August 23rd, 2014

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Melissa VilleneuveFOR THE HERALDHoodies and scarves replaced shorts and tank tops, as visitors enjoying the Whoop-Up Days fairgrounds braved the chilly, wet weather on Thursday. Although there was an absence of sunshine, the sunny disposition and upbeat attitude of many of the fairgoers made up for it.Ryan

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Local News

  • Kidnapping suspects appear in court

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Police didn’t have to search very long before they had a woman wanted for kidnapping in custody. Cherise Gail Bruno, who earlier this week was wanted on a warrant, was in court in person Friday, where she was ordered remanded until her next court hearing on... Read More »

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  • High-speed seeder can give farmers an edge

    Lethbridge Herald For southern Alberta producers, seeding can’t be described as a high-speed activity. Seed placement accuracy tapers off above four miles per hour. On Western Canada’s vast fields, that can translate into a lot of time seeding canola – or sweet corn or sugar beets. Now a... Read More »

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  • Internment remembered

    Melissa Villeneuve FOR THE HERALD They were called “enemy aliens,” stripped of their basic human rights and placed in internment camps across Canada during the wars. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the War Measures Act, legislation which launched Canada’s first national internment operations of 1914-1920, a plaque... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • The coach is the key

    In my experience, the most valuable individual of any sport organization is the coach. The coach is indispensible to the long-term success of any organization. Sure they come and go, but the key to having true program success, sustained over a period of more than a couple years,... Read More »

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  • LFC U16 girls battle to bronze

    Lethbridge The Lethbridge Football Club U16 girls team brought home a provincial bronze medal last weekend. The LFC squad headed north to Edmonton and didn’t come home empty-handed, defeating Juventus 1-0 to earn the bronze. Lethbridge started the weekend with a 4-2 win over the MW Selects as... Read More »

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  • No shows

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridge herald.com The Lethbridge Hurricanes will head into their training camp without one, and possibly two, returnees. Defenceman Macoy Erkamps is at home in Delta, B.C. after requesting a trade, while forward Reid Duke was absent from the first day of registration and practice... Read More »

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  • Lethbridge looking for place at big boys’ table

    Lethbridge, it appears, is starting to spread its wings. As the city nears 100,000 population, a new swagger seems to have emerged. While the various festivals and events like Whoop-Up Days, underway this week, have always breathed a healthy, fun energy into our city, it seems as though there’s a growing sense Lethbridge is capable ... Read More »

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  • Work continues to help Fifth On Fifth

    It’s that time of year again when southern Albertans get dressed up in their best Western outfits and spend the week whooping it up! The forecast didn’t exactly co-operate this year, but I hope everyone has had an opportunity to take in some of the festivities. As always, I’m amazed by the number of people ... Read More »

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  • Politicians on parade

    As expected, they were at the head of Tuesday’s parade. Political leaders – or potential leaders – from all levels of government were on hand as Lethbridge-area residents celebrated the start of Whoop-Up Days. In a way, our parade provides a yearly political snapshot. As elections come and go, those smiling faces are always changing. ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Development comes at huge cost

    Does anyone really care? I mean, really care! Went to Browning, Mont., last Saturday, Aug. 16, and at the Peigan border crossing there was a sign reading, “Chief Mountain Buffalo Park – Canadian-U.S. Border Land – Land available for business development – land available for housing development. Contact Pat Schildt, 406-450-8180, 406-338-5256.” There’s a picture ... Read More »

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  • Patients are just a number to doctors

    I have just recently been to the doctor’s office for the first time since about two years ago. I attend a local medical clinic and I am appalled at the lack of treatment patients get. I have had a sore throat and persistent cough and a very sore throat to the point of losing my ... Read More »

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  • Tax calculations were wrong

    Re: Canadians are paying 42 per cent of their income in taxes, more than they spend on food, shelter, clothing combined (Herald, Aug. 13). The Herald certainly gave this story a big play – front page teaser, news story, two editorial cartoons and one daily poll. The problem is that, as usual with the Fraser ... Read More »

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