August 25th, 2016

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Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD sports@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge’s Ashley Steacy has enjoyed some big moments in her rugby career. The kinds of moments that make headlines and get clicks. The Olympic bronze medallist returned home to Lethbridge on Tuesday as she and husband Sean pulled into the Patzer family’s driveway to a small crowd of proud fans and

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  • Warming the feet of the needy

    Alberta chiropractors launch Toasty Toes Sock Drive LETHBRIDGE HERALD Alberta’s chiropractors are once again teaming up with United Way and Wood’s Homes to warm the feet of vulnerable Albertans. The Toasty Toes Sock Drive aims to collect 25,000 pairs of socks for shelters and programs throughout the province. Donations of new pairs and packages of ... Read More »

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  • Palliser superintendent placed on paid leave

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Palliser Regional Schools superintendent Kevin Gietz has been placed on paid leave and unassigned to duties pending the outcome of a district-wide organizational review. Palliser administration confirmed Wednesday that Gietz is on leave. In a memorandum sent out to Palliser staff on Wednesday, which was obtained by The Herald, Garry ... Read More »

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  • Marathoner running length of Alberta to support mental health

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Dealing with mental-health issues can sometimes feel like running a marathon. Airdrie marathoner Ian Aman has spent the summer running a real marathon to help others face their own challenges. Aman is coming into the final leg of a run that has taken him from the very top of the ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Ashley arrives home

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD sports@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge’s Ashley Steacy has enjoyed some big moments in her rugby career. The kinds of moments that make headlines and get clicks. The Olympic bronze medallist returned home to Lethbridge on Tuesday as she and husband Sean pulled into the Patzer family’s driveway to a small crowd of proud fans and ... Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Comet Stadium opens Friday

    ‘High School Notebook’ column by Dave Wells The local Grade 10-12 athletic campaign steps into the spotlight before the bells toll beckoning students (and staff) back to the hallowed halls of learning. On Friday night in Raymond, four of the super-powers of Alberta Schools Athletic Association high school football tangle at new Comet Stadium. The ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • PPW Belts bandied about in main events

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A double main event that saw both of Pure Power Wrestling’s championship belts on the line highlighted a thrilling Heatwave event on Saturday at the Lethbridge Boys and Girls Club North. PPW Heavyweight Champion Massive Damage squared off against the insidious Cyanide in the newcomer’s first title shot. The fight ... Read More »

    1 day ago


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  • Canada shone in Rio

    What an Olympic Games that was. From the thrill of the opening ceremonies, through all the exemplary performances of our athletes, to the invitation extended by Canada House in Rio for athletes, family and friends to watch the historic Tragically Hip concert on Saturday night, it was a time for Canadians to celebrate our best ... Read More »

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  • Wading through the rhetoric

    Climate-change town halls sounding the false alarm Tom Harris and Tim Ball The best answer to many of the claims being made in climate-change town halls across Canada this summer is simply: of course! “Climate change is real,” they say. Of course! Gravity and sunrise are also real. But that doesn’t mean we cause them ... Read More »

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  • Palliative care access important

    Canadian doctors who deal with end-of-life care are calling on the country to step up its game in the area of palliative care. In an article in Monday’s Canadian Medical Association Journal, the group of specialists say there’s a need to improve Canadians’ access to palliative care, particularly for those other than cancer patients. They ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Who’s cherry picking their facts?

    I hate to break into the ongoing debate between Dr. Vipond and Shaun Ward on the subject of coal plant closure. It appears that if anyone is cherry picking facts, it is none other than the good physician himself. Nothing in his letter of Aug. 16, or the report he accuses Mr. Ward of cherry ... Read More »

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  • Thanks for supporting drag racing at airport

    Now that the smoke has cleared, the LeBarons Car Club 1961 has had a chance to catch its collective breath and reflect on what was a great event to add to Lethbridge’s repertoire – first-ever drag racing at the airport. This could not have happened without the persistence of the Drag Race Committee and the ... Read More »

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  • More changes needed for utility providers

    As part of my retirement plan I own a rental property in a small town in Alberta. The other day Fortis came by and shut off the power without so much as a by your leave. I am wondering how this could happen. I am forced to use the default electrical provider if I want ... Read More »

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