April 16th, 2014

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Caroline Zentnerlethbridge heraldczentner@lethbridgeherald.comWhen John Prentice donated $8 million to the University of Lethbridge in 2006 he probably couldn’t have imagined The Prentice Institute would grow into the internationally recognized centre it is today.The Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy celebrated five full years of operation

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Local News

  • Three face charges in relation to theft from cars

    Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge regional police have charged three people in connection with a series of thefts from unlocked vehicles in the SunRidge and Paradise Canyon neighbourhoods last week. Two men and a woman were arrested the morning of April 11 in Paradise Canyon after police responded to a... Read More »

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  • City brokerage not necessary, council told

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com An Ontario consultants’ report, rejecting a suggestion the city create its own in-house brokerage, has been filed by city council. But council members are reluctant to accept its findings, all but ensuring further debate in months ahead. “This isn’t the end of it,... Read More »

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  • Board can make a difference

    Last month, I had an opportunity to attend the 19th National Congress on Rural Education, in Saskatoon, Sask. Board chair Colleen Deitz, vice-chair Don Zech and I were invited to make a presentation on “The Difference One Board Can Make.” Colleen and Don were both on the board... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Coby Iwaasa makes return for Junior Nationals tourney

    Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comIt would be understandable if Coby Iwaasa rolls into Junior Nationals a tad tuckered out.After all, when the Lethbridge racquetball player heads to Grande Prairie for the week-long event starting April 21, he’ll do so having rolled off the plane following a flight from... Read More »

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  • Alexis Iwaasa captures coveted Montana title

    Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comThe third time truly was the charm for Alexis Iwaasa.Taking her third shot at reigning state champion Deeann Mooney of Missoula, Montana in the gold medal game of the The Montana State Open last weekend, the 15-year-old from Lethbridge finally topped her opponent to... Read More »

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  • Zephyr club taking new members

    Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comA new gymnastics club has tumbled onto the local scene.The Zephyr Athletic Arts had a solid performance at the Artistic Gymnastics Provincial Championships last weekend at the University of Lethbridge.Now, the new club looks to continue building on its base of athletes after... Read More »

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  • Consumers at market’s mercy

    Lack of cellphone competition means Canadians pay high prices The wireless industry has been a hot topic in Canada. It would have been difficult for the average Canadian to have not been drawn into the debate in some form, as the Government of Canada and the industry have traded barbs. Government advertising has focused on ... Read More »

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  • Ongoing battle against stigma of mental illness

    Austin Mardon My wife often tells me that we are only as sick as our secrets. If you have nothing to hide, even from yourself, life can be much easier. People are often shocked at my willingness to be so public about my illness. On the one hand, it is nice not having to hide, ... Read More »

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  • Repairing Alberta’s safety net

    For close to 50 years, Family and Community Support Services has provided an important social safety net for Alberta’s most vulnerable citizens. But the safety net is becoming frayed as a result of funding pressures that are only going to increase if the provincial government doesn’t take action. That’s why Lethbridge Councillor Jeff Carlson is ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Criticism of Putin’s actions shows double standard

    The western nations should tone down their high-handed rhetoric over Putin’s actions and rewind their memory to 2002. The United States invaded Iraq based on lies, causing hundreds of thousands of deaths of innocent civilians, devastated the nation and led to a bloody civil war. There was not a whimper of protest by the western ... Read More »

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  • Better notification needed for town’s boil-water advisory

    A while back the mayor of Lethbridge, city council and administration was chastised by the citizens for supposedly jumping the gun on a boil-water advisory. Recently we in Fort Macleod came under a boil-water order without being properly notified. Which of the two would you prefer? On April 7 at 9:45 p.m., we residents at ... Read More »

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  • Clarification

    A letter to the editor in Sunday’s Herald, headlined “Hydraulic fracturing is proven, safe technology,” did not include the writer’s title. AJ Goodman is the executive director of Shale Resource Centre Canada... Read More »

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