April 25th, 2015

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Tijana MartinLethbridge Heraldtmartin@lethbridgeherald.comLethbridge School District No. 51 is starting to feel the impact of the provincial budget that was announced on March 26.On Friday, members of the media were invited to the Education Centre to discuss how the budget will directly affect the district. The

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  • Providence Christian School breaks ground on expansion

    Stan Ashbee Southern Alberta Newspapers – MONARCH Students, parents, alumni, staff and long-time supporters of Providence Christian School were eager to dig into a recent 9,000-square-foot building expansion. A groundbreaking and first sod-turning ceremony was held recently in Monarch. According to Ian Donovan, Little Bow Progressive Conservative candidate... Read More »

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  • Picture Buttehires new CAO

    PICTURE BUTTE Picture Butte has hired a new chief administrative officer. Town council appointed Larry Davidson as the new CAO, as of April 20. According to a media release, Davidson’s background includes direct experience as a CAO, as an economic development officer, as a private business owner... Read More »

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  • Mike Mtn. Horse students take learning to a new dimension

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Pint-sized designers of the future got a taste of 21st century learning at Mike Mountain Horse School. Grade 4 students in Mike Wevers’ class saw their imagination come to life with a 3D printing machine in their classroom this week. They’ve been working... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • LCI wrestlers lock up medals at ASAA provincial championships

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Don’t mess with Austin Logue or Millie Stafford. They are two members of the LCI wrestling team who returned home with hardware from the Alberta Schools Athletic Association provincial championships in High River last month. Logue, who is in Grade 10, won the... Read More »

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  • City will see big benfits from Skate Canada International

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com There will be an estimated economic impact of $5.5 million when between 15,000 and 20,000 spectators hit the city later this year to see 60 of the world’s top figure skaters. The 2015 Skate Canada International (SCI) won’t run until Oct. 30 to... Read More »

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  • City boxers strike gold at provincials

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Results aren’t everything. But being rewarded for their hard work sure felt good for several members of the Lethbridge Boxing Club. The club recently sent seven competitors to the 2015 provincial championships in Stony Plain, with three of them claiming top spots... Read More »

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  • Measuring our happiness

    “Happiness is a warm puppy,” cartoonist Charles Schulz suggested many years ago. Perhaps happiness isn’t quite so easily defined, at least according to people who study and attempt to measure such things. The academics who crafted the latest World Happiness Report, which was released Thursday, opted instead to use factors such as income, healthy years ... Read More »

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  • Time for Alberta electoral reform?

    Changing system might be good for democracy in the province Electoral reform. It’s a topic that hasn’t reared its head during this election period, despite the unrest and dissatisfaction among Alberta voters. But if Albertans want lasting change, then adjusting and even scrapping the current first-past-the-post system should be an issue on the radar. Despite ... Read More »

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  • More accountable Senate on horizon?

    Scandal provides impetus for tighter rules governing senators’ expenses The ongoing Senate scandal, kept in the news most recently by the high-profile trial of suspended senator Mike Duffy, has given the so-called “chamber of sober second thought” a big black eye in in the public relations department. But on the positive side, it has shone ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Group working to save city’s Chinatown

    The Save Chinatown Project is at it again. In addition to a crowd-sourcing campaign on Indiegogo.com that seeks to raise $10,000 toward the restoration of the Bow on Tong and Kwong on Lung in Lethbridge’s small Chinatown, they have paired with the Lethbridge Historical Society to present “Alone in Chinatown,” a film about the building’s ... Read More »

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  • Supreme Court ignores constitution’s preamble

    Re: “Prayer ruling hits a Brad Wall,” Herald, April 19. Wonderful that this premier takes a stand when he “noted that the constitution recognizes the supremacy of God.” According to a dictionary, “the preamble of a constitution is a brief introductory statement of a constitution’s foundational purposes and guiding principles.” Then Canada’s Supreme Court judges ... Read More »

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  • Court right to separate prayer from gov’t

    Many politicians across Canada are unhappy with the Supreme Court ruling that the Saguenay, Que. city council must end the reading of prayers before their meetings. The court made the correct decision. If elected officials lack the confidence to do their jobs without pleading to, placating, or flattering one god or another, how are they ... Read More »

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