November 21st, 2014

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Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Nearly 60 surgeries and medical procedures have been postponed at Chinook Regional Hospital since Wednesday following the discovery of a “fine, black” residue on some surgical equipment used in operating rooms and day procedures. Sean Chilton, chief zone officer for Alberta Health Services&#

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Local News

  • Hearing set for murder case

    lethbridge herald The lawyer for a Lethbridge man accused of killing 37-year-old Cynthia Pearl Badarm two months ago is expected to schedule a preliminary hearing during the accused’s next court appearance. Greg White told court Thursday that three days would be needed for the hearing, and the matter... Read More »

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  • Missing 46-year-old man found dead beneath High Level Bridge

    Lethbridge Herald Following a search of the river valley Wednesday morning, the body of a man was located behind the Heritage Heights subdivision beneath the High Level Bridge. Police have confirmed the body is that of 46-year-old Mark Alexander Symons, who was previously reported missing. An autopsy is... Read More »

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  • McCain honours top growers

    Submitted by McCain Foods (Canada) Tamminga Farms Ltd. of Taber was named the 2013-2014 McCain Champion Potato Grower for the McCain Coaldale plant during the 15th annual McCain Growers’ Banquet held Nov. 3 at the Lethbridge Lodge. More than 110 guests gathered to celebrate the top growers and... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Journey to Olympic gold a simple step — Carla MacLeod on hand for Wednesday KidSport luncheon

    Dylan Purcell Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com “Because you asked.” The journey to a pair of Olympic gold medals started with as simple a step as Carla MacLeod asking her parents if she could play hockey. MacLeod, who won Olympic and world championship gold with Canada’s national women’s hockey team, wanted to... Read More »

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  • Earth-shaking gold for local

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com It was truly an earth-moving experience for Tyler Aiken. The Lethbridge broomballer recently returned from the Land of the Rising Sun with a gold medal around his neck following the World Broomball Championship in Tomakomai, Japan, Nov. 3-7. But if the gold-medal moment... Read More »

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  • Music to their ears

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The horn has sounded for the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns swim team. Literally. Judging by what was taking place at practice Tuesday afternoon at the Max Bell Pool as the Pronghorns get set to host the Canada West Swim Championships Friday through Sunday,... Read More »

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  • uilding relationship with province

    Alberta Premier Jim Prentice’s visit to Lethbridge last week provided a welcome opportunity to begin developing a positive relationship with our new provincial leader and to advocate on behalf of our community on several important issues. Those issues included capital funding programs, the local effects of cuts to provincial programs and the arts, our ongoing ... Read More »

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  • Shopping locally makes sense

    Lethbridge is a city of nearly 100,000 people. A myriad of shopping options exist here, yet as a city located both close to the metropolis of Calgary and a hop, skip and a jump from the American border, local shoppers have plenty of other options. Yes, a city with a population of over a million ... Read More »

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  • Nutrition for hungry students

    Community’s generosity key to success of Herald’s Food for Thought campaign Every year, the generosity of Lethbridge and surrounding areas is on full display in so many ways. Southern Albertans contribute to so many worthy causes on an annual basis, which benefits our communities in countless ways. Each year when the calendar turns to November, ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Curbside recycling would benefit entire community

    The rhetoric surrounding the issue of curbside recycling seems to centre around cost concerns. Some members of the community believe it will be an unnecessary burden on taxpayers. However, one point to consider is that many other Canadian communities have had this service in place for years. Another point is that our recycling facilities have ... Read More »

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  • Higher royalty rates would help pay for Alberta’s needs

    The extreme jubilation and heightened elation here in Alberta over the U.S. Republican Party victory in the House and Senate is very puzzling, when one has researched the benefits of the meagre royalty receipts from the Alberta resources that Albertans have received for decades. The question is, who is going to benefit in this province ... Read More »

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  • Korean War did involve exchange of territory

    I noticed a few glitches in The Herald’s Nov. 11 special supplement. In Korea, there was an exchange of territory. Originally, the occupation zones (U.S. and Soviet) were divided at the 38th parallel of latitude, and became the de facto border for two years when the two nations were established in 1948. When the armistice ... Read More »

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