January 28th, 2015

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Lethbridge Herald Police know where he’s been — at eight bank robberies across three provinces. But they have arrested no suspects. And they don’t know where the man who held up a Lethbridge bank earlier this month is hiding out now. So local police forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted

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Local News

  • Four people face total of 19 charges in connection with drug-trafficking investigation

    Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) arrested four people in relation to a drug-trafficking investigation, with drugs and guns being seized from a south Lethbridge home. On Jan. 23, ALERT Lethbridge, an integrated team consisting of Lethbridge Regional Police Services and RCMP members, executed a search warrant at a home in the 700-block of 13th ... Read More »

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  • SPCA removes 201 dogs from property near Milk River in largest operation in its history

    A property near Milk River was the scene of the largest Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals operation in its history. On Jan. 13, the Alberta SPCA completed the removal of 201 dogs from the property, a removal which happened in two stages. On Dec. 23, 2014, the dog owner had voluntarily ... Read More »

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  • Christian schools to join LSD No. 51 effective this September

    Lethbridge School District No. 51 and the Society for Christian Education in Southern Alberta, have announced Immanuel Christian Elementary School and Immanuel Christian High School will be joining the district, effective September, 2015. After a year of discussions, the district board of trustees formally approved the society’s request to join the district. That approval was ... 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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  • Let’s talk about mental health

    Mental health has been in the news lately, and continues to be in the spotlight this week with the annual Bell Let’s Talk Day being recognized today. The fifth annual awareness day is aimed at spurring a national conversation about mental health issues. Six-time Olympic medallist Clara Hughes is the national spokesperson for Let’s Talk ... Read More »

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  • Giving kids a good start on literacy

    Reading skills key to success as adults Given the choice between reading a book and playing a video game, most youngsters will likely choose the video game. That’s because of the perception that the video game provides more entertainment. But books can be fun and entertaining, too, and adults – particularly parents – can play ... Read More »

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  • Political shakeup coming for Greece?

    “I wouldn’t like extreme forces to come to power. I would prefer if known faces show up,” said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, talking about Greece’s election. But his hopes for a quiet life will be dashed. Syriza, the radical left-wing party that leapt to prominence in the 2012 election with 27 per cent of ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • 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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  • Climate letter filled with misinformation

    Clive Schaupmeyer’s letter (“Who says a warmer earth is a bad thing?”, Jan. 18) is full of misinformation. To begin, the two scientists, Kevin Trenberth and Yu Kosaka, are quoted out of context. Trenberth begins with, “Although the 2000s are by far the warmest decade on record . . .” And Kosaka concludes with, “the ... Read More »

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  • Some will always oppose progress

    I wish to comment on Ken Ikle’s letter of Wednesday, Jan. 21, “City taking on too much debt for projects.” Mr. Ikle opposes the building of several facilities. He lists at least five. Personally I will probably not use these buildings. However, I fully support the building of these facilities as they will make Lethbridge ... Read More »

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