September 23rd, 2017

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Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald Healthy enrolments are reported this semester at both Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge. College officials say 5,416 students have enrolled this fall, 4,340 of them in post-secondary academic programs leading to certificates, diplomas or degrees. The larger number also includes students taking upgrading courses or apprenticeships, as well

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  • Lethbridge College celebrating 60 years today

    This week’s ‘Seen & Heard’ column by Dave Mabell When you reach your 60th birthday, surely that’s a time for celebration. Share some cake, hoist one or two with some friends. That’s what folks at Lethbridge College are doing today – with everyone invited. Festivities will run from 1 to 7 p.m., with live music, ... Read More »

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  • The ditch that divided two nations

    Dale Leffingwell MILK RIVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY An apology to Charles Dickens but it was the best of times for some and the worst of times for others as Canadians and Americans became involved in a dispute over water. John F. Dormaar, in his publication for the Lethbridge Historical Society on “Alberta’s Stretch of the Milk ... Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Commercial northside fire ruled accidental

    Lethbridge No injuries were reported and there is no dollar loss resulting from a Thursday fire on the northside. At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, 21 Lethbridge firefighters from four stations responded to a commercial fire in the 200 block of 33 Street North at National Salvage. The crews were able to contain the fire ... Read More »

    17 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Kodiaks face SAIT today

    Lethbridge Herald As they reach the midway point of the season, the Lethbridge College Kodiaks mens’ and womens’ soccer teams hit the road today before returning home Sunday. The Kodiaks are in Calgary today to take on the SAIT Trojans during Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference play and hit the Servus Sports Centre Sunday when the ... Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Photography brings activity into focus

    Lethbridge Sport Council One thing I have learned over the years is that sometimes it takes a little nudge to get us going. For some people, that might be a buddy to do activities with. For others, it might be something to make them accountable, like an app or a group. Sometimes, you need to ... Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Copperheads hosting High River Flyers in season opener

    Lethbridge After a 2-0 exhibition season, the puck drops on the Coaldale Copperheads Heritage Junior Hockey League regular season tonight. The Copperheads hit the ice at the Coaldale Sportsplex at 8:30 p.m. as the High River Flyers pay a visit. The Copperheads wrap up their September schedule next weekend when they travel to Okotoks to ... Read More »

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  • Sad story of the Rohingya Muslims

    Mansoor Ladha The year 2017 will go down in history as the most devastating and distressing year for Muslims. This is a year marking a significant increase in anti-Muslim incidents, escalation in Islamophobia and open episodes against Muslims, not only in Canada but all around the world. The latest large-scale assault on Muslims has been ... Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Political ties that bind

    Lougheed, Blakeney friendship helped ensure lasting provincial autonomy John von Heyking and Thomas Kazakoff UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE The relationship between Peter Lougheed and Allen Blakeney demonstrated how consistent trust for one another over a decade’s political enterprise became the foundation for a political friendship, and helped forge Canada as we know it. In his essay ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Running for office a public service

    The race has officially begun. With the passing of Monday’s Nomination Day deadline for candidates to file for the upcoming municipal election, the campaign will begin in earnest. And there are lots of candidates for voters to consider. Twenty-nine candidates have thrown their hats into the ring to seek a seat on Lethbridge City Council. ... Read More »

    4 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Make your voice heard about tax changes

    The Liberal government’s new tax proposals are so discouraging. They will make it virtually impossible to benefit from being an entrepreneur. It does not affect large corporations like (bailed-out) Bombardier, but rather small businesses and family farms, gouging them with a 71 per cent tax. This tax unjustly penalizes the people who feed our economy ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Quality education important for everyone

    Calgary has over one million inhabitants – can you imagine having to build schools for all children from scratch? Similar challenges remain a harsh reality for poverty-ridden Third World countries, many of them with cities having 20 million-plus inhabitants. Previous efforts of the United Nations have helped to improve poverty and lack of education in ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Tax change all about more revenue

    In a letter from Dave Zeeb, RN BN, published in the Lethbridge Herald on Sept. 13, the writer questioned why the Canadian Nurses Association supports the proposed federal tax changes for small businesses and medical corporations. He states that there is no help in Alberta for physicians who have their own practices and have no ... Read More »

    5 days ago

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