November 26th, 2015

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J.W. Schnarr LETHBRIDGE HERALD A new program spearheaded by the Lethbridge Regional Police Service is helping retailers help themselves and each other against shoplifters. Retail Cameras On Patrol is a web-based, interactive site where photographs and video surveillance images of retail criminals, suspected criminals and retail crime activity can

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  • ‘Third Option’ for sex assault victims

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald Victims of sexual assault will have a new option when it comes to recovery and reporting the crime with YWCA Lethbridge and District’s Amethyst Project launched on Wednesday. The Amethyst Project centres around the “Third Option,” which gives victims of sexual violence... Read More »

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  • VON closing Alta. offices

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD Canada’s longest-serving health-care agency is pulling the plug in Alberta. The Victorian Order of Nurses, founded as a non-profit charity in 1897, has provided nursing and home-care services for many generations in Lethbridge and communities across the nation. But Wednesday, national VON officials... Read More »

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  • U of L Global Drums wins prestigious award

    J.W. Schnarr LETHBRIDGE HERALD The University of Lethbridge Global Drum group has been recognized with an international award for their efforts in growing and fostering a sense of community between local percussionists while achieving a high level of skill in the program. Percussion Arts Society is a... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Good news for Nielsen, Babenko

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD Everything has been going Andrew Nielsen’s way since he was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in June. The Leafs announced on Monday that they signed the 19-year-old Lethbridge Hurricanes defenceman to an entry-level contract. It’s hard to argue with their thinking, as Nielsen had scored more than a point per ... Read More »

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  • On the right track

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD Danika Schmidtke needed a little perspective. The 15-year-old ran in two events at the Royal Canadian Legion Track and Field National championships in Sainte-Therese, Que. in August. She’d set a personal best in the first race, an eighth-place finish in the 2,000-metre middle distance run. Her second run was not as ... Read More »

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  • The best in the game

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald Nico Pasquotti was the best player in men’s college soccer this season. Pasquotti, the former Catholic Central star quarterback, was named Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association player of the year earlier this month in Quebec. Pasquotti made the trip to accept his award after a season... Read More »

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  • Family violence has major impact

    As the final few days of November come and go, we near the end of Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta. But while the special awareness designation will disappear for another year, the problem of domestic violence will remain. Figures from Statistics Canada indicate that in 2013, there were close to 88,000 victims of family ... Read More »

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  • End shame, stigma of adoption

    Adoption needs to be seen as a positive third option in unexpected pregnancies Sheryl Proulx ADOPTION OPTIONS We know it happens. You probably know someone who has been in the situation, someone who has found themselves unexpectedly pregnant. It really is incredibly common, as an estimated 40 per cent of all pregnancies in Canada are ... Read More »

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  • Russia’s doomsday machine?

    “Of course, the whole point of a Doomsday Machine is lost if you keep it a secret,” said Dr. Strangelove to the Soviet ambassador in Stanley Kubrick’s classic film of the same name. Fifty years later, it would appear that the Russians have finally watched the movie. In Kubrick’s film, a rogue American air force ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Canada a pawn of U.S. military machine

    Canada is giving up its sovereignty in order to become a military satellite of the U.S. The process began in 2002 when the Pentagon directed Chretien to deploy Canadian forces in the tribal territory known as Afghanistan. It accelerated when Martin was directed to enlarge the number and shift the location to the centre of ... Read More »

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  • Poppy Fund helping veterans

    With this year’s poppy campaign now over and the results yet to be tabulated, I thought I would share how some of the funds in the Poppy Trust Fund were used last year (2014-15). There were six applications from veterans in need of temporary assistance and a total of $20,885 was allocated. Approximately $20,000 was ... Read More »

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  • Terrorist acts not part of true Islam

    As someone who has been actively involved with the Muslim community for more than two decades, gives regular sermons at mosques throughout the country, and who has lived and studied for extensive periods in Syria, Yemen, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, I am well aware of the various currents of debate within Muslim clerical and theological ... Read More »

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