September 19th, 2014

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Dave MabellLethbridge Heralddmabell@lethbridgeherald.comA 50-year fixture on Lethbridge stages and an architect who’s hosted countless art exhibitions were saluted here Thursday.Director-actor Ed Bayly and art fan John Savill were honoured during the annual Mayor’s Luncheon for Business and the Arts.At the same time, the Royal LePage

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  • Word on the Street set for Sunday

    Lethbridge Herald Designed around author readings, music performances and a tent marketplace, the Word on the Street Festival offers chances to meet writers, publishers, musicians. It’s also entering its fourth year in Lethbridge, after becoming a success both locally and nationally, and will take place at the Lethbridge... Read More »

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  • Ski Patrol looking for new recruits

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD The Canadian Ski Patrol is looking for volunteers from the Lethbridge area to join the Southern Alberta Zone of the Canadian Ski Patrol at Castle Mountain Resort. The CSP volunteer patrol provides first aid response to the public at ski areas across the country. The... Read More »

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  • Coaldale celebrates toy library

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Today from 1 to 3 p.m., the Coaldale Public Library will host a grand reopening event to celebrate new additions to its toy library. In early 2014, the library received over $5,000 in grant funding from the Rotary Club of Coaldale and the Community Foundation... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Copperheads season starting this weekend

    CoaldaleThe puck is ready to drop on the Coaldale Copperheads Heritage Junior B Hockey League season.The Copperheads ice their home-opener Saturday when they host the Strathmore Wheatland Kings at 8:30 p.m. at the Coaldale Sportsplex.Coaldale recently wrapped up its training camp last week with over 50 hopefuls looking for a roster spot and brought their ... Read More »

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  • High school football heats up under the lights

    Thank goodness summer weather has returned! If you’re a fan of enjoyable meteorological conditions and spirited high school sporting entertainment Friday evening appears to be right in the sweet spot. In all likelihood the LCI-Raymond high school series draws the largest average annual Alberta Schools Athletic Association gridiron... Read More »

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  • Tuesday’s Good Sport column by Dylan Purcell: Breaking Wind

     There is a lot of science to this running thing.Since I began my gasping, sweaty dysfunctional relationship with fitness several months ago, I’ve tried to balance out my training regimen. I have hit the gym regularly – or more accurately, I have gone to the gym sporadically and with mixed... Read More »

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  • Ready to work with new cabinet

    This month, my column will discuss four topics: the recent provincial cabinet appointments, the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association annual general meeting, the city’s operating budget process, and the Henderson Outdoor Pool project. One of the many important aspects of serving in local government is fostering positive, collaborative relationships with our provincial and federal governments. The ... Read More »

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  • Not perfect but still the best

    Tom‡? Garrigue Masaryk, the first president of Czechoslovakia, once noted, “Democracy has its faults, because people have their faults. Like owner, like store.” Despite its imperfections, though, democracy is still the preferred system of government, as most Canadians would surely agree. You might not have heard, but this is the fourth annual Canada’s Democracy Week, ... Read More »

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  • South left without a cabinet voice

    Southern Alberta is in a unique position politically. In Lethbridge, we have a pair of Progressive Conservative MLAs in Lethbridge West’s Greg Weadick and Lethbridge East’s Bridget Pastoor. Surrounding them on all sides are Wildrose MLAs, to the west in Pat Stier (Livingstone-Macleod), south in Gary Bikman (Cardston-Taber-Warner), to the north in Ian Donovan (Little ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Pool fiasco shows poor planning

    I feel that I must write again about Henderson pool, now that we know it will be two years before it will be completed. I also feel that the city didn’t have all their ducks in a row before somebody was given the green light to knock down the only southside pool. It has been ... Read More »

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  • Democratic renewal for Alberta?

    Jim Prentice promised democratic renewal as part of his platform to be the new leader of the PC party. We got our first view of this renewal today (Monday) when our new unelected premier appointed unelected people to the cabinet and thereby to represent the interests of the people of Alberta. Seems like what he ... Read More »

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  • Join call for action on climate change

    This Sunday, Sept. 21, Lethbridge will be joining hundreds of cities around the world in a rally calling for immediate action on climate change. More than a million people are expected to turn out in New York, thousands in other cities. While our turnout will be far less, our call for action will be every ... Read More »

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