July 29th, 2014

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Melissa VilleneuveFor the HeraldMost Canadians learn English as a first language, but for many immigrants and foreign workers to the country, it can be another challenge to overcome.The Lethbridge Public Library (LPL) “Read On” program is helping to ease that transition and needs more volunteers. “Read On” offers

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Local News

  • Blairmore also receives grant

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD As Magrath residents were celebrating the funding for Diamond Willow Terrace Lodge, those in Blairmore were also pretty happy Monday. Monday, the governments of Canada and Alberta announced a combined investment of some $47 million to help more low-income seniors in need of affordable housing. Blairmore’s... Read More »

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  • No jail time for assault

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man was facing a jail sentence when he entered court Monday and pleaded guilty to a single assault charge. But when he walked out, it was with a suspended sentence. The Crown had suggested Tyler Crying Head be sent to jail... Read More »

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  • Van Dan’s saw many changes

    Glenwood store marking 75 years Part 2 Scott Shipley SUBMITTED TO THE HERALD In April 1942, Dan joined the air force. (That’s a story for another time.) Rae Lybbert worked in the store while Dan was gone. Shortly after his return from overseas in 1945, they... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Bulls win second straight

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDThe Lethbridge Bulls beat the Yorkton Cardinals 14-4 Sunday night at Spitz Stadium, and are a win away from clinching the overall Western Major Baseball League title. The Bulls got at least two hits from seven players, smacked six doubles and at 30-14, need only worry that... Read More »

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  • Spurs advance to State tournament

    Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.comThe Vauxhall Spurs can flat-out rake and they proved it in a 19-0 win over the Medicine Hat Knights on Sunday afternoon in Fort Macleod.The Spurs won the Montana American Legion A Northern District title, whacking the snot out of the baseball all weekend long... Read More »

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  • Gang green wins Junior title — Regina side closes Junior Little League Canadian Championship with win over Whalley

    Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comWhen the Regina All-Stars needed to win the arms race, they came through.For that, the Saskatchewan representatives are Canadian champions following a 9-3 win over B.C.’s Whalley All-Stars at the Junior Little League Canadian Championship gold medal game Sunday afternoon at Spitz Stadium.With... Read More »

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  • Korean War vets played crucial part

    Canadians in Korea fought for freedom just as those in the two world wars did Tribute was paid Sunday to Lethbridge’s Korean War veterans during the Korean War Veterans Day ceremony at the Lethbridge Cenotaph near city hall. The date coincided with the date the three-year war ended in 1953 with the signing of an ... Read More »

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  • Protecting the interests of gov’t and not taxpayers

    Heather Forsyth Wildrose Health Critic MLA Calgary-Fish Creek The Public Interest Commissioner revealed this past week that a senior Alberta Health Services (AHS) executive failed to disclose a direct conflict of interest in a $75,000 sole-source consulting contract. In particular, this executive was the former partner and shareholder with the corporation that received this contract. ... Read More »

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  • 5th on 5tha key player

    Not everyone graduates with a university degree. Even fewer have the opportunity for a good-paying job out of high school, or to slide into a role with a highly profitable family business. Some young people, for whatever reason, struggle to nail down a rewarding career and a job that pays them well enough to cope ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Is MP representing constituents or special interest groups?

    MP Hillyer’s taxpayer-funded agenda crowded my mailbox yet again this past Wednesday. After phoning the MP’s Lethbridge office in a second attempt to divert such unsolicited propaganda (and maybe save taxpayer dollars as well), I was informed that, in fact, it is not possible to, um, not receive these mailings as they are sent out ... Read More »

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  • Health system couldn’t function without its caregivers

    The recent “Toast to caregivers” to be found in The Herald is to be commended for its brevity and clarity. However, much more needs to be said on the subject of health care’s “Best Kept Secret,” the caregivers. Their work passes unheralded – no brass band or public accolades for them – only the quiet ... Read More »

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  • American Spies in Germany: The end of trust

    The question to bear in mind, when reading this whole sorry tale, is this. If Americans are, on average, no stupider than Germans, then why are their intelligence services so stupid? After the most recent revelations about American spying in Germany, there was considerable speculation among members of the Bundestag (parliament) that Germany might “get ... Read More »

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