May 23rd, 2015

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Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comCity councillor Rob Miyashiro calls it “the largest project most of us will see in Lethbridge in our lifetime.”As importantly, he said, Phase 1 of the Crossings Leisure Complex is on time and on budget.Representatives from all levels of government, user groups and

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Local News

  • City man accused of defrauding Taber business of almost $1M

    taber A Lethbridge man is accused of defrauding a Taber agriculture business of nearly $1 million. Taber police said the business was the victim of a scam between March and July 2013 in which hay was obtained but no money paid. The business was defrauded of more than... Read More »

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  • Quilting’s national showcase coming to Lethbridge for first time

    Quilt Canada 2015 taking place June 4-6 at U of L Teresa Petriw QUILT CANADA 2015 LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Excitement is mounting as we prepare for “Blown Away” in Lethbridge, the host city for Quilt Canada 2015. Members from the Lethbridge Centennial Quilters Guild have been busy... Read More »

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  • Fraud charges stayed against Stirling man

    lethbridge herald A southern Alberta man scheduled for trial in connection with a fraudulent ticket scheme no longer faces charges. Charges of false pretenses and fraud over $5,000 were stayed by the Crown Thursday, the day Lyle Henry Friesen of Stirling was set to stand trial. Friesen pleaded... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • LCI, Raymond earn berths to league final

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com The final is set, and the league will have a new champion for 2015. Following semifinal wins on Wednesday, the Raymond Comets and the LCI Rams are set to square off Friday for this season’s Lethbridge Regional High School Baseball League postseason title... Read More »

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  • Canes ink new, young prospect

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Hurricanes have another piece of the future locked up. Prospect Tyler Strath, who was selected 59th overall in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft, has signed a Standard Player Agreement with the local club, the team announced Wednesday. Strath, who will turn... Read More »

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  • Baseball leads off high school post-season action

    The end is near. No need for alarm, I’m simply referring to the end of the 2014-15 local high school athletic campaign. – – In fact, I see the Lethbridge Regional High School Baseball League post-season goes this week, with semifinals today (teams unknown as I write... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Medicine access is lagging

    Canadians can consider themselves fortunate to live in a country where they have access to the latest advances in medicine. Well, perhaps not in all cases. A new report commissioned by Rx&D, an organization representing Canada’s research-based pharmaceutical companies, indicates that Canadians are lagging behind most of the developed countries in terms of access to ... Read More »

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  • Incredible lightness of being Albertan

    Trevor Harrison UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE It’s hard to describe, but every day since May 5, I’ve awakened with the sense of a large weight lifted. I am not alone. Many of us in Alberta feel lighter since the New Democrat’s electoral victory. The feeling is strange. I like it, but the reality has not sunk ... Read More »

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  • Time for U.S. to lose its COOL

    Can cooler heads prevail and head off a trade war between Canada, Mexico and the U.S. over discredited American COOL (country of origin labelling) rules for meat? The potential for a bruising, multi-billion-dollar trade battle – which would hurt consumers in all affected countries – has heated up after the World Trade Organization this week ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Collectivism has caused oppressive episodes

    I am, gladly, no longer a socialist. The foundation of socialism is collectivism, a philosophy whereby the group supersedes the individual, whereby rights are subject to public vote, and whereby the state has the divine authority to intervene wheresoever it deems proper. Common good before individual good. The most oppressive episodes of the last century ... Read More »

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  • Helping the poor would pay dividends

    The CBC quoted Statistics Canada that people living in poverty, five per cent of the population, cost the Alberta Health Service 56 per cent of its total health-care budget (May 8, the CBC National). The figure is even worse in Ontario with 68 per cent of the budget. It’s a staggering statistic. Poor people cannot ... Read More »

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  • Animal cruelty is not entertainment

    Ringling Circus has decided to stop touring with elephants after being fined $270,000 for mishandling animals. The common use of bullocks, prods and shackles was considered in violation of Federal Law in the U.S. According to Animal Defenders International, numerous countries around the world have now banned the use of animals in circuses, and in ... Read More »

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