April 28th, 2015

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Melissa VilleneuveLethbridge Heraldmvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.comAfter 41 years, the City of Lethbridge Library Board decided it’s time to turn the page on the main branch’s old design.Representatives of the Lethbridge Public Library (LPL) shared its 2014 Report to the Community with council on Monday, and unveiled modernization plans for

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  • The art of engraving

    Have you looked closely at the images and decorative artwork on the money in your wallet, or the artwork on the postage stamp? The engravings used on bank notes and stamps are a beautiful form of art. In an effort to discourage counterfeiters, artists have developed very... Read More »

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  • Local efforts underway for quake victims

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Medical supplies from southern Alberta will soon be on their way to Nepal, where thousands were killed in a massive earthquake. Funds from Lethbridge have already been sent to a hospital that’s struggling to treat survivors. And a member of a local organization,... Read More »

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  • Blood Tribe plants seeds for the future

    Garrett Simmons lethbridge herald gsimmons@lethbridgeherald.com It was a landmark day on the Blood Tribe. Tractors and seeders filled the prairie landscape Monday at Blood Tribe Band Farms, as crews went to work and started seeding on 4,200 acres. It was the start of the farming phase for the... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Sports hall inducts Wells

    The Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame’s annual induction banquet features the induction of local sports fan, organizer, columnist, reporter, supporter and guru David Wells in the special award category.The banquet takes place on May 2 at the Canadian Western Bank Lounge at the Enmax Centre. Tickets are available at TicketCentre locations at the Yates Memorial ... Read More »

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  • LCI wrestlers lock up medals at ASAA provincial championships

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Don’t mess with Austin Logue or Millie Stafford. They are two members of the LCI wrestling team who returned home with hardware from the Alberta Schools Athletic Association provincial championships in High River last month. Logue, who is in Grade 10, won the... Read More »

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  • City will see big benfits from Skate Canada International

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com There will be an estimated economic impact of $5.5 million when between 15,000 and 20,000 spectators hit the city later this year to see 60 of the world’s top figure skaters. The 2015 Skate Canada International (SCI) won’t run until Oct. 30 to... Read More »

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  • Corporate boards need more women

    The federal government is trying to get more women into Canada’s corporate board rooms. Among the items in the Harper government’s new budget unveiled last week is a change to the Canada Business Corporations Act that would require all companies listed on Canadian stock exchanges to either put gender diversity policies in place or make ... Read More »

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  • ‘Decisive Storm’ blows over

    Once upon a time big military operations were given obscure names so the enemy wouldn’t guess what the plan was. The German plan for the invasion of France in 1940 was called “Fall Gelb” (Case Yellow); the American counter-attack in the Korean War that recovered Seoul was “Operation Chromite.” But then the PR guys got ... Read More »

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  • Measuring our happiness

    “Happiness is a warm puppy,” cartoonist Charles Schulz suggested many years ago. Perhaps happiness isn’t quite so easily defined, at least according to people who study and attempt to measure such things. The academics who crafted the latest World Happiness Report, which was released Thursday, opted instead to use factors such as income, healthy years ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Canadians left to fend for themselves

    I felt I had to write this letter with the election coming up and the fact that our economy is suffering. This Conservative government (federal and provincial) has destroyed our heritage by filling their own pockets for years. They have left everyone to look after themselves and God has to look after the rest. Provincial ... Read More »

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  • NDP gov’t would bring needed change in Alberta

    With just a week to go in the election campaign, I and thousands of rural area residents would hope that a new Rachel Notley government will endeavour to assess and restore the closed hospitals to accredited status and reopen them. That is in Fort Macleod, Coaldale, Milk River, Champion and the many other community hospitals ... Read More »

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  • Where’s the incentive?

    Forgive my confusion. The April 15 front-page Lethbridge Herald article titled “Alberta angry with PC party” quotes NDP leader Rachel Notley’s complaints of “no corporate tax increases,” but in the same breath calls for a commission formation to deliver incentives to have more oil refined in Alberta. May I remind you, Ms. Notley, such a ... Read More »

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