April 20th, 2014

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Caroline Zentnerlethbridge heraldczentner@lethbridgeherald.comIn honour of Earth Day, the Lethbridge Community Network has organized an Electronics Recycle Drive.Anyone with old electronic equipment like computers, keyboards, mice, monitors, cables, televisions and cellphones is invited to drop them off in a bin from Sunday to next Saturday.“We’ll take

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  • 20th Independent Field Battery receives Indirect Fire Trainer

    Capt. Scott Dawson COMMANDING OFFICER/COMMANDANT, 20TH INDEPENDENT FIELD BATTERY The Indirect Fire Trainer (IFT) is used to train students in Forward Observer (FO), Forward Air Control (FAC), Fire Direction Center (FDC) and mortar crew skills proficiency. It allows for skills maintenance throughout the training year. The artillery officer... Read More »

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  • Ammolite design a real winner

    Garrett Simmons LETHBRIDGE HERALD GSIMMONS@LETHBRIDGEHERALD.COM DORRIT ZAROBA ISN’T A PROFESSIONAL JEWELRY DESIGNER. BUT LAST YEAR, WHEN THE ARTS COUNCIL, TOMPKINS JEWELLERS AND KORITE MINES HAD A CONTEST TO DESIGN A PIECE OF AMMOLITEJEWELRY, SHE DECIDED TO THROW HER HAT IN THE RING. “I SUBMITTED MY DESIGN AND ... Read More »

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  • A matter of wording

    Caroline Zentner lethbridge herald czentner@lethbridgeherald.com Palliser Regional Schools trustees are tackling the issue of language in their agreements with seven societies at faith-based schools in their jurisdiction. While the language in Palliser’s agreement with Heritage Christian Academy in Calgary was first mentioned by Kent Hehr, the Liberal education... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Magrath no-hits Cardston

     LETHBRIDGE HERALDDerek Strate, who has committed to play college ball at Southern Virginia, threw a no-hitter in their six-inning 10-2 Southern Alberta High School Baseball League victory over the Cardston Cougars, Tuesday.Strate struck out seven batters. The two runs came off walks and errors. Dylan Strang took the loss on... Read More »

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  • Bosch makes it official

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com It was the pen to the paper that will officially send Kacie Bosch south of the border after a stellar athletic career with the Chinook High School Coyotes. Having been on the Gonzaga University women’s basketball team’s radar for some time, the Grade... Read More »

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  • Switch to badminton singles a smashing success

     Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comLindsday Amatto has gone solo.And for the Grade 11 badminton player from Catholic Central, her decision to cross over the singles last year has been a smashing success.Riding the momentum of a solid season, Amatto had a berth at provincials on her mind as the South Zone High... Read More »

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  • We need a uniquely Canadian network

    The last decade has been a rough one for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), and the tough times are continuing. Last week, during a town hall meeting, CBC president Hubert Lacroix announced, due to a shortfall in revenue and government funding, the CBC will be cutting $130 million from its budget, eliminating 657 jobs over ... Read More »

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  • ocal issues taken to Alberta gov’t

    April has been another busy month. On April 2, we had meetings in Edmonton with Energy Minister Diana McQueen as well as Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Minister Robin Campbell to discuss the urban drilling issue, the provincial government’s proposed urban drilling policy, and the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan’s direction for land and water use. ... Read More »

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  • What about the business of governing?

    The Alberta Progressive Conservative party has a target on its back. That comes as no surprise to anyone who has followed provincial politics. Wildrose party members have been hammering away at the governing party for years but recently, the intensity has picked up. Wildrose critics have held the PCs to the fire over everything from ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • ‘Wind’ wants higher prices

    In April, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) sponsored a “Western Forum” in Calgary. Non-members could attend the two-day event for a registration fee of $1,499 excluding taxes. CanWEA is the organization that wants a “Clean Electricity Standard”; to set provincial regulations at a level which will give wind a market advantage. They also want ... Read More »

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  • A radical idea to lower cell/net prices in Canada

    In response to the excellent article by Caroline Zentner about “Canada’s cellphone users victims of oligopoly,” I want to propose a radical solution to the outrageous bills Canadians are paying for cell and Internet services. The hope that more competitors will lower rates has been shown to be fleeting indeed – the big incumbents lower ... Read More »

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  • LSCO membership important for Bhutanese seniors

    I am writing to add clarity and context to comments made by Frank Toth in his April 9 Letter to the Editor. Mr Toth’s correspondence made reference to very generous provisions made for a reportedly large group of immigrant Lethbridge seniors wishing to belong to the LSCO. Mr. Toth mentions that a “fractious report on ... Read More »

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