July 7th, 2015

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Dave MabellLETHBRIDGE HERALDdmabell@lethbridgeherald.comIt was just a short-term job.When Kathy Hopkins landed a job with the city, she knew it was just a term position.Just 30 years, eventually.On Monday, city officials and council members paid tribute to the contributions Hopkins has made over those decades,

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  • Municipalities need respect from fed. gov’t

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Canada’s cities and towns are key players in the nation’s economy. So their voices must be heard during the federal election campaign. That’s the stand taken by Lethbridge city council and its counterparts across the country. Most of the federal party leaders have... Read More »

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  • Judge shows sympathy for drug dealer

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Dain Michael Lewis grew up in a broken home. His mother was a cocaine addict and his biological father struggled with alcohol and drugs. Surrounded by crime and illicit drugs, it’s not surprising Lewis became involved in the drug scene, a judge said... Read More »

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  • Case expected to be resolved

    lethbridge herald A man charged in connection to a violent home invasion last year has decided to avoid a trial. The lawyer for Jake Jesse Blazek told court Monday the accused will likely resolve his case during his next hearing later this month. Two youths, who pleaded guilty... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • HITMAKER — Bulls rightfielder Brandon Bluffton holds WMBL’s hitting-streak record

    Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.comThe Lethbridge Bulls must think Brandon Bufton is pretty stupid.For more than a week, members of the Bulls have tiptoed around the rightfielder, trying to avoid jinxing his hitting streak — which set a Western Major Baseball League record on Sunday. Bufton... Read More »

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  • Alberta junior boys golf championship — Harrison wins boys title

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDAndrew Harrison continued to attack Henderson Lake Golf Club, and it proved to be an effective strategy as he won the Alberta Junior boys golf championship on Thursday. Harrison, 18, led from the start, putting up a final-round 68 and winning by 13 strokes. Harrison was the only compeitior to finish all four rounds at ... Read More »

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  • It’s hard to judge a coach on performance alone

    In 2011, the Canadian Women’s Senior National Soccer team suffered a demoralizing and embarrassing last-place finish at the FIFA World Cup. This was only eight years removed from Canada’s best performance on the World Cup stage, having finished fourth at the 2003 event. The team was... Read More »

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  • Oversight gap threatens civil rights

    Do Canadians expect the police, security services and border guards to share information about possible threats to the country? Of course. We’ve had our share of attacks on Parliament and the military, conspiracies to bomb public sites and other threats. There’s no room for complacency. But our defences are robust, and growing. And on Prime ... Read More »

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  • Bluffer’s guide to the Greek crisis

    Political parties rarely commit suicide. The current crisis in Greece, which has led to today’s referendum on the terms of a deal with the European Union, is mainly about the survival of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s Syriza Party. But it is also about the electoral future of Germany’s governing party, the Christian Democratic Union. Almost ... Read More »

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  • Fables of the Forest Service

    Logging isn’t the solution to forest fires it’s touted as being Lorne Fitch PROFESSIONAL BIOLOGIST Landowners bordering the Forest Reserve must feel special these days, especially where logging is proposed. Senior Alberta Forestry staff have visited them, sometimes repeatedly, to warn them of the dangers of unlogged forests. The message is, these landowners face grave ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Time to open our eyes … and windows

    During the recent heat wave, some were forced indoors by smoke – deprived of clean air and the right to open windows. Such abuse must stop. Much has changed since 2006 when a former council repealed Bylaw 4489 which had banned all open burning. As we know now, burning anything affects both climate and health. ... Read More »

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  • Farmworkers deserve equal rights

    It’s Canada Day (as of this writing) and the barbecues are at the ready. It’s time to celebrate our country and our values. A country we hold so dear, values those from other lands seek. Ahhh, Canada a land where everyone is equal . . . A nice sentiment; unfortunately we know that not to ... Read More »

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  • City employees get bigger raise than pensioners

    Mayor Spearman’s letter of June 23 corrected Mr. Babki’s figure of 3.2 per cent tax increase to 2.84 per cent. This 2.84 per cent over the four years the mayor will be in office will mean a citizen paying $2,000 in property taxes last year will be paying $2,237.06 in four years, a gross increase ... Read More »

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