October 25th, 2014

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Melissa VilleneuveLethbridge Heraldmvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.comLocal Rotary Club members, officials and the public marched on World Polio Day Friday, in celebration of Rotary International’s efforts to eradicate the disease. The group headed from Casa to city hall, where they heard words of encouragement from those living with polio, Mayor

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Local News

  • Agricultural job fair draws plenty of interest

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com If you’re ready to work at a farm, you don’t let a few construction trenches get in the way. Organizers say about 100 jobseekers turned up for an agricultural job fair this week at the Provincial Building. Employers were definitely hiring, reports Alberta... Read More »

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  • Conservative support slipping in Alberta: poll

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com For Stephen Harper, there’s no place like home. Calgary – and most of Alberta – can be counted on to elect a Conservative MP every time. But the Conservative party support continues to slip across the province, according to the latest survey from... Read More »

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  • Blood Tribe restructuring administration

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com A restructuring of Blood Tribe administration means the loss of a long-serving member, but the beginning of a new direction. On Oct. 6, Blood Tribe Chief Charles Weasel Head and council passed a motion signifying the beginning of an organizational restructuring phase... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Peewee Hurricanes go 2-0

    LethbridgeThe Lethbridge Scotiabank peewee AA Hurricanes Red went 2-0 in South Central Alberta Hockey League action last weekend.The Hurricanes beat the Cranbrook Eagles on Friday and wrapped up the weekend with a 10-7 win over the Okotoks Oilers Black team Saturday.In the 3-0 win, Luke Preddy, Conner Furukawa and Tristan Kimmen scored for the Hurricanes. ... Read More »

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  • Tuesday’s Good Sport column: Life after 10

    Good Sport: By Dylan PurcellThere are no easy answers to what plagues the Lethbridge Hurricanes 10 games into the Western Hockey League season. At 1-8-0-1, the team put together a misfiring 6-1 effort against the Regina Pats Saturday night, just a day after Axel Blomqvist scored twice to... Read More »

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  • Minor Midget Canes winless

    Lethbridge The Lethbridge midget Minor AAA Hurricanes are off to an 0-3-1 start to their Alberta Minor Midget Hockey League season. The Hurricanes were defeated 3-2 by the Rockyview Raiders Saturday and wrapped up the weekend Sunday at home with a 6-3 loss to the CBHA Blackhawks. In... Read More »

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  • Finding the right health motivation

    More research has found that – surprise, surprise – too many of us aren’t exercising enough, aren’t eating a healthy enough diet, and just generally aren’t taking good care of ourselves. The research project from the Conference Board of Canada, released this week, found that, in spite of having more knowledge of what constitutes a ... Read More »

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  • A day that shook our comfort level

    The situation which unfolded Wednesday morning in our nation’s capital was unlike anything generations of Canadians had ever witnessed. As video of the shootout ran on a near-constant loop on television stations, one thought had to cross the mind of many – “How can this be happening here in Canada?” The attacks, which left Canadian ... Read More »

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  • From the Legislature: By Greg Weadick: Efforts made to create more care space

     Province planning a review of home care capacityOne of the greatest challenges facing any health-care system is a lack of hospital spaces available on a regular basis. Simply put, depending on the demand at any given time, there may be more people who need hospital beds than there are beds.The Alberta government is moving to ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Developments should avoid slumping coulees

    I read with interest the article in the Friday, Oct. 17 issue of The Herald entitled “Tudor Estates residents worried” which dealt with a proposed housing development to the west of Tudor Estates. According to the article, a developer has approached city council with an offer to buy the land, which is presently owned by ... Read More »

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  • Administrators should look in the mirror

    I was very disappointed, though not surprised, when I read the recent Herald article “University board OKs fee hike” (Oct. 17). Although university administrators use the term “market modifiers,” this is just a fancy way of saying they want to raise student tuition fees – $10 per course overall, but a hefty increase for management ... Read More »

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  • Wind energy leaves carbon footprint, too

    The design and construction of windmills has a sizable carbon and financial footprint, often ignored by promoters. When windmills are first researched and designed, usually outside Canada, until they are installed in southern Alberta there are many CO2 producing steps. Research and development facilities produce CO2. Windmill blades often utilize carbon fibres which are energy ... Read More »

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