August 30th, 2016

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Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Organizers of a Lethbridge rally to protest human rights issues in China hope to bring awareness of the horrors happening halfway across the world. On Monday, a group of Falun Gong practitioners from Calgary visited Lethbridge City Hall. It was part of a tour across southern Alberta encouraging citizens and

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  • Leaving courtfor the classroom

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com After spending nearly 30 years as a Crown prosecutor, Bill Wister can’t say he’s had a boring career. And who knows how many more years he may have continued leading the Crown’s office in Lethbridge had fate not stepped in. Wister, who has been the chief Crown prosecutor in Lethbridge ... Read More »

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  • World will be watching Tour of Alta.

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Sept. 3, 2014 was a miserable day for a bike race. But people still came out to watch. Now that same world-class event is set to be back this week for a second chance in the city, with forecasts of sun and temperatures pushing 30 C. Lethbridge is hosting the ... Read More »

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  • Chamber names speakers for Oct. conference

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Four speakers have been announced for the “Opportunity South” conference being presented in October by the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce. The two-day event, examining the economic impacts of the city’s post-secondary education campuses, will also feature a business-to-business expo. Alberta economist Todd Hirsch and “beer baroness” Manjit Minhas will be two of the ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Burke ascending

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD sports@lethbridgeherald.com Prior to last season, few people outside of Peter Anholt would have predicted Brayden Burke would finish the season as the third-leading scorer in the Western Hockey League. The Lethbridge Hurricanes’ general manager’s belief in Burke has been unwavering, but for most of the league his 109-point season was a ... Read More »

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  • Canes camp continues

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com After the rookies and prospects kicked things off Thursday and Friday, the veterans joined the fray Saturday afternoon as the Lethbridge Hurricanes headed into their main camp over the weekend. On Sunday, it was the first full day of main camp as the wide-eyed 15-year-olds and the grizzled vets alike ... Read More »

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  • Bull rider wins one for Canada

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Astride Grand Slam, Tyler Pankewitz hit it out of the park. The Ponoka bullrider charged from the chute during the final ride of the Whoop-Up Days Rodeo and the Bucking & Barrels Can-Am Pro Challenge Saturday night and rode the 11-year-old veteran bull to a ride of 88.5 for the ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Canada shines in EpiPen furor

    Canadians take note: it’s a myth that this country has the best health-care system in the world. That dispiriting – but entirely correct – diagnosis comes from Jane Philpott. As federal health minister, and a former family doctor, she’s in a position to know. It could, however, be worse. A lot worse. Consider the furor ... Read More »

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  • Alberta cap on oilsands emissions could cost billions

    Kenneth P. Green and Taylor Jackson The Fraser Institute – Calgary Alberta’s energy industry has been hit hard by the decline in oil prices, but the province is still home to the world’s third largest oil reserves, and despite a temporary glut, oil will still largely power the world for the foreseeable future. However, just ... Read More »

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  • Duterte and the United Nations

    Philippines’ new prime minister unlikely to follow through on his threat Rodrigo Duterte, the new president of the Philippines, gives good copy. Here’s a quote from his final election rally: “Forget the laws on human rights. If I make it to the presidential palace, I will do just what I did as mayor. You drug ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Tanning beds not a fairytale

    Attention all parents, there are thousands of free children’s tanning bed games online, many featuring (unauthorized) Disney Princesses and Barbies. Some of the popular characters are pregnant, sending the message that tanning is safe and fun, when in reality tanning beds are carcinogenic and are banned for minors in all Canadian provinces. Urban Medical Officers ... Read More »

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  • Who’s going to pay for society’s higher costs?

    It seems a few people are happy to be taken advantage of with no questions asked. I am fully aware that taxes are both inevitable and necessary for a civilized society to function, and if you have a nice juicy pension nearing the later years of your life, you’re laughing. But what about the rest ... Read More »

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  • Drivers should show respect for pedestrians

    This is to all the drivers out there who rant and rave about pedestrians like myself. First of all, all I really want to do is get to where I’m going safely and in a timely matter. It has become a difficult chore to do this without being screamed and honked at and being made ... Read More »

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