February 9th, 2016

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Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Family and friends of Frances “Candy” Little Light gathered on Tuesday evening to remember the woman with “a heart of gold” whose life was tragically taken on the weekend. Many of her closest friends, and at least 20 relatives from Siksika Nation, joined hands to

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  • ‘We want justice for our sister’

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Family and friends of Frances “Candy” Little Light gathered on Tuesday evening to remember the woman with “a heart of gold” whose life was tragically taken on the weekend. Many of her closest friends, and at least 20 relatives from Siksika Nation, joined hands to... Read More »

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  • ‘Our ignorance is greater than our knowledge’ says CBC host

    J.W. Schnarr LETHBRIDGE HERALD jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com What if everything we know is wrong? On Monday, the The Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Lethbridge hosted a presentation by Bob McDonald, a longtime radio personality and host of CBC’s “Quirks and Quarks.” “Science has told us again and again,... Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Food choices hurt Albertans

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Albertans are offered a remarkable number of health food choices. But they don’t know how to cook, says a Calgary health researcher. While previous generations knew how to prepare tasty, well-balanced meals, Dr. Norm Campbell says many in today’s younger generation never learned those kitchen... Read More »

    19 hours ago

Local Sports

  • That seat’s still taken, Kesler laid to rest

    ‘Good Sport’ column by Dylan Purcell Duane Kesler’s hands aren’t as large as the steer-stoppers his dad possessed. How could they be? Greg Kesler, the rodeo legend who built a stock empire from his wife’s piano lessons, passion and hard work, was celebrated on Monday in the West Pavilion of... Read More »

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  • Kodiaks shut down the Bronos in sweep

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge College Kodiaks women’s basketball team has demonstrated they can put up some points. After an 84-61 win over the Olds Broncos during Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference action Saturday afternoon at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium, the Kodiaks proved they can also play... Read More »

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  • Comets beat Bulldogs at home

    Lethbridge Herald – Raymond The Raymond Comets boys varsity basketball team defeated the Winston Churchill Bulldogs during Southern Alberta High School Basketball League action Saturday night in Raymond. Boomer Heggie topped Comets scorers with 28 points and teammate Chase Bohne contributed with 27 as Raymond topped the Bulldogs... Read More »

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  • EU’s open borders could close

    “Europe has forgotten that history is fundamentally tragic,” said Manuel Valls, the French prime minister. “If Europe can’t protect its own borders, it’s the very idea of Europe that could be thrown into doubt. It could disappear – not Europe itself, not our values, but the European project, the concept we have of Europe, that ... Read More »

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  • Family time has benefits

    The annual Family Day holiday is coming up Feb. 15. It’s a day intended to provide time for family togetherness. However, since not everyone has the day off, there are some people who won’t have the opportunity for this extra family time. Still, the idea is a good one. But a single day isn’t really ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Keeping costly election promises

    The ongoing rush by both the federal and provincial governments to complete their election promises is costing Canadians a huge bundle. You have to add the huge cost of the election itself on top of those elaborate electioneering goodies. A case in point, federally there is the now very embarrassing withdrawal of our fighter jets ... Read More »

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  • Reminded of soap-box orators

    The acerbic and quite alienating tone underpinning Arlene Butler’s letter to the editor of Jan. 31 reminded me of post-war times in Britain and the long tradition of street soap-box orators to be found there, ranting their various messages to disinterested passersby. The problem with these orators/social activists was that their messages were too loud, ... Read More »

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  • Praise to gov’t for making housing a priority

    Re: New Alberta cabinet. Premier Rachel Notley should be complimented for elevating housing to a cabinet-level priority under Minister Lori Sigurdson. Our association hosted a meeting last week of government, industry and non-profit groups to share ideas about housing affordability across the income spectrum. We hoped to illustrate that the provincial government has a hand ... Read More »

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