September 3rd, 2014

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Melissa VilleneuveLethbridge Heraldmvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.comThere will be no more fishing for the rest of this season in a westside pond in Paradise Canyon, after aerators installed by the city last Friday killed approximately 50 fish due to a late-season installation, according to Dave Ellis, parks manager for City of

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  • Martin trial slated for Nov. 2015

    Lethbridge Herald The patriarch of a family-owned funeral home who is accused of sexually assaulting six boys decades ago is finally going to trial, but not until late next year. Arthur Ernest Martin, better known as Dale Martin Sr., is scheduled to have a one-week trial beginning Nov... Read More »

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  • SACPA set to launch 48th year of tackling public affairs issues

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD The Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs will kick off its 48th season Thursday at noon at its regular weekly location, Country Kitchen Catering. Leading off the new season will be Jason Donev, a Calgary professor, who will be speaking on the topic, “Are... Read More »

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  • What it’s like to actually race the route

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald When I heard the peloton – that’s the French word for the pack of riders in a professional bicycle race – was expected to complete each lap of Stage 1 in the Tour of Alberta in about 31 minutes, I knew I had... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Copperheads holding tryouts

    Coaldale The Coaldale Copperheads 2014-15 Heritage Junior B Hockey League season is right around the corner. The Copperheads will be holding its registration days today at Lethbridge Sport Chek hockey section from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday at the Coaldale Sportsplex arena lobby from 4-6 p.m. Players trying out... Read More »

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  • Curtain rises on 2014-15 high school show

    Football regular season kick-off nears. Volleyball is about to be served. Golf is teed-up. Cross country awaits the first gun. Yes, high school athletics have returned. In fact, area football and volleyball teams were allowed to begin practice last spring before exams. Official gridiron practice resumed after a... Read More »

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  • Table tennis duo strike silver

    Lethbridge A pair of table tennis players have returned home with silver medals after a recent competition. Jerry Mikusek and partner Mark Lasaca headed to Calgary for the CUSTA Calgary Open Table Tennis Tournament and won the silver medal in the U-2000 doubles category. Lasaca also won a... Read More »

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  • NFL sending a stronger message

    Give the National Football League credit. When it wants to send a message to its players, it doesn’t mess around. It sometimes just takes it a while to get the message right. In this case, the message is, yes, the NFL agrees that physical violence is worse than marijuana use. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has ... Read More »

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  • Tim Hortons deal a reminder that business taxes matter

    Sean Speer and Charles Lamman THE FRASER INSTITUTE – VANCOUVER News that Burger King and Tim Horton’s are merging and that the new company will be headquartered in Canada has taken the business and political world by storm. U.S. politicians and left-of-centre groups denounced the transaction as “tax dodging” and warned of a public backlash ... Read More »

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  • Ukraine: A game of chicken

    It is quite possible for soldiers to cross a frontier “by accident on an unmarked section,” and that is how Moscow explains the capture of a group of Russian paratroopers on Ukrainian territory last weekend. Poor lambs, they just wandered across the border by mistake. When they get home, they’ll have to be sent on ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Police cruiser dates back to early ’60s

    The photo shown in the Aug. 26 Herald’s Flashback feature would be from the early 1960s, not 1956 as stated in the caption. The police officer in the picture is Sgt. Bert Hacket, a real gentlemen’s policeman. This is the same car that I drove to Medicine Hat and back at highway speeds to break ... Read More »

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  • Israel is Middle East’s only true democracy

    This is in response to Mo David Hanson’s letter regarding Israel (Aug. 27 Herald). In his letter he says Israel can’t be considered truly democratic because they consider themselves a Jewish state, citing a conflict between religion and democracy. He also spews some unsupported claims that Israel discriminates against non-Jews, and finally ends by calling ... Read More »

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  • Protect our precious landscapes

    David McIntyre’s guest column on Aug. 29 prompts me to share an experience I had this summer. A group of us set off one morning for the Crowsnest Pass. We planned to hike up the York Creek valley to the Ironstone Fire Lookout. Despite the fact that several of us had done this hike before ... Read More »

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