July 22nd, 2014

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Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comHenderson Arena, Spitz Stadium, the SLP Skatepark and Fort Whoop-Up could all have free public Wi-Fi by this fall.That’s if a $15,000 pilot project by the Lethbridge Community Network (LCN), to set up two internet hot spots, goes through. The organization would provide about

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Local News

  • Got guns? Better declare them

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Honesty really is the best policy. Just ask customs officers and the people they catch trying to smuggle items into Canada or who fail to declare items they’re bringing over the border. In a couple of incidents last week, two men had to... Read More »

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  • ‘We’re on shaky ground’

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Unless its administration and board of directors come up with some type of funding by September, 5th on 5th Youth Services may be forced to close its doors by early next year. City council on Monday was asked to provide an emergency request... Read More »

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  • Big bus purchases on the horizon

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge Transit could be getting 25 replacement city buses and 36 new Access-A-Ride buses in the next 10 years, if funding by the province’s GreenTRIP grant program is approved. In order for an application to be considered at the Alberta level, the municipality... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Bulls hold on to first place

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDThe Lethbridge Bulls are sitting pretty in the Western Major Baseball League. With seven games remaining, they are in first place in the league, and are four games up on the Medicine Hat Mavericks in the West Division. Four of their remaining games are against the Mavs, but the... Read More »

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  • Tuesday’s Good Sport column: Back in action — Commonwealth Games another stop on road for Steacy

    Good Sport: By Dylan PurcellJim Steacy is back representing Canada on the international athletic stage, this time at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and he has his eyes on the prize.Steacy is hoping to stand on the podium when the hammer throw competition ends on July 29, wrapping... Read More »

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  • Giants remain unbeaten

    Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.comThe host Lethbridge Giants are 3-0 at the Junior Canadian Little League Championship, but it wasn’t easy Monday night at Spitz Stadium.The Giants beat Quebec’s NDG Lynx 3-2 thanks to a Zac Trempner hit in the bottom of the seventh inning. With Ty Penner already... Read More »

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  • Been there, done that with AHS

    That we might return to having an Alberta Health Services (AHS) “superboard” has been a big surprise. That this is considered necessary because of the size of the provincial budget gobbled up through AHS, even more so. Every government ministry has a budget and there is a directorate made up of a deputy minister, an ... Read More »

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  • Flight 17: Who did it? What next?

    Evidence points to pro-Russian rebels “. . . and once the TAR (Target Acquisition Radar) has lock-on, this light will go green. Then just push this button here, and the rest’s automatic. Good luck! Oh, and make sure nobody’s standing behind the missile when you launch.” Maybe the crew who launched the missile that brought ... Read More »

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  • Police need support for trauma stress

    The recent suicide of a retired RCMP officer who had been one of the first responders to the gruesome beheading of a Greyhound bus passenger in Manitoba in 2008 has put a spotlight on the issue of post-traumatic stress disorder among police officers. The family of Ken Baker, a recently retired 51-year-old RCMP corporal, say ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Guaranteed income idea has some merit

    Re: “$20,000 per person: Activists push for guaranteed minimum income for Canadians,” Benjamin Shingler, Canadian Press, June 30. (https://ca.news.yahoo.com/20-000-per-person-activists-push-guaranteed-minimum-173717556.html) A guaranteed income would give people funds for additional consumption without increasing the economy’s productive capacity which in the long run could be inflationary. It might also result in the divisive perception of two classes of ... Read More »

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  • On this, sir, we disagree

    The July 13th. Herald edition, carried a letter with a lot of rancor, from a regular Herald scribe, who has seriously insulted a very astute professor and an acknowledged leader in public policy and indepth economic and political awareness. I am certain of the line up of offended readers, in the ready, to refute your ... Read More »

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  • Changing licence plates a big waste of money

    The utter stupidity of the government spending $15 million to change licence plates that do not need changing goes to prove that Alison lives on! Alberta Health Services is in absolute chaos. The government does not want to pay our nurses or teachers adequately. And yet they are happy to waste $15 million because they ... Read More »

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