February 22nd, 2018

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Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Sarah Orban just returned from her first Olympics. The next time she goes to the Games, she hopes to compete for a medal. The 22-year-old University of Lethbridge student athlete was in South Korea last week to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang as a spectator. But the trip

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  • You can ask Alexa about Emergency Room wait times, including CRH

    Lethbridge Herald When in doubt, head to Emergency! But when residents decide whether to go to the hospital or to a walk-in clinic, they can now check on Emergency Room wait times at their regional hospitals. Alberta Health Services is now posting estimated times on Alexa – Amazon’s intelligent personal assistant – as well as ... Read More »

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  • Minister to discuss child-care program at SACPA

    Lethbridge Herald Last spring the Alberta government launched a $25-per-day child-care program, which included a centre in Lethbridge. In December, Alberta’s Minister of Child Services announced that 22-site pilot project will expand to 78 more centres, thanks to a funding agreement with the federal government. Today the minister, Danielle Larivee, will tell a Lethbridge audience ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Construction association wants City to share work opportunities

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com The City of Lethbridge could provide more opportunities for local businesses by re-evaluating how small in-house projects are managed, says the vice-president of a group advocating on behalf of the local construction industry. Richard Thiessen, first vice-president of the Lethbridge Construction Association, appeared as a delegation before council on Tuesday. ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Raiders crush Canes

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com It took the Prince Albert Raiders 16 seconds to get on the scoreboard against the Lethbridge Hurricanes. For the hosts, it only went downhill from there as the Raiders enjoyed a stats night en route to an 8-2 win over the Hurricanes in Western Hockey League action Wednesday night at ... Read More »

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  • Dates, info set for Hockey Alberta spring programs

    A ‘Hockey Talk’ column by Matt Weninger We are almost through February. Golf season is right around the corner (hopefully). Incredible the lack of chinooks we have seen this winter, I am not used to seeing the snow build up so much here in southern Alberta. Last week I threw a teaser out regarding Hockey ... Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Kodiaks ready for their moment

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Laura Serafini has put in the time. Now, for the veteran four-year middle for the Lethbridge College Kodiaks women’s volleyball team, it’s her time. Following a 14-10 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference regular season that earned them third place in the South Division, the Kodiaks are off to the post season ... Read More »

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  • Becca made a global impact

    “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try,” former U.S. President John F. Kennedy once noted. A New Brunswick teenager who bravely battled brain cancer demonstrated the truth in that statement. Rebecca Schofield of Riverview, N.B., just 18 years old, succumbed Saturday evening to the cancer she had fought for years, but not ... Read More »

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  • Tackling the addictions crisis

    Al Barnhill Decades ago, while an undergraduate student, I did a term paper on drug addiction. What I observed one day at a sanatorium has remained vividly in my memory. Four men in a locked room with padded walls were yelling and screaming, pounding the walls with their heads and hands. Two of them had ... Read More »

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  • Jobs: Moravec’s Paradox vs. AGI

    Don’t bother asking if jobs are being lost to computers. Of course they are, and the current wave of populist political revolts in Western countries is what Luddism looks like in an era of industrialized democracies. The right question to ask is: what KINDS of jobs are being lost? Moravec’s Paradox predicted the answer almost ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Every coin has two sides

    The recent issue of the “Economist” lists a few interesting examples of the positive side of a negative trend. One of them: about 1,000 pubs are closing every year in Britain. In the affluent countries of the OECD, 25 per cent of 16-24-year-olds do not drink alcohol, about a 20 per cent decrease since 1998. ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Dairy industry needs supply system

    We don’t need to look too far past the American border to see how the removal of these “unneeded dairy supply rules” are impacting our American neighbours. Farmers in the U.S. are suffering, their federal government is heavily subsidizing them so they can even survive, and there is a drastic oversupply of milk. It’s a ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Threatening the environment for profit and votes

    The Alberta-B.C. pipeline feud isn’t about oil, it’s about destroying your rights. Oh, and getting votes. Remember the Exxon Valdez because with increased tanker traffic in constricted waterways, it’s when, not if. Millions of people rely on the waterways for drinking water, the beaches, ecosystems and infrastructure, and there’ll be devastation for years to come ... Read More »

    2 days ago

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