February 12th, 2016

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Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com At least briefly, there’s good news and better news in a province so heavily dependent on oil. The wholesale price for oil jumped $3.23 per barrel in week’s-end trading, while the Canadian dollar rose as well. But at the gas pumps, the posted price for

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  • Oil drop eases gas pains

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com At least briefly, there’s good news and better news in a province so heavily dependent on oil. The wholesale price for oil jumped $3.23 per barrel in week’s-end trading, while the Canadian dollar rose as well. But at the gas pumps, the posted price for... Read More »

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  • Regulations important for physician-assisted death

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com By summer, Canadians will have a legal right to physician-assisted death. The Supreme Court of Canada has already decided on that, says MP Rachael Harder. What parliamentarians and everyday citizens must now discuss, she said Thursday, is how many regulations should be put... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Counterfeit suspect still looking for lawyer

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 26-year-old man who remains in custody after being denied bail in December on more than 40 criminal charges is still without a lawyer. Kyle Gordon Schmidt was in Lethbridge provincial court Thursday where he appeared by closed-circuit TV from the Lethbridge Correctional... Read More »

    19 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Sutter cracks WHL top 50

    Lethbridge Herald Brent Sutter has cracked the Top 50 Western Hockey Players of All-Time. Sutter, a former Lethbridge Bronco, was named Thursday as the 44th-best player in the league all-time. As part of the Western Hockey League’s 50th Season celebrations, a panel selected the top 125 players in WHL history last September and from that, ... Read More »

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  • Horns need help

    LETHBRIDGE The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns will play a part deciding their season this weekend. In a supporting role, however, they’ll need a great performance from the Manitoba Bisons. The Pronghorns need to win both games against the Calgary Dinos, starting tonight in Calgary, or their season is over. At approximately the same time, they ... Read More »

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  • Pronghorns host Dinos tonight

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD The U of L Pronghorns are very close to a playoff spot in Canada West women’s hockey. Just one year after the program was almost shut down and eliminated, the team enters tonight’s game at 7 p.m. at Nicholas Sheran against the Calgary Dinos in... Read More »

    19 hours ago


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By grinandbearit: Medicine Hat News Comment i would like to agree with a couple of points in Arlene's letter here. First, it is clear that Mr. Morton was off-base, ... Read More »

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  • MLA’s schedule is a full one

    As always, life as an MLA is busy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Over the past month I’ve attended many events and addressed many issues locally and at caucus and committee meetings in Edmonton. I also took a few days off to refresh and make sure I am full of vim and ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Decisive action needed

    What is war good for? Absolutely nothing. So said the peace movements from the 1960s onwards. And for the most part, we still tend to agree today. Justin Trudeau relied on that sentiment when he promised to recall Canadian fighter jets from the fight against ISIS (also called ISIL) during last fall’s election campaign. A ... Read More »

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  • Banning microbeads is wise

    It was more than 150 years ago that the first man-made plastic came on the scene. Parkesine, made from cellulose, the major component of plant cells walls, and patented by Britain’s Alexander Parkes, was unveiled at London’s Great International Exhibition in 1862. Since then, plastics – most derived from petrochemicals – have countless uses and ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Letter writers exercising rights to voice opinions

    To Gerald Morton, re: letter to the editor, Feb. 9 Herald. I’m glad that at least you did read my letter of Jan. 31. Acerbic? Alienating? (your words regarding my letter) Only to people such as yourself. Fortunately we all are still entitled to our own opinion; it keeps life interesting and we all learn ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Thank councillors for voting down blue box recycling

    Cheryl Bradley was clearly upset about the rejection of the motion re: blue box recycling (re: letter to the editor, Feb. 2 Herald). After all, according to Coun. Bridget Mearns, it would only cost $5.50 per month to have this fabulous service. Councillors Coffman, Hyggen, Iwaskiw, Mauro and Miyashiro brazenly defeated the motion and shattered ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • No apologies for protecting child from danger

    This letter addresses a concern that many have, but I’d like to address it to one woman in particular. This woman thought it prudent to call the police because I spanked my three-year-old child in public. That’s right; I spanked my child for disobeying me and running across a busy street. I’d like to tell ... Read More »

    3 days ago