May 29th, 2015

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Tijana MartinLethbridge Heraldtmartin@lethbridgeherald.comYou’re never too old for a university degree, and sometimes, you don’t even have to go to school to get one.Ian Tyson is a Canadian music legend perhaps best known for his song “Four Strong Winds,” which was played during ceremony IV of the

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  • U of L honours Canadian music legend

    Tijana MartinLethbridge Heraldtmartin@lethbridgeherald.comYou’re never too old for a university degree, and sometimes, you don’t even have to go to school to get one.Ian Tyson is a Canadian music legend perhaps best known for his song “Four Strong Winds,” which was played during ceremony IV of the... Read More »

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  • Precautionary Air Quality Advisory lifted for Lethbridge area

    Alberta Health Services (AHS) has lifted the precautionary air quality advisory in the Lethbridge area, originally issued Thursday. Air monitoring has shown the area is currently no longer being impacted by increased smoke and particulate matter from forest fires in northern Alberta. Residents are reminded that air quality can and will vary with weather conditions ... Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Debby Steacy honoured with 2015 University of Lethbridge Volunteer Award

    From the University of Lethbridge:A passion for supporting athletics that began with her own children and grew into tireless support for the entire Pronghorn Athletics program, set Debby Steacy’s volunteer efforts apart. On Thursday, the University of Lethbridge recognized the late Debby Steacy for her longstanding commitment to promoting Pronghorn athletes by awarding her the ... Read More »

    12 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Local golfers place in top five

    Canmore A pair of Lethbridge golfers earned a top-five placement at the MJT Bow Valley CU Classic. Teeing it up in the Junior boys division, Darin Bertschi, 17, carded consecutive rounds of 73 last Saturday for a total of 146, three strokes behind Garrett Kristjanson of Warren, Manitoba... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Friday night horse racing returns

    Garry Allison ROCKY MOUNTAIN TURF CLUB The first Friday night race card is all set for this weekend, post time is 6 p.m. Friday night racing will continue through June as part of the Rocky Mountain Turf Club’s Spring Meet. Of course there will be live racing this... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Local 12-year-old battles to Alberta title

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge’s Hayden Devoy just wanted to try a new sport. Two years later, at age 12, he became a provincial champion. Devoy, a Grade 6 student at St. Patrick Fine Arts Elementary School, won gold at the Canadian Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation Alberta Provincials... Read More »

    18 hours ago


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  • CPP expansion: good or bad idea?

    Expansion of the Canada Pension Plan is being bandied about by politicians this week, spurred by the federal Conservatives’ sudden reversal on the issue. Stephen Harper’s Conservatives, who have long been against the notion of expanding the plan, reversed course this week by promising to look into the possibility of letting people put more earnings ... Read More »

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  • Shining light on Senate spending

    Perhaps audit will ensure taxpayers’ money is treated with more respect Suspended senator Mike Duffy may be viewed by many Canadians as the poster boy for what’s wrong with the Canadian Senate, but in a way, we owe him a debt of gratitude. Duffy’s standing as the primary focus of the scandal involving Senate expenses ... Read More »

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  • Smaller cabinet at helm

    It’s official. After 44 years, there’s a new government running things in Alberta. New premier Rachel Notley and her fellow NDP cabinet ministers took their oaths of office Sunday and the task of guiding the province now rests in their hands. Notley’s government features a trimmed-down cabinet with just 12 ministers, including herself, a departure ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • All worldviews aren’t treated equally

    In an article regarding the Lord’s Prayer in public schools (May 21), Glenda Richards states, “I have nothing against people sending their children to Christian or Catholic schools. If you want religion for your children, please pay the money. In a public school, you can’t have the government indoctrinating children into religion.” Ms. Richards seems ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Who is bullying who over issue of prayer in school?

    After reading the Lethbridge Herald article of Thursday, May 21 about the issue of the Lord’s Prayer, I must commend the Dr. Hamman School Parent Council for having sent out a survey to 175 parents asking them about their wishes in regards to having the Lord’s Prayer recited in their school. Of the more than ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Humanitarian aid comes from taxpayers

    I would like to acknowledge all who attended the recent Lethbridge fundraiser for the victims of the earthquakes in Nepal and who donated funds. I encourage everyone to contact the Bhutanese Cultural Association in Lethbridge to learn more. I am disappointed that the local Conservative Party of Canada representative, Rachael Harder, took this as an ... Read More »

    18 hours ago


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