March 31st, 2015

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Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Equipment and builders have arrived, and restoration work is about to begin at the Henderson outdoor pool. A summertime attraction for nearly five decades, the pool was closed several summers ago after city officials reported its plumbing and basin were collapsing. After a failed attempt

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  • From a puddle to a pool

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Equipment and builders have arrived, and restoration work is about to begin at the Henderson outdoor pool. A summertime attraction for nearly five decades, the pool was closed several summers ago after city officials reported its plumbing and basin were collapsing. After a failed attempt... Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Students want city to set an example

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Athletes need healthy food to fuel their performance and it should be readily available at public recreation facilities, beginning with the new West Lethbridge Leisure Centre, city council was told Monday. Three students representing Student Wellness teams from Chinook High School and... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Special menu to put smiles on kids’ faces

    Mocha Cabana teaming up with Miss Universe Canada contestant to assist charity LETHBRIDGE HERALD A local finalist for the Miss Universe Canada pageant is working to help promote awareness and raise funds for the Operation Smile Organization – and she’s getting some help from local restaurant Mocha Cabana... Read More »

    18 hours ago

Local Sports

  • A winning meeting

    Good Sport: By Dylan Purcell A lack of victories is a big reason the Lethbridge Hurricanes have found themselves in financial distress over the past six playoff-less seasons. The losses off the ice have been even more staggering, as the Canes have seen a million-dollar reserve and that amount again... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Harper turns in big performance at Chinook Open

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Darcie Harper had a hunch she was going to put in a good performance. As the 16-year-old figure skater hit the ice at the Chinook Open Saturday afternoon at the Civic Centre, that’s exactly what happened. “Yesterday I ended up first overall in my event,”... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Walz casts vote for Hurricanes coach

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Score a glowing endorsement for the current head coach of the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Having played on a pair of powerhouse Hurricanes teams from 1988-90, Canes alumnus and former NHLer Wes Walz was back in Lethbridge Thursday afternoon. It’s been nearly 25 years since he was... Read More »

    5 days ago


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  • Wildrose defectors’ gamble backfires

    Majority of floor crossers won’t be part of next election It was perhaps one of the biggest miscalculations in the history of modern Alberta politics. As a number of factors conspired to influence the Wildrose leader, Danielle Smith made a decision which rocked provincial politics to its very core. Smith, a staunch opponent of the ... Read More »

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  • Yemen: Unintended consequences

    The Sunni Arab countries that started bombing Yemen on Wednesday night seem to think they are fighting an Iranian-backed plot to expand Shia power and influence in the Arab world. Most other countries find that hard to believe, but even if the Sunni countries are right, wars often have unintended consequences. This military intervention is ... Read More »

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  • The ‘end-of-life-care’ talk

    These days, the importance of drawing up a living will to provide medical care guidance when a person is incapable of making decisions has been widely touted. People seem to be listening, according to statistics. Results of a study released last year in the United States showed that a record number of older Americans were ... Read More »

    4 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • People need to lighten up

    Re: T-shirt controversy in the March 8 edition. A big thank-you to Alex Pavlenko (Letter to the Editor). I agree with your comments in regard to this T-shirt issue. I think we should blame this lady’s problem on “climate change,” like everything else. It has played games with many people’s minds, to the point where ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • If the name ‘terrorist’ fits …

     Mr. Mitsui warns that the word “terrorist” is “poisonous,” “ubiquitous” and drives people to “irrational actions” (Lethbridge Herald, March 21 Letter to the Editor, “Be careful how you use the word ‘terrorist'”).He instructs that the word not be applied in certain realms especially politics because its repeated use “scares” people. By that logic, he probably ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Muzzling Green leader a travesty of democracy

    Never in my 75 years have I been so disgusted as the day Ms. May was denied to speak to a debate on Canada expanding its forces into Syria. Acting more like the Afghan parliament than Canada, a few Conservative backbenchers shouted “no” when the speaker asked if she could speak. This from a government ... Read More »

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