December 1st, 2015

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J.W. Schnarr LETHBRIDGE HERALD A farm solution requires farmer involvement before any new laws or regulations should be put in place, ag producers said during a protest on Highway 3 on Monday. Around 50 farm vehicles and 100 local producers representing family farms and a nearby Hutterite colony lined

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  • A seed for all seasons

    Indian breadroot (Pediomelum esculentum) has been used on the prairies for centuries, for both food and trade, and was identified by the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1804. There are many different species, all native to North America (from Florida to northern Alberta). It has lovely bluish-purple,... Read More »

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  • Lethbridge drivers actually faring better on city roads

    J.W. Schnarr LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lethbridge drivers are proving that complaints about their bad driving habits could be more urban myth than reality, according to a recent safe driving study. The seventh annual Allstate Canada Driving Study was released Friday, and it revealed Lethbridge is ranked eighth out... Read More »

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  • Recycling proposals back in the spotlight

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald A pilot residential curbside recycling program could be implemented in Lethbridge next year, if council chooses to take action on recommendations provided during the Finance Committee meeting Monday. All members were present to hear presentations detailing the feasibility of building a Material... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Gutierrez is WHL’s best this week

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD In the Nov. 20 Lethbridge Herald, Hurricanes head coach Brent Kisio said forward Justin Gutierrez just needed to keep shooting and he’d start scoring. At that point in the season, Gutierrez hadn’t scored in 13 games, although he was one of the better players on the... Read More »

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  • LFC U12 Tier II girls strike gold at Stephanie Gruca Memorial Indoor Tournament

    Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge FC U12 girls Tier II soccer team captured the gold medal at the Ninth Annual Stephanie Gruca Memorial Indoor Tournament. The FC edged Calgary Foothills 04 DA 4-3 in the gold medal game Sunday afternoon at Cedar Ridge Field. the FC U12 girls were... Read More »

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  • Copperheads go 1-1 on the weekend

    Coaldale The Coaldale Copperheads lost on the road, but won at home during Heritage Junior B Hockey League action last weekend. The Copperheads were defeated 7-2 by the Airdrie Thunder Friday night in Airdrie, but managed a 1-1 weekend with a 6-4 win over the Okotoks Bisons Saturday... Read More »

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  • Canada needs dementia plan

    We can perhaps follow example of Japan which is training thousands of doctors to deal with dementia Health experts have been warning for years that Canada must face up to the growing crisis brought on by a rising tide of people afflicted with dementia. As the population ages, we will all be touched – as ... Read More »

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  • All this fuss over 17 seconds

    The key fact is that the Russian plane, by Turkey’s own admission, was in Turkish airspace for precisely 17 seconds. That’s a little less time than it takes to read this paragraph aloud. The Turks shot it down anyway – and their allies publicly backed them, as loyal allies must. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg ... Read More »

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  • Time for leadership to tackle HIV in Canada

    Laurie Edmiston EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CATIE “HIV in Canada?” It’s a question I often hear on World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), when much of our attention turns to the global HIV epidemic. Many of us think of HIV/AIDS as an issue affecting other countries. But an HIV epidemic in Canada? More than 70,000 Canadians are living ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Refugees situation isn’t about ISIS

    ISIS is cheering. They have won their fight against the west. We are all in panic, running to hide our heads like ostriches in the ground. Those officials that were the fear-mongers before the new government was elected just got new ammunition from the terror attacks in Paris. What do we fear in Canada? What ... Read More »

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  • Church creating two-tiered system

    First it was Judge Scott Johansen, a juvenile court judge in Utah, who decreed that children of “gay parents” be removed from their home. No matter that they were receiving the loving care typical of many “straight” families across America. The judge relented. Maybe checking facts (as opposed to fantasy) before opening one’s mouth would ... Read More »

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  • We need to think of others more than ourselves

    How arrogant are we? Looking at the thin, hungry and frightened refugees, I ask myself why our children should have it so good. Brad Wall in Saskatchewan wants to keep 25,000 refugees away from Canada because there might be a terrorist among them. The terrorists want us to be frightened. Brad Wall wants us to ... Read More »

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