May 5th, 2016

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Lethbridge Herald When she left Fort McMurray, Amanda Gergely didn’t know if her house would still be standing or not. The CCH grad and former Lethbridge resident, along with her husband Chad and her sister Sam, were three of the 80,000 evacuees forced out of Fort McMurray Tuesday due

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  • Feeling heat over tweet

    J.W. Schnarr LETHBRIDGE HERALD A local man may be experiencing a little karma of his own after posting a tweet calling the fires in Fort McMurray “Karmic.” The Town of Taber and Lethbridge Public Library condemned a Twitter post on a private account Wednesday belonging to Taber... Read More »

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  • A year of learning for MLA

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD “I can’t believe it’s been a year.” For Maria Fitzpatrick, MLA for Lethbridge East, it’s become a time for listening, learning – and looking ahead. Elected one year ago as a first-time candidate, Fitzpatrick was part of an historic New Democratic Party sweep... Read More »

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  • College offers post-secondary preview to high school students

    Halen Kooper For The Herald Lethbridge College is giving high school students a taste of life as a post-secondary student. For the first time, the college is involved in Experiential Learning Week, a program developed in Pincher Creek allowing students to explore programming they have an interest in... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Games on!

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD One of southern Alberta’s landmark events is being hosted by the City of Lethbridge July 6-9. The Southern Alberta Summer Games is a staple of the area and draws approximately 2,000 participants each year in a variety of competitions ranging from photography... Read More »

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  • Sports Hall celebrates Lethbridge

    A theme ran through the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet on Saturday night. Each of the inductees and speechmakers mentioned their love of home. And their home, in each case, was Lethbridge. It was a reminder of the deep history of sports in Lethbridge and its... Read More »

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  • Konynenbelt worthy of honour

    I’ve had the very good fortune to observe many outstanding high school sports promoters, but when it comes to producing a value-added show, no one surpasses Duane Konynenbelt. He truly is a promoter extraordinaire. Thus, I think it is entirely fitting the Alberta Schools Athletic Association is bestowing their paramount... Read More »

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  • Misusing power of the patent

    Patent control shouldn’t be used to gouge customers In 2010, author William Rosen called it “the most powerful idea in the world.” In a book which took that quotation as its title, Rosen argued one big concept explains why humanity started inventing so many useful things in the 18th century and hasn’t let up since. ... Read More »

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  • Give citizens say in council hours

    Let citizen panel investigate change but leave decision up to all voters Do Lethbridge city councillors deserve a pay raise? That’s one of the questions to be examined by a Citizen Assembly, the formation of which was approved Monday by city council. As indicated in a story in Tuesday’s Herald, the assembly – a group ... Read More »

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  • CRA tightening the tax gap

    Every dollar recovered is a win for honest taxpayers Canadians who are feeling the annual sting of tax season have a little something to cheer about this year. The feds are finally cracking down on tax dodgers who finagle their way out of “paying their fair share,” as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau puts it. The ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Do research before protesting on right-to-die issue

    Re: “Protest opposes Bill C-14,” Thursday, April 28 Lethbridge Herald. I couldn’t help but notice that in the photo that accompanied this story, the protesters who gathered in front of MP Rachael Harder’s office on Wednesday all appear to be young, robust and healthy individuals. I had to ask myself: How much could these young ... Read More »

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  • Who will protect disabled from dangers of assisted suicide?

    Rather than outright reject the Supreme Court’s ruling to legalize physician-assisted suicide (PAS), the Trudeau government has tabled a bill placing the lives of all disabled Canadians at risk. Although Bill C-14 falls short of the proposals from a Liberal-appointed parliamentary committee that went so far as to grant mature minors(?) and persons with psychiatric ... Read More »

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  • Did Canada lose its compass?

    Medical schools are preparing to teach future doctors about assisted death (in the April 24 paper). Well, in Alberta, not one medical doctor was willing to be the first one to do that; the patient had to go to B.C. Loving parents who went through the pain of losing a child are almost treated like ... Read More »

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