September 2nd, 2014

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Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comA 23-year-old Lethbridge man is recovering from a gunshot injury, while Lethbridge police are still investigating how an altercation between two groups of people in the parking lot of a westside strip mall led to a shooting early Sunday morning.At approximately 2:30 a.m.,

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Local News

  • Henderson pool completion pushed back to 2016

    Henderson Outdoor Pool will not be open completed in 2015 as originally planned. Completion of the pool renewal project will be delayed one year while city staff seek ways to reduce the project’s overall cost.After learning the sole bid for the pool’s construction was substantially higher than the approved budget for the project, city council ... Read More »

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  • City and AHS ratify contract for ambulance service

    A new multi-year contract between The City of Lethbridge and Alberta Health Services has been struck.The contract, which was ratified by city council today, provides a core service of four ground ambulances around the clock, ramping up to a total of eight ambulances each day during peak-demand hours between noon-7 p.m. Currently in Lethbridge, the ... Read More »

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  • Tour of Alberta here Wednesday

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com In the absence of Mont Ventoux in the Alps or the Col du Tourmalet in the Pyrenees, it’s a little surprising that the route for Stage 1 of the Tour of Alberta doesn’t include at least one of Lethbridge’s larger coulee hills like... Read More »

    13 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Bronze for LFC — league champs add provincial medal

    Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.comThe members of Lethbridge FC’s senior men’s team celebrated yet another piece of hardware on the weekend, beating Edmonton Scottish 2-1 on penalties in the bronze-medal game at the Alberta Soccer Association championship tournament in Edmonton Sunday.LFC needed all hands on deck to sweep away... Read More »

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  • League champion LFC opens provincials Saturday

    Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comLethbridge FC has had a target on their back the entire Alberta Major Soccer League season.As the LFC men’s squad heads into senior provincials in Edmonton this weekend as the number one seed that earns them a bye into the semifinal Saturday, there’s no... Read More »

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  • Woman face Callies today — Lethbridge FC team opens championship weekend tonight in Edmonton

    Dale WoodardLethbridge HeraldThe Lethbridge FC women’s team opens the Alberta Major Soccer League championship weekend tonight in Edmonton.LFC finished the AMSL season at 4-8-2 — in sixth place, a playoff spot the team hasn’t seen in years. Their provincial run starts tonight against the third-place Calgary Callies... Read More »

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  • Tim Hortons deal a reminder that business taxes matter

    Sean Speer and Charles Lamman THE FRASER INSTITUTE – VANCOUVER News that Burger King and Tim Horton’s are merging and that the new company will be headquartered in Canada has taken the business and political world by storm. U.S. politicians and left-of-centre groups denounced the transaction as “tax dodging” and warned of a public backlash ... Read More »

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  • Ukraine: A game of chicken

    It is quite possible for soldiers to cross a frontier “by accident on an unmarked section,” and that is how Moscow explains the capture of a group of Russian paratroopers on Ukrainian territory last weekend. Poor lambs, they just wandered across the border by mistake. When they get home, they’ll have to be sent on ... Read More »

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  • A really ‘cool’ fundraiser

    Ice bucket challenge has proven to be a hit with public and for the ALS Association Fundraising efforts have become ever more challenging for non-profit groups in recent years. With such a large number of charitable causes competing for the public’s donation dollars, the onus is on these organizations to come up with new ways ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Alberta a great place Ð for the politicians

    The interim premier of Alberta is “concerned” that the ex-deputy premier of Alberta wasted $20,250 on roaming charges on a personal trip. I am a senior on a fixed income (which goes down every year because it is not adjusted for inflation). My wife and I have paid taxes in this province since 1967 and ... Read More »

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  • Thoughts of continued Tory gov’t sparks apprehension

    Re: the Aug. 20 letter to the editor titled “Alternative to Harper scary.” I am apprehensive of a continued Conservative regime run by a mediocre politician. On the topic of the health of our nation, I take exception to our present government. We have a prime minister, an economist, who oversees a government that boasts ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Time to deal with most pressing issue

    In his recent flyer, our MP, Jim Hillyer, complains about no property rights in our Constitution. They are not in there for many good reasons. Prince Edward Island was concerned about Americans coming and buying up its ocean shoreline, there are concerns about protecting the environment, land claims issues and so on. These matters will ... Read More »

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