January 30th, 2015

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Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com It’s a remnant of an era before indoor plumbing, when you put on your coat and shoes to go to “the loo.” Many still encounter them at cottages or campgrounds, and now one historic outhouse could become part of the artifact collection at the Galt

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  • ‘Today’s the day we enjoy’

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com The walls are stacked with photographs, memories of places travelled, family history, and a map of Ron Stallard’s home province, Nova Scotia. On the back of the front door, more than a dozen miniature flags from countries he’s visited are pasted, and he... Read More »

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  • Blood Tribe Police charge Hobbema man with firearms offences

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD An anonymous tip has resulted in charges being laid against a Hobbema man. On Sunday, the Blood Tribe Police Service Crime Reduction Unit, received a tip from the community, and based on the information provided, a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant was executed on... Read More »

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  • Party crashers sentenced

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Had Declan O’Reilly come across a bear while walking in the woods, he might have been justified in discharging a can of pepper spray. But there weren’t any wild animals – at least of the four-legged variety – at a Lethbridge house party... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • High School Notebook: Net worth in various endeavours the bottom line

    By Dave Wells Despite our recent remarkable meteorological conditions there’s still no beach volleyball to tie to the local high school scene this week. However, a number of other sports where nets are a prime ingredient are in the forecast. • • • Taber W.R. Myers is the proud host of the... Read More »

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  • Steel hosting information sessions

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Steel women’s football team are getting ready for another season on the gridiron in the Western Women’s Canadian Football League. With indoor training sessions next month, the Steel will be holding new player information meetings Saturday from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at... Read More »

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  • McDonald getting his chance

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com As he pursues his hockey career, Kody McDonald has taken his game north. But on Saturday night, the product of Lethbridge was able to return to his southern Alberta roots as McDonald and his Prince George Cougars team paid a visit to the Enmax Centre... Read More »

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  • Prepare for self-driving autos

    News reports tell us automated vehicles are coming, and they could be just a few years away. While the idea of self-driving automobiles sounds like the stuff of science fiction, a new report from the Conference Board of Canada says they could be on our roads by 2020-25, and will bring with them both economic ... Read More »

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  • Obama misled on ‘warmest year’

    NOAA, NASA announcements of temperature records aren’t supported by statistics Tom Harris INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE SCIENCE COALITION If a public opinion poll showed that the difference between the support for political candidates was less than the survey’s margin of error, most people would understand that the candidates were effectively tied. But when it comes to climate ... Read More »

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  • Hockey should be a positive experience

    There are few things more Canadian than the good ol’ hockey game. But what most fail to realize is it takes a small army of volunteers to make things run smoothly every year, in order for kids to have a positive experience on the ice. Minor hockey organizations in Lethbridge and surrounding areas strive to ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Many reasons to quit fossil fuel use

    Cosmos Voutsinos asks many questions about climate change (Lethbridge Herald, Jan. 20) and states one engineer has redefined climate science in 5,000 hours of “research” over 18 months (64 hours a week – check your math). Thousands of highly specialized climate scientists have explored and defined climate change science over many decades and Cosmos says ... Read More »

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  • City can’t afford curbside recycling

    On reviewing the proposed new city curbside recycling project, there are many serious problems that residential homeowners should be very concerned about. The question is, at this time, do the citizens require a curbside recycling program? The ethical guidelines of this city council mandate the operation of a democratic local government, to be duly responsible ... Read More »

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  • Early election would break legislated commitment

    Some political pundits and media commentators are speculating that an early election will be called in Alberta. This would break a legislated commitment to Albertans that an election would not be held until the spring of 2016. Premier Prentice has been musing that he needs a mandate to solve a budgetary problem resulting from falling ... Read More »

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