June 25th, 2016

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J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com David Stephan is going to jail and his wife Collet Stephan will face house arrest for failing to provide the necessaries of life in the 2012 death of their son, 18-month-old Ezekiel. On Friday, sentencing wrapped up with Justice Rodney Jerke handing down a four-month

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Local News

  • Southern Alberta Amateur Radio Club hosting field day

    In today’s high-tech world, it’s a communications tool in danger of being forgotten. Say “ham radio” and some folks might think of farm broadcasts. But diehard “amateur radio” fans expect the art and science of grassroots broadcasting may outlive the popularity of “flip phones,” walkie-talkies and maybe even... Read More »

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  • Several break-ins reported in Fort Macleod area

    Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald -FORT MACLEOD tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com Fort Macleod RCMP are urging rural residents around the municipal district of Willow Creek to keep their homes are vehicles locked. Between June 15 and June 26, the RCMP received seven break-and-enter complaints from that area. The unknown suspect(s) have taken... Read More »

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  • New West to fire up the ‘Jukebox’

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com You can still find them in some bowling alleys, pubs or night clubs … musical remnants of a time when you had to plug some change into the slot to select a favourite tune. New West Theatre hopes to bring audiences back to... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • WWCFL title game today at U of L Stadium

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com A football player coming to Lethbridge and hoping for the southern Alberta wind? It doesn’t happen too often. As the Saskatoon Valkyries get set to take on the Edmonton Storm for the Western Women’s Canadian Football League Championship game today at ... Read More »

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  • Horns upset PEBL

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD sports@lethbridgeherald.com When the Prairie Elite Basketball League was formed, the hope for university women’s basketball teams was to help high school players transition into the post-secondary level of play. They also wanted to win. The Jr. Horns earned their first championship in the... Read More »

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  • LFC women face Callies at 2 p.m.

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD sports@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge FC is 1-4-1 in the women’s Alberta Major Soccer League this season and head coach Bruce Primeau saw enough good in that stretch to believe his team will be fine heading into today’s 2 p.m. start against the Calgary Callies. A shorthanded... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Growth is impressive

    New home starts are up, new stores are open at The Crossings, and there is ice at the new westside leisure centre – the first part of an eventual full build-out $150-million project. There was a sod turning Thursday at the University of Lethbridge for the nearly $250-million Destination Project, and there was also a ... Read More »

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  • Spring session very productive

    The spring session of the Alberta Legislature ended earlier this month so I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight some of the measures our government is undertaking for the province, for Lethbridge and southern Alberta. One of the most important events of the spring session was the passing of our budget – The Alberta ... Read More »

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  • Health-care spending unsustainable

    Bacchus Barua and Ben Eisen The Fraser Institute – VANCOUVER It’s no secret Alberta’s provincial government is in a fiscal hole. Alberta is expected to run a big budget deficit this year and rack up tens of billions of dollars in debt over the next few years. If the provincial government wants to get Alberta’s ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Great value in private schools, home schooling

    Barbara Silva is shortsighted to overlook the value of private schools and home schooling. Certainly, we need to ensure students educated in this way meet academic standards in math, language skills and basic social studies knowledge, but the fact is that private schools complete, in an average of 11 years and at a higher standard, ... Read More »

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  • Emotion played role in decision to leave

    The leave vote was delivered from the heart. The British voters who opted to leave the E.U. seem to have voted with their hearts and the ones who wished to remain with the E.U. have employed pragmatism to make their decision. The trouble is that the decision to leave was more of an emotion to ... Read More »

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  • Private schools actually save money

    Re “Private schools a drain on education funding, SACPA told,” in the June 17 Lethbridge Herald. According to Barbara Silva and Lisa Turner, charter schools are simply draining resources from the public system. I say they use very strange math. The fact is that the alternate system builds and finances their own schools. My math ... Read More »

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