May 24th, 2016

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Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald Jazz, as one of this year’s performers points out, is really a whole “family” of music. And all its colourful members will make an appearance during the Lethbridge Jazz Festival next month. Funk, blues, Dixieland, swing, salsa — they’re all on the charts for this

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Local News

  • Stuart completes Everest climb

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald Trevor Stuart is safe back at base camp. The Lethbridge real estate agent and philanthropist, on his “Climb to End Family Violence: Elevating lives, one peak at a time” trek, summited Mt. Everest at 3:45 a.m. on May 20. Four people have since died at... Read More »

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  • Victoria Park celebrates FNMI grads

    Garrett Simmons Lethbridge School District No. 51 Lethbridge School District No. 51 celebrated its FNMI graduates in style last week at Victoria Park High School. For the first time in the District’s history, FNMI students were brought together for a Grad Feathers Ceremony, to mark their achievements. “We... Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • High school students meet the challenge

    Caroline Zentner University of Lethbridge The high school students in Deborah Jarvie’s Systems and Supply Chain Management class are well on their way to being ready for university-level course work, thanks to the dual credit initiative (DCI) between Lethbridge Collegiate Institute and the University of Lethbridge. The class... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • A look to the future

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald There’s a youth movement going on in the Fort Macleod Royals baseball program. The Royals kicked off the 17th Annual Ron Matthews Memorial Tournament under some rainy skies Friday afternoon at Spitz Stadium, falling 9-6 to the Vauxhall Spurs. Fort Macleod will look... Read More »

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  • Gauri grabs gold

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald Naman Gauri capped off his racquetball season with a pair of medals at the national stage. The 12-year-old Lethbridge athlete returned from the Racquetball Canada Junior Nationals April 20-23 in Kelowna with a gold and silver medal around his neck. Gauri earned the silver medal in the Boys Singles U12 ... Read More »

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  • Hankins quick to pick Horns

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD Katie Hankins was done with recruiting and ready to sign after a quick trip to Lethbridge earlier this year. Hankins is one of the newest recruits to the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s basketball team. The Lower Columbia College Red Devils’ post... Read More »

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  • Libya and the hesitation two-step

    When “Prime Minister” Fayez al-Sarraj of the “Government of National Accord” GNA) arrived in Libya a month ago, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that it was “not the time for obstructionists to hold back progress.” A noble sentiment, but it does make you want to ask Kerry: When would be the right time ... Read More »

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  • National housing strategy needed

    Providing secure, safe housing also addresses persistent health problems Danyaal Raza and Ritika Goel EVIDENCENETWORK.CA – Toronto As family doctors, we see and know the powerful effect proper housing has on the health of our patients. When you feel unwell, whether from a minor cold or a devastating terminal illness, the feeling of home, the ... Read More »

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  • Next challenge is to rebuild

    Fort McMurray residents were told Wednesday they might be able to return home starting June 1 if conditions are sufficiently safe. They might be able to go home, but they won’t be going back to life as it was before the devastating wildfire destroyed more than 2,400 buildings and forced the more than 80,000 residents ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Don’t discount young people’s opinions on right-to-die

    Re: Chris Rawlinson’s letter on the right-to-die issue in the May 5 Lethbridge Herald. Dear Chris: I was one of the “young, robust, and healthy individuals” at the Bill C-14 protest on April 27. As a 17-year-old high school student, I know many young people my age have experienced “the intractable pain and suffering experienced ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Gender legislation will curtain freedom of speech

    I am totally distressed over this proposed gender legislation that our federal politicians seem to support. Why is it necessary to duplicate “hate speech laws” to a minority group when we already have these laws in place for all Canadians? Have the politicians not observed how transgenders and their supporters perform when one peacefully opposes ... Read More »

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  • Underdog dynamics

    We have a soft spot for underdogs – we know how it feels. Therefore, we cheer excitedly when underdogs – with determined tenacity – prevail against the odds. Due to underdog dynamics, belittling an opponent during an election can elevate the underdog to prime minister. This process may also play a role in the unexpected ... Read More »

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