January 19th, 2018

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SHERBROOKE, Que. – Three men were found not guilty Friday in connection with the Lac-Megantic train disaster in July 2013. Here is a timeline of key moments related to the the derailment: JULY 6, 2013: An unattended train with five locomotives and more than 70 tank cars carrying crude oil rolls down an incline before

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  • Province weighs in on Burger King issue

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The provincial government is investigating whether foreign workers were living or sleeping onsite at a Lethbridge Burger King following an order from Alberta Health Services to stop the practice. Christina Gray, Minister of Labour, issued the following statement on Thursday: “All Albertans deserve workplaces that are safe, fair and family ... Read More »

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  • Tiffin Conference tackles misinformation in ag industry

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Information in the Age of Misinformation was served up to attendees of this year’s Tiffin Conference. This is the 19th iteration of the event, which took place at Lethbridge Lodge on Thursday and is sponsored by Lethbridge College. While the past few years have focused on the red meat industry, ... Read More »

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  • ‘Rising star’ in art world opens three-part show at U of L

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com While growing up in Ottawa, Meryl McMaster was surrounded by art. “My father was a painter,” with a home studio. And her mother was an art educator. “I was always very curious about photography,” and she learned in the darkroom how film could be used, during her high school days. ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Pronghorn hockey teams continue fight for Canada West playoffs

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men’s hockey team’s battle for a playoff spot continues this weekend. The Horns, 8-10-2, head to Vancouver to take on the UBC Thunderbirds (10-9-1) in Canada West play tonight and Saturday. Both teams have eight games left in the Canada West regular season. The Pronghorns are coming off ... Read More »

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  • West Wind hosting gymnastics event

    Lethbridge Herald The West Wind Gymnastics Club hosts the 2018 Battle at the Bridge this weekend. The event starts today and runs until Sunday as 160 competitors from Alberta and B.C. along with 20 judges take part in the event. Roughly 31 girls will represent the local club on bars, floor, beam and vault and ... Read More »

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  • Cougars top Coyotes in South girls’ play

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Catholic Central Cougars topped the Chinook Coyotes 66-53 in Southern Alberta Girls Basketball League play Thursday night at CCH East. Kyra Collier led the Cougar attack with 20 points while Skyla Sloan followed with 14. Danika Leavitt replied with 23 points for Chinook and Charlize Baron added 10. On Wednesday, Raymond Comets outlasted ... Read More »

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  • City took many key steps in 2017

    This week, I had the privilege of delivering a 2018 State of the City presentation to members of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce. Although my presentation was aimed at a business audience, I think there are many elements that are of interest to all Lethbridge residents, so I am using this month’s column to share ... Read More »

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  • Communist takeover in Nepal

    The Communists are taking over in Nepal, and nobody cares. Thirty years ago it would have caused a grave international crisis; 50 years ago there would even have been talk of foreign military intervention. Today – nothing. Outside Nepal, it has barely made the news at all. In the grand old Marxist tradition, Nepal’s Communists ... Read More »

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  • Higher wages mean higher costs

    There must be a better way to help low-income earners than by putting squeeze on small-business owners Brian Hancock PUBLISHER, LETHBRIDGE HERALD Before I even get started I want to make something clear: I understand that living off minimum wage is tough, maybe even impossible. $12.20 an hour (before tax) didn’t get you ahead in ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • ‘Bike boulevard’ for value or vanity?

    Laurence Solomon, in his Financial Post article entitled “Rip Out the Bike Lanes Before More Innocent People Get Hurt,” claims “because bike paths are fashionable, municipal politicians compete with each other to remake their cities as ‘world class cycling cities,’ often at great expense to serve a small segment of the population (typically just one ... Read More »

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  • Nord-Bridge unique among seniors centres

    The Jan. 6 edition of The Herald published a letter from Robert Girard proposing that Lethbridge seniors would be better served if both existing senior centres were to merge. I suggest that before arriving at that conclusion, Lethbridge residents need to understand how Nord-Bridge was created and what it represents for its members and the ... Read More »

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  • Does Lethbridge need a ‘white elephant’?

    Municipalities in Canada, from coast to coast, operating recycling programs, are scrambling to find a market(s) for their recycling and have admitted their recycled products are ending up in landfills. In P.E.I., there is a provincial ban on recyclables in landfills. Currently they ship them to other provinces. (Most recently the province has relaxed the ... Read More »

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