July 29th, 2015

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Melissa VilleneuveLethbridge Heraldmvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.comThe family of Lorne Miller say there is no closure after the man charged in his hit-and-run death entered a guilty plea to one of two charges in court on Tuesday.While they are happy to see Edward James Mikla plead guilty for the charge

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  • Funeral home faces lawsuit

    lethbridge herald A man who claims he was sexually assaulted when he worked in a funeral home more than three decades ago is suing the business for $1.5 million. The lawsuit names Martin Brothers Funeral Services in Lethbridge, owner and president Dale Martin Jr., Catherine Leah Martin and... Read More »

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  • City man honoured for service to veterans

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD John F. Moreland of Lethbridge was among 21 Albertans who recently received commendations for their exemplary service to veterans from Canada’s minister of Veterans Affairs, Erin O’Toole. The presentations were made at a ceremony in Calgary on June 14. Moreland is a Canadian Armed Forces veteran... Read More »

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  • Guilty plea to leaving scene

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge man who struck and killed a cyclist with his pickup truck in 2014 will be sentenced later this year. Edward James Mikla pleaded guilty Tuesday in Lethbridge Court of Queen’s Bench to a single count of failing to stop for an... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Pulling her weight

    Dylan PurcellLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.com Alyssa Fraser found out she had cancer. An unpronounceable, rare cancer that had caused her pain for more than a year without proper diagnosis in part because it is uncommon. After initially believing the polysyllabic disease was not cancerous, a doctor at the Children’s... Read More »

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  • Miners open with win — Lethbridge takes on Medicine Hat tonight at 7 p.m.

    Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.comThe worst thing Lethbridge Y’s Men Miners coach Jared Ruff could say about his team’s 14-5 win over the Tri-County Cardinals in their opening game of the Montana-Alberta American Legion Baseball North District championship tournament at Spitz Stadium Thursday night?They failed to get... Read More »

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  • Injury can’t keep DeLaet down

    THE CANADIAN PRESS- OAKVILLE, Ont. Graham DeLaet’s tough. He’s a golfer. The Weyburn, Sask., native injured his left thumb during the first round of the RBC Canadian Open but still finished his round and expects to keep playing Friday. Frustrated by the injury, DeLaet was glad to... Read More »

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  • Korean War vets deserve tributes

    Canada’s Korean War veterans had to keep fighting for 60 years after the war’s end to receive the full-fledged recognition they deserved. On Monday, Korean War Veterans Day paid tribute to the efforts of the Canadians who fought – and the 516 of them who died – while supporting the fight for freedom on the ... Read More »

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  • China and the ‘dead cat bounce’

    A few weeks ago, at the height of the panic in the Chinese stock markets, a sour joke was doing the rounds: “Last month, the dog was eating what I eat. Last week, I was eating what the dog eats. This week, I think I’ll eat the dog.” A lot of people have lost a ... Read More »

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  • Hitting city’s waste diversion targets

    It is always nice to have a target to strive for. Politicians, in particular, seem to have developed quite the affinity for the procedure, at all levels of government. Most often, these targets make for nice headlines, and hopefully, it gives those in the community the impression some real steps are being taken towards a ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Media shouldn’t reward negative attention-seekers

    I bought the paper yesterday (July 17) because the headline said “Optimism…” I am optimistic that the publicizing of the teen suspect images in the robbery will lead to their being caught so they can be helped to reform through the justice system. I am optimistic that knowing our legal system compensated victims of the ... Read More »

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  • Raphaela and her family need your prayers

    On June 4, I wrote to The Herald requesting prayer on behalf of Raphaela, a child now three and a half years of age who had survived a liver transplant and four other surgeries dealing with complications. It is truly a miracle she is alive! In that letter I mentioned that her family is from ... Read More »

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  • Gov’t panel a sham and waste of money

    On July 17 the Harper government announced a panel to examine the question of medically assisted dying. The panel is a sham and another waste of taxpayers’ money. There are three members on the panel and two of them gave evidence on behalf of the government in the Carter case and are totally biased against ... Read More »

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