April 27th, 2015

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Melissa VilleneuveLethbridge Heraldmvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.comFire crews were called to the northside Canadian Tire store on Sunday after a suspected electrical fire ignited inside the garbage compactor.Gerry Veres, acting platoon chief, said they received a call around 11 a.m. and three crews were dispatched. They initially thought it may

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  • Nobleford, Picture Butte students come up big

    SOUTHERN ALBERTA NEWSPAPERS – NOBLEFORD It was busy Friday morning at Noble Central School in Nobleford. Students worked to fill the cab of a Versatile DT500 tractor with non-perishable food items for the Picture Butte Food Bank, with help from students at neighbouring Picture Butte High School. Noble... Read More »

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  • Lethbridge students display their artwork

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com With more than 400 artists, it’s undoubtedly the year’s biggest exhibition. And with 38 years of creativity, it’s one of the Lethbridge region’s longest-running showcases. “Art’s Alive and Well in the Schools,” which opened Sunday at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, includes works... Read More »

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  • Martin takes writing plunge

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com She began writing at 14 as a way to escape the ups and downs of typical teenage life. Now, A. Grace Martin can celebrate publishing her very first novel. Martin self-published “Spirit Rider” in April 2014, and was excited to hold her first... 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 boxers strike gold at provincials

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Results aren’t everything. But being rewarded for their hard work sure felt good for several members of the Lethbridge Boxing Club. The club recently sent seven competitors to the 2015 provincial championships in Stony Plain, with three of them claiming top spots... 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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  • Time for Alberta electoral reform?

    Changing system might be good for democracy in the province Electoral reform. It’s a topic that hasn’t reared its head during this election period, despite the unrest and dissatisfaction among Alberta voters. But if Albertans want lasting change, then adjusting and even scrapping the current first-past-the-post system should be an issue on the radar. Despite ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Cutthroat logging hits the Prentice campaign trail

    Threatened native trout and controversial logging have entered the provincial election. The day before Jim Prentice’s campaign tour stopped on the forested flanks of the Livingstone Range to hear pleas for formal protection of its world-class beauty and value as a critical wildlife corridor, the Gov. of Alberta deployed a detachment of clear-cut crusaders to ... Read More »

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  • How many times can someone be ‘reborn’?

    In the piece “New beginnings in the Bible” of Saturday, April 18 (Faith page), I find a few serious inaccuracies, and confusing terminology. Mr. Van Zyl uses the term “reborn” several times, but how many times can you be “reborn”? To be “reborn” ( born again) means to be born of God, as Christ taught ... Read More »

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  • Group working to save city’s Chinatown

    The Save Chinatown Project is at it again. In addition to a crowd-sourcing campaign on Indiegogo.com that seeks to raise $10,000 toward the restoration of the Bow on Tong and Kwong on Lung in Lethbridge’s small Chinatown, they have paired with the Lethbridge Historical Society to present “Alone in Chinatown,” a film about the building’s ... Read More »

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