November 25th, 2014

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Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com The holiday season is seen as a joyous time for most people. But for some women and children, especially those who need assistance from the YWCA Harbour House and women’s residence, it can be a trying time. “We see a lot of people that are

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  • Snow and plunging temperatures expected this weekend as Environment Canada issues special weather statement

    Look out Lethbridge, this weekend, the weather is going to get rough. Environment Canada issued a special weather statement this afternoon for the Lethbridge-Taber-Milk River areas, as heavy snow is likely on the way. A major Pacific frontal system will bring heavy snowfall to parts of southern Alberta later this week, mainly over the mountain ... Read More »

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  • Girls in the band

    Today’s Lethbridge Community Band has several things in common with its early counterparts. They were formed because of a desire for a band, they wear uniforms, have an executive, perform at many civic concerts, and they have both female and male players. But it wasn’t so in the... Read More »

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  • City to aid with major event bids

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Skate Canada, the Tour of Alberta, the women’s world championships in curling – Lethbridge is ready for major sports events. And now there’s a fund to help local groups attract and run those exciting competitions. City council, sitting as the city’s finance committee,... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • None better at playing the game his own way

    Good Sports: By Dylan Purcell It is always the worst quote to get and it is the most common. “We have to play our game.” The familiarity of the refrain builds the contempt for it. Today, I’ve taken a different look at what it means. “Play our game” was one... Read More »

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  • Journey to Olympic gold a simple step — Carla MacLeod on hand for Wednesday KidSport luncheon

    Dylan Purcell Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com “Because you asked.” The journey to a pair of Olympic gold medals started with as simple a step as Carla MacLeod asking her parents if she could play hockey. MacLeod, who won Olympic and world championship gold with Canada’s national women’s hockey team, wanted to... Read More »

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  • Earth-shaking gold for local

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com It was truly an earth-moving experience for Tyler Aiken. The Lethbridge broomballer recently returned from the Land of the Rising Sun with a gold medal around his neck following the World Broomball Championship in Tomakomai, Japan, Nov. 3-7. But if the gold-medal moment... Read More »

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  • First Nations water systems improving

    co-ordination between rural and first nations communities could speed improvements Nicolas Allarie and Joseph Quesnel FRONTIER CENTRE FOR PUBLIC POLICY Deplorable water and sewage systems on many First Nations reserves are a real concern. This situation is exceptionally tragic when one considers that more than 90 per cent of First Nations communities are located near ... Read More »

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  • Veterans deprived of funds?

    Angry veterans groups were demanding answers last week after it was revealed that Veterans Affairs had returned upwards of $1.1 billion in unspent funds over a seven-year period to the government treasury. The money was returned to the treasury as is required government departments which don’t spend all of their appropriation with the budget year. ... Read More »

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  • Abe’s gamble: Snap election in Japan

    “I need to hear the voice of the people,” said Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “I will step down if we fail to keep our majority because that would mean our Abenomics is rejected.” And with that feeble excuse he announced that he was calling an election two years earlier than necessary, on 14 December. ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • All the killing, torture because of wars the West started

    This is a response to Jill Skiver’s letter (Nov. 16) criticizing my letter of Nov. 9. In Afghanistan, she says, the lives of woman and children have improved since the invasion in 2001. She offers no references for her opinions. A Thomson Reuters Foundation survey (Trustlaw Poll) June 2011 found that, “Afghanistan is the most ... Read More »

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  • Dumped wood products should be recycled

    Mayor Spearman and some councillors want to involve taxpayers in curbside recycling, for the “greater public good.” Given that only 25 per cent of the current waste stream heading to our landfill facility is attributable to residential waste, would it not be more productive (and the effort pay larger dividends) if proportionate attention be directed ... Read More »

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  • Thanks, PCs, for the tax relief

    Re: “Surplus shrinks” (Nov. 13 Herald). We are pleased that the Conservatives are making good on their promise supporting the family unit. The family unit is the only institution that moulds the next generation of Canadians, and has always been the cornerstone of society, and always will be. No matter how many storms it faces, ... Read More »

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