May 30th, 2015

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Tijana MartinLethbridge Heraldtmartin@lethbridgeherald.comYou’re never too old for a university degree, and sometimes, you don’t even have to go to school to get one.Ian Tyson is a Canadian music legend perhaps best known for his song “Four Strong Winds,” which was played during ceremony IV of the

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  • Take a trip back in time with tractor pull near Picture Butte

    For younger Canadians, its significance may be lost in the wisps of time. But steam power was king when Lethbridge and many other Canadian cities began. It propelled our railroads, steamships, factories and our farm operations. In Alberta, at least, some of those steam-powered farm tractors have been... Read More »

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  • Coalhurst grad to run for Greens

    LETHBRIDGE A Lethbridge-area resident, currently studying in Ontario, has been appointed the Green Party’s candidate for federal election. Kas MacMillan, a 2010 graduate of Coalhurst High, is pursuing political science and history at Carleton University in Ottawa. But he says he’ll be back home by mid-summer, well before... Read More »

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  • U of L honours Canadian music legend

    Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald You’re never too old for a university degree, and sometimes, you don’t even have to go to school to get one. Ian Tyson is a Canadian music legend perhaps best known for his song “Four Strong Winds,” which was played during ceremony ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Hurricane defenceman invited to Scouting Combine

    LETHBRIDGE A member of the Lethbridge Hurricanes defence corps is off to the NHL Scouting Combine. Heading to Buffalo next Monday through Saturday is first-year Cane Andrew Nielsen. The six-foot-three, 210-pound blue-liner, who hails from Red Deer, had seven goals and 24 points in 59 games and had... Read More »

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  • Pan Am Games could be next for racquetball phenom

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald Coby Iwaasa is already the first junior racquetball player to win the singles and doubles titles in both junior and senior nationals in the same year. Those four gold medals came within a four-week span. And, by this time next week, the Lethbridge... Read More »

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  • Local 12-year-old battles to Alberta title

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge’s Hayden Devoy just wanted to try a new sport. Two years later, at age 12, he became a provincial champion. Devoy, a Grade 6 student at St. Patrick Fine Arts Elementary School, won gold at the Canadian Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation Alberta Provincials... Read More »

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  • The diminishing middle class

    The middle class in Canada is very important. So important, federal political parties are all vying to represent this demographic come election time in October. At a rally in Saskatoon earlier this month, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair said his party will help the middle class by hiking the minimum wage and creating daycare spaces. Liberal ... Read More »

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  • CPP expansion: good or bad idea?

    Expansion of the Canada Pension Plan is being bandied about by politicians this week, spurred by the federal Conservatives’ sudden reversal on the issue. Stephen Harper’s Conservatives, who have long been against the notion of expanding the plan, reversed course this week by promising to look into the possibility of letting people put more earnings ... Read More »

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  • Shining light on Senate spending

    Perhaps audit will ensure taxpayers’ money is treated with more respect Suspended senator Mike Duffy may be viewed by many Canadians as the poster boy for what’s wrong with the Canadian Senate, but in a way, we owe him a debt of gratitude. Duffy’s standing as the primary focus of the scandal involving Senate expenses ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Contrast of optimism and pessimism

    The letter from Elias Ishak and the column by Trevor Harrison printed side by side in the Saturday, May 23 issue of the Lethbridge Herald are interesting for the contrast of optimism and pessimism about the results of the recent election. They are likely representative of the thoughts and feelings of many Albertans. It appears ... Read More »

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  • Pro-life viewpoint is based on facts

    The picture (“A Thousand Words,” May 25) of five pro-choice demonstrators carrying signs with messages like “I Am Not An Incubator” and “My Body My Choice” belies the claim made by Jessica Friesen in the May 23 story (“Pro-life rally draws interest from both sides of the issue”) that it is pro-lifers who “don’t seem ... Read More »

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  • Who is bullying who over issue of prayer in school?

    After reading the Lethbridge Herald article of Thursday, May 21 about the issue of the Lord’s Prayer, I must commend the Dr. Hamman School Parent Council for having sent out a survey to 175 parents asking them about their wishes in regards to having the Lord’s Prayer recited in their school. Of the more than ... Read More »

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