August 22nd, 2014

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Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comDespite rain and cool weather, thousands of Lethbridge and area residents gave a warm welcome to the 2019 Canada Winter Games selection committee on Thursday.Chants of “we want the games” were heard at the morning’s opening ceremonies at the Enmax Centre, at an afternoon

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  • Whoop-Up Drive, Blackfoot Road have new signal

    Lethbridge A new traffic signal has been installed at the intersection of Whoop-Up Drive and Blackfoot Road West and will be placed in flash mode today to alert motorists about the new traffic control. The full signal operation will be implemented on Monday. The City of Lethbridge... Read More »

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  • Applefest Saturday at Galt Gardens

    Melissa Villeneuve FOR THE HERALD Community members can enjoy food, fun and local entertainment at Applefest!2014 in Galt Gardens on Saturday. The second-annual event, presented by the Lethbridge Sustainable Living Association (LSLA), goes from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Early risers can fill their bellies with a $... Read More »

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  • Pair sentenced to time served for drug possession

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com To the casual observer a one-week jail sentence for possession of heroin might seem pretty lenient. In fact, that’s what Judge J. C Spence thought at first when he was asked Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court to sentence Charles Ray Howard on four... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • No shows

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridge herald.com The Lethbridge Hurricanes will head into their training camp without one, and possibly two, returnees. Defenceman Macoy Erkamps is at home in Delta, B.C. after requesting a trade, while forward Reid Duke was absent from the first day of registration and practice... Read More »

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  • The coach is the key

    In my experience, the most valuable individual of any sport organization is the coach. The coach is indispensible to the long-term success of any organization. Sure they come and go, but the key to having true program success, sustained over a period of more than a couple years,... Read More »

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  • LFC U16 girls battle to bronze

    Lethbridge The Lethbridge Football Club U16 girls team brought home a provincial bronze medal last weekend. The LFC squad headed north to Edmonton and didn’t come home empty-handed, defeating Juventus 1-0 to earn the bronze. Lethbridge started the weekend with a 4-2 win over the MW Selects as... Read More »

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  • Politicians on parade

    As expected, they were at the head of Tuesday’s parade. Political leaders – or potential leaders – from all levels of government were on hand as Lethbridge-area residents celebrated the start of Whoop-Up Days. In a way, our parade provides a yearly political snapshot. As elections come and go, those smiling faces are always changing. ... Read More »

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  • Work continues to help Fifth On Fifth

    It’s that time of year again when southern Albertans get dressed up in their best Western outfits and spend the week whooping it up! The forecast didn’t exactly co-operate this year, but I hope everyone has had an opportunity to take in some of the festivities. As always, I’m amazed by the number of people ... Read More »

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  • City thrives on volunteers

    From its earliest days, Lethbridge has been an industrial town. Coal miners and railway workers came here from many nations. And they brought their favourite sports and cultural pursuits with them. Stores, factories, farming and food processing operators followed as the city grew. So did Lethbridge’s recreational and cultural traditions. That legacy led eventually to ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Alternative for Harper is scary

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his government have been responsible for the health that Canada has as a nation. Harper is respected around the world and Canada has held number-one spot in leading the G7 out of the recession. Canada supports the only democratic nation in the Middle East: Israel. Instead of swallowing headlines, Harper ... Read More »

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  • Transparency act needed for charity and activist groups

    I have noted lately, with disappointment, letters to the editor bashing our governments without valid justification. That is if you dig deeper into the issues. Some are bashing our federal government for auditing so-called “charitable organizations” while others are bashing our provincial government for refusing to provide an audience for activist groups. Both, charitable organizations ... Read More »

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  • These are worrisome times we live in

    Are we getting ready for World War Three? We just commemorated the anniversary of the start of the First World War. I thought people would like to forget one of the greatest tragedies in world history, but we seem to be celebrating every movement of the war. The world thrives on war. The world finds ... Read More »

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