March 3rd, 2015

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Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge Family Services (LFS) launched their second annual ‘March 2 a Different Beat’ fundraising campaign on Monday at Ensuite by Emco Showroom. The fundraising event challenges businesses and organizations to hire LFS staff and volunteers for an hour of work in exchange for a minimum

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Local News

  • Spring for Life returns

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD This month, the Lethbridge HIV Connection Society will welcome spring by hosting its annual Gerbera Daisy “Spring for Life” fundraising campaign, and the public’s support is the key to the campaign’s success. Spring for Life is the society’s major fundraiser for the year, and all proceeds... Read More »

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  • Kiwanis Festival has long history

    Signs of spring include flowers blooming, trees budding, and robins returning. It also signals the time for the sound of music filling the air: this year, the 85th Lethbridge and District Kiwanis Music & Speech Arts Festival takes place March 16-28. The first music festival in the province... Read More »

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  • Woman charged with animal cruelty subjected to threats, she says

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Little progress has been made so far in the case against a southern Alberta woman accused of animal cruelty. April Dawn Irving, with her head and face once again hidden by a scarf, made her second appearance Monday in Lethbridge provincial court, but... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Steel looking for new members

    LETHBRIDGE Attention potential new members of the Lethbridge Steel, the women’s football club is ready to teach you a little bit of everything about the game on the gridiron. As the Steel gear up for the Western Women’s Canadian Football League season with some indoor practices, they do so tackling every facet of the game. ... Read More »

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  • Horns off to another Hall

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The coaches and players of the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s rugby team from 2007-2009 will no doubt look back fondly on their three consecutive CIS Championship titles in that span. But then-Pronghorns coach Neil Langevin said the hard work the team put... Read More »

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  • Golden Hawks season ends

    Lethbridge The Lethbridge Val Matteotti Bantam AAA Golden Hawks Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League season came to an end last week. The Golden Hawks were swept 2-0 in the second round of league playoffs by the Rocky Mountain Raiders Raiders, losing 4-1 Thursday in Okotoks and 4-1 Friday... Read More »

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  • Wise advice: Don’t be a hero

    Police suggestion to comply with robber’s demands is best way to handle situation A string of four armed robberies in a week’s time is highly unusual in Lethbridge, and that’s good news. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the incidents, and that’s good news, too. In two of the instances, the clerks refused to provide ... Read More »

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  • A win for EU, a loss for Greece

    The first round of the battle for the euro is over, and Germany has won. The whole European Union won, really, but the Germans set the strategy. Technically, everybody just kicked the can down the road four months by extending the existing bail-out arrangements for Greece, but what was really revealed in the past week ... Read More »

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  • Reaching out is the best defence

    It was undoubtedly unsettling for Albertans to hear that a landmark like the West Edmonton Mall was listed as a target by the militant Muslim Somali group al-Shabaab. We’re more likely to set foot there than the hallowed democratic grounds of parliament that was attacked this Fall. While unsettling, the threat should be taken with ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • No benefits yet from spending on renewable energy

    Re: “Southern Alberta can be renewable energy mecca,” Feb. 18. The headline on Byrne’s letter is timely and ironic. Rajendra Pachauri, once head of the IPCC, resigned on Feb. 24 and said that climate change “É is my religion.” Many others share Pachauri’s feelings about climate as they see unreliable renewables as mystical worship idols. ... Read More »

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  • Recycling survey didn’t have correct cost figures

    There was a lot of media coverage over the survey done by Citizens Research Lab at Lethbridge College recently. The survey was seriously flawed. Lethbridge residents are very sensitive to cost increases on their utility bills and city council is working hard to reduce the costs of any new recycling programs. In the telephone survey ... Read More »

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  • Big difference between temperatures, telephone numbers

    I was amused by the letter from Tom Harris, “No easy way to calculate average temperature” (Feb. 19). According to Mr. Harris, “It is no more meaningful to calculate an average temperature for a whole planet than it is to calculate the average telephone numbers in a phone book. Temperature, like viscosity and density, and ... Read More »

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