August 20th, 2014

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Lethbridge HeraldOverheated brakes are believed responsible for a blaze that closed part of Highway 3 early Wednesday morning.Mat Conte, chief of the Coalhurst Fire Department, said some kind of mechanical problem with brakes on a transport trailer led to the overheating and fire, which spread to the rear

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  • Shipment of clothes lost in highway blaze

    Lethbridge HeraldOverheated brakes are believed responsible for a blaze that closed part of Highway 3 early Wednesday morning.Mat Conte, chief of the Coalhurst Fire Department, said some kind of mechanical problem with brakes on a transport trailer led to the overheating and fire, which spread to the rear... Read More »

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  • Police seeking public assistance to locate missing man

    Lethbridge Regional Police are seeking the public’s assistance to locate a missing 65-year-old man.Christian Peter Robertson was last seen Aug. 14 when he left his home and his family reported him missing on Monday. Robertson is a Caucasian male, approximately 6’2”, 186 lbs. with light brown (greying) hair and blue eyes. He may be wearing ... Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Man pleads guilty to theft in shed break-ins

    lethbridge herald Footprints and bicycle tire prints helped police nab a Lethbridge man who was stealing bottles and cans from residential sheds. Gary Vance Goodwin was seen trying break into a shed Dec. 7 of last year, but when the homeowner approached him as he was walking down... Read More »

    18 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Bullseye

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com It was over 50 years that Rudy Mack first took aim alongside Frank and Evelyn Leffingwell. What followed was a friendship that has stayed right on target and Mack trekked down from Calgary to attend the 14th Annual Frank Leffingwell Memorial Shoot at... Read More »

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  • Lethbridge Rugby Club men fall to Calgary Irish

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com On the plus side, a playoff berth is still a possibility for the Lethbridge Rugby Club men’s team. However, following a 27-20 loss the Calgary Irish Saturday afternoon at the Lethbridge Rugby Club, the LRC squad just made that run for a post-season... Read More »

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  • Former Jays greats to hold two-day clinic at Spitz Stadium

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Some Major League Baseball-calibre instructors will be on hand at Spitz Stadium today and Friday offering up some tricks of the trade for local young ball players. Former Blue Jays Roberto Alomar Jr., Lloyd Moseby, Rance Mulliniks and Duane Ward as well as... Read More »

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  • Sometimes you need a witch hunt

    Not only were government aircraft operated for personal use, government ministers vehemently attacked the Opposition in the legislature for even asking questions about the flights that the auditor general has now said were unacceptable. Hansard reveals some strategic responses from government. Danielle Smith, leader of the Wildrose Opposition, asked April 14 for an explanation about ... Read More »

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  • Ebola fears real, but not for us here

    A Hollywood movie is released every few years showing all of the world collapsing from a pandemic caused by some superbug. As much as the Chicken Littles over the past month have been pushing, we’re not facing this with the Ebola virus. If you’re worried about Ebola landing on North American shores, sorry to burst ... Read More »

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  • Xinjiang: ‘China’s Chechnya’

    It’s not really “China’s Chechnya” yet, but the insurgency in Xinjiang is growing fast. Incidents of anti-Chinese violence are getting bigger and much more frequent. Since March, 176 people have been killed in six separate attacks on Chinese police and government officials, local collaborators and ordinary Chinese residents of Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in northwestern ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Alternative for Harper is scary

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his government have been responsible for the health that Canada has as a nation. Harper is respected around the world and Canada has held number-one spot in leading the G7 out of the recession. Canada supports the only democratic nation in the Middle East: Israel. Instead of swallowing headlines, Harper ... Read More »

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  • Transparency act needed for charity and activist groups

    I have noted lately, with disappointment, letters to the editor bashing our governments without valid justification. That is if you dig deeper into the issues. Some are bashing our federal government for auditing so-called “charitable organizations” while others are bashing our provincial government for refusing to provide an audience for activist groups. Both, charitable organizations ... Read More »

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  • These are worrisome times we live in

    Are we getting ready for World War Three? We just commemorated the anniversary of the start of the First World War. I thought people would like to forget one of the greatest tragedies in world history, but we seem to be celebrating every movement of the war. The world thrives on war. The world finds ... Read More »

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