November 27th, 2014

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Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com The rescue effort for a trio of missing southern Albertans in Montana has turned fully into a recovery mission, the Glacier County Sheriff’s Office in Cut Bank confirmed after the body of 63-year-old Kazuhiko (Kaz) Hayashizaki was recovered from Mission Lake. The Glacier County sheriff’s

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  • Giving something a little extra this year

    There is a new way to show support for the Food for Thought campaign. The Lethbridge Herald Charitable Foundation’s annual Christmas-season fundraiser is well underway, and while most people donate simply to help the cause, The Herald is making sure those who contribute get a little extra recognition... Read More »

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  • Drive-by city data downloads for meters

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Do snowdrifts make your electricity meter a little inaccessible some days? The city has an answer for that – drive-by data downloads. Some of the city’s meters are already set up to transmit monthly readings when a specially equipped truck drives by. Now,... Read More »

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  • Human foosball tourney seeks participants

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Have you ever played foosball? How about “human foosball”? The Alzheimer Society is providing a twist on the popular game by making the court giant size and adding human players for the Building Memories Human Foosball Tournament, a fundraising event planned for March 14-15, ... Read More »

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  • New game plan needed to eradicate HIV

    Laurie Edmiston EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CATIE The world got some inspiring news at last summer’s International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia: UNAIDS said we are positioned to see the end of the HIV epidemic by 2030. To achieve this goal, it proposed that by 2020, 90 per cent of people living with HIV globally should be ... Read More »

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  • More support for pharmacare

    A growing number of Canadians are getting behind the idea of a pharmacare plan for Canada. This week, the next generation of physicians brought the message to parliamentarians that a cost-effective universal pharmacare system is worth examining. The Canadian Federation of Medical Students held its annual Lobby Day on Monday, during which it met with ... Read More »

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  • Child poverty effort falls short

    It was a noble goal, to eliminate child poverty by the year 2000. Unfortunately, it fell short of the mark. Now, 25 years after Parliament set its sights on improving life for disadvantaged kids in Canada, child poverty is worse than it was in 1989. “It is shameful that a full generation of children has ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • PM not reason Canada a target of terrorism

    It seems even recent history escapes those with a monomaniacal axe to grind. Does Ramma Sawhney (Nov. 12 letter) actually think Canada was free of Islamist threats because the Liberals were in charge? Al-Qaida made its first specific threat against Canada on Nov. 12, 2002. The Chretien government’s response was delivered right here in Lethbridge ... Read More »

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  • Failing to see the bigger picture?

    Brainwashing is accomplished by repetition and lack of rest, creating stress. Our sense of reality is socially constructed. Certain assumptions are built in. Social insularity allows politicians and so-called experts to fabricate reasons for war and national security. Once we start down that rabbit hole, leaders fall into group think, vast leaps of faith can ... Read More »

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  • Canada needs growth, not income splitting

    Buried in the federal government’s fall fiscal update was some major news: economic growth in Canada will decline year-after-year for the next five years. Let me say that again: from 2015 to 2019, growth will decline each and every year. Faced with this sad prognosis, the Conservatives are putting all their eggs in the income ... Read More »

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