August 28th, 2015

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Freshmen get warm welcomeMelissa VilleneuveLethbridge Heraldmvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.comGrade 9 students got their first taste of Winston Churchill High School (WCHS) pride at the school’s Orange and Blue Day orientation on Thursday.About 80 incoming students received a warm welcome from teachers and student council, took part in activities

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Local News

  • No bail for teenaged convenience store robbers

    Delon ShurtzLethbridge Heralddshurtz@lethbridgeherald.comTwo of four teenage girls who robbed a Lethbridge convenience store last month will remain in custody for at least another week.The two girls, who can’t be identified under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, failed Thursday during a bail... Read More »

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  • Sexual assault plea delayed

    Crown has new information about Kristian caseLethbridge HeraldA man accused of sexually assaulting young boys was expected to enter pleas Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court, but the matter was adjourned after his lawyer told court the Crown had new information about the case.Lethbridge lawyer... Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Murder devastates YWCA staff

    Melissa VilleneuveLethbridge Heraldmvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.comNadine Skow was known for her kindness, infectious laughter and joy in helping youth affected by domestic violence. Former colleagues at the Lethbridge and District YWCA were devastated to learn of her murder earlier this week in Edmonton.Skow’s body was discovered... Read More »

    8 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Prospective Hurricanes

    Dylan PurcellLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comYou just want to keep them all. Prospects are like hockey cards, you just want to collect as many as you can. Every rookie could be great, and every flash of brilliance could be a sign of a player’s potential... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Prospects making their mark

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com One player is getting his first look at a Western Hockey League training camp. The other player is intent on sticking around for the coming season. With the 2015-16 Western Hockey League season right around the corner, the Lethbridge Hurricanes kicked off their... Read More »

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  • Mein announces retirement

    Lethbridge “Young Gun” is calling it a career. After 39 career fights in nearly 10 years, UFC welterweight and Lethbridge product Jordan Mein announced his retirement on Wednesday at age 25. After beginning his professional career on June 17, 2006 at age 16, Mein posted a 29-10 record... Read More »

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Opinions

  • When benefits become burdens

    It seems as if the federal government is using the term “benefit” a bit loosely these days, or perhaps it just doesn’t know what the term means. On Tuesday, The Western Star featured a story about Grace Mischaude, who received a $2,500 death benefit from Service Canada after her husband’s death last year. The Corner ... Read More »

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  • Important time for consultations

    The creation of a provincial budget has been a large part of my work this month. We have been soliciting public input into that document all summer and will present the completed document in the fall sitting of the Legislature. Alberta faces many financial pressures and we must not underestimate the challenges left to us. ... Read More »

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  • Shooting in U.S. hits home for local media

    It happened thousands of miles away, but it hit home for many of us in the media community. A television reporter and cameraman were killed Wednesday in Virginia, as they were in the middle of doing a live hit for their station WDBJ’s morning show. The reporter, Alison Parker, and the cameraman, Adam Ward, often ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Scientists urged to fight back in war on science

    Harper’s war on science continues even while he campaigns across Canada. This time it hit one of the most important research facilities in Canada. I hope the scientists in Lethbridge get involved with dumping Harper. He trashed DFO libraries across Canada. Now it is the closure of the federal science library at the Agriculture and ... Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Editorial on energy sector misses mark

    Regarding Saturday’s editorial (Aug. 22): The dismissal of coal as “history” and refuting clean-coal technology as a valid and valued addition to the power grid is shortsighted and ignores rational economics. Also, a simple Internet check will tell you that Suncor, a purely Canadian company, owns most of the refining capability in Edmonton and Western ... Read More »

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  • Tories to be commended for seeking to change Senate practices

    We should look realistically at the Senate and the Mike Duffy problem. These practices have been there for a long time. I have read about all the free allowances that were given to them. When the Liberals had a majority in the Senate, they never made an issue of that because they, too, believed they ... Read More »

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