July 31st, 2014

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Garrett Simmonslethbridge heraldgsimmons@lethbridgeherald.comSouthern Alberta is the perfect place to grow corn.In fact, this area, and southern Manitoba, are about the only places with a suitable climate to grow the crop. But with a research initiative set to begin in Lethbridge later this year, that could all

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Local News

  • Man sentenced to 60 days for his part in stealing beer

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com It’s not like there’s a beer shortage, or that the price of beer has skyrocketed recently, but for the second time in a week a person has been sent to jail for stealing someone else’s brew. Danny Berdan was originally charged with robbery... Read More »

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  • 911 levies to generate $17M

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com With 3.5 million cellphones in Alberta, about $17 million will be generated per year moving forward to support the province’s 21 emergency call centres. The funding is from the 44-cent monthly levy, which was implemented on April 1, as only landline users contributed... Read More »

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  • Man gets three-year prison term for drugs

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Getting caught multiple times with drugs has landed a southern Alberta man in prison. Leslie Babajid Cole was first caught Sept. 14, 2011 during a traffic stop by Lethbridge regional police. Police had been investigating Cole for drug trafficking, and when they stopped him, he had... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Ritchot nine-over at Juniors

    Niagara Falls, Ont. Matthew Ritchot’s second round at the Canadian Junior Boys Championship was suspended due to weather Wednesday. But prior to the suspension due to dangerous playing conditions after strong storm cells rolled through the Niagara Falls area, Ritchot shot a nine-over 81 to sit in a... Read More »

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  • Freund brothers lead the way at National Swim Championships

    winnipeg The Lethbridge Swim Club put in a strong performance at the Canadian Age Group Swimming Championship July 23-28 in Winnipeg. The club sent four swimmers – brothers Joshua Freund and Kaelan Freund, Sarah Little and Meaghan Morter – and placed 37th in points out of 137 teams... Read More »

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  • King signs on for three more years with Los Angeles

    Former Lethbridge Hurricanes forward Dwight King has another reason to smile today.Fresh off winning the Stanley Cup earlier this year with the Los Angeles Kings, the team announced today it has agreed to terms on a new three-year contract with the restricted free agent left winger.The 25-year-old King is a 6-4, 230-pound native of Meadow ... Read More »

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  • Leading by the proper example?

    “Our government is leading by example.” That was just one of the quotes delivered by Finance Minster Doug Horner when the Alberta government decided in February 2013 to freeze the salaries of all its top managers. As the government was engaged with the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees in a heated battle over contract negotiations, ... Read More »

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  • Love-hate link with energy sector

    Western Canadians appear to have a love-hate relationship with the energy sector, judging from a recent survey commissioned by the Canada West Foundation. The Ipsos Reid survey of about 3,000 Canadians, mostly from the four western provinces, found that while many respondents are critical of the energy industry’s environmental performance, many also recognize the economic ... Read More »

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  • Korean War vets played crucial part

    Canadians in Korea fought for freedom just as those in the two world wars did Tribute was paid Sunday to Lethbridge’s Korean War veterans during the Korean War Veterans Day ceremony at the Lethbridge Cenotaph near city hall. The date coincided with the date the three-year war ended in 1953 with the signing of an ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Removing the rose would remove a sign of respect for our vets

    If the licence plates are changed, what about the rose to honour our vets? It is very nice to see them when they go by. It shows us someone who has served our country and is very little to show our respect for them. Our vets need all the respect we can show. Bruce Martin ... Read More »

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  • Indian mascots obscure the real human beings

    A white man and an elderly native man became pretty good friends, so the white guy decided to ask him, “What do you think about Indian mascots?” The native man responded, “Here’s what you’ve got to understand. When you see black people, you see ghosts of all the slavery and the rapes and the hangings ... Read More »

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  • Why not invest money so everyone can have job?

    Re: “Create jobs by running deficits, Ottawa urged,” Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press, July 23 (http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2014/07/23/create-jobs-by-running-deficits-ottawa-urged/#.U9AZlLGObVF) The C.D. Howe Institute has urged the Canadian government to create 75,000 jobs by running a small deficit. But since we have over 1.3 million unemployed, why not create a substantial deficit and put everyone to work, just the ... Read More »

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