August 1st, 2015

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Feds to spend more than $100 million on park improvementsTijana MartinLethbridge Heraldtmartin@lethbridgeherald.comWaterton Lakes National Park was established in 1895, making it the fourth oldest national park in Canada. On Friday, the federal government announced infrastructure investments for over $107 million in several Parks Canada projects across

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Local News

  • City man wins $1 million

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Sleeplessness is usually considered a bad thing, but Ralph Needham’s sleeping problems are the result of a good thing. The Lethbridge resident has won a $ 1 million MAXMILLIONS prize on Lotto Max, according to a press release from the Western Canada Lottery Corporation. &#... Read More »

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  • Stafford Lake boat launch open again

    Lethbridge Herald The day use boat launch at Stafford Lake Reservoir has re-opened to the public. A deal was reached with a new partnership between the landowner, Lethbridge County, and the St. Mary River Irrigation District (SMRID). The landowner will operate the boat launch, SMRID will provide... Read More »

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  • New publisher takes Herald helm

    Brian Hancock has spent 21 years in media Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Herald has a new publisher. Officially beginning today, Brian Hancock is the publisher and sales manager of the city’s newspaper, which is read by more than 35,000 people every day. “That’s an astounding number,” said... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Elks bested by the Bucks

    Helena, Montana The Lethbridge KB Heating Elks kicked off their State Championship run on a losing note. Facing the Bozeman Bucks in their opener Wednesday morning in Helena, the Elks fell 8-2 and will now face the host Helena Senators this morning at 9:30 a.m. The teams battled... Read More »

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  • LFC strikes triple gold at Spokane River City Cup

    Spokane The Lethbridge Football Club took home three gold medals at the Spokane River City Cup last weekend. The LFC U16 boys, U10 boys Arsenal and the U14 girls each captured top spot in three-day tournament. The U16 boys defeated the Spokane Black Retan 4-0 in the gold... Read More »

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  • Next stop, Nations capital

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Some early offence, a complete pitching performance have punched the Southwest AAA Major All-Stars ticket to nationals. Facing the Medicine Hat Longhorns in the Little League Baseball AAA Major Prairie championship final Wednesday evening at at Canola Harvest Field, the Southwest All-Stars posted... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Key poll information is in the trends

    Opinion polls can’t be counted on to reliably predict election results, that is for certain, but that doesn’t mean they should be thrown out entirely. Defenders of political polls like to talk about them as snapshots of the electorate. When they’re right, the polling firms puff out their chests and when they’re wrong, they blame ... Read More »

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  • Albertans deserve fair utility market

    The Alberta Utility Commission’s decision this week regarding TransAlta represents an all-too-rare victory for consumers over big business. The commission on Monday ruled that TransAlta did deliberately time outages at coal-fired power plants in late 2010 and early 2011 at peak times in order to push up electricity prices, as alleged by the province’s utility ... Read More »

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  • An A.I. arms race looming?

    It sounds like science fiction but a group of scientists and technology experts are warning that the development of weapons using artificial intelligence could lead to a new arms race. That’s the message contained in an open letter featuring more than 1,000 signatories, including such high-profile experts as British scientist Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Air show was an awesome event

    The Lethbridge Air Show organizing committee and volunteers have once again outdone themselves in presenting a premier air show to southern Alberta. As one of those who journeyed south to Lethbridge, it was a truly marvelous, well-organized event with an outstanding display of aircraft. With all that heavy metal on the static display, one was ... Read More »

    41 mins ago
  • Let justice be done, but not by the media

    I feel I must chastise The Herald and CTV for showing such insensitivity in today’s paper (July 29). Front-page news of families that are hurting on all sides. Where is decency, tact, ethics and a host of other descriptive words – like love? We are to be salt to the Earth, not pouring salt into ... Read More »

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  • Efforts must increase to protect rare flora, fauna

    As reported over the weekend, the death of a Zimbabwean alpha lion, “Cecil,” has caused outrage around the world. That the “poachers” will receive 15 years for their crime, the other conspirator (our American dentist), while claiming not to have been aware that they were out of bounds, will likely receive a trophy head for ... Read More »

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