May 5th, 2016

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Lethbridge Herald When she left Fort McMurray, Amanda Gergely didn’t know if her house would still be standing or not. The CCH grad and former Lethbridge resident, along with her husband Chad and her sister Sam, were three of the 80,000 evacuees forced out of Fort McMurray Tuesday due

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Local News

  • Statue to recognize contributions of Galts to growth of Lethbridge

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald A life-sized monument commemorating two important men to the history of Lethbridge will soon be installed near the Galt Museum. Lethbridge city council has given the go-ahead to the museum to proceed with its plan to erect a bronze statue of Sir Alexander... Read More »

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  • Council supports swim clubs’ funding request

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald The managers of two local swim clubs, the Spartans Aquatic Club and the Lethbridge Summer Swim Club (Orcas), hope to secure funding to purchase new equipment at Fritz Sick Memorial Pool. Representatives came before city council requesting a letter of support to apply... Read More »

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  • Local rural first responders ready to help

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald Southern Alberta first responders are answering the call and stand ready as wildfires have entered the northern Alberta city of Fort McMurray. A number of southern Alberta communities are on standby or are actively sending emergency workers to the city of Fort McMurray... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Wednesday’s high school rugby results

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald The LCI Rams girls rugby team earned a 54-39 comeback win over the Vulcan County Central Hawks during Southern Alberta High School Rugby League action Wednesday afternoon in Vulcan. The Rams rallied from a 17-point deficit in the second half. Leading LCI was Sunny Letourneau with... Read More »

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  • Anholt named top WHL executive

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Hurricanes earned two big awards at the Western Hockey League awards ceremony in Calgary on Wednesday. The WHL named general manager Peter Anholt as the WHL Executive of the Year and forward Tyler Wong won the Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy as the WHL Humanitarian... Read More »

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  • When the Canes pick in Bantam draft

    When they pick: The WHL Bantam Draft takes place today in Calgary with the picks starting at 8:30 a.m. The Canes have 12 picks in the 12-round draft. The Hurricanes picks are as follows: Round 1 (19th overall) Round 2 (41st) Round 4 (85th) Round 5 (99th, from Regina) Round... Read More »

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  • Misusing power of the patent

    Patent control shouldn’t be used to gouge customers In 2010, author William Rosen called it “the most powerful idea in the world.” In a book which took that quotation as its title, Rosen argued one big concept explains why humanity started inventing so many useful things in the 18th century and hasn’t let up since. ... Read More »

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  • Give citizens say in council hours

    Let citizen panel investigate change but leave decision up to all voters Do Lethbridge city councillors deserve a pay raise? That’s one of the questions to be examined by a Citizen Assembly, the formation of which was approved Monday by city council. As indicated in a story in Tuesday’s Herald, the assembly – a group ... Read More »

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  • CRA tightening the tax gap

    Every dollar recovered is a win for honest taxpayers Canadians who are feeling the annual sting of tax season have a little something to cheer about this year. The feds are finally cracking down on tax dodgers who finagle their way out of “paying their fair share,” as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau puts it. The ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Who will protect disabled from dangers of assisted suicide?

    Rather than outright reject the Supreme Court’s ruling to legalize physician-assisted suicide (PAS), the Trudeau government has tabled a bill placing the lives of all disabled Canadians at risk. Although Bill C-14 falls short of the proposals from a Liberal-appointed parliamentary committee that went so far as to grant mature minors(?) and persons with psychiatric ... Read More »

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  • Do research before protesting on right-to-die issue

    Re: “Protest opposes Bill C-14,” Thursday, April 28 Lethbridge Herald. I couldn’t help but notice that in the photo that accompanied this story, the protesters who gathered in front of MP Rachael Harder’s office on Wednesday all appear to be young, robust and healthy individuals. I had to ask myself: How much could these young ... Read More »

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  • Did Canada lose its compass?

    Medical schools are preparing to teach future doctors about assisted death (in the April 24 paper). Well, in Alberta, not one medical doctor was willing to be the first one to do that; the patient had to go to B.C. Loving parents who went through the pain of losing a child are almost treated like ... Read More »

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