August 27th, 2014

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Dave MabellLETHBRIDGE HERALDdmabell@lethbridgeherald.comIn 1891, the village of Lethbridge became a town. Early that same year, 57 students registered in the community’s first Catholic school.But their small downtown facility, at the St. Aloysius Convent, was soon filled to capacity. A larger school was urgently needed, particularly for

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  • Milestone marked at historic building

    Dave MabellLETHBRIDGE HERALDdmabell@lethbridgeherald.comIn 1891, the village of Lethbridge became a town. Early that same year, 57 students registered in the community’s first Catholic school.But their small downtown facility, at the St. Aloysius Convent, was soon filled to capacity. A larger school was urgently needed, particularly for... Read More »

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  • Motorcyclist sent to hospital

    Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge Regional Police Service continues to investigate a collision Monday afternoon that resulted in non-life-threatening injuries to a 36-year-old man riding a motorcycle. Monday at about 5 p.m., police responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of 6 Avenue South and 20 Street South. Investigation... Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Teen escapes cougar attack

    Garrett SimmonsLETHBRIDGE HERALD & CP FILES — Watertongsimmons@lethbridgeherald.comA brazen cougar attack on an Edmonton-area teenager has left the girl with some scratches, and Waterton Lakes National Parks officials scratching their heads.“Most people never see a cougar,” said Dennis Madsen, manager of resource conservation, Waterton Lakes National... Read More »

    17 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Leftovers paddle to silver

    Lethbridge The Lethbridge Leftovers are dragon boat silver medalists. The Leftovers, with the addition of some members of their farm team, The Braggin’ Dragons, headed to Edmonton last weekend for the the Rip Up The River Festival featuring two full days of 500-metre races held in front of... Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Victory celebration — Barracudas lacrosse team shares its historic provincial title at city hall

    Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comNearly a month after capturing the first provincial title in franchise history, the Lethbridge Bert & Macs Barracudas lacrosse team took to city hall Monday afternoon to share their accomplishment.As it turned out, Lethbridge Mayor Chris Spearman was the beneficiary of the visit as the Barracudas presented the mayor with a Barracudas jersey ... Read More »

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  • Skinner! Young ‘Canes goalie goes extra mile(s) to make club this year

     Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comAs far as physical preparation for the coming season goes, Stuart Skinner has done his homework.And after spending two months training under former NHLer Gary Roberts in Toronto, the 15-year-old netminder (who turns 16 in November) hopes to parlay that into his first full Western Hockey League season... Read More »

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  • Term limits would offer advantages

    Many governments around the world impose term limits on their politicians. Reasoning for doing so is varied, and whether or not those limits achieve the goals they set out to achieve is up for debate. Terms limits do not exist in Canada at the moment for elected officials, but if one Progressive Conservative leadership candidate ... Read More »

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  • Role models for active aging

    Remarkable seniors counter stereotypes about the Golden Years “There is absolutely nothing to be said in favour of growing old. There ought to be legislation against it,” Sir Patrick Moore, the late British astronomer and broadcaster, once noted. Charles de Gaulle, the former president of France, was more succinct: “Old age is a shipwreck.” Certainly, ... Read More »

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  • The Gaza War: A Caucus Race

    “They began running when they liked, and left off when they liked, so that it was not easy to know when the race was over,” as Lewis Carrol put it in “Alice in Wonderland.” He was describing the Caucus Race, but it sounds quite a lot like the Gaza War, doesn’t it? What’s different is ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Israel’s defenders overlook key point

    As the Palestinian death toll from Israel’s brutal invasion of Gaza surpasses 2,000 – almost 800 of them women and children – one of Harper’s most frequently offered justifications for his unflinching support for Israel remains that it is the only democracy in the Middle East. In his last speech to the Israeli Knesset, he ... Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • City budget, taxes growing far ahead of population

    A recent article in the Lethbridge Herald (Aug. 19) revealed the results of a recent Ipsos Reid survey that ranked transportation as the highest rated concern among those that were polled. I believe most would agree that, given the way questions in a survey are phrased, the result set can be manipulated by the questions ... Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Albertans need more details about AltaLink sale

    Re: “Debate over AltaLink sale,” Lethbridge Herald, Thursday, Aug. 14. I am confused; has AltaLink sold one of our vital utilities to Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company in the U.S. or not, or is the sale still pending? I don’t believe that the population of Alberta has enough information (including myself) to form much of an ... Read More »

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