February 21st, 2017

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Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com The tiny house movement is sweeping across North America and Lethbridge will soon have one of its own. Jennifer McCarthy started Teacup Tiny Homes because she saw a “real need in the marketplace for different housing options that have quality but are affordable.” Her first project “The Not-So-Lonely Wanderer,” is

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Local News

  • No shortage of activities offered on Family Day

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Some are big, some are small, some we choose and others are born into one. A family can be defined by more than the standard dictionary explanation. No matter the makeup, a family is connected by affection and a feeling of importance to one another. Monday marked Family Day across ... Read More »

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  • The Yukon Gold potato

    Beatrice Milner GALT NATIVE PLANT CO-ORDINATOR The general trend in the Canadian diet has been for more fruits and vegetables and in particular, potato consumption is rising; Canadians now eat about 71 kg each per year. It is the number one vegetable crop grown in Canada. But stop for a minute and think about one ... Read More »

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  • Numbers don’t tell the entire story

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald – Taber jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Allegations made about the rates of sex-assault complaints deemed “unfounded” by police in a nearly two-year long Globe and Mail investigation lack proper context, says Taber’s police chief. The Globe and Mail has done extensive reporting on the issue in their “Unfounded” series, documenting the statistics from 178 ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Minor Midget Canes downed by Blackhawks

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Minor midget AAA Headwater Hurricanes were handed their second loss of the season last weekend. In a clash between the top two teams in the Alberta Minor Midget Hockey League South Division, the Hurricanes were defeated 5-3 by the Calgary CBHA Blackhawks Saturday in Calgary. The loss puts ... Read More »

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  • The rewards of competition

    A ‘Good Sport’ column by Dylan Purcell Tell me again how your dangerous sport should be outlawed. Tell me again about the head trauma, the broken bones, the arthritis and the chronic nature of your pain. I’m listening, and I’ll broadcast those dangers in the newspapers and on every media I can. I’ll listen to ... Read More »

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  • Golden Hawks rally in OT

    Golden Hawks rally in OT Lethbridge The Lethbridge Val Matteotti bantam AAA Golden Hawks have struck first in their Division Final series. The Golden Hawks were pushed to double overtime, but earned a 6-5 win over the Red Deer Rebels during Game 1 of the teams’ Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League second-round series Sunday evening. ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Resource industry key part of future

    John Pundyk A fortunate blend of resources and resourcefulness has brought Alberta and this country to where it is today. We have a lot to be thankful for because it took generations of tenacity and hard work to forge this success. It is easy for some, especially those not part of the recently laid-off energy ... Read More »

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  • Exploring a Universal Basic Income

    There’s a new idea that might be the solution to runaway populism. Well, it’s not that new, really – it has been kicking around in left-wing circles for a least a quarter-century – but it has suddenly gone mainstream. It’s called Universal Basic Income (UBI), and pilot programs to see if it really works in ... Read More »

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  • Offer input on carbon tax effects

    David Schneider MLA, LITTLE BOW On Jan. 1, Alberta’s carbon tax went into effect. This is legislation that the Alberta Wildrose Party – and indeed all opposition parties – opposed when it was being debated in the legislature last spring. However, it was passed with a government majority and has now became law. Right now, ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Addressing the problem of orphan oil wells

    The Herald article of Feb. 9, page A5, referred to the problem of orphan oil wells. When the bottom dropped out of oil prices, it was suggested that the funds that oil companies are required to bank for reclamation of abandoned wells be used to hire workers to reclaim. Obviously when the price of oil ... Read More »

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  • U of L needs to reaffirm value of academic freedom

    This is an abridged version of an open letter to Dr. Mahon, president of the University of Lethbridge: The university’s vision statement, Destination 2020, recognizes the value to the community of producing students capable of critical thinking. It is difficult to reconcile this with the suspension of Professor Anthony Hall. The vision statement also proclaims, ... Read More »

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  • Canadian business should support itself

    There was a time when Canadian business was self-sufficient. We had real entrepreneurs starting and running the business scene, making money by providing products and services to satisfy customers. Today’s business schools are turning out erudite welfare queens, MBAs who believe the government collects taxes from working people to guarantee corporate profits and investors’ returns. ... Read More »

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