May 26th, 2016

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Gietz taking leave of absence Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald Palliser superintendent Kevin Gietz is taking an undetermined leave of absence, it was announced Wednesday, while the two-person panel hired to conduct an external operational review of the school division has also been made public. The Board of Trustees of

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  • College welcomes support of Timber Tech Truss

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald A locally owned family business has contributed a substantial donation towards Lethbridge College’s trades and technologies facility. Timber Tech Truss Inc., the city’s largest manufacturer and supplier of wooden trusses, gifted $200,000 to establish two Timber Tech classrooms in phase 2 of the... Read More »

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  • Alta. interim PC leader to speak at SACPA today

    Lethbridge Herald Low oil prices, budget pressures and job losses in industries across the province are common topics of the day. They’ll also be discussed at Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs today, as Alberta PC leader Ric McIver will be in Lethbridge to have a conversation about... Read More »

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  • Alleged card thief maybe headed for trial

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald A Lethbridge man accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of trading cards may be headed for trial, after all. Michael Thomas Coates had hoped to resolve his case without a trial, and during a court appearance last month his lawyer said they... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Kodiak volleyball coaches have local ties

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald Anna Schwark and Greg Gibos are making their Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference head coaching debut on familiar terrain. The Lethbridge College Kodiaks announced Wednesday the hiring of Gibos and Schwark as the new head coaches of the Kodiaks men’s and women’s volleyball teams, respectively. For... Read More »

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  • High school rugby tier finals set

    Lethbridge Herald The Southern Alberta High School Rugby League tier finals are set for boys and girls for Monday. In boys and girls Tier II action Wednesday, the third-ranked teams defeated the second-ranked squads as the Fort Macleod F.P. Walshe Flyers Flyers downed the Chinook Coyotes 34-10 and the Flyers... Read More »

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  • Former Bulls remembered for playing the game the right way

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald Tanner Craswell and Mitch MacLean played the game of baseball the right way. They were dirtbags – in the best way possible – and the two former members of the Lethbridge Bulls proudly showed that with nightly displays of hard-played, properly-played ball with the dirty... Read More »

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  • Strengthening accountability

    Let’s hope reforms to Access to Information Act address flaws Access delayed is access denied. Consequently, the federal government deserves praise for eliminating costly fees to process access to information requests. But the devil is in the details and questions need answers before the rush to judgment is complete. Ottawa plans reforms to the Access ... Read More »

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  • Libya and the hesitation two-step

    When “Prime Minister” Fayez al-Sarraj of the “Government of National Accord” GNA) arrived in Libya a month ago, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that it was “not the time for obstructionists to hold back progress.” A noble sentiment, but it does make you want to ask Kerry: When would be the right time ... Read More »

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  • National housing strategy needed

    Providing secure, safe housing also addresses persistent health problems Danyaal Raza and Ritika Goel EVIDENCENETWORK.CA – Toronto As family doctors, we see and know the powerful effect proper housing has on the health of our patients. When you feel unwell, whether from a minor cold or a devastating terminal illness, the feeling of home, the ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Is STEP program really such a good deal?

    The Alberta Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP) is advertised by the Government of Alberta (GOA) to allow students to obtain work experience through subsidised wages to those student workers. $10 million is allocated to this program in 2016. I applied to hire two summer students through this program, and was turned down. The funds had ... Read More »

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  • Economic theory is no longer working

    Is there any better example of why our current theory of economics is no longer working than Fort McMurray today? Economic theory suggests that prices rise to meet demand. Demand continues to rise, but hundreds of thousands are out of work, and therefore cannot meet their needs. The theory refuses to include the costs of ... Read More »

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  • In praise of writer’s common sense

    To Kimberlee Vroom, whose letter “Don’t discount young people’s opinions on right-to-die” appeared in the Lethbridge Herald Sunday, May 22. You have shown more common sense on the euthanasia situation than most people twice your age. Well done, Kimberlee. Arlene Butler Lethbridge... Read More »

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