October 24th, 2014

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Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comHis contributions and legacy are as evident in many aspects of the city as are the work ethic, integrity and generosity he became known for.On Thursday, family and friends gathered to say their final farewells and celebrate the life of Val Matteotti, one of the city’s most beloved citizens and philanthropists.He passed away

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  • Children are never too young to have their eyes examined

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Vision problems can affect a child’s performance in school and lead to complications later in life. October is Children’s Vision Month, and the Canadian Association of Optometrists is reminding parents of the importance of regular eye examinations. Less than 22 per cent of... Read More »

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  • Coaldale school seeks Aviva funding for playground

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Staff and supporters of Jennie Emery Elementary School in Coaldale are in the process of fundraising to replace the school’s wooden playgrounds and they’re hoping a win in the Aviva Community Fund competition will help the cause. The plan is to replace the wooden playgrounds with... Read More »

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  • Rotary march to mark World Polio Day

    LETHBRIDGE Four Lethbridge Rotary clubs will mark World Polio Day today with a march from Casa to city hall to hear words of encouragement from civic officials, those who have polio and Rotarians. The march will start at 4:30 p.m. with the presentation at city hall at... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Peewee Hurricanes go 2-0

    LethbridgeThe Lethbridge Scotiabank peewee AA Hurricanes Red went 2-0 in South Central Alberta Hockey League action last weekend.The Hurricanes beat the Cranbrook Eagles on Friday and wrapped up the weekend with a 10-7 win over the Okotoks Oilers Black team Saturday.In the 3-0 win, Luke Preddy, Conner Furukawa and Tristan Kimmen scored for the Hurricanes. ... Read More »

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  • 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 day that shook our comfort level

    The situation which unfolded Wednesday morning in our nation’s capital was unlike anything generations of Canadians had ever witnessed. As video of the shootout ran on a near-constant loop on television stations, one thought had to cross the mind of many – “How can this be happening here in Canada?” The attacks, which left Canadian ... Read More »

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  • From the Legislature: By Greg Weadick: Efforts made to create more care space

     Province planning a review of home care capacityOne of the greatest challenges facing any health-care system is a lack of hospital spaces available on a regular basis. Simply put, depending on the demand at any given time, there may be more people who need hospital beds than there are beds.The Alberta government is moving to ... Read More »

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  • COOL puts Canada at trade disadvantage

    U.S. could choose to ignore WTO ruling Canadians and Americans play nice most of the time. We share a wide variety of cultural and geographical similarities, and in general, enjoy a very cordial relationship. But every so often, something gets in the way. For those of us living north of the border, country-of-origin labelling (COOL) ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Fight to preserve city grasslands

    I celebrate and stand with those citizens of Tudor Estates and surrounding communities in the fight against the newest proposed erosion of Lethbridge’s public grasslands – a common-use area we hope is guaranteed for current and future generations. All of us have sat quiet watching far too much intrusion into the river valley and the ... Read More »

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  • City’s money grab must end

    The last round of seven years of tax increases has ended so let’s start a new round of only four years. Wow, they must think we are daft! Eleven years in a row of increases . . . when will it end? For someone like Mr. Sherwin making $25,000 a month, a $500 increase over ... Read More »

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  • Wind energy leaves carbon footprint, too

    The design and construction of windmills has a sizable carbon and financial footprint, often ignored by promoters. When windmills are first researched and designed, usually outside Canada, until they are installed in southern Alberta there are many CO2 producing steps. Research and development facilities produce CO2. Windmill blades often utilize carbon fibres which are energy ... Read More »

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