September 27th, 2016

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Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald New hockey and curling rinks drew applause from crowds of Lethbridge sports fans earlier this month. The ice arenas offered few surprises — their ice surfaces are a standard size — but the new facilities offer more comfort and convenience. Building a regional park is far different. There are no

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  • Collaborative effort leads to Alta. tobacco-prevention strategy

    Trevor Kenney University of Lethbridge When University of Lethbridge nursing instructor Kathy Haight took on the task of reinvigorating stale and dated tobacco prevention resources for her nursing students, she had no idea it would turn into a provincial initiative that would eventually launch the Academy for Tobacco Prevention. Alberta Health Services officially unveiled The ... Read More »

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  • Albertans boosting Flathead health care

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald Well-off Albertans have helped boost for-profit health care to become the top-grossing industry in a northern Montana county. “Flathead County’s health-care sector has not only grown faster that the rest of the local economy,” according to a new University of Montana study. Over the last 25 years, “It has grown ... Read More »

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  • ‘STOMP’ coming to Enmax Centre

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald Internationally acclaimed percussion sensation “STOMP” will be coming to Lethbridge for the first time early next year. The Enmax Centre made the announcement on Monday that “STOMP” will perform Jan. 9, 2017 on its North American tour. Tickets go on sale Friday. Created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, “STOMP” ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Horns down the T-birds

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald This time, the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men’s soccer team was rewarded and handed a nationally-ranked team their first loss in the process. The Pronghorns beat the CIS fifth-ranked UBC Thunderbirds 3-2 during Canada West action Sunday afternoon at the University of Lethbridge Stadium. Lethbridge jumped out to a 3-0 ... Read More »

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  • Tigers tame the Hurricanes in Medicine Hat

    Lethbridge Herald The Medicine Hat Tigers have scored a split with the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the team’s season-opening home-and-home series. The Tigers handed the Hurricanes a convincing 9-3 loss during Western Hockey League action Saturday night in Medicine Hat. The Tigers – who lost 4-2 to the Hurricanes Friday night in Lethbridge – blew the ... Read More »

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  • Kodiaks play tough in loss

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge College Kodiaks men’s soccer team put in a solid performance, but fell just shy of the win. The Kodiaks were downed 1-0 by the Medicine Hat College Rattlers during Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference action Saturday afternoon in Medicine Hat. The mens team held their opponents in check outside ... Read More »

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  • Time to rethink fluoridation issue

    Tony Hall PROFESSOR OF LIBERAL EDUCATION AND GLOBALIZATION STUDIES UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE The failure of the political push to re-introduce fluoride into Calgary tap water should renew pressure on Lethbridge City Council to terminate forced fluoridation here. Recently Calgary City Council voted nine to five against a notice of motion that would have re-opened the ... Read More »

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  • Who would ISIS vote for in U.S. election?

    “Hillary Clinton’s weakness while she was Secretary of State has emboldened terrorists all over the world to attack the U.S., even on our own soil,” wrote Donald Trump on Facebook after the bombing in New York last Saturday. “They are hoping and praying that Hillary Clinton becomes president, that they can continue their savagery and ... Read More »

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  • Supporting agriculture sector

    Government has a role to play in helping agriculture industry do its job David Schneider MLA, LITTLE BOW With harvest well underway, this is a good opportunity for all of us to share our appreciation with Alberta’s farm families. These folks are working long hours, bringing in the crops and trucking calves to auction. They’re ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Digging deeper than politicians’ fluff answers

    Is there a reason Canadians are confused about the “new” Liberal defence strategy? Listening to interviews in the media, we get little information. The prime minister was recently on a world tour, the trade minister is informing the world Canada is still open for exploitation, the defence minister is letting NATO speak for him, the ... Read More »

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  • Vigilance key to avoid being a scam victim

    Unfortunately, scams and fraudulent behaviour is nothing new. Deception is the key element in any and all prepared scripts – used without exception by every low-life involved in these schemes, regardless of subject matter or ploy. Whether the culprit takes on the role of cold caller or climbs the non-existent ladder to fake supervisor, the ... Read More »

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  • No blood system is entirely non-compensated

    Your story of Sept. 17 (“Protection called for blood system,” about the BloodWatch advocacy group) states that “Canada’s donor-based blood service should not be taken over by an American-style, for-profit industry.” In fact, such a system has been in place for decades. Seventy-five per cent of the plasma needed to manufacture immune globulin, the plasma-derived ... Read More »

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