May 30th, 2016

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Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald Summer is a popular time for road trips, camping and other fun excursions, and most people don’t want to leave their furry family members behind. The Lethbridge Police Service and Animal Care and Control officers are reminding the public to keep pet safety top of

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  • Six contenders for PC candidacy

    Gillian Slade Medicine Hat News Before the Thursday deadline, six people submitted paperwork to be the next PC candidate for the Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner riding. Those who want to vote for either Brian Benoit, Glen Motz, Gregory Ranger, Joe Schow, Michael Jones and Paul Hinman, will need to buy... Read More »

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  • Public hearings on agenda for City Council

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald Members of the public will have the opportunity to make their voices heard on several land amendments proposed during three public hearings at today’s Lethbridge City Council meeting. The first regards rezoning an area planned for a future public elementary school on the... Read More »

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  • Benoit to seek Conservative nomination

    Tim Kalinowski 40-Mile County Commentator Retired businessman Brian Benoit recently announced plans to run for the federal Conservative Party in Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner. The 60 year-old has lived in Medicine Hat for the past 21 years, and is the former owner of several hotels in the city... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Raonic upset in fourth round of French open

    The Associated Press – Paris Milos Raonic is out of the French Open. The eighth-seeded Canadian lost 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 to Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the fourth round in front of new coach John McEnroe. The 55th-ranked player from Spain is into the quarter-finals of a major for the... Read More »

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  • Warriors force Game 7

    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS – OKLAHOMA CITY Klay Thompson made a playoff-record 11 3-pointers and scored 41 points, and the defending champion Golden State Warriors forced a seventh game in the Western Conference finals with a 108-101 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night. Stephen Curry bounced... Read More »

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  • Pelicans Dejean-Jones fatally shot

    The Associated Press – Dallas New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot after breaking down the door to a Dallas apartment, authorities said Saturday. A man living at the apartment was sleeping when he heard his front door kicked open, Dallas Police Senior Cpl. DeMarquis Black... Read More »

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  • Why continue attacks on West?

    Because most people think of Islamic State, al-Qaida and their ilk as being crazies motivated solely by hatred, they are not puzzled by recent terrorist attacks on the West like those in Paris, Brussels and Los Angeles. Like the villains in comic books, the terrorists are simply evil, and no further explanation is needed. But ... Read More »

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  • Time to rein in tax code

    Is Canada’s labyrinthine tax policy doing what it is intended to do? In its original form, Canada’s tax code was 11 pages long. A century later, it is more than 200 times that length. That the Income Tax Act has become a complex tangle will come as no surprise to the many Canadians for whom ... Read More »

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  • ‘Pop tax’ not the answer

    Natalie Riediger ADVISER, EVIDENCENETWORK.CA – Winnipeg A “pop tax” is hardly a simple solution to the rising problem of obesity in Canada, despite the chorus of support. A recent Senate report on obesity in Canada recommends a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages be examined and points to tobacco product taxes as a successful example worth imitating. ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Message to those in the ‘Never’ movements

    This letter is directed to the Never Trump, Never Hillary, and Never Love Again movements. Please read with three tablespoons of caution and a teaspoon of humour. These two weren’t my first choices either. But I bounce back a little quicker than you. Call it resilience or emotional elasticity. You remind me of people just ... Read More »

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  • Teach kids to play safe this summer

    As a 19-year-old graduate of the War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program and a safety ambassador for the PLAYSAFE program, I have met kids who have lost limbs in accidents that could have been prevented. With the weather warming up, it’s a good time to teach kids about the dangers that can come with summer, ... Read More »

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  • Is STEP program really such a good deal?

    The Alberta Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP) is advertised by the Government of Alberta (GOA) to allow students to obtain work experience through subsidised wages to those student workers. $10 million is allocated to this program in 2016. I applied to hire two summer students through this program, and was turned down. The funds had ... Read More »

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