September 5th, 2015

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Nick KuhlLethbridge Herald – Crowsnest Passnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comAfter a 40-plus-year battle, environmental protection and tourism potential has finally trumped big logging operations. At least in the eyes of the Alberta government, which on Friday announced they are further protecting the Castle by the way of two new designations: an

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  • Stabbing victim in hospital

    lethbridge herald One man is in hospital with a stab wound, and another in custody following an assault Thursday in downtown Lethbridge. Police say an argument between two men near 5 Street and 4 Avenue South about 6:30 p.m. turned into a physical altercation after one of the... Read More »

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  • Southern Albertan takes on a taxing role new role

    Don Sommerfeldt appointed to Tax Court of Canada Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Delores and Theron Sommerfeldt have every right to be proud of their son. After all, Don has had an illustrious career in law and was recently appointed judge to the Tax Court of Canada. But... Read More »

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  • Crown seeking prison term for man responsible for crime spree

    Judge reserves decision on Daylin Yanke Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 20-year-old man who went on a crime spree will find out next month if he goes to prison or is allowed to serve his sentence under house arrest. Judge Gregory Maxwell reserved his decision after hearing... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Thunder Chief a hit at Hurricanes camp

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Playing some downright Thunder-ous hockey has gotten Drayton Thunder Chief this far. The Lethbridge Hurricanes skate into their first Western Hockey League preseason game when they host the Medicine Hat Tigers tonight at 7 p.m. at the Enmax Centre. Following a week of... Read More »

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  • Pieces falling into place for Pronghorns men’s hockey team

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com This University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men’s hockey team is starting to look a bit more familiar to Spiros Anastas. As the Horns head coach heads into his second season behind the bench, the pieces are starting to fall into place. More specifically, the... Read More »

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  • The fall season rides in

    GARRY ALLISON Rocky Mountain Turf Club We are leaving the Spring race meet behind – and a great memory it was – and heading full bore into the Rocky Mountain Turf Club’s Fall Race Meet this coming Saturday, Sunday and Monday – post time is 1:15 p.m. each... Read More »

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  • Early workers led way for others

    This weekend, as most Canadians enjoy the final long weekend of summer, few will likely give thought to why we celebrate the Labour Day holiday in the first place, and how its history has impacted the working life of all Canadians. Labour Day pays tribute to the achievements of workers and, in particular, efforts to ... Read More »

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  • What if Oct. 19 brings minority gov’t?

    With seven weeks left before election day, it is arguably too early to speculate about potential outcomes. But on a quiet day in late summer, there are worse things to contemplate, so here we go. First, a word about polling. Some argue it has been largely discredited given recent elections at various levels where the ... Read More »

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  • What’s next for primary care?

    Four things we can do to improve health care in Canada Joshua Tepper EVIDENCE NETWORK Health care is the purview of the provinces in Canada, but health leadership – setting big-picture goals, helping achieve best practices across the country and providing long-term, sustainable funding models – is the role of the federal government. As the ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Limited access to oral care hurts all Canadians

    Oral health is crucial to overall health, but more Canadians find themselves without access to dental professionals. A recent study highlighted that there were, on average, 208,375 visits to physicians annually in Ontario alone for oral health-related diagnoses. Turning to physicians for treatment of oral health concerns is unacceptable for several reasons. These practitioners have ... Read More »

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  • Cycling safety is a shared responsibility

    Share the road applies to both drivers and cyclists. Weekly in The Herald, there are Roasts towards cyclists. Cyclists, we have a responsibility to do our part. Drivers cannot trust us or anticipate our actions if we are not consistent and follow the rules of the road. If you use the crosswalk, you are a ... Read More »

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  • Changes to research centre library not minister’s decision

    Re: Research centre destroys library? The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food oversees the following organizations: Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal, Canadian Dairy Commission, Canadian Grain Commission, Farm Credit Canada and the Farm Products Council of Canada. There is a board of governors who oversee each commission, tribunal and farm products group. Same as the Agri Food ... Read More »

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