November 25th, 2015

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J.W. Schnarr LETHBRIDGE HERALD He may have lost the girl, but in the end, local high school student Thomas Black ended up with the money. Black, a student at Catholic Central High School, recently won a $5,000 scholarship for an essay he wrote for the Credit Education Week Canada

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Local News

  • School District 51 exceeds 10K students

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD With nearly 10,500 students, the city’s public school system has boosted its staff this autumn. Already one of the region’s major employers, School Division 51 now supports 1,000 men and women – 553 of them teachers, the balance support staff. And its budget... Read More »

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  • Women plead guilty to assault, unlawful confinement

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald A 19-year-old woman feared for her life while three other women brutally beat and threatened her at a rural home during the summer of 2014. With her wrists bound together by duct tape, the woman’s attackers punched, kicked and choked her, and demanded... Read More »

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  • Planning for success

    Over the past few weeks I have had the opportunity to meet with school administrators for the purpose of reviewing Annual Education Plans and Results Reports. This is common practice across districts and I believe I speak for all superintendents when I say that it is a fall... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • The best in the game

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald Nico Pasquotti was the best player in men’s college soccer this season. Pasquotti, the former Catholic Central star quarterback, was named Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association player of the year earlier this month in Quebec. Pasquotti made the trip to accept his award after a season... Read More »

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  • Salt’s story is one of triumph amid tragedy

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD KidSport Lethbridge-Taber helped almost 400 kids get an opportunity to play this year. The charitable group thanked its supporters at Paradise Canyon Golf Resort on Monday with its annual sponsors luncheon, featuring a talk by Canadian paralympic snowboarder Michelle Salt. The local chapter of KidSport gave... Read More »

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  • National rewards for cross-country team

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald They had to slog their way through wet conditions, injuries and contend with powerhouse schools from Quebec. But the Lethbridge College Kodiaks cross-country team still legged their way to their best performance at the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association cross country running championship since 2009. Arriving... Read More »

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  • End shame, stigma of adoption

    Adoption needs to be seen as a positive third option in unexpected pregnancies Sheryl Proulx ADOPTION OPTIONS We know it happens. You probably know someone who has been in the situation, someone who has found themselves unexpectedly pregnant. It really is incredibly common, as an estimated 40 per cent of all pregnancies in Canada are ... Read More »

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  • Russia’s doomsday machine?

    “Of course, the whole point of a Doomsday Machine is lost if you keep it a secret,” said Dr. Strangelove to the Soviet ambassador in Stanley Kubrick’s classic film of the same name. Fifty years later, it would appear that the Russians have finally watched the movie. In Kubrick’s film, a rogue American air force ... Read More »

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  • Paris prompts security solidarity

    There aren’t a lot of game-changing moments in international affairs, says Peter Van Praagh. But the ISIS terrorist attacks on Paris last weekend, like the 9-11 attacks on New York and Washington in 2001, fall into that rare category. It is, he says, one of those “events that turn things.” It has acutely heightened the ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • What is our leaders’ vision for future security?

    We just celebrated Remembrance Day to honour those brave Canadians who gave their lives for the freedom we enjoy today. The sad thing is this slaughter of millions of people could have been prevented. Chamberlain, the British prime minister, caved into Hitler in 1938 for a promise of peace. Fortunately the British people were wise ... Read More »

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  • Why play American anthem before our own?

    Over the years, Remembrance Day has been a quiet day for me, preferring to watch the national ceremony in Ottawa. Twice now I have gone downtown to the cenotaph where Remembrance Day was celebrated at 11 a.m. by a man playing the Last Post reverently on his trumpet. That was a small gathering. This year ... Read More »

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  • Canada needs to show compassion, not fear, regarding refugees

    “Do you agree with Sask. Premier Brad Wall that Canada should suspend its plan to bring in 25,000 Syrian refugees?” This question was asked in The Herald recently. I am appalled and heartbroken that so many of this community say “no” to refugees. Where is this community’s sympathy for the refugees, whose lives and families ... Read More »

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