October 21st, 2014

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Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comRacism, sexism and classicism are still prevalent in today’s society, says an award-winning author and well-known advocate for First Nations rights.“They are socially unacceptable. Now, we have to make them socially extinct,” said Thomas King, who made a presentation called “Why Is It So

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  • Assassinating Thomson — one-man show Wednesday night at U of L

     Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com“I’m a visually impaired visual artist.”Words from award-winning performer Bruce Horak, who will bring his critically-acclaimed one-man show “Assassinating Thomson” to the University of Lethbridge’s David Spinks Theatre on Wednesday. It’s the story of Canadian painter Tom Thomson, who died under mysterious circumstances in 1917.“There’s a lot of... Read More »

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  • “Why Is It So Hard: The Dilemma of Social Justice”

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Racism, sexism and classicism are still prevalent in today’s society, says an award-winning author and well-known advocate for First Nations rights. “They are socially unacceptable. Now, we have to make them socially extinct,” said Thomas King, who made a presentation called “Why Is... Read More »

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  • police dept. hopes to hire more officers

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge police officials hope to hire eight more personnel, to maintain current service levels over the next four years. They’re also asking city council to approve three more positions, including a violent crimes investigator and an internet child exploitation investigator. But council members... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Tuesday’s Good Sport column: Life after 10

    Good Sport: By Dylan PurcellThere are no easy answers to what plagues the Lethbridge Hurricanes 10 games into the Western Hockey League season. At 1-8-0-1, the team put together a misfiring 6-1 effort against the Regina Pats Saturday night, just a day after Axel Blomqvist scored twice to... Read More »

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  • Minor Midget Canes winless

    Lethbridge The Lethbridge midget Minor AAA Hurricanes are off to an 0-3-1 start to their Alberta Minor Midget Hockey League season. The Hurricanes were defeated 3-2 by the Rockyview Raiders Saturday and wrapped up the weekend Sunday at home with a 6-3 loss to the CBHA Blackhawks. In... Read More »

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  • A Ram tough work ethic — LCI set to battle Cardston Friday night

     Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comIt’s not a fancy formula that has put the LCI Rams football team in the position they’re currently in.The Rams and Cardston Cougars square off for the right to hoist the Southern Alberta High School Football League T. Eaton Trophy for Division A Friday night at the University... Read More »

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  • Shining example of giving back

    To say Val Matteotti touched the lives of many in southern Alberta would be a huge understatement. The long-time resident, farmer, businessman and philanthropist died Friday at the age of 101, after a long life of helping those around him, and contributing to a wide range of charitable causes. Matteotti’s name is attached to some ... Read More »

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  • What’s the secret in Bolivia, Brazil?

    To nobody’s great surprise, Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has won a third five-year term by a landslide majority. It’s no surprise because Bolivia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has tripled since he took office in 2006. The number of people living in poverty has fallen by a quarter, even the poorest now have the right to ... Read More »

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  • Balancing public safety, civil liberty

    Deal with Ebola outbreak a challenge for governments It will not happen here, right? Ebola, a deadly virus which is projected to spread even more rapidly than first predicted through West Africa, is causing great concern a world away here in North America. With cases in Texas, and news almost daily of at least potential ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Consumers should check age of their auto tires

    I beat the rush and had new snow tires mounted in mid-October, but I got a big surprise – the tires I bought from a major retailer were not new! Two were manufactured two years ago (October 2012) and the other pair in mid-August 2013 – more than one year ago. Some consumers may be ... Read More »

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  • Minority’s fears must not prevail in assisted suicide debate

    I attended the rally in support of the legalization of medically assisted suicide, held outside the local courthouse last Wednesday. A photograph of me chatting to the opponents of the idea appeared in your pages Thursday. I wish to dispel any notion that I had gone over to the other side. My purpose in talking ... Read More »

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  • Moral high ground approach doesn’t work in public forum

    Re: letter of D. Volume, Herald, Oct. 15. Mr. Volume, welcome to the world of letters. No easy matter to stand up, step forward, speak out on issues. It’s a lot easier to be the silent majority. Your current indignation with the economic, social, moral and political issues associated with euthanasia is well-placed. However, your ... Read More »

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