July 31st, 2014

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Garrett Simmonslethbridge heraldgsimmons@lethbridgeherald.comSouthern Alberta is the perfect place to grow corn.In fact, this area, and southern Manitoba, are about the only places with a suitable climate to grow the crop. But with a research initiative set to begin in Lethbridge later this year, that could all

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  • Candidate steps forward in race for Conservative nomination in Bow River riding

    A new federal riding in southern Alberta has a new Conservative candidate in the race to become the riding’s first Member of Parliament.Former Reeve of Rocky View County, and current Division 4 councillor, active Conservative Party member, volunteer and local resident, Rolly Ashdown, will seek the Conservative Party of Canada nomination in the new electoral ... Read More »

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  • Westminster School donates books to library

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Grade 4 and 5 students from Westminster School recently donated four books to the Lethbridge Public Library that were finalists in the Animal Behaviour Society’s Children’s Book Award. Jennifer Mather of the University of Lethbridge, a book award subcommittee member, said in a news release, “The... Read More »

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  • The heat is on power prices

    Melissa Villeneuve FOR THE HERALD Record heat and little wind mean many Albertans are cranking up the air conditioning, and energy prices along with it. However, consumers are being advised to conserve electricity. An energy emergency alert went out Wednesday from the Alberta Electrical System Operator (AESO) to... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • LFC men in position to clinch AMSL championship with home win

    Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comIt’s now all in the hands of the Lethbridge Football Club men’s squad.Following a 1-1 draw in a scrappy affair with the Calgary Callies during Alberta Major Soccer League action Wednesday night in Calgary, the LFC squad has made their final home game Aug... Read More »

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  • View from the top — Bulls enjoying first place heading into WMBL playoffs Friday

    Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comThese Bulls never stop charging. As a result, the Lethbridge Bulls are enjoying the view from atop the Western Major Baseball League as the regular season winds down thanks to their 31-15 record.As he wraps up his first regular season as the Bulls skipper,... Read More »

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  • Elks improve to 2-0 at State tournament

    Lethbridge heraldThe Lethbridge KB Heating Elks are off to a 2-0 start to the Montana/Alberta American Legion State AA Baseball Championship.The Elks got on the bats early as they faced the Medicine Hat Moose Monarchs Wednesday night at Spitz Stadium on their way to a 15-8 win.Lethbridge scored... Read More »

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  • Leading by the proper example?

    “Our government is leading by example.” That was just one of the quotes delivered by Finance Minster Doug Horner when the Alberta government decided in February 2013 to freeze the salaries of all its top managers. As the government was engaged with the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees in a heated battle over contract negotiations, ... Read More »

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  • Love-hate link with energy sector

    Western Canadians appear to have a love-hate relationship with the energy sector, judging from a recent survey commissioned by the Canada West Foundation. The Ipsos Reid survey of about 3,000 Canadians, mostly from the four western provinces, found that while many respondents are critical of the energy industry’s environmental performance, many also recognize the economic ... Read More »

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  • Korean War vets played crucial part

    Canadians in Korea fought for freedom just as those in the two world wars did Tribute was paid Sunday to Lethbridge’s Korean War veterans during the Korean War Veterans Day ceremony at the Lethbridge Cenotaph near city hall. The date coincided with the date the three-year war ended in 1953 with the signing of an ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Removing the rose would remove a sign of respect for our vets

    If the licence plates are changed, what about the rose to honour our vets? It is very nice to see them when they go by. It shows us someone who has served our country and is very little to show our respect for them. Our vets need all the respect we can show. Bruce Martin ... Read More »

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  • Indian mascots obscure the real human beings

    A white man and an elderly native man became pretty good friends, so the white guy decided to ask him, “What do you think about Indian mascots?” The native man responded, “Here’s what you’ve got to understand. When you see black people, you see ghosts of all the slavery and the rapes and the hangings ... Read More »

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  • Why not invest money so everyone can have job?

    Re: “Create jobs by running deficits, Ottawa urged,” Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press, July 23 (http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2014/07/23/create-jobs-by-running-deficits-ottawa-urged/#.U9AZlLGObVF) The C.D. Howe Institute has urged the Canadian government to create 75,000 jobs by running a small deficit. But since we have over 1.3 million unemployed, why not create a substantial deficit and put everyone to work, just the ... Read More »

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