July 26th, 2014

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Garrett SimmonsLethbridge Heraldgsimmons@lethbridgeherald.comSouthern Alberta is known for its vast network of irrigation, which allows producers to grow several crops unique to this region.Potatoes, sugar beets and the famous Taber corn are just some of the crops often associated with this part of the country. But

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  • Glenwood couple whose son died of meningitis to stand trial

    lethbridge herald -FORT MACLEOD A Glenwood couple whose toddler died of meningitis more than two years ago has been committed to stand trial following a preliminary hearing in Fort Macleod. David and Collet Stephan, who are charged with failing to provide the necessities of life to their 19-month-old... Read More »

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  • More time needed to assess abduction suspect

    lethbridge herald Doctors need more time to examine a southern Alberta woman accused of abducting her two young daughters in May and fleeing to B.C. Trina Marie Meisel was remanded in custody following a bail hearing June 25 in Lethbridge provincial court and ordered to undergo a psychiatric... Read More »

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  • Korean War vets will never forget

    Melissa Villeneuve FOR THE HERALD It’s been called “Canada’s forgotten war,” but Lethbridge Korean War veterans will never forget the sacrifice made. A total of 26,791 Canadians served in the Korean War, with 1,558 casualties and 516 killed, and they will be remembered with a wreath-laying ceremony on... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Win and you’re in for LFC women — team on cusp of playoffs heading into weekend

    Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comThroughout the Alberta Major Soccer League season, the Lethbridge FC women’s team has been sporting a new attitude.That fresh mindset has the team on the cusp of a AMSL playoff berth as 2-7-2 LFC hosts a pair of home games Saturday and Sunday. ... Read More »

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  • LFC at the top of the table

    Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comThe Lethbridge Football Club men’s soccer team is inching closer to clinching first place in the Alberta Major Soccer League.This weekend, the team will have two more chances to lock up top spot in the league as well as play their first home games... Read More »

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  • Whalley, B.C. leads the pack

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDWhalley, B.C.’s entry into the Junior Canadian Little League Championship has established itself as the class of the tournament, so far. No team has come within seven runs of the 5-0 British Columbia representative, although the Medicine Hat Mavericks will take a swing or two at that record today... Read More »

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  • 5th on 5tha key player

    Not everyone graduates with a university degree. Even fewer have the opportunity for a good-paying job out of high school, or to slide into a role with a highly profitable family business. Some young people, for whatever reason, struggle to nail down a rewarding career and a job that pays them well enough to cope ... Read More »

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  • Protecting the interests of gov’t and not taxpayers

    Heather Forsyth Wildrose Health Critic MLA Calgary-Fish Creek The Public Interest Commissioner revealed this past week that a senior Alberta Health Services (AHS) executive failed to disclose a direct conflict of interest in a $75,000 sole-source consulting contract. In particular, this executive was the former partner and shareholder with the corporation that received this contract. ... Read More »

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  • Flood mitigation practices pay off in south

    It’s been a busy month in my job as Minister of Municipal Affairs. Most of the communities that faced the devastating floods of 2013 were spared last month, but areas of the Blood Reserve and the Municipal District of Willow Creek were still hit hard by overland flooding. I know many Lethbridge residents were forced ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Thank you for support of Women Pilots

    Re: “Pioneering pilot honoured,” July 9; “Dreams can take flight,” July 11; “Stamp of approval,” July 14. On behalf of the East Canada Section of the 99s (Women Pilots) who hosted the Rosella Bjornson stamp launch on July 13 at the Lethbridge Airport, we want to say a sincere thank you to the Lethbridge Herald ... Read More »

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  • On this, sir, we disagree

    The July 13th. Herald edition, carried a letter with a lot of rancor, from a regular Herald scribe, who has seriously insulted a very astute professor and an acknowledged leader in public policy and indepth economic and political awareness. I am certain of the line up of offended readers, in the ready, to refute your ... Read More »

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  • Guaranteed income idea has some merit

    Re: “$20,000 per person: Activists push for guaranteed minimum income for Canadians,” Benjamin Shingler, Canadian Press, June 30. (https://ca.news.yahoo.com/20-000-per-person-activists-push-guaranteed-minimum-173717556.html) A guaranteed income would give people funds for additional consumption without increasing the economy’s productive capacity which in the long run could be inflationary. It might also result in the divisive perception of two classes of ... Read More »

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