April 23rd, 2014

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Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comPark Place Shopping Centre is providing a place for Lethbridge residents to safely drop off unwanted electronics for recycling, as well as hazardous household wastes, in recognition of Earth Week this week.It will also be free to do so.Park Place’s third E-Waste Roundup

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  • Sinkhole shuts down westbound traffic on 6th Avenue South

    Garrett Simmonslethbridge heraldgsimmons@lethbridgeherald.comA sinkhole has put a squeeze of traffic in the city this afternoon.Westbound 6th Avenue South, west of 5th Street South, is closed at traffic do to sinkhole which has developed.“It’s two metres in diametre and a metre deep,” said Don Bulpitt, the city’s water and wastewater operations manager.Re-opening will be determined upon ... Read More »

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  • Park Place collecting E-waste during Earth Week

     Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comPark Place Shopping Centre is providing a place for Lethbridge residents to safely drop off unwanted electronics for recycling, as well as hazardous household wastes, in recognition of Earth Week this week.It will also be free to do so.Park Place’s third E-Waste Roundup began Monday and will run... Read More »

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  • Man maintains innocence in sex assault sentencing

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A former Taber man sentenced to a federal prison term for sexually assaulting two boys more than a decade ago still insists he’s innocent. “The truth will come out,” Jorden Van Voorthuizen said Tuesday during his sentencing hearing in Lethbridge Court of Queen’s... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • New track will help horseracing industry

    Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.comThere’s a new horse track coming to Alberta, and it’s got the fingerprints of Rocky Mountain Turf Club CEO Max Gibb all over it. Gibb runs the local track at Whoop-Up Downs, which starts its Spring Meet on May 10 and has been trying to build... Read More »

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  • Rugby mauls its way onto the local scene

    If you’re looking for information on the Southern Alberta High School Rugby League, co-ordinator John Seaman is a fountain of data. As I found out after hearing from the long-time Vulcan County Central teacher/coach there is already a plethora of notes to be disseminated. I’ll endeavour to make... Read More »

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  • Human nature

    Dylan PurcellLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comWatch the television. Read the story on Page B1 of today’s Lethbridge Herald. Listen to the testimonials from the Boston Marathon and be lifted up. Let the spirit that permeates these events seep in a bit. Steep in it, it’s OK.The resilience of the... Read More »

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  • Curriculum redesign and Alberta math

    Larry Jacobs PRESIDENT, COLLEGE OF ALBERTA SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS I appreciate the opportunity to comment on a topic in education that is being discussed in our province: curriculum redesign and specifically the Alberta math curriculum. We are fortunate in Alberta to have an education system which ranks among the top in the world. It is common ... Read More »

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  • More than just a race

    This year’s Boston Marathon was a showcase of resiliency A marathon is more than just an athletic competition. That was certainly the case Monday with the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. The one-year anniversary of the deadly bombing which killed three people, including an eight-year-old boy, and injured more than 260 others made this ... Read More »

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  • Taking care of our planet

    Today is Earth Day. Certainly, much has changed since the first Earth Day was marked in 1970. As April 22 approaches every year, people across the globe have an opportunity to reflect on where we are as a civilization, the advances we have made and the work which needs to be done. Here in Lethbridge, ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Changes pave way for expansion of health services

    A letter published April 12 identifies a number of improvements to health-care infrastructure in the Lethbridge area including the co-location of community-based health services at Lethbridge Centre, expansion of the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, and ongoing construction at Chinook Regional Hospital (CRH). This work does not occur in isolation of physician and surgeon recruitment for ... Read More »

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  • LSCO members should demand new election

    In response to the letter by Frank J. Toth on LSCO meeting procedures, I must give you the highest applause for exercising your opinion and questioning the action of the board and executive at the recent annual general meeting. I would state there is no bylaw nor can the board set election policy. The acting ... Read More »

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  • ‘Wind’ wants higher prices

    In April, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) sponsored a “Western Forum” in Calgary. Non-members could attend the two-day event for a registration fee of $1,499 excluding taxes. CanWEA is the organization that wants a “Clean Electricity Standard”; to set provincial regulations at a level which will give wind a market advantage. They also want ... Read More »

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