May 24th, 2015

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City man learned he had kidney disease after he was refused life insuranceTijana MartinLethbridge Heraldtmartin@lethbridgeherald.comTwo million Canadians have kidney disease, or are at risk according to The Kidney Foundation of Canada. And more often than not, people don’t even realize it. There are usually no

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  • Mechanics key to voice quality

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald The mechanics are the least important element behind the quality of someone’s performance voice. So said Richard Armstrong, a renowned vocal instructor, director and performer who teaches at New York University (NYU), in advance of his local lecture recently. “The mechanics get way... Read More »

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  • Protesters march against Monsanto

    City event part of worldwide initiative Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald Approximately 20 activists against genetically modified organisms (GMOs) gathered at Galt Gardens on Saturday afternoon for the annual March Against Monsanto protest. Over 400 cities across the world participated in the event to protest against “Monsanto’s... Read More »

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  • Youth Week bridges gaps

    Various organizations working together Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald Jenga isn’t the easiest game to master. But there are plenty of symbolic lessons to be learned during the experience. “Jenga is really building up a tower, a pillar of strength, really, that relies on the cooperation between young... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • LCI, Raymond earn berths to league final

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald The final is set, and the league will have a new champion for 2015. Following semifinal wins on Wednesday, the Raymond Comets and the LCI Rams are set to square off Friday for this season’s Lethbridge Regional High School Baseball League postseason title... Read More »

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  • Canes ink new, young prospect

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Hurricanes have another piece of the future locked up. Prospect Tyler Strath, who was selected 59th overall in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft, has signed a Standard Player Agreement with the local club, the team announced Wednesday. Strath, who will turn... Read More »

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  • Baseball leads off high school post-season action

    The end is near. No need for alarm, I’m simply referring to the end of the 2014-15 local high school athletic campaign. – – In fact, I see the Lethbridge Regional High School Baseball League post-season goes this week, with semifinals today (teams unknown as I write... Read More »

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  • Burundi and term limits

    Part of the army rebelled in Burundi last week, not to overthrow the constitution but to save it. The revolt failed after two days of shooting in the capital, Bujumbura, and the generals who led it surrendered. “I hope they won’t kill us,” said the coup leader, Major-General Godefroid Niyombare. But like much else in ... Read More »

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  • Medicine access is lagging

    Canadians can consider themselves fortunate to live in a country where they have access to the latest advances in medicine. Well, perhaps not in all cases. A new report commissioned by Rx&D, an organization representing Canada’s research-based pharmaceutical companies, indicates that Canadians are lagging behind most of the developed countries in terms of access to ... Read More »

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  • Incredible lightness of being Albertan

    Trevor Harrison UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE It’s hard to describe, but every day since May 5, I’ve awakened with the sense of a large weight lifted. I am not alone. Many of us in Alberta feel lighter since the New Democrat’s electoral victory. The feeling is strange. I like it, but the reality has not sunk ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Low tax rate increase is small consolation

    “City of Lethbridge taxes to rise 2.84 per cent,” said a recent Herald headline. Then the “good news”: that is less than city council budgeted for. Something else, the same excuse: We have one of the lowest tax rate increases in the province, according to Mayor Chris Spearman. Statistics are a valued resource, but is ... Read More »

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  • Thanks, Greg, for serving Lethbridge as an MLA

    I think as a citizen of this wonderful city, we all owe Greg Weadick a huge thank-you for the time he served as an MLA for Lethbridge West. It’s not easy to be away from home for weeks and drive back and forth in inclement weather and on a congested highway. You were always above ... Read More »

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  • Make sure you have made a Personal Directive

    Valerie Hill’s letter of May 9 makes a very valid point, one which we seldom give much thought to until it’s too late. Life can, and does, change in an instant. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I urge everyone to make sure that they have a Personal Directive, as well as ... Read More »

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