November 18th, 2017

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J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald A summer project that challenged local organizations and governments to improve local watershed management wrapped up on Friday. The Oldman Watershed Council signed up 42 families, organizations and municipalities to the Southern Alberta Water Charter, a commitment to turn talk about water management into action by completing local projects. On Friday,

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  • Irrigators gathering for annual conference

    Demi Knight Southern Alberta Newspapers The annual water conference is back again this month to share knowledge and keep the conversation going across the province about water management, quality and collaboration. From Monday to Wednesday at the Lethbridge Lodge, the Alberta Irrigation Projects Association (AIPA) is hosting its annual conference with keynote speakers, awards, cocktails ... Read More »

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  • Swim free with food bank donation

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald Local residents are invited for a swim while lending a hand to the city’s vulnerable communities. City pools in Lethbridge today are offering a Food Bank Swim featuring free admission to the pool in return for a food bank donation – either a non-perishable food item or a monetary donation. ... Read More »

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  • Woman sentenced to probation for assault

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald A 23-year-old woman who attacked two others with a bat last year, while she was pregnant, has avoided jail but will be on probation for a year. Serina Justine Nooitgedagt pleaded guilty in July to two counts of assault with a weapon stemming from an incident at her home in ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Kelowna Rockets shoot down Hurricanes

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD – KELOWNA, B.C. The Lethbridge Hurricanes started their five-game Western Hockey League trip through British Columbia in a losing note, falling 7-4 to the Kelowna Rockets on Friday night. The loss extends the Hurricanes losing streak to seven games while the Rockets won their seventh straight at home. Hurricanes trailed the Rockets 2-1 ... Read More »

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  • 1A/2A volleyball zones continue at Lethbridge College

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD The 1A/2A South Zone High School Volleyball Championships continued Friday at the Lethbridge College Val Matteotti Gym. The playoff rounds begin today at 10 a.m. with the 1A Girls medal games at 3:30 p.m., the 1A boys at 5 p.m., 2A Girls at 6:30 p.m. and the 2A Boys at 8 p.m. Winners ... Read More »

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  • Horns snap eight-game losing streak

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 4-3 overtime victory over the Manitoba Bisons in Canada West men’s hockey action Friday at Nicholas Sheran Arena. Ryon Moser netted his first of the season 1:16 into overtime to lift the Horns to victory. The teams exchanged ... Read More »

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  • Raising awareness of Lethbridge

    This month’s ‘From City Hall’ column by Mayor Chris Spearman New city council making progress In the month of November, we remember those who served and sacrificed for our country. I would like to thank all those who organized, participated in and attended local Remembrance Day events this year. On behalf of the citizens of ... Read More »

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  • Ensure treatment access for diabetics

    Tuesday was World Diabetes Day, recognizing a health problem that affects close to one in 10 Canadians. It’s estimated that by 2025, the condition will affect five million Canadians, or just over 12 per cent of the population. And that doesn’t include the estimated 22 per cent of Canadians who have prediabetes conditions. This is ... Read More »

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  • Not helping the middle class

    81 per cent of middle-class families paying more in taxes Charles Lammam DIRECTOR OF FISCAL STUDIES, THE FRASER INSTITUTE A semantic sleight of hand can’t hide the damage federal tax policy changes have had on Canada’s middle class. In a recent commentary in the Financial Post, Simon Fraser University professor Rhys Kesselman criticized the Fraser ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • The rich keep failing the rest of society

    “The rich are different from you and me.”- F. S. Fitzgerald “Yes, they have more money.” – Hemingway “The rich aren’t like us, they pay less tax.” – Broccolis What is it about the very rich that they believe they should have special privileges? Politicians believe the rich create our world and all the jobs ... Read More »

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  • Who should raise children, parents or the state?

    Sayings like “History repeats itself” and “the only mistake is the one from which you don’t learn” come to mind when I think of Bill 24, a bill currently being pushed through by the NDP government. There has also been much in the news the last several years about residential schools, and I wonder if ... Read More »

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  • Wise advice for Waterton Park

    Re: Guest column by Al Lubkowski, “New vision needed for Waterton,” Nov. 14 Lethbridge Herald. What an interesting article and concepts expressed: to move the information and visitor information/parking to the outskirts of the park, then shuttle buses mainly to access the townsite and other areas. What an opportunity to then use electric buses! No ... Read More »

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