February 14th, 2016

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Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Northern communities need stronger social support systems. Without them, says a Lethbridge-trained educator, tragedies like the shootings in La Loche could happen time and again. “There certainly are challenges there,” says Trent Terakita, who taught in two northern Saskatchewan schools, including La Loche, until 2010. “But

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  • Housing starts a bright spot

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Is it the city’s stable economy? Or our spring-like weather this early in the year? Whatever the explanation, the home construction industry in Lethbridge and area has reported a still-faster start to the year than in 2015 – itself, a near-record year. Forty-one... Read More »

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  • Power outages planned for south side

    LETHBRIDGE Planned power outages are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday for upgrades to power lines in two south Lethbridge neighbourhoods. On Wednesday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., an outage will affect approximately 60 homes along 21 Avenue and 22 Avenue South, between 24 Street South and Mayor... Read More »

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  • City offers support to LFS in building upgrade bid

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge Family Services (LFS) will receive a letter of support from city council to apply for a provincial grant to help with capital upgrades to its northside building. Since 1910, LFS has provided support to vulnerable individuals and families in southern Alberta,... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Hurricanes edged in OT

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com A late push earned the Lethbridge Hurricanes one point, but not the second one. The Hurricanes were defeated 4-3 in overtime by the Edmonton Oil Kings during Western Hockey League action Saturday night in Edmonton. Playing in their second game in less than... Read More »

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  • Pronghorns men’s team topped by the Wesmen

    Lethbridge Herald The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men’s basketball team’s battle for a playoff spot will come right down to the final weekend. The Pronghorns were handed a 79-70 defeat at the hands of the Winnipeg Wesmen during Canada West action Saturday night in Winnipeg. The loss puts... Read More »

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  • Kodiaks sink Clippers

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge College Kodiaks beat the Briercrest Clippers 98-89 during Alberta Colleges Atheltic Conference men’s basketball action Friday night in Caronport, Sask. A bit of defensive tightening up was in order in the second half for the 10-6 Kodiaks. “We gave up 51 points in the first half and then 38 ... Read More »

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  • Egypt: triumph and tragedy

    Exactly five years after Egypt’s democratic revolution triumphed, the country is once more ruled by a military office. General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi seized power in July 2013, and he is even nastier than his predecessors. More than 600 Egyptians were sentenced to death last year, mostly in mass trials, and three-quarters of the cases involved ... Read More »

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  • Shift from oil will take decades

    Two things can be said about the University of Waterloo professors and students clamouring for their school to sell off its investments in fossil fuels. First, the campaign reminds us of the need to fight climate change, which threatens this planet, and to do so by finding alternatives to oil and natural gas. That’s a ... Read More »

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  • MLA’s schedule is a full one

    As always, life as an MLA is busy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Over the past month I’ve attended many events and addressed many issues locally and at caucus and committee meetings in Edmonton. I also took a few days off to refresh and make sure I am full of vim and ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Which alternate energy sources make most sense?

    I thank Mr. Schaupmeyer for his cost assessment of the application of wind turbines to our future energy needs, with back-up energy facilities and without coal-sourced electricity (Jan. 28). >I also thank >Mr. Voutsinos for his >considerations when gas turbines are the main back-up to wind turbines (Feb. 6). >The contributions relate to the following ... Read More »

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  • Wind industry should be accountable for wildlife deaths

    Congratulations to Herald reporter J.W. Schnaar for his interview with Robert Hornung, president of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (The Herald, Feb. 8). Mr. Schnaar obviously sought answers to the many negative issues raised about the wind industry within the Opinion pages of the Lethbridge Herald. The word limit on letters to the editor limits ... Read More »

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  • Numbers show city needs curbside recycling

    I was very pleased with the letter written by Cheryl Bradley (Feb. 2 Herald) regarding the decision by city council to not begin curbside recycling. The letter from Martin Vogt in the Feb. 10 Herald has prompted me to write. I have been appalled by the often vitriolic letters and roasts coming from the opponents ... Read More »

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