementary School children, delivered by the Southwest Alberta Road and Safety Society (SARSS). A first for the town, this one-of-a-kind event was a huge success... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Barracudas’ new look

    Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.comThese don’t look much like last year’s Bert and Mac’s Barracudas.    Lethbridge Junior B Tier 2 lacrosse team has undergone some pretty big changes since last season. The changes include new coaching staff, a bunch of young new players and some old players who have... Read More »

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  • New track will help horseracing industry

    Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.comThere’s a new horse track coming to Alberta, and it’s got the fingerprints of Rocky Mountain Turf Club CEO Max Gibb all over it. Gibb runs the local track at Whoop-Up Downs, which starts its Spring Meet on May 10 and has been trying to build... Read More »

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  • Rugby mauls its way onto the local scene

    If you’re looking for information on the Southern Alberta High School Rugby League, co-ordinator John Seaman is a fountain of data. As I found out after hearing from the long-time Vulcan County Central teacher/coach there is already a plethora of notes to be disseminated. I’ll endeavour to make... Read More »

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  • raining facility a smart investment

    It was a great pleasure to host Premier Dave Hancock on Thursday for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Trades and Technology Renewal and Innovation Project (TTRIP) at Lethbridge College. It was the premier’s first visit to Lethbridge since taking office last month and I was glad to have the opportunity to show off our ... Read More »

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  • How far will ‘selfies’ trend go?

    Whip out your phone, turn and face front, flip your camera option so it faces you, not the street. Snap a picture, duck lips or peace sign optional. Add a filter to make it look like it was taken in an old Western town in the 1880s. Congratulations, you have just taken a “selfie,” the ... Read More »

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  • Keystone delays create problems

    Decision needs to be made on contentious pipeline issue one way or the other In many ways, oil and gas is the lifeblood of Alberta’s economy. Our government coffers fill and empty based on the fluctuating prices these commodities demand, and the value of the Canadian dollar plays a large role in the profitability of ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Quote in letter inspiring and thought-provoking

    I am writing regarding the second-last paragraph of Rev. Deverall’s letter, published in the Lethbridge Herald of April 15. I found his quote that God still has “a mob of sheep in a passel of pens” and we are “called to feed ‘em and muck out the mess” inspiring and thought-provoking indeed. Anne Flim Lethbridge... Read More »

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  • Voice of industry, gov’t doesn’t always represent the public’s view

    While I was in Tokyo for a family emergency in the beginning of April, the judgment was rendered by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague regarding whaling in the Antarctic Ocean. It found what Japanese so-called “scientific whale hunting” unjustifiable as science, in effect banning the whale hunt in the Antarctic. I ... Read More »

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  • Views of majority should be respected concerning drilling issue

    In a true democracy, issues are resolved by majority rule. A few have stated in recent Herald letters that hydraulic fracturing drilling is a wonderful thing. Even AJ Goodman from Toronto is extolling the virtues of it for us. However, the majority of Lethbridge citizens and other organizations have spoken also (city, university, real estate, ... Read More »

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