November 26th, 2014

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Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald It’s estimated there are one billion women worldwide that are victims of physical and sexual violence, according to Kristine Cassie, CEO of YWCA Lethbridge and District, and typically it’s perpetrated by their intimate partners. The violence needs to stop, she said, and YWCA Canada hopes

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    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Fire Department has added its largest recruiting class in 35 years, with 17 new firefighter/paramedics officially joining the ranks this week. “I won’t call you recruits anymore,” said LFD Chief Brian Cornforth during a graduation ceremony at Fire Headquarters downtown Tuesday... Read More »

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  • Man who stabbed friend five times escapes federal prison time

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald A 26-year-old man who brought a knife to a fist fight and stabbed his adversary several times, narrowly avoided a penitentiary prison term Tuesday, but only by a single day. Monty Justin Big Throat was sentenced in Lethbridge court to two years less... Read More »

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  • $460,000 bonus to help with city housing issues

    Lethbridge Herald The city’s Housing First initiative has received a $460,000 bonus. And at least $100,000 of the extra funds will help Lethbridge-area young people who have no home. Social Housing in Action committee chair Gary Bowie says the city acts as manager of Outreach Support Services Initiative... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Female bantam Hurricanes off to winning start to season

    Lethbridge Female bantam The Lethbridge Lakeview Dental female bantan Hurricanes are off to an undefeated start to their Rocky Mountain Female Hockey League season. The Hurricanes hosted the Sylvan Lake Wildcats last weekend and posted a 10-0 win that improves the team to 2-0-1. Hayleigh Craig, Maddy Fazzio,... Read More »

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  • Copperheads keep winning

    Coaldale The Coaldale Copperheads winning streak has hit double digits. The Copperheads rattled off a pair of wins during Heritage Junior B Hockey League action with a 5-0 decision Friday in Airdrie over the Thunder and scored a 3-2 win over the Okotoks Bisons Saturday at the Coaldale... Read More »

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  • None better at playing the game his own way

    Good Sports: By Dylan Purcell It is always the worst quote to get and it is the most common. “We have to play our game.” The familiarity of the refrain builds the contempt for it. Today, I’ve taken a different look at what it means. “Play our game” was one... Read More »

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  • Child poverty effort falls short

    It was a noble goal, to eliminate child poverty by the year 2000. Unfortunately, it fell short of the mark. Now, 25 years after Parliament set its sights on improving life for disadvantaged kids in Canada, child poverty is worse than it was in 1989. “It is shameful that a full generation of children has ... Read More »

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  • Veterans deprived of funds?

    Angry veterans groups were demanding answers last week after it was revealed that Veterans Affairs had returned upwards of $1.1 billion in unspent funds over a seven-year period to the government treasury. The money was returned to the treasury as is required government departments which don’t spend all of their appropriation with the budget year. ... Read More »

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  • First Nations water systems improving

    co-ordination between rural and first nations communities could speed improvements Nicolas Allarie and Joseph Quesnel FRONTIER CENTRE FOR PUBLIC POLICY Deplorable water and sewage systems on many First Nations reserves are a real concern. This situation is exceptionally tragic when one considers that more than 90 per cent of First Nations communities are located near ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Failing to see the bigger picture?

    Brainwashing is accomplished by repetition and lack of rest, creating stress. Our sense of reality is socially constructed. Certain assumptions are built in. Social insularity allows politicians and so-called experts to fabricate reasons for war and national security. Once we start down that rabbit hole, leaders fall into group think, vast leaps of faith can ... Read More »

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  • Canada needs growth, not income splitting

    Buried in the federal government’s fall fiscal update was some major news: economic growth in Canada will decline year-after-year for the next five years. Let me say that again: from 2015 to 2019, growth will decline each and every year. Faced with this sad prognosis, the Conservatives are putting all their eggs in the income ... Read More »

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  • Dumped wood products should be recycled

    Mayor Spearman and some councillors want to involve taxpayers in curbside recycling, for the “greater public good.” Given that only 25 per cent of the current waste stream heading to our landfill facility is attributable to residential waste, would it not be more productive (and the effort pay larger dividends) if proportionate attention be directed ... Read More »

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