March 6th, 2015

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Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Five new events will help draw crowds to downtown Lethbridge this year. They’re among 19 festivals or shows receiving public support through the Heart of Our City grants program. Mark Bellamy, Heart of the City committee chair, said all 19 groups that applied qualified for financial

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  • Blood Tribe declares local state of emergency — measure tied to concerns over prescription drug abuse

    The Blood Tribe Chief and Council declared a local state of emergency Wednesday in response to the growing community concern of prescription drug abuse and the recent deaths related to the street drug Oxy 80. A press release issued Friday morning indicated council’s Health Advisory Committee is currently working with the Blood Tribe Department of ... Read More »

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  • Campaign launched to fight possible post-secondary cuts

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com “In a time of an economic downturn, is it a smart thing to cut post-secondary education? Absolutely not.” So says Bill Moore-Kilgannon, executive director for Public Interest Alberta (PIA), regarding the indication from Premier Jim Prentice that operational funding of post-secondary education could again see... Read More »

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  • Mike Holmes appearing at Lethbridge College on Saturday

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Contractor and television host, Mike Holmes, will be in Lethbridge Saturday. Holmes will be at Lethbridge College from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Trades Wing (TR 1840) in celebration of his partnership with Bezooyen Contracting Inc. and Stranville Living – two award-winning Lethbridge builders. Parking is available... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Speed skating competition Saturday

    Lethbridge Skaters of all ages will take the ice when the Lethbridge Speed Skating Association holds it’s Ability Meet Saturday at Nicholas Sheran Arena. Skaters from the ages of five to 50 will be onhand for the event, which will run from 7:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Admission is free, but a silent auction will ... Read More »

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  • Peewee Hurricanes off to conference final in SCAHL playoffs

    Lethbridge herald Peewee The Lethbridge Bert and Macs Hurricanes peewee AA White are off to the South Central League South Conference finals. The Canes defeated the Lethbridge Red in a thrilling three-game series, winning the Game 3 7-1 after losing Game 2 in overtime. Zack Stringer scored three goals for... Read More »

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  • Horns own the podium

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Peter Millman’s individual performance at the Canada West Track and Field Championships in Winnipeg last weekend was indeed impressive. The third-year member of the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns earned gold in the weight throw and added another gold medal in the shot put... Read More »

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  • Protecting Canadians from terrorism

    In late January Prime Minister Harper announced legislation intended to protect Canadians from the evolving threat of terrorism. Canada clearly is not immune to the escalating risk of extremists’ attacks. This concept was made very real just days ago when the al-Qaida-linked >terrorist group al-Shabaab called >on followers to attack shopping malls across North America ... Read More »

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  • Playing the blame game

    Albertans should be ashamed of themselves. Collectively, we have allowed our province to plunge into the depths of economic crisis. As we stare down the barrel of a multi-billion-dollar hole in Alberta’s budget, our top politician has made it clear where the blame lies – seemingly anywhere but the Progressive Conservative government. For years, greedy ... Read More »

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  • Manage finances wisely, grasshopper

    Canadians continue to accumulate household debt at record pace Financial experts have sounded the alarm in the past few years about the dangers of Canadians’ increasing consumer debt load. And Canadians have responded – by piling up even more debt. Figures released this week by credit monitoring agency Equifax show that Canadian consumer debt, including ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Renewables don’t meet consumers’ energy needs

    Re: Jim Byrne’s letter of Feb. 18. I am astonished to see a respectable geographer with expertise in inland waters to be also a climate scientist and an energy expert. Specifically these two fields contain the most extremely complex and multidisciplinary issues. I was disappointed when I read in his letter that he dismissed scientific ... Read More »

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  • Thanks to all for a well-run, successful 55 Plus Games

    My compliments to the City of Lethbridge and especially the volunteers for hosting and their excellent job of running the 55 Plus Winter Games. As a former badminton chairman of the Canada Games, as well as twice running the badminton program at the games, I am well aware of the many hours of work and ... Read More »

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  • Accuracy lacking in minutes from AltaLink meetings

    The following is a shortened version of a letter I sent to AltaLink: I’ve read AltaLink-recorded minutes from two December (2014) meetings, and AltaLink-recorded minutes from another event, an open house in Lundbreck. There are, as reported to me by several participants, more than a few factual errors in one of the December meeting minutes ... Read More »

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