December 18th, 2014

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Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Members of the Messianic Jewish community celebrated the start of Hanukkah with a special ceremony at the Joyful House of Prayer Congregation on Wednesday night. Rabbi Sidney Speakman lit the nine-candle candlebrum, called a hanukkiah, in the first-ever outdoor lighting ceremony in Lethbridge. Hanukkah is

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  • Castle Mountain to open Friday after weather-related delay

    After a weather-related delay, all systems are go this weekend for Castle Mountain Resort. The southern Alberta ski location will officially open Friday, with Huckleberry, Green chair and Barney lift operating, as the resort will start its full seven-day-a-week operation. Extra terrain will open once more snow arrives, according to a Castle Mountain press release. ... Read More »

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  • Rangeland Collectors have long history

    Club got its start back in 1971 Jackie Stambene RANGELAND COLLECTORS CLUB In October 1971, six like-minded collectors formed a club. The initial name of the club was “Chinook Country Bottle & Glass Club.” The primary objective of this tiny group was social interaction and an exchange... Read More »

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  • Stage spectacle

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com High-flying acrobats, extreme trampoline jumpers, jugglers, dancers, and, yes, even clowns. Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion, which opened Wednesday night at the Enmax Centre, promises something for everyone. The audience was captivated by the artistry and creativity of 53 onstage performers in the show... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Golden Hawks post pair of wins

    Lethbridge Bantam AAA The Lethbridge Val Matteotti bantam AAA Golden Hawks went 2-0 during Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League action last weekend. The Golden Hawks topped the SEAC Tigers 3-1 Saturday and defeated the Rocky Mountain Raiders – who are still tied for first in the league -... Read More »

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  • December Cup wraps up

    Lethbridge HERALD The ninth annual Boys December Cup took the pitch last weekend at the Servus Sports Centre. In the Boys U12 Tier II division, the Lethbridge FC03 took the silver medal, while the Lethbridge FC 04 Cyclones earned the bronze. The LFC 03 started with a 5-... Read More »

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  • LCI basketball teams earn LSAA wins

    Lethbridge The LCI boys and girls basketball teams scored a sweep over Winston Churchill during Lethbridge Schools Athletic Association action Tuesday. In the boys game LCI won 52-33 and in the girls game, LCI posted a 53-27 win. In the boys game, Lucas Knitel-Allnen led LCI with ... Read More »

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  • No easy fix for income inequality

    Everyone is no doubt aware of the widening gap between the rich and poor in society. In fact, economic inequality was the primary focus of the Occupy Wall Street protest which made headlines a few years ago. But a new survey from the Broadbent Institute suggests Canadians actually underestimate how wide that gap really is. ... Read More »

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  • Theatre of the absurd at Star Creek

    Lorne Fitch PROFESSIONAL BIOLOGIST Research – who could be against it? The Alberta Forest Service and the University of Alberta have teamed up to “discover” how to log gently, with care and attention so the passage of feller bunchers through the forest will scarce be noticed. Or so they say. This theatre of the absurd ... Read More »

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  • Drive sensibly for the road situation

    We all know driving in southern Alberta can be treacherous this time of year – at least we should know that. Those who have experienced even just a handful of late-fall warm-and-thaw sequences and mid-winter deep freezes know road conditions can change in an instant. Last week, when conditions were gorgeous on Friday, we basked ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Let’s have more ‘good news’ items

    Reading the Herald this morning (Dec. 9), a big smile immediately crossed my face. A little girl from Nicholas Sheran School was pictured on the front page singing her heart out and absolutely filled with joy. What a contrast to the usual doom and gloom of the Middle East and the travesties of the Harper ... Read More »

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  • Thanks to local Hungarian Canadian group for Christmas party

    The local Hungarian Canadian Oldtimers Society held their jubilant Christmas party on Dec.13 in their premises. A very tall and happy Santa arrived and delivered Christmas presents to a dozen young people after the children sang some seasonal songs. About 125 members and friends braved the sudden snowstorm and greatly enjoyed a scrumptious meal catered ... Read More »

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  • Tom King was right; they’re after the land

    “They’re coming for our land.” That was Tom King’s answer to a question from the audience. The former University of Lethbridge professor was speaking to a forum a couple of years ago on the substance of his 2012 book “The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America.” That book won the ... Read More »

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