August 20th, 2014

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Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comFrom wacky to western to political, Tuesday’s Whoop-Up Days parade through Lethbridge offered up something different for everybody.Thousands of southern Albertans lined city streets for the annual kickoff to the five-day event, which will centre at Exhibition Park until Saturday, to see floats from

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  • Events today, Thursday for Whoop-Up Days

    Wednesday 7 a.m. until done: Ric’s Grill Whoop-Up Steak & Eggs breakfast at 103 Mayor Magrath Drive South. $7 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: pancake breakfast at FloorRight Interiors, 2915 32 St. S. Donation 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Family Centre pancake breakfast and kids carnival at Lethbridge... Read More »

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  • Whoop-Up Days parade award winners

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD The Stirling Haunted Mansion Railway Park took top honours with the Grand Aggregate award at Tuesday’s Whoop-Up Days parade. Following is a list of other category winners: BEST LARGE COMMERCIAL ENTRY (20 or more employees): 1. LA Chefs; 2. Purely Inspired Academy of Beauty; ... Read More »

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  • Tax break ends for owners of annexed land

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thirty years ago, their farmland became part of the city. As part of the landowners’ agreement with plans to annex land from the county, they were offered a tax break. But 30 years is long enough, city council decided Monday – especially when other landowners literally... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Lethbridge Rugby Club men fall to Calgary Irish

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com On the plus side, a playoff berth is still a possibility for the Lethbridge Rugby Club men’s team. However, following a 27-20 loss the Calgary Irish Saturday afternoon at the Lethbridge Rugby Club, the LRC squad just made that run for a post-season... Read More »

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  • Bullseye

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com It was over 50 years that Rudy Mack first took aim alongside Frank and Evelyn Leffingwell. What followed was a friendship that has stayed right on target and Mack trekked down from Calgary to attend the 14th Annual Frank Leffingwell Memorial Shoot at... Read More »

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  • Former Jays greats to hold two-day clinic at Spitz Stadium

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Some Major League Baseball-calibre instructors will be on hand at Spitz Stadium today and Friday offering up some tricks of the trade for local young ball players. Former Blue Jays Roberto Alomar Jr., Lloyd Moseby, Rance Mulliniks and Duane Ward as well as... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Sometimes you need a witch hunt

    Not only were government aircraft operated for personal use, government ministers vehemently attacked the Opposition in the legislature for even asking questions about the flights that the auditor general has now said were unacceptable. Hansard reveals some strategic responses from government. Danielle Smith, leader of the Wildrose Opposition, asked April 14 for an explanation about ... Read More »

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  • Ebola fears real, but not for us here

    A Hollywood movie is released every few years showing all of the world collapsing from a pandemic caused by some superbug. As much as the Chicken Littles over the past month have been pushing, we’re not facing this with the Ebola virus. If you’re worried about Ebola landing on North American shores, sorry to burst ... Read More »

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  • Xinjiang: ‘China’s Chechnya’

    It’s not really “China’s Chechnya” yet, but the insurgency in Xinjiang is growing fast. Incidents of anti-Chinese violence are getting bigger and much more frequent. Since March, 176 people have been killed in six separate attacks on Chinese police and government officials, local collaborators and ordinary Chinese residents of Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in northwestern ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Alternative for Harper is scary

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his government have been responsible for the health that Canada has as a nation. Harper is respected around the world and Canada has held number-one spot in leading the G7 out of the recession. Canada supports the only democratic nation in the Middle East: Israel. Instead of swallowing headlines, Harper ... Read More »

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  • Transparency act needed for charity and activist groups

    I have noted lately, with disappointment, letters to the editor bashing our governments without valid justification. That is if you dig deeper into the issues. Some are bashing our federal government for auditing so-called “charitable organizations” while others are bashing our provincial government for refusing to provide an audience for activist groups. Both, charitable organizations ... Read More »

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  • Some Christians are persecuted from many sides

    (Re: Page A6, the Lethbridge Herald, August 10.) I usually like what Gwynne Dyer says, but I take exception to his emphasis on Islamic pressures in Sudan, Iraq, and other Arab countries causing demise of Christians. However, in other parts of the world other factors are also responsible. One example I know well is in ... Read More »

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