September 30th, 2014

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Tijana MartinLethbridge Heraldtmartin@lethbridgeherald.comA water main break flooded the parking garage and resulted in 135 Grandview Village residents being evacuated from their homes Sunday morning, according to Peter Kidd, acting Platoon Chief  with Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services.Some residents went with family and friends, while others were

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  • Nature Conservancy thrilled with addition of Waldron Ranch

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in Alberta has announced the completion of the second-largest conservation easement in Canadian history. The iconic Waldron Ranch project is 30,535 acres of privately-owned property located along the Cowboy Trail (Highway 22), south of Longview and northwest of Lethbridge. It... Read More »

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  • City council behind Metis Trail project

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com By 2016, Metis Trail could be taking shape as the westside’s second north-south artery. That’s the target for city officials, following Monday’s city council decision to fast-track planning for the long-awaited roadway. “That’s our goal now,” city manager Garth Sherwin said, after council... Read More »

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  • Students get chance to study future

    Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com Over 45 representatives from post-secondary institutions and community agencies attended the Post-Secondary Fair at Chinook High School Monday evening, leaving students with plenty to think about. The event, hosted by Career Transitions, allowed various representatives the chance to provide students with information on... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Games kick off campaign — 55-Plus Games starts its push for volunteers and athletes

    Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.comDean Gallimore said what many people were thinking, and it got a big rise out of the crowd. Gallimore is the finance director for the 2015 Alberta 55 Plus Winter Games, which will be in Lethbridge from Feb. 19-22. The organizers are looking for ... Read More »

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  • Stewart won’t be charged in driver’s death

    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS – CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will not be charged with the death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York, prosecutors said Wednesday in disclosing for the first time that the victim had enough marijuana in his... Read More »

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  • All Horns on deck

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men’s hockey team has gotten healthy, and just in time. After a CIS preseason that left the roster a tad depleted at times, the Pronghorns are back to all hands on deck and ready to start playing for... Read More »

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  • TFW issue falls into Prentice’s lap

    New premier plans to talk to PM about labour issue impacting many Alberta businesses Alberta’s new premier is looking to attack the issue of temporary foreign workers. Jim Prentice has indicated that part of his labour policy will be top of mind when he has an opportunity to meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. One ... Read More »

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  • Carving up imperfect Afghanistan

    “We have to recognize that Afghanistan will not be a perfect place, and it’s not America’s responsibility to make it one,” said President Barack Obama last May. No, it isn’t, and Afghanistan is a strikingly imperfect society in almost every respect: politics, economy, security and human rights. But it isn’t entirely a lost cause, either. ... Read More »

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  • Neighbourhood exclusivity desirable?

    There is certainly a segment of the population who would love to live in an “exclusive” neighbourhood. An area free of medium-density areas and high-density developments, with only large, and very expensive, single-family homes would certainly create the type of atmosphere some would prefer. Monday, city councillors debated a proposal which would see RiverStone’s next ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Key option missing from end-of-life care

    Members of Dying With Dignity (DWD) Lethbridge, including myself, recently had opportunity to engage in conversations about end-of-life choice with visitors to the Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization’s 55-Plus Live Well Showcase. Death and dying is a difficult subject in most social situations, but not with that crowd. Many visitors were willing to express frankly their ... Read More »

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  • Sensitivity training needed?

    As someone whose family recently moved to the beautiful city of Lethbridge, and who has had very positive experiences in the town so far, I have been disappointed by the apparent discrimination my wife has experienced in the city’s transit system. My wife, who wears the traditional Muslim headscarf, has on more than one occasion ... Read More »

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  • How about a new revenue stream for local arts groups?

    Re: Arts funding, Lethbridge Herald, Sept. 23. Reading this article brings forth an air of wonderment. The following website features an article on fracking activities in Denton, Texas: http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.ca/2014/08/wsj-op-ed-ban-on-fracking-is-not.html. As you can see from the article, they reached a compromise whereby drilling and fracking were required to have a setback from any residential property and ... Read More »

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