February 7th, 2016

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Dozens take a frigid dip for the Special Olympics Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com City councillors Blaine Hyggen and Rob Miyashiro hadn’t even fully regained a proper body temperature on Saturday before they started calling out others to do a Polar Plunge. “There’s a challenge we’re going to put out

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  • Olympian challenges students to set goals

    Adam Kreek says to dream big and work hard Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Follow your heart and follow your passion: two often-cited motivational phrases. “That advice is garbage,” says Adam Kreek, 2008 Olympic rowing gold medallist for Canada. He meant the comment in jest, noting that passion... Read More »

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  • Hunger strike in Hat over jail conditions

    MEDICINE HAT NEWS There appears to be unrest brewing at the Medicine Hat Remand Centre, with several reports of a hunger strike by inmates over conditions at the city jail. In an interview from the facility, inmate Tyler Wells – in custody on charges stemming from an alleged... Read More »

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  • College opens doors to prospective students

    Open house offers indepth look at LC Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com About 200 faculty and staff at Lethbridge College came in to work on their day off Saturday. They were on hand for a campus-wide open house to help prospective students, their families and friends, find out... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Comets beat Bulldogs at home

    Lethbridge Herald – Raymond The Raymond Comets boys varsity basketball team defeated the Winston Churchill Bulldogs during Southern Alberta High School Basketball League action Saturday night in Raymond. Boomer Heggie topped Comets scorers with 28 points and teammate Chase Bohne contributed with 27 as Raymond topped the Bulldogs... Read More »

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  • Kodiaks shut down the Bronos in sweep

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge College Kodiaks women’s basketball team has demonstrated they can put up some points. After an 84-61 win over the Olds Broncos during Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference action Saturday afternoon at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium, the Kodiaks proved they can also play... Read More »

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  • Lethbridge College men score big win over Olds

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Chalk up an important win and a triple-digit outing to boot for the Lethbridge College Kodiaks men’s basketball team. The Kodiaks downed the Olds Broncos 100-91 during Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference action Friday night at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium. The win not only improves the... Read More »

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  • EU’s open borders could close

    “Europe has forgotten that history is fundamentally tragic,” said Manuel Valls, the French prime minister. “If Europe can’t protect its own borders, it’s the very idea of Europe that could be thrown into doubt. It could disappear – not Europe itself, not our values, but the European project, the concept we have of Europe, that ... Read More »

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  • Public input sought on assisted dying

    The month of January provided many opportunities for me to get out into the community. You may have seen me at the State of the City Address with Mayor Chris Spearman, the University of Lethbridge Farewell Dinner for Gordon E. Jong, the CHBA Building the Best Awards, having coffee with farmers in Picture Butte, or ... Read More »

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  • Family time has benefits

    The annual Family Day holiday is coming up Feb. 15. It’s a day intended to provide time for family togetherness. However, since not everyone has the day off, there are some people who won’t have the opportunity for this extra family time. Still, the idea is a good one. But a single day isn’t really ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Parental action urged on gender guidelines

    All concerned parents and grandparents should inform themselves on how the imposed school “guidelines” of the NDP government will affect their children, youth and families here in Alberta. Those school boards who do not adopt these guidelines will be penalized for funding. These “guidelines” are not part of the legislation, they were written up by ... Read More »

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  • Praise to gov’t for making housing a priority

    Re: New Alberta cabinet. Premier Rachel Notley should be complimented for elevating housing to a cabinet-level priority under Minister Lori Sigurdson. Our association hosted a meeting last week of government, industry and non-profit groups to share ideas about housing affordability across the income spectrum. We hoped to illustrate that the provincial government has a hand ... Read More »

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  • Stable power grid requires reserve capacity

    Re: “Correcting wind energy errors,” by Robert Hornung, president CanWEA, Jan. 23. Mr. Hornung, perhaps unintentionally, ended up misleading Albertans with his letter. Yes, in order for the grid to be stable and reliable, some kind of reserve capacity is always required, ready to kick in when one of the stations has a problem or ... Read More »

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