May 27th, 2016

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Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Several people are in police custody after a search warrant for drugs and “suspected firearms” was executed on the southside Thursday evening. Just after 4 p.m., Lethbridge Police began asking the public to stay away from the 900 block of 6 Street South, just off

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Local News

  • Rain an ‘absolute godsend’

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com After a short winter and an unusually warm spring, Alberta farmlands were looking dangerously dry. But this month’s rainfall has put a smile on producers’ faces right across the province. And with more precipitation on the way, Alberta Agriculture officials say field crops... Read More »

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  • Classroom with a view

    Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald -castle mountain tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com The University of Lethbridge has a classroom as big as the outdoors thanks to the expansion of their Westcastle Field Station. On Thursday, they celebrated the grand opening of site, which is situated in the unique geographical setting of Castle... Read More »

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  • PCs must learn to listen to Albertans

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Alberta’s long-powerful Progressive Conservatives made critical mistakes over their years. After losing touch with everyday Albertans, says interim leader Ric McIver, they deserved to be turfed out of office. Previous PC governments “made mistakes,” he allowed. They stopped listening to their constituents. But “they did... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • RMTC heads into third weekend

    Garry Allison Rocky Mountain Turf Club If the three-times lucky adage holds true, then the Rocky Mountain Turf Club should be your lucky charm this weekend. This is the third weekend of the RMTC’s Spring season, with nine races lined up for Saturday and Sunday for you to wager on... Read More »

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  • Kodiak volleyball coaches have local ties

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Anna Schwark and Greg Gibos are making their Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference head coaching debut on familiar terrain. The Lethbridge College Kodiaks announced Wednesday the hiring of Gibos and Schwark as the new head coaches of the Kodiaks men’s and women’s volleyball teams, respectively. For... Read More »

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  • High school rugby tier finals set

    Lethbridge Herald The Southern Alberta High School Rugby League tier finals are set for boys and girls for Monday. In boys and girls Tier II action Wednesday, the third-ranked teams defeated the second-ranked squads as the Fort Macleod F.P. Walshe Flyers Flyers downed the Chinook Coyotes 34-10 and the Flyers... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Taking steps to tackle climate issues

    Climate Leadership Plan will help ensure cleaner air for Albertans Tuesday was an important milestone for Alberta when we introduced the Climate Leadership Implementation Act to the Legislative Assembly. I wanted to share with you the speech I gave as I introduced Bill 20: Last fall, Premier Notley joined with Albertans from all walks of ... Read More »

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  • Access for all should be goal

    Some of Lethbridge’s political leaders are getting a taste this week of what it’s like to rely on a wheelchair to get around. As part of a Chair-Leaders 2016 awareness event organized by Spinal Cord Injury Alberta, Lethbridge MP Rachael Harder spent her day Wednesday experiencing some of the challenges faced every day by people ... Read More »

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  • Strengthening accountability

    Let’s hope reforms to Access to Information Act address flaws Access delayed is access denied. Consequently, the federal government deserves praise for eliminating costly fees to process access to information requests. But the devil is in the details and questions need answers before the rush to judgment is complete. Ottawa plans reforms to the Access ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Is STEP program really such a good deal?

    The Alberta Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP) is advertised by the Government of Alberta (GOA) to allow students to obtain work experience through subsidised wages to those student workers. $10 million is allocated to this program in 2016. I applied to hire two summer students through this program, and was turned down. The funds had ... Read More »

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  • Economic theory is no longer working

    Is there any better example of why our current theory of economics is no longer working than Fort McMurray today? Economic theory suggests that prices rise to meet demand. Demand continues to rise, but hundreds of thousands are out of work, and therefore cannot meet their needs. The theory refuses to include the costs of ... Read More »

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  • In praise of writer’s common sense

    To Kimberlee Vroom, whose letter “Don’t discount young people’s opinions on right-to-die” appeared in the Lethbridge Herald Sunday, May 22. You have shown more common sense on the euthanasia situation than most people twice your age. Well done, Kimberlee. Arlene Butler Lethbridge... Read More »

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