December 19th, 2014

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Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com It’s a “season for sharing,” says Gail Petrie, the main organizer for the 12th annual Sock It To ’Em campaign. Wednesday morning at Park Meadows Elementary School, representatives from five different organizations — Wood’s Homes, the YWCA Harbour House, the Lethbridge Emergency Shelter, More for

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Local News

  • Magrath man sentenced to house arrest on drugs and weapons charges

    lethbridge herald A Magrath man caught with an assault rifle, marijuana and cocaine has been sentenced to house arrest. Steven Mitchell Reyes pleaded guilty Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court to one count each of drug possession, drug possession for the purpose of trafficking, and unauthorized possession of a... Read More »

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  • Castle Mountain to open for season today

    PINCHER CREEK After a weather related delay, all systems are go this weekend for Castle Mountain Resort. The southern Alberta ski location will officially open today, with Huckleberry, Green chair and Barney lift operating, as the resort will start its full seven-day-a-week operation. Extra terrain will open once... Read More »

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  • ‘Some very angry, upset people’

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com “There are some very angry, upset people,” says Gary Bikman. But the southern Alberta MLA – one of nine Wildrose members who switched to the ruling Conservatives this week – reports he’s also getting positive feedback from his Cardston-Taber-Warner constituents. Bikman, party leader... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Taber’s Brandon Davidson makes his NHL debut

    Greg Price Southern Alberta Newspapers Brandon Davidson has worked for everything he’s gotten in his hockey career. Everything Davidson has endured he has faced head-on, and last Wednesday the six-foot-two, 215-pound defenceman from Taber fulfilled a dream when he played his first game as a National Hockey League player. Davidson... Read More »

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  • LCI basketball teams earn LSAA wins

    Lethbridge The LCI boys and girls basketball teams scored a sweep over Winston Churchill during Lethbridge Schools Athletic Association action Tuesday. In the boys game LCI won 52-33 and in the girls game, LCI posted a 53-27 win. In the boys game, Lucas Knitel-Allnen led LCI with ... Read More »

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  • Sugar Queens win royally

    Picture Butte The Picture Butte Sugar Queens reigned on their home court last weekend. The Sugar Queens downed Stirling High School 37-34 to capture this year’s Rule The Court Tournament Saturday at Picture Butte High School. Picture Butte nearly got the tournament sweep, but the Sugar Kings were... Read More »

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  • 2014 a year of challenges for council

    The year 2014 provided no shortage of challenging issues and events for city council. We faced many serious and unique challenges, and these were opportunities for council to demonstrate leadership in order to achieve positive results for our city. Urban Drilling The most prominent issue during the first half of 2014 was urban oil and ... Read More »

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  • Alberta’s political landscape shaken up

    The world of Alberta politics is much different than almost anywhere else. We have witnessed a political dynasty the likes of which have rarely, if ever, been witnessed in any other democratic jurisdiction on the planet. But just mere months ago, it appeared the Progressive Conservative party’s over-four-decade grip on power was coming to an ... Read More »

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  • No easy fix for income inequality

    Everyone is no doubt aware of the widening gap between the rich and poor in society. In fact, economic inequality was the primary focus of the Occupy Wall Street protest which made headlines a few years ago. But a new survey from the Broadbent Institute suggests Canadians actually underestimate how wide that gap really is. ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Tom King was right; they’re after the land

    “They’re coming for our land.” That was Tom King’s answer to a question from the audience. The former University of Lethbridge professor was speaking to a forum a couple of years ago on the substance of his 2012 book “The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America.” That book won the ... Read More »

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  • Where is letter writer’s proof?

    In reference to Margaret Giesbrecht’s Dec. 11 letter to the Herald, she asks whether our public schools are “sexual orientation stations where our students are informed about all the weird and immoral modes of sexual behaviour that seem so prevalent now?” These are serious accusations. Could Ms. Giesbrecht provide specific information about where, when and ... Read More »

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  • Let’s have more ‘good news’ items

    Reading the Herald this morning (Dec. 9), a big smile immediately crossed my face. A little girl from Nicholas Sheran School was pictured on the front page singing her heart out and absolutely filled with joy. What a contrast to the usual doom and gloom of the Middle East and the travesties of the Harper ... Read More »

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