July 23rd, 2014

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Garrett Simmonslethbridge heraldgsimmons@lethbridgeherald.com“I travel around and eat.”That sounds like a dream job for anyone, and if you’re John Catucci, it’s his reality.The host of The Food Network show, You Gotta Eat Here!, makes his living visiting restaurants, chatting with the owners and interviewing customers. Monday

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  • Patient transfer mode introduced in 2013 working well, suggests AHS

    Lethbridge Herald Ground ambulance resources have been freed up with the introduction of non-ambulance transfer (NAT) vans in the South Zone of Alberta Health Services (AHS). The NAT vans – used to transfer medically-stable patients between health care facilities for specialist consults, diagnostics and procedures, went into operation... Read More »

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  • Martin will stand trial

    Lethbridge Herald The elderly patriarch of a family-owned funeral home has been ordered to stand trial on charges he sexually assaulted six boys several decades ago. Arthur Ernest Martin, better known as Dale Martin Sr., was committed to stand trial Tuesday following a preliminary hearing in Lethbridge provincial... Read More »

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  • George’s Ride

    Melissa Villeneuve FOR THE HERALD A cavalcade of motorcyclists will ride this weekend to raise funds for a cause that is close to their hearts. The third annual Alberta Cancer Foundation George’s Ride takes place Saturday, and cyclists will hit the pavement in support of the Jack... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Bulls hold on to first place

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDThe Lethbridge Bulls are sitting pretty in the Western Major Baseball League. With seven games remaining, they are in first place in the league, and are four games up on the Medicine Hat Mavericks in the West Division. Four of their remaining games are against the Mavs, but the... Read More »

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  • Tuesday’s Good Sport column: Back in action — Commonwealth Games another stop on road for Steacy

    Good Sport: By Dylan PurcellJim Steacy is back representing Canada on the international athletic stage, this time at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and he has his eyes on the prize.Steacy is hoping to stand on the podium when the hammer throw competition ends on July 29, wrapping... Read More »

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  • Giants remain unbeaten

    Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.comThe host Lethbridge Giants are 3-0 at the Junior Canadian Little League Championship, but it wasn’t easy Monday night at Spitz Stadium.The Giants beat Quebec’s NDG Lynx 3-2 thanks to a Zac Trempner hit in the bottom of the seventh inning. With Ty Penner already... Read More »

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  • ‘Cruel and unusual punishment’

    By Ryan Meili The Federal Court of Canada recently ruled that the Conservative government’s 2012 cuts to healthcare for refugees were unconstitutional, going against Section 12 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which forbids “cruel and unusual punishment.” The court ruling is a victory for refugees, for those who work with them, and more ... Read More »

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  • Paying too high a price for green lawns?

    Everyone loves a nice, green, lush lawn. There are some who go to great lengths to make this happen. Fertilizers, aeration and of course, liberal amounts of water are often just a few techniques those with a green thumb use to have the best-looking lawn in the neighbourhood. Make no mistake – taking pride in ... Read More »

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  • Been there, done that with AHS

    That we might return to having an Alberta Health Services (AHS) “superboard” has been a big surprise. That this is considered necessary because of the size of the provincial budget gobbled up through AHS, even more so. Every government ministry has a budget and there is a directorate made up of a deputy minister, an ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • On this, sir, we disagree

    The July 13th. Herald edition, carried a letter with a lot of rancor, from a regular Herald scribe, who has seriously insulted a very astute professor and an acknowledged leader in public policy and indepth economic and political awareness. I am certain of the line up of offended readers, in the ready, to refute your ... Read More »

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  • Guaranteed income idea has some merit

    Re: “$20,000 per person: Activists push for guaranteed minimum income for Canadians,” Benjamin Shingler, Canadian Press, June 30. (https://ca.news.yahoo.com/20-000-per-person-activists-push-guaranteed-minimum-173717556.html) A guaranteed income would give people funds for additional consumption without increasing the economy’s productive capacity which in the long run could be inflationary. It might also result in the divisive perception of two classes of ... Read More »

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  • Changing licence plates a big waste of money

    The utter stupidity of the government spending $15 million to change licence plates that do not need changing goes to prove that Alison lives on! Alberta Health Services is in absolute chaos. The government does not want to pay our nurses or teachers adequately. And yet they are happy to waste $15 million because they ... Read More »

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