September 18th, 2014

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Melissa VilleneuveLethbridge Heraldmvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.comApproximately 12 per cent of Lethbridge’s population lives with a low income, according to the Waterfall Report released by Vibrant Lethbridge. Wednesday the Vibrant Lethbridge committee and local organizations met at Casa for the Community Solutions Conference, presented by the United Way of Lethbridge and

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Local News

  • Sex Ed implicated in boy’s sexual assaults on his younger sisters

    Lethbridge Herald A 12-year-old Lethbridge boy had sex with his younger sisters after taking sex education in school. The boy, who pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lethbridge youth court to two counts of sexual assault, made up a game called “sex club,” after he and a friend had taken... Read More »

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  • Young teen pleads guilty to extortion

    lethbridge herald A 14-year-old boy could be sentenced later this year for trying to coerce young girls into providing nude photos of themselves over the Internet. The boy, who can’t be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lethbridge youth court to three counts... Read More »

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  • Man facing multiple charges given ‘huge opportunity’ by the court

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com An EMT with the Lethbridge Fire Department who led police on a slow-speed chase last February got a break Wednesday after pleading guilty to impaired driving and resisting a peace officer. Erik William Larsen was handed a curative discharge on the impaired charge... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • High school football heats up under the lights

    Thank goodness summer weather has returned! If you’re a fan of enjoyable meteorological conditions and spirited high school sporting entertainment Friday evening appears to be right in the sweet spot. In all likelihood the LCI-Raymond high school series draws the largest average annual Alberta Schools Athletic Association gridiron... Read More »

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  • Tuesday’s Good Sport column by Dylan Purcell: Breaking Wind

     There is a lot of science to this running thing.Since I began my gasping, sweaty dysfunctional relationship with fitness several months ago, I’ve tried to balance out my training regimen. I have hit the gym regularly – or more accurately, I have gone to the gym sporadically and with mixed... Read More »

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  • Wong leads Hurricanes to exhibition win over Tigers

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com If Tyler Wong has his way, this win will be a glimpse of things to come. The third-year forward for the Lethbridge Hurricanes scored the first three goals for his team as the ‘Canes downed the Medicine Hat Tigers 5-2 in Western Hockey... Read More »

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  • South left without a cabinet voice

    Southern Alberta is in a unique position politically. In Lethbridge, we have a pair of Progressive Conservative MLAs in Lethbridge West’s Greg Weadick and Lethbridge East’s Bridget Pastoor. Surrounding them on all sides are Wildrose MLAs, to the west in Pat Stier (Livingstone-Macleod), south in Gary Bikman (Cardston-Taber-Warner), to the north in Ian Donovan (Little ... Read More »

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  • Restricting message doesn’t serve public

    Carefully crafted statements are what we have come to expect from many levels of government. It is akin to a corporate communications department at a large multinational company, with a team of wordsmiths dedicated to toeing the company line and portraying their employer in the best possible light. It can border on the absurd, however, ... Read More »

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  • Time to adopt police cameras?

    Calls for police to wear small portable body cameras have ramped up in the U.S. following the shooting death of unarmed teenager Mike Brown by a Ferguson, Mo,, police officer in August. The death coincided with the asphyxiation death of Eric Garner after being put in a chokehold by a New York police officer which ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Democratic renewal for Alberta?

    Jim Prentice promised democratic renewal as part of his platform to be the new leader of the PC party. We got our first view of this renewal today (Monday) when our new unelected premier appointed unelected people to the cabinet and thereby to represent the interests of the people of Alberta. Seems like what he ... Read More »

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  • Pool fiasco shows poor planning

    I feel that I must write again about Henderson pool, now that we know it will be two years before it will be completed. I also feel that the city didn’t have all their ducks in a row before somebody was given the green light to knock down the only southside pool. It has been ... Read More »

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  • Join call for action on climate change

    This Sunday, Sept. 21, Lethbridge will be joining hundreds of cities around the world in a rally calling for immediate action on climate change. More than a million people are expected to turn out in New York, thousands in other cities. While our turnout will be far less, our call for action will be every ... Read More »

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