February 1st, 2015

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Green Sleeve recommended for everyone Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com A majority of Canadians do not plan ahead when it comes to end of life care, according to a March 2012 Ipsos-Reid poll that revealed 86 per cent had not heard of advance care planning. At McKillop United Church on

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Local News

  • SMOKING MESSAGE LOSING ITS SPARK

    New kits in city classrooms aimed at kindling attention Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com On paper, the tobacco awareness lessons provided for Alberta youngsters look informative. But their message has become dated, along with their instructional approach, so they’re not always effective in reaching their audience. That’s why... Read More »

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  • U of L students showcase research

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com University of Lethbridge graduate students in the Department of Biological Sciences showcased their research at the fourth annual Graduate Biology Symposium on Friday. About 30 students participated in either the poster or oral competition, which allowed them to present their research and findings... Read More »

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  • BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE?

    Milk River dog owner says public needs to hear all the facts Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com The Milk River woman at the centre of Alberta SPCA’s largest dog seizure is cautioning the public to get all the facts before jumping to conclusions. Since the story surfaced that... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Rams win on the road

    Magrath The LCI Rams varsity boys basketball team earned a road win during Southern Alberta High School Basketball League action Saturday night. The Rams headed to Magrath to face the Zeniths and notched an 87-71 win. Leading LCI was Saren Westrop with 24 points, while Mason Gibb had... Read More »

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  • Judoka tops in Saskatchewan

    Lethbridge HERALD The Lethbridge Kyodokan Judo Club won 28 medals at the Judo Saskatchewan Open Tournament last weekend in Regina. The club sent 21 members to the tournament and took home 16 gold, eight silver and four bronze. Keira Trotter, Tanner Sudo, Hana Varsanyi and Taeya Koliaska each won two gold medals, while Brette Poliakiwski, ... Read More »

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  • High School Notebook: Net worth in various endeavours the bottom line

    By Dave Wells Despite our recent remarkable meteorological conditions there’s still no beach volleyball to tie to the local high school scene this week. However, a number of other sports where nets are a prime ingredient are in the forecast. • • • Taber W.R. Myers is the proud host of the... Read More »

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  • With allies like these . . .

    Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was in London last week, telling the Western media how helpful Ankara was being in the struggle against the terrorist “Islamic State” that has emerged in northern Syria and Iraq. Turkey is doing everything it can, he said – although, of course, “We cannot put troops everywhere on the border.” ... Read More »

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  • Expression minus responsibility

    Cyberspace often a Wild West of comments Our world is more connected than ever before. In many ways, that is a good thing, as friends can easily stay in touch, grandparents can chat online with their grandchildren and information is easier to access than at any point in human history. With myriad ways to communicate, ... Read More »

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  • Prepare for self-driving autos

    News reports tell us automated vehicles are coming, and they could be just a few years away. While the idea of self-driving automobiles sounds like the stuff of science fiction, a new report from the Conference Board of Canada says they could be on our roads by 2020-25, and will bring with them both economic ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Alberta’s health-care system is in need of fixing

    Our health-care system is broken and our current government is at a loss as to how to fix it. It started with Ed Stelmach. First he cancelled health-care premiums, essentially giving us free insurance. Then he decided to centralize our health care and shut down the health district boards for a super board to be ... Read More »

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  • Climate is more than a one-answer blame game

    Within the “Anthropocene,” we’re still bound by an interplay of complex external forces: orbital dynamics, the changing moods of the sun, the atmospheric effects of interstellar radiation, and the Earth itself as a self-regulating system of mechanisms. Climate needs to be something other than a one-answer blame game. Science is not certainties, it’s probabilities on ... Read More »

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  • Use billboards to serve some public good

    This is further to my contributions to the billboard issue at city council meetings held on March 19, 2014 and Jan. 19, 2015. In essence the Municipal Planning Commission made recommendations to council and the public had opportunities to comment on them. Unfortunately the information provided by MPC was not completely researched. Expertise at our ... Read More »

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