January 26th, 2015

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Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com A crowd estimated in the thousands made its way to the Western RV Country Show and Sale at Exhibition Park on the weekend. The four-day event wrapped Sunday and allowed campers the chance to see what the RV market has to offer in 2015. “Shows

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  • End-of-life issue focus of Saturday panel

    lethbridge herald Canadians are living much longer today than their ancestors. Better nutrition and health care have also allowed older men and women to remain active in their community far longer. But that doesn’t make end-of-life decisions any easier. On Saturday, a public forum at McKillop United Church... Read More »

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  • Weadick pleased with progress of talks

    Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com The Government of Alberta and representatives of Alberta’s municipalities signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Calgary last week, which set a deadline for changes to the Municipal Government Act for 2016. The last major consolidation of municipal legislation took place about 20 years... Read More »

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  • Sifting through garbage

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com When you’re missing 73 per cent of your shots at the basket in basketball, the crowd might be hoping for improvement. Lethbridge could score far higher environmentally, city council will be reminded today, if it builds a stronger defence against recyclable and organic... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Celebrating baseball

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Who says it’s too early in the year to have a baseball-laden weekend? The Prairie Baseball Academy and Little League Alberta are going to team up this weekend for the Celebration of Baseball and Awards Banquet Saturday at the Lethbridge Lodge. In addition... Read More »

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  • Eagles win on the road

    Picture Butte The Immanuel Christian Eagles varsity boys basketball team earned a win in Picture Butte during Deep South Basketball Conference last Thursday. The Eagles held a 37-29 lead at halftime on their way to an 80-72 win. Brendan Degner led the Eagles with 23 points, while Mike... Read More »

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  • Copperheads clinch first place

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD – Coaldale After setting a franchise record for wins in a seasons, the Coaldale Copperheads have another accomplishment. The Copperheads posted a pair of home ice wins at the Coaldale Sportsplex – over the Cochrane Generals Saturday and the High River Flyers Sunday – to clinch... Read More »

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  • Political shakeup coming for Greece?

    “I wouldn’t like extreme forces to come to power. I would prefer if known faces show up,” said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, talking about Greece’s election. But his hopes for a quiet life will be dashed. Syriza, the radical left-wing party that leapt to prominence in the 2012 election with 27 per cent of ... Read More »

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  • A hard lesson on world oil pricing

    We are advised in financial matters that it is unwise to rely too heavily on assumptions. In terms of investing, we are told there is no such thing as absolute certainty, but the next sentence involves the stock market always recovering, coming back bigger and stronger each time it crashes. We are also told that ... Read More »

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  • Too much red tape bad for business

    The late Robert M. Schaeberle, former chief executive at Nabisco, once noted, “If we can ever make red tape nutritional, we can feed the world.” As it stands, however, red tape is a source of indigestion for the small business community. According to “Canada’s Red Tape Report,” released by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Harper not showing proper respect to premiers

    One day just recently, our Prime Minister Harper was singing the praises of John A. Macdonald on his 200th birthday for our wonderful confederation, the railroad and our great Canada, the best in the world! A few days later he declines an invitation to meet with all the premiers, even conveniently right in Ottawa, at ... Read More »

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  • Safety should be priority in digital sign rules

    I have been paying close attention for years to this problem of digital advertising and I will say, after listening to some of the arguments this week, that all BS aside, safety trumps anything, period. The information regarding these signs has been available for years. I remember while living in Toronto years ago the Insurance ... Read More »

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  • Police put their lives on the line for all of us

    Re: the death of Cst. David Wynn Civil society cannot function without police. We task them with upholding the laws which we have seen fit to engender through our democracy, and we ask that they apprehend villains and keep the peace. It is profoundly sad and ugly when one of them is killed. He or ... Read More »

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