July 24th, 2014

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Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comIt’s an 1,800-square-foot, three-bedroom home with an unusual floor plan and a sweeping south-facing view toward the Little Bow River out of large glass windows. Its final cost, estimated at between $350,000 and $400,000, would be comparable to a similar-sized unit in an average

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  • Castle area designated a provincial park

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com The new Castle Wildland Provincial Park will be a 546-square-kilometre protected area. The province announced it Wednesday morning, during the release of the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan, as one of eight new or expanded conservation areas in southern Alberta. “The Castle area is... Read More »

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  • Weekend of great gospel music

    Melissa Villeneuve FOR THE HERALD Gospel music lovers will find a reason to rejoice at the 17th annual Willow Creek Gospel Music Jamboree, which takes place Friday to Sunday in Granum. Six bands, including “The Singing Hills,” a family group from Three Hills, Alta., will take to the... Read More »

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  • Worrisome drop in organ donation

    J.W. Schnarr SOUTHERN ALBERTA NEWSPAPERS Alberta’s organ and tissue donation rates have plummeted by 40 per cent in the past decade, but last month the provincial government took a big step toward increasing those numbers with a new online organ and tissue registry. Billed as a “first... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Giants held to two hits in second loss at Nationals

    Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comAnother slow start and a loss of contact handed the Lethbridge Giants their second loss at the Junior Little League Nationals.The Giants were held to two hits as they faced the Alberta representative Medicine Hat Mavericks Wednesday night at Spitz Stadium in a 5-... Read More »

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  • Royals finding consistency

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Hearld sports@lethbridgeherald.com The Fort Macleod Royals have bid farewell to the up-and-down baseball that at times plaqued the team over the course of the American Legion season. As the Royals get set to host the Montana American Legion Northern Districts starting today until Sunday, they... Read More »

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  • A model of consistency — Lethbridge Y’s Men Miners have played solid baseball all season heading into Districts

     Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comThe Lethbridge Y’s Men Miners never had a portion of the American Legion baseball season where the team went on a winning tear.On the flipside of that, the Miners never had any extended losing skids, either.The Miners now look to take that tendancy for solid play that earned... Read More »

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  • Asia holds great opportunities for Alberta

    Verlyn Olson Minister, Agriculture and Rural Development Government of Alberta There is no shortage of opportunities for Alberta’s agriculture sector on the world stage, especially in Asia. China and Japan are our second and third largest agricultural export markets, worth a combined $2.8 billion annually, and there is plenty of room for growth to meet ... Read More »

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  • Conservative nomination process a game of musical chairs

    Canada’s 2015 federal election is shaping up to be an interesting race. The Harper-versus-Trudeau dynamic is already playing strongly into the discussion, and there is much interest in Thomas Mulcair’s push to build on the momentum Jack Layton created for the NDP. Locally, however, a different story is unfolding. Federal elections in much of Western ... Read More »

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  • ‘Cruel and unusual punishment’

    By Ryan Meili The Federal Court of Canada recently ruled that the Conservative government’s 2012 cuts to healthcare for refugees were unconstitutional, going against Section 12 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which forbids “cruel and unusual punishment.” The court ruling is a victory for refugees, for those who work with them, and more ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Guaranteed income idea has some merit

    Re: “$20,000 per person: Activists push for guaranteed minimum income for Canadians,” Benjamin Shingler, Canadian Press, June 30. (https://ca.news.yahoo.com/20-000-per-person-activists-push-guaranteed-minimum-173717556.html) A guaranteed income would give people funds for additional consumption without increasing the economy’s productive capacity which in the long run could be inflationary. It might also result in the divisive perception of two classes of ... Read More »

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  • On this, sir, we disagree

    The July 13th. Herald edition, carried a letter with a lot of rancor, from a regular Herald scribe, who has seriously insulted a very astute professor and an acknowledged leader in public policy and indepth economic and political awareness. I am certain of the line up of offended readers, in the ready, to refute your ... Read More »

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  • Changing licence plates a big waste of money

    The utter stupidity of the government spending $15 million to change licence plates that do not need changing goes to prove that Alison lives on! Alberta Health Services is in absolute chaos. The government does not want to pay our nurses or teachers adequately. And yet they are happy to waste $15 million because they ... Read More »

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