July 1st, 2015

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Melissa VilleneuveLethbridge Heraldmvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.comPride is all about celebrating who you are, but for Lethbridge Pride Fest chair Levi Cox, it wasn’t always so easy. He came out years ago, and has had his share of struggles, but he’s happy to see attitudes are beginning to change towards

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  • New farmers’ market for westside

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Locally-produced fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as arts and crafts, will soon have another home in Lethbridge. Exhibition Park’s new Westside Farmers’ Market will commence July 9, and operate each Thursday throughout the summer until Sept. 3. Details were announced at a... Read More »

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  • Hot, dry spell taking agricultural toll

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com It hasn’t resorted to a rain dance just yet, but the continued situation of hot and dry conditions in the region has started to concern some area farmers. An abnormally dry spring, as well as temperatures in low- to mid-30s last week and... Read More »

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  • Garage sale to honour Harker memory

    Garrett Simmons Lethbridge Herald gsimmons@lethbridgeherald.com Over the years, Megan Donaghy-Hughes had grown quite close with the Harker family. Now 16 years old, Donaghy-Hughes had spent a lot of time with the couple throughout seven years in the Sandstone Place neighbourhood. She even shared a dog with Jim Harker,... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Henderson heats up with junior golf championship

    Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.comAndrew Harrison of Camrose Golf Club is the first-round leader after a hot, overcast day at the Alberta Junior Boys Golf Championship at Henderson Lake Golf Club on Monday. Harrison leads the junior boys at three-under par after carding a 67. He was... Read More »

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  • Alberta’s best young golfers at Henderson today for Alberta Junior and Juvenile Championship

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDThe best U19 and U17 golfers in the province tee off at Henderson Lake Golf Club this morning at the Alberta Junior and Juvenile Championship.The event is a 54-hole tournament for the girls and 72 holes for the boys and begins at 7 a.m. today at Henderson. “The Junior Championships involve a massive effort ... Read More »

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  • Bulls start new streak — Lethbridge tops Melville 9-1

    Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.comThe Lethbridge Bulls are not on a 10-game winning streak.    A 9-1 win over the Melville Millionaires Sunday afternoon at Spitz Stadium gave the Bulls their ninth win in 10 Western Major Baseball League games — one win in a row... Read More »

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  • School’s out; watch for kids

    Motorists should be extra vigilant to help kids enjoy a safe summer No doubt, it is a great time of year to be a kid. Here in southern Alberta, the sun is shining, temperatures are through the roof and there is no shortage of things to do outdoors. And with youngsters now out of school ... Read More »

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  • Monday’s Police Beat column — All crimes matter when it comes to police efficiency

    By chief Rob DavisHave you been the victim of a car prowler and had loose change, cheap sunglasses or other less valuable items stolen from your vehicle?Has someone stolen a planter or ornament from your yard or vandalized your fence? Did you report it? Many people... Read More »

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  • We will cause sixth extinction

    “There are examples of species all over the world that are essentially the walking dead,” said Stanford University professor Paul Ehrlich. “We are sawing off the limb that we are sitting on.” He was talking about the Sixth Extinction, the huge loss of species that is underway right now. It has been discussed in public ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Time to turf party that has abused its power

    Why was Stephen Harper refusing to debate on national television in front of millions of viewers? If he is asking for our votes, should he not be answering our questions? Was he worried that someone could ask him the same question that he asked Prime Minister Paul Martin in the leaders’ debate in 2006: “Will ... Read More »

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  • Time to ponder switch to double-shift schooling?

    To all taxpayers and appointed government officials of the people of Alberta who are wanting to see our tax monies used wisely and efficiently as possible: It may be time to look at how we utilize our school system from a different perspective. One thing we all agree, too many students per classroom is not ... Read More »

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  • Does north side prejudice still exist?

    My concern: the prejudice existing in Lethbridge towards the north side. I raise the issue as I want to be proud of my city. As a community we should be unified within our schools, businesses and beyond our own neighbourhoods. Let it be known I am not a “north-sider,” but have lived on all three ... Read More »

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