July 30th, 2014

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Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comWill there be a Costco or Walmart coming to the westside?   While none of the “large-format” anchor tenants have been named by developers of The Crossings, west Lethbridge’s future 1,700-acre commercial hub and lifestyle centre, several letters of intent have already been submitted.And

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  • Spend now or pay later for programs

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Invest funding now or face the consequences later. It’s a dichotomy often faced in relation to spending on social services and developmental assets, said Diane Randell, manager of community and social development for the City of Lethbridge. “A dollar spent in prevention saves... Read More »

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  • Hemp could be next breakthrough crop

    Garrett Simmons lethbridge herald gsimmons@lethbridgeherald.com Hemp could be positioned as a breakthrough crop for southern Alberta. That’s the hope of a Manitoba company looking for more of the plant’s seed to aid in the production of a line of health-food products. Last week, Manitoba Harvest officials visited southern... Read More »

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  • Blood Tribe police probing sudden death

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD A 34-year-old woman is dead after her body was discovered in a local river. Monday at 1:30 p.m., the Blood Tribe Police Service received a report that a woman had been missing since Sunday in the early afternoon. An investigation revealed the victim had been swimming... Read More »

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  • Love-hate link with energy sector

    Western Canadians appear to have a love-hate relationship with the energy sector, judging from a recent survey commissioned by the Canada West Foundation. The Ipsos Reid survey of about 3,000 Canadians, mostly from the four western provinces, found that while many respondents are critical of the energy industry’s environmental performance, many also recognize the economic ... Read More »

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  • Korean War vets played crucial part

    Canadians in Korea fought for freedom just as those in the two world wars did Tribute was paid Sunday to Lethbridge’s Korean War veterans during the Korean War Veterans Day ceremony at the Lethbridge Cenotaph near city hall. The date coincided with the date the three-year war ended in 1953 with the signing of an ... 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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Letters to The Editor

  • PM’s defence of Gaza attack a smear on our reputation

    It is a great shame and disappointment for me to witness our prime minister and his office smugly defend Israel’s attack and invasion of Gaza without a shred of sympathy for the Palestinians. The crisis has reached such a height that Richard Falk, the former UN Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights (who also happens ... Read More »

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  • Property owner is king of his castle

    I would like to clear the air: 1. I am not against exploration for gas or oil, pipelines or transmission lines. I am against the cavalier attitude and fracking. 2. The establishment had better get one thing straight and that is any property owner in Canada is king of his castle and it can only ... Read More »

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  • Health system couldn’t function without its caregivers

    The recent “Toast to caregivers” to be found in The Herald is to be commended for its brevity and clarity. However, much more needs to be said on the subject of health care’s “Best Kept Secret,” the caregivers. Their work passes unheralded – no brass band or public accolades for them – only the quiet ... Read More »

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