October 6th, 2015

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Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Curiosity about canola won 11-year-old Karissa Hazelwood a trip to Ottawa to attend Canada’s History Forum with the 2015 Young Citizens contest. Hazelwood is one of only 26 young Canadians across the country to be selected, and one of two from Alberta. From Oct. 15-18,

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  • Investigation unearths stories

    Over the past two years, history has been revitalized thanks to Alberta Museums Association (AMA) grants which enabled the Galt Museum Collections’ Department to employ a term collections assistant. The museum’s online database has been improved and grown thanks to the investigation of “Jane Edmundson, who came... Read More »

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  • Attempted murder charges result from weekend assault

    lethbridge herald A 45-year-old man has been charged with three counts of attempted murder in relation to a stabbing assault on three family members at a home near Grassy Lake Sunday. Patrick McGann, of Taber, has also been charged with one count of possession of a weapon for... Read More »

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  • City man charged for indecent act

    lethbridge herald Lethbridge Regional Police have charged a 54-year-old man with committing an indecent act following an incident Friday night. At approximately 9:24 p.m., a 19-year-old woman reported an unknown man masturbating outside a home along the 200 block of Columbia Boulevard. A 16-year-old girl and 18-year-old woman... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Canes add new faces to board

    Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Hurricanes put three new people on its board of directors at Monday’s annual general meeting at the Enmax Centre. Six spots were open on the team’s board — one more than the annual number thanks to Brian McNaughton’s resignation... Read More »

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  • No sale: Hurricanes AGM sells tickets, shares — but not the franchise

    Good Sport column by Dylan Purcellsports@lethbridgeherald.comWhat, that’s it?The Lethbridge Hurricanes held a two-hour annual general meeting and except for a season ticket pitch, never mentioned the word “Sale.”In another break from the financial soap opera the team’s AGMs have become, the... Read More »

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  • Rushworth powers Horns to win

    Woodard, Dale Lethbridge What a Rush indeed for the The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men’s soccer team. The Pronghorns defeated the University of Calgary Dinos 3-2 during Canada West action Sunday afternoon at the University of Lethbridge Stadium. Fourth-year midfielder Chris Rushworth scored all three Horns goals – including the game-winner in the 71st minute ... Read More »

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  • Canada should do more to aid refugees

    Mansoor Ladha The migrant crisis currently facing Europe and the tragic death of three-year-old Alan Kurdi, whose body was washed away on the shores of Turkey, brings back memories of the Asian exodus from Uganda in 1972. Ugandan dictator Idi Amin embarked upon a campaign of racial cleansing, expelling people of Asian descent, including third-generation ... Read More »

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  • Silence on suicide not the answer

    There’s an “understanding” that publicly speaking about suicide will somehow strengthen the resolve of others, had they been contemplating it, to attempt the act – as if applying the same logic that serial killers can sometimes inspire copycat murders. While some may believe this to be true, the majority of research shows this idea is, ... Read More »

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  • Parks fit for a Bizarro World?

    Submitted Article Ian Urquhart UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA Bizarro World … it was a world I read about in Superman comics as a kid. It was a world where situations were exactly the opposite of what you would expect them to be. On that planet the Alberta government’s Sept. 4 proclamation “Province to fully protect Castle ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Balanced budget or deficit: which is real NDP?

    “The days of passing on debt to future generations are over!” These words were not said by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, but by NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair. These are words that Canadians need to embrace, support and live by. The question is: are the NDP sincere? Is this a politician saying one thing to get ... Read More »

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  • Refugee crisis doesn’t mean the sky is falling

    Re: Letter to the Editor from Margaret Giesbrecht, Sept. 20 Herald. Calm your fevered brow, dear lady. Take a Tylenol and see your doctor in the morning. I believe I can say with certitude that the sky will not fall as there is no sighting of “displaced people” (your quote) on Highway 3. As a ... Read More »

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  • Health-care, emergency workers are ‘priceless’

    On June 12, a drastic change occurred in my life. My brother Robert and I were walking around Henderson Lake when three-quarters of the way around the lake I suffered a stroke. I was air-ambulanced to Calgary Foothills Hospital for treatment, transferred to Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, followed by six weeks of home team ... Read More »

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