August 1st, 2014

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Melissa VilleneuveFOR THE HERALDThe dream of a fresh start in Canada has turned into a nightmare for Paul Smith, a temporary foreign worker from Scotland, who is being forced to fly home. Smith, a trained and licensed truck driver, arrived in March to work with a local

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Local News

  • Flood cleanup continues on Blood Reserve

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Cleanup from June’s flooding on the Blood Reserve is still ongoing, and may be for some time, as officials are still waiting for confirmation on what type of further government assistance will be provided. Although no Blood Tribe members are using the adminstration’s... Read More »

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  • Woman sentenced for defrauding government

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Trying to pass herself off as her sister to get money from the government has earned a Lethbridge woman a jail sentence. Colleen Butler was sentenced to nearly a year in jail for impersonating her sister, Cassandra, who lives in the United States, and receiving nearly... Read More »

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  • Race starter sought for Tour of Alberta

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Calling all those who want to be part of Lethbridge history. The Lethbridge stage of the Tour of Alberta needs a race starter. On Sept. 3, you could be the lucky one to kick off this professional cycling event featuring 120 athletes from around the... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • MacDonald gets WMBL coaching award

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDThe Lethbridge Bulls open the Western Major Baseball League playoffs tonight at 7 p.m. at Spitz Stadium against the Okotoks Dawgs, with coach-of-the-year Ryan MacDonald in the dugout and three first-team league all-stars hitting the field.The league announced its award winners on Thursday, with MacDonald getting the nod... Read More »

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  • Giants even record a 1-1 at nationals

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDThe Lethbridge Senior Little League Giants baseball team is 1-1 heading into a day off at the Senior Little League Canadian Championship tournament in Victoriaville, Que. The Giants beat the Prairie team from Saskatchewan 7-2 on Thursday to even the team’s record after a 4-2 loss to the... Read More »

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  • Elks face elimination

    Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherladcomThe matchups for today’s games at the Montana Alberta American Legion State AA Championship are set, and the Lethbridge KB Heating Elks are facing elimination at 10:30 a.m. at Spitz Stadium. The Elks lost 3-1 to the conference’s top team, the Billings Royals late Thursday... Read More »

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  • Adding property rights to charter

    The Charter of Rights and Freedoms (which is part of our 1982 Constitution Act) protects many of our fundamental rights such as freedom of speech, religion, equality and mobility, but unfortunately property rights were deliberately excluded from the charter. They were included in early drafts of the document, but some provinces (sadly, Alberta led the ... Read More »

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  • Time to change ‘blaming victim’ attitude

    The suspension this week of a U.S. television sportscaster for comments about domestic abuse was a reminder that there remains some work to be done to change attitudes that amount to blaming victims of violence. ESPN gave outspoken sports commentator Stephen A. Smith a week’s suspension in the wake of comments Smith made during a ... Read More »

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  • Leading by the proper example?

    “Our government is leading by example.” That was just one of the quotes delivered by Finance Minster Doug Horner when the Alberta government decided in February 2013 to freeze the salaries of all its top managers. As the government was engaged with the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees in a heated battle over contract negotiations, ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Why not invest money so everyone can have job?

    Re: “Create jobs by running deficits, Ottawa urged,” Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press, July 23 (http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2014/07/23/create-jobs-by-running-deficits-ottawa-urged/#.U9AZlLGObVF) The C.D. Howe Institute has urged the Canadian government to create 75,000 jobs by running a small deficit. But since we have over 1.3 million unemployed, why not create a substantial deficit and put everyone to work, just the ... Read More »

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  • Indian mascots obscure the real human beings

    A white man and an elderly native man became pretty good friends, so the white guy decided to ask him, “What do you think about Indian mascots?” The native man responded, “Here’s what you’ve got to understand. When you see black people, you see ghosts of all the slavery and the rapes and the hangings ... Read More »

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  • Removing the rose would remove a sign of respect for our vets

    If the licence plates are changed, what about the rose to honour our vets? It is very nice to see them when they go by. It shows us someone who has served our country and is very little to show our respect for them. Our vets need all the respect we can show. Bruce Martin ... Read More »

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