June 29th, 2015

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Melissa VilleneuveLethbridge Heraldmvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.comCheers, beers and comraderie were the final touch to the 2015 ATB Financial Lethbridge Rotary Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday. With temperatures soaring into the 30s, teams paddled for top spot in the semifinals, finals and local challenge.Now in its 14th year, the

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Local News

  • RCMP seeking assistance in locating four wheeler stolen from rural residence

    On June 29, Picture Butte RCMP was informed of a theft of a four wheeler from a rural residence in the vicinity of Highway 845. The theft occurred sometime on the evening of June 27, after 7 p.m. The four wheeler is a older model Green Honda 350 CC with no other notable markings, according ... Read More »

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  • Centric Festival celebrates success

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com The Centric Festival closed out Sunday night with one final concert to prove that classical doesn’t have to mean vintage. With eight concerts spread over five days, the festival has grown from its humble beginnings in 2013. Last year showcased three concerts... Read More »

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  • June always brings variety of weather

    Stan Ashbee Southern Alberta Newspapers It’s no surprise southern Alberta has been almost under siege with severe weather warnings already this summer, which include thunderstorms, hail, and even heat warnings in recent days. “June is an active summer weather month. Typically, the most precipitation by far occurs in... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Alberta’s best young golfers at Henderson today for Alberta Junior and Juvenile Championship

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDThe best U19 and U17 golfers in the province tee off at Henderson Lake Golf Club this morning at the Alberta Junior and Juvenile Championship.The event is a 54-hole tournament for the girls and 72 holes for the boys and begins at 7 a.m. today at Henderson. “The Junior Championships involve a massive effort ... Read More »

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  • Bulls start new streak — Lethbridge tops Melville 9-1

    Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.comThe Lethbridge Bulls are not on a 10-game winning streak.    A 9-1 win over the Melville Millionaires Sunday afternoon at Spitz Stadium gave the Bulls their ninth win in 10 Western Major Baseball League games — one win in a row... Read More »

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  • Co-Ed World Series comes to Softball Valley

    Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.comSoftball Valley is in demand, and the complex is hosting the NSA Co-Ed World Series from July 31-Aug. 2.The event features as many as 160 softball teams from across Canada and will involve diamonds at Dave Elton and at the Coaldale Quads as... Read More »

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  • Monday’s Police Beat column — All crimes matter when it comes to police efficiency

    By chief Rob DavisHave you been the victim of a car prowler and had loose change, cheap sunglasses or other less valuable items stolen from your vehicle?Has someone stolen a planter or ornament from your yard or vandalized your fence? Did you report it? Many people... Read More »

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  • We will cause sixth extinction

    “There are examples of species all over the world that are essentially the walking dead,” said Stanford University professor Paul Ehrlich. “We are sawing off the limb that we are sitting on.” He was talking about the Sixth Extinction, the huge loss of species that is underway right now. It has been discussed in public ... Read More »

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  • Friday’s At the Legislature column — Off to work for Lethbridge

    By Shannon Phillips, Lethbridge-West MLAAs my first month as MLA for Lethbridge West ended I took a few minutes to reflect on my experience and to look to the future months.My experience of the swearing-in ceremony is hard to put into words. It was such an honour to be there as thousands of Albertans joined ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Senators have power to change skin cancer prevention

    As embattled senators break for summer, one hopes they are searching for ways to demonstrate a willingness to act independently and in our best interests. An opportunity ripe for sunny summer reflection is a Conservative science-based safety bill, dead on the order paper, Bill C-386, an Act to amend the Radiation Emitting Devices Act (tanning ... Read More »

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  • Does north side prejudice still exist?

    My concern: the prejudice existing in Lethbridge towards the north side. I raise the issue as I want to be proud of my city. As a community we should be unified within our schools, businesses and beyond our own neighbourhoods. Let it be known I am not a “north-sider,” but have lived on all three ... Read More »

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  • Middle class deserve more

    It’s expensive to be a good parent in Canada. Raising a child to age 18 is estimated to take over $230,000 – and that’s before the cost of post-secondary education. Stagnant incomes haven’t helped. Over the past 30 years, median after-tax family incomes – middle class incomes – have increased by less than half a ... Read More »

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