February 12th, 2016

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J.W. Schnarr LETHBRIDGE HERALD jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Retired American astronaut icon Buzz Aldrin sees a future where humanity has set up a permanent home on Mars, with Canada playing a significant role in getting there. In a Lethbridge Herald exclusive interview, Aldrin spoke from his home in Satellite Beach, Fla., on Thursday

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  • Counterfeit suspect still looking for lawyer

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 26-year-old man who remains in custody after being denied bail in December on more than 40 criminal charges is still without a lawyer. Kyle Gordon Schmidt was in Lethbridge provincial court Thursday where he appeared by closed-circuit TV from the Lethbridge Correctional... Read More »

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  • Fraud hearing to resume in March

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A preliminary hearing for a southern Alberta woman accused of defrauding investors in a ticket-sales scheme in 2013 won’t resume until the end of next month. The hearing for Donna Pearl Stinn Friesen began Jan. 28 but was adjourned after hearing evidence for... Read More »

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  • Reality of homeless brought to life in film

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge’s homeless shelter is unfit for human habitation. Racism is more evident here than in other Alberta communities. And downtown business people believe problems there are increasing. Those are some of the messages shared during two screenings of a local documentary film this... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Copperheads can finish series

    Lethbridge Herald – Coaldale A natural hat trick from Matthew Johnson has helped the Coaldale Copperheads take a 1-0 series lead over the High River Flyers following a 5-2 win Wednesday night at the Coaldale Sportsplex in Coaldale. The Copperheads defenceman from Sylvan Lake scored three unanswered goals... Read More »

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  • Coyotes draw into provincials

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com This time, the Chinook Coyotes girls curling team will get their shot. Facing a familiar Dunmore Eagle Butte foursome in the gold-medal game of the South Zone High School Curling championships, the Coyotes won 10-5 Wednesday afternoon at the Lethbridge Curling Club. After... Read More »

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  • Pronghorns host Dinos tonight

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD The U of L Pronghorns are very close to a playoff spot in Canada West women’s hockey. Just one year after the program was almost shut down and eliminated, the team enters tonight’s game at 7 p.m. at Nicholas Sheran against the Calgary Dinos in... Read More »

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  • Decisive action needed

    What is war good for? Absolutely nothing. So said the peace movements from the 1960s onwards. And for the most part, we still tend to agree today. Justin Trudeau relied on that sentiment when he promised to recall Canadian fighter jets from the fight against ISIS (also called ISIL) during last fall’s election campaign. A ... Read More »

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  • MLA’s schedule is a full one

    As always, life as an MLA is busy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Over the past month I’ve attended many events and addressed many issues locally and at caucus and committee meetings in Edmonton. I also took a few days off to refresh and make sure I am full of vim and ... Read More »

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  • Banning microbeads is wise

    It was more than 150 years ago that the first man-made plastic came on the scene. Parkesine, made from cellulose, the major component of plant cells walls, and patented by Britain’s Alexander Parkes, was unveiled at London’s Great International Exhibition in 1862. Since then, plastics – most derived from petrochemicals – have countless uses and ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Letter writers exercising rights to voice opinions

    To Gerald Morton, re: letter to the editor, Feb. 9 Herald. I’m glad that at least you did read my letter of Jan. 31. Acerbic? Alienating? (your words regarding my letter) Only to people such as yourself. Fortunately we all are still entitled to our own opinion; it keeps life interesting and we all learn ... Read More »

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  • No apologies for protecting child from danger

    This letter addresses a concern that many have, but I’d like to address it to one woman in particular. This woman thought it prudent to call the police because I spanked my three-year-old child in public. That’s right; I spanked my child for disobeying me and running across a busy street. I’d like to tell ... Read More »

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  • Thank councillors for voting down blue box recycling

    Cheryl Bradley was clearly upset about the rejection of the motion re: blue box recycling (re: letter to the editor, Feb. 2 Herald). After all, according to Coun. Bridget Mearns, it would only cost $5.50 per month to have this fabulous service. Councillors Coffman, Hyggen, Iwaskiw, Mauro and Miyashiro brazenly defeated the motion and shattered ... Read More »

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