October 22nd, 2014

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Dave MabellLethbridge Heralddmabell@lethbridgeherald.comWind, tumbleweeds and wide open plains.That sounds like a scene from western movies from the 1950s.But some of the city’s “westerners” are not chuckling today. They’re trying to get rid of enormous tumbleweeds that have been piling up in westside backyards and alleyways

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Local News

  • Ag job fair to take place today

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD The agricultural sector in southern Alberta has struggled the last few years to attract enough employees. Today, an agriculture job fair in Lethbridge, presented by Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Edmonton, will seek to connect some of those companies looking for help with locals seeking employment... Read More »

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  • First phase of emergency room renovation revealed

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Emergency room patients will soon benefit from increased privacy and larger, multi-use treatment rooms at the Chinook Regional Hospital. The first phase of CRH’s $9-million emergency room renovation, which began in February, was revealed on Tuesday. It includes a larger treatment area... Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • User fees to help offset budget increases

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com As Lethbridge grows, budgets for key services like police and fire protection are growing, too. Over the next four years, gross expenditures for the Lethbridge police service are forecast to climb to $35.3 million by 2018. By comparison, this year’s budget was $... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Tuesday’s Good Sport column: Life after 10

    Good Sport: By Dylan PurcellThere are no easy answers to what plagues the Lethbridge Hurricanes 10 games into the Western Hockey League season. At 1-8-0-1, the team put together a misfiring 6-1 effort against the Regina Pats Saturday night, just a day after Axel Blomqvist scored twice to... Read More »

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  • A Ram tough work ethic — LCI set to battle Cardston Friday night

     Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comIt’s not a fancy formula that has put the LCI Rams football team in the position they’re currently in.The Rams and Cardston Cougars square off for the right to hoist the Southern Alberta High School Football League T. Eaton Trophy for Division A Friday night at the University... Read More »

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  • Minor Midget Canes winless

    Lethbridge The Lethbridge midget Minor AAA Hurricanes are off to an 0-3-1 start to their Alberta Minor Midget Hockey League season. The Hurricanes were defeated 3-2 by the Rockyview Raiders Saturday and wrapped up the weekend Sunday at home with a 6-3 loss to the CBHA Blackhawks. In... Read More »

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  • Small business keeps economy humming

    Major corporations may be the big movers and shakers in the business world, but small business is the glue that holds the economy together. That’s why it makes sense to celebrate Small Business Week, taking place through Saturday. Vancouver Liberal MP Joyce Murray hit the nail on the head when she stated in the House ... Read More »

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  • Shining example of giving back

    To say Val Matteotti touched the lives of many in southern Alberta would be a huge understatement. The long-time resident, farmer, businessman and philanthropist died Friday at the age of 101, after a long life of helping those around him, and contributing to a wide range of charitable causes. Matteotti’s name is attached to some ... Read More »

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  • What’s the secret in Bolivia, Brazil?

    To nobody’s great surprise, Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has won a third five-year term by a landslide majority. It’s no surprise because Bolivia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has tripled since he took office in 2006. The number of people living in poverty has fallen by a quarter, even the poorest now have the right to ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Good isn’t good enough in tourism

    Lethbridge acknowledges that it under-performs in tourism. Take a moment and consider what a tourist may find to be good here. We have two good public 18-hole golf courses, and two distinctly different par-threes. A good museum. A good assortment of original cuisine, alongside sundry predictable-food franchises. We have good live horse racing, but it ... Read More »

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  • Right to die is individual issue

    Regarding this controversy about the right to die, I suggest that the people who are against this should not do it, but I was wondering why these persons feel that they have the right to tell the rest of the people what they can or cannot do. What other people do with their lives is ... Read More »

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  • Where will Prentice find the money?

    Alberta’s self-anointed superhero, Premier Jim Prentice, is bravely trying to fix all the wrongs and baggage that this tired old Conservative Party has carried since the Klein era. With all the big-money announcements and costly flood prevention renovations, etc., there is one thing missing in his notably loud pronouncements: the wherewithal. Where is he going ... Read More »

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