October 24th, 2014

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Melissa VilleneuveLethbridge Heraldmvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.comLocal Rotary Club members, officials and the public marched on World Polio Day Friday, in celebration of Rotary International’s efforts to eradicate the disease. The group headed from Casa to city hall, where they heard words of encouragement from those living with polio, Mayor

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  • Rotarians have polio on the ropes

    Melissa VilleneuveLethbridge Heraldmvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.comLocal Rotary Club members, officials and the public marched on World Polio Day Friday, in celebration of Rotary International’s efforts to eradicate the disease. The group headed from Casa to city hall, where they heard words of encouragement from those living with polio, Mayor... Read More »

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  • Pianist to participate in prestigious Honens competition

     -Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comA local pianist has been invited to participate in a prestigious event in Calgary next month.Lethbridge’s Lottie Austin will be one of five performers at the Honens ProAm Piano Competition, on Nov. 15, which features amateur piano players who make their living in something other than music, but... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Children are never too young to have their eyes examined

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Vision problems can affect a child’s performance in school and lead to complications later in life. October is Children’s Vision Month, and the Canadian Association of Optometrists is reminding parents of the importance of regular eye examinations. Less than 22 per cent of... Read More »

    18 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Peewee Hurricanes go 2-0

    LethbridgeThe Lethbridge Scotiabank peewee AA Hurricanes Red went 2-0 in South Central Alberta Hockey League action last weekend.The Hurricanes beat the Cranbrook Eagles on Friday and wrapped up the weekend with a 10-7 win over the Okotoks Oilers Black team Saturday.In the 3-0 win, Luke Preddy, Conner Furukawa and Tristan Kimmen scored for the Hurricanes. ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Tuesday’s Good Sport column: Life after 10

    Good Sport: By Dylan PurcellThere are no easy answers to what plagues the Lethbridge Hurricanes 10 games into the Western Hockey League season. At 1-8-0-1, the team put together a misfiring 6-1 effort against the Regina Pats Saturday night, just a day after Axel Blomqvist scored twice to... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Minor Midget Canes winless

    Lethbridge The Lethbridge midget Minor AAA Hurricanes are off to an 0-3-1 start to their Alberta Minor Midget Hockey League season. The Hurricanes were defeated 3-2 by the Rockyview Raiders Saturday and wrapped up the weekend Sunday at home with a 6-3 loss to the CBHA Blackhawks. In... Read More »

    1 week ago

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  • A day that shook our comfort level

    The situation which unfolded Wednesday morning in our nation’s capital was unlike anything generations of Canadians had ever witnessed. As video of the shootout ran on a near-constant loop on television stations, one thought had to cross the mind of many – “How can this be happening here in Canada?” The attacks, which left Canadian ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • From the Legislature: By Greg Weadick: Efforts made to create more care space

     Province planning a review of home care capacityOne of the greatest challenges facing any health-care system is a lack of hospital spaces available on a regular basis. Simply put, depending on the demand at any given time, there may be more people who need hospital beds than there are beds.The Alberta government is moving to ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • COOL puts Canada at trade disadvantage

    U.S. could choose to ignore WTO ruling Canadians and Americans play nice most of the time. We share a wide variety of cultural and geographical similarities, and in general, enjoy a very cordial relationship. But every so often, something gets in the way. For those of us living north of the border, country-of-origin labelling (COOL) ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Wind energy leaves carbon footprint, too

    The design and construction of windmills has a sizable carbon and financial footprint, often ignored by promoters. When windmills are first researched and designed, usually outside Canada, until they are installed in southern Alberta there are many CO2 producing steps. Research and development facilities produce CO2. Windmill blades often utilize carbon fibres which are energy ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Fight to preserve city grasslands

    I celebrate and stand with those citizens of Tudor Estates and surrounding communities in the fight against the newest proposed erosion of Lethbridge’s public grasslands – a common-use area we hope is guaranteed for current and future generations. All of us have sat quiet watching far too much intrusion into the river valley and the ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • City’s money grab must end

    The last round of seven years of tax increases has ended so let’s start a new round of only four years. Wow, they must think we are daft! Eleven years in a row of increases . . . when will it end? For someone like Mr. Sherwin making $25,000 a month, a $500 increase over ... Read More »

    2 days ago