August 20th, 2014

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Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comFrom wacky to western to political, Tuesday’s Whoop-Up Days parade through Lethbridge offered up something different for everybody.Thousands of southern Albertans lined city streets for the annual kickoff to the five-day event, which will centre at Exhibition Park until Saturday, to see floats from

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Local News

  • Grants for bingo groups turned down

    LETHBRIDGE Fewer and fewer people are playing bingo in Lethbridge. But volunteers hope they’ll still be able to raise funds for non-profit groups by working at the games. They still raised more than $911,000 for member groups a year ago, former alderman Sean Ward told city council on... Read More »

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  • Woman to be sentenced for 2012 crime

    lethbridge herald A Lethbridge woman will be sentenced this fall for a robbery she committed more than two years ago. Although Christie-Lee Stotz pleaded guilty to the charge Oct. 17, 2012, she disappeared afterward and never showed up in court for her sentencing hearing and a warrant was... Read More »

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  • Four face charges in series of events

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lethbridge regional police have charged three Lethbridge men and a woman in connection with a series of incidents on the weekend. At about 5 a.m. Saturday several men at a house party in the 600 block of 12 Street South became involved in an altercation outside... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Bullseye

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com It was over 50 years that Rudy Mack first took aim alongside Frank and Evelyn Leffingwell. What followed was a friendship that has stayed right on target and Mack trekked down from Calgary to attend the 14th Annual Frank Leffingwell Memorial Shoot at... Read More »

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  • Lethbridge Rugby Club men fall to Calgary Irish

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com On the plus side, a playoff berth is still a possibility for the Lethbridge Rugby Club men’s team. However, following a 27-20 loss the Calgary Irish Saturday afternoon at the Lethbridge Rugby Club, the LRC squad just made that run for a post-season... Read More »

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  • Former Jays greats to hold two-day clinic at Spitz Stadium

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Some Major League Baseball-calibre instructors will be on hand at Spitz Stadium today and Friday offering up some tricks of the trade for local young ball players. Former Blue Jays Roberto Alomar Jr., Lloyd Moseby, Rance Mulliniks and Duane Ward as well as... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Sometimes you need a witch hunt

    Not only were government aircraft operated for personal use, government ministers vehemently attacked the Opposition in the legislature for even asking questions about the flights that the auditor general has now said were unacceptable. Hansard reveals some strategic responses from government. Danielle Smith, leader of the Wildrose Opposition, asked April 14 for an explanation about ... Read More »

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  • Ebola fears real, but not for us here

    A Hollywood movie is released every few years showing all of the world collapsing from a pandemic caused by some superbug. As much as the Chicken Littles over the past month have been pushing, we’re not facing this with the Ebola virus. If you’re worried about Ebola landing on North American shores, sorry to burst ... Read More »

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  • Xinjiang: ‘China’s Chechnya’

    It’s not really “China’s Chechnya” yet, but the insurgency in Xinjiang is growing fast. Incidents of anti-Chinese violence are getting bigger and much more frequent. Since March, 176 people have been killed in six separate attacks on Chinese police and government officials, local collaborators and ordinary Chinese residents of Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in northwestern ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Alternative for Harper is scary

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his government have been responsible for the health that Canada has as a nation. Harper is respected around the world and Canada has held number-one spot in leading the G7 out of the recession. Canada supports the only democratic nation in the Middle East: Israel. Instead of swallowing headlines, Harper ... Read More »

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  • Transparency act needed for charity and activist groups

    I have noted lately, with disappointment, letters to the editor bashing our governments without valid justification. That is if you dig deeper into the issues. Some are bashing our federal government for auditing so-called “charitable organizations” while others are bashing our provincial government for refusing to provide an audience for activist groups. Both, charitable organizations ... Read More »

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  • These are worrisome times we live in

    Are we getting ready for World War Three? We just commemorated the anniversary of the start of the First World War. I thought people would like to forget one of the greatest tragedies in world history, but we seem to be celebrating every movement of the war. The world thrives on war. The world finds ... Read More »

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