November 30th, 2015

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Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald Tens of thousands of people rallied around the world Sunday — the day before the United Nations 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris — calling on world leaders to take firm action against climate change. In Lethbridge, about 100 individuals braved the chilly

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  • Lethbridge man facing sex assault charges against teenage girl

    Lethbridge Herald A 34-year-old Lethbridge man has been charged with the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl. Police responded Saturday to a report of a sexual assault and, through an investigation, determined that the accused met a 14-year-old girl at the mall Friday and later allegedly sexually assaulted her at a southside residence. LRPS said ... Read More »

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  • Westco steps up with donation for college

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Westco Construction Ltd., a Lethbridge company that will be celebrating its 25th year of providing complete construction solutions in southern Alberta, has shown its support of a Lethbridge College education by donating $50,000 to establish a classroom in the college’s new trades and technologies facility, the... Read More »

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  • Sheppard excited for new role with Enviro. Lethbridge

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD A southern Alberta woman has returned from balmy Vancouver Island to take on new challenges. Kathleen Sheppard, originally from Pincher Creek, was recently named executive director of Environment Lethbridge. She brings more than 25 years experience working on environmental and social planning issues... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Copperheads go 1-1 on the weekend

    Coaldale The Coaldale Copperheads lost on the road, but won at home during Heritage Junior B Hockey League action last weekend. The Copperheads were defeated 7-2 by the Airdrie Thunder Friday night in Airdrie, but managed a 1-1 weekend with a 6-4 win over the Okotoks Bisons Saturday... Read More »

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  • Bantam AAA Golden Hawks extinguish the Flames 4-2

    Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Val Matteotti bantam AAA Golden Hawks added another win on the weekend. The Golden Hawks hosted the Calgary Flames during Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League action Sunday afternoon at Nicholas Sheran Arena and posted a 4-2 win. With the win, the Golden Hawks improve... Read More »

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  • LFC U12 Tier II girls strike gold at Stephanie Gruca Memorial Indoor Tournament

    Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge FC U12 girls Tier II soccer team captured the gold medal at the Ninth Annual Stephanie Gruca Memorial Indoor Tournament. The FC edged Calgary Foothills 04 DA 4-3 in the gold medal game Sunday afternoon at Cedar Ridge Field. the FC U12 girls were... Read More »

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  • All this fuss over 17 seconds

    The key fact is that the Russian plane, by Turkey’s own admission, was in Turkish airspace for precisely 17 seconds. That’s a little less time than it takes to read this paragraph aloud. The Turks shot it down anyway – and their allies publicly backed them, as loyal allies must. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg ... Read More »

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  • Time for leadership to tackle HIV in Canada

    Laurie Edmiston EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CATIE “HIV in Canada?” It’s a question I often hear on World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), when much of our attention turns to the global HIV epidemic. Many of us think of HIV/AIDS as an issue affecting other countries. But an HIV epidemic in Canada? More than 70,000 Canadians are living ... Read More »

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  • Budget aims for a stable Alberta

    As I prepare to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, I find myself thinking about international action and the old adage to “think globally, act locally.” Albertans in all fields, from energy producers to family farms, work hard every day to ensure we build a sustainable province we can leave to our ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • We need to think of others more than ourselves

    How arrogant are we? Looking at the thin, hungry and frightened refugees, I ask myself why our children should have it so good. Brad Wall in Saskatchewan wants to keep 25,000 refugees away from Canada because there might be a terrorist among them. The terrorists want us to be frightened. Brad Wall wants us to ... Read More »

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  • Maybe we should take care of our own needy first

    To the refugee supporters for consideration: While you are awaiting the arrival of more new Canadians, would you consider going downtown Lethbridge and helping a homeless person with food, shelter and clothing to get yourself in readiness for what you are about to encounter? It seems some of these people are in similar circumstances and ... Read More »

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  • Halifax unveils impressive new recycling program

    Less than 20 per cent of households in Lethbridge practise recycling. The recyclables of the other homes land in our landfill. However, households in Halifax, N.S. are no longer so wasteful. Their new recycling program is an impressive display of community co-operation. Their program is concisely explained on two pages “How it works” and “What ... Read More »

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