April 24th, 2014

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Garrett Simmonslethbridge heraldgsimmons@lethbridgeherald.comA sinkhole that put a squeeze on traffic in the city Wednesday afternoon has now been fixed.“There was actually nothing too strange about that hole,” Don Bulpitt, the city’s water and wastewater operations manager, told The Herald early Thursday morning. “It was just some

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  • Wednesday house fire results in estimated $25,000 in damages

    Quick action of fire crews saved a city home from suffering extensive damage on Wednesday.At approximately 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 fire fighters from two stations responded to the report of a house fire in the 200 block of Coalbanks Boulevard West. Crews were on scene in six minutes, according to the city, and were ... Read More »

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  • Now it’s the ladies’ turn

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com On the heels of the inaugural Men’s Toys and Tattoos show at the Enmax Centre a few weeks ago comes a thematically similar, but entirely unrelated, event described as the “ultimate woman’s weekend out.” Set to take place Saturday and Sunday, the ... Read More »

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  • Man sentenced on weapons charges

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD It only took Lethbridge regional police a few days to find two guns that had been stolen during a residential break-in last January. They not only found the rifles Feb. 5 when they searched Benjamin Mitchell’s home, they also discovered a small amount of drugs and... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Barracudas’ new look

    Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.comThese don’t look much like last year’s Bert and Mac’s Barracudas.    Lethbridge Junior B Tier 2 lacrosse team has undergone some pretty big changes since last season. The changes include new coaching staff, a bunch of young new players and some old players who have... Read More »

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  • New track will help horseracing industry

    Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.comThere’s a new horse track coming to Alberta, and it’s got the fingerprints of Rocky Mountain Turf Club CEO Max Gibb all over it. Gibb runs the local track at Whoop-Up Downs, which starts its Spring Meet on May 10 and has been trying to build... Read More »

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  • Rugby mauls its way onto the local scene

    If you’re looking for information on the Southern Alberta High School Rugby League, co-ordinator John Seaman is a fountain of data. As I found out after hearing from the long-time Vulcan County Central teacher/coach there is already a plethora of notes to be disseminated. I’ll endeavour to make... Read More »

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  • Keystone delays create problems

    Decision needs to be made on contentious pipeline issue one way or the other In many ways, oil and gas is the lifeblood of Alberta’s economy. Our government coffers fill and empty based on the fluctuating prices these commodities demand, and the value of the Canadian dollar plays a large role in the profitability of ... Read More »

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  • Curriculum redesign and Alberta math

    Larry Jacobs PRESIDENT, COLLEGE OF ALBERTA SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS I appreciate the opportunity to comment on a topic in education that is being discussed in our province: curriculum redesign and specifically the Alberta math curriculum. We are fortunate in Alberta to have an education system which ranks among the top in the world. It is common ... Read More »

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  • More than just a race

    This year’s Boston Marathon was a showcase of resiliency A marathon is more than just an athletic competition. That was certainly the case Monday with the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. The one-year anniversary of the deadly bombing which killed three people, including an eight-year-old boy, and injured more than 260 others made this ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Voice of industry, gov’t doesn’t always represent the public’s view

    While I was in Tokyo for a family emergency in the beginning of April, the judgment was rendered by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague regarding whaling in the Antarctic Ocean. It found what Japanese so-called “scientific whale hunting” unjustifiable as science, in effect banning the whale hunt in the Antarctic. I ... Read More »

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  • Views of majority should be respected concerning drilling issue

    In a true democracy, issues are resolved by majority rule. A few have stated in recent Herald letters that hydraulic fracturing drilling is a wonderful thing. Even AJ Goodman from Toronto is extolling the virtues of it for us. However, the majority of Lethbridge citizens and other organizations have spoken also (city, university, real estate, ... Read More »

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  • Quote in letter inspiring and thought-provoking

    I am writing regarding the second-last paragraph of Rev. Deverall’s letter, published in the Lethbridge Herald of April 15. I found his quote that God still has “a mob of sheep in a passel of pens” and we are “called to feed ‘em and muck out the mess” inspiring and thought-provoking indeed. Anne Flim Lethbridge... Read More »

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