October 8th, 2015

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J.W. SchnarrLethbridge Heraldjwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.comSome local children with unique learning challenges will be able to enjoy a brand new learning environment at Nicholas Sheran Community School, with help from the business community.A classroom and a sensory room were enhanced and given a new makeover thanks to Vivint Gives

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Local News

  • SACPA to discuss Syrian refugee crisis

    Lethbridge HeraldLast month, the Syrian refugee crisis came home to the world.Several months earlier, however, an ad hoc coalition of Mennonite and United Church congregations had begun to plan and fundraise for the adoption of a Syrian refugee family. That family of nine is now... Read More »

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  • Guilty plea filed in case of parking meter thefts

    Lethbridge HeraldTime has run out for a man charged last year with stealing money from university parking meters.After numerous adjournments, Richard Douglas Lutwick, 59, finally pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lethbridge provincial court to one count of theft over $5,000.But the former parking manager at... Read More »

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  • Oldman River damage investigated by province

    J.W. SchnarrLethbridge Heraldjwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.comThe province has issued a stop work order and are investigating a potentially damaging incident on the Oldman River involving a piece of heavy machinery operating in the riverbed about 10 to 15 kilometres north of the town of Cowley.Alberta Liberal... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Plenty of Southern Alta. on CIS rosters

    High School Notebook column by Dave Wells Traditionally, there are very few local high school sporting showdowns on the Thanksgiving weekend. However, there is a bounty leading up to the weekend, with one major crowd draw set for Friday evening.•••The South Zone High... Read More »

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  • Canes hand Rebels first loss

    Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comThe Lethbridge Hurricanes power play continues to find the back of the net. The Hurricanes downed the Red Deer Rebels 5-2 during Western Hockey League action Tuesday night at the Enmax Centre.Lethbridge’s power play went three-for-six, led by a pair of... Read More »

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  • Canes add new faces to board

    Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Hurricanes put three new people on its board of directors at Monday’s annual general meeting at the Enmax Centre. Six spots were open on the team’s board — one more than the annual number thanks to Brian McNaughton’s resignation... Read More »

    2 days ago

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  • The benefits of inquiring minds

    With this week’s announcement that Arthur McDonald has shared the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics, the Canadian scientist has joined an elite club. It’s elite not only in the fact that he becomes part of a select group of Nobel Prize winners around the world, but he’s also one of just 14 Canadian scientists who ... Read More »

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  • Parents-kids talk can help well-being

    Parents may talk about a variety of things with their children, but discussing how their kids are handling stress apparently isn’t high on the list. According to a study called “Taking the Pulse of Canada’s Kids: A Landmark Study on Physical, Social, Emotional and Mental Well-being,” parents are more likely to talk to their kids ... Read More »

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  • Canada should do more to aid refugees

    Mansoor Ladha The migrant crisis currently facing Europe and the tragic death of three-year-old Alan Kurdi, whose body was washed away on the shores of Turkey, brings back memories of the Asian exodus from Uganda in 1972. Ugandan dictator Idi Amin embarked upon a campaign of racial cleansing, expelling people of Asian descent, including third-generation ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Niqab a tradition that deserves respect

    I’m not a Muslim – in fact, I’m not a religious man at all. And I’m certainly not a fan of religious traditions like the niqab, which I see as a relic of a time when women were, at best, second-class human beings. But the courts are right: Stephen Harper’s ban on wearing the niqab ... Read More »

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  • Harper’s plan produces no action

    Harper is trying to perfect rhetoric as a substitute for action. He repeats that he has a plan for creating jobs. He says he has set aside a billion dollars. Then nothing happens. The program is always pending. We wait, and nothing happens, except millions are spent on advertising the invisible plan. Focus is always ... Read More »

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  • More deficits or higher taxes?

    What could you do with $26 billion? What could our national government do if it had $26 billion to spare? In 2014, that is what it cost our federal government to service the national debt. That is 10 cents out of every tax dollar the feds took in. And that is in a time of ... Read More »

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