January 30th, 2015



Local News

  • Grassroots solutions needed for homelessness

    Garrett Simmons lethbridge herald gsimmons@lethbridgeherald.com Government intervention alone can’t end homelessness but together, communities can. That was the message delivered Thursday by Audrey Skoog at the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs. Skoog, manager of the emergency shelter in Medicine Hat and a member of that city’s... Read More »

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  • Want to play human foosball but no team? No problem!

    Alzheimer Society fundraiser sets up team for players without teams LETHBRIDGE HERALD Think playing “human foosball” might be your idea of fun but can’t find a team? The Alzheimer Society has set up a team of singles – meaning if you want to play but need some... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Blood Tribe Police charge Hobbema man with firearms offences

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD An anonymous tip has resulted in charges being laid against a Hobbema man. On Sunday, the Blood Tribe Police Service Crime Reduction Unit, received a tip from the community, and based on the information provided, a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant was executed on... Read More »

    16 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Judoka tops in Saskatchewan

    Lethbridge HERALD The Lethbridge Kyodokan Judo Club won 28 medals at the Judo Saskatchewan Open Tournament last weekend in Regina. The club sent 21 members to the tournament and took home 16 gold, eight silver and four bronze. Keira Trotter, Tanner Sudo, Hana Varsanyi and Taeya Koliaska each won two gold medals, while Brette Poliakiwski, ... Read More »

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  • High School Notebook: Net worth in various endeavours the bottom line

    By Dave Wells Despite our recent remarkable meteorological conditions there’s still no beach volleyball to tie to the local high school scene this week. However, a number of other sports where nets are a prime ingredient are in the forecast. • • • Taber W.R. Myers is the proud host of the... Read More »

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  • Steel hosting information sessions

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Steel women’s football team are getting ready for another season on the gridiron in the Western Women’s Canadian Football League. With indoor training sessions next month, the Steel will be holding new player information meetings Saturday from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at... Read More »

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  • Prepare for self-driving autos

    News reports tell us automated vehicles are coming, and they could be just a few years away. While the idea of self-driving automobiles sounds like the stuff of science fiction, a new report from the Conference Board of Canada says they could be on our roads by 2020-25, and will bring with them both economic ... Read More »

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  • Obama misled on ‘warmest year’

    NOAA, NASA announcements of temperature records aren’t supported by statistics Tom Harris INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE SCIENCE COALITION If a public opinion poll showed that the difference between the support for political candidates was less than the survey’s margin of error, most people would understand that the candidates were effectively tied. But when it comes to climate ... Read More »

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  • Hockey should be a positive experience

    There are few things more Canadian than the good ol’ hockey game. But what most fail to realize is it takes a small army of volunteers to make things run smoothly every year, in order for kids to have a positive experience on the ice. Minor hockey organizations in Lethbridge and surrounding areas strive to ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Many reasons to quit fossil fuel use

    Cosmos Voutsinos asks many questions about climate change (Lethbridge Herald, Jan. 20) and states one engineer has redefined climate science in 5,000 hours of “research” over 18 months (64 hours a week – check your math). Thousands of highly specialized climate scientists have explored and defined climate change science over many decades and Cosmos says ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • City can’t afford curbside recycling

    On reviewing the proposed new city curbside recycling project, there are many serious problems that residential homeowners should be very concerned about. The question is, at this time, do the citizens require a curbside recycling program? The ethical guidelines of this city council mandate the operation of a democratic local government, to be duly responsible ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Climate letter filled with misinformation

    Clive Schaupmeyer’s letter (“Who says a warmer earth is a bad thing?”, Jan. 18) is full of misinformation. To begin, the two scientists, Kevin Trenberth and Yu Kosaka, are quoted out of context. Trenberth begins with, “Although the 2000s are by far the warmest decade on record . . .” And Kosaka concludes with, “the ... Read More »

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