February 28th, 2015

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Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Dogged by protesters and hiding under sunglasses and a pink scarf, the Milk River-area woman charged with animal cruelty made her first appearance in a Lethbridge courtroom Wednesday. April Dawn Irving kept her head covered throughout the brief hearing, during which the Crown indicated he

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Local News

  • Technology helping improve irrigation for producers

    Garrett Simmons Lethbridge Herald gsimmons@lethbridgeherald.com The latest and greatest in irrigation technology is on full display at Ag Expo. The annual event, which concluded Friday at Lethbridge’s Exhibition Park, featured a number of companies peddling irrigation technology, a component crucial to producing several of southern Alberta’s big-name cash... Read More »

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  • Decision nothing to cheer about

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com The G.S. Lakie Cheer team will not compete in the ACA Cheerleading Championships, as school officials cancelled the trip due to recent terrorist threats on West Edmonton Mall. The team of 26 has been practising twice a week for seven months, and were... Read More »

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  • Man pleads guilty to robbery

    lethbridge herald Jordan Guy Sweetgrass took just a little too literally the old phone advertisement for AT&T that urged people to “reach out and touch someone.” Sweetgrass, 24, tried to touch someone with pepper spray after he offered some iPhones on Kijiji a year ago. A man from... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Steel looking for new members

    LETHBRIDGE Attention potential new members of the Lethbridge Steel, the women’s football club is ready to teach you a little bit of everything about the game on the gridiron. As the Steel gear up for the Western Women’s Canadian Football League season with some indoor practices, they do so tackling every facet of the game. ... Read More »

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  • Horns off to another Hall

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The coaches and players of the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s rugby team from 2007-2009 will no doubt look back fondly on their three consecutive CIS Championship titles in that span. But then-Pronghorns coach Neil Langevin said the hard work the team put... Read More »

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  • Golden Hawks season ends

    Lethbridge The Lethbridge Val Matteotti Bantam AAA Golden Hawks Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League season came to an end last week. The Golden Hawks were swept 2-0 in the second round of league playoffs by the Rocky Mountain Raiders Raiders, losing 4-1 Thursday in Okotoks and 4-1 Friday... Read More »

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  • Reaching out is the best defence

    It was undoubtedly unsettling for Albertans to hear that a landmark like the West Edmonton Mall was listed as a target by the militant Muslim Somali group al-Shabaab. We’re more likely to set foot there than the hallowed democratic grounds of parliament that was attacked this Fall. While unsettling, the threat should be taken with ... Read More »

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  • pplauding Pastoor’s work for city

    Reading Bridget Pastoor’s Herald column earlier this month about her impending retirement brought back a lot of memories for me. I will very much miss working with her, and not just as a fellow member of the Progressive Conservative caucus. Bridget and I have been friends for many years, and we really got to know ... Read More »

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  • Canada-U.S. ties will survive pipeline tension

    Prime Minister Harper had warned back in 2013 that Canada wouldn’t take no for an answer on the Keystone XL pipeline project. So even though U.S. President Obama said no by vetoing the pipeline bill earlier this week, Canada, as well as the pipeline’s American supporters, say the project isn’t dead. The issue has, however, ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Alberta needs to get off of oil dependence

    In recent years, Alberta MLA pay has increased from $78,138 to $134,000, a 72 per cent increase. Granted, the MLAs agreed to take an eight per cent cut in 2013, but then later voted themselves an extra $11,000 in RRSP contributions equivalent to an eight per cent pay increase (http://bit.ly/173S3RH). Last July, the PCs also ... Read More »

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  • Beware the erosion of liberties

    As the debate surrounding the proposed anti-terror legislation Bill C51 roils around us, it is perhaps worth revisiting a couple of quotes from yesteryear: “I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.” – Thomas Jefferson “Every war when it comes, or ... Read More »

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  • City should listen to majority on recycling issue

    Do you hear what I hear? The residents of Lethbridge, 77 per cent, a clear majority, according to the recent study administered by the independent “Citizen Society Research Lab,” is astoundingly telling. We do not want curbside recycling of “green bin” pickup at our curb and another majority (53 per cent, once again a majority) ... Read More »

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