March 4th, 2015

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Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD A distinguished Lethbridge-area dancer and educator will be joined on stage here by a rap artist from Calgary and a soul/pop singer from Edmonton in early June. They’ll be featured performers during the first vice-regal Distinguished Artist Awards celebration in southern Alberta. Lieutenant Governor Don

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Local News

  • SPCA files 13 charges against April Dawn Irving

    The Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Alberta SPCA) has filed 13 charges under the Animal Protection Act (APA) against April Dawn Irving. In a press release issued today, the SPCA indicated the charges were laid on Feb. 25. The charges are the result of the investigation into Irving’s treatment of more ... Read More »

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  • YWCA board member to attend conference at UN

    Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald Brittney Adams will be representing the Lethbridge YWCA during the 59th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) conference at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York. Adams was born and raised in Lethbridge and is a second-year Women and Gender Studies... Read More »

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  • Lethbridge Transit users to benefit from ‘real time’ technology upgrade

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD New to Lethbridge? Or need a ride downtown? Lethbridge Transit is ready to launch a “real time” information system, providing cellphone and online access to daily schedules and seasonal updates. Using Google-linked technology, officials say, riders will also be able to pinpoint their... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Copperheads semifinal series starts tonight

    Coaldale The puck drops on Game 1 of the Heritage Junior B Hockey League semifinal between the Coaldale Copperheads and the Okotoks Bisons tonight. The Copperheads and Bisons face off in the best-of-seven series at the Coaldale Sportsplex tonight at 8:30 p.m. Game 2 is Friday in Okotoks with Game 3 coming back to Coaldale ... Read More »

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  • Minor hockey wrap — Female Hurricanes sweep Okotoks

    Lethbridge Female bantam After clinching first place in the Rocky Mountain Female Bantam League, the Lethbridge Lakeview Dental bantam Female Hurricanes kicked off playoffs last weekend. The Canes defeated Okotoks 8-1 and 4-0 on Friday and Saturday, respectively to earn a first-round sweep in the best-of-three series. In Friday’s win, Hayleigh Craig and Madison Fazzio ... Read More »

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  • LFC teams medal at the Slush Cup

    Lethbridge The Lethbridge Football Club U12 Chargers girls team claimed the gold medal at the 2015 Slush Cup last weekend in Edmonton. The Chargers defeated the Sherwood Park Phoenix 2-1 in the final to earn the top spot and take home the gold medal. Three other LFC teams... Read More »

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  • Not as healthy as we think we are?

    There is an anonymous adage which states, “In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired. But what if we don’t feel sick and tired? What if we’re feeling pretty darn good? That’s a good thing, right? The author of a recent report for the Conference Board of Canada ... Read More »

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  • Wise advice: Don’t be a hero

    Police suggestion to comply with robber’s demands is best way to handle situation A string of four armed robberies in a week’s time is highly unusual in Lethbridge, and that’s good news. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the incidents, and that’s good news, too. In two of the instances, the clerks refused to provide ... Read More »

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  • A win for EU, a loss for Greece

    The first round of the battle for the euro is over, and Germany has won. The whole European Union won, really, but the Germans set the strategy. Technically, everybody just kicked the can down the road four months by extending the existing bail-out arrangements for Greece, but what was really revealed in the past week ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Opportunity to escape carbon energy addiction

    During a lengthy analysis of the recent fall in the price of oil and gas, “The Economist” called upon governments around the world to seize this once-in-a-generation opportunity to fix bad energy policies that encourage harmful addiction to carbon energy sources. That’s from the international masthead of western corporate capitalism, not exactly a communist rage ... Read More »

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  • Accuracy lacking in minutes from AltaLink meetings

    The following is a shortened version of a letter I sent to AltaLink: I’ve read AltaLink-recorded minutes from two December (2014) meetings, and AltaLink-recorded minutes from another event, an open house in Lundbreck. There are, as reported to me by several participants, more than a few factual errors in one of the December meeting minutes ... Read More »

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  • No benefits yet from spending on renewable energy

    Re: “Southern Alberta can be renewable energy mecca,” Feb. 18. The headline on Byrne’s letter is timely and ironic. Rajendra Pachauri, once head of the IPCC, resigned on Feb. 24 and said that climate change “É is my religion.” Many others share Pachauri’s feelings about climate as they see unreliable renewables as mystical worship idols. ... Read More »

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